More than 231,000 Puerto Ricans have migrated to Florida so far

More than 231,000 Puerto Ricans have migrated to Florida so far

CBS Correspondent David Bergnaud generated a Twitterstorm when he picked up on a small item from the Division of Emergency Management. He tweeted that more than 231,000 Puerto Ricans had arrived in Florida since Hurricane Maria devastated the island. The influx has potential political implications for the 2020 presidential election.

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Profiles in cowardice: The Republican congress

Profiles in cowardice: The Republican congress

Today’s Republican Party not only lacks a conscience regarding the human consequences of the kind of brutal social and economic injustice they champion. They also lack the courage to stand for what’s obviously right objectively rather than for what is right ideologically.

The doctors who don’t return to practice in Cuba

The doctors who don’t return to practice in Cuba

For talented people to look for better living and working conditions is nothing new or exclusive of Cubans. What’s alarming in the case of Cuba is what has happened in recent years. The exodus of professionals has risen to 40 percent of the rosters in areas with highly qualified professionals, such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology groups.

Savage state

Savage state

The state of Florida has been quietly carrying out a policy of deliberate medical neglect toward imprisoned felons infected with hepatitis C. That policy, in its inhumanity and lack of professional ethics, rivals the notorious Tuskegee experiment.

With the sea all around us, where’s the fish?

With the sea all around us, where’s the fish?

Statistics from 2014 indicate that fishermen working for private commercial entities number almost six times those who are directly involved with the State-run sector. Even so, they don’t make much money, says Miguel, who rents boats at Playa Larga, Matanzas. “Fishing is such a hassle that in the end they settle for renting rooms to foreign tourists.”

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STEPPING BACKWARD / Thaw will help Cuban Jews

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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Trump names U.S. envoy to Cuba

Trump names U.S. envoy to Cuba

In a move signaling the U.S.’s now again Cold War-like mentality with Cuba, the Trump administration has named career diplomat Philip Goldberg to head the U.S. embassy in Havana. Goldberg was expelled in 2008 from Bolivia for “fomenting social unrest.”

Savage state

Savage state

The state of Florida has been quietly carrying out a policy of deliberate medical neglect toward imprisoned felons infected with hepatitis C. That policy, in its inhumanity and lack of professional ethics, rivals the notorious Tuskegee experiment.

Russian Ladas are on their way to Cuba

Russian Ladas are on their way to Cuba

A shipment of 344 Lada automobiles is about to leave Russia and should arrive in Cuba early in January. The automaker, AvtoVAZ, calls the Cuban market a priority in Latin America and hopes to increase shipments, but export specialists in Russia downplay the enthusiasm, saying that Cuba can’t affort to buy more than 500 cars per year.

Cuba’s week of Italian culture declared a success

Cuba’s week of Italian culture declared a success

Cuba’s week-long celebration of Italian culture, which has been observed annually on the Caribbean island for the past 20 years, wrappred up this past weekend and was praised as a rousing success.

New white paper explores opportunities for U.S. agriculture in Cuba

New white paper explores opportunities for U.S. agriculture in Cuba

Cuba Trade magazine and U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, a coalition of more than 100 prominent members of the U.S. food and agriculture community that seeks to advance trade relations between the U.S. and Cuba, examine potential trade benefits to 16 farm states if restrictions on food sales were lifted.

Trump’s shameless fake promise to Haitians

Trump’s shameless fake promise to Haitians

One year into his disastrous tenure at the White House, Donald Trump has changed his tune and decided to terminate the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) that has allowed 60,000 Haitians to live and work legally in the U.S. since a 2010 earthquake killed 300,000 people and reduced to rubble their homeland.

With the sea all around us, where’s the fish?

With the sea all around us, where’s the fish?

Statistics from 2014 indicate that fishermen working for private commercial entities number almost six times those who are directly involved with the State-run sector. Even so, they don’t make much money, says Miguel, who rents boats at Playa Larga, Matanzas. “Fishing is such a hassle that in the end they settle for renting rooms to foreign tourists.”

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Christmas

A tax bill from hell

A tax bill from hell

There are so many things wrong with the GOP’s tax proposal that the Republicans should be ashamed to offer such a monstrosity. It is a bill that both the House and Senate versions benefit mainly the very wealthy, big corporations, and the rich people who own large number of their stocks.

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