Editorial – S.O.S. CUBAN WOMEN

Despite how much we hear about political and social situation in Cuba and changes which have been taking place in recent years, …

In every single Latin American country some sort of independent civil society exists and is recognized by the state. Not so in Cuba. Photo: (cc: CubaRaw)

10 Things Cubans Cannot Do

Many international media have been full of articles about how Cuba is changing. While this is true and there have been some …

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The Cruel Destiny of UNEAC

In my youth, I was a founding member of The Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and I must say that …

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Granma and One-Party System

The leadership of the Communist Party of Cuba have once again declared against other political organizations that have nothing to do with …

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A Sad Task of an Old Major

Major Ramiro Valdés Menéndez, vice-president of the Council of State and Council of Ministers, would definitely feel more comfortable as the head …

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A Family’s Destiny

Pedro Figueredo Perucho, a citizen of Palma Soriano, was transferred to a hospital in the city of Santiago with acute renal insufficiency, …

Quarterly report January – march 2016

Quarterly report January – march 2016  January In January, the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) recorded 1414 detentions for …

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Paranoia

Argimiro Caro was an activist for democracy in Cuba till migrated to other lands in 2005. A long time ago, he swore …

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Hopefully the wounds will heal

If we make a serious reflection about the consequences that the communist experiment has brought to Cuba, we do not find it …

Extractin / Frank Correa

About Cuban Inventiveness

The Columbian professor Efrén Delgado, Director of the University of Latin American Workers (UTAL), defines Cubans as one of the most recursive …

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Cuba: The Power of Images

Cuba is a country with a very powerful image abroad. Most people have a very clear idea of what the country looks …

Book Market in Plaza de Armas / by PIN

The decline of the old books market

Rolando “the engineer” has spent over 20 years selling so-called used and rare books. “Every day sales are decreasing, it is getting …

Celebrating the opening of the US embassy in Havana / by Manuel Guerra

Cubans deported from the US

Reinaldo Cruz, native of Manzanillo with permanent address in the Havana neighbourhood of El Calvario, was deported to Cuba in 2011. Today, …

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THE PRISONER AND THE LIGHT

He preferred to sit on a bench at the back. He never missed the Sunday Mass. He had a habit of narrowing …

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Artivism: EL SEXTO

“My 94-year-old aunt keeps asking me: ‘Have they freed the boy with the painted pigs yet?’ and I keep answering in the …

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Editorial: BEHIND BARS

Cuba is in fashion. And within the last few months, the existence of political prisoners has shifted from being a thorny issue …

Journalist Julio César Álvarez / A. Koleman

Elías’ Way of the Cross

  Elías Pérez Bocourt was tortured and humiliated in Cuban prisons. He was put behind bars with 30-years sentence for attempted illegal …

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Seven years without Fidel

In past, people used to wonder how the island of Cuba would be able to navigate without its captain Fidel Castro. Now …

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Elections. What for?

Havana, Sunday, April 19, 2015. That was the day when lawyer Hildebrando Chaviano and activist of the Independent and Democratic Cuba movement …

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Burglars in uniforms

The tropical totalitarianism has one speciality that has recently gained strength and clearly will recur. I am referring to criminals who enter …

Caridad

Caridad Hernández Carlos is an elderly woman who has lived in the Campo Santo Street in the city of Camagüey for over …

Milagrito

Married to Cheo, “the handsome guy”, Milagrito represented joy for the children from our neighbourhood. She lived two houses away from ours, …

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Freedom of Expression in Cuba

When Fidel Castro seized political power in Cuba, one of the first measures he adopted in order to maintain power was to …