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    Cuba in the Eyes of Some US Tourists

    While Cubans and US citizens await the fast approaching US president-elect, Donald Trump’s inauguration day with uncertainty, US citizens are in a hurry to get to know Cuba before the normalizing relations process is reversed, according to what the soon-to-be tenant of the White House has announced.

featuredimage Does Raul Castro Have a Viable Plan for Cuba?

It has been very rare for any leader in any country in the world to be in power for such a long period of time, like Raul Castro has had, to try and convert their projects into reality. It’s been over a decade if we add the two years of his interim government (2006-2008); and we still haven’t even seen the tip of the “progress iceberg” in the never-ending ocean of Cuban poverty.


featuredimage Will Russia Pick Up Cuba’s Oil Tab?

An article published this week in the Russian publication Sputnik has some people thinking that Vladimir Putin may be ready to provide Cuba with cheap oil to pick up the slack from Venezuela, its current supplier. Such a move by Russia would be a modified version of the former Soviet Union’s subsidizing the entire Cuban economy from the 60s until its demise in 1991.


featuredimage A Cuban Living in Prague

Luis Alberto Rios is 40 years old, he’s been living in Prague for two years. Like him, there are many Cubans in different parts of the world looking for a better place to live. There are many things that lead them to emigrate, even risking their lives in the crossing. Then they have to adapt themselves to difficult situations in order to survive.


featuredimage Does Cuba Win or Lose with Obama’s New Immigration Policy?

For at least a week, Cuban emigrants without a US visa will be treated in the same way as the rest of the “illegals” who try to enter that country, according to the Obama White House. After that, Donald Trump will have the last word.


rightcolimage Cuba News Flash

When I left Alamar, nobody, including myself, knew anything and I found out about the news when I got to Vedado: the “wet-foot/dry-foot” policy had been revoked. I know that things aren’t always black and white, there are grey areas.


rightcolimage Has the American Dream died for the Cuban people?

“No, cousin, you’ve just shattered my illusions. I was all set to go,” my cousin said disappointed. He said this after learning of the new agreements made between Cuban and US representatives with regard to Cuban immigration to the US.


rightcolimage Inspiration to Write

For those of us who aren’t professional journalists, it takes us a little more time to prepare an article for our readers. Normally, we need a call from inspiration for the article we want to write to come or, at least, the closest thing possible to what we thought it would be.


rightcolimage My Future with Our State Telecommunications Co.

I more or less already have an idea of what the future holds for me, if I don’t decide to emigrate like many Cubans do and remain on the island where I was born. I have analyzed my situation with regard to telecommunications in Cuba very closely.


rightcolimage Future Revolutions

Over four years ago, I wrote an article which was published on Havana Times under the heading “Peaceful revolution will prevail.” I must admit that I was wrong, I underestimated Imperialism’s power…


rightcolimage Living with violence

The Venezuelan Observatory on Violence has announced that violent deaths in 2016 exceeded 28,000 which makes Venezuela the second country in the world with the highest rate of lethal deaths.


rightcolimage Being Free in Cuba

Time frames are symbolic, but a new year is always an opportunity for us to settle debts. Therefore, I’d like to thank the readers who commented on my post “About Freedom”, apologizing for such a late response and to answer some of the questions put forward.


rightcolimage Hoping for a Miracle in 2017

When a new year begins, the most common thing to do is to look back on the good things that the old year brought, but mainly about what we did wrong and how we can change this in the present in order to improve our lives.