Category Archives: Cuba

Hypothetical Bright Futures Versus Dark Pasts


The Cuban experience shows that when it comes to politics, we should all be suspicious of saviours.

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Fidel Castro’s Letter to Obama


Precious few people reach 90 in possession of all their mental faculties, so when this morning I learned that Fidel Castro had penned a 1,500-word letter to President Obama, I thought that reading it would give me an idea of the state of the dictator’s mind. Probably he dictated to a secretary and then asked […]

President Obama Goes to Cuba


Is it surprising that Barack Obama will visit Cuba in March? I don’t think so. But what does the Cuban political elite plan to do as the rapprochement advances?

Anniversary of a National Disaster


On January 1st, 1959, a jubilant Cuba greeted the flight of a dictator and his henchmen. Castro, the new leader, made the nation experience its worst political, economic and social disaster in the 20th century.

Cuba, Canada and Their Politicians


From the standpoints of history, geography, languages, races, climate and systems of government, Cuba and Canada are very different countries. But surprisingly, some of their politicians share amazing characteristi

THE 8-MINUTE CANDID SPEECH THAT RAUL CASTRO SHOULD HAVE MADE


Presidents and Prime Ministers: The United States of America and the Republic of Cuba have been in a collision course for much more than the 56 years since, under the leadership of Fidel Castro, the Rebel Army defeated a corrupt and murderous tyrant and his Army. The Platt Amendment was imposed on the Cuban Constitution […]

Update on Cuba-US Rapprochement


It’s clear as noon in Havana (and not at all a surprise) that the Communist party is doing all it can to ruin Obama’s initiative by listing demands that they perfectly well know are impossible for the Obama administration to accept.