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The Thousand Faces of “Journalism” / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 March 2017 – An opinion piece published in recent days by El Nuevo Herald gives me a disturbing feeling of déjà vu. It is not the subject – overflowing with a number of articles by different authors – but its focal point, […] Continue reading
Castro’s daughter favors bold legislative weapon to combat prostitution — punish the client BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com The daughter of Cuba’s most powerful man is publicly discussing — perhaps in search of academic support before taking her idea to the legislature — a bold proposal to combat prostitution: penalize the clients who pay for sexual […] Continue reading
Will history absolve Fidel Castro, or will he end up vilified? BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com How will Fidel Castro be remembered? Will history absolve him, as he defiantly proclaimed as a young revolutionary in the early 1950s? Or will he end up like so many other Latin American strongmen, who wielded immense power in their […] 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
Cuba’s Startup Path to Entrepreneurship The country’s growing private business sector faces challenges as it forges an internet economy. By Kamilia Lahrichi | Contributor Aug. 18, 2016, at 10:49 a.m. HAVANA – For José Jasán Nieves Cárdenas, the journey in developing an internet-based business presents unique challenges. Nievas is coordinator at El Toque, a digital […] Continue reading
‘Candyman’ reggaeton star isn’t sweet on Cuban government BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The so-called “father” of Cuban reggaeton — known by his fans simply as “Candyman” — has nothing sweet to say about the Cuban government. The Santiago de Cuba artist, whose music was silenced in official government media outlets, is now an openly […] 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
Cuba Gets Connected A yellow submarine breaks the information embargo Matt Welch from the June 2016 issue “For you, the Internet is like water,” our tour guide told us as we barreled through Havana’s storied La Rampa neighborhood after a night out. “For us, it is like caviar.” She motioned out the bus window where […] Continue reading
After the Castro brothers: How much power will Cuba’s crown prince really wield? Miguel Díaz-Canel, Raúl Castro’s apparent successor, has trod a careful path to the top But without the support of the military and the Communist Party, being president of Cuba might not mean much And what about the youngest generation of Castros? BY […] Continue reading
LOPEZ: Cuba open, not free President Obama is not doing enough to secure basic human rights for the Cuban people by Carlos Lopez | Feb 05 2016 On Nov. 22, 1963 French journalist Jean Daniel ate lunch with Fidel Castro in Varadero Beach, Cuba. He was delivering a message of potential reconciliation from President John […] Continue reading
More tourists won’t change Cuba BY JAMES CASON jimccason@yahoo.com On Friday, Secretary John Kerry opens up the new U.S. Embassy in Havana. Unfortunately, he shares many of the misconceptions advanced by former Secretary Hillary Clinton at her recent speech at Florida International University. Her incursion into the debate on U.S. Cuba policy could have been […] Continue reading

There’s One Nagging Problem With Airbnb Coming To Cuba BY LAUREN C. WILLIAMS POSTED ON APRIL 3, 2015 AT 2:05 PM

First came Netflix, and as of this week, Airbnb has announced its foray into the newly opened Cuban travel… 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

Real-Estate Revolution Hits Cuba The Wall Street Journal. Michael Allen

HAVANA, Cuba—Listed at $1.2 million, the penthouse has broad terraces, marble floors and stunning waterfront views stretching from the Darth Vader-style Russian Embassy to Meyer Lansky’s old Riviera hotel.

That… Continue reading