Category Archives: Cuba

A Hypothetical Question to Canadians

Let’s hypothesize that you choose a leader that promises to preserve all the good things of this country, including the Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to fix what is not working properly and to do away with all that is bad. A few years down the road he dissolves and makes illegal […]

Hypothetical Bright Futures Versus Dark Pasts

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

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


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 […]