Buses in Cuba. Photo: Iris Mariño

Changes in Transport

Over the last few days, the inhabitants of Havana have seen a higher number of buses circulating through the city. This has helped to lift the mood of passengers and reduced the number of people waiting at bus stops. The situation, however, is just a consequence of recent events. In …

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Past Stories, Present Realities

A sixteen-year-old Cuban boy who has just started discovering the world cannot believe that back in 1965 it was impossible to freely …

Bety, la loca. Photo: Frank Correa

Experts Gone Mad

The increase in the number of Cubans suffering from insanity is a consequence of a crisis faced by the affected, which may …

Green Hell

Among the dense green of the Guantanamo province municipality of Bayate, where the penetrating heat can become a relentless enemy of men …

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 …

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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Havana Book Fair

Several weeks ago, the 26th International Book Fair 2017 took place in Havana, Cuba. This year it was dedicated to Canada and …

PETA Activists. Photo: Frank Correa

Say Yes to Veggies, No to Meat

To march through Havana advocating ethical treatment of animals and encouraging local residents to eat more vegetables is an idea so silly …

Havana in Ruins. Photo: PIN

Changes in Cuba’s Economy

Time and again it has been shown that the chances for continuation of socialism in Cuba are in inverse proportion to the …

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Our Essential Books

Among the books on Cuba which I consider absolutely essential is the monograph entitled Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom written by Hugh …