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  • Trump’s Cuba Rollback – Reasons and impact

    , by FARBER Samuel

    Trump’s stance on Cuba will do untold harm to the Cuban people and only strengthen anti-democratic forces on the island.
    On June 16, at the Manuel Artime Theater — named after a leader of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion — in Miami’s Little Havana, President Trump announced the partial repeal of the (...)

  • Cuba after Obama’s moves: Beginning a New Era

    , by FARBER Samuel

    ON DECEMBER 17, 2014 the White House and Raúl Castro’s government agreed to the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and a significant relaxation of travel restrictions and remittances to Cuba, among other significant changes. This is a turning point for a relationship that, for more than 50 (...)

  • Statement – Cuba: a victory and some risks

    , by Fourth International

    The resumption of diplomatic relations between the USA and Cuba as well as the release of three Cubans sentenced to life imprisonment in the USA for espionage constitutes a victory for the Cuban people. For more than 50 years and under a dozen presidents, the US administration has tried (...)

  • The Church and the Critical Left in Cuba

    , by FARBER Samuel

    The influence of the Catholic Church in Cuba is growing, a recent and unanticipated development. Why? Has there been a big religious revival that has filled the Church pews? Not really. So, if there has not been a major increase in Catholic religiosity, why has the Catholic Church become (...)

  • Neoliberal strategy failing in Cuba

    , by CAMPOS Pedro

    In what appears to be a wise decision, at the end of February President Raul Castro announced in an expanded meeting of the Council of Ministers that the timetable will be readjusted on the economic measures that his administration had already approved and had begun applying with the aim of (...)

  • What Cuba’s reforms may bring

    , by CAMPOS Pedro

    People have been encouraged to speak freely about the economic guidelines of the Sixth Party Congress set for April, so with all due respect I am expressing my point of view.
    I didn’t want to be among the first to comment, nor did I want to speak out before the discussion began; I wanted to (...)

  • A Marshall Plan for Cuba

    , by BORON Atilio A.

    Cuba is currently faced with a crucial dilemma: either it updates, revises and reconstructs its economic model or it runs the risk of succumbing to the combined pressures created by its own errors and the aggression of the US embargo. The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as (...)

  • Cuba: A dangerous and contradictory document

    , by ALMEYRA Guillermo

    In preparing, for April 2011, its Sixth Congress, the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) has published a document on economic and social questions which, for friends of the Cuban revolution, gives rise to strong concerns, and for the population of island is a brutal and demoralizing blow. (...)

  • Where is Cuba headed?

    , by FARBER Samuel, MAASS Alan

    The Cuban government of Raúl Castro announced last week that it would push 500,000 workers out of state jobs next year. According to the official trade union at least half of the 500,000 workers would be given new licenses for self-employment, and another 200,000 would be absorbed into (...)

  • Dissidents and Politics in Cuba

    , by HERNANDEZ Rafael

    Hunger strikes and suicides justified by strong moral, ideological, patriotic or religious beliefs usually touch people’s conscience. From Bobby Sands and the ten other Northern Ireland IRA youths who died in British jails in 1981, to the many cases of Basque and anarchist political prisoners (...)

  • The challenges awaiting Cuba

    , by TOUSSAINT Eric

    External and internal factors are creating a tense and difficult situation in Cuba. The global financial and economic crisis is impacting the Cuban economy on five fronts:
    1. the price of nickel exported by Cuba on the world market dropped from $50,000 to $10,000 per ton between 2008 and (...)

  • Cuba Today

    , by GORDY Katherine

    Introducing “Views on Cuba”
    ON THE OCCASION of the 50th year of the Cuban revolution, the editors of Against the Current asked several contributors for brief contributions on how they view Cuban society, politics and culture today. Each statement represents the views of its author. Just as we (...)

  • Cuba in Search of Renovation

    , by HABEL Janette

    Introducing “Views on Cuba”
    ON THE OCCASION of the 50th year of the Cuban revolution, the editors of Against the Current asked several contributors for brief contributions on how they view Cuban society, politics and culture today. Each statement represents the views of its author. Just as we (...)

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