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Cuba, USA Converge over Cave Research

August 20, 2014 | 1 Comment »

María Pérez, an Assistant Professor in West Virginia University’s (WVU) Department of Geology and Geography, is using a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to research the collaboration between Cuban and U.S. speleologists.

A Record of Cuban Life

August 20, 2014 | 1 Comment »

In the images below, I have tried to capture the way we are, what we do and how we live today, when the magic of photography, new technologies and social networks allows us to reach innumerable people, scattered across our global village. (30 photos)

Street Tragedies in Havana

August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment »

“You son of a bitch!” the young man yells, lunging at the other fellow at the crowded bus stop. “You’re the one who’s been peeping at my wife through the bathroom window for days now!” He raises a fist, ready to pound the other man’s face with all his pent-up fury.

What People in Cuba Ought to Know about Miami (Part 1)

August 18, 2014 | 11 comments

In a popular Cuban joke, one fellow says: “Havana, a city of two million people.” The phrase is left hanging in the air, in anticipation of the reply. The reply finally comes: “Yeah, two million: one million citizens, one million cops!” According to statistics, there are some 5 million people living in Miami’s metropolitan area. In this post, I will tell you about the number of police officers I ran into in the downtown area.

Thank You Fidel for Many Great Lessons

August 18, 2014 | 16 comments

Many believe that everything Fidel Castro did in the name of socialism was a huge mess. But shouldn’t we consider the acknowledgment and study of the many mistakes made in the name of socialism a great lesson, a great inheritance for all socialists?

Cuba Increases Prevention against Ebola

August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Government authorities have increased control measures to prevent the possible introduction of Ebola into Cuba and to act immediately if a case is detected in the country. So far no Cuban has contracted the deadly virus.

Israel Rojas of Buena Fe: “You share the fate of your country”

August 17, 2014 | 3 comments

Music inundated this part of Havana, the melodies of Buena Fe and the melodious voice of Israel Rojas, the group’s leader, were recognizable. This young man seems ready to talk about Cuba at any time.

Summer at the Beach in Guanabo, Havana

August 17, 2014 | 2 comments

While not as upscale or pristine as neighboring Santa Maria del Mar the beaches around the town of Guanabo in Habana del Este are a highly popular place for Havana residents looking for a bit of relief and recreation during the hot summer months in the Cuban capital. (22 photos)

The Havana Seawall the Morning After

August 16, 2014 | No Comments »

After a night of partying, solitude reigns in the morning along the Havana “malecon” seawall. The 2014 Havana Carnival continues this weekend, ending Sunday night with the awards and live concerts both tonight and tomorrow. (15 photos)

Brazil Prepares Cuban MDs in Havana

August 15, 2014 | 8 comments

The Brazilian Ministry of Health launched this month in Havana a training program for a group of Cuban doctors on call to serve under contract in the South American country.