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Masetas de materiales reciclados

A muchos cubanos que les interesa sembrar diversidad de plantas dentro y afuera de sus hogares, improvisan los envases, esos que aparecen por doquier y nada cuestan, y montan sus pequeñas jardineras. Continue reading

Recycled Materials Become Planters

With clay pots relatively expensive, those who are interested in planting a range of plants at their homes are improvising containers, the kind that pop up everywhere and don’t cost a cent. (11 photos) Continue reading

This Is What Happened in Nicaragua to the 2017 March to End Violence Against Women

Hundreds of people marched in Managua on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, outraged by the wave of crimes that has left 48 women murdered In Nicaragua during the first 10 months of 2017. Continue reading

Cuban VP Bets on Continuity of the Socialist System

The Cuban first vice president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, said today that continuity of the island’s socialist system will take place in 2018 when a new president is chosen. Continue reading

Nicaraguan Police Block March against Violence

Nicaraguan police prevented groups of women on Saturday from moving from different provinces to the capital to participate in a national march for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Continue reading

Vicepresidente cubano apuesta por continuidad del sistema socialista

El primer vicepresidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, apostó hoy por la continuidad del sistema socialista en la isla ante el relevo presidencial que se producirá a partir de 2018. Continue reading

Bloquean en Nicaragua marcha contra la violencia a las mujeres

La policía de Nicaragua impidió hoy que grupos de mujeres se trasladaran desde diversas provincias del país hacia la capital para participar en una marcha nacional por el Día Internacional de Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer, informaron líderes de organismos civiles. Continue reading

Havana Weather for November 23-29

Mornings with little clouds, which will increase in the afternoon and bring some isolated showers. Humidity will be high. The winds will be variable and weak, with speeds between 10 and 20 km/h. Continue reading

Acerca el 39 Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine de La Habana

Cuba será uno de los países con mayor representación cinematográfica en la edición 39 del Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana y en esta ocasión competirá con dos largometrajes de ficción: Los buenos demonios, de Gerardo Chijona, y Sergio y Serguei, de Ernesto Daranas. Continue reading

Cuba y Corea del Norte fortalecen lazos cercanos

El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Corea del Norte, Ri Yong-Ho, se reunió el miércoles en La Habana con su homólogo cubano, Bruno Rodríguez; los dos países reiteraban su apoyo mutuo y su rechazo a la injerencia extranjera en sus asuntos internos. Continue reading

Nicaragua Ready to Receive Central American Games

Nicaragua is ironing out the final details before receiving around 3500 athletes from 28 different sports disciplines next month for the XI Central American Games, government authorities in Managua reported on Tuesday. Continue reading

Moreno Challenges Correa to Hold Rallies in Ecuador

Ecuadorian president, Lenin Moreno, challenged his predecessor Rafael Correa to travel to the country and hold mass rallies so that people could tell him what they thought about the last years of his leadership. Continue reading

CITGO-Venezuela Oil Executives Arrested for Corruption

Venezuela’s acting attorney general, Tarek William Saab, today informed of the arrest of the president and five executives of Citgo, a subsidiary in the United States of state oil company PDVSA, accused of signing financial contracts with conditions harmful to the industry. Continue reading

Cuba recibe el Canciller de Corea del Norte

El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Corea del Norte, Ri Young-ho, llega este lunes a La Habana para una visita oficial a la nación aliada. Se reunirá con el canciller cubano, Bruno Rodríguez, informó Telesur. Continue reading

Sweet Lizzy Proyect y Frank Fernández en el Submarino Amarillo: ¿exclusivo?

Por un anuncio en el noticiero estelar del canal Cubavisión, de la TV cubana, nos enteramos que la banda de rock Sweet Lizzy Proyect, tocaría en el Submarino Amarillo junto al maestro Frank Fernández. Continue reading

Sweet Lizzy Project and Frank Fernandez in Yellow Submarine: an Exclusive Affair?

We found out that the rock band Sweet Lizzy Project would be playing at the Yellow Submarine along with piano maestro Frank Fernandez via a commercial on the headlining news on the Cubavision channel. Continue reading

Nicaragua: “Enhancing” the Dictatorship?

There were no surprises in the November 5th municipal elections in Nicaragua. Just as in last year’s Presidential election, the official polling places shone empty due to the massive abstention, even as the Supreme Electoral Council took great pains to declare another record level of participation, manipulating at whim the data regarding the voter roles. Continue reading

Havana Weather for November 16-22

The days will be mostly clear, with some clouds in the afternoons and isolated showers. The winds will be from the north and the northeast, with speeds between 15 and 25 km/h, with higher gusts. The maximum temperatures will be between 26 and 28° C (79 and 82 F), while the lows will average 22° C (72 F). The sea surface temperature will be 27° C (81 F). Continue reading

El tiempo en La Habana 16-22 Noviembre

Los días estarán mayormente despejados, con algunos nublados en las tardes y aislados chubascos. Los vientos serán del norte y del noreste, con velocidades entre 15 y 25 km/h, con rachas superiores. Las temperaturas máximas estarán entre entre 26 y 28 °C (79 y 82 F), mientras que las mínimas oscilarán alrededor de los 22 °C (72 F). La temperatura superficial del mar será de 27 °C (81 F). Continue reading

Cartas desde Cuba Blog Reaches 10!

This November, Cartas desde Cuba (Letters from Cuba) is celebrating its 10th anniversary of existence. Continue reading

Venezuelan Government and Creditors Meeting Ended without Agreement

The meeting between the Venezuelan government and bondholders of Venezuela’s foreign debt ended Monday without an agreement, even though the government stated that the process of renegotiating to find better payment conditions has had a “postive” start. Continue reading

Nicaragua: Why There Was No Abstention in 1990

The reasons for the abstention, and for which it will be ever more difficult to mobilize the population to participate in these civic campaigns, aren’t on account of the opposition leaders but are directly attributable to President Ortega and Vice President Murillo. Continue reading

¿Idiosincrasia cubano o producto de un experimento sociológico?

No sé si forma parte de la idiosincrasia del cubano vivir al día o es un producto más del experimento sociológico que han hecho con este pueblo, pero este diálogo con mi barbero, transcrito casi literalmente, me dejó pensando en la aparente despreocupación por el futuro. Continue reading

Havana Alternative Biennial Promoter Luis Manuel Otero Released on Bail

Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara was released on bail from Police custody on Thursday at 4 in the afternoon. His legal situation is still complicated because he is awaiting trial, without a precise date. Continue reading

Sale bajo fianza el artista Luis Manuel Otero

Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara salió hoy a las 4 de la tarde bajo fianza. Su situación legal aún es complicada pues esta esperando juicio, sin fecha precisa, bajo el cargo de receptacion. Continue reading

Despiden el director de Granma sin explicación

Hoy anunció el Partido Comunista de Cuba la destitución del director de Granma, su principal periódico, y la explicación que dan no llega a completar las 4 líneas. Continue reading