The sculptor had planned to arrive incognito, like a regular gallery-goer with her hands extremely clean and showed well-painted fake nails. No one would have suspected she was the author of the works on display. (9 photos)
The mega project to build an inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua is being touted by the government of Daniel Ortega as the answer to development for the Central American country. At the same time warning signals come not only from environmentalists, social activists, farmers and economists, but also archeologists.
The new season starts on August 29th with an inaugural match between last year’s finalists, Ciego de Avila (the champion) and the Isle of Youth. Many questions abound on the future of Cuban baseball.
When the aerial photos of Cuba taken by Lithuanian Marius Jovaisa began to be published on the Internet, we saw more than one expression of wounded, nationalist pride bemoaning the fact a foreigner had come along and captured those images before Cubans could.
In one of Havana’s poor neighborhoods, where a bit of spiritual uplifting is most needed, puppeteer Adalett Perez Pupo (Holguin, Cuba, 1947), continues to do his missionary work.
The bags had been packed when a new order arrived. “We’ve been informed no one has to leave. The problem of Angola’s debt to Cuba has been solved,” informs a Cuban health worker based in Angola.
The majority of those who come are teenagers, foreign students come in bounds, but there are also people aged 50 and over, and for the latter, there is a significant problem: they are not technologically savvy.
During five decades of confrontation between the USA and Cuba, there were periods of top-secret contacts, periods ruled by an absolute freeze, and others when threats ran high.
The most notable impact can be seen in Havana, Varadero & Matanzas, though all Cuban provinces – to a greater or lesser extent – have a tourist infrastructure that brings in revenues for the country and for private service providers. No few people have learned to “adapt” to this reality and make some money off visitors.
In Cuba, which hasn’t given the visit much coverage in the media to the visit of John Kerry, many Cubans look on the day in which the Star-Spangled Banner is set to flutter in Havana again with mere curiosity and even indifference.