Have you heard the tragic story of a mother and her two sons? One of the boys, we are told, took ship to parts unknown. The other, despite…
James Bloodworth“Yet it is Kamala Harris herself who stands to be worst served by a Biden-Harris ticket, precisely because she possesses that most valuable of all political resources: time.”
Interesting by my favourite doubter @peterawolf >>
Dumping the restrictive list of self-employment occupations shows just how sick covid 19 has made Cuba’s economy.
James Bloodworth“What I saw in Cuba while I was reporting for my new book... is a barely functioning system, mismanaged by officials and hampered by the U.S. embargo, that could not even provide essentials before the covid shutdown.” - @depalmanuni.vi/mUQX102kaOM via @Univision
Portrayals of Cuba as a revolutionary theme park have become such a cliché over the years that even writing critiques of these mechanical depictions of the island has come to feel rather tiresome and passé — all bearded guerrilleros, cadillacs and...
James BloodworthThe strongest criticism of Castro mustered over the course of two hours in a new @BBCTwo documentary is that the late dictator “has only one defect, that he doesn’t know how to do anything by half measures”?
Which was a bit odd, so I wrote about it
The story of how Cuba has challenged the world for 60 years.
James BloodworthWatched this on @BBCiPlayer last night. Was on @BBCTwo last week and the second part is on on Tuesday. Fairly hagiographic. Strongest criticism of Fidel Castro in the entire thing was that he “doesn’t do half measures”. Included all the familiar cliches
A quarter of the economy has disappeared. Millions of people are out of work. The Government sinks ever deeper into debt. But look on the bright side — at least house prices are holding up! Indeed a report from Hometrack shows that Covid-19 has...
Para COVID-19 se estudiaron 3 mil 657 muestras, resultando 13 muestras positivas. El país acumula 293 mil 069 muestras realizadas y 2 mil 888 positivas (0,99%). Por tanto, al cierre del día de ayer se confirman 59 casos nuevos, con un acumulado de 2...
By Jonathan Grossman
When he felt the time was ripe, President Roosevelt asked Secretary of Labor Perkins, 'What happened to that nice unconstitutional bill you had tucked away?'
James Bloodworth"Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day ...tell you... that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry." -
Franklin Roosevelt, 1938