Cuba: What Food Sovereignty is Marrero Talking About?

14ymedio, Elías Amor, Valencia, 14 November 2022 — Food sovereignty happens to be one of the new chimeras of the Cuban communist regime. Prime Minister Marrero was invited to outline the main points of the policy in this area during the virtual “International Forum on Hybrid Rice Assistance and Global Food Security.” The truth is … Continue reading “Cuba: What Food Sovereignty is Marrero Talking About?”

Cuba’s ‘Healthcare Collapse is Not the Doctors’ Fault’, Professionals Respond to Marrero

14ymedio, Havana, 15 August 2021 — More than twenty doctors have responded to Prime Minister Manuel Marrero who pointed to “abuse and neglect” as the main causes of patient complaints in Cuba. In a video released this Saturday, health workers have also denounced the poor working conditions and “the mistreatment of the leadership” that they … Continue reading “Cuba’s ‘Healthcare Collapse is Not the Doctors’ Fault’, Professionals Respond to Marrero”

Marrero, Fidel Castro and Nazareno: The Return of Moringa

14ymedio, Elias Amor Bravo, Economist, August 14, 2021 — More than a hundred references to “Fidel” swamp the official communist press on a day like today, his birthday. This blog will not be offering any remembrances or testimonials to the work of this communist dictator but, among the jumble of information we have found, one article … Continue reading “Marrero, Fidel Castro and Nazareno: The Return of Moringa”

The Rebellion of Cuban Doctors Forces Diaz-Canel and Marrero to Lower Their Tone

14ymedio, Havana, 16 August 2021 — The criticisms of the Cuban Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero, directed against Cuba’s healthcare personnel have unleashed a storm that comes at the worst moment for the Palace of the Revolution. Doctors, the crown jewel of the regime, pampered and exploited for decades, have started a rebellion against the leaders … Continue reading “The Rebellion of Cuban Doctors Forces Diaz-Canel and Marrero to Lower Their Tone”

Diaz-Canel Appoints Colonel Manuel Marrero as Prime Minister

14ymedio, Havana, December 21 2019 — The appointment of the Cuban Prime Minister this Saturday was a surprise. Neither female nor mestizo, the man appointed to the new post is a 56-year-old colonel with a beard that recalls the times of the guerrillas who came down from the Sierra Maestra. Manuel Marrero Cruz, the Minister … Continue reading “Diaz-Canel Appoints Colonel Manuel Marrero as Prime Minister”

14ymedio’s 14 Faces of 2019: Manuel Marrero, Prime Minister

14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2019 — Colonel Manuel Marrero Cruz, (Holguin, 1963), was surprised to become Cuban prime minister last Saturday, a position that was abolished in the Constitution of 1976 and recovered in the current one. The former Minister of Tourism was not in the main betting game but has ended up with the position … Continue reading “14ymedio’s 14 Faces of 2019: Manuel Marrero, Prime Minister”

Cuban President Diaz-Canel Gets a Donation From China of 100 Million Dollars and More Cybersecurity

14ymedio, Havana, 26 November 2022 — In China, the last station of Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s panhandling tour, the Cuban delegation signed a dozen agreements and appealed to “friendship among the peoples” to extend Havana’s debt terms with Beijing and get an “emergency donation” of about one hundred million dollars. The negotiations focussed on biotechnology … Continue reading “Cuban President Diaz-Canel Gets a Donation From China of 100 Million Dollars and More Cybersecurity”

Cuba’s State Communications Company and Armed Forces Create a Cybersecurity Group

14ymedio, Havana, 24 November 2022 — Closely monitored by an entourage of the Armed Forces, Manuel Marrero Cruz created a National Working Group for Cybersecurity in Havana on Wednesday. Although the Cuban prime minister avoided mentioning it, this step facilitates the recent alliance of the state communications monopoly, Etecsa, with the military Information Technology Company … Continue reading “Cuba’s State Communications Company and Armed Forces Create a Cybersecurity Group”

Cuba’s Prime Minister Criticizes ‘Obsolete Mentalities Against Foreign Capital’

14ymedio, Havana, 16 November 2022 — For a second time in a week, the Cuban Government felt the need to affirm that it will fulfill its international commitments and will settle “the delays that exist in the transfers with the exterior.” That is, “from the possibilities of the country,” said the Prime Minister Manuel Marrero, … Continue reading “Cuba’s Prime Minister Criticizes ‘Obsolete Mentalities Against Foreign Capital’”

Economy Minister Alejandro Gil is the ‘Most Hated’ Person in Cuba, Along with Diaz-Canel, Says His Sister

14ymedio, Havana, 29 October 2022 — On Wednesday, Former Cuban Television presenter María Victoria “Vicky” Gil Fernández, resident of Tenerife, gave an extensive and controversial interview on the YouTube channel “The World of Darwin,” in which she offered biographical details about her brother, Alejandro Gil, the Minister of Economy of Cuba, and her former colleague, … Continue reading “Economy Minister Alejandro Gil is the ‘Most Hated’ Person in Cuba, Along with Diaz-Canel, Says His Sister”

The Cuban Government Acknowledges its Failure to Revive Tourism

14ymedio, Madrid, 28 October 2022 — The Cuban Government has surrendered to the evidence and now reduces the tourism forecast to no more and no less than 790,000 more travelers this year. At the beginning of the year, the authorities had projected the arrival of 2.5 million foreign visitors, and, until a few days ago, … Continue reading “The Cuban Government Acknowledges its Failure to Revive Tourism”

Cuban President Diaz-Canel Describes as ‘Lumpen, Lazy and Corrupt’ Those Who ’Do Not Work and Do Not Contribute’ in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 28 October 2022 — The Cuban authorities have deployed 40 measures “aimed at further confrontation with crime, corruption, illegality and social indiscipline,” Prime Minister Manuel Marrero announced this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers. The plan is centered on three areas. First, the control systems for new “economic actors,” predictably the private companies. … Continue reading “Cuban President Diaz-Canel Describes as ‘Lumpen, Lazy and Corrupt’ Those Who ’Do Not Work and Do Not Contribute’ in Cuba”

Six Havana Produce Vendors Fined for Selling Tomatoes for 300 Pesos a Pound

14ymedio, Havana, 27 October 2022 — Produce market vendors in the Havana suburb of Playa received fines of up to 8,000 pesos and had their merchandise confiscated last weekend by the Municipal Inspection Directorate (DIM) for selling fruits and vegetables at inflated prices. A local newspaper reported that the DIM imposed penalties on six individuals. The … Continue reading “Six Havana Produce Vendors Fined for Selling Tomatoes for 300 Pesos a Pound”

Cuba’s Economy: Less Control, More Freedom

14ymedio, Elias Amor Bravo, Economist, October 22, 2022 — There is not a single country in the world whose leaders spend as much time, or consume as much energy, revising and perfecting systems for monitoring and controlling the economy as Cuba. If one were to add up all the hours dedicated to this task, they … Continue reading “Cuba’s Economy: Less Control, More Freedom”

Cuba Needs 1.4 Million Travelers to Meet its Tourism Goal in 2022

14ymedio, Madrid, 20 October 2022 — Three months after the end of the year, the goal of 2.5 million tourists that Cuba expected is confirmed as impossible. In the first nine months of 2022, 1,074,814 international travelers arrived on the Island, so in October, November and December, there must be 1.4 million more to reach … Continue reading “Cuba Needs 1.4 Million Travelers to Meet its Tourism Goal in 2022”