Cuba Isn’t What We Wanted it To Be

    In order to build a truly fair society you have to inevitably “put up a fight”. This won’t be a violent fight like we used to think it had to be in the past; on the contrary, it should be peaceful and civil like Gandhi once advised us and what Mandela ended up putting into practice.

featuredimage Humanist Photography through Tony’s Lens

Antonio Hernandez “Tony” is a photographer and a designer. He was a silversmith before that until he was able to consolidate himself as a photographer and has already taken over important art spaces.

featuredimage Isle of Pines, Isle of Youth; Fighting against Oblivion

The number of inhabitants went from just 5000 to over 94,000 in 10 years. Levels of consumer activity, public services and building of apartments exceeded those in the rest of the country. However, that great project had no resources of its own, and was nourished with supplies from the Soviet socialist solar system.

featuredimage The Most Revealing Concepts of the Cuban Model

Much has been discussed and written recently about the Conceptualization of Cuba’s social and economic model. Official spokespersons pay tribute to the fantastic program and praise just how democratic the Cuban government is that we are able to discuss the document.

featuredimage Cuba: Can a Terrorist be a Hero?

I recently read that Cuban activists were asking US President Barack Obama to grant a presidential pardon to anti-Castro militant Eduardo Arocena, who received a life sentence in 1984 for a number of terrorist attacks committed in the United States between 1975 and 1983.

rightcolimage Who Could Be against Peace in Colombia?

Regarding the signing of bilateral and definitive ceasefire and end to hostilities agreements, between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the Colombian government, incredibly, some people in that country are against these peace accords.

rightcolimage An Islander without an Island

These are the remnants of a familiar city which remain imprinted on our memory. Reality follows us in our subconscious when we don’t see these things everyday; a corner, an arch or a column. (7 photos)

rightcolimage Trying to Get a Home Telephone Line in Cuba

Many years ago, Cuba’s telecommunications monopoly (Etecsa) decided to adopt a policy to try and invest in mobile phones and the Internet. They almost put fixed landline management and installation for the Cuban people to one side completely…

rightcolimage In Cuba, to Smoke or Not to Smoke…

The Cuban government continues to support smoking in many ways; tobacco companies try to increase their sales and people keep choosing to smoke as a lifestyle choice, and they’re taking up the habit when they’re younger and younger.

rightcolimage In Cuba: Nobody’s to Blame or Are They?

If we all, or nearly all of us in Cuba, are in the same boat, why can’t we respect and help each other on a day to day basis? Why do we let ourselves be carried away by the worst of our situation?

rightcolimage The Fito Paez Concert at Havana’s Karl Marx Theater

I saw the announcement about composer and singer Fito Paez’s arrival with his band, and the reason why he wanted to perform his last concert on his Latin American tour in our beloved, marvelous city.

rightcolimage I’m Liking Havana less and less

This Havana that I wanted for years to call my home, this Havana where I studied at its University and where I’ve already worked for a fair bit… this Havana that I like less and less every day.

rightcolimage Does Reggaeton Have To Be So Vulgar?

Has anybody ever listened to the lyrics of some reggaeton songs? I hardly understand them, I find it difficult to understand what they’re saying, but when I sit down and focus on the lyrics, I have to admit I don’t like them one bit. Yes, the beat is contagious. Careful, I must confess that I’ve danced to many songs at one party or another, however, the message some of the songs convey… leaves a great deal to be desired.