Author

Carlos Pereyra

Hoarding and other scenes from reality

Hoarding and other scenes from reality

Noontime, any day last week. A neighbor tells me that a small market near my home is selling toilet paper. Without thinking twice, I stop what I’m doing and embark on its search, because it has been unavailable for a long time. I get to the store and look through the shelves. Nothing. I ask the clerk. Her answer is clear and firm: “We ran out of it a while ago.”

The press and the National Assembly: Questions flow through the streets

The press and the National Assembly: Questions flow through the streets

Why doesn’t Cuban media deal with economic subjects in analytical depth, in a manner accessible to the population as a whole? Why don’t they put on the table the various ways to carry out the Actualization Project that socialism permits?

Two hundred seats for Cuba’s legislators

Two hundred seats for Cuba’s legislators

The National Capitol has undergone major repairs to become once again the legislative chamber, that is, the National Assembly of the People’s Power, the institution that constitutionally is Cuba’s highest power. But currently there are 612 deputies for a population of 11.1 million.

Diplomacy and regattas

Diplomacy and regattas

From the Malecón, I watch U.S. and Cuban sailboats in the harbor. The other day, I saw two caravels with a crew of Americans. My recollection turned into a question: What are those ships loaded with?

Cuban Adjustment Act: It’s up to the other side

Cuban Adjustment Act: It’s up to the other side

The topic of the illegal immigration of Cubans into the U.S. goes back in time and my compatriots are sheltered by the U.S. law that grants them permanent residence one year after arrival, along with other exceptional benefits.

Is the Cold War turning into a Tepid War?

Is the Cold War turning into a Tepid War?

Next week, on Jan. 21, this capital city will be the stage for the round of talks that each semester brings together Cuban and U.S. government officials.

Cuba: The dynamics of interests

Cuba: The dynamics of interests

The process of reform defined as The Actualization of the Economic Model has the capability to solve them and integrate them into the project of socialism that the process aspires to recreate.

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