The Food Industry in Cuba Has Fallen 67 Percent in the Last Five Years

Pork production fell from 149,400 tons in 2018 to 13,300 in 2023, a 91% decline and rice production declined by 90%, falling from 273,800 tons to a mere 27,900. 14ymedio, Madrid, May 8, 2024–The debacle that is the Cuban food industry is no secret, though that does not diminish the devastating scene of the statistics … Continue reading “The Food Industry in Cuba Has Fallen 67 Percent in the Last Five Years”

Cuba: You Must Be Having a Laugh Diaz-Canel… / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 5 May 2023 — How was it possible, after the worst plane crash in our recent history, [Cubana de Aviación Flight 972 crashed in May 2018  at Santiago de las Vegas with loss of 112 lives], after the fatal collapse of the balconies that took the lives of three girls in a … Continue reading “Cuba: You Must Be Having a Laugh Diaz-Canel… / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

Less Repression and More Freedom: The Solution to Lower Prices in Cuba

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, 27 February 2023 — Does anyone believe that the regime’s shakeup in Cienfuegos against those who raise their sales prices are conducted to improve food for the people? Not in the least. For too many years we’ve seen the same harassment practices and knocking down those who attempt something so … Continue reading “Less Repression and More Freedom: The Solution to Lower Prices in Cuba”

Confusion and Annoyance in Cuba Over the Registration of Generators to Buy Gasoline

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 8 November 2022 — Barely two or three people in line filled their generators this Tuesday at the service center on Libertadores de Holguín Avenue. A day before, there were more than thirty customers, and their photos spread like wildfire on independent networks and media. At the back of the … Continue reading “Confusion and Annoyance in Cuba Over the Registration of Generators to Buy Gasoline”

Prepaid Cards, Another Desperate Attempt to Prevent Gasoline Theft in Cuba

14ymedio, Natalia Lopez Moya, Havana, October 14, 2021 — In spite of strenuous efforts by the government, Cubans remain reluctant to stop using cash to buy gasoline. A policy requiring customers to pay by card at Cupet service stations, which are operated by state-owned conglomerate Cimex, was expected to take effect by December 2020. The … Continue reading “Prepaid Cards, Another Desperate Attempt to Prevent Gasoline Theft in Cuba”

Cuba’s Marino Murillo: Nothing More to Lose

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, 8 March 2021 — Cuban Vice-President Marino Murillo, has returned to the forefront of current affairs to talk about what he considers to be the positive effects of the currency unification and exchange. He insists on the same arguments, and of course, it is his opinion, and of course, respectable, but if he … Continue reading “Cuba’s Marino Murillo: Nothing More to Lose”

Cuba: The Bitterness of its Sugar / Ivan Garcia

Carrying sacks of sugar – Taken from the Repeating Islands Blog In 23 years, Cuba has gone from being one of the world’s sugar refining nations to importing the sweet grass for the consumption of the tourist sector.  If in 1990, in the dawning of that silent war that was the “Special Period,” 8.2 million tons … Continue reading “Cuba: The Bitterness of its Sugar / Ivan Garcia”

Cubans. Period. / Jeovany J. Vega

I confess that when I found myself referenced as an “alternative” voice, lacking previous reviews and bordering on misunderstood, I manned the battle stations against Elaine Diaz’s blog “La polémica digital” — The Digital Controversy. But when I noticed the objective and conciliatory tone in her post “Blogger, period,” I quickly took off the helmets … Continue reading “Cubans. Period. / Jeovany J. Vega”