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    Cuba Prioritizes Foreign Debt Despite Hard Year

    Cuban banking authorities have just paid US $2.6 billion in debt owed to the Paris Club, that conglomerate of 14 wealthy countries. The news has not been given by Cuba’s official media, perhaps out of modesty, which is what I can think of right now.

featuredimage The Event: “Another Poet Commits Suicide”

On Friday, October 20, National Culture Day, an event called Another poet commits suicide was inaugurated, prepared by the Museum of Dissidence in Cuba and Amaury Pacheco, founder of OMNI Zona Franca. Today, Sunday October 22nd is the final day. (17 photos)


featuredimage The Cuba Acoustic Files: “The Balloon that Inflates By Itself”

In this new chapter of the saga more alleged victims of Cuba’s fantastic acoustic weapons are coming forward. Apparently two more officials from the US Embassy would have suffered the mysterious audio attacks. The balloon continues to inflate and will surely continue to fill it with air until it bursts.


featuredimage Trusting Rain

Collecting rain-water is a way of life in Bermuda, like it could be in many countries including many parts of Cuba. Each household is responsible for their water supply. Few travelers to the spectacular island are aware of this centuries old method of water conservation.


featuredimage Old Doors in Havana

Old chronicles tell us that Havana used to be covered in timber-yielding trees before it was a city, where Manilkara trees, cedars, mahogany and the reddish rosewood trees would keep the earth cool and damp. (27 photos)


rightcolimage O eo Eo Maduro, your socialism stinks of the Right… la la la

This death song is never-ending. And dying is natural, but when lives could have been longer it stops seeming so natural. And when the sick person suffers more than they should have, it pains everyone who knows this person.


rightcolimage A Woman’s Place

Sexual object, sex slave, Barbie. For decades, women didn’t have the right to vote. Very few women have been the president of a country. She was reduced to giving birth without being able to stop it, constrained to the home almost by decree.


rightcolimage A Cuba-USA Story of Here and There

Danay and Juan are two regular young people out of the many here in Cuba who have been wanting to emigrate for a long time. They were born and raised during the cumbersome Special Period crisis of the 1990s and they became adults in the middle of the transformation period of Cuban Socialism.


rightcolimage Another Water Crisis and My Possible Solution

I thought that my activism had resolved the water problem on my block, but when the problem is just as bad or worse, I thought that maybe it was hurricane Irma’s fault. It’s been more than a week now since this precious liquid hasn’t come to my home.


rightcolimage Excuses in US Foreign Policy

Nobody should be surprised about the fact that today, the current US president is using an excuse so as to take US-Cuba relations back to what they were during the Cold War.


rightcolimage YouTube’s Maternal Side

An unusual pleasure which some of us all share in some way or another is that of knowing how somebody we like is, what they are doing, what they are up to in their day-to-day lives. But not a relative or a friend, someone we don’t even know.


rightcolimage A Rapist on the Loose in Alamar, The Movie

Alamar is unsettled, news of a rapist running around on the loose through the neighborhood’s streets interrupts any conversation, outshining the increase in agro-market prices and livening up lines. There are so many different versions; sometimes, dates get mixed up, the number of victims varies, but the reality is that people are very stressed about this issue.


rightcolimage We Decide: “Trees Aren’t the Problem”

On October 10th, under the slogan “Trees aren’t the problem”, artists, environmentalists and lovers of life on the whole came together and participated in the performance piece “Human Connection for Forest Revitalization.” (23 photos)