April 17, 2014

Condom Shortage Crisis in Cuba

Juan Tamayo, Miami Herald

First, potatoes disappeared from Cuban markets. They are back, but police are struggling to keep throngs of frantic buyers in check. And now there are shortages of beer and condoms, with some shops charging up to $1.30 for each prophylactic.

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April 13, 2014
Congress Must Rethink Sanctions on Cuba
Reihan Salam, Reuters
Congress ought to consider a new approach: the U.S. will relax sanctions if Cuba allows its citizens greater scope to build their own private businesses, which will have the right to engage in foreign trade, receive foreign... more ››
April 15, 2014
Cuba: To Embargo or Not?
Michael J. Totten, World Affairs Journal
For years now, the embargo has appeared to me as outdated as it has been ineffective. The Chinese government, while less repressive nowadays than Cuba’s, likewise defies internationally accepted standards of human rights,... more ››
April 10, 2014
Subtweeting the Castros
The Boston Globe
Named ZunZuneo after Cuban slang for the sound a hummingbird makes, the social media network attracted tens of thousands of users at its peak. But those users never knew who was behind the company and that information on them was... more ››
It’s one thing to question the administration’s methods in Cuba and quite another to trash its goals. The messaging service, known as Zun Zuneo, strikes us as similar in intent to U.S. government and nongovernmental... more ››
April 5, 2014
Freeing Cuba One Tweet at a Time
Bloomberg View
Rarely is a government program shut down because it is too successful. Yet that is essentially what happened to a U.S. initiative to create a Cuban version of Twitter. more ››