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Cuba’s “New Man” Utopia

July 25, 2016 | 46 comments

A few days ago, my next door neighbor knocked on my door and asked me if I didn’t mind having a flask of rum with him, “or I’m going to explode”, he said. It was 3pm in the afternoon.

Cuba’s Old Chevy Needs Urgent Repairs

July 25, 2016 | 13 comments

The revolution is like a faulty car that has a lot of flaws which moves forward slowly, starting and stopping and is too much of a burden for all of us unlucky passengers. Getting off is a risky dream…

A Cuban’s Tattoos

July 22, 2016 | 4 comments

Some people prefer to hang up paintings on their walls and others like to see them on their skin, and they’re carrying real art about on them. That’s what attracted me to getting a tattoo in the first place, and then to become a professional tattoo artist. (10 photos)

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Nestle Helps Cuba Skirt the US Embargo

July 22, 2016 | 23 comments

Nestle Nespresso bought a container of approximately 18 tons of Cuban coffee beans, which were certified as coming from the 2015-2016 coffee harvest in Cuba, for US $90,000.

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Cuba: the Looming Crisis

July 21, 2016 | 19 comments

Since Raul Castro announced at a session of the National Assembly that there will be economic problems, speculation hasn’t stopped about a new crisis like the one experienced in the 90s. However, the situation today is very different from that Cuba.

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The Havana Tour Bus, A Second Floor Perspective

July 21, 2016 | No Comments »

On a hot afternoon that looked like it was going to rain later, I decided to go on an adventure on the Havana Bus Tour so I could take some photos of all the interesting things that surround me. (87 photos)

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US Says Engagement is Empowering Cubans

July 20, 2016 | 25 comments

One year after Washington and Havana restored diplomatic ties, U.S. policy is helping to empower the Cuban people and give them greater autonomy from the socialist government, a senior State Department official said Wednesday.

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Arriving in Cuba, Be Prepared to Wait

July 19, 2016 | 6 comments

The tourist arriving in Cuba these days receives a warm welcome; the waiting area for luggage is without air conditioning. In any other airport you could say it is not such a big deal but Havana is a different story as we spent 90 minutes until the first bag appeared.

Fidel Castro with schoolchildren in New York City in 1959. Photo: George Mattson
US Intellectuals Argue Over Cuba

July 18, 2016 | 10 comments

It was — and still is — possible to criticize and oppose the social and political system established in Cuba while strongly reiterating opposition to US intervention whether it takes the form of military invasion, terrorist sponsorship, or economic blockade.

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Thirteen Cubans Die Trying to Reach USA

July 18, 2016 | 14 comments

Yesterday, the US Coast Guard says it has stopped searching for the 15 people (13 Cubans a Colombian and a Dominican) who did not achieve their goal of reaching the US territory.