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    Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba?

    I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. In his latest post, Elio classifies the hunger strike carried out by Guillermo Farinas as a “business”.

featuredimage Has Cuba Already Changed?

It’s an oft-repeated desire among many US citizens: “I want to visit Havana before the we ruin it, with McDonald’s and Starbucks on every corner.” Well, fellow US citizens, after visiting Havana three times in a year since “the opening,” I have good news and bad news.


featuredimage For Most Cubans Hope Has Vanished

I can still remember our people rejoicing in the street and in Cuban TV interviews, after Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced a new era in US-Cuba relations. Nobody talked about anything else and our hopes were running high.


featuredimage AT&T and Cuba Agree to Direct Interconnection with US

Cuba’s monopoly telecommunications company, Etecsa, announced on Monday an agreement for direct interconnection with the US giant AT&T for the exchange of international voice traffic between the two countries.


featuredimage Cuba’s Elderly Are Struggling

Many of Cuba’s retirees are struggling, especially those who have to live off pensions equaling 8–12 USD a month and have no money coming from family abroad.


rightcolimage New Times in Venezuela

The last bit of soap falls from my hands into the sink hole and I say a few curses under my breath, without being in too much of a bad mood, because I’d used the last bit of my annual quota of grief the day before.


rightcolimage Street Children: a Disgrace for Humanity Nonexistent in Cuba

During a cold winter in the Southern hemisphere, in 1973, I was in Santiago de Chile and I would watch, from the window of the hotel I was staying at, a group of children huddle around a bonfire.


rightcolimage Cuban Labor Board Declares My Appeal “Unfounded”

Even though I was almost sure that the Labor Board would rule against me – a certainty based on the good vibes I got from the Oral hearing – I wasn’t sure I wanted to drag out the appeals process…


rightcolimage A Birthday Not to Remember

In Cuba, the service of having your birthday cake made when the special date arrives, which I remember from when I was a little girl, continues to endure even today.


rightcolimage Havana’s Rex Cinema

The wretched state of the Rex Cinema, on San Rafael Boulevard in downtown Havana, doesn’t stop me from seeing it and what it once was, with super comfortable seats and excellent air conditioning.


rightcolimage Central Havana through the Eyes of a Knight

If a knight from Medieval Europe, knocked down in one of those silly tournaments, were to suddenly wake up sunken in a bedframe without a mattress in a hot poky little room where the sun of Central Havana…(54 photos)


rightcolimage Madonna Disappoints Her Cuban Fans

On the morning of August 16th, the Queen of Pop’s birthday, I received several calls and emails from friends confirming the fact that the star was visiting Cuba.


rightcolimage Guillermo Farinas and the Business of Hunger Strikes

Recently, I read a post on Havana Times published on August 8th entitled: Guillermo Farinas Returns, Once Again Unarmed. I couldn’t believe what I was reading.