Monthly Archives: February 2014

Economic Independence? / Fernando Damaso

According to official propaganda — intended to validate the experimental economic measures taken during his early years in power and which is repeated incessantly — nationalizations and interventions were aimed at returning the wealth held by foreigners, mostly American, to the people. … Continue reading

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Bureaucratic Absurdities / Fernando Damaso

Government bureaucrats like to complicate things and, in turn, the lives of citizens. From their privileged positions of power, they do and undo at whim. With the matter of cooperatives, the form of work preferred by the State for the … Continue reading

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An Old Method / Fernando Damaso

In relation to the ongoing tense situation in Venezuela, the Cuban government and its Government Organisations unceasingly make declarations of support and solidarity with the government and the people of that country, bundling them up together, as if those who … Continue reading

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Regulations Go, Regulations Come / Fernando Damaso

The most recently approved regulations which now govern self-employment (private labor) prohibit the sale of manufactured goods. Henceforth, budding private businesses may sell only hand-made goods. Applying such obsolete rules in the twenty-first century is akin to feudalism and amounts to a … Continue reading

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Long-running Problems / Fernando Damaso

In Cuba, it’s not a secret to anybody, problems enjoy a long life. As there is no organised civil society able to insist on its rights, you always have to wait for the decisions of the authorities, and, like the … Continue reading

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A Good Experience Forgotton / Fernando Damaso

It is no secret that passenger transportation is a national problem, which for years, rather than being solved has gotten worse. Right now it affects virtually every city in the country and in the capital, with two million inhabitants, it … Continue reading

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