Donald Trump vs. Donald Trump

Donald Trump vs. Donald Trump

An egocentric, ignorant, crude and quarrelsome man, Trump is an enemy-producing machine. Incapable of dealing with any human being who doesn’t worship him and obey the wildest of his commands blindly, Trump has broken away from any appearance of collegial governance.

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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.

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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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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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.

Cuba blames the United States for the current and future deterioration of bilateral relations

Cuba blames the United States for the current and future deterioration of bilateral relations

The Cuban authorities issued an official statement read by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, during which for 15 minutes he explained in detail the current controversy between the Cuban and U.S. authorities regarding the so-called “sonic war”.

Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly protests and condemns the expulsion by the U.S. Government of 15 officials of the Cuban Embassy in Washington claiming that the U.S. had reduced their diplomatic staffing levels in Havana and that the Cuban Government had failed to take all appropriate steps to prevent “attacks” against them.

The lie of the sonic attacks

The lie of the sonic attacks

It is unremarkable to see U.S. diplomats jogging along the Malecón, dining at the best restaurants or bathing on the shore. They have never feared being killed or kidnapped, as happens in most other countries. It is one of the many reasons nothing explains that this might have changed, much less than it changed due to the puzzle of mysterious “sonic attacks”.

Las Vegas massacre: Counting the victims, denying the causes

Las Vegas massacre: Counting the victims, denying the causes

What is clear is that this is only the latest and bloodiest in a long list of home-grown, gun-enabled mass killings, a recurring nightmare that has struck elementary schools, university campuses, movie theaters, trains, even fast-food joints.

The growing irrelevance of President Trump

The growing irrelevance of President Trump

Donald Trump is no longer the president of the United States. He has the title and he has the bully pulpit. But he’s not actively governing the United States. That work is happening elsewhere – in Congress, the courts, the Fed, the career civil service, lobbyists, and in the states. Or it’s not happening at all. 

Latino unemployment rate is back at historic low

Latino unemployment rate is back at historic low

The unemployment rate for Hispanics in the U.S. has returned to a historic low last seen more than a decade ago. The Hispanic unemployment rate stood at 4.7% in the second quarter of 2017, about the same as in the second quarter of 2006 (4.9%).

U.S. travel association opposes Trump administration’s Cuba travel warning and pullout of embassy staff

U.S. travel association opposes Trump administration’s Cuba travel warning and pullout of embassy staff

Meeting in Cuba, RESPECT, the largest association of US organizers of travel to Cuba unanimously rejected the Trump Administration’s Cuba travel warning and its decision to withdraw diplomatic staff from its Havana embassy.

Patriotism and protest

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