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Manuel Alberto Ramy

Reggaeton and diplomatic deafness

Reggaeton and diplomatic deafness

Since the information being offered on ‘Eargate’, from both the U.S. and Cuba, is so unclear, it could lead the imagination of many to think of more “realistic” causes, such as this…

It’s all about the 2018 midterm elections

It’s all about the 2018 midterm elections

A politician’s magic touch is knowing where and how to touch the citizens’ fiber, or an important part of it. Such is the case of former President Obama and the health-care system he instituted, known as Obamacare. For his part, President Trump also knows that the 2018 elections could change the correlation of forces on Capitol Hill.

Motembo, oil and Nazi submarines

Motembo, oil and Nazi submarines

In 1881, the Motembo mines began to produce petroleum and asphalt, so much asphalt that, according to urban legends in Cuba and New York, many of the streets in the Big Apple were covered with alphaltite from Motembo.

The rank-and-file need to know

The rank-and-file need to know

Francisco Rodríguez is a journalist and a militant member of the Cuban Communist Party. He’s not happy with the procedure being followed on the eve of the PCC’s Seventh Congress because documents that will be analyzed in the PCC’s gathering, he says, have not been shown to the nuclei of the party members.

Obama: Springtime in Havana

Obama: Springtime in Havana

President Barack Obama will greet the spring in Cuba. What’s curious and remarkable about the visit is that the presidential trip will take place just a few weeks before the Seventh Congress of the Cuban Communist Party.

Our academic world: Intellectual onanism?

Our academic world: Intellectual onanism?

Cuba is not a developed country in economic terms, but has a sufficiently qualified academic and professional class to assume a prominent role in the formulation of projects that can be useful to the government’s actions. In this dimension, Cuba is “developed.”

The Francis effect and Dorothy Day

The Francis effect and Dorothy Day

With incredible elegance and subtlety, Pope Francis left no stone standing on his journey to Washington and New York.

‘The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.’

‘The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.’

The Bishop of Rome calls for a transformation of the thought that inevitably leads to an urgent search for a new lifestyle. That is why he calls for a revolution of thought and, of course, of our lifestyles.

Google president: The ‘blockade’ makes no sense

Google president: The ‘blockade’ makes no sense

Considering that Google is one of the “owners” of the business world, not only when you consider its income and assets, but its influence on the world economy and especially in U.S. policy, it is easy to deduce that this trip could have meaningful purposes and consequences.

Google visits Havana

Google visits Havana

Several Google executives, led by its chairman Eric Schmidt, visited Havana on a task that so far can only be identified as one promoting the benefits of Internet. Progreso Weekly asks a relevant question: Was this a sort of cyber tourism trip or one meant to address Cuba’s urgent need for infrastructure improvements?

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