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Bianca Jagger protesta junto a campesinos contra canal en Nicaragua

La pacifista nicaragüense-estadounidense Bianca Jagger participó el martes en una marcha de cientos de campesinos del sur de Nicaragua que buscan detener la construcción de un canal interoceánico, informaron los organizadores de la protesta. Continue reading

Why the Scooter Ban in Cienfuegos, Cuba?

The provincial newspaper 5 de Septiembre in Cienfuegos publishes a story about motor scooters secretly imported into the country. According to the newspaper article since August 1, the police forbade that these scooters, known as "motorinas", circulate... Continue reading

Los bocetos de Orlando M. Nenninger Vasconcelos

Conocí a Orlando en uno de esos eventos culturales que auspician las instituciones cubanas, en los que las artes plásticas coexisten con el diálogo teórico. Su sencillez acompaña su ingenio creativo. (10 fotos) Continue reading

Guardalavaca, an Idyllic Resort in Cuba’s East

Guardalavaca cove is like a haven in front of the immense ocean, with its warm beach, of unrivalled grandeur. The low mountains of the Maniabon range almost reach the sea, giving the landscape greater beauty and individuality. Continue reading

Trump Launches New Threat against Venezuela

As if the threat of a war with North Korea isn’t enough, US President Trump, said on Friday that he is not discarding the “military option” against the regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. Continue reading

Cuba: the ’68 Revolutionary Offensive Reedited

The 1968 "Revolutionary Offensive" nationalized all the small businesses that remained after the Revolution triumphed in 1959. According to figures from Granma newspaper itself, 55,636 small businesses were seized back then:11,878 grocery stores, 3130 ... Continue reading

Cuba Backtracks: Freezing a Dream?

When Cubans made more use of their inventiveness rather than a non-existent savings, the island's economy began to take on another dynamic. It was another less strained atmosphere to the one in the state sector, where resources are being diverted every... Continue reading

Cuba Gov. Shuts Down Accounting Cooperative

Cuban authorities have ordered the Scenius cooperative, which is dedicated to providing accounting services and is the most important in the country in its field, to close down. It has been accused of unspecified “serious and repeated violations.” Continue reading

Cuba ordena el cierre de cooperativa contable más importante del país

Las autoridades cubanas ordenaron el cierre de la cooperativa Scenius, dedicada a servicios contables y la más importante del país en su ámbito, acusada de "graves y reiteradas violaciones". Sus más de 150 clientes son mayoritariamente empresas estatales de sectores como la industria, las comunicaciones o la agricultura. Continue reading

Maduro Installs his Constituent Assembly amid Wave of Rejection

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, was installed his Constituent Assembly today as a plenipotentiary body, amid the rejection of the opposition and a group of countries, to which the Vatican joined. It will begin legislating tomorrow Saturday. Continue reading

The Left is Democratic Otherwise it isn’t the Left

Recent events in Venezuela have served to expose this State-Stalinist “Left” which, entrenched in “anti-US imperialism” and its alleged attack “on the revolutionary process in Venezuela”, have turned their back on the struggle of the masses to uphold the democracy that was built under Chavez’s government. Continue reading

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly, Maduro’s Controversial Gamble

The National Constituent Assembly promoted by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, with the mission of virtually reestablishing the Republic, will be instated on Friday in what will be a great political wager full of risks amid accusations of votes bei... Continue reading

Cuba Takes Some New Steps Backwards

It’s impossible to explain why the government has shut the doors to the possibility of entrepreneurship, imagination, creativity, inventions that benefit the country, all of our society. They must be suspicious about just how quickly Cubans jump at the opportunity to work with real benefits and maybe they have all the reason to be so from their point of view. Continue reading

Se trancó el dominó

Resulta imposible a esta altura entender por qué cierran la posibilidad del emprendimiento, de la imaginación, de la creatividad, de la invención en beneficio del país, de toda sociedad. Continue reading

Fidel Castro and his One-Party “Democratic” System

We Cubans will go through the electoral process now in October with the election of neighborhood representatives, which will end in February next year with the selection of the new national Government. A lot of government propaganda has been created about the subject, highlighting the alleged democratic nature and the “virtues” of Cuban socialism and its political model. Continue reading

The Feat of Buying a Packet of Beef Jerky in Cuba

Packets of beef jerky, 500g for 0.75 CUC! Word spread like wildfire through all of Central Havana, the “bargain” was waiting at Carlos III, the largest hard currency mall in the Cuban capital. A never-ending queue for three days, people could buy however much they wanted and that’s exactly what they did. Even the police had to intervene in order to keep things orderly. Continue reading

Documental sobre la Trata de Personas

Hoy, 30 de julio, es el Día Mundial contra la Trata de Personas. Arielka Juárez, quien se graduó en dirección audiovisual en el Instituto Superior de Arte de Cuba, nos presenta su documental 3 Años, 2 Días, 1 Salida sobre el tema. Continue reading

¿Las votaciones en Cuba = democracia?

Es una iniciativa loable, pues todos los cubanos tenemos derecho a ocupar cargos públicos. Aún bajo esta Constitución cuyas fundamentos básicos violan los más elementales principios del derecho constitucional. Continue reading

“Nicaragua Betrayed the Migrants”

Father Alejandro Solalinde: Nicaragua was an ingrate! Cuba helped Nicaragua a lot, and Nicaragua forgot them, it didn’t pay them back in the same coin, instead it turned its back on them. They betrayed doubly their own brothers and sisters. That’s the Nicaraguan revolution? How terrible that is – a bad sign! Continue reading

Sin electricidad, poca agua y aires de carnaval

Este verano decidí dar una visita a mi familia de Villa Clara, que vive en el municipio de Santo Domingo, y así quedarme para los carnavales los días 4,5 y 6 de agosto. Cuando ya se cumplen 15 días de mi estadía vacacional extraño cada rincón de La Habana... Continue reading

Cuba se contagia de concursos televisivos

Durante casi dos décadas, los programas de participación en la televisión cubana prácticamente desaparecieron, o no eran lo suficientemente atractivos visualmente (sorpresa XL, Revelación TV, etc.) o no llamaban la atención por su contenido reduccionista (Encuentro con Clío). Continue reading

New Elections in Cuba

According to the Cuban State Council’s announcement, there will be general “elections” this October. A lot of people ask themselves about the changes that Raul Castro promised in the Cuban Electoral Law. Continue reading

Las nuevas elecciones en Cuba

Según el llamado hecho por el Consejo de Estado de la República de Cuba, el próximo octubre hay “elecciones”. Muchas personas se preguntan por los cambios prometidos por Raúl Castro en la Ley Electoral. Continue reading

Juliet Hooker: “People Don’t Imagine that a Nicaraguan could be Black”

When a Miss Nicaragua was selected who came from the Atlantic Coast, people nearly had a nervous breakdown over the thought of a Black person representing the country. “What’s that, if not racism?” Continue reading

Un internacionalista cubano convencido

Miguel Jesús Jiménez Rojo tiene 72 años, desde muy joven se enroló en la vorágine de la Revolución, colaborando fielmente en cualquier rincón del mundo donde lo necesitaran. Hoy vive en condiciones muy humildes. Continue reading

Underweight Bread and Graffiti against Raul Castro

On Monday July 17th, “Down with Castro” graffiti ushered in the new day on Campanario Street between Carmen and Rayo in Central Havana. The hasty arrival of painters with rollers erased this act of daring soon enough, even though the metallic green paint of the accusing letters could still be seen under the grout of the door that used to belong to the Municipal Impoundment center for seized goods. Continue reading