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    Old Havana Is Getting Older

    Sometimes the days I spent in Cuba seemed long, sometimes too few. After four years without visiting Havana I had a desire to walk the streets of Old Havana, taking pictures with my own camera for the first time. (42 photos)

featuredimage Twenty-First Century Parasites

¡Comrades in the struggle for 21st Century Socialism: Commander Chavez will inspire our struggle! And at the same time, he can still give us something to eat…


featuredimage Cuba and its Outstanding Dreams

When our children left home it was as if the sky had fallen; my wife and I fell in what is known as the “empty nest syndrome”. Suddenly we were without our main occupation; educate this pair of boys who gave us life.


featuredimage US Court to Listen to the Case of Cuban Rafters who Landed on a US Lighthouse

A Miami District Court has agreed to listen to the cases of a group of 21 Cuban rafters who managed to reach a lighthouse in the Florida Keys in order to prevent their repatriation to Cuba and receive political asylum in the US.


featuredimage Cuba Is Seeing Increasing Work Protests

There are more than enough reasons to protest, it’s a spontaneous act, it’s becoming more common and by the way, they’re not asking for direct political demands, nobody’s shouting Down with Raul, down with the government!


rightcolimage The Cuban TV News

Since I was a little girl, I’ve been forced to watch the official National News on Cuban TV. “You have to be informed,” my father used to say; “we should know what is going on in the world so nobody can fool us,” my mother used to add.


rightcolimage “Venezuela’s sinking… clap clap”

It’s been quite some time since I last felt like writing. I feel like it’s the closest thing to rolling around in a pile of shit. I hope you’re not offended by my language, including the editor who I hope doesn’t censor me. But it’s a lot more honest than beating around the bush.


rightcolimage From the Room Next-Door

Bárbara was my schoolfriend and neighbor, and because she didn’t have any brothers or sisters, we shared a lot together: we loved listenening to music, playing ludo, talking for hours on end and watching films.


rightcolimage Surviving in Cuba

My friend recently told me that he feels like he doesn’t understand Cubans anymore, and that he feels out of place. “I don’t know if it’s just me who’s got it wrong”, he said confused “but I see so much craziness everywhere.”


rightcolimage Cuban Culture during the Revolution

For many many years, Cuban culture was buried beneath racial discrimination, and the few tourists who visited Cuba came from the United States, where there was even worse discrimination than the one in our own country.


rightcolimage Health in Cuba: The Only Viable Options?

Let us continue to go through Cuba’s 2015 Yearly Statistics Report. In this piece, we are going to compare our country’s main health indicators with those of the rest of the world.


rightcolimage My First Encounters with Santería

Like childhood’s many other discoveries, which occur simultaneously, I was invited for my first time to a Yoruba* ritual drumming party when I was 9 years old and found myself alone in front of a santera.


rightcolimage My Day against Homophobia

This year, I noticed that, despite having been denied much publicity on television, as is habitual in our socialist country, the number of people who attended the rally was a bit greater than in previous years.