How is that Embargo working for you Uncle Sam?


Cuban students march through the Plaza de Revolution.

The economic embargo against Cuba turned 50 this week. Put in place by President Eisenhower (look him up kids), the Blockade (as it is known in Cuba) was set up to bring down the Castro government and get Cuba back in line as a de facto U.S. colony. Phil Peters at The Cuban Triangle has a good read on it

There is also a new book entitle Reconciliation: 78 Ways to End the U.S. Embargo of Cuba , which looks interesting.

Expanding Capitalism in Cuba


The announcement by the Cuban government that it will lay off a half million workers needs some interpretation, and the best place to find it  is probably at The Cuban Triangle.

El Capitolio, La Habana

The blog’s writer Philip Peters, has traveled regularly to Cuba since 1996  to monitor and write about economic and political developments. He  is an adviser to the Cuba Working Group in the House of Representatives. His work is to the point, and helps to defuse the usual misinformation in which the American media often wraps stories  coming out of Cuba.