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Raúl Castro

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.


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.”


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.


‘I charge a lot because I pay a lot’

‘I charge a lot because I pay a lot’

The problems of farming and the high prices of food in Cuba are summarized in those words by a greengrocer who, though he sells directly to the consumer, refuses to lower his prices.


Putin sends New Year’s greetings to 3 Latin American partners

Putin sends New Year’s greetings to 3 Latin American partners

Russian President Vladimir V. Putin sent New Year’s greetings to three Latin American presidents with whom he has established good working relations. Though not a Latin American head of state, Barack Obama also received a message from Putin.


President Castro’s address to the National Assembly (Excerpts)

President Castro’s address to the National Assembly (Excerpts)

Excerpts from address by President Raúl Castro Ruz to the National Assembly of the People’s Power on Tuesday (Dec. 29) in Havana’s Palace of Conventions.


Declaration by Army General Raúl Castro

Declaration by Army General Raúl Castro

Declaration by Army General Raúl Castro on the ocassion of the first anniversary of the announcements made on December 17, 2014, regarding the decision to restablish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States


Raúl Castro in New York City for U.N. summit (Update)

Raúl Castro in New York City for U.N. summit (Update)

Raúl Castro met for an hour at the Cuban mission with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in April headed a trade mission to Cuba. He also attended the pope’s address at the U.N. General Assembly hall.


As papal visit nears, bishops’ letter stresses ‘mercy’ and ‘pardon’

As papal visit nears, bishops’ letter stresses ‘mercy’ and ‘pardon’

On the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba, Sept. 19-22, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba has issued a message to the Cuban people that the Communist Party daily Granma published Saturday.


Castro: Reforms will proceed ‘at our own pace’

Castro: Reforms will proceed ‘at our own pace’

On Wednesday (July 15), President Raúl Castro addressed the plenum of the National Assembly of the People’s Powers. Some of the specifics of his speech have been translated by Progreso Weekly.


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