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Public Spaces and Environmental Health in Cuba

May 18, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Talk is frequent about poor hygiene and sanitation in public spaces in Havana, especially the piled up garbage and raw sewage on many streets. Today I will comment on another related issue: The lack of public bathrooms throughout the Cuban capital and other cities and towns.

Talking about Santeria in Cuba

May 16, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Darnelys Dominguez Pino is 42 years old and works as an attendant at a sports center. He has been directly linked to the Afro-Cuban religion known as Santeria for many years. He is a man of few words who is concerned about the path his religion is taking.

Havana’s 2017 Parade against Homophobia

May 13, 2017 | 2 comments

Today in the Cuban capital ten years of activism for the rights of the homosexual and transexual community was celebrated with calls against homophobia and the ongoing demand for the approval of marriage equality. (44 photos)

Hard Currency Store Burns in Havana

May 11, 2017 | 1 Comment »

On Thursday afternoon around 4;30 p.m., the small TRD (government owned hard currency stores) located on the Avenida Boyeros between Tulipan and la Rosa in the municipality Plaza de la Revolucion was devoured by a violent fire. So far the causes are unknown. (8 photos)

Raul’s Story and Prostitution in Cuba

May 11, 2017 | 19 comments

From May 4-18, the most important event for the Cuban LGBT community takes place. This year, it is marked with a peculiar and much-needed CENESEX (Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual) campaign “for schools without homophobia and transphobia.”

Unlucky Elderly Cuban Couple Face Deportation

May 11, 2017 | 19 comments

A Cuban couple, who were the first victims of the end of the preferential “wet foot/dry foot” policy after arriving at Miami International Airport in January, will finally be deported back to the island.

A Trip to the Peaceful Town of Vinales, Cuba

May 10, 2017 | No Comments »

A world heritage site, Vinales and its beautiful mountainous valley are located 200 kms west of the City of Havana. Given its limited number of inhabitants in the town center, 10,000, tourist activity here is very high for Cuba, as there over 2,500 family rooms available for rent.

Old Havana’s La Luz Cafe Now in Hard Currency

May 9, 2017 | 12 comments

La Luz Cafe, located on Obispo Street, near the Hotel Ambos Mundos in Old Havana, closed its doors to the public in December. It was the only place left in the area which offered these kinds of services in regular Cuban pesos (CUP). (7-photos)

Maduro’s Betrayal of Chavez and Socialism of the 21st century

May 8, 2017 | 13 comments

The so-called “Socialism of the 21st Century” defended by Maduro was nothing but the Venezuelan version of Cuban state socialism, with all of the disastrous consequences that this entails for the economy and society.

Cuba Workers’ Celebration or Official Political Event?

May 8, 2017 | 2 comments

As always, a sea of people filled the great avenues that surround Revolution Square in the Cuban capital for May Day this year, well-organized, with banners in their hands, waiting their turn to march. The same thing happened in provincial and municipal capitals in the country.