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What’s Happening in Cuba?

October 1, 2010

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On the question of what’s happening in Cuba, Left I on the News provides a very useful set of links: Report on the Political and Economic Situation in Cuba, by Gloria La Riva, featuring extensive background information A Marxist Analysis of Cuba’s New Economic Reforms, by Brian Becker (National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition and […]

Cuba: What Castro really meant

September 19, 2010

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Cuba: What Castro really meant Richard Gott: What Castro really means Apparent U-turns have led some to declare Cuba’s revolution dead. It has life in it yet, however

Fidel to Ahmadinejad: Stop Slandering the Jews

September 9, 2010

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Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic reports a conversation with Fidel: Castro’s message to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, was not so abstract, however. Over the course of this first, five-hour discussion, Castro repeatedly returned to his excoriation of anti-Semitism. He criticized Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust and explained why the Iranian government would better […]

Fidel: Cuba’s economic model no longer works

September 9, 2010

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Cuba: Communist Economic Model Loses a Stalwart Defender By REUTERS Published: September 8, 2010 Fidel Castro said Cuba’s economic model no longer worked, an American journalist reported Wednesday. Jeffrey Goldberg wrote in his blog for Atlantic magazine that he asked Mr. Castro, left, last week if Cuba’s model of Soviet-style Communism was still worth exporting […]

Castro Admits Responsibility in Persecution of Gays in Cuba

September 2, 2010

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Fidel Castro acknowledged to a Mexican newspaper that he bears the ultimate responsibility for the persecution suffered by Cuban homosexuals at the beginning of the revolution.

Art and Power in Cuba

August 30, 2010

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Yoanni Sanchez (Generation Y) writes on Huffington Post: For some time now the long relationship of complicity and subordination between art and power has begun to crack. Critical comments are heard even from the regime’s singer-songwriters such as Silvio Rodriguez and Pablo Milanes, iconic figures who functioned for decades as heralds of the Cuban “process.” […]

Cuba opens door to (U.S.?) economic investment

August 30, 2010

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Atlanta.com reports The door to investment in Cuba has just been opened.  On Thursday and Friday of this past week, the Cuban government announced the passage of two important pieces of legislation… (NB don’t fail to read the comments at the bottom of this piece)