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    Being A Teacher Is Not Profitable In Cuba But It Teaches You To Love

    “Being A Teacher Is Not Profitable In Cuba But It Teaches You To Love” The damages to educational quality caused by the lack of preparation of the “emerging teachers” remain to be measured. (Telesur) 14ymedio, Caridad Cruz/Mario Penton, Cienfuegos/Miami, 17 April 2017 – teaching children cursive writing and educating them is much more than a […] Continue reading

    Tinder Turns La Rampa Into A Catwalk For Love

    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

    What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 2)

    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

    Fidel Castro is dead

    Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading

    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

    Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum

    Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum The country’s education leaders confront deep-seated discrimination in the classroom through rap. Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters I was sitting with the Afrocentric rapstress Magia López Cabrera in her modest Havana walk-up in June when Cuba’s prominent black-history scholar Tomás Fernández Robaina showed up for a café con […] 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

    Tampa, Cuba once shared network for smuggling illegal aliens into the U.S.

    Tampa, Cuba once shared network for smuggling illegal aliens into the U.S. By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: December 27, 2015 Coming from around the globe — Europe, Asia and the Middle East — they snuck into Tampa in the early 20th century disguised as fishermen or pleasure boat passengers and crew. Other times, […] 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

    Pope Francis is bringing a wish list to Cuba, but he may be disappointed

    Pope Francis is bringing a wish list to Cuba, but he may be disappointed By Nick Miroff September 17 at 7:00 PM HAVANA — The president of Cuba is a communist who was educated in Jesuit academies. The pope is a Jesuit who grew up attending public schools. They took vastly divergent paths, but both […] Continue reading

    The Castros’ New Friend

    The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector uponentering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately […] Continue reading

    Is Cuba ready for its money shot?

    Is Cuba ready for its money shot? By Abigail Jones The Communist island is on the cusp of another revolution, this one fought with lines of credit instead of rifles and slogans Now that the country is opening up for the first time to US travellers in over five decades, hope, determination and money are […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Bay of Fat Cats

    Cuba’s Bay of Fat Cats BY ABIGAIL JONES / MARCH 12, 2015 11:54 AM EDT Traveling from Miami to Havana is a haphazard, seemingly nonsensical process that requires patience, guile, humor and a ruthless willingness to cut lines. Thankfully, I’m traveling with Alberto Magnan, so we skip the airport check-in line because he knows a […] Continue reading

    Cuba – inglés para todos los gustos y precios

    Cuba: inglés para todos los gustos y precios
    LA HABANA.- Cuando en Cuba aterricen tipos como Thomas, gringo pelirrojo
    de casi dos metros que asombrado mira y fotografía los edificios
    ruinosos en la parte antigua de La Habana, jineteras, vendedores de
    tabacos ilegales y taxistas clandestinos, le darán la bienvenida en un
    entrecortado inglés con acento estadounidense
    LA HABANA.- IVÁN… Continue reading

    Cuba – inglés para todos los gustos y precios

    Cuba: inglés para todos los gustos y precios LA HABANA.- Cuando en Cuba aterricen tipos como Thomas, gringo pelirrojo de casi dos metros que asombrado mira y fotografía los edificios ruinosos en la parte antigua de La Habana, jineteras, vendedores de tabacos ilegales y taxistas clandestinos, le darán la bienvenida en un entrecortado inglés con […] 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

    Gay Fiestas Highlight Divisions in Cuba’s LGBTI Community

    Gay Fiestas Highlight Divisions in Cuba’s LGBTI Community By Ivet González HAVANA, Jun 21 2014 (IPS) – Two men kiss each other while two women dance together without making other clients feel uncomfortable at the prívate club Humboldt 67, one of the venues seeking to cash in on an untapped market by fulfilling the unmet […] Continue reading

    An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness

    Michael J. Totten: An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness Michael J. Totten, National Post | June 6, 2014 12:01 AM ET Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite — the Elysium of the […] Continue reading

    The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see

    Cuba Brief: The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see [02-06-2014 14:08:24] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite—the Elysium of the title—while the […] 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

    ”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

    The USCCB, Cuba and the Chong Chon Gang

    The USCCB, Cuba and the Chong Chon Gang By Marielena Montesino de Stuart ♦ Bishop Richard E. Pates tries to influence American policy towards Cuba. ♦ The socialist reality of the USCCB is clear, even when they coat it with Cuban sugar. ♦ With Obama in the White House and Francis in the Vatican – […] 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

    Entre las ruinas de La Habana 09-2013

    Publicado el jueves, 09.19.13 Entre las ruinas de La Habana MIRTA OJITO Desde la pequeña pantalla de mi iPad contemplé mi ciudad y se me encogió el corazón. Allí estaba mi barrio, Santos Suárez, o más bien lo que queda de su antiguo esplendor. Allí estaba –creo– mi vieja escuela secundaria en La Víbora. No […] Continue reading

    ‘Una Noche’ captures Cuba’s lost generations

    Posted on Saturday, 09.14.13 ‘Una Noche’ captures Cuba’s lost generations BY MIRTA OJITO MAO35@COLUMBIA.EDU From the small screen of my iPad I glimpsed my city, and my heart sank. There was my barrio, Santos Suarez, in all its faded glory. A cruel shell of its old self. There was my old middle school in La […] Continue reading

    The Many Faces of a Conflict

    The Many Faces of a Conflict / Miriam Celaya Posted on August 22, 2013 In Cuba there are no institutions that guarantee the rights of the most vulnerable. Prostitution is not even mentioned as a problem by the Government. It is said that prostitution is the oldest occupation in the world. There aren’t any cultures […] Continue reading

    Cuba mira hacia adentro y saca dura evaluación

    Cuba mira hacia adentro y saca dura evaluación VICTORIA BURNETT – Actualizado el 5 de agosto de 2013 a: 12:00 a.m. - Presidente Raúl Castro sostiene que país retrocedió en ‘cultura y civilidad’ - Ilegalidades y maltrato a naturaleza suben, pero drogas y crimen siguen bajos La Habana. Hubo una época, recuerda Alexi, en que […] 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