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In the Midst of a Hurricane, Mariela Castro Remodels Her Mansion

In the Midst of a Hurricane, Mariela Castro Remodels Her Mansion / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 3 October 2016 — At the same time that Hurricane Matthew is setting off alarms throughout the island, especially in the eastern part of the country, the wall of secrecy surrounding the Castro family is starting to […] Continue reading

Drought in Cuba Doesn’t Let Up

Drought in Cuba Doesn’t Let Up / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 19 September 2016 — A sign announces the sale of an apartment in Havana and stresses, in capital letters, that the “water never runs out” in the area. Not far away, another sign alerts neighbors of a multifamily building: “Starting today, […] Continue reading

The Cuban System “It Doesn’t Work and Never Will”

The Cuban System: “It Doesn’t Work and Never Will” September 16, 2016 Osmel Ramirez Alvarez HAVANA TIMES — In some of my past articles, I’ve commented on the fact that out of the need to survive I’ve turned to agricultural work, more specifically, to tobacco farming. I decided to do this when my first wife […] Continue reading

Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid

Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 August 2016 — On a cloudy afternoon in early July, I went with my daughter to the reservation office in the basement of the Habana Libre hotel, to reserve for mid-August five nights in a hotel in Cayo Coco, in the north of […] Continue reading

Two July 26s, and the same crisis

Two July 26s, and the same crisis DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 8 de Agosto de 2016 – 14:32 CEST. In Sancti Spiritus, the second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), delivered a speech marking the 63rd anniversary of the assault on the Moncada barracks. José Ramón Machado […] Continue reading

Making a Living Off Coffee

Making a Living Off Coffee / 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez, Pinar del Rio, 16 July 2016 — In the early morning hours insomniacs, travelers and night watchmen are surprised to find an ode to excellence in a cup of coffee. At 3:00 in the morning the rush to prepare the nectar begins at […] Continue reading

Jack’s Magic Beans Still Haven’t Come to Cuba

Jack’s Magic Beans Still Haven’t Come to Cuba July 19, 2016 By Regina Cano HAVANA TIMES — Sitting in a flower bed, his feet facing the pavement, a 40-year-old or so man was making conversation with some shining red beans that lay scattered on the ground before his eyes, which had fallen out of a […] Continue reading

The Decline of Tobacco in Cuba

The Decline of Tobacco in Cuba DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 15 de Julio de 2016 – 10:47 CEST. The tobacco plant, known in South America for thousands of years, was used by Cuba’s indigenous people as a medication and a narcotic. They smoked it, sniffed it, drank concoctions of it, and employed it […] Continue reading

Cuban Economy Minister Marino Murillo is sacked

Cuban Economy Minister Marino Murillo is sacked From the section Latin America & Caribbean The Cuban economy minister has been removed from his post following President Raul Castro’s warning last week that people would have to tighten their belts amid the continuing economic crisis in Venezuela. The government says Marino Murillo will now have responsibility […] Continue reading

Marabou and the Government: Making the Life of the Cuban Farmer an Ordeal

Marabou and the Government: Making the Life of the Cuban Farmer an Ordeal / 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez, Pinar del Rio — The Cuban farmer has only two problems in being productive: the invasive marabou weed and everything else. When Raul Castro promoted a plan to lease idle land to the farmers and […] Continue reading

Article 119 opens up a prickly possibility: transmitting the country’s assets to future owners

Article 119 opens up a prickly possibility: transmitting the country’s assets to future owners JORGE CALAFORRA | Miami | 8 de Junio de 2016 – 3:52 pm. | From 16 – 19 April, 2016 the VII Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) was held. 995 anonymous delegates (their names and positions have not […] Continue reading

Mango harvest Santiago de Cuba begins

Cuba: Mango harvest Santiago de Cuba begins The main fruit cooperatives began collecting mango in the province of Santiago de Cuba, where the harvest will reach its maturation peaks in late May and June this year. The first collections started in the vicinity of the town of El Caney, which produces fruits that are famous […] Continue reading

The Challenges and Gifts for Sustainable Tourism in Cuba

The Challenges and Gifts for Sustainable Tourism in Cuba 05/14/2016 10:33 pm ET | Updated 13 hours ago Dr. Dave Randle President and CEO, WHALE Center Richard Berman, Director of the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS), and I traveled to Havana, Cuba, to explore the possibilities of an exchange program. We were immediately […] Continue reading

Contributions to a dictionary of late Castroism

Contributions to a dictionary of late Castroism BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 6 Mayo 2016 – 7:59 am. It was not difficult to foresee that Castroism, due to the way in which it had become a reflection of the political practices and personality of Fidel Castro, would slip into a deep crisis when […] Continue reading

UK tobacco giant Imperial to make cigars in Cuba again as communist island- state opens for business

UK tobacco giant Imperial to make cigars in Cuba again as communist island- state opens for business By ETAIN LAVELLE FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 20:56 GMT, 4 May 2016 | UPDATED: 20:56 GMT, 4 May 2016 FTSE 100 tobacco giant Imperial Brands is eyeing up a return to Cuba to make high-end cigars now […] Continue reading
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