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 The Saudi Prince Mohamed bin-Salman visiting Abu Dhabi, 2019.
The Saudi Prince Mohamed bin-Salman visiting Abu Dhabi, 2019. AP
Politics

New Citizens, New Despotisms?

Veracruz

There is a new governance that challenges traditional theories of dictatorships and democracies, as describes John Keane in his most recent book.

The Castroist gerontocracy in an image from 2014.
The Castroist gerontocracy in an image from 2014. EPA
Opinion

The Pandemic Could Topple the Castroist Gerontocracy

Los Ángeles

"Neither General Castro nor those who keep him on the throne ever imagined that an apolitical enemy, devoid of any ideology, would be what could finally pull the rug out from under them."

Self-employed workers protest in Santa Clara, March 12, 2020. 
Self-employed workers protest in Santa Clara, March 12, 2020.  DDC
Politics

Cuba, Social Discontent and the Coronavirus

La Habana

Social discontent, previously covered up, has erupted in some sectors of society, facilitated by modern media instruments.

Miguel Díaz-Canel with a mask in an appearance on television.
Miguel Díaz-Canel with a mask in an appearance on television. Youtube
Covid-19

Cuba: The Government's Covid-19 Measures Are Illegal

Madrid

The authorities have closed borders and confined citizens, without employing the only valid instrument to do so. The strengthening of the rule of law, to which Díaz-Canel recently referred, has proven one of the first casualties of Covid-19 in the country.

 Customs at the Havana Airport. CANAL CARIBE
Customs at the Havana Airport. CANAL CARIBE CANAL CARIBE
Politics

When Castroism Politicized the Immigration Issue

La Habana

The accusation leveled against the United States of having politicized the immigration issue in the context of the countries' relations has been a constant.