Guanabo, on the east side of Havana, was the beach town where I lived most of my childhood; few people in the Cuban winter and many in summer. Even in hard times it doesn’t cease to be fascinating, magical and provocative.
After performing next to musicians of the stature of Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Horacio Hernandez, Orlando Sanchez and Marcos Printup, Tonatiut Isidron recently offered his first concert at Cuba’s National Fine Arts Museum. (26 photos)
A young woman entered the stage carrying two actors on piggy-back. “Ladies and gentlemen, our donkey has died,” they said. As of that moment, a recent Sunday morning was marked by excitement and humor at Old Havana’s La Proa* Theater.(20 photos)
It’s 10 at night on Friday, March 6. Two young men standing outside the entrance to Havana’s Salon Rosado cabaret ask the bouncer who will be playing that night. The man simply replies: “They’ll be playing this weird music today.”
“Building Bridges in Physics” is the name that the Cuban Physics Society (SCF) intends on giving to a conference that will take place in 2015 to strengthen relations with its colleagues in the USA.
The establishment of maritime routes between the US and Cuba seems feasible today: it has been approved by the two governments and it is the express interest of several shipping companies. If such plans came to fruition, travel & shipping prices could drop substantially.
Cooperation in matters of health and medical research can be one of the most solid roads to rapprochement between two countries that are still very distant. For more than 20 years, a US organization seeks to generate synergies in a sphere where both nations show remarkable results.
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.”
Regardless of where they live or what ideology they subscribe to, many Cuban women shoulder a heavy burden of responsibility and work owing to the island’s widespread poverty, the difficulties involved in leaving the country and settling on foreign soil and the deeply-rooted male chauvinism of contemporary Cuban society.
Cuban agent Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, released from a US prison through a presidential pardon granted him by Barack Obama following long negotiations with Havana, has compared his espionage activities in the USA to those of American agents who infiltrate the terrorist group Al Qaeda.