Opinion


Looks that See, Remain Quiet and Empower

July 10, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Maykel Paneque comments on such a disturbing book which digs into the fate of several Cuban characters, a fate which is sometimes so tormented that many of these characters choose death as a way to escape their anguish and misfortune.”




Requiem to Cuba’s Cattle Industry

July 8, 2017 | 10 comments

Many articles have appeared in national and regional media which have delicately touched upon and avoided getting to the heart of the causes, the determining factors which have influenced the grave regression and the danger of extinction of cattle in Cuba.




Cuba’s Rooms by the Hour Brought Back to Life

July 7, 2017 | 6 comments

Any Cuban who is over 60 years old can write a memoir about these “posadas”. And if over 70, they would be able to organize their memories, beginning with the famous Canada Dry, with so many mirrors on the walls and ceilings…




Anti-imperialist Paths and Cuba

July 7, 2017 | 3 comments

He was enlisted in the United States army and was getting ready to go to war. He got on a navy ship but before leaving, his father’s friend managed to take him off. He wasn’t old enough to sign himself up, but he wanted to fight. His name was Julio Antonio Mella.




Venezuela, Another Perspective

July 6, 2017 | 2 comments

It’s time to invite the world to look at Venezuela in another light that doesn’t feed polarization or fall into opportunism or geopolitics where it’s easy to believe that my enemy’s enemy is my friend.




A Double-Edged Sword among Cubans

July 5, 2017 | 3 comments

We commonly hear the term “neoplatista” to label different attitudes and stances between Cubans. It already appears frequently in our vocabulary, especially among the diaspora community and those of us here in Cuba who take part in political debate on alternative digital media platforms.




Raul Castro Responds to Trump’s Policy with More Repression

July 4, 2017 | 33 comments

A brief review of the current Cuban climate reveals a sudden increase in repression against Cuban opposition and dissidents over the past few weeks since Trump made a speech in Miami announcing the changes he plans to implement in US policy towards Cuba.




What Cuba Could Learn from Mallorca on Tourism

June 29, 2017 | 17 comments

I spent some weeks in Mallorca, an island which is much smaller than the Cuban province of Artemisa and which receives 13 million foreign tourists per year. You can always see 2 or 3 planes flying overhead and, in spite of such traffic, I managed to go through Immigration and collect my baggage in 30 minutes.




Cuba’s 14,000 VIP Repatriates

June 29, 2017 | 14 comments

Indeed, 14,000 Cubans were “repatriated”, despite me not knowing of another example where natives of a country need to ask for permission to be able to be repatriated regain citizenship in the country they were born in.




Trump’s Cuba Policy and its Repercussions

June 28, 2017 | 7 comments

“Trump is a son of a bitch”: this is how Alberto, a street seller, defines him. “Now we really aren’t going to do better off; this crazy old man doesn’t have God’s forgiveness,” said Susana, while she served a soft drink in a cafe. When asked the same question (What do you think about Trump’s recent actions towards Cuba?), another twenty-three people responded in the same vein.