The dangerous case of the Republican Party

The dangerous case of the Republican Party

The dangerous case of the Republican Party includes at least three elements: obsessive-compulsiveness, lack of conscience, and homicidal fantasy. All elements very similar to what a group of psychiatrists argue and have written apply to Donald Trump.

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‘Money over love’ for these four

‘Money over love’ for these four

The expression “selling your sold to the devil” seems appropriate when talking of south Florida members of congress Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo and to a lesser extent Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Each of these south Florida politicians has at least 600,000 constituents they pretend to represent, but instead they use as collateral in a high stakes game of poker played with the devil.

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Last week, Virginia voters handed Ed Gillespie, the former head of the Republican National Committee, a resounding defeat in the gubernatorial race in that state. It represents an unmistakable message to Donald Trump and the Republican Party: We are fed up with you and your policies.

Taking a step back to the future

Taking a step back to the future

Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want to assure that they starve the Cuban people to death. They understand that healthy relations between our two countries would mean missing out on the gravy train of millions of dollars provided by the U.S.’s so-called democracy-building programs that are handouts run through their sticky hands.

The Cuban economy: Buying abroad

The Cuban economy: Buying abroad

After decades of trying to replace imports, Cuba remains highly dependent on them. Imports provide most of what Cuba needs to stay afloat. The goods brought in by ordinary citizens are just a tiny portion of the nation’s total imports.

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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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Taking a step back to the future

Taking a step back to the future

Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want to assure that they starve the Cuban people to death. They understand that healthy relations between our two countries would mean missing out on the gravy train of millions of dollars provided by the U.S.’s so-called democracy-building programs that are handouts run through their sticky hands.

Revitalizing the Democratic Party

Revitalizing the Democratic Party

The strategy the Democratic Party has been pursuing in recent years has failed. Since 2009, Democrats have lost more than 1,000 seats in state legislatures across the country. Republicans now control the White House, 34 out of 50 governorships as well as the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Director of the Granma newspaper is dismissed

Director of the Granma newspaper is dismissed

Pelayo Terry Cuervo has been dismissed as director of the newspaper Granma, official communications organ of the Communist Party of Cuba. The announcement was made by means of a brief informative note of scarcely 50 words.

Shameful

Shameful

Treasury, Commerce, and State implement changes to the Cuba sanctions rules

Treasury, Commerce, and State implement changes to the Cuba sanctions rules

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Wednesday issued amendments that implement President Trump’s June 2017 National Security presidential memorandum strengthening the policy of the United States toward Cuba. The changes will take effect on Thursday, November 9, 2017, when the regulations are published in the Federal Register.

The Cuban economy: Buying abroad

The Cuban economy: Buying abroad

After decades of trying to replace imports, Cuba remains highly dependent on them. Imports provide most of what Cuba needs to stay afloat. The goods brought in by ordinary citizens are just a tiny portion of the nation’s total imports.

The habit of power: Weinstein, Trump, et al.

The habit of power: Weinstein, Trump, et al.

In the real world of twenty-first century America, the people who are really entitled and who act like they know it are the powerful and rich. This leads many to acquire the habit of power, and they carry that habit into areas which, even in this unequal and unjust society, are increasingly considered off-limits to such exercises of arbitrary, unilateral control.

Gurriel and the Cuban flag

Gurriel and the Cuban flag

At the end of the last game of the World Series of baseball, an unexpected act occurred: Astros’ player Yulieski Gurriel celebrated his team’s victory by draping a Cuban flag around his shoulders. No longer do the Cuban people perceive these migrants negatively, so the triumph of their ball players anywhere continues to be a source of national pride.

Cuba highlights air security for high tourism season amid U.S. pressure

Cuba highlights air security for high tourism season amid U.S. pressure

Cuba said it will guarantee air security for travelers flying to and from the Caribbean nation, to be prepared for its high tourist season which lasts from November to April. The International Civil Aviation Organization carried out an audit in Cuba in August 2015 which acknowledged the island’s compliance with air safety protocols.

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