Freedom. Photo by Cubaraw

New Political Stage, the Same Scenario

Although the Cuban political stage may have partially changed after the death of Fidel Castro, the political scenario remains intact. The opposition groups on the island, which have been struggling to restore democracy taken away from the Cuban people by the so-called “revolutionaries”, are soon going to face enormous challenges. …

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 …

Photo: PIN

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 …

Book Cover, Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom by Hugh Thomas

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 …

Poster announcing Viridiana in Cuban cinemas

Buñuel’s Banned Film

Back in the early 1960s, Cubans were given an opportunity (perhaps by mistake) to watch the latest films directed by Luis Buñuel …

Edel Lima's Book. Photo: Tania Díaz Castro

Two Very Similar Historical Eras

The book entitled Cuban Press and the Machado Era written by Edel Lima Sarmiento, a pro-regime Cuban journalist, was published in 2014 …

Havana. Photo: PIN

Seeking the Spirit of Fidel

The world goes on after Fidel Castro’s death, his ashes preserved for future generations as if they were relics or mummies of …

Jesus Menéndez Larrondo (Philately)

A History Explained Better

For almost seventy years, the death of Jesús Menéndez Larrondo, famous leader of Cuban sugar workers and member and representative of the …