Russia offers to mediate in U.S.-North Korea rift; Cuba already has

Russia offers to mediate in U.S.-North Korea rift; Cuba already has

Russia is ready to mediate in the negotiations between the U.S. and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the first deputy chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Dzhabarov, said Friday. He said that official Moscow will make every effort to convince Pyongyang of the need to sit down at the negotiating table to resolve the crisis situation on the Korean peninsula.

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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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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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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.

Hucksters in paradise

Hucksters in paradise

Florida real estate used to be sold by men and women who’d offer northerners a piece of paradise by the beach that turned out to be swampland in the Everglades, where if you survived the alligators and snakes, the mosquitos would finish you off. Nowadays we have men and women who sell ideas they label “good for the community.”

Cuban envoy to Spain now oversees Latin America and Caribbean

Cuban envoy to Spain now oversees Latin America and Caribbean

Eugenio MartÌnez Enríquez, Cuba’s ambassador to Spain, has been appointed the Foreign Ministry’s director general for Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a Twitter posting by the MinRex on Thursday.

Impoverish the Cuban people, so they may be freer

Impoverish the Cuban people, so they may be freer

With a new tenant in the White House some of the worst predictions about the foreseeable turn in U.S. policy toward Cuba have become reality. Once again, the biggest loser is the Cuban people. U.S. citizens also lose, in the exercise of their proclaimed constitutional right to travel freely to any country, in this case one that does not constitute a threat of any kind to U.S. national security.

Giving thanks

Giving thanks

The new poll tax

The new poll tax

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are being denied the right to vote because they are poor. In nine states, Republican legislators have enacted laws that disenfranchise anyone with outstanding legal fees or court fines. This is unconstitutional.

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.

‘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.

How GOP tax plan would ruin retirees, underinsured

How GOP tax plan would ruin retirees, underinsured

Unless you’re a multinational corporation or someone with a yacht, there’s a lot not to like in the GOP’s tax “reform” plan, which the party wants to ram through Congress by the end of the year — even more to despise if you’re retired, going to retire or underinsured.

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