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Cuba

Is renewable energy a solution for Cuba?

Is renewable energy a solution for Cuba?

Cubans understand how much oil and its international economic fluctuations affect their daily lives. That is why, when in mid-2016 adjustments and cutbacks of crude were applied to the state sector, tension and social uncertainty arose over a possible return of the power blackouts throughout the country.


Escape valve

Escape valve

One might think that Havana has drafted answers for the domestic economy that it has still not enacted. And these would be the domestic valve; our leaders need only to speed them up and give them more flexibility, without the risk of losing political control.


Russian expert applauds Cuban coal exports but decries domestic policies

Russian expert applauds Cuban coal exports but decries domestic policies

The export of Cuban charcoal to the United States is a welcome development, says a Russian expert on energy, but the island government has a long way to go before maintaining a steady trade in consumer products with its neighbor to the north.


Raúl to Trump: Respect Cuba’s sovereignty and we can continue to talk

Raúl to Trump: Respect Cuba’s sovereignty and we can continue to talk

Raúl Castro: “I wish to express Cuba’s willingness to continue to negotiate the pending bilateral issues with the United States on the basis of equality, reciprocity, and respect for the sovereignty and independence of our country, and to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation on issues of common interest with the new government of President Donald Trump.”


Obama’s farewell to Cuba

Obama’s farewell to Cuba

It seems that President Obama has concluded his policy of reforms in relations with Cuba with the acceptance of a new migratory accord that eliminates the dry-foot-wet-foot policy, and the Parole Program for Cuban doctors who collaborate in third countries.


Fair decision or foul concession? The 2 Heralds differ.

Fair decision or foul concession? The 2 Heralds differ.

As so often before, Miami’s two Heralds are putting different spins on the news that President Obama has called an end to the wet-foot-dry-foot policy maintained by the United States toward Cuba since 1995. The English-language Herald accepting it almost ruefully and the Spanish-language Nuevo decrying it loudly.


Ira Kurzban: ‘The wet foot dry foot policy … was not a positive policy’

Ira Kurzban: ‘The wet foot dry foot policy … was not a positive policy’

The elimination of the policy may, or may not, have any effect on current practice. If it suggests that a person out in the coastal waters of the U.S. may claim asylum then it represents a change in policy consistent with international law.


“Wet foot, dry foot” policy repealed, effective immediately

“Wet foot, dry foot” policy repealed, effective immediately

With one week left before he leaves office, President Barack Obama made one more move that adds to his Cuba legacy doing away with the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allows Cubans who arrive in the United States without a visa to become legal, permanent residents.


The Cuban economy in 2016

The Cuban economy in 2016

It’s the first drop since 1993, when the Cuban economy hit bottom during the crisis known as the ‘Special Period’. Cuba’s economic growth went into negative space in 2016. This should not be underestimated; the decline of the real GDP by 0.9 percent is an unfavorable result.


Obama’s trip to Cuba is about (American) values

Obama’s trip to Cuba is about (American) values

Preaching about values is just American sanctimony: The U.S. has sponsored CIA-trained terrorists to blow up Cuban passenger jets, bomb Cuban hotels, orchestrate Cuban invasions, and attempts to kill Cuba’s president.


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