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    Donald Trump has a choice to make on Cuba

    Donald Trump has a choice to make on Cuba Ted A. Henken, author of “Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape” Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 | 9:17 AM ET CNBC.com One example of freer markets in Cuba is the Paladar La Cocina de Lilliam (Lilliam’s Kitchen), a home-based restaurant garden where President Jimmy Carter ate on […] Continue reading

    The Persistence of Racism in Cuba

    The Persistence of Racism in Cuba May 21, 2016 By Alberto N Jones HAVANA TIMES — The 1994 rafter crisis, changed the face of the Cuban emigration and the strategy of the United States government to puncture and weaken the Cuban government, when the predominantly white emigrants suddenly became black and brown. Surprised, the mass […] Continue reading

    Neocastroism – A Tropical Dynasty

    Neocastroism: A Tropical Dynasty A. SOSA / ANTONIO G. RODILES | La Habana | 18 Abr 2016 – 1:57 pm. Dictatorial systems end up exercising public power like a private company. The elite trust no one, so family and personal ties are the only guarantee. Over the course of his protracted period in power Fidel […] Continue reading

    Learning To Run a Business

    Learning To Run a Business / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on October 22, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 21 October 2015 — In the middle of Los Sitios neighborhood, in the heart of Central Havana, the Jesuits have a project focusing on the neediest sectors of the population. The elegant façade of the place contrasts […] Continue reading

    The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation

    The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation December 2, 2014 Dariela Aquique* HAVANA TIMES — In its efforts to “refashion” economic and political concepts and practices on the basis of the Party’s Economic Guidelines, the Cuban State has declared that these weren’t valid at other points in history because of the impact the […] Continue reading

    One Night – A Critical View of Cuban Social Reality

    One Night: A Critical View of Cuban Social Reality / Dimas Castellano Posted on April 26, 2014 Una Noche (One Night) is the film which best reflects why it is that young people leave Cuba. That’s how a female friend of mine, who is a lover of the seventh art, laconically replied to my question, […] Continue reading

    Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

    Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

    Latest Cuban Ministry of Health Statistics for HIV/AIDS

    Latest Cuban Ministry of Health Statistics for HIV/AIDS / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Posted on September 22, 2013 Total number of people living with HIV/AIDS: 18,261 Total foreigners detected: 675 Havana: Total Persons with HIV/AIDS: 8,660 Diagnosed 2012: 625 Total AIDS Cases: 3,765 People Living with HIV/AIDS: 6,982 Ambulatory Care System: 5,988 Total deaths: […] Continue reading

    We Are Fewer But With More Problems

    We Are Fewer But With More Problems / Jorge Olivera Castillo Posted on September 10, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba , September, www.cubanet.org – Raul Castro and those accompanying him in the exercise of power don’t give a damn about the unstoppable population decrease in Cuba. Faced with this unfortunate prediction, revealed by National Bureau of Statistics […] Continue reading

    For Cuba, a Harsh Self-Assessment

    For Cuba, a Harsh Self-Assessment By VICTORIA BURNETT Published: July 23, 2013 HAVANA — There was a time, Alexi remembers, when life in Cuba was simpler. People dressed properly. Children respected their elders. Stealing was stealing. “My father brought me up with a strict set of values,” said Alexi, 46, an unemployed chauffeur from a […] Continue reading

    Canadians are major customers in Cuba’s child sex market

    Canadians are major customers in Cuba's child sex market Canada is lax when it comes to stopping its sex offenders from going to Cuba and preying on underage prostitutes. Most tourists are drawn to Cuba by the sand, the sunshine, and the culture. But a few tourists – including some Canadians – are drawn by […] Continue reading

    Neither Voting Here nor Signing There

    Neither Voting Here nor Signing There October 22, 2012 Erasmo Calzadilla HAVANA TIMES — Yesterday were our elections, and once again I decided not to exercise my right to vote. I don't support the circus that has been staged to legitimize the regime. But nor did I sign the "Urgent Call for a Better and […] Continue reading

    Artists address the chronic racism in Cuba

    Artists address the chronic racism in CubaBy Kurt Shaw, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEWSunday, December 12, 2010 Racism always has been a hotbed issue in this country. It's also an important issue all over the world, especially in Cuba, where people of African descent have experienced significant barriers in regard to employment. An exhibit on display at the […] Continue reading

    The Liberation of Women: Another Failed Dream of Cuba’s Revolution

    The Liberation of Women: Another Failed Dream of Cuba's Revolution With a very short skirt and a cell phone attached to her hip, Yanisleidy leaves her house in a crowded Havana neighborhood. She's seventeen and has a visa to emigrate to Belgium. She looks around, checking for the cops, because she doesn't want to get […] Continue reading

    CUBA: READY TO EXIT ITS EVOLUTIONARY CUL-DE-SAC?

    Visions from Two TheoriesA place to put musings and other materials about:How and why people's space-time-action orientations (STA)affect their mindsets.How and why four major forms of organization — tribes, hierarchical institutions, markets, and networks (TIMN) —affect social evolution. — a TIMN perspective CUBA: READY TO EXIT ITS EVOLUTIONARY CUL-DE-SAC? "…assuming that the post-Fidel regime endures,the […] Continue reading

    Assessing the future of Cuba

    Assessing the future of Cubaby Aldo Bonincontro We have known from the mass-media that the actual Communist leader or dictator of Cuba is old (he should be already more than 80, if I well remember) and, above all, ill and weak, after a surgery on his bowels for an infection. Castro passes much of his [...] Continue reading

    Hip Hop Sidelined but Still Rapping

    MUSIC-CUBA:
    Hip Hop Sidelined but Still Rapping
    Dalia Acosta

    HAVANA, Mar 19 (IPS) – Cuban hip hop music is past its peak, and is
    struggling to survive in a context where it lacks performance venues,
    receives only weak institutional support, and has to compete with more
    commercial music styles alien to the critical discourse that the
    movement has promoted since… Continue reading

    Clock is ticking on Castro’s revolution, as Cuba’s young people gaze abroad at West’s prosperity

    TICK TOCK
    Clock is ticking on Castro’s revolution, as Cuba’s young people gaze
    abroad at West’s prosperity
    By VANESSA ARRINGTON The Associated Press

    HAVANA — Cuba says Fidel Castro’s revolution will last forever.

    But the aging cadre of leaders who devoted their lives to building a
    communist utopia on this Caribbean island must eventually turn things
    over to new generations… Continue reading

    Nobody’s Voting in Cuba Today, But Young Cubans Yearn for More $$, Less Propaganda

    Nobody’s Voting in Cuba Today, But Young Cubans Yearn for More $$, Less Propaganda
    Nov 7, 2006 06:34 PM

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says Fidel Castro’s revolution will last forever.
    But the aging cadre of leaders who devoted their lives to building a
    communist utopia on this Caribbean island must eventually turn things
    over to new generations — and Cuba’s… Continue reading