Browsing All posts tagged under »Cuba«

Francis and Kirill to mend Christianity

February 12, 2016

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Cuba seems to be a key place for Pope Francis. This time for a meeting with Russian Patriarch, Kirill. The encounter has been prepared along twenty years. So, if you are eager to know if Christianity will be unified again after one thousand years of divisions, don’t hold your breathe. Advertisements

Fidel Castro and Pope Francis

September 19, 2015

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May be when old Fidel will meet Francis he’ll remember of those Jesuit priests of his student days. Or, maybe, he’ll recall other Argentinians who played key roles in his life. Ernesto “Che” Guevara, of course; but also Jorge Masetti and Rodolfo Walsh. Masetti was the first journalist reporting the guerrilla warfare from the Sierra […]

Defrosted Tango!

December 21, 2014

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A last minute interpretation of the fall of the other invisible Wall of the Cold War era.

The Castro vs USA soap-opera

November 1, 2013

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The ritual repeat itself every year: the United Nations condemn the American blockade on Cuba (only USA and Israel disagree). The USA government invoke the lack of democracy in Cuba while goes to feed the starving people of the “democratic” North Korea regime and buy tons of electronics from the “democratic” Chinese regime. And from […]

The Summit ends on low key

April 17, 2012

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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 […]

Benedict XVI and Castro, the summit

March 27, 2012

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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.

Cuba on the tightrope

February 14, 2011

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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 […]