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Cuba’s ‘Special Period’: Past, Present and Future

When, from time to time, rumors about the specter of “a new Special Period” threaten to reappear, what is feared, are the prolonged blackouts, the collapse of public transport, the closure of industries, preventable diseases, and the disappearance of products from the market....

Of Traitors and Opportunists

Cuban schools currently have 'historically revisionist' curricula that paint past Cuban figures in an inaccurate, negative light. Julio Sanguily who was one of the most prominent figures of the Revolution of 1868 has been designated as a traitor....

Cubana de Aviación in the Crosshairs

“In Cuba, corruption is tolerated. Six or seven years ago, several operators of the Sol y Son tourism company, with the complicity of Civil Aviation officials, implemented an under the table import business from Mexico. The poor maintenance of the airplanes and the contracting...

Venezuela’s Long Road to Ruin

In Venezuela extreme poverty has spread like the plague. Human capital is fleeing. Oil production is plummeting, and the state-owned oil company is in default. The garbage bag, imported with dollars, is a thing of value. ...

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