Hackers Invade Cuba’s Wi-Fi Hotspots

June 21, 2016 | 2 comments

This time, the rumor – our unofficial news service – is true: Nauta internet accounts are being attacked at Wi-Fi access points. It’s hard for users to detect and its easy for these internet “pirates” to steal connection time. Too easy.

A New Concept of the Cuban Souvenir

June 18, 2016 | 6 comments

Opened to the public in February last year, the design store Clandestina (clandestine) has overcome the difficult test of time. The shop’s owner, Idania del Rio claims: “We are self-sufficient, we pay the bills and while we have yet to make back what we invested, we’ve gone from having 4 to 10 employees.” Under their watchful eyes, they have set their store far apart from the typical products that dominate this sector called Imagen Cuba.

How Autism is Seen in Cuba

June 16, 2016 | No Comments »

In 2013, Cuba had the honor of hosting the First International Forum on Autism and Inclusion, highlighting the Island’s excellent special needs education and the prestige of its specialists, however… Have the Cuban people, doctors and teachers received the necessary training in order to identify this disorder in children?

Photo: Raquel Perez Diaz
Cuba, Where “It’s Nobody’s Fault”

June 16, 2016 | 9 comments

Cuba spends US $2 billion every year importing food that could be produced at home. The government spends tens of millions of dollars to import livestock and agricultural inputs but often they do not reach their destination, the farmers.

Miguel Barnet (left) alongside ex-spy Gerardo Hernandez, recently appointed vice rector at Havana’s Advanced Institute of International Relations.
Are Cubans Watching too Many “Junk Movies” at Home?

June 13, 2016 | 13 comments

“We’re a country that has created so many opportunities so that we don’t have to sit at home watching tons of junk movies… I’m sad to see that, today, many young people don’t participate in our cultural programs at theaters, conferences or at poetry recitals.”

cargero en la Bahia de La Habana. tonyhernandez1965.blogspot.com
Costly Delays in the Port of Havana

June 11, 2016 | 3 comments

Havana’s port-transport-domestic economy chain has been interrupted once again and, at the end of the day, it’s the majority of the Cuban population who suffer the consequences. This time, the Gordian knot involves 20,000 tons of rice and thousands of bags of fertilizer.

Using WiFi in Havana.  Photo: Caridad
How Cubans Use WiFi Hotspots (Infographic)

June 7, 2016 | 2 comments

Most Cubans using Internet outside their limited workplace connections take advantage of the new WiFi hotspots located in some public areas of Havana and the provincial capitals. See how they use the service.

Dr. Barcenas and his wife Aurora Cárdenas
A Kidney Specialist from Managua

May 25, 2016 | No Comments »

Camilo Barcenas was so clumsy in his school art classes that it could well be said he had two left hands. His two limbs were so imprecise and uncoordinated that if asked to draw a cone, he would end up with a cube; if they asked for a cube, he’d get a trapezoid.

A neighbo
What can you buy for a Cuban peso?

May 25, 2016 | 8 comments

So what can a peso by at the bodega or shop where the head of the family has their ration card registered, a system which has been in place since 1963 and continues to this day.

A Japanese Woman who Cooks for Cubans and Tourists

May 18, 2016 | 18 comments

Noriko Shingaki arrived in Cuba five years ago from Osaka where she was born: “I decided to offer my cooking to whoever wants to try it, I make family meals, the kind that can be eaten daily at any Japanese home.”