A Bad Bet / Fernando Damaso
Fernando Dámaso, 13 June 2017 — Of the real and supposed problems that the Cuban Revolution proposed to solve, as the basis of its historical necessity, after more than half a century of exercising… Continue reading
The true face of GAESA in Havana’s Historic Quarter ROLANDO MARTÍNEZ | La Habana | 22 de Junio de 2017 – 11:27 CEST.
“What has the change from Habaguanex to GAESA been like?”
“Because the military management is… Continue reading
The Future Is Built With Cement … But There Isn’t Any
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 May 2017 — The cranes show off their slender anatomy in some areas of Havana where several luxury hotels are being built. Apart from… Continue reading
Cuba Raises Taxes on Real Estate Transactions
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escober, Havana, 15 May 2017 — On 11 May a new law went into effect in Cuba that imposes a determined price on the buying and selling of housing. The simple… Continue reading
The Cuban Regime is an Enemy to theFreedom of Expression / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 10 May 2017 — When he is particularly bored, after flicking through the eight channels that there are on the island, 56 year old civil… Continue reading
Havana is collapsing DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 4 de Mayo de 2017 – 11:28 CEST.
In the municipality of Centro Habana, which for years has witnessed buildings collapse, what happened at the corner of Amistad and San Miguel,… Continue reading
Hotel Manzana, a Luxury Theme Park in Havana
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 29 April 2017 — They stare, amazed, but they don’t buy anything. Their faces press against the glass and admire that unattainable wealth that is a few inches… Continue reading
Is Raul Castro in Hibernation Mode? / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 11 April 2017 — Right now the most closely guarded secret in Cuba is the protocols for succession of the nation’s president, army general Raul Castro, after his retirement… Continue reading
Several Residents Refuse To Leave A Building In Ruins In Central Havana
Mariagne Durán resides in the seventh floor of the Central Havana building affected by the collapse and refuses to evacuate. (14ymedio) Yosmany Mayeta Labrada, Havana, 18 April 2017… Continue reading
Over 100 People Trapped in Collapsed Building in Havana
14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada, Havana, 18 April 2017 — About 120 people are trapped in a Central Havana building after the interior stairs to the apartments collapsed this morning.
The property,… Continue reading
At 55, Cuba’s Young Communist Union Loses Relevance But Does Not Want To Retire
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, 4 April 2017 — There was a time when its red card was a source of pride and most teenagers dreamed of entering… Continue reading
Sagua La Grande, The Village Where A Glass Of Water Is A Miracle
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 30 March 2017 — Through the streets of Sagua la Grande, in the province of Villa Clara, people walk around with bottles, buckets… Continue reading
“All You Can Catch in the Almendares River is a Good Infection”
14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada, Havana, 28 March 2017 — The stench fills the air and permeates the clothes of El Fanguito residents near the Almendares River. Those who… Continue reading
The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear / Iván García
Iván García, 21 March 2017 — In the slum of Lawton, south of Havana, the need for housing has converted an old collective residence with narrow passageways into a bunkhouse. With… Continue reading
The Nomads Of The Commerce Travel The Towns Of Cuba / 14ymedio, Bertha Guillen
14ymedio, Bertha K. Guillen, Candelaria, Cuba, 13 March 2017 — Apples, disposable diapers and fried foods are some of the products on display on the stands… Continue reading
New Maternity Legislation in Cuba Ignores Fathers By Ivet González
This article is part of special IPS coverage on the occasion of International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8.
HAVANA, Mar 6 2017 (IPS) – A new set of regulations to… Continue reading
How Cubans’ gift for improvization sustained the politics and pleasures of Havana By Michael Mewshaw March 3
Michael Mewshaw is writing a memoir about his friendship with Pat Conroy.
A happy hybrid, “Havana: A Subtropical Delirium” invokes the Cuban capital… Continue reading
It’s only a drill: Guantánamo rehearses Caribbean migrant crisis
Hundreds of U.S. forces are rehearsing a migrant crisis this week at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a massive multimillion dollar drill that envisions the United States capturing… Continue reading