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    Foreigners and Cubans: Princes and Paupers

    Foreigners and Cubans: Princes and Paupers FRANCISCO ALMAGRO DOMÍNGUEZ | Miami | 15 de Junio de 2017 – 15:39 CEST. A woman friend of mine who lives in Miami recently traveled to the Island with her children. As her father is Cuban, she wanted her children to meet the family members who are still there. […] Continue reading

    Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism

    Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism By Xu Qin | 00:01 UTC+8 June 7, 2017 | PRINT EDITION ANY talk of Cuba conjures up images of sun-kissed beaches, scintillating music, culture, traditions and a history that continues to unfold even now, but the Caribbean island nation’s top envoy in China is keen that visitors […] Continue reading

    New luxury mall in socialist Cuba pits state consumerism against the poor

    New luxury mall in socialist Cuba pits state consumerism against the poor Military’s business arm has transformed Manzana de Gomez mall into an opulent spectacle that both fascinates and alienates Cubans: ‘I can’t buy anything Associated Press in Havana Tuesday 9 May 2017 16.16 BST Last modified on Tuesday 9 May 2017 18.09 BST The […] Continue reading

    One night in an Airbnb in Cuba costs twice what many Cubans make per month

    One night in an Airbnb in Cuba costs twice what many Cubans make per month By Nidhi Prakash Four months after Airbnb opened for business in Cuba, it’s becoming clear what kind of impact the uptick in American tourism may have on the local economy. The Associated Press reports that between January and May alone, […] 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

    An Inclusive Cuba Would Always Be Stronger

    An Inclusive Cuba Would Always Be Stronger May 19, 2016 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES – It is no secret that Washington is slowly moving away from its former partners of dissent and betting on the self-employed, cooperatives and Cuban entrepreneurs, born under the reforms led by President Raul Castro. The advantages of these over […] Continue reading

    57 Years Later – Towards A New Contract For Cuba (Pt. 1)

    57 Years Later: Towards A New Contract For Cuba (Pt. 1) / 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 7 May 2016 — I am offering, for critical discussion, a viewpoint discussed in more than one place about what I consider the progressive and punctilious deconstruction of our national project. Cuba is no […] Continue reading

    Foreign Investment Law – More Apartheid

    Foreign Investment Law: More Apartheid JORGE A. SANGUINETTY | Miami | 2 Mayo 2016 – 12:02 pm. At first glance, the Cuban Foreign Investment Law (Law 118, April 2014) seeks to attract capital to the country in order to raise its production level, especially as regards exportable products. Attracting foreign capital is perfectly legitimate for […] Continue reading

    Cruise to Cuba leaves Miami on historic voyage

    Cruise to Cuba leaves Miami on historic voyage The 600 passengers on the Adonia are first cruisers to take such trip in half a century Making history “is one of the greatest honors a company can have,” CEO says Ship will arrive Monday morning in Havana BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Fathom Adonia moved into […] Continue reading

    Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens”

    Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura Chinchilla The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances, professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere, address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba, to express the following: We celebrate […] Continue reading

    Lawsuit filed against Carnival for agreeing to discriminatory Cuba cruise policy

    Lawsuit filed against Carnival for agreeing to discriminatory Cuba cruise policy A class action lawsuit alleges that Carnival Corp. is violating civil rights Cuban law prohibits Cuban-born individuals from traveling to Cuba by sea Lawsuit alleges that Carnival Corp. adopted policy to “support” Cuba’s boycott of Cuban-born individuals BY CHABELI HERRERA AND DOUGLAS HANKS cherrera@miamiherald.com […] Continue reading

    Rosa María Paya – Totalitarianism Does Not Tolerate Participation

    Rosa María Paya: Totalitarianism Does Not Tolerate Participation / Leonel Luis Leon Posted on December 7, 2015 Diario Las Americas, Leonel Luis Leon, 5 December 2015 — Rosa María Payá, daughter of the deceased Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Payá – who received the Andrei Sakharov Human Rights Prize from the European Parliament and founded the […] Continue reading

    Old Havana reflects a new era in Cuba

    Old Havana reflects a new era in Cuba By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: November 21, 2015 | Updated: November 21, 2015 at 09:02 AM HAVANA — Imagine block after block of buildings as grand and historic as the Cuban Club in Ybor City, except the verandas, balustrades and high-arched windows are crumbling and […] Continue reading

    The Bad Luck of Being Black in Cuba

    The Bad Luck of Being Black in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 12, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 11 September 2015 — It was already duck on an extremely hot day without a hint of a breeze, when a white Mercedes Benz van with the blue top of the national police pulled up alongside Red […] Continue reading

    Condemn Us, It Does Not Matter – Art Will Absorb Us

    Condemn Us, It Does Not Matter: Art Will Absorb Us* / 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Cremata Posted on July 14, 2015 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Cremata, Havana, 10 July 2015 — First of all, I apologize this time for speaking in the first person. I have always thought, like Garcia Marquez, that what I have tried to […] Continue reading

    Racial Prejudice Begins in Childhood

    Cuba: Racial Prejudice Begins in Childhood / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 28, 2015 Iván García, 29 April 2015 — The first time that Yumilka, a teacher, felt discriminated against because of the color of her skin she was only four years old. “It was in the daycare center. I remember coming home crying. A […] Continue reading

    No blogger, no Obama

    No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on March 29, 2015 No blogger, no cry. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo 1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3 Repression was all over the blogosphere. 4 And the citizens saw the blogs were good. 5 So that […] Continue reading

    Conan O’Brien proves ‘useful’ to the regime

    Conan O’Brien proves ‘useful’ to the regime BY A.J. DELGADO ADELGADO@POST.HARVARD.EDU 03/10/2015 6:26 PM 03/10/2015 6:26 PM In 1959, Jack Paar, then host of The Tonight Show, interviewed Fidel Castro in Havana. That was the last time an American late-night host filmed in Cuba — until, that is, Conan O’Brien hightailed it down to Havana […] Continue reading

    Hemingway, Tourism, and the Contradictions of Revolutionary Cuba

    Hemingway, Tourism, and the Contradictions of Revolutionary Cuba Posted: 09/10/2014 3:33 pm EDT Updated: 09/10/2014 3:59 pm EDT At El Floridita bar in Old Havana, Ernest Hemingway drank in the afternoons and supposedly met his only Cuban love, Leopoldina (a sex worker). Hemingway, although he has been dead for over 50 years, is still hanging […] Continue reading

    THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME

    THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on August 27, 2014 THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME The power of Castro’s dictatorship couldn’t rely only in the annihilation of all kind of opposition, despite the fact that, since January 1959, its governability depended on fear (out […] Continue reading

    OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins

    OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on May 17, 2014 Speech by OLPL in Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, 16 May 2014. Dear friends: As a Cuban from the Island —and all Cubans are, no matter how far and how much time has […] 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

    Orlando Luis Pardo: “I was afraid when I had no voice, when I started talking, I lost the fear.”

    Orlando Luis Pardo : “I was afraid when I had no voice, when I started talking, I lost the fear.” Posted on September 9, 2013 Interview by Emilio Sanchez Cartas – from Los Andes Internacionales The restless, multifaceted Pardo Lazo graduated in biochemistry from the University of Havana, but left the field after 10 years. […] Continue reading