Interviews


A Familiar Face at Cuba’s Film School

June 21, 2017 | No Comments »

Friendly, affectionate, but also direct and straight to the point, we found Ybis Caises along the main corridor of the International School of Film and Television. Her job since 1986 consists of connecting students and employees at this center with the outside world.




Cuban Medical Student Comments on Trump’s Announcement

June 20, 2017 | 5 comments

Daniel Hernandez, a young Medicine student at the Medical Sciences University in Santa Clara and the son of emigres who are in exile in the US who he hasn’t seen in 9 years, shares some of his views to Havana Times on the subject of this new stage in US-Cuba relations.




“Either We Lift Up the Net Together or We Live Under It”

June 19, 2017 | No Comments »

Today we bring you an interview with Moises Leonardo Rodriguez, a founder of the Corriente Martiana human rights group. “We want people to recognize their rights and to also learn how they can communicate violations of their human rights to the UN in due form.”




Elderly Cuban Woman Struggles on a Fourth Floor

June 15, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Ten years ago, Alfreda Alfonso Martinez (80 years old) was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, a serious disease which is defined by high concentrations of blood glucose over a prolonged period of time or is a chronic condition. She used to work at the hairdressers in Candelaria; she was forced to retire because of a medical report.




Alicia Cubells, a Special Woman I Interviewed in Prague

June 12, 2017 | 1 Comment »

While in Prague recently, I had the good fortune of meeting a young female entrepreneur, who let me get an insight into her life. Alicia Cubells is one of these people who leave their mark deep in people’s hearts…




Cuban Activists Pushing Limits (Video)

June 8, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Isbel Diaz and Jimmy Roque are two Cuban social activists who see a direct relation between the different sectorial struggles on the island. Here they are interviewed about their beliefs and efforts by Yaima Pardo.




Leonardo Padura Speaks on His Novels and Cuba

June 7, 2017 | 3 comments

Cuban writer Leonardo Padura announced in Managua the publication of his new novel, set for release in January 2018. The book, “The Transparency of Time” features the reappearance of the emblematic detective Mario Conde, now as a retired police officer in the contemporary Cuba of 2014.




Cuba’s Days Girls and their Big Dreams

May 26, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Twenty-year old twins Dayrelis and Daynelis Fabelo Nunez have been interested in the world of music ever since they were little girls and now they dabble in singing as well as modeling. In the Artemisa and Havana provinces, they have performed on different stages singing pop music, salsa, and boleros. Living outside of the capital hasn’t dampened their dreams.




Rocker Tanya Returns to the Cuban Music Scene

May 24, 2017 | No Comments »

Tanya has returned to the Cuban rock scene, this time more mature, with better music arrangements, irreverent lyrics, romantic ballads, after two decades of not living on the island. She was a solo artist in the ‘80s of Live Art, and then became a member of alternative rock band Monte de Espuma.




Wendy Guerra Stays in Cuba and Writes Banned Novels

May 23, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Cleo is a young poet who lives in Havana, a writer under suspicion. State Security and the Ministry of Culture believe that her success has been built by “the enemy” as a weapon of destabilization, a CIA invention. However, some intellectuals living in exile believe Cleo is actually a spy for Cuban intelligence services.