About us

Havana Times and How You Can Help

By Circles Robinson, editor

HAVANA TIMES – In the run up to our tenth anniversary we just began an ongoing campaign seeking reader support for our online publication, which brings you non-stop news and commentary from Cuba as well as some other Latin American coverage especially from Venezuela and Nicaragua, close allies of the Cuban government.

For a change of how we present ourselves, I’d like to ask you to watch these two short videos made with the assistance of two of our contributors with the history and reason to be of our efforts.

 

If you would like to help make Havana Times possible please click on the following link which has the easy to follow instructions: https://mediaoutreach.org/havana-times-donate

 

Where are we at in 2018

When I last wrote an About Us post in 2016 I tried to give a run down of the situation facing our writers and efforts. Little has changed since so for a summary of our objectives as a publication, the risks involved for independent media and writers, and our funding sources, please read the first article on the Related Posts list: Havana Times Reaches 8th Birthday.

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Contact Havana Times here:  circlesrobinson@gmail.com

9 thoughts on “About us

  • October 15, 2017 at 7:29 pm
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    I have read and learn that the Cuban government has the world best engineers that handle the situation with the hurricane with ease. This is what I call unity, and love for the fellow man.
    Thanks.

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  • March 18, 2018 at 8:14 am
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    We would like to help the Cuban people who are unable to obtain over-the-counter medication by opening a free drug store somewhere in Cuba. The medication would be donated by person’s like our selves and would free to persons that need them. Our problem is We don’t know where or who to talk with to start. We don’t have any opinions about the government in your country or ours, We just want to help. Could you help us?
    Thank you,
    Roy Brewer

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  • April 6, 2018 at 9:07 pm
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    hola quiero saber cuanto vale por hacer una sirugia de glaucoma preguntando por un amigo

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  • May 18, 2018 at 1:48 pm
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    Hi there,

    I’m a producer at ABC News Channel in Sydney, Australia.
    I’m looking for someone who might be available to do a Skype cross with our presenter this morning about the plane crash in Havana.
    The time for the cross would be some time after 6:00pm your time.
    My best email is snow.madison@abc.net.au.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards

    Madison Snow

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  • June 12, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Hello,

    I’m sure you get a ton of spammy submissions so I’ll get straight to the point – I’d love to submit a guest post or sponsored post for publishing on your site.

    The article is related to your website’s content, and of course, it’s useful and informative, I think your audience would positively love. ?

    If you accept sponsored or guest post on your site, please let me know price for publishing a post on your website.

    Thanks for your time!

    Regards,
    Futing

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    • June 12, 2018 at 7:36 am
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      We accept guest posts from readers, of course after reviewing the content. There is no charge but they must be of interest to us and not be an advertisement.

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  • July 17, 2018 at 9:07 am
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    Here is a story about a Caribbean Entertainer/media man who is celebrating 30 years drug free in 2018. His celebration is a walk across the Caribbean. The walk starts on August 1st in CUBA.
    His name is Errol Fabien and here is some info on the walk.
    https://www.facebook.com/Walk2Freedom-211541732801552/?modal=admin_todo_tour
    Here is a link to his walk 10 years ago.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIxWnQiq10E&t=15s

    Thank you for your time and consideration

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  • July 27, 2018 at 10:41 am
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    An open letter to the Cuban people and the Cuban government,

    My wife and I recently visited Havana, and there were many things we loved. The food, music, and dancing were amazing. The mixed drinks and the cigars were world class. There were great historical sites to see. And there was a wonderful dignity, beauty and intelligence within the Cuban people. However, these precious jewels of Cuba were obscured by some dilapidated buildings and a polluted harbor. These negatives made it hard for some tourists to see the riches of the Cuban people.

    I think the Cuban government could make Havana an even more amazing city to visit, and increase employment opportunities for its people, by taking better advantage of two of Cuba’s underutilized financial resources – its affluent exiles in America and its tourism industry.

    There are exiles in the United States that would give money to restore their historic family’s homes. These donations would make Cuba look better for tourists. It would also provide jobs for Cuban workers, and it would bring money into the country. The only change to existing law would be to have that money not count against their relatives. So, it would be better to bypass the family altogether. Instead, have a government agency set up for Cuban exiles. First, after a claim is made and a fee is paid, have an auditor visit the home n question and assess the cost of repairs. Then, after 120% of that cost has been paid to the agency, a government crew would go to that family home and repair that home. In effect, this would help Cuba restore its tourist attractions with outside money. It would also help change the political debate in the United States – which is driven in part by the anger against the Cuban government from the American Cuban exiles. This slight change that plays on their family loyalty could eventually encourage the government of the United States to drop the economically damaging and needles embargo.

    Secondly, I think it would be wonderful if the city of Havana and Havana harbor were cleaned up and restored to a pristine condition. I would like to see this happen because I believe that doing so would increase tourism to Cuba. Here are ideas that could pay for this restoration project. 1) Allow a foreign company to have a 100 year lease on Cuban land to build a resort. Make sure that they have to hire Cuban workers and pay taxes and fees to the Cuban government. Set up Cuban government stores in Mexico, and possibly Canada, to sell US citizen’s Cuban cigars and rum. (Also set up a web site and market it to Americans.) Doing so would expand the market for Cuban goods into the United States, and bypass the unjust embargo. Finally, open up a second dock for visitors in Havana harbor. With these money making moves the Cuban government could build new infrastructure projects, increase the number of higher paying jobs, and restore its cities and national monuments to its rightful glory.

    Sincerely,

    A fellow traveler who loved his visit to Cuba

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