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Wet-foot/ Dry-foot Policy: Changing Mentalities

March 24, 2017 | No Comments »

It goes without saying that the new US government is complying with what has been set out in the agreements signed by his predecessor and that there is some kind of bilateral effort to put the procedures which this implies into gear.

Fidel Castro Reappears “in his Dead Body” in… Hong Kong

March 23, 2017 | 4 comments

The image that Fidel Castro and his closest watchmen in the Cuban government wanted to avoid at his funeral, is now part of the artistic reality of a famous fair in Hong Kong.

Venezuela, Tales of the Absurd

March 23, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Venezuela is experiencing a crisis which has forced its inhabitants to rethink the way they spend money in their own country in recent years. Amid new conditions, having access to basic goods which used to form part of their daily lives before, such as food, sports events and even safe sex, has become a luxury and among the less fortunate, a distant memory.

Store Sales and Cuba’s Army of Resellers

March 22, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Everything begins with an order “from above”. Then the paperwork comes down and nighttime preparations. The following day, from the crack of dawn, the commotion, chaos, crowds… This isn’t an undercover operation; there’s a sale.

Trump’s Cuba Policy Still in Limbo

March 22, 2017 | 6 comments

A year after Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba the euphoria which triggered the “thawing” of relations between the two countries has disappeared, giving way to uncertainty ever since Donald Trump became president, who has yet to make a move.

How Can You Fight Injustice in Cuba?

March 20, 2017 | 1 Comment »

A political system which doesn’t have feedback, nor is founded on democratic elections, will never be able to truly fight injustice. If those who rule the country and decide for the rest of us what will happen to the economy and society make a mistake, we have no way of urging them to rectify their wrongs.

Venezuela and Nicaragua, Differences & Similarities

March 18, 2017 | No Comments »

Almagro’s Double Standards with Venezuela and Nicaragua.  Accuses Maduro of violating the Inter-American Diplomatic Charter, while praising agreement with Ortega By Wilfredo Miranda Aburto   (Confidencial) HAVANA TIMES — A day after Luis Almagro proposed to suspend Venezuela from the Organization of American States (OAS), claiming that Nicolas Maduro’s government had violated the Inter-American Democratic […]

From Camaguey, Cuba: Presents and a Threat

March 18, 2017 | 5 comments

Henry Constantin is one of the most recognized figures in Cuban independent journalism, who has decided to stay in Cuba and work from his native city of Camaguey. The police visit to his home coincided with the birthday of his son Dante, who was turning 11 years old.

Shadows and High Contrast Photography in Cuba

March 18, 2017 | No Comments »

For most beginners in photography its often quite uncomfortable to obtain snapshots with low light source, whether natural or artificial. However, with an optimum adjustment of the camera and using the little that the environment that surrounds you provides, even backlit, you can achieve amazing pictures. (17 photos)

Cuba’s Telecommunications Monopoly Squeezes Customers, Again

March 13, 2017 | 4 comments

ETECSA, Cuba’s telecommunications monopoly, has done it again; it is Cuban families’ public enemy number 1, without any logical need or reason. At a time when many Cubans are still learning how to use the company’s expensive Nauta services, the firm has in effect jacked up its prices.