featuredimage Raul Castro Lays Out Conditions to USA

Cuban President Raul Castro addressed the III Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Wednesday in Costa Rica. He spoke on regional topics such as integration and social justice and concluded with an explanation of his government’s position in the negotiations begun with the United States. Here’s his entire speech.


featuredimage Cuba’s UCI University Blocks Our Blog

Some years ago, I criticized the inconsistencies of Cuba’s information policy and a Cuban colleague of mine replied with a smile: “What information policy?” And it’s true: censorship seems to be devoid of all logic; as though it depended on what mood the official working that day woke up in.


featuredimage Cuban Dissidents and Exiles Show Unity in Miami

Cuban dissidents and exiles met in Miami on Wednesday to begin forging a new united front, despite the absence of some of their most prominent figures. “There are many differences, but far from weakening us, they strengthen us in our struggle,” said activist Darsi Ferret.


featuredimage Cuba Wants Big to Win the Caribbean Baseball Series

Though Cuba’s Villa Clara team had a poor showing at the Caribbean Series last year (the island took part for the first time after 50 years of absence from the tournament), Cuba expects its Pinar del Rio team to fare better at this year’s championship, set to take place in Puerto Rico from February 2 to 8.


rightcolimage The Unmentioned Cause of Syria’s Civil War

It will have been four years since civil war broke out in Syria this March. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look to be the last year of conflict. Much has been written about the causes of the war, but there’s one fact analysts tend to overlook…


rightcolimage Fidel Castro and the United States

In recent weeks, social networks were once again filled up with comments about the life – or, better said, the death – of the world-famous leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro. We even talked about his possible death at home…


rightcolimage A Kid in France that Could Be Confused…

My whole family is worried about the recent terrorist attacks in France. Twenty years ago, my sister married a man of Gallic origin and lives in France with my three nephews (the twin sisters Yeica and Yennife and the younger of the three, Julian), with whom she came to visit us in 2014.


rightcolimage Cuba: Love Will Achieve What War Couldn’t

In a show of maturity, two leaders chose the good of the people. The people expressed their gratitude, repaying the gesture with wisdom and the will to work together for peace and mutual trust, for the benefit of the entire world.


rightcolimage Cuba’s Panfilo and Other Sitcoms

“Aren’t you going to watch Panfilo?” This is what someone in my family always says to get us together to watch the sitcom Vivir del cuento, the only Cuban comedy show aired by Cubavision these days.


rightcolimage Mexican Musician Juventino Rosas and Cuba

The people of Cuba and Mexico share a history of common struggle. We can turn to many historical and cultural facts that demonstrate this. The people of Mexico always took in and protected those Cuban revolutionaries who, at certain points in history…


rightcolimage Escape at Havana’s Adolfo Llaurado Theater

Perhaps I am being overly critical and possibly unfair, but one gets tired of being understanding and seeing the same muck swept under the carpet over and over again.


rightcolimage Voodoo Traditions on Display at Havana’s Fayad Jamis Gallery

Luna Nueva (“New Moon”), an exhibition by visual artist Camilo Fis, opened at the Fayad Jamis Gallery in Alamar on the 17th of the month, almost coinciding with the lunar phase referred to in the title. (39 photos)