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US-Cuba Relations and the Internal Blockade

October 18, 2014 | 20 comments

A New York Times editorial published urges President Obama to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba – something that is beyond the scope of the embargo provisions and which falls within his presidential prerogatives.




Cubans to Begin Receiving New ID Cards

October 17, 2014 | No Comments »

New identification cards will begin being issued in Cuba starting October 29, starting with the municipality of East Havana, the official media reported on the island.




Human Trafficking Between Cuba and the USA

October 16, 2014 | 11 comments

Cuban immigrants have always been made a political issue, presented as persecuted individuals who are fleeing communism and given the status of refugees by the United States – despite the fact that 500,000 of these alleged “exiles” visit Cuba every year without anything happening to them.




The Woman Who Loved Dogs Stays in Cuba

October 16, 2014 | No Comments »

I have a friend who’s been living on an island in the Caribbean for four years now. From what I see in the pictures I found on the Internet and the ones she kindly sent me so I would see the place she’s spent the last few years in, it is a beautiful place.




Cuba: The Shades of Racism

October 15, 2014 | 4 comments

I thank Yasser Farres Delgado for having taken the trouble to read and reply to my post Where’s our common sense? The simple fact of debating about this regrettable reality is a way of pulling ourselves out of the apathy we suffer.




The Adventures of a Cuban Mistaken for a Tourist

October 15, 2014 | 1 Comment »

On the recent October 10 holiday, I traveled to 26th avenue and boarded a bus that would take me to the very foot of the metal bridge connecting the neighborhoods of Playa and Vedado, separated by the Almendares river. (12 photos)




Cuba’s Adulterated Products

October 15, 2014 | 2 comments

There’s a danger inherent to providing people with false information about food contents. We know there are people who are allergic to certain food products and reactions to these can be deadly.




Responding to The NYT editorial “End the US Embargo on Cuba”

October 14, 2014 | 9 comments

I was surprised to read the editorial from the New York Times on October 11, 2014, not because of the subject but because of the unconvincing and poor arguments presented. As a Cuban who’s lived in exile in Europe for more than 20 years, this subject is in my thoughts very often.




Cuba’s Urban Gardens: The Other Side of the Coin

October 14, 2014 | 1 Comment »

To expand on my previous post dealing with Cuba’s urban vegetable gardens, or organoponicos, I would like to share a number of thoughts on the main health risks stemming from urban or semi-urban agriculture.




Interview with Diario de Cuba Editor Pablo Diaz

October 14, 2014 | 3 comments

Diario de Cuba was born at a Starbucks in Madrid in 2009. Its creators, Pablo Diaz (editor in chief) and a group of Cuban journalists, artists and intellectuals, wanted to develop a forum that would contribute to public and democratic debates among Cubans, beyond the issue of human rights.