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President Raul Castro

What Does a President Do? And What Does Raul Castro Actually DO?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

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.

Cuba's Economic Reforms Herald New Resolve by Castro; Time for US to Reform Relationship

Michael Shank | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Michael Shank

The US can make some important contributions by acknowledging that Cuba's reforms are real and by ensuring Cubans are getting the cash and credit they need to make use of the newfound freedom to start small businesses.

President Obama's Answers to My Questions

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I submitted seven questions to the American president, Barack Obama. He kindly took the time to respond; following are the answers I received from the White House.