April 17, 2012
Possibly the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, will be remembered as the most opaque until now. And one of the most embarrassing for the United States.Not only because of the embarrassing question of the relation of some security officers with prostitutes. The summit ended with sharp political differences between the U.S. and Canada with the rest of the continent with regard to the future inclusion of Cuba and support to Argentina over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) occupied by Britain. Moreover, the absence of the radical group of […]
March 27, 2012
I find it remarkable that the independent press in the Free World to pay attention to the meeting of two dictatorial rulers. At least, the meeting appears to be an example of diplomacy: one avoids asking for political prisoners and the other avoids asking about pedophilia.
February 14, 2011
Since the middle of 2010 the Cuban government launched economic measures aimed to improve its low productivity. They intend to ease the creation of small business and to fire half a million State employees. Is this the start of a sort of Cuban NEP? May this bring to the building of a middle class with […]
June 15, 2010
One side-effect of the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf may be a more pragmatic approach to Cuba by the Obama administration. As this article points out, American officials are yet in “working-level discussions” with the Cuban government about the oil spill. But, beyond the present hour urgencies, there are long term issues at […]