Cuban Women without a Man

January 20, 2017 | No Comments »

Amarilis always tells me the story of how she finished her doctorate: “with my heart”. She used to come home from work and have to help her kids with their homework, cook, wash up, leave something prepared for the next day… It would already be 11 PM by that time. It was only at this hour, when everything else had been done, that she could sit down in front of the computer.

Cuba in the Eyes of Some US Tourists

January 16, 2017 | 16 comments

While Cubans and US citizens await the fast approaching US president-elect, Donald Trump’s inauguration day with uncertainty, US citizens are in a hurry to get to know Cuba before the normalizing relations process is reversed, according to what the soon-to-be tenant of the White House has announced.

The Massive Extortion of Cubans in Venezuela

January 13, 2017 | 6 comments

Carmelo Mesa Lago: “I have calculated that Venezuela pays an average of 10,600 euros per month (127,200 per year) for every Cuba professional, there is a secret subsidy which the Cuban government receives, which only pays a small fraction of this to its doctors.” We take a look at how the government to government deal seems to work.

The Last Cubans Crossing into the USA

January 13, 2017 | No Comments »

The US Border Patrol officer checked the documents of a 32-year-old Cuban electrical engineer and his 7-year-old son, for the last time. He welcomed them to the United States, but before Yuniesky Marcos Roque left, the officer told him that he was the last Cuban to be allowed to enter the US legally at this immigration checkpoint, reported the McClatchy newspapers.

Rosario Murillo, Nicaragua’s Powerful Vice President

January 10, 2017 | No Comments »

At 65, Rosario Murillo is considered Nicaragua’s most powerful woman. Poet, writer, and exclusive spokesperson for the government, she’s reached the office of Vice President of the Republic at the hands of her husband, Daniel Ortega.

Visiting Cuba’s Water People

January 9, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Viñales has become a tourist attraction par excellence for many people, where you can enjoy beautiful nature along with the comfort of a city. Living among the modernity which takes over this place more and more each day, there is a mogote where people live, a people who everybody wants to visit, but only a select few are able to understand them: the water-people. (12 photos)

Nicaragua’s Social Security: the Economic Crisis Grows

January 8, 2017 | No Comments »

Reforming the pension system is an ever more urgent task, given that the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute (INSS) has suffered losses for the fourth consecutive year (a deficit of US $44,295,000 in 2016), bringing ever closer the moment of an economic collapse if urgent changes aren’t made.

Getting to Know Marta Maria Ramirez (Web series part 1)

January 4, 2017 | No Comments »

Getting to know: … is a web series by Yaima Pardo that seeks to show the creative capacity, activism, self-learning, and all the good ideas that Cubans want to share in order to make a better Cuba together.

Reactions on the Street to Cuba’s Economic Downturn

January 4, 2017 | 2 comments

A speech by President Raul Castro to the National Assembly on December 27th, accenting hard times ahead for 2017 had an impact on Cuban society. We took to the streets in order to assess public opinion on the news of recession.

New Year in Cuba with Sequels of 2016

January 1, 2017 | 2 comments

The year 2017 opens in Cuba under the effects of 2016. The government announces a year of austerity with a tense economy despite the tourist boom, after revelations of a negative GDP growth in the year just concluded. Here are some of the most significant events that occurred last year.