Vicente Morin Aguado

Remittances to Cuba via the Internet on the Rise

October 10, 2017 | 3 comments

Without the chance to give a formal interview given the fact that the kind of journalism we practice lies outside the Communist Party-State lines, if you take a look at reality, you could say, without any fear of being wrong, that remittances to Cubans via the Internet are on the rise.

Talking about Trump at a Havana Barber Shop

September 4, 2017 | 25 comments

There are few places where so many opinions come together such as in a barber’s shop here in Cuba. Trump, the White House’s “furious red-faced man”, has become our great enemy thanks to Communist political propaganda, and he is to blame for all of our misfortunes.

When a friend leaves us… Remembering Grady Ross Daugherty

August 26, 2017 | 2 comments

On July 30th, Grady Ross Daugherty, a HT reader and supportive anarchist, bid us farewell. Our friend came to visit our country on several occasions, his most recent visit was last year. His optimism for Cuba’s future diminished markedly in the face of the country’s current reality.

The Feat of Buying a Packet of Beef Jerky in Cuba

July 31, 2017 | 2 comments

Packets of beef jerky, 500g for 0.75 CUC! Word spread like wildfire through all of Central Havana, the “bargain” was waiting at Carlos III, the largest hard currency mall in the Cuban capital. A never-ending queue for three days, people could buy however much they wanted and that’s exactly what they did. Even the police had to intervene in order to keep things orderly.

Underweight Bread and Graffiti against Raul Castro

July 21, 2017 | 1 Comment »

On Monday July 17th, “Down with Castro” graffiti ushered in the new day on Campanario Street between Carmen and Rayo in Central Havana. The hasty arrival of painters with rollers erased this act of daring soon enough, even though the metallic green paint of the accusing letters could still be seen under the grout of the door that used to belong to the Municipal Impoundment center for seized goods.

Cuba’s Private Sector Readies for Government Offensive

July 20, 2017 | 9 comments

Raul Castro dedicated the heart of his latest speech – at the National Assemby – to the self-employed sector which is considered to be a motor for the economy, but as fishermen say, there are people who fish and then get scared of fish eyes.

It’s Getting Harder and Harder to Change Money in Havana

July 17, 2017 | 4 comments

The existence of two currencies as legal tender means that converting one for the other is a necessity, depending on the things you need to buy, while trying to save one’s meager salary at the same time. The current reality of the situation is that the much-needed conversion of these currencies has become a real challenge for the Cuban people.

The Anti-Castro Opposition in Times of Trump

June 9, 2017 | 10 comments

Financial aid to promote the full exercise of human rights in Cuba is a subject that we need to resolve ourselves, it would be a conclusive sign of support for an inescapable purpose.

A Trip to the Peaceful Town of Vinales, Cuba

May 10, 2017 | No Comments »

A world heritage site, Vinales and its beautiful mountainous valley are located 200 kms west of the City of Havana. Given its limited number of inhabitants in the town center, 10,000, tourist activity here is very high for Cuba, as there over 2,500 family rooms available for rent.

The Cuban Series “Street Stories” Circulates Underground

April 25, 2017 | 2 comments

The pirated version of “Historias Callejeras” (Street stories), episodes 6 and 7 are now readily available for Cubans eager to see any material which offers an alternative to the boring official TV broadcasts. The show portrays a grim and violent reality on the Havana streets, the flip side of the Moon called Cuba.