Obama Gives Thumbs Down to Stranded Cuban Immigrants

    Barack Obama will make no exception for Cubans en route to the United States caught by surprise by the immediate end to the “dry feet, wet feet” policy that would have given them a new future in the USA, said a top presidential adviser.

featuredimage Does Raul Castro Have a Viable Plan for Cuba?

It has been very rare for any leader in any country in the world to be in power for such a long period of time, like Raul Castro has had, to try and convert their projects into reality. It’s been over a decade if we add the two years of his interim government (2006-2008); and we still haven’t even seen the tip of the “progress iceberg” in the never-ending ocean of Cuban poverty.

featuredimage Cuba in the Eyes of Some US Tourists

While Cubans and US citizens await the fast approaching US president-elect, Donald Trump’s inauguration day with uncertainty, US citizens are in a hurry to get to know Cuba before the normalizing relations process is reversed, according to what the soon-to-be tenant of the White House has announced.

featuredimage Garbage Piles Up on the Havana Coastline

The problem of garbage along the Havana coastline and even reaching to the beaches to the east of the city is becoming ever more apparent. This all to frequent scene was captured facing the Flores neighborhood between el Náutico and el Palco on the west side of Havana.

featuredimage A Cuban Living in Prague

Luis Alberto Rios is 40 years old, he’s been living in Prague for two years. Like him, there are many Cubans in different parts of the world looking for a better place to live. There are many things that lead them to emigrate, even risking their lives in the crossing. Then they have to adapt themselves to difficult situations in order to survive.

rightcolimage Things Don’t Just Fall Down from the Sky

New year, new life is a popular saying which is normally used when a year comes to its end. And for many people it is, it’s a new year and a new start and, at the very least, it gives them a little more hope than last year did.

rightcolimage What Will Happen to Our Young People?

The year 2017 already looks like it’s going to be a much more difficult one for the Cuban people. The national economy had negative growth last year, in spite of the 4 million tourists – a record number – who visited the country.

rightcolimage Murder in Miramar’s Zero St. Park

Dawn broke in the La Puntilla neighborhood with the news of a murdered man. The body had been found thrown in the park on Cero (Zero) Street, in front of the Cuban Sports and Recreation Institute’s offices. A neighbor who was passing by saw it.

rightcolimage The Right Path for Cuba’s Youth

For some parents, the path their children should take is that of education, studying “so they become somebody in life,” to have a good job which will make them proud of what they were unable to achieve. The same old cliche.

rightcolimage Cuba News Flash

When I left Alamar, nobody, including myself, knew anything and I found out about the news when I got to Vedado: the “wet-foot/dry-foot” policy had been revoked. I know that things aren’t always black and white, there are grey areas.

rightcolimage Has the American Dream died for the Cuban people?

“No, cousin, you’ve just shattered my illusions. I was all set to go,” my cousin said disappointed. He said this after learning of the new agreements made between Cuban and US representatives with regard to Cuban immigration to the US.

rightcolimage Inspiration to Write

For those of us who aren’t professional journalists, it takes us a little more time to prepare an article for our readers. Normally, we need a call from inspiration for the article we want to write to come or, at least, the closest thing possible to what we thought it would be.

rightcolimage My Future with Our State Telecommunications Co.

I more or less already have an idea of what the future holds for me, if I don’t decide to emigrate like many Cubans do and remain on the island where I was born. I have analyzed my situation with regard to telecommunications in Cuba very closely.