Interviews


Cuba’s Ana Lobe: The Ballet Star of Her Generation

July 23, 2015 | No Comments »

Cuban ballet will forever remember Ana Lobe, a ballerina who has lived outside the island for years. Blessed with exceptional charisma, her impressive physical presence and the sophistication of her techniques made her shine on stage.




A Victory for the People in Havana (Videos)

July 21, 2015 | 4 comments

We speak with Ricardo Alarcon a former Cuban representative to the United Nations on the reopening of the Cuban and US embassies. Senator Patrick Leahy speaks on the secret talks that led to the rapprochement of US-Cuba relations. In another segment we hear from Congress members Raúl Grijalva and Barbara Lee; actor Danny Glover; former U.S. diplomat Wayne Smith; attorneys Michael Smith and Michael Ratner.




Cubanabooks: A Non-Profit Publisher of Cuban Women

July 20, 2015 | 2 comments

US university professor Sara Cooper is the founder of a veritable publisher’s dream: Cubanabooks. The publishing house has already begun to secure prestige in both Cuba and the United States thanks to the tenacity of woman who defends literature written by women and Queer Studies. She is currently working at the California State University, devoting much of her time to publish the work of Cuban women living in the United States.




Special Broadcast from Opening of Cuban Embassy in Washington as U.S.-Cuban Diplomatic Ties Restored

July 20, 2015 | 15 comments

History is being made in Washington today when Cuba raises its flag and officially reopens its U.S. Embassy after 54 years. Hundreds are gathering for this historic moment.




Cuba to Welcome 26th Pastors for Peace “Friendshipment Caravan”

July 18, 2015 | 1 Comment »

On July 5th of this year, the 26th “Friendshipment Cuba” Caravan left Washington with volunteers and material support for Cuba’s health and education sectors. The caravan traveled throughout the United States en route to Havana where they were scheduled to arrive this weekend. We interview the Pastors for Peace exective director Gail Wallker.




Cuban Children on Front Stage in Audiovisual/Theater Production

July 11, 2015 | No Comments »

Orlando Mora Cabrera and Manuel Ojeda Hernandez, two young people who have come together to do creative work, are tracing a future for themselves in the world of film and are already advancing novel ideas. “We wanted for children to explore their own reality,” Orlando tells us during his interview for Havana Times.




The Most Striking Sculpture of Havana’s 12th Arts Biennale

July 10, 2015 | 2 comments

Located on the intersection of Havana’s Malecon ocean drive and Galiano Street, a piece authored by sculptor and professor Rafael San Juan, strikes the eye for its visual qualities and size.




Cuban Track Legend Ana Fidelia Quirot: “I can’t ask more of life”

July 8, 2015 | 2 comments

Ana Fidelia used to run – or, better, fly – around the world’s 800-meter tracks. This woman from Santiago de Cuba, popularly known as the “Storm of the Caribbean,” became an athletics legend near the end of the 1980s, when she showed herself nearly invincible, winning more than 30 consecutive races between 1987 and 1991.




Felix Argüelles: A Cultured Taxi Driver

July 8, 2015 | 5 comments

Seeing him at work, one would never suspect he studied 10 different foreign languages, let alone that he holds a degree in social sciences, history and economics.




“Cuba’s Bureaucracy Sees Popular Participation as a Problem”

July 3, 2015 | 6 comments

In recent years, the legislative sphere has been one of the most active as a result of the transitional process undertaken by Cuba through the “updating” of the economic model impelled by the government. New norms have been established to enshrine popular aspirations that had been postponed for years.