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New US Policy Changes on Cuba Take Effect

November 8, 2017 | 6 comments

The Trump administration announced today regulations that will make it more difficult, but not impossible, for US citizens to visit Cuba and establishes new limits on commercial transactions with the island.




US Blockade on Cuba, Mistake or Wise Move?

November 8, 2017 | 7 comments

Any act of blocking is wrong and can even be a crime depending on the circumstances. Whether that’s between countries, ethnicities or even between people from the same country. Cuba, poor Cuba, who has suffered so many blockades!




Call for Entries in the Alternative Havana Biennial May 2018

November 7, 2017 | 3 comments

The Museum of Politically Uneasy Art, alongside a group of independent Cuban spaces, artists, theorists and curators are calling for entries for the #00 Havana Biennial which will take place from May 5-15, 2018 in the Cuban capital.




Behind The Hidden Havana: Interview with Daina Chaviana

November 6, 2017 | No Comments »

Cuban writer Daina Chaviano is one of these untiring people who is always on the hunt for new ideas. In her first interview with Havana Times, the author tells us how she began her seasoned career as a Science Fiction writer, how she decided to leave her country of birth to settle in another country and how this new life in “unknown lands” influenced her work.




HT 2017 Cuba Photo Contest – First Cut

November 4, 2017 | No Comments »

The time has come to present the surviving photos from the first cut of our HT 2017 Cuba Photo Contest. A total of 81 participants managed to have at least one photo make it to round two, which now includes a total of 235 pictures, down from 1,105 from 144 participants. Best of luck to all! (235 photos)




Where Cuba Fits in the Newly Declassified JFK Files

November 2, 2017 | 11 comments

The declassified documents reveal that self-harm attacks were a part of the US strategy against Cuba. They ome at a very interesting time when Washington is accusing Cuba of attacking US diplomats at its embassy in Havana with a fantasy sonic weapon.




Cuba Supported at UN in Resolution Opposing the US Embargo

November 1, 2017 | 9 comments

Every year since 1992 Cuba has presented a resolution to the UN General Assembly calling on the United States to end its half-century-plus embargo on the island. Today was this year’s vote and the final tally was 191 countries supporting the Cuban motion and two (the US and Israel) opposing.




UN Votes Wednesday on Resolution against US Embargo on Cuba

October 31, 2017 | 4 comments

The UN General Assembly will once again vote on Wednesday to condemn the US embargo on Cuba. The non-binding resolution has been submitted by Cuba for the last 25 years, receiving overwhelming approval.




Public Wi-Fi Price Drop in Cuba

October 30, 2017 | 7 comments

Good news today for Cubans with the ability to pay to connect to the Internet from the public Wi-Fi points around the country, Etecsa, the telecommunications monopoly, has dropped the price from 1.50 to 1.00 CUC (similar in USD) for an hour’s online time.




Che’s Time in Miami and his “Hate for Imperialism”

October 26, 2017 | 5 comments

Very little is known about the time Che spent in Miami. There’s not very much to know anyway. An accidental and forced stop, while he was traveling back to Argentina to get his medicine degree. The delay extended further than expected and Ernesto went around and around in a foreign city, where a language was spoken that the young student hadn’t mastered and who was still waiting for his destiny.