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Cuba: Balancing Commerce to Ensure Freedom

March 26, 2015 | 5 comments

The rapprochement between the US and Havana is starting to have repercussions around the world, even though the economic embargo is still in effect and only the first steps towards the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries have been taken.

Cuba and US Talk Telecommunications

March 25, 2015 | 3 comments

Government representatives of Cuba and the United States met today in Havana to discuss telecommunications issues as part of the diplomatic thaw between the two countries, reported dpa news.

Dodgers Sign Cuba’s Hector Olivera for $62.5 Million

March 25, 2015 | No Comments »

Hector Olivera, one of the biggest stars of Cuban baseball in the last decade, just signed a six-year contract for $62.5 million with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He joins Cubans Yasiel Puig, Alexander Guerrero and Erisbel Arruebarruena, also with the Dodgers.

Who Owns Cuba’s Habana Libre Hotel?

March 25, 2015 | 6 comments

The recent publication of a photo were Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart and Paris Hilton appear together prompted speculation about the return of the Hilton hotel chain to Cuba in the near future. Let’s look at the issue.

Cuba’s New Filmmakers Festival is Nearing

March 25, 2015 | No Comments »

Films made by young and emerging filmmakers will flood Havana’s 23 street from March 31 to April 5. Most will be independent films, though a number of pieces are also produced by different Cuban film schools.

US Lifts Sanctions on 45 Companies and Individuals with Ties to Cuba

March 25, 2015 | 2 comments

Following a decision in step with the White House’s new policy towards Cuba, the US Treasury Department announced that it would remove 28 companies, 11 vessels and 6 individuals from the list of entities barred from conducting business with US citizens or companies around the world.

Submissiveness in Cuba

March 25, 2015 | 2 comments

Submissiveness is something that I’ve been aware of in Cuba ever since elementary school, my first social milieu. Nevertheless, I still can’t understand how those affected by a situation could decide to do absolutely nothing to try and change it.

A Documentary on Cuban Legend Omara Portuondo

March 24, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The documentary “Omara: Cuba” premiered on Cuban television some days ago. The film documents the 70-year artistic career of the “queen of feeling” or Buena Vista Social Club Diva, as the renowned singer Omara Portuondo is known.

Love That Kills: On Sibling Rivalries

March 24, 2015 | No Comments »

“Some love kills, some love hurts.” So go the lyrics of a song that is very popular in Cuba, and they happen to be very true. The love that exists among siblings is a great example of how two people who love each other can also hurt each other deeply.

Preventing the Violation of Cuban Worker Rights

March 24, 2015 | No Comments »

Problems can be solved efficaciously only if we address their root cause. Applying headstrong measures or forcing people to submit to higher authorities and the like only makes matters worse. Here we look at an issue facing Cuban health personnel.