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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

Cuba: Forbidden Fruit

Cuba: Forbidden Fruit / Iván García Iván García, 11 May 2017 — Scarcely a block away from the majestic Grand Hotel Manzana Kempinski, whose inauguration is expected next June 2nd, next to the Payret cinema, a state-owned cafeteria sells an acidic and insipid hamburger with bread for the equivalent of 50 centavos. Workers in the […] Continue reading

Cuba and Its Rotting Tomatoes

Cuba and Its Rotting Tomatoes March 23, 2017 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — Dozens of tons of tomatoes are rotting in Guantanamo because nobody is collecting them, according to what journalist Lilibeth Alfonso tells us on her personal blog. Apparently, there isn’t any diesel for private trucks who could distribute them to the population. […] 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

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

Here’s What Cuba’s Car Scene Looks Like In 2017

Here’s What Cuba’s Car Scene Looks Like In 2017 Jonathan Harper Cuba feels more in flux now than it has in decades. Fidel Castro’s death, the repeal of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy and eased restrictions on capitalism mean rapid changes for a country distinctly shaped by a Cold War that ended decades ago. […] Continue reading

Cuba’s opening to the world has a problem much closer to home thanDonald Trump

Cuba’s opening to the world has a problem much closer to home than Donald Trump Christopher Woody Donald Trump’s denunciations of Obama’s opening to Cuba while on the presidential campaign trail and his continued insistence on getting a “better deal” with the long isolated island nation have stirred worry that the president-elect will halt or […] Continue reading

Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s

Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s BY ANA VECIANA SUAREZ Miami’s tightly knit and often contentious exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s. They knew him when he was a college student struggling for attention, when he was holed up in the Sierra Maestra mountains […] Continue reading

Building Socialism in Cuba

Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] Continue reading

Voices of Change in Cuba Could Emerge from the Private Sector

Voices of Change in Cuba Could Emerge from the Private Sector / Iván García Iván García, 30 July 2016 — One a hot afternoon in May, a Havana bicycle taxi driver became upset over a fine of 700 pesos and managed to overturn a government regulation which he considered arbitrary. This triggered a flawlessly prepared […] Continue reading

Ghost Ship Arrives In Havana

Ghost Ship Arrives In Havana / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 4 May 2016 — In its Tuesday edition, the official Communist Party newspaper Granma commented on the arrival of the Carnival Lines cruise ship Adonia in Cuba, with the headline: “US Cruise ship arrives in Cuba without a single tourist on board.” The contrived phrase refers to […] Continue reading

Cubans Cheer the First Cruise Ship From Miami

Cubans Cheer the First Cruise Ship From Miami / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada, Havana, 2 May 2016 — The clock struck nine as the cruise ship Adonia entered the bay of Havana. Dozens of people enthusiastically welcomed the first pleasure boat to come to the island from Miami in the last […] Continue reading

‘Yes, we do need the empire, or aliens, to give us everything’

‘Yes, we do need the empire, or aliens, to give us everything’ JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 1 Abr 2016 – 9:44 am. The article by Fidel Castro published Monday by state media, entitled “Brother Obama,” has sparked strong criticism in the streets of Havana. The text, in which “the historic leader of […] Continue reading

Cuban Tourism – Are There Enough Beds?

Cuban Tourism: Are There Enough Beds? / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 12, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 10 January 2016 — One month before their trip, José María, his wife and two sons from Valencia Spain made reservations through the internet for two rooms at the Hotel Riviera, which faces Havana’s seaside drive, the Malecón. “There […] Continue reading

One year on, embargo still overshadows US-Cuba thaw

One year on, embargo still overshadows US-Cuba thaw By Alexandre Grosbois Havana (AFP) – Thursday marks one year since the United States and Cuba surprised the world by announcing they would end decades of Cold War hostility, but the budding rapprochement is still overshadowed by the US embargo. After months of secret negotiations, Presidents Barack […] Continue reading

U.S. car collectors eager about Cuba trade deal, though most classics stripped of value

U.S. car collectors eager about Cuba trade deal, though most classics stripped of value By Francisco Alvarado Published July 31, 2015 Fox News Latino MIAMI – Jose Felipe’s left foot gently taps the accelerator of his 1956 Ford Fairline, its V8 engine growling like a Florida Panther lurking through a swampy thicket. Sporting a showroom […] Continue reading

Hildebrando Chaviano Tried

Cuba: Hildebrando Chaviano Tried / Ivan Garcia Posted on May 1, 2015 Iván García, 20 April 2015 — Hildebrando Chaviano could pass for Obama if the US president’s secret service wanted to use him as a double. At his 65 years, Chaviano shines with the ability to lead. He likes to intone with the voice […] Continue reading

An Uber for Cuba?

Scott Norvell – curator-in-chief, Cubanotes.com An Uber for Cuba? Posted: 04/02/2015 9:53 am EDT A couple of enterprising young men in Cuba have launched the closest thing the island will have to Uber for the time being — yotellevocuba.com. (Translated, “I will take you”). It’s simply a way of contacting an organized community of drivers […] Continue reading

Raul Castro’s Pyrrhic Victory

Raul Castro’s Pyrrhic Victory / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 17, 2015 After the jubilation over the arrival in Cuba of the three spies imprisoned in the US comes to an end, when the campaign of tributes in the official media is over and the lights installed on the stands for government agents to hear […] Continue reading

Top-secret plan to invade Cuba declassified

Top-secret plan to invade Cuba declassified BY WILLIAM E. BURROWSWEBURROWS@AOL.COM 09/27/2014 3:00 PM 09/27/2014 7:00 PM The most popular analogy used to describe Fidel Castro’s turning Cuba into communism’s only bastion in the Western Hemisphere in 1959 was “cancer.” And the fear, to carry the analogy further, was that it would metastasize elsewhere in Latin […] Continue reading

Have You Tried Cyanide… General?

Have You Tried Cyanide… General? / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on September 4, 2014 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 1 September 2014 – Today is Zero Day, the fateful date, the day the General Customs of the Republic enacts its new restrictions for non-commercial imports. The measure called to mind an old joke that circulated in […] Continue reading

Cuba is Venezuela’s biggest loser

Cuba is Venezuela’s biggest loser Published: Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:16 AM ET By: Silvana Ordonez | News Associate Opposition activists protest near the Cuban Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 16, 2014. In the midst of chaos in Venezuela, a dependent Cuba and its economic future is walking on a tight rope. As […] Continue reading

The Diana Buses Are Already Broken Down

The Diana Buses Are Already Broken Down / Roberto Quinones Haces Posted on October 13, 2013 GUANTANAMO, Cuba, October 7, 2013, Roberto Quiñones Haces/ www.cubanet.org – I’ve seen them circulating and and I remember that on a news broadcast on National Television they talked about them. They are called “Diana” and from last September, eight […] Continue reading

The Conspiracy of “The Divine Shepherdess”

The Conspiracy of “The Divine Shepherdess” / Miriam Celaya Posted on October 1, 2013 A title that cheesy might seem like something straight out of the most mediocre thriller, but it refers to real events: The Divine Shepherdess restaurant, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Gaviota corporation of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (MINFAR), […] Continue reading

The Fault Always Lies With the People, or the United States

The Fault Always Lies With the People, or the United States / Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello Posted on September 25, 2013 LA HAVANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org — A new program recently started on television at the end of the newscast at 8 pm. It is named “Cuba says” and is listed as an investigative journalism […] Continue reading

Cooperatives: Like the Cries of the Dying

Cooperatives: Like the Cries of the Dying / Jose Hugo Fernandez Posted on September 6, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, August, www.cubanet.org — A very brief stop at a Havana park, El Curita (at the corner of Reina and Galiano streets), provides enough time to gauge the opinions of riders of the new public transport cooperative that […] Continue reading

Buying a Car in Cuba – A Veritable Odyssey

Buying a Car in Cuba: A Veritable Odyssey September 4, 2013 FERNANDO RAVSBERG* HAVANA TIMES — Since April, the Cuban government has ceased selling automobiles to Cuban citizens authorized to purchase these, thus eliminating the only mechanism through which Cubans could acquire a modern used vehicle put out of circulation by the country’s car rental […] Continue reading