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Whom Do They Serve?

Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction with them, carrying out the duties of local governance. But due to the inaccessible and […] Continue reading

What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island

What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Since President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy, Tom Popper’s phone has been ringing off the hook. Callers have questions, lots of questions, about how they can travel to Cuba as individuals, what people-to-people tours are and how they […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Fake Transport Co-ops

Cuba’s Fake Transport Co-ops 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 18 May 2017 — In an effort to persuade Cubans and the international left that “Cuba is building socialism,” while seeking to convince the world that Castroism is abandoning State Totalitarianism and also trying to counteract the relative independence achieved by the so-called boteros, or boatmen, as […] Continue reading

A Taxi Cooperative Proposes To Lower Private Transport Prices

A Taxi Cooperative Proposes To Lower Private Transport Prices 14ymedio, Havana, 17 May 2017 — In the midst of the morning hustle and bustle, residents of Havana are trying to reach their destinations on time, a challenge because of the inefficient public transport and the sky high prices charged by the private operators of fixed-route […] Continue reading

Peripecias del transporte manzanillero

Peripecias del transporte manzanillero [13-04-2017 13:14:34] Dr. Santiago Emilio Márquez Frías (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- El servicio de transporte en el municipio de Manzanillo, Granma, está catalogado por algunos como regular por ser bastante céntrico el lugar en que residen; pero para los de la parte alta de la ciudad, las zonas suburbanas y las rurales tiene la […] Continue reading

Luxury Cruise Line Makes Inaugural Visit to Cuba

Luxury Cruise Line Makes Inaugural Visit to Cuba March 31, 2017 by Ben Souza Luxury cruise line Azamara Club Cruises made their inaugural visit to Cuba this week when Azamara Quest arrived in Havana, Cuba. The ship sailed down the Bahía de la Habana alongside Havana’s famous El Malecón providing guests magnificent views of the […] Continue reading

Over 50 injured in Cuba road accident

Over 50 injured in Cuba road accident Society 20.03.2017 | 09:51 HAVANA, 20 March (BelTA – Xinhua) – At least 55 people were injured in a serious traffic accident outside the city of Bayamo in eastern Cuba. The accident happened on Sunday morning when the driver of a passenger bus lost control of the vehicle […] Continue reading

Cómo está el transporte en La Habana

Cómo está el transporte en La Habana FRANK CORREA | La Habana | 20 de Marzo de 2017 – 09:02 CET. En los últimos días, los habaneros han notado una mayor cantidad de ómnibus circulando, que alivian las paradas. El motivo del incremento del parque automotor es la tensión generada por el reciente tarifazo a […] Continue reading

Scooters Ease The Problem Of Public Transport

Scooters Ease The Problem Of Public Transport / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada and Mario Penton 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada and Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 8 March 2017 — Carlos began to travel to Ecuador when Cubans did not need a visa. He brought back clothes and appliances to sell in the informal market, until he discovered […] Continue reading

Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free

Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free By Marta Dhanis Published March 13, 2017 Fox News.com The Cuba experience: This is what you get after all the exhaustive planning Getting to the communist island after a 50-year hiatus is surprisingly easy. There’s still a couple challenges to overcome when planning your trip, but […] Continue reading

Havana Taxi Drivers Up In Arms

Havana Taxi Drivers Up In Arms / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 27 February 2017 — After working twelve hours driving a vintage 1957 Chevrolet for a collective taxi company on the Cotorro-Central Park route, twenty-nine year old Osdiel sits down to have a beer at a dark bar in the south end of Havana, where […] Continue reading

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms March 7, 2017 By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez HAVANA TIMES — Every Sunday, there is the “Los Chinos” agro-market fair in the city of Holguin in eastern Cuba. Trucks loaded with produce come from all over the country, mainly from its central provinces. As there is competition and since […] Continue reading

The Government Puts the Screws to Pedicab Operators Too

The Government Puts the Screws to Pedicab Operators Too FRANK CORREA | La Habana | 3 de Marzo de 2017 – 16:44 CET. Another ordinance to regulate transport in the capital has come to light, this one persecuting pedicabs and consisting of a prohibition against operating outside the municipality where the vehicle is registered. “Imagine. […] Continue reading

The First Tangible Labor Strike

The First Tangible Labor Strike / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, 21 February 2017 — New bureaucratic regulations governing the routes of shared fixed-route taxis have led to the first tangible labor strike by drivers. Of course, strikes have gone on for many years in our country due to the poverty-level wages paid to workers in […] Continue reading

ONE ISRAELI KILLED AND EIGHT INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT IN CUBA

ONE ISRAELI KILLED AND EIGHT INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT IN CUBA BY LAURA SIGAL FEBRUARY 25, 2017 11:24 According to Israel Radio, the injured, all in their 60s, suffered from minor to moderate injuries. One went though surgery overnight. One Israeli, named as 70-year-old, Nahum Heinken from Gadera, was killed and eight others were injured […] Continue reading

Do We Have to Wait for the Government to Sell the Peugeot 508s to Improve Public Transport?

Do We Have to Wait for the Government to Sell the Peugeot 508s to Improve Public Transport? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 18 February 2017 — Seven in the morning at the bus stop at Acosta Avenue and Poey Street, in the dense La Vibora neighborhood in southern Havana. Almost a hundred people are waiting […] Continue reading

The Crisis Of The ‘Boteros’ – The First Bean To Burst Into The Pot /

The Crisis Of The ‘Boteros’: The First Bean To Burst Into The Pot / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 17 February 2017 – The ending of the United States’ Wet-Foot/Dry-Foot policy – that allowed Cubans who touched American soil to stay – crushed the hopes of many Cubans of being able to achieve […] Continue reading

Taxi drivers – ‘Their trick, in the end, is to pit Cubans against each other’

Taxi drivers: ‘Their trick, in the end, is to pit Cubans against each other’ JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 15 de Febrero de 2017 – 13:53 CET. “Now the race to get an almendrón (taxi) will be liked a marathon,” warned writer Yani Monzón on the social networks last weekend. Private-sector workers holding […] Continue reading

Bitter, disbelieving – Cuban migrants en route to U.S. hope for some kind of eleventh-hour reprieve

Bitter, disbelieving: Cuban migrants en route to U.S. hope for some kind of eleventh-hour reprieve Patrick J. McDonnell and Juan de Dios GarciaContact Reporter This sweltering town just north of Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala is a three-day bus jaunt from the U.S.-Mexico frontier, a fact that has long drawn migrants from across the globe […] Continue reading

New Rules on Horse-Drawn Carts Force the People of Santiago to Change Their Travel Patterns

New Rules on Horse-Drawn Carts Force the People of Santiago to Change Their Travel Patterns / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada 14ymedio, Yosmani Mayeta Labrada, Santiago de Cuba, 10 January 2017 — The hooves ring on the pavement in the middle of the night. The sun begins to illuminate Santiago de Cuba, where horse-drawn carts, trucks […] Continue reading

Monta, que te quedas!

“¡Monta, que te quedas!” El transporte sigue siendo un rompecabezas para los cubanos Miércoles, enero 11, 2017 | Osniel Carmona y Alejandro Hernández LA HABANA, Cuba.- Las dificultades para trasladarse constituyen una de las variables de más peso en la ecuación de penurias que viven los capitalinos. Durante los últimos compases del 2016, las medidas […] Continue reading

Citizens… Time To Tighten Your Belts

Citizens… Time To Tighten Your Belts / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 29 December 2016 – My generation knows no good news. We grew up with the grey subsidies of the rationed market, we reached puberty amid the rigors of the Special Period, we raised our children in a country with two […] Continue reading

Bus Terminals Overwhelmed By Hundreds Of Travelers Without Tickets

Bus Terminals Overwhelmed By Hundreds Of Travelers Without Tickets / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 27 December 2016 – Hundreds of people are crowded right now in the “last hour” bus terminals, or are on the waiting lists. With the regularly scheduled seats sold out, travelers sleep in the floors of these places […] Continue reading

What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 1)

What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 1) / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 17 December 2016 — At the exit of the Bay Tunnel, the P-11 bus is packed with passengers. While the riders enjoy the view of the sea, the odor of saltpeter fills their noses. In this stretch of Havana’s geography, where Monumental Avenue […] Continue reading

Villa Clara – Poverty, Wifi and Monotony

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

Guaguas sin asientos y otros inconvenientes

Guaguas sin asientos y otros inconvenientes 8 noviembre, 2016 8:08 pm por Jorge Luis González Suárez Plaza, La Habana, Jorge Luis González, (PD) La caótica situación del transporte de pasajeros es uno de los más graves problemas en Cuba desde los inicios de la Revolución. La escasez del parque automotor por la falta de piezas […] Continue reading

Poking the Hornet’s Nest

Poking the Hornet’s Nest / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, 31 October 2016 — Here on my planet, the government used the term “hornet’s nest” to name student groups at all levels, whose classes were suspended because they were forced to participate in organized protests against the so-called blockade, enlivened with musical and theater groups, putting […] Continue reading