El contratado
Cuba Isn’t What We Wanted it To Be

June 29, 2016 | No Comments »

In order to build a truly fair society you have to inevitably “put up a fight”. This won’t be a violent fight like we used to think it had to be in the past; on the contrary, it should be peaceful and civil like Gandhi once advised us and what Mandela ended up putting into practice.

Isla de Pinos-Isla de la Juventud
Isle of Pines, Isle of Youth; Fighting against Oblivion

June 28, 2016 | No Comments »

The number of inhabitants went from just 5000 to over 94,000 in 10 years. Levels of consumer activity, public services and building of apartments exceeded those in the rest of the country. However, that great project had no resources of its own, and was nourished with supplies from the Soviet socialist solar system.

Conceiving Cuba's future economic and social development.  Photo: trabajadores.cu
The Most Revealing Concepts of the Cuban Model

June 28, 2016 | 2 comments

Much has been discussed and written recently about the Conceptualization of Cuba’s social and economic model. Official spokespersons pay tribute to the fantastic program and praise just how democratic the Cuban government is that we are able to discuss the document.

Campaign poster asking that Eduardo Arocena be freed.  http://la-visita-de-miami.blogspot.com
Cuba: Can a Terrorist be a Hero?

June 27, 2016 | 17 comments

I recently read that Cuban activists were asking US President Barack Obama to grant a presidential pardon to anti-Castro militant Eduardo Arocena, who received a life sentence in 1984 for a number of terrorist attacks committed in the United States between 1975 and 1983.

Carlos Corrales
Comments on Orlando and Gay Pride from Nicaragua

June 27, 2016 | No Comments »

I’d never really got fully involved in the fight for Human Rights, especially the rights of the sexually diverse community, which, of course, are the same rights every other community in our society has.

A free for all street battle in Marseilles.
Much More than a Soccer Rivalry

June 24, 2016 | 2 comments

We’ve recently become alarmed by the mass shootings in public spaces or instances of police brutality in the US. However, watching the European Championship and Copa America, we should be more worried about, much more worried about, Europe.

Cuba Looking for its Future

June 23, 2016 | 5 comments

Cuba finds itself at a critical juncture in its history, where important decisions, like those made in 1902 or in 1959, need to be made. The only difference this time being that we’re no longer living under the suffocating rule of military occupation or in the middle of a full-blown revolution.

Why I Became a Different Kind of Socialist

June 23, 2016 | 6 comments

According to the Cuban government there are only two groups: those who support and praise the system unconditionally; and those who criticize it and fight against it, however they can. The latter includes a different kind of socialist, like the one I am.

Perdiendo la virginidad
Losing Virginity

June 23, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Cuban artist Yasser Castellanos brings us his illustration “Losing Virginity”.

Alicia Alonso Carlos Acosta
Cuban Dancer Carlos Acosta in the World of Alicia Alonso

June 23, 2016 | 1 Comment »

In Carlos Acosta’s autobiography, “Sin mirar atrás” (No Way Home), which has been recently published by the Cuban publishing house Arte y Literatura, there’s a prophetic phrase which has ended up coming back to haunt this renowned dancer.