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US and Cuban health leaders signing the memorandum of understanding in Havana.  Photo: Foto: Ladyrene Pérez/ Cubadebate.
Cuba, USA Sign for Medical Cooperation against Cancer

October 21, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Medical collaboration entered into the agenda of the thaw between Cuba and the United States with the signing on Thursday of an agreement for cooperation in monitoring, evaluation and research against cancer.

How Cuba Could Turn Socialist

October 19, 2016 | No Comments »

Mainstream critics have for some time been arguing for the establishment of a free-market economy, which they present as the only “rational” alternative to the bureaucratic economic management of Communist Party rule.

Redeeming the Cuban people

October 18, 2016 | No Comments »

In Rogelio Manuel Diaz Moreno’s article, “Is there a crisis of values in Cuba?” published on Havana Times on October 11th, he deals with a very complex and inevitable issue. Our respected colleague surely didn’t mean to be derogatory in his analysis; however, without wanting to, he could be contributing to negatively stigmatizing a people like our own, as brave and virtuoso as any other.

Indian construction workers in Old Havana.  Photo: Juan Suarez
Cuba Justifies Hiring Construction Workers from India

October 18, 2016 | 7 comments

After an extended silence, the Cuban government has finally come out to explain the controversial contracting of hundreds of workers from India to build a modern hotel in Havana.

Waiting out in front of the Etecsa phone company office on Obispo Street in Old Havana.
Cubans Mistreating Cubans

October 15, 2016 | 2 comments

I was waiting in line at an office of ETECSA (the only telecommunications company in my country) to pay my telephone bill. There were a lot of people there waiting to do different things. It was extremely hot as it was midday and, to be punished, we have to wait outside of the office, on the street.

Josefina Vidal of the Cuban Foreign Ministry:  "The document does not hide the purpose of promoting changes in the political, economic and social order [of Cuba], or hide the intention to further develop interventionist programs."  Photo: Jose M. Correa/
Cuban Gov. Doesn’t See Much Benefit in Obama’s New Actions to Weaken the Embargo

October 15, 2016 | 13 comments

The Cuban government said the new measures approved by President Obama, to make irreversible the new US policy towards Cuba, benefit the US more than the Cuban people.

We Finally have Internet and So What!

October 13, 2016 | No Comments »

Can you help me with IMO? A man asks me while I connect up myself. Once I managed to get him talking to his daughter, who he hasn’t seen in over 15 years, his tears made me reflect.

Juego amistoso de fútbol entre las selecciones nacionales de los Estados Unidos de América (de blanco) y de Cuba (de rojo), en el Estadio Nacional de Fútbol Pedro Marrero, en La Habana, el 7 de octubre de 2016.     ACN FOTO/ Marcelino VÁZQUEZ HERNÁNDEZ/ rrcc
Soccer Joins the Cubamania in the US

October 12, 2016 | No Comments »

From the moment I saw Jurgen Klinsmann arriving in a white and red 1957 Chevrolet, I knew that the friendly football match between the Cuban and US teams that took place on October 7th was a sign of something more.

Pedro Luis Pedroso.  Photo:
Cuba, USA to Discuss Human Rights

October 11, 2016 | 3 comments

The Cuban government announced today that it will maintain this Friday the second round of talks with the US on human rights, one of the most controversial points on the diplomatic agenda.

How Is Cuba Recovering after Hurricane Matthew?

October 11, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Hurricane “Matthew” a category four storm with winds above 220 kilometers per hour, caused no casualties among the Cuban population due to the excellent civil defense effort. However, many people lost everything they owned.