featuredimage Cuba’s Frozen Revolution

I came to write this piece because I was fascinated reading the Lonely Planet’s account of Cuban history. Wanting to share it, I summarized it. Yet I realized that something vital was missing from the Lonely Planet, namely a summing up of Cuba as it is now.


featuredimage Pia’s Magical Hands

Pia was seduced by natural colors when she realized she could use them. She used to look closely at pollen, dust clouds, some flowers and dried fruits, mud, certain stalks that trickled out tones when put in water, and charcoal which left a trail beside the path she used to walk along. Especially when she used to rub them against unusual surfaces or exposed them to sun, wind, rain and they took on wonderful shades.(30 photos)


featuredimage Our Current Cuban Reality

What bothers me most is our passivity, that feeling of indifference which Cubans feel with regard to all of our leaders who live in luxury and don’t care too much about are problems.


featuredimage In the Presence of Greatness

I make no secret of, nor apologies for, my admiration of Fidel Castro’s Cuban Revolution. The ultimate victory of a handful of heroic rebels— many unarmed at first — over dictator Fulgencio Batista’s army, consisting of 37,000 troops, as well as tanks and Mig fighter jets, can be called nothing less than admirable.


rightcolimage Otaku Culture in Cuba, Entertainment or a Scam?

Last Sunday, one of the most popular Otaku meetings took place at a Cinema in the Boyeros municipality. Although the original definition of the word “otaku” in Japanese means a young person who doesn’t contribute anything to society, the meaning has been altered…


rightcolimage Overflowing Garbage in Havana, Whose Fault?

It’s been raining a lot recently and in addition to the benefits that rain brings us, it also brings unrelated-to-nature collateral damage to the City of Havana. Let me explain…


rightcolimage In Cuba, Education Is Free, but It Costs

My son has just started his pre-university course. In Cuba, school education is free, and it’s a very good thing that everybody has access to it, but it’s slowly becoming a hefty financial dilemma.


rightcolimage The Journalism of Terror Regarding Cuba

Enemies of the Cuban Revolution, who have no other name other than “counter-revolutionaries”, don’t seem to stop their attack, which is what the Empire orders them to do.


rightcolimage The Companion: Not Just Friendship and Aids

The friendship between a boxer and a former soldier, within the context of the “Los Cocos” sanitarium, an institution where they kept every case of HIV and seropositives in confinement, in Cuba in the ‘80s is the setting for of film “El Acompañante” (The Companion).


rightcolimage Cuba on the Road to Development, With or Without Oil

September is passing us by and there have been different news reports going around relating to the energy situation in Cuba. It’s a shame that they’re all fake or superficial.


rightcolimage Crossing Over

On Thursday September 15th, the sea that washes up on “Russian beach” in Alamar, spread the ashes of poet Juan Carlos Flores, who couldn’t even wait for his end prescribed by natural decree.


rightcolimage The Iranian President Isn’t Welcome Here in Cuba

In its waltz with the world’s dictators, the Cuban government isn’t satisfied with just recently going to hug egomaniac Eternal North Korean President Kim Il-Sung, but now it’s receiving the Iranian head-of-state who rules the world’s leading country in homosexual persecution.