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    Social justice in Cuba? No racism?

    Commentary: Social justice in Cuba? No racism? Javier Garcia-Bengochea Guest Columnist Privacy Policy It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you think you know that just ain’t so … Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige paraphrasing Mark Twain. It’s called fake news. For decades, Cuba has promoted a false narrative regarding […] Continue reading

    Travelling the dichotomy of Cuba, from the beautiful beaches to the mainland

    Travelling the dichotomy of Cuba, from the beautiful beaches to the mainland Nancy Truman, Special to National Post | January 24, 2017 3:16 PM ET More from Special to National Post Just weeks after Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro was laid to rest on December 3, 2016, I found myself on the largest island in […] Continue reading

    On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba

    On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba The largest ever group of foreign workers is earning more than their Cuban counterparts. Is this fuelling resentment? byEd Augustin @Ed_Augustin Ed Augustin is a filmmaker and journalist. He’s currently shooting a feature film about Guantanamo Bay. Havana, Cuba – Sparks fly and drills roar, but the […] Continue reading

    In Spite of Hurricanes, Easterners Manage to Survive

    In Spite of Hurricanes, Easterners Manage to Survive / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 5 October 2016 — Right now, it’s easier to get to Miami than to Santiago de Cuba. To visit the second largest city on the Island, there are two daily flights that are rarely on time; you have to take a train […] Continue reading

    Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid

    Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 August 2016 — On a cloudy afternoon in early July, I went with my daughter to the reservation office in the basement of the Habana Libre hotel, to reserve for mid-August five nights in a hotel in Cayo Coco, in the north of […] Continue reading

    There Are No Foreigners

    There Are No Foreigners / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on October 13, 2015 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 12 October 2015 — Pepes, Yumas and tourists are some of the names we give to those who visit our country. For many Cubans, these travelers are their main source of income, through accommodation, transportation, dance and […] Continue reading

    The Adventures of a Cuban Mistaken for a Tourist

    The Adventures of a Cuban Mistaken for a Tourist October 15, 2014 Photo Feature by Luis Rondon Paz HAVANA TIMES — On October 10, I was at home feeling a little bored. I had finished studying early and done the house chores the day before. It was a holiday, I didn’t have to go to […] Continue reading

    World upside down – Why are there so many police on the beach in Cuba?

    World upside down: Why are there so many police on the beach in Cuba? July 15, 2014 What was your eye-opening travel experience? VPRO Abroad received in reply to this appeal many beautiful photos and stories. Liesbeth Eugelink from Nijmegen was in Cuba. Cigars, rum, cocktails, salsa music, vintage cars, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Ernest […] Continue reading

    The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see

    Cuba Brief: The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see [02-06-2014 14:08:24] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite—the Elysium of the title—while the […] Continue reading

    Havana with the Collapsed Building as its Symbol

    Havana with the Collapsed Building as its Symbol March 5, 2014 By Carlos Cabrera Perez (Cafe Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — The return of former Cuban government spy Fernando Gonzalez Llort and the crisis in Venezuela and the Ukraine have eclipsed the tragic news of the partial building collapse that took place at Havana’s central bus […] Continue reading

    Varadero is no longer a prohibited city, but…

    Varadero is no longer a prohibited city, but… / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 24, 2013 In a country such as Cuba not known for its middle class, few are the families who can give themselves the luxury of paying between 300 and 800 convertible pesos for a three or four night package in an […] Continue reading

    Cubanos, turistas y en los Cayos

    Sociedad Cubanos, turistas y en los Cayos Polina Martínez Shviétsova La Habana 11-07-2012 – 10:18 am. ¿Es tan distinta la vida en los hoteles 'All Inclusive' de los Cayos a la del resto del país? En el año 2008 se reabrió por parte de las autoridades el acceso al pueblo cubano al alquiler y hospedaje […] Continue reading

    Our Poverty In Material Things… and in Phone Service

    Our Poverty In Material Things… and in Phone Service 

/ Yoani Sánchez
, Voices Magazine N. 15 Translator: Unstated, Voices Magazine, Yoani Sánchez Only since March of 2008 have Cuban citizens living on the island been able to contract for cellphone service. Before that it was the exclusive privilege of trusted officials and foreigners living on […] Continue reading

    Castro vs. the Ladies in White

    THE AMERICAS – AUGUST 29, 2011 Castro vs. the Ladies in White Rocks, iron bars and sticks are no match for the gladiolas and courage of these peaceful Cuban protesters.By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY Rocks and iron bars were the weapons of choice in a government assault on a handful of unarmed women on the outskirts […] Continue reading

    Cuba waits on Castro

    Cuba waits on CastroThe Irish Times – Saturday, October 9, 2010 Cuba is milking its tourists like never before as all await what will happen post-Fidel, writes FRANK MCDONALD POWDERED MILK. That's what was so amazing about it. The young coffee-coloured Cuban guy who was trying to sell us cigars on our first night in [...] Continue reading

    Why women now lead the dissident fight in Cuba

    The Christian Science Monitor

    Why women now lead the dissident fight in Cuba

    Only a handful of political activists are willing to risk fighting for
    basic freedoms. But more ordinary Cubans, they say, are asking how to
    get involved.
    By Matthew Clark and Sara miller Llana | Staff writers of The Christian
    Science Monitor

    from the… Continue reading

    Social reforms that may be in Cuba's sights

    Social reforms that may be in Cuba's sights
    Published on Friday, February 22, 2008

    HAVANA, Cuba (AFP): Even before Fidel Castro announced his decision to
    leave power this week, Cubans have been stirring over the possibility of
    social reform.

    A video of university students boldly challenging the communist
    government circulated on the Internet earlier this month… Continue reading

    Bloggers Denounce Spain in New Advertising Campaign

    Bloggers Denounce Spain in New Advertising Campaign

    Yahoo! News.

    Billboards to Highlight Spanish Complicity in Cuban Exploitation

    MIAMI, 18–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Spanish government is being denounced by
    Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty (http://bucl.org) in a new advertising
    campaign aimed at educating the public about oppression in Castro's Cuba.

    The multimedia campaign, unveiled today, consists of… Continue reading