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    While tourists drink water out of a bottle, Cubans ration and boil a limited supply

    While tourists drink water out of a bottle, Cubans ration and boil a limited supply BY BRIANA ERICKSON HAVANA Men sit on the steps and play a hand of cards, women chat outside barred windows, stray dogs missing tufts of fur trot by. Taxi drivers call it the last stop in Havana. The locals call […] Continue reading

    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

    UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh

    UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh By UN Watch —— Bio and Archives March 21, 2017 GENEVA— Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Bolivia, UAE, Iran, Bangladesh, and Venezuela today attempted to silence UN human rights council testimony by the head of UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates

    Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates By AZAM AHMEDDEC. 8, 2016 HAVANA — For Lisset Felipe, privation is a standard facet of Cuban life, a struggle shared by nearly all, whether they’re enduring blackouts or hunting for toilet paper. But this year has been different, in an even more fundamental way, she […] 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

    Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba?

    Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba? August 23, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. Personally, his greatest virtue, without him intending to do this, is to show the […] Continue reading

    La lógica del desfile, el espectáculo y el exhibicionismo

    La lógica del desfile, el espectáculo y el exhibicionismo Parece que lo obsceno de las pasarelas entre las ruinas del Paseo de Prado ha sido una invitación a que muchos participan en este afán de ver y ser visto James J. Pancrazio, Illinois | 11/05/2016 9:07 pm Esto es sólo el comienzo: la visita del […] Continue reading

    On one Havana street, gentrification exposes old inequality

    On one Havana street, gentrification exposes old inequality The Associated Press By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Posted: Apr. 16, 2016 8:00 am Updated: Apr. 16, 2016 10:17 am HAVANA (AP) — Halfway down Calle Habana, a crumbling two-story colonial building is being painstakingly restored by a Cuban-American businessman who fled as a child after the 1959 revolution. […] 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

    Cuban Americans banned from first cruise to Cuba in decades

    Cuban Americans banned from first cruise to Cuba in decades 11 APRIL 2016 • 4:47PM A Cuban-American national has been refused permission to travel on the first American-owned cruise ship to visit the island in decades. Cuban-born Maria de los Angela Torres, an academic at the University of Illinois, tried to book a cabin on […] Continue reading

    En Cuba, crecen las expectivas por el “día cero” para eliminar la doble moneda

    En Cuba, crecen las expectivas por el “día cero” para eliminar la doble moneda En Cuba se espera una anunciada reforma monetaria que deje una sola moneda en circulación POR: MARÍA PEÑA 31 MARZO 2016 WASHINGTON.- El gobierno cubano estableció en octubre de 2013 una “hoja de ruta” para eliminar la doble moneda, pero el […] 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

    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 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

    De cómo las transiciones cubanas son diseñadas en Washington DC

    De cómo las transiciones cubanas son diseñadas en Washington DC El tema “Cuba” se piensa y se decide con mayor lucidez no en la Universidad de La Habana, sino desde la distancia de Georgetown University. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo agosto 27, 2015 Pobrecitos los incapaces cubanos: todo tuvo que ser pensado antes por nosotros. Hasta […] Continue reading

    Cuba likely to end dual currency system

    Cuba likely to end dual currency system Marc Franc Cuba is likely to eliminate its dual currency system by the end of this year in a first step to simplifying a multiple exchange system that investors view as a serious obstacle to business. Cuba currently operates two currencies: the peso (CUP), which largely circulates in […] 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

    Cuba publishes first photos of Fidel Castro in 5 months

    Cuba publishes first photos of Fidel Castro in 5 months BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN AND ANDREA RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS 02/03/2015 7:41 AM 02/03/2015 7:41 AM HAVANA Cuba has published the first photos of Fidel Castro in more than five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader engaged in what appears to be a lively conversation with a […] Continue reading

    Five of the most (in)famous U.S. fugitives in Cuba

    Five of the most (in)famous U.S. fugitives in Cuba As relations with Cuba normalize, here’s a look at the most well-known fugitives in the island nation — past and present. By Tina Griego December 24 Guillermo Morales, a fugitive from U.S. law enforcement, was convicted of firearms possession and other charges in New York City […] Continue reading

    What I Said at FIU

    What I Said at FIU / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on December 9, 2014 Translator’s Note: On Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo participated in a panel discussion at Florida International University, in Miami. The program announcement is here. Since the time of the Iron Curtain and Soviet socialism, the word, “solidarity,” […] 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

    An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness

    Michael J. Totten: An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness Michael J. Totten, National Post | June 6, 2014 12:01 AM ET 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 […] Continue reading

    Foreign Investors Won’t Liberate Cuba

    Foreign Investors Won’t Liberate Cuba The billions already poured into the island have done nothing to advance civil society. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY June 1, 2014 6:24 p.m. ET Attitudes toward the 52-year-old—though much-modified—U.S. embargo of Cuba’s military dictatorship have changed a lot in recent years. But not always in the ways you might expect. […] Continue reading