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    Luxury hotels arrive in Cuba despite fears Trump may hurt tourism boom

    Luxury hotels arrive in Cuba despite fears Trump may hurt tourism boom By Sarah Marsh | HAVANA Towering cranes dot the Havana skyline as communist-run Cuba races to build luxury hotels, amid indignation among some residents and concern that U.S. President Donald Trump might reverse a detente that fueled the tourist boom. Swiss-based Kempinski Hotels […] Continue reading

    Cuban Customers – Collateral Damage In The Tourism Boom

    Cuban Customers: Collateral Damage In The Tourism Boom / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 16 February 2017 – In the photo the couple smiles with one glass of beer in hand, all they were able to obtain after waiting in a long line at a Varadero resort. Nine years after the government allowed […] 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

    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

    Yes, the Castros can be pressured

    Yes, the Castros can be pressured ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | La Habana | 3 Mayo 2016 – 8:39 am. The Castro brothers’ caving in and allowing Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba aboard Carnival cruise ships revealed that they are vulnerable. Despite their efforts to conceal it, it is clear that they can be successfully pressured. […] Continue reading

    Carnival opens bookings for Cuban-born guests pending a change in Cuba policy

    Carnival opens bookings for Cuban-born guests pending a change in Cuba policy Carnival Corp. will accept bookings by Cuban-born Americans on its Fathom Cuba sailings The cruise company is expecting a change in the Cuban regulation If not, it will delay its May 1 sailing until all guests can travel BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Cuban-born […] 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

    Those Pools Aren’t for the People

    “Those Pools Aren’t for the People” / 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernández Posted on August 16, 2015 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernández, Pinar del Río, 13 August 2015 — “New movies, lots of ice cream, and a good pool,” is how a resident of Pinar del Río summarized his wishes for this school vacation. His second wish […] Continue reading

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 15, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 30 May 2015 — One hot and boring night, drinking a tear-inducing moonshine, Yosvany and a group of friends in a remote sugar-workers’ town in Yateras, Guantanamo province, more than a 600 miles east […] 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

    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

    The Truth About ‘Tourist Apartheid’ in Cuba

    The Truth About ‘Tourist Apartheid’ in Cuba Kim-Marie Evans February 16, 2015 Contrary to recent headlines, Cuba is not flinging open its doors for tourist travel. Although there have been recent changes in U.S. regulations, it is still technically illegal for an American to be a tourist in Cuba. In fact, during a recent art-buying […] Continue reading

    VP Ramiro Valdes: Cuba will not Return to the Past

    VP Ramiro Valdes: Cuba will not Return to the Past Juan C. Domínguez Taño / Saturday, 26 July 2014 09:48 Cuban Vice-president Ramiro Valdes Menendez that gave the main speech of the main rally for Cuba’s National Rebelliousness Day, hosted by province of Artemisa, extolled why the called Generation of the Centennial attacked the garrisons […] Continue reading

    Forbidden Magazines for Cuba’s Higher-Ups

    Forbidden Magazines for Cuba’s Higher-Ups June 9, 2014 Martin Guevara* HAVANA TIMES — I was allowed to return to Cuba in 1986. They had told me I didn’t have permission to study, that I had to work. I had profound knowledge about books and rum and – arbitrarily, it seems – they gave me a […] 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

    Memorias inquietas – Una escuelita para los hijos de Fidel Castro

    Memorias inquietas: Una escuelita para los hijos de Fidel Castro Publicado el Miércoles, 04 Septiembre 2013 12:31 Por Juan Reynaldo Sánchez* ¿Confía la élite del poder en Cuba en el sistema educacional del país, bastión de la propaganda sobre los logros de la revolución entronizada en 1959? No se trata de un fenómeno desencadenado ahora […] Continue reading

    The University

    The University / Henry Constantin Posted on June 28, 2013 The University belongs to the Revolutionaries, says the slogan on a central wall of the University of Camagüey, the first opened by the government of the older brother, Big Brother, in the gray gray gray years of the seventies, on the northeast side of my […] Continue reading

    Cuba A revolutionary refrain

    Cuba: A revolutionary refrain Tue, 25 Jun 2013 Travel Cuba is dancing to its own beat, in its own time, Sue Wootton writes. For visitors to Cuba, it’s hard to shake the impression that a glass bubble descended over the island 50 years ago, semi-preserving everything. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro stare from the walls; […] 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

    Apartheid in the Lyric Theater of Cuba? / Miguel Iturría Savón

    Apartheid in the Lyric Theater of Cuba? / Miguel Iturría SavónMiguel Iturria Savón, Translator: Unstated On September 12, 2011, the soprano Yoslainy Perez Derrick, a member of the National Lyric Theater Choir of Cuba (TLNC) sent a letter to the State Council, with copies to the Ministry of Culture and National Arts Council, complaining of […] 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

    RACE AND COLOR IN CONTEMPORARY CUBA

    RACE AND COLOR IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAGayle McGarrity When I first returned to the United States in 1982, after living for a year and a half in Cuba, I was eager to share with my colleagues the extent to which racism and class divisions were still a glaring reality in ´Revolutionary Cuba´. However, no one wanted [...] Continue reading