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Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy

Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 19 June 2017 – Over the weekend the official media have repeated ad nauseam the declaration of the government in response to Donald Trump’s speech about his policy toward Cuba. The declaration’s rhetoric recalls the years before the diplomatic thaw, when […] Continue reading

Do we Cubans still need permission to enter state establishments?

Do we Cubans still need permission to enter state establishments? JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 31 de Mayo de 2017 – 07:34 CEST. I recently went to buy cigarrettes at the Ruinas del Parque bar-restaurant, located on the corner of Obispo and Aguacate, in Old Havana. I said “good afternoon” to the doorman, […] Continue reading

Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent

Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The first Cuban chef with a Michelin star, and the chef — and owner — of the private paladar where former President Barack Obama dined during his trip to Cuba, have something more in common than love […] Continue reading

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 19 March 2017 – It rained when the presidential plane touched down on the tarmac at Havana’s Airport. On 20 March 2016, Barack Obama began a historic visit to the island that awakened hopes and sparked questions. […] Continue reading

Cuban dissident hospitalized after eight days on hunger strike

Cuban dissident hospitalized after eight days on hunger strike BY LUZ ESCOBAR 14ymedio Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas, leader of the Antitotalitario Front (Fantu), was taken Thursday to Arnaldo Milian Castro Hospital in the city of Santa Clara after growing extremely weak from a hunger strike that has stretched for eight days. Cuban activist Jorge Luis […] Continue reading

If you want to make money in Cuba, join a band

If you want to make money in Cuba, join a band A growth industry WRITTEN BY Ana Campoy June 08, 2016 Varadero, Cuba If Jorge Guevara worked as a doctor in the US, he’d likely have a six-figure salary. But this is Cuba, and as a drummer hammering out tropical standards for sunburned tourists in […] Continue reading

Goliath Opens His Wallet

Goliath Opens His Wallet / Yoani Sánchez: A New Era for Cuba and the
United States
Posted on December 18, 2014

[From the New York Times] HAVANA — In one of my earliest memories, I am
in a schoolyard before… Continue reading