Who Has The Right to Tell a Country’s Stories? All Its Citizens / Periodismo de Barrio Periodismo de Barrio, 16 October 2016 – On 11 October 2016, six members of our Periodismo de Barrio (Neighborhood Journalism) team and two collaborators were arrested in the town of Baracoa, Guantanamo province. We were not arrested for smiling. […] Continue reading
A Disappointing And Unfair Report / Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez, 30 September 2016 — The most recent report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on the state of journalism in Cuba is, more than disappointing, worrisome. It is not that its authors are uninformed about the Cuban reality. Rather, they […] Continue reading
Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] Continue reading
Is Cuba ready for the business boom?
Cuba’s “practically virgin” foreign business scene is drawing increasing
interest – with a British trade delegation travelling to Havana at the
end of the month. But is Havana ready?
By Georgia Birch, Havana7:00AM… Continue reading
U.S. companies cautioned to curb their enthusiasm for trade with Cuba
By Michael A. Fletcher April 1 at 6:35 PM
NEW YORK — President Obama’s efforts to normalize relations with Cuba
are producing a wave of enthusiasm from U.S. firms… Continue reading
The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States* [25-02-2015 06:23:26] Jaime Suchlicki Director del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- President Barack Obama’s announcement on December 17, 2014, about an improvement in U.S.-Cuban relations will have little, if any, impact on General Raúl Castro’s alliance with Iran, Russia and […] Continue reading
Some Challenges Facing Cuba's Press September 17, 2012 Esteban Morales* HAVANA TIMES — Everything seems to indicate that there are now two presses in Cuba. There's one that some want all of us to read, and another one that reaches only 10 percent of the population (though summaries of it are broadcast over "Radio Bemba" […] Continue reading
US Think Tank View of Raul's Cuba Today August 3, 2012 The following is a review of Philip Peters' A Viewer's Guide to Cuba's Economic Reform. by Samuel Farber HAVANA TIMES — This is a comprehensive account of the economic changes that have taken place in Cuba since Raul Castro assumed power that was prepared […] Continue reading
Cuba, DR on very different paths By Roland Alum May 20, 2012 On May 20, 1902 the Cuban Republic was born, following the Spanish-American War, or Spanish(Cuban)American War, that ended Spain's colonial rule. Coincidentally, this May 20, the Dominican Republic is holding its 14th presidential election since the downfall of Rafael Trujillo in 1961. It […] Continue reading
Cuba's Press: Dodging the Big IssuesFebruary 16, 2012Fernando Ravsberg Granma newspaper constantly blames the people for the country's problems. Photo: Raquel Pérez HAVANA TIMES, Feb 16 — Would you trust a doctor who diagnosed you with a serious case of cancer and then, immediately afterwards, told you that you also had acne, and urgently prescribed [...] Continue reading
Jobs's Genius and My First Frankenstein / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez For that mess of cables and circuits to come to life and become my first computer, all I was lacking was the small pump that blows air over the red hot microprocessor. But how to find that in the Havana of 1994, completely [...] Continue reading
The Last Pilgrims to Havana Visiting Fidel Castro used to be a proud rite of passage for LatinAmerican leftist leaders like Peru's Ollanta Humala. Now it's an act ofcharity.BY YOANI SÁNCHEZ | JULY 27, 2011 HAVANA — There was a moment in history when Cuba was a beacon for theLatin American left. A now remote [...] Continue reading
Unleash the Googles on CubaJanuary 29, 2010by Liz Harper
U.S.-Cuba dynamics continue to follow the traditional script of mixed signals. The romance is there; the trust is not.
Shortly after U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bisa Williams returned from… Continue reading
Cuba under Raúl Castro: 25 Reasons to be Hopeful
In February 2008, longtime Cuban president Fidel Castro transferred power to his younger brother Raúl, sparking a worldwide dialogue among political scientists, policy makers, journalists, scholars, and ordinary citizens regarding the… Continue reading