Interviews


A Cuban’s Passion for Photography and Writing

March 30, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Ariel Maceo Tellez, 28, seems happy when speaking about photography and writing, his two passions in life. “My main motivation was cinema. My main interest was to make films, but photography is more accessible…” (8 photos)




Colombian Filmmaker Takes Cuban Novel to the Big Screen

March 27, 2015 | No Comments »

Sergio Cabrera was awe-struck by the adventures of Nieve Guerra, the child protagonist of the diary/novel authored by Cuban novelist Wendy Guerra. “Eight years ago, someone gave me a book for my birthday that I enjoyed immensely and moved me to tears.”




The United States is the Real Threat in the Americas, Not Venezuela (Video)

March 20, 2015 | 1 Comment »

We speak to Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, who took part in the Organization of American States meeting yesterday. Ecuador has offered to mediate dialogue between the United States and Venezuela.




Cuban Pianist & Innovator Jorge Luis Lagarza

March 18, 2015 | No Comments »

Jorge Luis Lagarza is a young pianist who accompanies one of Cuba’s great vocal talents. Today, he is going down new roads to explore his musical preoccupations.




A Cuban Cooperative Specializing in Advising Cooperatives

March 11, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Nobody knew how the system worked. Municipal governments were not prepared; mistaking cooperatives for local development initiatives, explains Alfonso Larrea. “All that slowed down a lot of people, because nobody moved forward.”




Barcelona’s Jazz Dance in Cuba

March 10, 2015 | No Comments »

Victor Rodrigo is a choreographer specializing in jazz dance whose unique style has earned him a place among Barcelona’s perfroming artists. He came to Havana to stage the premiere of one of his shows.




Cuba has More Democratic Potential than Germany

March 9, 2015 | 27 comments

When I thought about interviewing Tobias and Stefan, two young Germans from the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) who were in Cuba on a visit, I expected that they would see Cuba as a mirror of what might have been their own future and express their joy at the fall of the Berlin Wall.




Cuban Folk Musician Mauricio Figueiral

March 6, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Mauricio Figueiral belongs to the youngest generation of Cuban folk musicians and is quickly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with. “You have to be courageous to do this for a living,” he tells us during his interview for Havana Times.




HT with Brazilian Cellist Diego Carneiro

March 4, 2015 | No Comments »

His unique and virtuoso style has earned him a place among the world’s greatest cellists. “I am a loving servant of people and their traditions,” Diego Carneiro said during his interview with HT.




Alejandro Castro Espín: “Cuba Will Never Return to Capitalism”

February 24, 2015 | 33 comments

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.