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    Never belonging – Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba

    Never belonging: Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba OPINIONMIGUEL DE LA TORRE | MARCH 28, 2017 Returning to the land which witnessed my birth is always a gut-wrenching experience. Separation from my island has now been five times longer than Odysseus’ was from his. But unlike Odysseus, who was returning to a place […] Continue reading

    Hidden Agenda Behind the Attack on Cuba’s Private Restaurants

    Hidden Agenda Behind the Attack on Cuba’s Private Restaurants / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 24 October 2015 — Some news outlets echoed the words of the Vice President in charge of the Council of Provincial Administration for Havana, Isabel Hamze, when she exposed the Havana Government’s reasons for temporarily suspending the issue of […] Continue reading

    Hookers Will Increase With The Tourist Boom And The Economic Austerity

    Hookers Will Increase With The Tourist Boom And The Economic Austerity / Iván García Iván García, 5 August 2016 — In the middle of the empty bottles of aged rum and the Presidente Dominican beer washed down on the patio, five people are drinking and talking about sports and business. From the back comes the […] Continue reading

    As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba

    As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba THE WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHED: August 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm | UPDATED: August 5, 2016 at 2:19 By Moriah Balingit The Washington Post For many travelers, the goal is to physically move – to be flung through airspace and to cross borders […] Continue reading

    Outrage over shocking video showing young Cuban children twerking and dancing provocatively in their school uniforms – but some parents are proud of the display

    Outrage over shocking video showing young Cuban children twerking and dancing provocatively in their school uniforms – but some parents are proud of the display Video was filmed in the central Cuban city of Camaguey, east of Havana It was reportedly posted by a father of one of the children Jorge Luis Pérez It has […] Continue reading

    Prostitution in Cuba – Solutions to Today’s Reality (Part 2)

    Prostitution in Cuba: Solutions to Today’s Reality (Part 2) / Somos+ Posted on November 16, 2015 Somos+, Jose Manuel Presol, 4 November 2015 — The Cuba of tomorrow will have to face this situation, which cannot be resolved, certainly, in a 24-hour effort. The deterioration caused by half a century of ineptitude and corruption cannot […] Continue reading

    Prostitution in Cuba – Solutions to a Current Reality (Part 1)

    Prostitution in Cuba: Solutions to a Current Reality (Part 1) / Somos+, Jose Manuel Presol Posted on November 7, 2015 “How can we get out of school to meet foreigners?” Somos+, Jose Manuel Presol, 3 November 2015 — I’ll never forget a comment from my father: “Jose Manuel, remember we made the Revolution, among other […] 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

    Cuba’s “New Man” Steals in Miami and Spends in Havana

    Cuba’s “New Man” Steals in Miami and Spends in Havana / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 23, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 20 October 2015 — In Guanabacoa, a town southeast of Havana, you still hear stories about Gilberto Martinez Suarez, alias Gilbert Man. Though told with a pinch of exaggeration and myth, they are largely true. […] Continue reading

    Committee on the Rights of the Child Queries the Government of Cuba Regarding the Sale of Children and Child Pornography

    Committee on the Rights of the Child Queries the Government of Cuba Regarding the Sale of Children and Child Pornography Posted on July 6, 2015 Committee on the Rights of the Child, 70th Session – 2015, Draft Program Review of States Parties’ Reports List of questions relative to the briefing presented by Cuba by virtue […] Continue reading

    Poly Prep school official took students to Cuba for an alcohol-fueled trip complete with hookers, cigars – lawsuit

    Poly Prep school official took students to Cuba for an alcohol-fueled trip complete with hookers, cigars: lawsuit BY CHRISTINA CARREGA-WOODY , GINGER ADAMS OTIS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:25 PM A A A A top official at Brooklyn’s scandal-scarred Poly Prep Country Day School took students on a “rite of passage” […] Continue reading

    Money Is Better in Dollars

    Cuba: Money Is Better in Dollars / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 24, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 6 April 2015 — Without being an expert in economic matters or the Wall Street currency market, Erasmo likes to trust his instincts. For fourteen years he has been engaged in buying and selling dollars and euros. Also convertible […] Continue reading

    The ‘Sandor Case’

    The ‘Sandor Case’ / 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz Posted on January 31, 2015 In tribute to El Caso de Sandra (The Sandra Case) by Luis Manuel García Méndez 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz, Havana, 30 January 2015 — A farmer wakes up before dawn to brand with a burning iron the last cow he has left. It’s a […] Continue reading

    Cuba arrests six foreigners for corruption of minors

    Cuba arrests six foreigners for corruption of minors Nov 19,2014 HAVANA, Nov.18 (Xinhua) — Four foreign citizens are jailed in Cuba for corruption of minors, while other two are awaiting for trial, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, citing a report. A Canadian citizen is sentenced to 13 years in prison, an Indian gets […] Continue reading

    VP Ramiro Valdes: Cuba will not Return to the Past

    VP Ramiro Valdes: Cuba will not Return to the Past Juan C. Domínguez Taño / Saturday, 26 July 2014 09:48 Cuban Vice-president Ramiro Valdes Menendez that gave the main speech of the main rally for Cuba’s National Rebelliousness Day, hosted by province of Artemisa, extolled why the called Generation of the Centennial attacked the garrisons […] Continue reading

    Where to Have Sex in Havana?

    Where to Have Sex in Havana? / Camilo Ernesto Olivera Peidro Posted on June 1, 2014 Havana, Cuba. It happened in the Motel on 11th and 24th streets, near the iron bridge connecting Vedado and Miramar. In a room rented for two hours, the unpleasant whisper was heard: “Mami, you have a wonderful stench!” It […] Continue reading

    Prostitution – Made in Cuba?

    Prostitution: Made in Cuba? / Angel Santiesteban Posted on May 15, 2014 The news spread through the international media, except for Cubans, of course, because it pertained to the “secret,” a word that in the last days, after the congress of journalists, has been fashionable. To top it off, they were the same political leaders […] Continue reading

    No One Treats Me Like a Prostitute

    “No One Treats Me Like a Prostitute” / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on February 23, 2014 HAVANA, Cuba – Yazmín doesn’t do the street. Nor does she acknowledge exercising the oldest profession in the world. She navigates the Internet for 10 CUC an hour, in some Havana hotel with this service. She visits websites to find […] Continue reading

    Mummies Against Prostitutes – The Last Revolutionary Combat

    Mummies Against Prostitutes: The Last Revolutionary Combat / Jose Hugo Fernandez Posted on November 25, 2013 Havana, Cuba. November, www.cubanet/org — The prostitutes of Havana never inspire as much pity as when we see them accompanied by those mummies of European and US Stalinism who today constitute their VIP clientele. Really you have to have […] Continue reading

    Does Human Trafficking Exist in Cuba or Not?

    Does Human Trafficking Exist in Cuba or Not? / Victor Ariel Gonzalez, CID Posted on November 17, 2013 “Cuba is not the place of origin, transit or destination of human trafficking”. This was declared by Isabel Moya Richard, the director of ’Editorial de la Mujer’ (A Cuban Women’s Federation publisher) on November 1. However, later […] Continue reading

    Finally, A Crime or Not?

    Finally, A Crime or Not? / Cuban Law Association, Osvaldo Rodriguez Diaz Posted on October 30, 2013 In Cuba prostitution is not a crime, this statement is repeated over and over by the media and by people who are considered to have due authority to do so. In the special part of the Penal code […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Justice Minister says the government fights prostitution

    Posted on Wednesday, 10.16.13 Cuba’s Justice Minister says the government fights prostitution BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Statements by Cuba’s minister of justice that prostitution is not a social problem on the island and that cases of child prostitution are “minimal” are evidence the government is turning a blind eye on the serious problems, a […] Continue reading

    ”Cheap Flesh Of The Revolution” – Cuban Women Recount A Grim Reality

    ”Cheap Flesh Of The Revolution” – Cuban Women Recount A Grim Reality Łukasz Woźnicki (2013-10-05) HAVANA — Though propaganda from the Cuban regime claims otherwise, the everyday reality for Cuban women does not involve fighting economic aggression from the United States. Instead, they struggle to provide basic necessities such as food and clothes for their […] Continue reading

    Called to be Mosquito Hunters

    Called to be Mosquito Hunters / Jose Hugo Fernandez Posted on September 29, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – The generalship of the regime is showing particular interested in incorporating women into the army. In several sites in Havana where people gather signs have been posted lately calling on young unemployed women to sign up […] Continue reading

    They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana

    They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana / Orlando Freire Santana Posted on September 28, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – At almost the same moment that Mariela Castro declared that Cuba only penalizes pandering, but not prostitution, police officers in uniform and in plainclothes conducted an operation […] Continue reading

    The Slow Death of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR)

    The Slow Death of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) / Orlando Delgado Posted on September 27, 2013 The Cuban Government is ready to celebrate another congress of one of its most sui generis organizations: the so-called Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR). This organization, in theory, brings together more […] Continue reading

    I Like That They Call Me “Papi”

    I Like That They Call Me “Papi” / Luis Cino Alvarez Posted on September 27, 2013 Havana, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – Lately, with guys over the age of 40, in addition to “Tío,” “Puro” and very rarely “Señor, the younger generation calls us “Papi.” As sexists as we still are — sorry, Mariela Castro – […] Continue reading