An editorial: Free health services

An editorial: Free health services

The conclusion, and what we’ve all learned during decades in Cuba, is that free health care and education are a right, not a privilege. It’s a matter for the government, which quite rightly upholds what those rights cost. From a country like Cuba we can expect no less.


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A sociopath in the White House

A sociopath in the White House

One thing that can be said about our current commander-in-chief is that he rarely listens. Not to anyone, or almost. Can such a person love his nation, his fellow citizens, the people of the nations of the world that are so strongly affected by the policies of this country?


The two sides of the coin

The two sides of the coin

When I read the news that the Republicans have a plan that will result in 52 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026, I was struck by panic. Old age is inevitable; health deteriorates, also inevitable. What happens if I don’t have a steady job and a health insurance policy supplied by someone else, or if I don’t have sufficient income to afford one?


Cuba’s small businesses are hampered by rules

Cuba’s small businesses are hampered by rules

For any self-employed entrepreneur in Cuba today, anything involving financing, supplies and taxes is a major headache that includes restrictions on access to loans, the absence of a wholesale market and the ban on operations as small or medium-sized businesses.


Killing the dream—twice

Killing the dream—twice

The current crusade—by a lily-white Trump administration and a nearly as uniformly white Republican Congress—to eradicate the political legacy and besmirch the persona of the nation’s sole black president amounts to a second, more symbolic but not less real, assassination.


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From bad to worse for Puerto Rico

From bad to worse for Puerto Rico

The action taken by the U.S. Congress to counteract Puerto Rico’s deep and prolonged recession has led to an even more severe debt crisis. Reflecting the standard colonialist view, Congress took action and enacted PROMESA, a law that has brought about more problems than solutions.


Trump’s 10 steps for turning lies into half-truths

Trump’s 10 steps for turning lies into half-truths

Don’t let Trump’s lies become near truths, insists Robert Reich in this 10-step demonstration of how the president gets away with his false statements. Be vigilant. Know the truth, and spread it. The media should stop mincing words. Report Trump’s lies as lies.


Depressed and anxious

Depressed and anxious

The prestigious World Health Organization (WHO), which has often praised Cuba’s health system and how well it deals with epidemic and natural catastrophes in other parts of the world, recently disclosed that our isle is home to 605,879 depressed and 675,037 anxious individuals.


Little Marco

Little Marco


Trump addresses joint session of Congress (Video + Transcript)

Trump addresses joint session of Congress (Video + Transcript)

President Trump on Tuesday (Feb. 28) delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. The following is a transcript, as prepared by the Federal News Service. TRUMP: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the first lady of the United States … … and citizens of America, tonight,…


ICE cold

ICE cold

One of the many lies spewed by Trump administration flacks is that there is no roundup of undocumented immigrants. For the truth, all you have to do is talk to the undocumented immigrants who have been detained and/or deported or are living in a state of terror at that prospect.


Growing share of Latinos say situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening

Growing share of Latinos say situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening

Hispanics are divided about what a Donald Trump presidency means for their place in America, according to a Pew Research Center survey of Hispanic adults. It also finds that a rising share believes the situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening and that about half of Hispanics are worried about the deportation of someone they know.


Cuba bars O.A.S. chief, blasts ‘plot’ to embarrass nation

Cuba bars O.A.S. chief, blasts ‘plot’ to embarrass nation

In a remarkably blunt statement, the Cuban Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denounced what it called a plot by anti-Cuban individuals and organizations to “generat[e] internal instability, damag[e] the country’s international image, and […] affect the positive developments of Cuba’s diplomatic relations with other states.”


Anti-Cuban provocation fails; A statement from the Cuban Foreign Ministry

Anti-Cuban provocation fails; A statement from the Cuban Foreign Ministry

Recently, the media reported on the intention of the General Secretary of the O.A.S., Luis Almagro Lemes, to travel to Havana to receive an “award”. Upon learning of these plans and enforcing the laws that uphold the nation’s sovereignty, the Cuban government decided to deny entry to the national territory to foreign citizens associated with the actions.


Fake news

Fake news


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