Love in Cuba has been Crippled by the Need to be Happy

    “What do you love when you love?” is a question that has been going around my head for some weeks now and it still seems like an inescapable enigma to me. Love is truly sacred and I’m sure of its incalculable effect on society, just like society’s inevitable effect on love.

featuredimage UN Vote against the Cuba Embargo and its Heated Discussions

Unfortunately, at least from what we could see on our TV screens, no other speaker, besides Samantha Power, representing the United States, showed solidarity with our people and our rights that have been taken away from us.

featuredimage Over 13,000 Cubans Request Repatriation to Cuba from the US

While hundreds of thousands have abandoned Cuba in the last decade, over 13,000 Cuban residents in the United States have requested to be repatriated on the island in the last two years, according to official statistics.

featuredimage A Cuban entrepreneur and His Social Conscience

“I still haven’t quite processed my encounter with Obama,” says Gilberto Valladares, known as Papito el Peluquero (Daddy the Hairdresser), or, more commonly, as Papito. He, along with other Cuban entrepreneurs, met the US president on his historic visit to the island in March this year.

featuredimage Cuba through the Looking Glass of the Cold War

The eyes on the life size replica of Che Guevera in the Museum of the Revolution in Old Havana, Cuba seem to follow you around the room – not that I was prone to move around much.

rightcolimage US Recognizes its Isolation with the Cuba Blockade

Although the Resolution, which garnered 191 votes in its favor and none against it, isn’t binding, that’s to say, the US isn’t obliged to apply it, it is moral support for Cuba in condemning this policy.

rightcolimage I Hope to Participate in the Pan Am Badminton Championship

After so many months of training, the time has finally come for Cuban hopefuls, who want to participate in the Pan Am Badminton Championship, which will be held in Colombia, to meet in the province of Camaguey.

rightcolimage The Martyrs of Humboldt 7

Between March 13, 1957, the day the presidential palace was attacked, and April 20th, when Fructuoso Rodriguez, Juan Pedro Carbo, Jose Machado and Joe Westbrook were murdered by the police.

rightcolimage When Innocence is Lost

Who doesn’t remember the emotions we had when we faced life at the peak of our youth? The discovery of requited love and the strength to dream which we find along with it, the power to go headfirst into the future…

rightcolimage A Place I Used to Love to Spend Time At

Watching the sea is a way to alleviate stress. I usually do this because I have the sea nearby, I live in Miramar in the neighborhood called La Puntilla, an idyllic place in the early ‘90s.

rightcolimage The Trial of a Cuban Biochemist

As a result of having been fired from my job at the Revolucion y Cultura magazine last July, I met, through a journalist who was interested in my case, Oscar Casanella, a biochemist who had also been irregularly sanctioned at his workplace.

rightcolimage Can Cuba’s Young People Be Counted On?

The lack of seriousness, the scarce worry and especially the level of superficiality that young people in Cuba have is quite sad. Unfortunately, this doesn’t only exist in the digital realm.

rightcolimage We Choose Our Own Truth

To my surprise, the post “A Cuban without a Smart Phone”, unleashed a wave of solidarity from a reader who wanted to help the anonymous student at the Enrique Jose Varona Advanced Learning Institute…