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CODEPINK Welcomes Embassies in Cuba and USA, Calls on Congress to Lift Embargo

July 1, 2015 | 10 comments

The US peace group CODEPINK welcomed the July 1 announcement in Havana and Washington about the historic re-opening of embassies in the United States and Cuba. It calls on Congress to follow be ending the 54 embargo against the island.

Pope Francis Gets Revolution Square, Havana for a Mass in September

July 1, 2015 | 6 comments

Pope Francis, the pontiff that has Raul Castro considering a return to Catholicism, received the OK to hold a mass in Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution on September 20th.

Cuba-USA Finally Agree on Details to Reopen Embassies

June 30, 2015 | 12 comments

The United States and Cuba announced Wednesday they have reached an agreement to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana after apparently working out the pending details, reports dpa news.

Will the Internet Reach Dos Caminos, Cuba, by 2020?

June 30, 2015 | 1 Comment »

In Cuba, there is a town called Dos Caminos, located a mere 20 kilometers from Santiago de Cuba. Many of the things currently being debated through social networks, blogs and even the country’s official press go unnoticed in this town.

The Farmer’s Market on Zanja Ave., Havana

June 29, 2015 | 3 comments

A day before the farmer’s market opened, I was talking with a friend and fellow Havana Times blogger about this fair, which is set up on weekends from time to time on Havana’s Zanja avenue, a place where a bit of everything – and particularly food – is sold. (29 photos)

The Robin Hood Syndrome of 21st Century Socialism

June 29, 2015 | 4 comments

Policies aimed at making the State responsible for a better distribution of wealth are not characteristic of a new form of socialism, but belong to the socialism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Are There Indians in Cuba or Were They All Killed? (Video with Eng. subtitles)

June 27, 2015 | 7 comments

A descendant of the Indian people of Cuba maintains strong links with his ancestors. He questions the past and present world with a commitment to maintain and renew their legacy to transmit it on to new generations.

US Approves Same-Sex Marriage, When will Cuba?

June 27, 2015 | 6 comments

The approval of same-sex marriage in the US shows that the courts to the north are much more progressive than the Cuban Parliament, which for a decade has been sitting on the new Family Code because it would recognize the right to same-sex union (not even marriage).

Cuba’s State Telephone Monopoly Denies Home ADSL

June 27, 2015 | 5 comments

Cuba’s telecommunications company hastened this week to plug a leak that said that the state-run company, ETECSA (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, S.A.), would “offer broad-band Internet access packages to Cuban homes through ADSL technology and at varying connection speeds.”

Hemingway Double Hanging Out in Havana

June 26, 2015 | 11 comments

Wally Collins, winner of the 2014 “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, is once again in Havana. His presence at El Floridita bar causes a great stir among the patrons.