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Liberalism: Theirs and Ours

September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The most recent historical developments on our continent have made the word “liberalism” something of a commonplace, but the concept behind this term has been linked to our schools of thought for at least two hundred years.




The United States’ “Backyard” and Cuba

September 11, 2014 | 26 comments

The United States has had to yield to pressures from Latin America and accept Cuba’s participation at the next Summit of the Americas, to be held on April 10, 2015. President Barack Obama had no choice: had he maintained the veto, it would have meant the end of these presidential gatherings.




My Mother and I Become Entrepreneurs in Cuba

September 11, 2014 | 10 comments

My mother and I went to get a Self-Employment License. We’re going to bring together investment and talent, quitting our professions, to make a little money and contribute to the country’s GDP. There are plenty of forms, seals & stuffy offices ahead of us.




Map (A tourist guide talking to talk) Video

September 10, 2014 | No Comments »

Rebuild the city, make it live, lie, talk to talk: pointing to the future. “Map” was made in the Spring of 2009 by Damian Sainz. (3:19 min.)




Former World Leaders Call for End to Failed War on Drugs

September 10, 2014 | No Comments »

We look at the growing movement for drug decriminalization that is moving ahead in the United States and being amplified by former heads of state from around the globe.




Trends in Cuban Baseball

September 10, 2014 | No Comments »

A number of details about Cuba’s upcoming baseball season have come to light in recent days. One piece of information that has been made public is the schedule, which anticipates a number of breaks owing to the holding of two other sporting events – the Central American Games and the Caribbean Series.




Havana’s Fading Colors

September 10, 2014 | 5 comments

Walking around the streets of my Centro Habana and Cerro, I have captured homes of different styles and colors, sorry-looking buildings, sad facades and rubble accumulated at street corners. Less and less of a once colorful city remains. I wonder what this city will look like in 20 years? (47 photos)




Cuba Relaxes Some Housing Regulations

September 9, 2014 | 18 comments

The Cuban government has announced a series of measures aimed at restructuring the country’s current housing system and authorizing the building of dwellings on roofs, empty lots and State-owned land by the population.




Protein Products for Havana Sept. 8-15

September 8, 2014 | 1 Comment »

We present the list of rationed protein products that Havana residents can purchase at their neighborhood “bodega” stores during the week of September 8-14 September. The portions are distributed monthly on a rotation basis in the 15 municipalities of the Cuban capital.




Cuba’s Computer Clubs: Another Endangered Social Achievement

September 8, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Computer and electronics clubs (Joven Club de Computacion y Electronica) in Cuba’s province of Artemisa have begun charging users for their services, yet another measure by the Cuban government that is reverting the country’s social achievements, including those in the field of education.