Interviews


“Nicaragua Betrayed the Migrants”

July 27, 2017 | No Comments »

Father Alejandro Solalinde: Nicaragua was an ingrate! Cuba helped Nicaragua a lot, and Nicaragua forgot them, it didn’t pay them back in the same coin, instead it turned its back on them. They betrayed doubly their own brothers and sisters. That’s the Nicaraguan revolution? How terrible that is – a bad sign!




Juliet Hooker: “People Don’t Imagine that a Nicaraguan could be Black”

July 25, 2017 | 2 comments

When a Miss Nicaragua was selected who came from the Atlantic Coast, people nearly had a nervous breakdown over the thought of a Black person representing the country. “What’s that, if not racism?”




A Convinced Cuban Internationalist

July 24, 2017 | 39 comments

Miguel Jesus Jimenez Rojo is 72 years old, he enlisted himself into the whirlwind of the Revolution, faithfully collaborating with it in any corner of the world where he was needed. Today, he lives in very modest conditions.




Cuban University Student Shares Her Concerns

July 13, 2017 | 7 comments

I don’t believe Cuba’s future lies solely in the hands of its youth. Cuba’s future lies in the hands of anyone who feels the need to do something positive for the country, contributing their grain of sand to the present so that it is then reflected in the future.




We Meet Alberto, One of Havana’s Living Statues

July 3, 2017 | 3 comments

It’s commonplace to find lots of living statues, stilt walkers followed by congas and clowns, as well as people enjoying them, along Old Havana’s streets. Alberto Sanchez, who is 39 years old, told us a little bit about his work.




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…