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January 12th, 2022 - 11:27 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Health

Surprise! Cuba is a Covid-19 vaccine powerhouse

Cuba’s homegrown biotech sector has developed FIVE vaccines against Covid-19, all of which offer 90%-plus efficacy. Cuba pours resources into healthcare, and has doctors and clinics in every neighborhood. To fight Covid-19, it’s vaccinating every Cuban over age 2, and most of its people [...]

February 7th, 2021 - 2:05 am § in Economics, Foreign Affairs

Is Cuba turning capitalist?

“Cuba has announced it will allow private businesses to operate in most industries, in what is a major reform to its state-controlled economy,” BBC reported on Saturday, February 6, 2021. BBC‘s correspondent in Cuba says “the step essentially opens up almost all economic acti[...]

January 11th, 2019 - 10:25 pm § in Politics

A Cuban View of America

The United States is an oligarchy, not a democracy The country that presents itself as a universal model of democracy does not meet the basic standards of a system in which the majority makes decisions[...]

January 10th, 2019 - 11:26 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

IS Cuba Still Communist?

Can Cuba Emerge Under the Pax Sinica? Fidel Castro was a classical Leninist. He violates Marxism by believing that one can create a communist society without first developing a strong middle class. The result of that, wherever Leninism has been tried, is the creation of a totalitarian bureaucratic [...]

November 3rd, 2018 - 12:41 am § in Misc.

Castro’s Claims About The CIA Were Correct

THE CIA PLOTTED AGAINST CASTRO AND KENNEDY! When I read Fidel Castro’s  autobiography I was skeptical.  Fidel described what seemed impossible efforts by the CIA to undermine his government.  Worse yet, Fidel suggested that these action of the CIA were done without permission of President [...]

October 13th, 2018 - 1:07 am § in Misc.

Castro on Education Versus Consumer Goods

Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography Quotes shared via Kindle: “Well, I’d tell them that the consumer society is one of the most frightening, terrifying inventions of developed capitalism today in this phase of neoliberal globalization. It is disastrous, just awful, because I try to[...]

October 15th, 2017 - 8:04 am § in Hypocrisy

Castro on Tobacco

Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography  “Well, everyone knows that historically we’ve been a tobacco producer for over 500 years; it was a product native to this island, cultivated and consumed here when Columbus arrived and ‘discovered’ us, and our tobacco. We can’t give it up[...]

December 16th, 2016 - 12:14 pm § in Misc.

Entrepreneurial Failures

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November 27th, 2016 - 1:18 pm § in Misc., UW

Young Americans grateful for the opportunity to study medicine in Cuba

Young people for the U.S. studying medicine in Havana welcomed news of the visit by President Obama to Cuba, and hope that the rapprochement between the two countries is mutually beneficial. ELAM students Shaneen Whyte, Patrick Daley and Jontay Darko. Photo: Orlando Perera (courtesy of ICAP) Young p[...]

October 9th, 2016 - 4:35 pm § in Misc.

50th Anniversary of Death of Che

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