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Nicaraguan Documentary “Heiress of the Wind” to Screen in Amsterdam

October 21, 2017 | No Comments »

The historic events that marked Nicaragua in 1980, whose wounds never healed, fuses with the present and the family history of filmmaker Gloria Carrion in the documentary “Heiress of the Wind”, a cinematographic work that will screen worldwide at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA) from November 15 to 27.

Eighth Street in Quito

October 20, 2017 | No Comments »

Everything came about as a result of the exodus of Cubans to Ecuador which took place in 2008, when the Ecuadorian government allowed Cubans to enter the country without the need for a visa. Cubans came in droves, some to continue on their journey to the United States and others to stay and build a life protected by the Andes.

When Cuba was the Center of Global Attention

October 20, 2017 | 2 comments

The United States and Soviet Union were never so close to a nuclear face-off as they were in October 1962, when the US discovered Soviet missiles on the island. “The decision to install missiles was the Soviets’ initiative to deter a US invasion,” Tomas Diez Acosta, a retired military man and the best expert on the “October Crisis” in Cuba, told dpa news.

Cuba’s Reform Process, What’s Changed?

October 19, 2017 | 5 comments

There are people who reached the reforms process at the same time as the rest of us but they came with certain advantages: former high-ranking officials from important state-owned companies, with important connections, expertise and know-how.

Cardenas, Matanzas a Month after Irma

October 19, 2017 | No Comments »

I recently had the privilege of visiting Cardenas, a few weeks after Hurricane Irma swept through to the north of this city in the Matanzas province. I walked down some of its streets and talked to locals… (10 photos)

What Cuba Loses Because of its Incompetent Farm Bureaucracy

October 19, 2017 | 8 comments

How much does Cuba lose each year because of the inefficiency of its agricultural bureaucracy? Let’s take a look at some of the hard figures. The answer is as shocking as it is inexplainable for a country with limited resources.

Matanzas after Irma, a Three-Act Play

October 17, 2017 | No Comments »

Elaine Diaz takes us to Matanzas province where she gathers the stories of a fisherman, a farmer and a survivor of Hurricane Irma.

Cuba, the US and Trump’s policy

October 16, 2017 | 2 comments

Even though many people claim that we aren’t important to the US, the truth is that we are much more important than we seem. It isn’t simple chauvinism, it’s the absolute truth.

Rugby & US Football in Cuba, Past and Present

October 15, 2017 | 2 comments

Rugby, in its different forms, has been played in Cuba for many years, although it still continues to suffer a kind of curse because it doesn’t receive the institutional support it should.

What the “Nica Act” has Already Brought Us

October 14, 2017 | No Comments »

Three sketches regarding the threat of economic sanctions, following a 72-hour visit to Washington D.C. Carlos Fernando Chamorro discusses the “Nica Act” and its prospects for passage in the United States Senate.