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Cuba, to the rhythm of… Sugar!
In Focus

Cuba, to the rhythm of… Sugar!

Brought to the island by Christopher Columbus, sugarcane has played an integral role in the creation of the various values which unite Cuba. Its economic importance is as central as ever. Roberto Salomón No sugar, no country… Such was the motto of the Cuban plantations in the 18th and 19th […]

The economy-crippling Christmas spirit
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The economy-crippling Christmas spirit

The season rolls around once more, and Britons all over the country are spending in their billions to welcome in the festive weeks. Presents, treats, decorations and tons of sterling are changing hands, for ‘tis the season. Britons are spending a lot – but what are they costing the country? […]

The exile of ghosts
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The exile of ghosts

– Remembering Fernando Garavito – “If the verse could imprison grey ghosts when you pass” . José Asunción Silva “Would you like a Whisky”  Maria asks me with her usual speed, throwing her feet outwards and slipping into her office while making me this proposal, unusual for her at any […]

The 5 anti-terrorists and their years in prison
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The 5 anti-terrorists and their years in prison

“Barack Obama can and must free them” Such was the declaration issued by the 6th International Symposium for the Freedom of the Five and against Terrorism, held in the province of Holguín, Cuba. It argues that the case of the Cuban Five is entirely political and only international solidarity will […]

USA: Blind justice
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USA: Blind justice

Since 1976 and the reintroduction of the death penalty in the United States (it was abolished in 1972 by the Supreme Court for being considered anti-constitutional), 1,171 people have been sentenced to Death Row in prisons all over the country; over 464 of those cases occurred in the State of […]