Opinion


Cyber Attacks in Cuba

February 23, 2017 | No Comments »

Cubans are “bad bugs”. Ever since we were children, we have heard this repeated it over and over again, that we’ve become convinced of this. However, we say “bad” in a figurative sense, not because of the viciousness of our race, or something similar.




Cuba Needs Responsible Water Usage

February 23, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The drought in Cuba could stop being a crisis and become a chronic disease, as is already the case in many other countries. The only way out seems to be to devise a global strategy that allows us and requires a responsible use of that natural resource.




Not Naive or Blind: Reasons for Change in Cuba

February 22, 2017 | 5 comments

Whether they are Communists like him, Jihadists, supremacists, homophobes or neoliberals, everybody has a right to think how they want to. The problem lies in the sad fact that the government ends up looking for violent means to impose its ideas, because it can’t promote its ideas with the people’s general consensus.




Varadero, the Other Country Inside Cuba

February 17, 2017 | 8 comments

Living on Varadero beach for a while was a really comforting and rewarding experience, but a little sad at the same time. It was 1995 when my father and I arrived at this beach resort, him with his accordeon, and me with a guitar in my hands.




The Judges of Caiaphas vs. Ernesto Cardenal

February 16, 2017 | No Comments »

I only found out on Sunday that Ernesto Cardenal has been notified that he must pay $800,000 USD, via a legal document, as the result of a trial that was made up a long time ago. I crossed over the street to see him. We’ve been neighbors for quite some time now.




Cuba’s Social Control, A Highly Effective Weapon

February 15, 2017 | 2 comments

The Cuban system is well thought out, that doesn’t mean to say that it is flawless though. It works; it holds itself up and manages to keep afloat in spite of shortages and its lack of success. How do they do it?




Official Journalism in Cuba: Empty Nutshells

February 14, 2017 | No Comments »

By Vicente Morin Aguado HAVANA TIMES — On February 7th, the Cuban Communist Party’s (PCC) press published several articles about the reporting behavior of young people belonging to the government’s journalism sector. Before that, on January 20th, a comment made by Yeilen Delgado Calvo in Juventud Rebelde under the heading “I declare myself a dissident” […]




Cuba: It Might Seem Stupid but…

February 9, 2017 | 4 comments

The Cuban economy would be on the increase if half of the Revolution’s guardian angels – those who dedicate themselves to monitoring what is written on every blog – spent their time chasing corrupt and incompetent officials who steal and destroy the wealth that other Cuban people generate.




Cuba Juggles Heavy Debt with Less Oil

February 8, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The payment of the external debt implies the opening of credits with normal interest rates for Cuba and the power to skip to the “intermediary” companies that recharge the value of imports with commissions ranging from 30% to 50%.




Aspirations

February 7, 2017 | 3 comments

For many Cubans, the golden dream is to establish a sentimental bond with someone of foreign nationality who can improve their economic situation and help them live outside Cuba.