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Monthly Archives: February 2012

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A Cuban School of Mediocrity and SexFebruary 29, 2012Osmel AlmaguerHAVANA TIMES, Feb 29 — "Students here have no interest in learning," said the principal of the polytechnic institute where I recently started working as a teacher."Just... Continue reading
One More Wildcard / Fernando DámasoFernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated The term "national security" is fashionable in the world: in Mexico violence is an issue of national security; in Columbia it's the narco-guerrillas; in th... Continue reading
Three Canadians killed in car crash in CubaAgencypdated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:17 AM ESTThree Quebec tourists on holiday in Cuba were killed Saturday evening when two trucks smashed into their car.The deceased are all men from the Montreal subu... Continue reading
Cuba's Call to Meet with Some Emigrants in USAFebruary 27, 2012Haroldo Dilla Alfonso*The Cuban Interests Section in Washington D.C. Photo: Wikipedia.orgHAVANA TIMES, Feb 27 — This past Wednesday night I received an email that had been sent out to... Continue reading
Castro to rejoin Catholic Church?Tuesday, February 28th, 2012There are rumours afoot that Fidel Castro may rejoin the Catholic Church.The chatter in Rome is that Castro is preparing to be readmitted to the Church when Pope Benedict visits Cuba next mon... Continue reading
The Potato Came / Anddy Sierra AlvarezAnddy Sierra Alvarez, Translator: Unstated It's heard in the streets from several people selling potatoes, before the arrival of this product in the farmers markets, at the elevated price of 20 Cuban pesos, &qu... Continue reading
Weighing in on Toilet Paper in CubaFebruary 28, 2012Maria Matienzo PuertoHAVANA TIMES, Feb 28 — At the Havana Book Fair I met a Mexican woman who told me about some Mexican feminists who were debating on Facebook about the best way for one to wash on... Continue reading
Paupers / Miguel Iturria SavónMiguel Iturria Savón, Translator: Unstated At dawn last Monday, across 23rd street, between 10 and 12, Vedado, a lady very thin, poorly dressed, half blind and with a cane, begged me to lead her to the next block... Continue reading
Canadian operator opens fourth hotel in CubaToronto-based Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts announced it opened its fourth all-inclusive hotel in Cuba, the Memories Flamenco Beach on Cayo Coco, on Feb. 28.Blue Diamond, a division of tour operator Sunwi... Continue reading
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