Interviews


Interview with the Ecuador VP, Accused of Corruption, Claims Innocence

September 1, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Ecuador’s vice president, Jorge Glas, involved in a legal process for alleged corruption linked to the Odebrecht case, said in an interview with dpa that there will be no evidence against him because he is innocent, and that the move by president Lenin Moreno obeys political reasons.




“The Canal Will Be the End of Daniel Ortega”

August 26, 2017 | 6 comments

Bianca Jagger attributes Comandante Ortega’s insistence on the disastrous project of an inter-oceanic canal to a “delusion of grandeur” on the part of “a person who wants to remain in power for life.” This delusion won’t allow him to think logically.




A Cuban Lover of Time

August 7, 2017 | 3 comments

Alberto Santiago has been a clock engineer ever since he was 8 years old; “I learned the profession alone. I like the mechanism in Soviet alarm clocks, in clock-towers, pendulum clocks and watches.” Now 61, he knows his profession extremely well. He lives in Rio Hondo in Cuba’s western Artemisa province.




“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 | 9 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.