“Cafecito de Cuba” Isn’t for Locals

    Today, I woke up really early in the morning and I stood outside my house. I could make out a lot of my neighbors among the pedestrians on the street already with a small jar in their hands, on their way to buy a little coffee.

featuredimage Cuba Must Decide Between Journalism & Propaganda

The problem facing Cuban journalism goes far beyond censorship, it delves into a concept that makes the press a tool for politics and the journalists into ideological soldiers affiliated with one side or the other.

featuredimage A Look at La Lisa, Havana

One of the main arteries of Marianao, Havana is 51st Ave. On its route west we come to the La Lisa bridge which marks the entrance to the municipality with the same name. Here’s our photo essay of La Lisa. (27 photos)

featuredimage What do Cubans think about the death penalty?

Havana Times has put forward a new initiative: to find out what Cubans think about different national and/or global issues. As far as we know, only the government and government institutions carry out surveys; the results of these are not normally very accessible to ordinary Cubans.

featuredimage Energy Crisis in Cuba?

If the hypothetical rule of three is used to answer this question, shall we say, to the Venezuelan government’s financial difficulties and Cuba’s own insufficient energy resources, the economic crisis will hit Cuba suddenly and it could mean the end of its revolutionary era.

rightcolimage Cuba: Efficiency

Efficiency in being demanding when committing deeply to work hard slowly but surely to further accelerate progress towards the optimization of efficiency improvement.

rightcolimage Is Cuba Suffering Paralysis?

We Cubans have to face a countless number of difficulties everyday. Some better others worse, however, we’ve always known how to… deal with them, so to speak.

rightcolimage Havana, Architecture and Urbanism (Part 2)

By the 1930s and 40s, Havana had become one of the main tourist destinations for thousands of US holidaymakers. Miami was just a bridge to get to Cuba’s tropical paradisaical landscapes. (30 photos)

rightcolimage Prague Awaits Me

Ever since I found out that I’d been selected to study an intensive video course in the Czech Republic, my life has turned around 180 degrees, in terms of thinking…

rightcolimage Is July 26 the Happiest Day in our History?

“The 26th is the happiest day in our History”; this is what the repetitive chorus of an old song says, which was aired on the Cuban TV new’s programs, in the days leading up to the 26th July celebrations, the day of National Rebellion.

rightcolimage Sex in Rooms by the Hour

I can still remember the place on 11 and 24th Streets, right next to the Iron Bridge, which now serves as a “transitional housing unit” for families who, for one reason or another, have ended up without their own homes.

rightcolimage Addictions, an Audiovisual Project

It’s a project which is based on gender freedom and freedom from discrimination which includes performance art, short movies, video art and photo manipulations.

rightcolimage Cuba’s Man-made Water Crisis Persists

A friend of mine lives in Central Havana where the conditions are more unsanitary than they are in any other neighborhood on the outskirts. Most of the homes suffer a serious irregularity in the drinking water supply.