Food scarcity, another Castroist crime ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 10 de Julio de 2017 – 10:40 CEST.
If you were told that in a Latin American country almost 60% of the fertile land available for agriculture is… Continue reading
Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of ‘Brothers To The Rescue’ Planes Dies
14ymedio, Havana, 29 June 2017 — On Wednesday, Brigadier General Eduardo Delgado Rodriguez died in Havana. He had supervised the intelligence operations that led to the downing… Continue reading
Persecution Grows Against Independent Journalism In Cuba
14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 June 2017 — Independent communicators in Cuba are victims of an escalating repression, according to a complaint filed Monday by the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights (OCDH), based… Continue reading
No one signs the ‘Cuban Youth’s Statement’ PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 26 de Junio de 2017 – 11:43 CEST.
The official newspapers Granma and Juventud Rebelde recently published the Cuban Youth’s Statement in response to the recent speech… Continue reading
Citizen Kastro-Citizen Alcides / Regina Coyula
Regina Coyula, 14 June 2017– Jorge Enrique Lage interviews Miguel Coyula (excerpts) 4
… at many times during the interview, Alcides interrupted himself and began to speak to Fidel as if he were right… Continue reading
Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations Darlene Superville, Michael Weissenstein and Josh Lederman, Associated Press, Associated Press • June 17, 2017
MIAMI (AP) — Pressing “pause” on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S.… Continue reading
Cuba’s Castro sets elections timetable
Cuba is set to hold municipal elections on October 22, a precursor to the handover of power from President Raul Castro in 2018. Accession in one-party systems is never easy, and Cuba is no exception.… Continue reading
Havana: a city of colour and surprises The buildings in Cuba’s capital may be crumbling yet there is a great sense of civic pride Conor Horgan
Cuba is full of surprises. On my first morning in a Havana casa particular… Continue reading
Between the Official Utopia and Generational Realism / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya
Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 1 June 2017. – A characteristic feature of ineffective and outdated political regimes is the constant appeal to the historical past as a mechanism for… Continue reading
The surveilled university MICHAEL H. MIRANDA | Fayetteville | 8 de Junio de 2017 – 09:33 CEST.
Last week several photos of American students with their professors appeared on the social networks in Havana. The images would not have drawn… Continue reading
Havana: Clandestine Business Deals, Poverty and Glamor / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 26 April 2017 — When night falls, it’s not advisable to walk through certain neighborhoods in Havana. Like the one from El Curita Park, on Reina and Galiano,… Continue reading
The crisis in Venezuela, according to Cuba’s official press BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 2 de Junio de 2017 – 11:20 CEST.
On Tuesday, May 23 journalist Irma Shelton Tase, of Cuban Television’s daily news broadcast, spotlighted statements… Continue reading
Can We Progress in Cuba under the Current Model? May 29, 2017
HAVANA TIMES — I couldn’t help but think about the analogy of a popular Cuban saying when reflecting upon the prospects we have of our economy progressing by… Continue reading
Behind the ‘Information Note’
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 18 June 2017 — The regular readers of the official press have learned that the most innocent headlines can hide the most interesting news. Phrases such as Notice to the population or Information… Continue reading
Manipulation And Silence, Cuba’s Information Policy On Venezuela
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 9 May 2017 — Cubans have not seen the images of that lady who, armed only with her determination, stopped an armored police tank in the streets of… Continue reading
Eating Steak and Fries is a Luxury in Cuba / Iván García
Iván García, 2 May 2017 — On an afternoon like any other, an underground seller of beef, living in the southeast of Havana, bought flank steaks wholesale from… Continue reading