Cuba: Diaz Canel’s Unfortunate Tweets

The warning that children shouldn’t play with dangerous objects should be whispered into President Diaz-Canel’s ear because of how he’s been using Twitter. He frequently makes mistakes, like when he wrote, in true biblical style, that “man does not live by bread alone” when Cuba was in the middle of a bread shortage.

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Why is the Struggle of Cuba’s Cultural Activists So Important?

Someone once said that Cubans either don’t make it or go too far, and they do both with an arrogance that illustrates our historic aspirations of greatness. This is what is happening now with the protests against Decree 349, which has been led by a group of dissident artists (in the best sense of the term) who are standing up to the repressive cultural policy that this decree promotes.

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Vote NO in Cuba’s Constitutional Referendum

“If time has ever taught us anything, it’s to appreciate subtleties. The draft Constitution, which the Cuban government is pushing forward, is full of these. There’s no doubt that this draft involves more than one positive thing, when it comes to giving a legal framework to the country’s government.” However, here is why Haroldo Dilla supports a NO vote.

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Cuba’s Demographic Disaster

Aging isn’t Cuba’s problem as such, but demographic replacement is. Chile and Costa Rica have longer life expectancy than Cuba, but they aren’t experiencing a demographic alarm. And when there is a vacuum, they do the same thing Europe and the US do: they bring over immigrants and increase their productivity.

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What Has Died in Cuba with Fidel Castro’s Death?

His legacy is practical. After half a century leading the Cuban State, Fidel Castro will be recognized as the architect of a strong justice-seeking project. The social programs he funded produced an unprecedented social movement in the country. And the resulting creation of a “human capital” force which remains today the guarantee that the national economy will take off and the reason behind its emigres’ success.

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