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Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba?

August 23, 2016 | 8 comments

I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. In his latest post, Elio classifies the hunger strike carried out by Guillermo Farinas as a “business”.

Cuban President Raul Castro
Raul Castro Warns Cuban Intellectuals of a “Global Wave of Colonization”

August 23, 2016 | 6 comments

Cuban President Raul Castro warned writers and artists of the island that Cuba is “threatened” by a “global wave of colonization” and “subversive projects” in the realm of culture.

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AT&T and Cuba Agree to Direct Interconnection with US

August 23, 2016 | 3 comments

Cuba’s monopoly telecommunications company, Etecsa, announced on Monday an agreement for direct interconnection with the US giant AT&T for the exchange of international voice traffic between the two countries.

For Most Cubans Hope Has Vanished

August 22, 2016 | 29 comments

I can still remember our people rejoicing in the street and in Cuban TV interviews, after Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced a new era in US-Cuba relations. Nobody talked about anything else and our hopes were running high.

Illustration by Carlos
Cuba’s Elderly Are Struggling

August 19, 2016 | 7 comments

Many of Cuba’s retirees are struggling, especially those who have to live off pensions equaling 8–12 USD a month and have no money coming from family abroad.

Architects Needed for Cuba’s Private Businesses

August 19, 2016 | 6 comments

La China is the owner of a restaurant that has an entrance hall, a bar, a room with 11 tables, a reserved area, a unisex bathroom, kitchen, a stockroom and another bathroom for employees.

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Something that’s Happening in Cuba and Merits Thought

August 17, 2016 | 8 comments

The seed of violence and organized crime has already been planted in Cuba. Not only here in the country’s interior where robberies and trafficking take place; it’s much worse in the capital and in the main cities.

The Wi-Fi zone on the Rampa Ave. when functioning properly.  Photo: Caridad
Havana Internet Services Down Since Early Wednesday

August 17, 2016 | 2 comments

Internet service from public cybercafés and Wi-Fi hotspots is down in the capital since early on Wednesday.

Is it right that a manager of a press media has the power to leave a journalist unemployed just because they published a speech made by another colleague at a professional meeting on his personal blog?
How a Cuban Journalist Got the Axe from a Government Radio Station

August 17, 2016 | 4 comments

This week, my colleague Jose Ramirez Pantoja received his definitive firing from Radio Holguin and therefore [with the existing system of blacklisting] from any government media.

What Are We Missing Here in Cuba?

August 16, 2016 | 5 comments

We Cubans are natives and creoles, a mix of colonization and slavery. We have lived through wars, military interventions, blockades, the Special Period and socio-economic changes so as to create real socialism.