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open-minded writing from Cuba
  1. Venezuela, Haiti and Nicaragua are the Latin American countries where corruption is most prevalent according to the 2017 Perceived Corruption Index presented on February 22 by Transparency International.
  2. A friend in Cuba gave me some slides from when he was a child. He told me: “have a look and see what you can do because they are in a very bad state.” I managed to digitalize them and save them as all of these bits of nostalgia are of great value to me.
  3. Florida, Havana, the whole world has been shaken by another massacre. Once again, the murderer and victims were young people. Once again, the world feels old and sick.
  4. As a result of a complaint made by a Cuban couple who were tourists and their relatives, which has appeared in the media about the abuse national tourists suffer in Cuba when compared to foreigners, I remembered this passage.
  5. Being the president of Cuba, whether the meaning of this word (first citizen) actually applies on this island, means holding the strings of hundreds of zones of influence.
  6. The CUC is just a guise to hide slave wages and inflation. This is the fundamental reason for why it’s so hard for them to eliminate the dual currency system...
  7. The main Venezuelan opposition announced on Wednesday that it will not participate in the snap presidential elections of April 22, because it considers the vote a show by President Nicolas Maduro, who will now run virtually unopposed for re-election until 2025.
  8. My son is in 6th grade. In a few days, he will have a Cuban History exam and he has asked me to help him study. The time period being tested is 1898-1952, which makes up the first three chapters of his text book.
  9. The high temperatures will be between 29 and 30° C (84 and 86 F) and the lows between 21 and 22° C (70 and 72 F). The sea surface temperature will be 25° C (77 F). Probability of rainfall is low.
  10. The quality of Cuba’s higher education has a lot to do with the country’s scientific breakthroughs, as Cuba does not import scientists like other countries do...

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