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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

    Leftist allies fly in to pay tribute to Cuba’s Castro at mass rally

    Leftist allies fly in to pay tribute to Cuba’s Castro at mass rally Raul Castro swears allegiance in front of Fidel Castro’s urn By Sarah Marsh | HAVANA (Reuters) – Leaders of Cuba’s leftist allies and other developing countries arrive in Havana on Tuesday for a mass rally commemorating Fidel Castro, the rebel who seized […] 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

    Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing

    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

    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

    Carnival cruise from Miami arrives in Cuba

    Carnival cruise from Miami arrives in Cuba Adonia becomes first cruise to depart from US to Cuba in nearly 40 years By Peter Burke – Local10.com Managing Editor , Associated Press , Hatzel Vela – Reporter Posted: 10:02 AM, May 02, 2016 Updated: 11:25 PM, May 02, 2016 HAVANA, Cuba – An historic cruise from […] 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

    Cuba’s No-Cubans Rule Puts Cruise Lines in Uncharted Waters

    Cuba’s No-Cubans Rule Puts Cruise Lines in Uncharted Waters Cuban immigrants are barred from sailing home, but that’s not stopping Carnival from selling vacations to everyone else. Justin Bachman April 12, 2016 — 1:00 PM CEST Carnival Corp.’s maiden voyage to Cuba next month will be filled with almost 700 cruisers looking to spend time […] Continue reading

    Cuba is changing, more for some than others

    Cuba is changing, more for some than others In the same week , Cubans saw President Obama and the Rolling Stones, a symbol of opening on the island. But while many talk about changes in Cuba, the private sector is still small and the government could react slowly to the U.S. offer to strengthen ties. […] 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

    Why the Dissidence is Irrelevant for Ordinary Cubans

    Why the Dissidence is Irrelevant for Ordinary Cubans / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 13, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 5 November 201 5 — Daniela Sarmiento, 61, has exhausted all the legal options with State institutions to complete the process for a new home She lives with her three children in a house cracked because of […] 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

    Cuba – Private Sector Entrepreneurs Feel Smothered by the Government

    Cuba: Private Sector Entrepreneurs Feel Smothered by the Government / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 24, 2015 Iván García, 17 June 2015 — Amid spider webs and musty smells, in a corner of his garage where things that no longer work go to retire, Leonardo has stacked molds for making candies and desserts. There are […] Continue reading

    Cuba Needs More Doctors and Better Hospitals

    Cuba Needs More Doctors and Better Hospitals / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 30, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 29 April 2015 — The urology ward at Calixto Garcia Hospital is a bleak scene. Patients in soiled pajamas wander through the halls like zombies with serum on their hands, in search of a urologist, who hasn’t come […] 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

    OLPL in “A New U.S.-Cuba Policy: Did Cuba Win?”

    OLPL in “A New U.S.-Cuba Policy: Did Cuba Win?” Posted on March 1, 2015 Video: Fifty-plus years of US diplomatic stalemate and economic sanctions have failed to bring freedom to the Cuban people because they were not designed to bring freedom to the Cuban people, but to penalize a regime that started by sequestering Cuban […] Continue reading

    Relaxed Cuba Welcomes Visitors as Locals Wait for Economic Improvement

    Relaxed Cuba Welcomes Visitors as Locals Wait for Economic Improvement Anita Snow, Associated Press Feb 22, 2015 12:00 pm It’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Cuba, but it’s certainly the right environment for change. — Jason Clampet Rolling toward customs with a 60-pound suitcase filled with clothing and electronics for friends, my stomach clenched […] Continue reading

    Return visit to Communist Cuba finds new hope amid change

    Return visit to Communist Cuba finds new hope amid change BY ANITA SNOW ASSOCIATED PRESS 02/18/2015 12:11 AM 02/18/2015 12:12 AM HAVANA Rolling toward customs with a 60-pound suitcase filled with clothing and electronics for friends, my stomach clenched when a female agent in a light green uniform approached. As a former longtime Cuba correspondent […] Continue reading

    You Can’t Come In

    You Can’t Come In / 14ymedio, Rosa Lopez Posted on August 28, 2014 14ymedio, Havana, Rosa Lopez, 27 August 2014 – “You can’t come in,” a young doorkeeper emphatically tells a young man, while gesturing for him to move away from the door. When the target protests, he receives the explanation that in this crowded […] 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

    The Silent Successes of the Cuban Dissidence

    The Silent Successes of the Cuban Dissidence / Ivan Garcia Posted on February 7, 2014 Before the olive-green autocracy designed economic reforms, the peaceful, illegal opposition was demanding opportunities in small businesses and in the agricultural sector as well as repeal of the absurd apartheid in the tourist, information and technology spheres that turned the […] Continue reading

    Raul Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs

    Posted on Saturday, 12.21.13 Raul Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ AND MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — President Raul Castro issued a stern warning to entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of Cuba’s economic reform, telling parliament on Saturday that “those pressuring us to move faster are moving us toward failure.” Castro […] 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