A Cuban Health Alert

January 30, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health has reportedly presented medical doctors working in Brazil with an ultimatum, stating that, if their accompanying relatives do not return to the island before next Sunday, they will be expelled from their missions.

The Package: Cuba’s New Film and Series Rental Option

January 30, 2015 | No Comments »

It is already undeniable that innovation in Cuba’s private sector, coupled with the use of new technologies, has overtaken and left the audiovisual offer of the State sector behind.

US Fugitives in Cuba: A Thorny Issue for the Diplomatic Thaw

January 28, 2015 | 8 comments

Will Cuba hand over the dozens of fugitives from US justice who were allegedly taken in by the island? Will the US reciprocate by handing over Luis Posada and others?

Cuba Wants Big to Win the Caribbean Baseball Series

January 28, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Though Cuba’s Villa Clara team had a poor showing at the Caribbean Series last year (the island took part for the first time after 50 years of absence from the tournament), Cuba expects its Pinar del Rio team to fare better at this year’s championship, set to take place in Puerto Rico from February 2 to 8.

Cuban Dissidents Seek Unity in Miami

January 27, 2015 | 6 comments

Cuban dissidents on the island and exiles in Miami took a step today to seek unity despite their diverse criteria on how to “build democracy.”

Cuba-US Trade: Laying the Groundwork

January 27, 2015 | 12 comments

Even though little came out from the first round of talks in Havana between Cuba and the United States, on the other side of the Straits of Florida a movement is developing to land in the Cuban market as soon as possible.

Cuba: 20 Years of Services for People in Crisis

January 26, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The year was 1995. The Cuban economy was in shambles, and so were people. Suicide figures skyrocketed, until we were seeing more than 2 thousand cases every year and the phenomenon became a statistically significant cause of death.

The Dream of Cuba, Cuban Dreaming

January 26, 2015 | 7 comments

There’s talk of an island about to wake up, a people who have managed to sleep through encroaching capitalist globalization. Starry-eyed accounts of Eisenhower-era Buicks and Chevrolets barreling down pot-holed highways and billboards proclaiming socialist slogans.

Sugar Cane Juice in Cuba

January 25, 2015 | 1 Comment »

To mitigate the Cuban heat there is nothing like a sugar cane-grinding machine known as a guarapera and enjoying a cold jug of juice with bits of crushed ice. The juice of the sugar cane is a natural energizer rich in protein and calories.

High-Level US-Cuba Meeting Ends

January 23, 2015 | 29 comments

Roberta Jacobson and Josefina Vidal, diplomats from the United States and Cuba, respectively, decided to begin talks a day earlier than planned. After more than fifty years of confrontation, they decided to have dinner together at a private residence.