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Cuban Diaspora Organizes To Send Aid To Areas Affected By Hurricane Matthew / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 7 October 2016 — The devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa and in the east end of the island has sparked a movement of solidarity from the Cubans who live in different parts of […] Continue reading
Gagged Words / 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenechea 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenchea, Santa Clara, 27 June 2016 – The Eva Tas Foundation, located in Amsterdam, publishes and promotes texts that have been and are censored, regardless of where or how. Indeed, as a part of this laudable and necessary work, this institution just published two books […] Continue reading
About False Taínos and Alleged “New Trends” / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 7 June 2016 — I recently read an internet article published by Martí News (Bogus Taíno1 Dance in Cuba Shocks an Intellectual Canadian Native), which — as the title indicates — is about a Canadian tourist’s experience during his stay […] Continue reading
Incident at the Airport Yesterday / Somos+, Eliecer Avila / Somos+ Posted on October 5, 2015 Somos+, Eliecer Avila, 5 October 2015 — Everything appeared normal until I got to the immigration desk. There the official meeting me had a sign on his screen with the word “CONTROLLED” flashing in red. With more or less […] Continue reading
‘The only thing they can´t take from me is my body’ ERNESTO SANTANA | La Habana | 5 Oct 2015 – 12:05 pm. A look of the career and meaning of the artist Danilo Maldonado (‘El Sexto’). Danilo Maldonado, aka “El Sexto” and Tania Bruguera were the protagonists, albeit absent, behind the last Bienal de […] Continue reading
The Cuban Money Crisis The biggest change to the island’s economy isn’t the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations April 1, 2015 by Patrick Symmes The currency crisis starts about 75 feet into Cuba. I land in the late afternoon and, after clearing customs, step into the busy arrivals hall of Havana’s airport looking for help. I […] Continue reading
New comedy wave tests limits on criticism in Cuba By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA HAVANA (AP) — Panfilo, the elderly protagonist in a weekly show on Cuban state television, has a broken water pipe in his house. When the city repair worker says it’ll take six months to fix, Panfilo bribes her with a bottle of shampoo […] Continue reading
Cuban journalist arrested for second time in a month Published on October 4, 2014 HAVANA, Cuba (RSF) — The National Revolutionary Police in Cuba have arrested and threatened independent journalist Bernardo Arévalo for the second time in a less than month. This time they arrested both him and his wife as they were travelling to […] Continue reading
Rebuilding Cubans as Individuals September 12, 2014 By Alejandro Armengol* HAVANA TIMES — Even though studies and conferences about the rebuilding of a post-Castro Cuba abound, this transformation has never been analyzed in any depth from the point of view of the individual. Urgently taking on the study about the means that will allow Cubans […] Continue reading
New Measures by Cuban Customs Service Coming in September / Ivan Garcia Posted on July 23, 2014 On September 1, 2014 the Customs Service of the Republic of Cuba will begin enforcing new regulations intended to combat illegal trafficking of merchandise by relatives, friends and “mules”* through airports and port facilities. It’s one more turn […] Continue reading
Renowned Cuban Poet Resigns from Cuba’s Artists & Writers Association July 4, 2014 By Cafe Fuerte HAVANA TIMES — Poet Rafael Alcides Perez, one of the most prestigious of contemporary Cuban intellectuals, publicly announced he has resigned from the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) in protest against the government restrictions he is being […] Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 11.11.13 Miami man skirts law with Cuban satellite business BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM What U.S. government subcontractor Alan P. Gross could not do in Cuba is being carried out by a Miami man who started out just wanting to cut the price of his phone calls to his father and grandmother […] Continue reading
Internet in Cuba and Needs of the Population June 18, 2013 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES — I couldn’t help but be amused by an article I came across in the website Cubadebate, originally published in the blog La Joven Cuba (Young Cuba) under the title of Internet in Cuba: Good News and Bad News, where […] Continue reading
Cuba’s Democratic Left on State Socialism May 9, 2013 | | Print Print | 0 5 11 32 HAVANA TIMES — A couple weeks ago we published a summary of an essay by Pedro Campos and Armando Chaguaceda on the inability of the State Socialist system that reigns in Cuba to carry out the changes […] Continue reading