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Cuba: Only 5.7% of the Population Have Water 24/7

June 22, 2017 | 14 comments

Having running water 24 hours a day in Cuba is a luxury reserved for just 5.7% of the population in a country with over 11 million inhabitants. The situation could get worse before it gets better.

Havana-Miramar’s La Puntilla Neighborhood

June 20, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The coastal neighborhood of La Puntilla, located in Miramar, Playa, has buildings such as the CIMEX Corportation, the old CUBALSE, the La Puntilla shopping center and the Riomar building, this last one, in an advanced state of decay. (23 photos)

Postcards of the Havana Malecon Seawall

June 20, 2017 | 3 comments

In September of 2014 we published my first feature on Havana’s malecon seawall. Now, almost three years later, we return to show some postcards of this beautiful and emblematic avenue. (16 photos)

Trump’s New Policy, Who Really Benefits?

June 19, 2017 | 4 comments

Last Friday, I was hanging onto every word the new US president said. Personally-speaking, I believe his speech was a well-orchestrated political show to win over the extreme Right of this country which is mainly concentrated in Miami.

A Day of National Shame for Cuba

June 19, 2017 | 18 comments

June 16, 2017, will be recorded in Latin America and world history as a sad, frustrating day, in which Cuba was seen vacillating, insecure, having lost the initiative, vision and ability to strike back, that characterized the Cuban Revolution since the days of the rebels in the Sierra Maestra mountains.

Trump, Cuba and Miami: the Charade and the Stone

June 19, 2017 | 15 comments

The story is old, very old; the illusion is infinite. What continues to surprise us is the Cuban exile community in Miami’s capacity to run into the same stone again and again, and when they don’t find it, they seek it out and put it in the way.

Understanding the New US Policy on Cuba

June 18, 2017 | 38 comments

The executive order signed by President Donald Trump this Friday in Miami to change US policy towards Cuba contains, in essence, new restrictions on travel and commercial activities, but does not affect family visits or remittances from the Cuban-American community.

“You Have to Wipe Out Your Enemies!”: Cuban Emigres Celebrate

June 17, 2017 | 20 comments

“You have to wipe out your enemies!” said energetically Serafin Arvello, one of the Cuban emigres who congregated in Miami to anxiously await US president Donald Trump’s announcement that he will revoke the rapprochement process with Cuba which his predecessor, Barack Obama, had pushed forward during the last years of his presidency.

Cuba Rejects New Trump Policy

June 17, 2017 | 5 comments

The Cuban government said on Friday that it considers US president Donald Trump’s new policy towards the island to be a setback in relations between the two countries, although it underlined its willingness to continue a respectful dialogue.

Trump Blasts Cuba, Strengthens Embargo

June 16, 2017 | 45 comments

US President Donald Trump announced today in Miami the “cancellation” of the policy toward Cuba of his predecessor, Barack Obama, despite the fact that the measures he is about to implement are far from reversing the historical approach implemented by the Democrat.