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Nestle Helps Cuba Skirt the US Embargo

July 22, 2016 | 7 comments

Nestle Nespresso bought a container of approximately 18 tons of Cuban coffee beans, which were certified as coming from the 2015-2016 coffee harvest in Cuba, for US $90,000.

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Cuba: the Looming Crisis

July 21, 2016 | 14 comments

Since Raul Castro announced at a session of the National Assembly that there will be economic problems, speculation hasn’t stopped about a new crisis like the one experienced in the 90s. However, the situation today is very different from that Cuba.

Map of Nicaragua showing the Indio Maiz Reserve.
Urgent plea to Save Nicaragua’s Indio Maiz Reserve

July 19, 2016 | No Comments »

Rama-Kriol tribes point a finger at the government’s lack of action in the face of destruction Wilfredo Miranda Aburto  (Confidencial) HAVANA TIMES – The sound of chainsaws echoes through the Indio Maíz Biological reserve in south eastern Nicaragua.  Despite denunciations from the Rama-Kriol indigenous people and their documentation of the advance of illegal colonists into […]

1.Emilia Diaz
War over Swimming Pools in Viñales, Cuba

July 14, 2016 | 3 comments

Emilia and Ariel are life-long activists of the Revolution, so they were convinced that it was all a mistake. They went to the provincial government and waited 24 hours for attention, sleeping in a park guarded by a special police brigade.

Namibia Flores. Photo from the BBC documentary   www.boxeadorathem vie.com
Is Cuba Ready for Women in the Ring?

July 13, 2016 | No Comments »

For quite some time now, the famous Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, where almost all of Cuba’s professional boxing champions have come from, has women among its regular trainees. They dream of being able to compete officially in international competitions.

How Do You Define Prostitution in Cuba?

July 11, 2016 | 5 comments

Yes, sometimes prostitution is a neatly sliced, clearly defined transaction. Often, however, there‘s a certain murkiness about the business, particularly in places where sex is seen in a more casual light than it generally is in North America. I’m thinking of countries like Cuba and other hot spots, so to speak. They definitely don’t take sex as seriously there as we do in the colder lands to the north.

One of Michael Cordua’s restaurants in Houston.  Photos courtesy of Karl Heim
A Nicaraguan Chef in the “Hall of Fame”

July 8, 2016 | No Comments »

He was a pot washer, an economics student and a shipping agent before becoming a chef and entrepreneur. Today he’s the founder a chain of nine restaurants plus a catering company and he’s had great success in the United States developing an upscale version of Nicaraguan recipes.

Santa Clara journalists: "censorship exists and binds the exercise of revolutionary journalism."
New Limitations Placed on Cuban Journalists

July 7, 2016 | 7 comments

Cuban journalists received the order prohibiting them from working on the side in non-government media but the “resolution” was communicated verbally. They say it is an initiative of the management of each press outlet, however, it is occurring in unison across the country.

Anti-canal leader, Francisca Ramirez, was also present at the Skype conference held by the environmentalists.
“Why Is Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega Afraid?”

July 5, 2016 | No Comments »

The six members from the Meso-American Caravan who were deported from Nicaragua by the government of Daniel Ortega, still don’t understand why they were accused of handling explosives “for no apparent reason”.

UBPC Guamuta, municipio de Colon. cultivo tapado lechuga
28 de marzo del 2007.
Foto: Agustín Borrego Torres.

Cuba to Decide between Organic and GMO Farming

July 1, 2016 | 14 comments

On the one hand, US business people and farmers are looking to buy organic food produced on the island, while others are interested in selling Cuba genetically modified seeds and grains.