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Cuba Faces Cancer Drug Shortages

June 2, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The Cuban government has set in motion an emergency plan to address a temporary shortage in medications, which includes a number of products used in cancer treatment.

Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of US Agribusiness?

June 2, 2015 | 4 comments

Over the past 25 years, Cuba has built a largely organic farming system out of necessity. When the Soviet Union collapsed, Cuba lost its main supplier of fertilizers and pesticides. What will the changing U.S.-Cuban relationship mean for Cuban farmers?

Havana Flowers: Is There Time for Beauty?

May 31, 2015 | No Comments »

This time of year, it is common to see different species of trees with blossoms on parks and avenues throughout the city. These trees not only afford us a bit of shade and oxygenate the air, they also notably embellish our surroundings with their flowers during particularly hot days. (16 photos)

What does it mean that Cuba is no longer on the US list of terrorism sponsors?

May 29, 2015 | 15 comments

What consequences will this measure have? How much will it accelerate the establishment of “normal” diplomatic relations with the United States? How does it influence Cuba’s insertion into the global economy? Several Cuban academics offer their views on the subject.

Cuba Finally Cut from US Terrorism List

May 29, 2015 | 13 comments

As requested by US President Obama, the State Department on Friday officially took Cuba off Washington’s list of state sponsors of terrorism, where it has been parked since 1982.

The Story of a Cuban Survivor

May 29, 2015 | No Comments »

Two hours into our first meeting, I knew that Frank is gay; is a composer and a writer; was nearly successful at suicide; is the father of two children; and has AIDS. His relationship with the disease is like a marriage: it’s been with him for 24 years, the same time that he’s been with his partner Tony.

Cuba: From the Republic in Arms to a Republic of Law

May 28, 2015 | 2 comments

Many years before the triumph of the Cuban revolution, a US magazine published an article describing the idiosyncrasies of Cubans. One of those characteristics was the fact that, whenever they argue, they always begin by telling the other: “you’re totally wrong.” Last weekend, however, I had a very different experience.

Baltimore Orioles to Play Cuba in Havana

May 27, 2015 | 4 comments

The Baltimore Orioles will return this year to Cuba to play the first game of a major league team on the island in more than 15 years, announced a senior Cuban sports official, reported dpa news.

The Skin as Canvas: Tattoo Art in Cuba

May 25, 2015 | 4 comments

Following the migratory crises of the 1990s, tattoos went from being the mark of sailors, former inmates and criminals to inscriptions born by a wide range of people, not all of whom had a “socially unacceptable” past.

The Children of the Director: A New Contemporary Dance Horizon in Cuba

May 25, 2015 | No Comments »

George Cespedes is one of the leading dance choreographers in Cuba who can look back on an interesting career as a contemporary dancer. “Cuba is where I was born and grew up. It’s probably where’ll end up dying,” he told HT our interview.