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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 […] Continue reading
The future of Cuba is capitalism By Nicolas Briscoe | 03/20/2017 7:42pm The greatest blessing of my life has been my Cuban heritage. The warmth, love and fun that accompany every aspect of Cuban family and culture are incomparable forces for good in my life. In my hometown of Miami, there is a neighborhood referred […] Continue reading
Cuban Customers: Collateral Damage In The Tourism Boom / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 16 February 2017 – In the photo the couple smiles with one glass of beer in hand, all they were able to obtain after waiting in a long line at a Varadero resort. Nine years after the government allowed […] Continue reading
Havana ’Paladares’, Between Glamor and Poverty / Iván García Ivan Garcia 25 January 2017 — In the poor and mostly black neighborhood of San Leopoldo, cradle of the picaresque, clandestine businesses and the sex trade in Havana, is found La Guarida, probably the best private restaurant in Cuba — which are known as “paladares.” The […] Continue reading
Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30 PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí International Airport […] Continue reading
Why cash is crucial if you want to tour Cuba By John Crudele January 16, 2017 | 11:14pm Going to Cuba is like arriving at a friend’s New Year’s Eve party — a day early. Eventually, you sense, the place will be spiffed up, but at that particular moment the hosts don’t exactly have their […] Continue reading
How Airbnb piggybacked on a communist program to make Cuba its fastest growing market ever Tim Rogers VIÑALES, Cuba—As the strengthening sun burns off the mid-morning haze that hangs low over Viñales, the strange dome-like rock outcroppings that line the valley floor come into view for the tourists crowded on the hillside lookout above. While […] Continue reading
Tinder Turns La Rampa Into A Catwalk For Love / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 30 December 2016 — “You have to show yourself like a peacock, with all your colors,” Tito, 22, explains to a friend who just downloaded the Tinder application onto his phone. The social dating network is sweeping the […] Continue reading
‘Cuba was the opposite of everything I imagined’ JANUARY 7, 20175:35PM Kirrily Schwarz news.com.au BARACK Obama’s visit to Cuba in March 2015 was historic, marking the end to decades of hostility between the two nations. Just five months later, in August, the first commercial flight left American soil for Havana, opening the island to mass […] Continue reading
What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 2) / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 December 2016 — According to Luisa, 76, a former prostitute, the first time she collected money for sex, she bathed herself three times trying to remove the smell of an old man who sweated over her body. “I was once young and […] Continue reading
In Cuba, No Cash for Gringos The question isn’t how much cash you need in Havana, but whether or not you brought it with you By Brady Dale • 12/14/16 8:11am When you don’t have much money in Havana, at least a pizza only runs about 10 national pesos (roughly $.50, in American money). It’s […] Continue reading
One Family. Six Decades. Myriad Views of Fidel Castro’s Revolution. By DAMIEN CAVE NOV. 27, 2016 HAVANA — When Fidel Castro rode victoriously into Havana on Jan. 8, 1959, Juan Montes Torre rushed into the streets to cheer. A poor, uneducated laborer from the eastern countryside of Cuba, he had arrived in the capital a […] Continue reading
Donald Trump Could Reverse Obama’s Cuba Policy ‘Fairly Quickly’ By SERENA MARSHALL Nov 23, 2016, 2:44 PM ET President Obama has said he worked to make the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba “irreversible,” but the policies he has put in place to thaw the more than 50-year standoff between the […] Continue reading
La Wifi de Cochinito 23 noviembre, 2016 11:46 am por Misael Aguilar Hernández Bejucal, Artemisa, Misael Aguilar, (PD) Las zonas WiFi, como se les suele llamar, se han convertido en un tema que ocupa un lugar en la vida de muchos cubanos en la actualidad. Tiene buena parte de la atención y del tiempo de […] Continue reading
Villa Clara: Poverty, Wifi and Monotony / Iván García Iván García , 3 November 2016 — Situated between sugar cane fields and with the Escambray mountain chain visible in the distance, at the side of the old Central Highway is the village of La Esperanza, part of Ranchuelo, one of the 13 towns of Villa […] Continue reading
Time for Cuba to Implement Economic Reforms Match the Openings Made by the U.S. Sharelines – The island’s well-educated workforce is one of Cuba’s strengths. – Cuba’s top-heavy, multi-layered bureaucracy drowns itself in endless clearances and red tape. – Foreign investors and developers swarming Havana will soon learn the approval process can be maddeningly tedious. […] Continue reading
Cuban Youth From US ‘World Learning’ Course Find Themselves Amid Slogans And Fear / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 1 October 2016 — Their names are barely known, but now they find themselves in the middle of acts of political reaffirmation and facing police interrogations. They are young people between the ages of […] Continue reading
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