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by María Villares

The Bards of Havana

They can be thought of as bards of the present era. Despite living in the 21st century, they represent the old-time, propped-up …


Silvio Rodriguez, The Dissident

My first and last encounter with Silvio Rodriguez, a great music artist and master of poetic forms, who, thanks God, belongs to …


The Story of Roberto Bahamonde

One morning at the beginning of March 1989, the engineer Roberto Bahamonde woke up very early. While he was having breakfast with …

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Grateful Like a Dog

Several months ago, the Cuban writer Leonardo Padura said that “there are numerous inconsistencies that have to be resolved before Cuba can …


The Heat of the Books

Every year when the first winter days come, I think of the women imprisoned in the Manto Negro prison, which is located …