By Elsa Claro
HAVANA – Early this leap-year February, Repsol-YPF began its first perforations for oil in the deep Gulf waters 50 kilometers from the Cuban coastline. Repsol, Norway’s Statoil and India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp. are three of six companies participating in the same objective.
A couple of weeks earlier, the long-awaited semi-submersible platform Scarabeo 9 moved past Havana’s Morro during the visit by Dilma Rousseff.
By Dalia Céspedes
“Here you go again, lady, with General Maceo?” Yes, dear reader, and I see you look not only reluctant but also suspicious for you know that he, 27 wounds and all, was never captured, much less incarcerated, even if he was several times about to suffer such fate. We remember him badly hurt after the Bajaragua combat, and protected by his brother José amidst a herd of Spanish soldiers sniffing the titan’s blood close by when he, just at the point of being caught, jumps from stretcher to horse and vanishes in a storm of bullets.
By Max J. Castro
It’s official. We now have it straight from the horse’s mouth: Mitt Romney, the man whose yearly income over the last two years has averaged $22.5 million, doesn’t care about the very poor. He said so last week in an interview with CNN...
By Jesús Arboleya Cervera
HAVANA – On Feb. 1, a group of friends, among them some who live in various U.S. cities, decided to gather at my house in Havana. After we decided on the date, one of them commented: “How nice; that way we can talk about the results of the Republican primary in Florida.”
Buying the presidency
“How many billionaires does it take to buy a presidential election? … Obama’s decision to openly endorse his super PAC has had an immediate effect. ‘Our donors get it,’ an [Obama campaign] official said, adding that they now want to ‘go fight the other side.’
Exactly… So now a relative handful of super-rich Democrats want to fight a relative handful of super-rich Republicans. And we call this a democracy.”
-- Former labor secretary Robert Reich writes in his blog.
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By Saul Landau
We once learned that a free press would protect the public from shady government and business operations. The stereotyped journalist oozed skepticism and curiosity; got in the face of the powerful, with tough questions.
By Aurelio Pedroso
HAVANA – If the Cuban authorities are serious about promoting international tourism, they should cast a critical eye at José Martí International Airport (HAV) in Rancho Boyeros, Havana.
COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
ABBOTT: Good subject in these terrible times. It's about 9%.
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Warm sun, white beaches, and million-dollar mansions notwithstanding, Miami has captured the dubious distinction of being the most miserable city in the United States, according to a new poll published by Forbes magazine [last week].
The playground of the rich and famous is in the middle of a crippling housing crisis that has cost thousands of residents their homes and jobs. The metropolitan area has one of the highest crime rates in the country...