What do you admire most of our country? I ask the young man, and almost without letting me finish he responds: "Its conviction, serenity, deep trust in its leaders and in the revolutionary process. I love its people and their hospitality."
The influx of immigrants has only worsened the economic situation of the European countries who have taken them in, creating another underclass of low wage low-skill workers who are then played off against the indigenous Europeans and earlier-waves immigrants of any origin.
Neither group ever understands that it is the oligarchic element in their societies that have created such conditions at home and abroad and thus turn their pent up anger on one another while competing for job opportunities.
Jan 17, 2016Walter Lippmann
Why some Cubans prefer to use foreign words instead of Spanish when writing in Spanish.
Jan 16, 2016Walter Lippmann
The most serious of its kind in the last ten years in Santiago de Cuba, this accident placed Santiago at third place at national level on the list of traffic fatalities in 2015.
The fact that migrant remittances are increasingly becoming the base for sustaining the economies of a growing number of impoverished Third World countries should be seen as a crime against humanity, and not as a reason for complacency.
Given the history of the relations between Cuba and the US –and also given the circumstances in which it could take place– a visit by the President of the United States to Havana would still be part of a confrontation. However, a confrontation must be –as Cuban leader Raul Castro, said– on an equal footing and in a civilized manner.
Jan 12, 2016Walter Lippmann