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Entries by David Paul Appell from 02/2008

In Both Cuba and "the Empire," Could 2008 Be the Year of the Castro Convertible?

| Posted 02.15.2008 | Politics

The glimmerings of glasnost on both sides of the Florida straits finally offer hope that some degree of loosening on the island may be in the cards.

Goodbye, Fidel -- If Not Quite Good Riddance

| Posted 02.19.2008 | Politics

Here in Miami, the rumor mill's even been speculating that Fidel is dead, and that the regime is preparing the way with this announcement.

Cuba: A Country for Old Men -- Now What About Us?

| Posted 02.25.2008 | Politics

The elderly gent who sounds generally reassuring and admits that mistakes were made, but still praises his failed predecessor and clings to diastrous, discredited policies -- ring a bell?