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    China Takes Its Turn in Cuba

    President Raul Castro met on Saturday in the Cuban capital with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Li’s presence is the third high-level visit during the week, preceded by the president of Iran and prime minister of Japan.

featuredimage Is Venezuela Heading for a Coup?

Cuban government media and Telesur out of Venezuela are always alluding to a new kind of coup d’etat against the Left’s empowerment on the global political stage: “the soft coup”. They promote the time worn “conspiracy theory.” It’s repeated over and over again; its objective being to get it inside our heads so we accept it as a proven reality.


featuredimage Tragic Death of Cuban Pitcher Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez, the star pitcher for the Miami Marlins, died today in a boating accident in Miami Beach, confirmed his team. Fernandez, 24, came to the United States from Cuba when he was 14.


featuredimage Campaign Begins in Cuba for Imprisoned Spy Ana Belen Montes

This week the first public event was held in Havana to demand the release of Ana Belen Montes, a spy for Cuba who has already served 15 years in a United States’ prison.


featuredimage My Memories of Havana’s Mella Theatre

Over the past 25 years, the Mella Theater in Havana has become my second home. Here, I have witnessed unique and once-in-a-lifetime moments in Cuban culture.


rightcolimage The Companion: Not Just Friendship and Aids

The friendship between a boxer and a former soldier, within the context of the “Los Cocos” sanitarium, an institution where they kept every case of HIV and seropositives in confinement, in Cuba in the ‘80s is the setting for of film “El Acompañante” (The Companion).


rightcolimage Cuba on the Road to Development, With or Without Oil

September is passing us by and there have been different news reports going around relating to the energy situation in Cuba. It’s a shame that they’re all fake or superficial.


rightcolimage Crossing Over

On Thursday September 15th, the sea that washes up on “Russian beach” in Alamar, spread the ashes of poet Juan Carlos Flores, who couldn’t even wait for his end prescribed by natural decree.


rightcolimage The Iranian President Isn’t Welcome Here in Cuba

In its waltz with the world’s dictators, the Cuban government isn’t satisfied with just recently going to hug egomaniac Eternal North Korean President Kim Il-Sung, but now it’s receiving the Iranian head-of-state who rules the world’s leading country in homosexual persecution.


rightcolimage Havana When I Was a Little Girl

Walking through Havana is becoming a less gratifying experience every time I go. I remember when I was a little girl and a teenager how I used to love wondering through its neighborhoods.


rightcolimage Conversation with My Conscience

You spend the whole day thinking about a million things and picking fights with almost everything and now you’re saying you can’t think about anything to write about.


rightcolimage Nobody Knows What They Have Until They Lose It

This old saying has a lot of truth in it and can be applied to many of life’s situations, but especially to politics, and recently we’ve been able to verify this in many Latin American countries.


rightcolimage Choosing, Taking Your Life

On September 15th, I heard about Cuban poet Juan Carlos Flores’ suicide. He’d suffered from schizophrenia and in the last period of his life, he’d decided to be by himself, his wife had gone out of the country.