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Chinese President Visits Santiago de Cuba

July 23, 2014 | No Comments »

Chinese president Xi Jinping traveled on Wednesday with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro to the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, on the last day of his visit to the Caribbean nation.

Texting Cuba from Maryland

July 22, 2014 | No Comments »

The U.S. government in June awarded an additional $400,000 to the Maryland company Washington Software Inc. that designed and operates Piramideo, a social network aimed at sending millions of text messages to Cuba.

Cuba Announces Team to Play USA

July 21, 2014 | 3 comments

The Cuban baseball team that will play a series of five exhibition games with a USA university selection was announced on Monday by manager Alfonso Urquiola. The games will be played in Matanzas on July 23-24 and in Pinar del Rio on the July 25-27.

Havana’s Siberia

July 19, 2014 | 5 comments

They gave us the keys to our new apartment in Alamar. The year was 1987. Even though the property title was the same as that of the other apartment in that sprawling neighborhood, even though it was located in a five-story tenement (without elevator) like the other place, the area it was in was significantly different to Zone 6, where we had lived until that point.

Putin Says Ukraine Caused Plane Crash

July 18, 2014 | 15 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Thursday that the Ukraine is to be held accountable for the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane that resulted in the death of its 295 passengers and crew, DPA reported.

Potts Gets 20-More Years for Cuba Hijacking

July 18, 2014 | 3 comments

A Florida judge today slapped William Potts with 20 years in prison for hijacking a plane to Cuba in 1984. Potts had asked the court for leniency, saying he already spent 13 1/2 years in prison in Cuba for the hijacking.

“The Cuban Five” All-Star Game Appearance

July 16, 2014 | 2 comments

A record number of five former modern-era Cuban League veterans appear in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Minneapolis, Alexei Ramirez, Aroldis Chapman, Jose Dariel Abreu, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig. The only larger Cuban All-Star contingent numbered six in 1968,

Popular Havana “Pain Clinic” Closed

July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment »

On June 30th, the Traditional and Asian Comprehensive Medical Clinic (CIMTAN), popularly known as the “pain clinic”, located in the town of Santiago de las Vegas, in Havana’s municipality of Boyeros, was shut down despite the efforts of workers and uncertainty for patients.

Ladies in White (100+) Arrested in Cuba

July 14, 2014 | 18 comments

Around a hundred activists of the Ladies in White and other dissidents were temporarily detained Sunday during a protest march in Havana. The arrests took place when activists tried to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the tragedy of a tugboat in which at least 37 people were killed when trying to flee Cuba.

Cuba: Synecdoche of the LGTB Community

July 14, 2014 | 3 comments

I believe this step back – not only for the LGTB community, but for all of Cuban society as well – teaches us two things. The movement for the rights of different sexual orientations cannot continue to move forward in the shadow of the CENESEX, even if it considers this institution its ally. The second lesson has to do with Cuba’s rigid sectarianism.