Cuba: 20 Years of Services for People in Crisis

January 26, 2015 | 1 Comment »

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.

Is the Cuban Adjustment Act on the Way Out?

January 15, 2015 | 3 comments

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.

A Young Cuban Pianist and His Folk Music Arrangements

January 14, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

Manane: A Young Cuban Band

January 9, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

US-Cuba Relations the Day After (Video Interviews)

December 18, 2014 | 5 comments

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.

Sixty-five Years With Cuba’s Hermanos Bravo

December 12, 2014 | No Comments »

Today, we approach the new generation keeping the music legacy of a legendary Cuban band alive – a band currently directed by Esteban Bravo. “With those instruments alone, they made the entire world dance.”

“Krudas Cubensi” in Havana – 2014 (Part (III)

December 8, 2014 | No Comments »

People! We bring you…”Las Krudas”. Cuban rappers, part of the exile community since 2006, visiting – as always – their beloved Cuba. These womanists, queer activists and combatants for respect for others tell us of their experiences through their Vegan eyes.

Interview with a Cuban Coffee Vendor

November 29, 2014 | 5 comments

Jose Armando Cabrera Soler, 51 years old, sells coffee at a bus terminal in Pinar del Rio. His business shouldn’t be something “out of this world”, but, in a society like ours, it is.

The Ballet Paintings of Cuban Artist Miguel Quintana

November 24, 2014 | No Comments »

Young Cuban painter Miguel Angel Quintana Amador has found the visual elements for his works in the legacy of prima ballerina Alicia Alonso and ballet, understood as a world of expression. “I don’t cling to new tendencies, I paint on impulse.”

“Krudas Cubensi” in Havana – 2014 (Part II)

November 24, 2014 | No Comments »

“Las Krudas” – warriors that never stop repeating” RESPECT! LOVE!” – share with us their experience as powerful Hip Hop musicians, poets and combatants for respect for women, black people, vegans and queers.