The U.S. president’s trade war has evaporated export markets for soy beans and other crops, leaving growers struggling even more than before. Yet they’re mostly sticking by Trump. If he can’t strike a good deal, farmers’ faith will erode when credit dries up for the next harvest.
Raul Castro's coming handover of Cuba's presidency is an effort to prolong beyond his own life span the communist revolution he built with late brother Fidel. Trying to modernize could also destroy it, though. And with neighbor Venezuela getting less able to provide cheap oil, economic reform can't wait.