Antonio Won’t Give Up, Either!

  By all means, the feat of U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad, who succeeded in swimming across the Florida Straits, is an event deserving global recognition. In her fifth attempt to cross the strait, Nyad has finally fulfilled her dream: she managed to swim 110 miles without a shark cage and having to struggle with jellyfish. […] Read more

University Is for Revolutionaries

A sign painted on the central wall of the University of Camaguey preaches: University is for revolutionaries! The University of Camaguey located in the north-east of my city was the first institution of higher education established by the government of the elder brother – the Big Brother, back in the bleak seventies. At present, we […] Read more

Free Internet?

Recent unexpected cancellation of internet accounts of the independent journalists Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina and Anderlay Guerra Blanco has confirmed what we have long known: access to the Internet in Cuba is subject to the decisions of the Ministry of the Interior. Cancellations of paid accounts without any explanation are likely to occur again, every time […] Read more

Noticias de Cuba: Abril – Junio 2013

Sections: Nacional – Internacional – Cultura y Deporte – Derechos Humanos Destacados: Una hora de navegación internacional por Internet cuesta 4,5 dólares estadounidenses. Esta es la tarifa que están cobrando los 118 nuevos centros de conexión estatales que comenzaron a operar en Cuba el 4 de junio. Así, con un mes completo de salario, el […] Read more

News from Cuba: April– June 2013

Sections: National – International – Culture and Sport – Human Rights Highlights: An hour of international Internet services costs 4.5 US dollars. This is the rate charged by the 118 new state internet centres opened in Cuba on June 4. A full monthly salary of an average Cuban will thus suffice for four and half […] Read more