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Havana Isn’t Feeling So Good

October 12, 2016 | 7 comments

As we’ve already verified in several posts published here on Havana Times, nothing changes in Havana with regard to its already dirty tradition. At times, I’ve thought that this problem is inherent to Cuba’s capital…

USAID on Cuban TV

October 10, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Images of humanitarian aid that USAID gives to third world countries reach my baffled eyes on a Cuban TV show, after a week of the Cuban government manouevring against World Learning grants (because they receive funds precisely from USAID).

Hassan Rouhani, presidente de la República Islámica de Irán. Foto: Hispan TV
The Iranian President Isn’t Welcome Here in Cuba

September 19, 2016 | 12 comments

In its waltz with the world’s dictators, the Cuban government isn’t satisfied with just recently going to hug egomaniac Eternal North Korean President Kim Il-Sung, but now it’s receiving the Iranian head-of-state who rules the world’s leading country in homosexual persecution.

Should Cuba be Concerned about GMO Health Risks? (II)

September 3, 2016 | 4 comments

After having shed some light on some of the controversy that surrounds GMO investigations in the first part of this post, it’s relevant to list some of the risks and real impact that these products have had.

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The Unbearable Repetition of One Name: Fidel

August 13, 2016 | 3 comments

I promised myself I wouldn’t write about it. I resisted week after week, but it’s totally unbearable now. I prayed for August 13th to quickly pass by so that TV reports that made me want to throw up with their sugar-coated praise for the former Cuban president, Fidel Castro, would finally end.

A Few Cubans Are Concerned about GMO Health Risks (I)

August 6, 2016 | 33 comments

Those of us who first approach the subject of the benefits or disadvantages of Genetically Modified crops, normally ask a very obvious question, are GMOs dangerous to human health?

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Coming Out on Cuban TV

July 30, 2016 | No Comments »

Recently, we were all witness to a transcendental event in Cuba’s cultural reality. A Cuban artist, who isn’t an activist for LGBTIQ rights, recognized his sexual orientation as being gay in front of Cuban TV’s rolling cameras.

Cuba creates pro-GMO media campaign

July 19, 2016 | 3 comments

With help from the government website Cubadebate, the Cuban government has created a media campaign which supports GM foods almost in silence, which is very in line with the imminent arrival of US producers of GM crops.

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GMO crops on Cuban TV?

July 14, 2016 | 7 comments

A few weeks ago, the multinational TV channel TeleSur put on an evening report about Puerto Rico’s fight against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But what about Cuba?

Socialismo es democracia. Observatorio Critico 1ro de Mayo 2010
Democracy Phobia among Senior Cuban “Communists”

May 2, 2016 | 7 comments

Even after all that’s happened, the Cuban Communist Party’s congress is still holding up the outdated logic on which it was founded, and the critical shortcomings in this group’s leadership and members who rule the island.