The idiot box

The idiot box

It must be awfully difficult for U.S. editors to fact check stories they receive about Cuba, given that their own knowledge of the country is so slim. It might also be too much bother to find, or pay, a Cuban in Cuba to do it, although there are plenty of Cubans who could.

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Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Prejudice and an alien-like absence of empathy is part of Trump’s DNA. A case in point is Trump’s reaction to the devastation wrought by hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Far from showing any sympathy or apologizing for the sorry performance, he could have broken his arm from patting himself on the back.

To grow old in Cuba, preserve your wings

To grow old in Cuba, preserve your wings

In their effort to stay alive, Cubans are not aware of their exposure to early aging and of the speed with which this country will age, with all its implications: a decrease in intellectual and physical production, the need for medical attention, for medicine, for caregivers, surroundings and physical-environmental structures, all of which are essential.

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Progreso Weekly offers a diverse group of published articles and opinions critical of, or discussing, President Trump’s rejection of the Obama measures that offered an improvement in U.S. relations with Cuba. We believe that a reversal of these efforts will be detrimental to the U.S.’ economy and to U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations. Continue Reading

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Cuba in the headlines, and it’s not good news

Cuba in the headlines, and it’s not good news

Cuba has been in the news lately. We seem to be back to a time when Cuba and the U.S. where warring, not meeting peaceably and respectfully across a table from each other. Sen. Marco Rubio and members of Congress Mario Diaz Balart, Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen are leading the way.

Why the Republican tax plan is more failed trickled-down economics

Why the Republican tax plan is more failed trickled-down economics

Trump and conservatives in Congress are planning a big tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. To justify it they’re using the oldest song in their playbook, claiming tax cuts on the rich will trickle down to working families in the form of stronger economic growth.

Vulture capitalists circle above Puerto Rico prey

Vulture capitalists circle above Puerto Rico prey

Puerto Rico is devastated. Two hurricanes plunged the island into darkness and despair. Crops perish in the fields. The landscape of ruined buildings and towns resemble Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on it. Over three million people are desperate for food, water, electricity and shelter.

Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Prejudice and an alien-like absence of empathy is part of Trump’s DNA. A case in point is Trump’s reaction to the devastation wrought by hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Far from showing any sympathy or apologizing for the sorry performance, he could have broken his arm from patting himself on the back.

Let US not forget Puerto Rico: ‘It’s almost like praying’

Let US not forget Puerto Rico: ‘It’s almost like praying’

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” was written and recorded to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico with proceeds benefiting The Hispanic Federation’s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund.

To grow old in Cuba, preserve your wings

To grow old in Cuba, preserve your wings

In their effort to stay alive, Cubans are not aware of their exposure to early aging and of the speed with which this country will age, with all its implications: a decrease in intellectual and physical production, the need for medical attention, for medicine, for caregivers, surroundings and physical-environmental structures, all of which are essential.

An ultrasound weapon explaining Cuba situation is “fairly implausible,” says acoustics expert

An ultrasound weapon explaining Cuba situation is “fairly implausible,” says acoustics expert

An article that appeared in the New York Times on Thursday cited experts in acoustics who referred to the scenario of the ‘sonic attacks’ on U.S. diplomats in Cuba as “more appropriate to a James Bond movie.” Another expert noted, “I know of no acoustic effect that can cause concussion symptoms.”

Cuba’s foreign minister on the relationship with the U.S.

Cuba’s foreign minister on the relationship with the U.S.

Press Conference of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.

The mystery of ‘Eargate’
Background briefing: State Department official on Cuba

Background briefing: State Department official on Cuba

The State Department held a Special Briefing with journalists on Tuesday (Oct. 3) to discuss the convoluted diplomatic situation with Cuba via teleconference. What follows is the interaction between participating journalists and an unidentified State Department official.

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