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August 11, 2014

After offshore oil failure, Cuba shifts energy focus

Marc Frank, Reuters – Cuba has shifted its focus away from offshore oil, concentrating on renewable energy and improving output from onshore wells due to a lack of interest by foreign companies for further deepwater exploration, sources close to the industry say. With so much oil readily available around the world, oil… read more »

June 9, 2014

Caracas Connect, May-June 2014

Crises, said political scientist Charles Hermann, are typically defined by three factors: threat, time, and surprise. What we see in Venezuela is a gathering crisis characterized by high threat, a moderate but shrinking time to resolve it, and very little surprise. But, there is a large element of unpredictability due to the opaque nature of two key actors with influence: the Obama Administration and Venezuela’s military. The country’s political future is also clouded by divisions in both the government and opposition camps.

May 20, 2014

US Senate panel approves Venezuela sanctions

Tico Times – A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday greenlighted new sanctions on Venezuelan officials responsible for violent crackdowns against anti-government student protesters that have left 42 people dead. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 13-2 in favor of the sanctions draft, which now goes to the Senate floor and is… read more »

May 19, 2014

Steve Ellner: Terrorism in Venezuela and its Accomplices

Steve Ellner, venezuelanalysis.com – The private media and important actors both at home and abroad including Washington have downplayed, and in some cases completely ignored, the terrorist actions perpetrated against the Venezuelan government over the past three months. Among the latest examples of terrorism news that have been underreported abroad is… read more »

May 9, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: No Introduction

“Let me now introduce someone who needs no introduction.” It is a weird custom of the Washington windbag to follow sentences like this with a lengthy introduction of the next speaker. Normally, this is pointless, since that person is most often well-known to everyone within the sound of the speaker’s… read more »

April 21, 2014

OPEC to grant $50m in loans for water projects

Cuba Standard – The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) will grant close to $50 million in loans for water rehabilitation projects in Cuba over the next two years, official dailyGranma reported. The announcement came after a meeting in Havana by OFID General Director Suleiman J. Al-Herbish with First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Al-Herbish… read more »

April 1, 2014

Nicolás Maduro: Venezuela: A Call for Peace

Nicolás Maduro, The New York Times – The recent protests in Venezuela have made international headlines. Much of the foreign media coverage has distorted the reality of my country and the facts surrounding the events. Venezuelans are proud of our democracy. We have built a participatory democratic movement from the… read more »

March 24, 2014

Soldier, pregnant woman killed in Venezuela unrest

Daniel Wallis, Reuters — A pregnant woman was shot dead near Caracas and a soldier was killed in the western state of Merida, officials said, as the death toll from weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela rose to 36 on Monday. Supporters of both sides and members of the security… read more »

March 23, 2014

Venezuela attorney-general cites ‘excesses’ in protest crackdown, but says police mostly lawful

AP — Venezuela’s attorney-general says some security force members have committed “excesses” in dealing with anti-government protesters, but insists most officers are following the law. Attorney General Luisa Ortega says prosecutors are pursuing 60 investigations into alleged human rights violations by security force members in confronting protests that began five… read more »

March 21, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Colonel Campbell, Guantánamo, and righting wrongs

When Army Col. Larry Campbell approached the podium on February 22nd to deliver his remarks to The Black Heritage Organization to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, he did nothing wrong. To the contrary, he spoke truths that deserved the attention of a wider audience. In his address, Col…. read more »