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Farmers and Environmentalists in Nicaragua Demand Repeal of Canal Law

May 23, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Representatives of rural communities and environmentalists in Nicaragua today urged the judiciary to intervene in support of the repeal of a controversial law authorizing the building of an interoceanic a canal in the south of the country.

Havana Times Photographer Returns to Angola

May 22, 2016 | 1 Comment »

I first arrived in Angola in the late 1980s as a cadet of Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR). This time, nearly three decades later, I landed to help my father in his retirement and repatriation to Cuba after having worked in Angola for 16 years.(56 photos)

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The Persistence of Racism in Cuba

May 21, 2016 | 59 comments

The result of lingering racism in Cuba is graphic, irrefutable and devastating. Black neighborhoods are like war zones, the disproportion in the incarcerated population, level of prostitution and poverty are permanent testimony.

Tony Castro enjoying a round of golf at Varadero.
Castro’s Cuba is a Private Party

May 20, 2016 | 12 comments

Back when I was living in Cuba, one of the important tasks of those who represented the elite was to disguise and conceal their high standing in comparison to others, as the people were subjected to immense sacrifices, and such differences could seriously undermine their scant enthusiasm or even lead to protest.

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“Transformers 5” To Be Shot Partly in Cuba

May 19, 2016 | 5 comments

Paramount Pictures will film in Cuba parts of the fifth installment of the film “Transformers”, reported dpa on Thursday.

Will Beef Ever Be Eaten Freely in Cuba Again?

May 18, 2016 | 7 comments

When I was small, many a time I would quit playing with my friends to go be with my grandfather. Every day, he would meet with other old people from around the neighborhood, after lunch, to speak of his experiences. His stories were delightful.

Chanel in Havana, Cuba.  Foto: Style Blog
Havana Before the Aroma of Chanel Fades Away

May 18, 2016 | 3 comments

People in Havana are still talking about the Chanel fashion show, sharing the occasional bit of gossip, an anecdote, something that bothered them. However, no one has anything to say about the 2016-2017 Cruiser collection that Karl Lagerfeld brought to Prado Street.

A Japanese Woman who Cooks for Cubans and Tourists

May 18, 2016 | 18 comments

Noriko Shingaki arrived in Cuba five years ago from Osaka where she was born: “I decided to offer my cooking to whoever wants to try it, I make family meals, the kind that can be eaten daily at any Japanese home.”

Noam Chomsky: Brazil’s Rousseff “Impeached by a Gang of Thieves”

May 17, 2016 | 8 comments

As protests continue in Brazil over the Legislature’s vote to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial, Noam Chomsky notes that “we have the one leading politician who hasn’t stolen to enrich herself, who’s being impeached by a gang of thieves, who have done so.

Carros de Rápido y Furioso en Cuba.  Foto: David González/Facebook
Three Cuban Stowaways Reach US with Fast and Furious Props

May 15, 2016 | 7 comments

The three Cubans who arrived Friday at Port Everglades in southern Florida, hidden in a cargo ship from Havana, will face a legal process for political asylum as the only way to remain in the United States.