President Obama's address to a group of specially selected and invited representatives of Cuban civil society, which we saw on television, is a gem of political craftsmanship which ought to be studied in our university communication courses and Communist Party political schools.
Cuba's municipal elections for delegates to the People's Power are now getting underway again. The atmosphere would be similar to that of any other country during the period of nominating local representatives, if not for one crucial details.
So far in 2012, Raul Castro has given very few signs of industriousness in office. If we count the hours he has appeared in public, the speeches he's made, and the trips he's taken... we have to conclude that his productivity is extremely low.