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    My Reply to a Dangerous Threat

    Every act in Cuba in favor of change, outside of the official framework, is considered an act of dissidence. It doesn’t matter whether you sympathize with Posada Carriles’ violent methods, with the Chicago school of economics or whether you are a democratic socialist like yours truly.

featuredimage Why the Scooter Ban in Cienfuegos, Cuba?

The provincial newspaper 5 de Septiembre in Cienfuegos publishes a story about motor scooters secretly imported into the country. According to the newspaper article since August 1, the police forbade that these scooters, known as “motorinas”, circulate on the streets of Cienfuegos.


featuredimage Bianca Jagger Protests in Nicaragua with Farmers against Canal Project

Nicaraguan-US pacifist Bianca Jagger participated in a march on Tuesday with hundreds of peasants in southern Nicaragua seeking to stop construction of an inter-oceanic canal and repeal the law that endangers the country’s sovereignty.


featuredimage Does Cuba have Weapons against Diplomat Eardrums?

News that Cuba supposedly has a sonic weapon, unknown to the Pentagon, and that it had been used to make some US diplomats deaf, has become a joke on social media ever since the news became public last week.


featuredimage Orlando Nenninger Draws on Cloth and Bodies

Self-taught visual artist Orlando M. Nenninger Vasconcelos confesses that he likes to communicate with his audience via his sketches. Lines and colors have captivated him ever since he was a child. (10 photos)


rightcolimage My Last Interview in Havana

To come back to Cuba after arriving in Mexico, I waited the two years they give you to not lose your residency rights on the island. There was so much to learn about, the city, a new culture, plus my Masters studies in paleosoils.


rightcolimage Is Otaku Culture Dying Out in Cuba?

It has always been difficult for anime, manga and fans of other Japanese cultural art forms to find activities that center around these subjects. Whatever the reason is, it’s been like they don’t even exist this year in Havana.


rightcolimage Florida’s Gay Village, Life Stories and a Sauna

As an ambassador for the Cuban LGBT community, it was an interesting experience; I learned that the level of information that many people in the United States have about Cuba dates back to the ‘60s…


rightcolimage Money in Venezuela and Day to Day Strategies

Venezuelans and foreigners, who have bank accounts in this country, can no longer take out more than 40,000 Bolivars (around 4 USD at the street rate) in cash (a bit more or less depending on the bank) and this is no longer news.


rightcolimage Arriving in the USA and My Border Control Interview

A backpack and two suitcases was my baggage to fly from Terminal 2 at the Jose Marti Airport in Havana, to Fort Lauderdale in the United States on June 30th 2017. “Florida, wait for me I’m coming,” I said to myself while waiting for my flight once I’d got through airport security.


rightcolimage Divers in Cuba and their Health

Anybody who hears the word “diver” has an image of a man dressed in a wet suit, a mask on his face and an oxygen tank pop into their back, a person who fishes or investigates the depths of the world’s seas. However, there is a new kind of diver in Cuba…


rightcolimage More than 40 months of drought in Cuba

Today, after more than 40 months of drought, during which it has rained a lot less than it normally does, Cuba’s dams store 40% of their total capacity, and that’s why even using the most efficient irrigation methods and limited use, farming activity continues at acceptable levels.


rightcolimage Venezuela and the Shopping CLAP

Read all about it, read all about it, Granma still hasn’t published the news, but we have all known it for a long time. The CLAP, that magnificent Cuban Rations Book wannabe, has just gone hand in hand with the Homeland card.