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Cuba’s slick TV channel that supports ‘more revolution’

Cuba’s slick TV channel that supports ‘more revolution’ By Will Grant Cuba correspondent, BBC News 23 April 2017 and will open in a new window Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Slick new graphics, drum and bass theme music and young presenters: at least […]

Is Raul Castro in Hibernation Mode?

Is Raul Castro in Hibernation Mode? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 11 April 2017 — Right now the most closely guarded secret in Cuba is the protocols for succession of the nation’s president, army general Raul Castro, after his retirement in February 2018. I will tell you what is rumored among some officials close to […]

Advertising On Wheels Arrives In Havana

Advertising On Wheels Arrives In Havana 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 14 April 2017 — The vehicle belonging to El Biky cooperative is adorned with the images of its products and the smiling faces of some of its employees. The food center, located at the corner of Infanta and San Lázaro, is looking to conquer new […]

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 April 2017 — Juana Chiroles will never forget December 26, 2015. It was the last day she saw her son and her two nephews. As night fell the young men told her they were going to […]

In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say

In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS More than 30 Cuban activists, writers, academics and entrepreneurs, mostly of African descent, gathered at Harvard University for an unprecedented meeting to celebrate the achievements of the Afro-Cuban movement on the island and set the course for future work. […]

Leyendo entre líneas del Granma

Leyendo entre líneas del Granma Hay textos periodísticos que quedan atrapados en la memoria del lector, no por lo que informan sino por lo que subyace en ellos Miércoles, abril 12, 2017 | Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces GUANTÁNAMO, Cuba.- Hay textos periodísticos que quedan atrapados en la memoria del lector, no por lo que informan […]

What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations

What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations Apr 11, 2017 Latin America North America When the Obama administration reestablished U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 2014, many experts predicted that it would bring a flood of new money to the island, transforming its economy and political culture for the better. Almost two-and-a-half years later, […]

Ice Cream and Kilobytes

Ice Cream and Kilobytes 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 10 April 2017 – The large and little-used park around the Coppelia ice cream parlor has a new function as of a few days ago. The inauguration of a wifi zone for internet access is looking to revitalize the ice cream stand, as iconic as it is […]

Ten Years, A Blog

Ten Years, A Blog 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 10 April 2017 — Dawn, the sound of the keyboard marks the beginning of the day. I start a blog that will make me experience the most gratifying and terrible moments of my existence. I go out with the USB stick around my neck, climb the […]

Congressman reflects on recent Cuba trip

Congressman reflects on recent Cuba trip Apr 10, 2017 Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba with several of my colleagues on a 3-day congressional delegation. On this trip, we saw the country and were warmly welcomed by citizens and government officials alike. While everyone knows that the cars and architecture look like […]

Eliécer Ávila, The ‘New Man’ Who Became An Opponent

Eliécer Ávila, The ‘New Man’ Who Became An Opponent 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 8 April 2017 – Walking along the streets with Eliécer Ávila can be a complicated task. His face is well known thanks to a viral video broadcast almost a decade ago. However, before fame came into his life, this young man born […]

Cynicism to disguise defeat

Cynicism to disguise defeat PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 10 de Abril de 2017 – 13:43 CEST. Cynicism is, according to the dictionary definition, the attitude of one who lies shamelessly, and defends or practices in a brazen, impudent and dishonest way something that deserves general disapproval. Cynicism has always characterized the Government headed […]

Cuban Hosts Complain About Airbnb’s Payment System

Cuban Hosts Complain About Airbnb’s Payment System 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 6 April 2017 — Airbnb hosts in Cuba, who were so enthusiastic at the beginning, have been complaining recently about the delays in receiving the payments made by the tourists who have stayed in their homes. The discontent is clear from the complaints published […]

Connectify Will Be Free in Cuba to Share Internet Access

Connectify Will Be Free in Cuba to Share Internet Access 14ymedio, Havana, 6 April 2017 – The managers of the Connectify application have announced additional benefits for Cuban users who will now be able to access the tool’s premium features free of charge. The app converts a computer connected to the internet into a virtual […]

Cuba invites first U.N. rights investigator in a decade

Cuba invites first U.N. rights investigator in a decade Reuters April 6, 2017 GENEVA (Reuters) – Cuba has agreed to a visit by a United Nations human rights investigator for the first time in decade, inviting an expert on human trafficking this month, a U.N. statement said on Thursday. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, U.N. special rapporteur […]

Cuba’s Phone Company Lowers Home Internet Prices After Customer Complaints

Cuba’s Phone Company Lowers Home Internet Prices After Customer Complaints 14ymedio, Havana, 5 April 2017 – After complaints from customers, the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) lowered internet browsing prices for its “Nauta Home” service. A few weeks after the pilot test, only 358 users have signed up for the service, 41% of whom who […]

How to plan a Cuba trip without an organized tour

How to plan a Cuba trip without an organized tour By KAREN SCHWARTZ | karenlschwartz@yahoo.com | April 6, 2017 at 12:01 am I’ve always been one to abide by the important rules. I carry car insurance. I don’t cheat on my taxes, and when I decided to visit Cuba, I wanted to comply with the […]

Locked up for 16 months: how a British architect discovered Cuba’s dark side

Locked up for 16 months: how a British architect discovered Cuba’s dark side 2 APRIL 2017 • 7:00AM The Cuban conundrum is that little is what it seems. The mojitos flow, the Buena Vista tribute acts play and the tropical sun shines magnanimously on the tourists: the pasty Canadians, Britons and now – thanks to […]

The Cuban Music You Haven’t Heard – ‘Forbidden Shore’ at Havana Film Festival New York

The Cuban Music You Haven’t Heard: ‘Forbidden Shore’ at Havana Film Festival New York by SANDRA GUZMAN If there is one film that can serve as a metaphor for how little the world knows about Cuba, Latin America, and the rest of the region, it’s “The Forbidden Shore,” a marvelous documentary that introduces the world […]

What the tourist industry reveals about Cuba

What the tourist industry reveals about Cuba The revolutionary economy is neither efficient nor fun Apr 1st 2017 | HAVANA TOURISTS whizz along the Malecón, Havana’s grand seaside boulevard, in bright-red open-topped 1950s cars. Their selfie sticks wobble as they try to film themselves. They move fast, for there are no traffic jams. Cars are […]

HOW REGGAETÓN EXPLODED ALL OVER CUBA WITHOUT THE INTERNET

HOW REGGAETÓN EXPLODED ALL OVER CUBA WITHOUT THE INTERNET YOU CAN’T VISIT Cuba and not hear reggaetón. The eclectic mix of salsa, hip-hop and electronica blasts from shops, cars and bike taxis. And despite government censorship and limited internet access, the genre exploded in popularity thanks to “el paquete,” a grassroots distribution system that relies […]

The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear

The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear / Iván García Iván García, 21 March 2017 — In the slum of Lawton, south of Havana, the need for housing has converted an old collective residence with narrow passageways into a bunkhouse. With dividers made from cardboard or bricks recovered from demolished buildings, “apartments” have appeared where a […]

Cuban factory assembles first 7,000 tablets and laptops

Cuban factory assembles first 7,000 tablets and laptops Published on March 25, 2017 HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — The Industrial Company for Informatics, Communications and Electronics (GEDEME by its Spanish acronym) in Havana has assembled the first 3,500 laptops and 3,583 tablets for Cuban government agencies and organizations. The initiative is part of an effort by […]

Chinese Company Huawei Dominates Cuban Cellphone Market

Chinese Company Huawei Dominates Cuban Cellphone Market 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 23 March 2017 — The mobile telephone market is changing at a speed that leaves little time to get used to new models. In Cuba, this dynamism is mostly seen in the informal networks, where the Chinese brand dominates because of its low prices […]

Lower On-Line Prices for Brazilian Meat While Cuban Government is Silent

Lower On-Line Prices for Brazilian Meat While Cuban Government is Silent 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 24 March 2017 – Cuba has reacted very oddly to the scandal of adulterated meat from Brazil, the island’s main provider of beef products: silence on the part of the authorities, lower prices on some on-line shopping sites, and very […]

Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom?

Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom? By Neal Simpson The Patriot Ledger HAVANA – At a small beach town on the Bay of Pigs, 27-year-old Kenny Bring Mendoza approached to see if we needed a taxi. We didn’t, but Kenny was happy to show off his proficiency in English and […]

Cuba and Its Rotting Tomatoes

Cuba and Its Rotting Tomatoes March 23, 2017 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — Dozens of tons of tomatoes are rotting in Guantanamo because nobody is collecting them, according to what journalist Lilibeth Alfonso tells us on her personal blog. Apparently, there isn’t any diesel for private trucks who could distribute them to the population. […]

La firma china Huawei se impone en el mercado cubano

La firma china Huawei se impone en el mercado cubano La marca gana terreno en la Isla por sus prestaciones, precios y la preferencia otorgada por el Gobierno MARCELO HERNÁNDEZ, La Habana | Marzo 23, 2017 El mercado de la telefonía móvil cambia a una velocidad que apenas deja margen para acostumbrarse a los nuevos […]

A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship?

A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship? BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga has pulled an acclaimed film, based on repression against gay writers in the early years of the Revolution, from an upcoming presentation in New York after festival organizers banned it from official competition and […]

Cuba starts offering home internet service, but few are buying

Cuba starts offering home internet service, but few are buying Published March 21, 2017 FoxNews.com After a two-month pilot program, Cubans now can access the internet in the comfort of their own homes — but prices are high and speeds painfully slow. So far just about 360 families have acquired the service started on March […]
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