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Cuban State Companies Want to Reinstate Worker Vigilance

February 18, 2017 | 2 comments

For many people in Cuba, vigilance at workplaces is a memory from an era loaded with slogans which invoked the Soviet Union, mile-long speeches and where mobilizations to cut sugar cane, voluntary work Sundays and defense marked the country’s progression.

Varadero, the Other Country Inside Cuba

February 17, 2017 | 8 comments

Living on Varadero beach for a while was a really comforting and rewarding experience, but a little sad at the same time. It was 1995 when my father and I arrived at this beach resort, him with his accordeon, and me with a guitar in my hands.

The Judges of Caiaphas vs. Ernesto Cardenal

February 16, 2017 | No Comments »

I only found out on Sunday that Ernesto Cardenal has been notified that he must pay $800,000 USD, via a legal document, as the result of a trial that was made up a long time ago. I crossed over the street to see him. We’ve been neighbors for quite some time now.

Cuba: Gov. & Private Taxi Drivers Flex Muscles

February 16, 2017 | 1 Comment »

There is a test of strength going on these days between government authorities and collective taxi drivers in Havana. The government wants to put a certain order into effect and this has provoked a silent strike, without posters or speeches but which is very effective, according to what you see on the street.

Ernesto Cardenal: “I’m being persecuted politically by Ortega and his Wife”

February 15, 2017 | No Comments »

Poet Ernesto Cardenal, 92, arrived in Granada this past Tuesday to participate in the International Poetry Festival. The poet was direct, without mincing words. He terms the Ortega government a “dictatorship” that is persecuting him through the courts.

A Sensitive Cuban Woman who Loves the Earth

February 15, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Tania Reyes Ferro, a 45 year old Cuban lady, is one of the few women who is in charge of an urban organic farm in the municipality of Candelaria. Her dedication and passion for her work give her the strength to continue on as a farmer. (14 photos)

Cuba’s Social Control, A Highly Effective Weapon

February 15, 2017 | 2 comments

The Cuban system is well thought out, that doesn’t mean to say that it is flawless though. It works; it holds itself up and manages to keep afloat in spite of shortages and its lack of success. How do they do it?

Valentine’s Day 2017 in Havana

February 14, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated each year throughout Cuba. Today we took a look around the capital as people purchased flowers, be them real or fake, for friends and loved ones. (14 photos)

We Can’t be Naive in the Face of a Neoliberal Attack

February 13, 2017 | 12 comments

When we read certain international press, which responds to US Imperialism’s interests, we can immediately sense the counter-revolutionary stench, which is disguised as progressive and even socialist a lot of the time, trying to give us the magic formula to “save Cuba from an economic disaster.”

Margaret Randall Presents “To Change the World” in Cuba

February 13, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Author Margaret Randall has over a half century of ties with Cuba and she continues to nurture that relationship, which goes way beyond the several books she has published on the island. Randall returns to Havana this week to present the Spanish edition of “To Change the World: My Years in Cuba”.