Cuba’s Population Longs for Effective Participation

May 25, 2017 | No Comments »

San Antonio is the town where everybody longs for water. The story goes way back, so much so that Dany Rivera Pelaez, who has lived all of her 54 years in that small town, can’t remember a day that she didn’t collect it.

French Scents for Havana’s Paseo del Prado

January 1, 2017 | 9 comments

Satisfying the most demanding tastes of the French and European market, lover of exclusive fragrances, the French perfume house Guerlain has returned to the same place in Havana it once founded in 1917.

My Experiences Close to Fidel Castro

December 5, 2016 | 10 comments

When I was 15 years old and had just finished 10th grade, I enrolled in a teacher training program. One fine day, Fidel appeared at our school. At the time he was excited about the idea of a new educational concept which was based on combining studies with agricultural work.

Cuba’s Best Chances in the Rio Olympics

July 25, 2016 | No Comments »

It’s less than two weeks now until the 2016 Olympic Games (Aug. 5-21) begin in Rio de Janeiro, and Cuba has before it the challenge of being among the top 20 countries in the medal standings.

How Do You Define Prostitution in Cuba?

July 11, 2016 | 8 comments

Yes, sometimes prostitution is a neatly sliced, clearly defined transaction. Often, however, there‘s a certain murkiness about the business, particularly in places where sex is seen in a more casual light than it generally is in North America. I’m thinking of countries like Cuba and other hot spots, so to speak. They definitely don’t take sex as seriously there as we do in the colder lands to the north.

Shaq O’Neal, Joy on a Havana Basketball Court

June 27, 2016 | 1 Comment »

What struck me the most about Shaquille O’Neal wasn’t his giantesque stature but his fun and open personality that very few sports stars or artists who come to the City of the Moment recently, have.

Bureaucracy in Cuba as a Contagious Disease

June 2, 2016 | 5 comments

When in Cuba people talk about the bureaucracy we always think of powerful officials that make our life miserable creating increasingly complex procedures to justify their wages and privileges, office, auto, gasoline, etc, etc, etc.

Beer Shortages in Cuba with More Tourism

April 27, 2016 | 11 comments

Beer drinkers in Cuba have been on edge since the press acknowledged the domestic industry’s inability to satisfy the growing demand for the product at State hard currency stores and private businesses, a situation now coupled with the tourism boom.

Cuba Faces Climate Change: Nature Strikes Back

December 2, 2015 | 7 comments

Though Cuba’s strategy against global warming calls for sustainable development as a main element the country’s adaptation process, the island is far from being prepared to adopt the needed changes.

Holguin’s Postal Workers “Strike” Proves Victorious

October 12, 2015 | 2 comments

The strike in the State postal services company staged in Holguin’s municipality of Banes ended with a resounding victory for the workers. The conflict began when postal workers expressed their disagreement over payment mechanisms they considered unjust.