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  • Gallardo: And just like Benghazi (including the blaming of a stupid YouTube video), the IRS’s targeting of Obama’s opponents,...

  • asombra: It’s painful to see this kind of ambivalence, not to say equivocation, from a Cuban this late in the game. Not a good sign.

  • asombra: If the Netherlands was prepared to disgrace itself with a royal visit to Maduro, it was hardly likely to play hardball here.

  • asombra: Still, this venomous old fart could do a Chico Escuela and go “the revolution been berry, berry good to me.”

  • asombra: “Hero of the Republic of Cuba,” is he? You don’t say. Let’s ignore the “hero” bit, which is...

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Cuba still next to last in Index of Economic Freedom

The 2013 Index of Economic Freedom is out, and Cuba remains next to last place, above only North Korea. Cuba’s economic freedom score is 28.5, making its economy one of the world’s least free. Its overall score is 0.2 point higher than last year, with a notable decline in monetary freedom counterbalanced by gains in […]

Lions, leopards and buffalo: latest punchlines in the running joke of Cuban “economic reform”

As we've heard so many times since Raul Castro took the helm in Cuba, the younger of two Communist dictators is a pragmatist. A reformer. He's brought changed to the island's dated, no-longer-sufficient economic system that everyone has known were long overdue. There are signs that the changes Raul has made are paying off. With […]