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Published on Workers' Liberty (http://www.workersliberty.org)Cuba after Fidel: what next?By AWLCreated 22 Feb 2008 – 12:45pm

The Chinese road?

Samuel Farber, Cuban "Third Camp" Marxist and author of The Origins ofthe Cuban Revolution Reconsidered, was interviewed about the book… Continue reading

In Cuba, Hopes for a New Capitalist SeasonCastro Resignation Could Open a Path For Small Businesses

By Manuel Roig-FranziaWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, February 24, 2008; A15

COJIMAR, Cuba, Feb. 23 — Idalberto Estrada really wanted to make a sale.

He… Continue reading

Mixed feelings on the horizon'Surrounded by Water' illustrates the hopes and fears of isolated CubansBy Cate McQuaidGlobe Correspondent / February 24, 2008

An endless sea made up of thousands of small fish hooks rendered infelt-tip pen looms in Yoan Capote's… Continue reading

Lawyers still pursuing Cuban property casesIt's not as extensive as in years past, but several South Florida firmscontinue to pursue Cuba-related legal work, hoping the investment oneday will pay off.Posted on Sun, Feb. 24, 2008BY NIALA BOODHOOnboodhoo@MiamiHerald.com

George Harper remembers… Continue reading

Cubans Hope for More Self-EmploymentFeb 22, 2008 3:20 AM (1 day ago) By WILL WEISSERT, AP

HAVANA (Map, News) – Juan Bautista Gonzalez's living room was alreadycrowded with customers when still more shuffled in, clutching goldnecklaces with broken clasps and… Continue reading

THE OPPENHEIMER REPORTCuba's revolution not worth pricePosted on Sun, Feb. 24, 2008BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMERaoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com

MEXICO CITY — Now that Mexico is officially describing Cuba's newlyretired President Fidel Castro as an ''outstanding figure,'' theBrazilian president calls him a ''mythical'' leader and… Continue reading

Food not politics on Cuba's mindBY Maite JuncoDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 12:28 PMFidel Castro's announcement this week that he's stepping aside has alleyes on Cuba's election tomorrow. Galeano/AP

Fidel Castro's announcement this week that he's stepping… Continue reading

Freed dissidents expose Castro's brutal regime

By Graham Keeley in BarcelonaLast Updated: 3:32pm GMT 23/02/2008

Four dissidents freed this week after five years in inhumane conditionsin a Cuban prison have revealed the dark side of Fidel Castro's regime.

The four… Continue reading

Social reforms that may be in Cuba's sightsPublished on Friday, February 22, 2008

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP): Even before Fidel Castro announced his decision toleave power this week, Cubans have been stirring over the possibility ofsocial reform.

A video of university… Continue reading

VENEZUELAFood shortage sparks Cuba-style rationingAmid a continuing food shortage, the Venezuelan government has announceda rationing system similar to Cuba's.Posted on Sun, Feb. 24, 2008BY CASTO OCANDOEl Nuevo Herald

Venezuela has adopted an unprecedented system of food rationing similarto the ration… Continue reading

CAMPAIGN 2008McCain blasts Obama's offer to meet Cuban leaderCuba emerged as a flash point in the presidential nominee race, withJohn McCain assailing Barack Obama for not ruling out talks with FidelCastro's successor.BY LESLEY CLARKlclark@MiamiHerald.com

Barack Obama's offer to meet face… Continue reading

Cuba's new openness: People talking publicly about economy, personalexpressionBy Doreen Hemlock | Havana BureauFebruary 21, 2008

It felt like a different country.

Back in Cuba after eight months away, I found the mood had changed to anew openness.

People were… Continue reading

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