Alberto N. Jones

Another call to close GITMO

May 2, 2017 | 8 comments

It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to write a piece on the V International Seminar of Peace and for the Abolition of Foreign Military bases to take place on May 4-6, 2017 in the city of Guantanamo, Cuba, which is organized by the official Cuban Movement for the Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples.

Cuba: Intimidation, Scapegoats & the Perpetuation of Social Problems

February 25, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Controversy has arisen resulting from an article written by Fernando Ravsberg about the confrontation between the government in Havana and private taxi drivers, and it provoked the anticipated response from opportunists and upstarts, who are always ready to address the issue at hand and kill the messenger and not the message.

The Origins and Consequences of Cuba’s Emigration Crisis

January 21, 2017 | 12 comments

The emigration tragedy, which hasn’t stopped inflicting itself upon the Cuban people, is proof of just how tricky and hard it has been to shake off a criminal policy, which has caused a lot of harm in the form of tears, pain, blood and deaths.

We Can End the Slaughter

January 6, 2017 | 3 comments

For the past 30 years, I have watched in disbelief, how a large sector of society has become an endangered species within most inner cities in the United States. No one has developed a unified method that is capable of addressing the nation’s most intractable and devastating social crisis.

Cuba, USA with Obama and Waiting for Trump

January 3, 2017 | 2 comments

Not many people were prepared for Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba with his family without a lot of fanfare, protocol or ambition, whose humility impacted ordinary Cubans in a positive way, who could see themselves reflected in this simple man.

Fidel Castro’s Irreversible Impact on My Life

December 16, 2016 | 11 comments

I can venture to say, that until July 25, 1953, not many people in Cuba or around the world had ever heard the name Fidel Castro, which changed dramatically on the following day, July 26. As previous summers living in Guantanamo, we were invited by the Payares family to share with them Santiago de Cuba’s renowned Carnival, which usually began with a dance at the Hatuey Beer gardens that went on until 3:00 AM.

Exploring Cuba (Photo Feature)

November 6, 2016 | 2 comments

The chance to travel across Cuba is an extraordinary experience, where you have the opportunity to take in the unrivaled beauty of its valleys, rivers and mountains which enchanted Columbus and the many people who visit our country. (32 photos)

Haiti: Crippling Poverty for Daring to be Free

November 1, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The first successful slave uprising happened in Haiti when French occupying forces were defeated and an independent republic was born on January 1, 1804. Haiti has never received the deserved international recognition and homage this monumental accomplishment deserves.

Opportunism or Cheap Extremism

October 14, 2016 | 6 comments

On September 26, Elio Delgado Legon published a corrosive article with the instructive title of “The Journalism of Terror regarding Cuba.” This is the same person who unleashed a vicious, treacherous, blitzkrieg attack against my article “The persistence of racism in Cuba” a subject he knows nothing about, does not care and for which he is selectively blind and deaf.

Moment of Truth for Obama and Cuba

September 21, 2016 | 40 comments

Cuba’s media has made the general population believe that the US president has the immense privilege, authority and decision-making power that the Cuban president has, creating a false impression that is self-destructive.