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Cuban State Companies Want to Reinstate Worker Vigilance

February 18, 2017 | No Comments »

For many people in Cuba, vigilance at workplaces is a memory from an era loaded with slogans which invoked the Soviet Union, mile-long speeches and where mobilizations to cut sugar cane, voluntary work Sundays and defense marked the country’s progression.




Francisca Ramirez: “I Won’t Talk with Ortega Behind Closed Doors”

February 16, 2017 | No Comments »

March number 86 which the farmers of the anti-canal movement held on Thursday morning in the community of El Tule, in the department of Nueva Guinea included a celebration of the twenty-so kilometers of road that the rural residents decided to repair with their own resources. They had grown tired of waiting for any response from the government, while every week brought a new vehicle accident.




Snapshots from Guantanamo, Cuba on Valentine’s Day

February 16, 2017 | No Comments »

As in many parts of the world, Valentine’s Day was celebrated on February 14th with joy and enthusiasm in the city of Guantanamo, Cuba. The following photos attest to it…(19 photos)




The Judges of Caiaphas vs. Ernesto Cardenal

February 16, 2017 | No Comments »

I only found out on Sunday that Ernesto Cardenal has been notified that he must pay $800,000 USD, via a legal document, as the result of a trial that was made up a long time ago. I crossed over the street to see him. We’ve been neighbors for quite some time now.




Trump Demands Release of Venezuela Opposition Leader

February 15, 2017 | 2 comments

Donald Trump met in Washington today with Lilian Tintori, the wife of the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, and demanded his release from prison. The already cool US-Venezuelan relations are now rapidly deteriorating.




CNN Booted From Venezuelan Airwaves

February 15, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) today confirmed the enforcement of a punishment against the US television network CNN, and ordered the suspension of news channel broadcasts throughout the country.




Cuba’s Social Control, A Highly Effective Weapon

February 15, 2017 | 2 comments

The Cuban system is well thought out, that doesn’t mean to say that it is flawless though. It works; it holds itself up and manages to keep afloat in spite of shortages and its lack of success. How do they do it?




Margaret Randall Presents “To Change the World” in Cuba

February 13, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Author Margaret Randall has over a half century of ties with Cuba and she continues to nurture that relationship, which goes way beyond the several books she has published on the island. Randall returns to Havana this week to present the Spanish edition of “To Change the World: My Years in Cuba”.




North Carolina Professor Sees Potential for Greater Ties with Cuba

February 11, 2017 | 3 comments

Cubans are open to stronger relations with the United States. That’s the message from a US governor and a professor both back from recent, separate trips to the island nation.




Love vs. “Improper Conduct” in Today’s Cuba

February 10, 2017 | 1 Comment »

They were born in the bosom of a patriarchal and machista culture where their seriousness, their commitment and intelligence don’t matter… where they are marginalized because of their sexual preferences, for their “non-established” behavior.