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Cuban Continuity on Display for May Day Rally

In a show of unity, Raúl Castro stood side by side with Cuba’s new President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, during the annual May Day festivities. May Day is celebrated in socialist countries worldwide in support of workers. One of the key speakers at the rally, where hundreds of thousands paraded through Revolution Square, was Ulises Guilarte of […]

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Daily Briefing – April 23, 2018

Cuban’s New President Meets with Maduro: Reaffirming the alliance between Cuba and Venezuela, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro became the first foreign leader to meet with Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba’s new president. Diaz-Canel was sworn in as president Thursday. Maduro flew to Havana the following day to congratulate Diaz-Canel, meeting with him formally on Saturday. The two […]

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Daily Briefing – April 20, 2018

Cuba’s New President Vows to Defend the Revolution: Miguel Díaz-Canel, Cuba’s new president, began his term as the nation’s leader by promising to both defend the Revolution that triumphed in 1959 and to modernize the stalled Cuban economy. Díaz-Canel was elected in a near unanimous vote Wednesday by Cuba’s National Assembly. Yesterday he addressed the […]

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Ag Sales Would Help U.S. Farmers

American farm income has stagnated for three years in a row and needs new export markets, say U.S. Congressmen from Kansas and Arkansas. Opening up the $2 billion food market in Cuba would bring immediate benefits to states such as Kansas and Arkansas, with sales of wheat, rice and corn. Kansas would see an additional […]

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Díaz-Canel to Defend the Revolution

Miguel Díaz-Canel, Cuba’s new president, began his term as the nation’s leader by promising to both defend the Revolution that triumphed in 1959 and to modernize the stalled Cuban economy. Díaz-Canel was elected in a near unanimous vote Wednesday by Cuba’s National Assembly. Yesterday he addressed the assembly with an homage to outgoing president Raul […]

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Cuba Elects New President

Cuba’s National Assembly Elects New President: In a historic transition of power, the National Assembly of Cuba today elected Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel as the nation’s new president. The National Assembly yesterday voted for 31 members of the Council of State, including the new president, but waited until today to announce the results. The results were […]

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Daily Briefing – April 18, 2018

Cuba’s National Assembly Opens Session Today for New President: Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power is meeting today to begin the process of selecting a new president to replace Raúl Castro. The transition is a historic benchmark for Cuba, which has been ruled by the Castro family since the 1959 Revolution – Fidel Castro until 2006, […]

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Raul Castro’s Economic Reforms a Work in Progress

The reforms that President Raúl Castro initiated to modernize Cuba’s centrally planned economy “have borne mixed results” reports Marc Frank of Reuters. Some are moving forward, others have stalled or been slowed down, others have yet to begin. In agriculture, some progress has been made in leasing land to farmers; small businesses have expanded in […]

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Daily Briefing – April 16, 2018

Foreign Minister Rodriguez Leads Summit Delegation: Cuban President Raúl Castro announced on Friday that he would not attend the latest Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. In his place, the Cuban delegation is being led by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez. While the theme of this year’s summit is dealing with government corruption throughout Latin […]

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