Alejandro Castro Espín, 49, son of Cuban president Raul Castro and the late Vilma Espin, is a colonel in the Interior Ministry and social researcher. He is considered the possible power behind the throne of any new president when his father steps down in 2018.
Susana Pous is a Spanish artist who has been involved with the Cuban stage for many years. “I’ve never felt out of place in Cuba. There are of course cultural differences that I’ve run into, but I have always tried to approach differences with respect.”
Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Ivanovich Antonov said “We are talking about helping our ships when they are on long-range missions, providing them with water, food, recreation and, of course, ship maintenance if necessary.”
Luis Alberto Saldaña’s paintings have a profound visual impact, capturing us with thought-provoking realism. (8 photos)
The year was 1995. The Cuban economy was in shambles, and so were people. Suicide figures skyrocketed, until we were seeing more than 2 thousand cases every year and the phenomenon became a statistically significant cause of death.
After the accords announced on December 17, one issue being discussed is whether to retain the Cuban Adjustment Act, which allows citizens from the island, whether they have another citizenship or not, to normalize their status as permanent residents after spending 1 year and one day on US soil.
Though coming from an academic background, Jose Gavilondo has become an arranger for renowned folk musicians in Cuba. “Every piece is a completely new challenge,” he tells us in his interview for Havana Times.
Today we interview Mariela Flores and Miguel Angel Wong, the directors of the band Manane, people whom music and life has brought together. “Independent productions have proven to be the quickest and most effective way of making music,” they tell us.
Today we bring you a one hour special program analyzing the announcements on Wednesday by US President Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro on the results of secret talks held for months by the two administrations with assistance from Pope Francis.