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The made for Miami fairy tale of Marco the good vs. Cabello the bad

The made for Miami fairy tale of Marco the good vs. Cabello the bad

It’s hard to comprehend how people still believe Marco Rubio, or swallow the manufactured PR stunts that the press fall for that paint a picture of the U.S. senator from West Miami as the hero of some tall tale. Over the years Miami has been ransacked by scoundrels who use stories — like the one being woven by Little Marco — in order to divert our attention from the real culprits who pilfer from our city.

Foreign policy as will and whim

Foreign policy as will and whim

Last week, President Donald Trump added Venezuela to the list of countries upon which the United States might unleash its military might. The threat came out of nowhere and even the Pentagon was more surprised by the announcement than the Venezuelan government.

Accept the functions of small and midsized businesses

Accept the functions of small and midsized businesses

Cuba’s Official Gazette recently published measures announced by President Raúl Castro that delve deeper into the control and organization of private enterprise on the island. Diverse opinions have been offered, most of them focusing on the fact that the move is a step backward, although the functionaries who have made statements and the state media insist on saying the opposite.

How very mistaken I was

How very mistaken I was

There is no reason, asserts the author, to suspend or postpone the granting of new licenses to rent homes, rooms or spaces because of an imperative “to review the subject” after so many years of practicing it. Especially when you consider, he adds, that travelers prefer to stay in private homes when visiting other countries.

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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’s immigration proposal is racist to the core

Trump’s immigration proposal is racist to the core

The Trump administration’s new immigration proposal aims at maintaining the demographic predominance and cultural/linguistic monopoly of the fictitious “Anglo-Saxon” race. These new nativists focus on what they see as the root of the ethnic and cultural transformation underway in the United States since the late 1960s.

This drought of ours

This drought of ours

The acute drought afflicting the island and its population is not news. But perhaps the real dimension of the problem has not been explained publicly to make people aware of the gravity. The humblest, the most dispossessed Cubans already know that.

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Citing ‘deviations,’ Cuba stops issuing licenses to some self-employed workers

Citing ‘deviations,’ Cuba stops issuing licenses to some self-employed workers

To maintain better control over the work of “cuentapropistas” (self-employed entrepreneurs), the Cuban government has established new guidelines. According to official statistics, as of June 30, a total of 567,982 Cuban civilians worked for themselves, representing 12 percent of the nation’s employed workers.

The madness of king Donald

The madness of king Donald

The time has come for President Donald Trump to look in the mirror and say: “You’re fired!” Delusions of grandeur on this scale, distortions of reality of this magnitude, are typical of certain cases of psychosis. The person who insists he is Napoleon is the archetype.

Give Trump credit for creating the worst, yet most successful, reality show of all time

Give Trump credit for creating the worst, yet most successful, reality show of all time

The U.S. has become the equivalent of one of those Spanish language telenovelas, with a mix of Kerry Washington’s Amanda Pope in the TV series “Scandal,” and just a touch of the 1980s television prime time love-hate family feud fueled by wealth, “Dynasty.”

Trump’s intransigence leads Cuba, Russia to throw up their hands, not hold them out

Trump’s intransigence leads Cuba, Russia to throw up their hands, not hold them out

Both Cuba and Russia have decided that, as long as U.S. President Donald Trump maintains a bellicose stance toward both countries, further attempts to improve relations with Washington will be futile. Far better it will be — the thinking apparently goes — to strengthen the links between Havana and Moscow and move on.

Donald Trump’s war on the 1960s

Donald Trump’s war on the 1960s

What Donald Trump and his followers hope to do is not necessarily turn back the clock to the 1950s, but rather restore a social order, value system and “real America” that they believe was hijacked by the liberal culture, politics, thought leaders and policy priorities that emerged from the ’60s.

Next year’s Florida vote is crucial in the climate change battle

Next year’s Florida vote is crucial in the climate change battle

In Miami, the hottest July on record [signals] that climate change is marching on Florida. Yet, state voters have twice elected a governor, Rick Scott, and may replace him with a man, Adam Putnam, who are willing to sacrifice science and fact on the altar of political expediency.

The harvests are ready, but lost

The harvests are ready, but lost

Public funds devote no less than $1 billion a year to the importation of food; consequently, the national production of food is a priority. It is one of the many reasons the concern over wasted harvests is shared by all. Cuba cannot afford to allow harvested produce to go irremediably to waste.

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