Author: Frank Rodriguez Junior

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For Cubans, A Week Like Any Other

In the Nuevo Vedado neighborhood, the internet went out. The external wifi networks had been disconnected to avoid inconveniencing the National Assembly deputies who were staying the hotel....

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Canada Pulls Diplomat Families from Cuba Over Mystery Illness

In 2017 doctors found changes in the 'white matter' region of the brains of Canadians who worked or lived near the Embassy in Havana. The Canadian government has declared their embassy an "unaccompanied post." This means that Canadian diplomats posted to Cuba will not be...

The Castro Regime, an Aged Boxer Who Won’t Leave the Ring

Igor believes that a government has to govern on behalf of all its citizens, not just its supporters. “That is the main problem with the Cuban system,” he says. “Its leaders don’t listen to those with different opinions. Most of the island’s current politicians don’t...

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U.S. State Department Press Briefing on Cuba

"We are disappointed that the Cuban Government opted to silence independent voices and maintain its repressive monopoly on power rather than allow its people a meaningful choice through free, fair, and competitive elections." -- U.S. State Dept. Spokesperson, Heather Nauert...

Díaz-Canel in his labyrinth

"Díaz-Canel is inheriting a real nightmare, because the Party's top brass expects him to solve the problems that Raúl did not know how to solve, or failed to, or was afraid to...

‘Battles of ideas’ in Lima

Nobody dares to touch Castroism. Why? For two reasons: 1) governments' and democratic forces' fear of the aggressive mobilizing and destabilizing power of leftist parties and organizations, and 2) few presidents and politicians want to provoke the Left. Rather, they want to pacify it...

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