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New Times Are Coming for Cuban Engravers

November 30, 2016 | No Comments »

Octavio Irving Hernandez Jimenez is a Cuban artist who enjoys great national and international acclaim. He has worked as a cultural promoter, teacher and art methodologist. He has taken part in over 40 group exhibitions and has unveiled eight personal displays.




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Happiness is Cuba’s Path

November 30, 2016 | 3 comments

With the death of Fidel Castro and amid so many blind passions, I’m driven to call for peace among us. Because if I don’t, I’ll consider myself riffraff, a comfortable and miserable spectator who doesn’t give a crap about the fact that Cubans are bleeding to death in the dark and thorny sea that divides us.




Burning my passport and renouncing my US citizenship before US Interests Section in Havana, Jan. 17, 1991, in protest of US attack of Iraq.
Reflections on Fidel, Cuba, Internationalism and Tamils

November 29, 2016 | 1 Comment »

My rebirth from being a US Dreamer to an internationalist occurred because of the Cuban revolution, because of what Fidel and Che taught me when I was an airman “defending” the United States against all the bad guys.




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Cuba Begins its Emotional Farewell to Fidel Castro (Photo Feature)

November 28, 2016 | 23 comments

A 21-cannon military salutes launched from the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress overlooking Havana Bay on Monday marked the beginning of a nationwide tribute to former Cuban President Fidel Castro. (18 photos)




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Ten of Fidel Castro’s Mistakes which Socialists Shouldn’t Repeat

November 28, 2016 | 6 comments

In the wake of Fidel Castro’s death, many people are writing about his revolutionary legacy for the Left and socialism on the whole. The most important part of this legacy is the following 10 serious mistakes he made which should not be repeated by socialists if they hope to contribute to social progress.




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Trump Threatens Cuba with Hardline Policy

November 28, 2016 | 10 comments

US President-elect Donald Trump warned the Cuban government today that he will reverse the policy of opening applied by President Barack Obama, if there are no political changes on the island. He did so in the midst of the funeral honors for Fidel Castro.




The Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba.  Foto: tripadvisor.com
Complete Schedule for Funeral Rites of Fidel Castro in Cuba

November 27, 2016 | 20 comments

The Cuban government has decreed nine days of official mourning over the death of former President Fidel Castro. The following is the schedule of funeral rites for the revolutionary leader, who died on Friday, November 25th at age 90.




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Will Obama Attend Fidel’s Funeral in Cuba?

November 27, 2016 | 11 comments

Will Barack Obama return to Cuba for the funeral of Fidel Castro? At this point who will represent the US at the official sendoff for the Cuban leader has yet to be announced. The last State funeral Obama and Raul Castro were both present at was for Nelson Mandela in 2013.




What Has Died in Cuba with Fidel Castro’s Death?

November 26, 2016 | 73 comments

His legacy is practical. After half a century leading the Cuban State, Fidel Castro will be recognized as the architect of a strong justice-seeking project. The social programs he funded produced an unprecedented social movement in the country. And the resulting creation of a “human capital” force which remains today the guarantee that the national economy will take off and the reason behind its emigres’ success.




Fidel Castro Has Passed Away

November 26, 2016 | 96 comments

Fidel Castro died last night at age 90; the country is in mourning. He was a man who left his mark on the history of Cuba and the world; who did a lot of good as well as a lot of bad in his search to do the right thing along his path of extreme utopias.