Education in Cuba Newsfeed.


Theme RSS Feeds Start Page

Big comanadante is watching youTeaching kids how to use weapons in CubaCuban school childrenExpediente interior school report on political behavior in Cuba

More articles about education in Cuba from the Cubaverdad archive

Education – Cubaverdad

News and Facts about Cuba

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:52:06 +0000


04/28/2017 06:39 PM
Corruption Versus Liberty: A Cuban Dilemma
Corruption Versus Liberty: A Cuban Dilemma / Dimas Castellano Dimas Castellanos, 18 November 2016 — The evil of corruption–the act of corruption and its effects–has accompanied the human species since its emergence. It has been present in all societies and in all ages. Its diverse causes range from personal conduct to the political-economic system of […]
04/26/2017 08:30 PM
Independent Journalist Arrested For Investigating The Case Of Karla Pérez González
Independent Journalist Arrested For Investigating The Case Of Karla Pérez González 14ymedio, Havana, 25 Havana, 25 April 2017 — The independent magazine El Estornudo (The Sneeze) has denounced Monday’s detention of its collaborator Maykel González Vivero. The young journalist was detained at Marta Abreu de las Villas Central University, while reporting on the expulsion of […]
04/26/2017 06:40 PM
Anywhere, anytime: reggaeton
Anywhere, anytime: reggaeton MANUEL GUERRA PÉREZ | La Habana | 26 de Abril de 2017 – 14:03 CEST. “You’re crazy, sick, reckless,” goes the chorus of one of the tunes by the singer El Chacal, along with the group Los Cuatro, among the most popular on the Island. Reggaeton is one of the musical genres […]
04/25/2017 01:51 AM
Social justice in Cuba? No racism?
Commentary: Social justice in Cuba? No racism? Javier Garcia-Bengochea Guest Columnist Privacy Policy It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you think you know that just ain’t so … Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige paraphrasing Mark Twain. It’s called fake news. For decades, Cuba has promoted a false narrative regarding […]
04/24/2017 06:22 PM
An inside look at Cockfighting in Cuba
An inside look at Cockfighting in Cuba SARAH MARSH AND ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI Apr 23rd 2017 6:01PM CIEGO DE AVILA, April 20 (Reuters) – Cuban farmer Pascual Ferrel says his favorite fighting cock’s prowess was “off the charts,” so after it died of illness he had the black and red rooster preserved and displays it on […]
04/22/2017 02:48 PM
Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert
Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert 21 April 2017 – A United Nations human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the authorities can take action against […]
04/21/2017 01:06 AM
Cockfighting in Cuba: clandestine venues, state arenas
Cockfighting in Cuba: clandestine venues, state arenas By Sarah Marsh and Alexandre Meneghini Reuters April 20, 2017 CIEGO DE AVILA (Reuters) – Cuban farmer Pascual Ferrel says his favorite fighting cock’s prowess was “off the charts,” so after it died of illness he had the black and red rooster preserved and displays it on his […]
04/18/2017 11:31 PM
Ex-Minister: Cuba Earns $11.5 Billion From Export of Professional Services
Ex-Minister: Cuba Earns $11.5 Billion From Export of Professional Services 14ymedio, Miami, 17 April 2017 — Cuban professional services abroad are the main source of foreign exchange for the government and represent an estimated 11.543 billion dollars annually, according to an article published in the official press by the island’s former Minister of the Economy, […]
04/18/2017 08:41 PM
Emulating exclusion
Emulating exclusion ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 18 de Abril de 2017 – 16:03 CEST. Years back what they call “civil society” became part of my life through my early engagement in a combination of community activism and links to the few NGOs working in Cuba, followed by participation in Latin American social […]
04/18/2017 01:32 AM
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 […]
04/17/2017 03:43 PM
Cuba Frozen in Time
Cuba Frozen in Time Paul R. Pillar April 16, 2017 A week-long visit to Cuba reveals a tropical country of 11 million people that is stuck in a kind of time capsule. The anachronistic aspects of the country are symbolized by the 1950s-era U.S.-made automobiles that cruise city streets—and the resourcefulness of Cubans is symbolized […]
04/16/2017 04:33 PM
The Student Body Will Never Accept The Counterrevolution
“The Student Body Will Never Accept The Counterrevolution” 14ymedio, Havana, 15 April 2017 — A statement signed by the Council of the University Student Federation (FEU) of ‘Marta Abreu’ Central University of Las Villas ratified the expulsion of student Karla Pérez González from the journalism department. “The university students will never accept the counterrevolution within […]
04/16/2017 04:09 PM
SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR: THE JEWS OF CUBA
SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR: THE JEWS OF CUBA BYDANIELLE ZIRI APRIL 16, 2017 07:20 Cuban Jews face challenges with hope. HAVANA, CUBA – On a quiet, tree-lined street of Havana’s Vedado, a residential neighborhood just steps away from the sea, one may come across a simple yet striking construction. A dozen yellow-brownish marble […]
04/16/2017 03:24 AM
In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say
In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS More than 30 Cuban activists, writers, academics and entrepreneurs, mostly of African descent, gathered at Harvard University for an unprecedented meeting to celebrate the achievements of the Afro-Cuban movement on the island and set the course for future work. […]
04/13/2017 09:02 PM
Journalism Student Expelled from University For “Political Reasons”
Journalism Student Expelled from University For “Political Reasons” 14ymedio, Havana, 13 April 2017 — Karla Pérez González was not summoned to the meeting where her future was decided. The first-year Journalism student received a telephone call on Wednesday to notify her of her expulsion from Marta Abreu University in Santa Clara. Her crime? Having contacts […]
04/13/2017 01:44 PM
Separating baseball from politics
Separating baseball from politics DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 13 de Abril de 2017 – 13:13 CEST. The decline of Cuban baseball and the formation of a unified team with athletes from the Island and the Big Leagues have sparked much discussion since the fiasco at the 4th World Baseball Classic. These issues are […]
04/12/2017 02:12 PM
What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations
What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations Apr 11, 2017 Latin America North America When the Obama administration reestablished U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 2014, many experts predicted that it would bring a flood of new money to the island, transforming its economy and political culture for the better. Almost two-and-a-half years later, […]
04/08/2017 03:21 PM
Danilo Maldonado Machado, the dissident artist called ‘El Sexto,’ on art and liberty in Cuba
Danilo Maldonado Machado, the dissident artist called ‘El Sexto,’ on art and liberty in Cuba Carolina A. Miranda At the tail end of 2014, Danilo Maldonado Machado, the graffiti artist known as “El Sexto,” was detained by the authorities as he made his way to a public park in Havana to stage a work of […]
04/08/2017 02:58 PM
A diver with a stack of degrees under his mattress
A diver with a stack of degrees under his mattress FRANK CORREA | La Habana | 7 de Abril de 2017 – 23:20 CEST. Joaquín Vázquez is one of the many parents whose best-laid plans for the future fell apart. Under the mattress of his room he stores several diplomas from studies he undertook to […]
04/04/2017 02:26 PM
Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba
Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba April 3, 2017 By Pilar Montes HAVANA TIMES — A recent medical event in Havana and particular indicators I picked up on in TV programs and social projects, stirred my curiosity about the impact of depression in Cuba. According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), […]
04/03/2017 05:36 PM
Free market Cubans make their case
Free market Cubans make their case YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 3 de Abril de 2017 – 19:01 CEST. Until 2003 Fernando Palacio oversaw the Intensive System for Medical Emergencies (SIUM), a very prominent position in one of the sectors most tightly controlled by the Government. Today he is the National Coordinator of […]
04/02/2017 05:05 PM
European Diplomats Visit The Center For Coexistence Studies In Pinar Del Río
European Diplomats Visit The Center For Coexistence Studies In Pinar Del Río 14ymedio, Havana, 31 March 2017 — A delegation from the European Union in Cuba visited the Coexistence Study Center (CEC) in the city of Pinar del Río on Thursday. The group was headed by EU political attaché in Havana, Carlos Perez Padilla, and […]
04/02/2017 05:03 PM
Former FARC Guerrillas to Train as Doctors and Journalists in Cuba
Former FARC Guerrillas to Train as Doctors and Journalists in Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 17 March 2017 — From the very moment it gained power, the Cuban regime has devoted precious resources to exporting its ideology and cultivating followers. Overseas military conflicts as distant as those in Africa in the late […]
04/01/2017 05:06 PM
The Thousand Faces of “Journalism”
The Thousand Faces of “Journalism” / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 March 2017 – An opinion piece published in recent days by El Nuevo Herald gives me a disturbing feeling of déjà vu. It is not the subject – overflowing with a number of articles by different authors – but its focal point, […]
03/30/2017 07:27 PM
Mariela Castro promotes pro-LGBT ‘legislative package’ in Cuba
Mariela Castro promotes pro-LGBT ‘legislative package’ in Cuba The daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro on Wednesday said there is a “legislative package” that would extend rights to LGBT Cubans. Diario de Cuba, an independent website that is blocked in Cuba, reported Mariela Castro, who is director of the country’s National Center for Sexual Education, […]
03/26/2017 05:21 PM
“Adequate Social Behavior” Is The Requirement For A Sports Contract Abroad for a Cuban Athlete
“Adequate Social Behavior” Is The Requirement For A Sports Contract Abroad for a Cuban Athlete 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 18 March 2017 — To the voices that call for more autonomy for athletes, the Cuban government has just responded with a clear message. “To enter into a contract abroad, the athlete” must have “adequate social […]
03/26/2017 04:51 PM
When Pope Benedict was in Cuba, he added a politically charged word at the last minute
When Pope Benedict was in Cuba, he added a politically charged word at the last minute BY MIMI WHITEFIELD, KEVIN G. HALL AND FRANCO ORDOÑEZ Miami Herald Archives SANTIAGO, CUBA From the Miami Herald archives: Five years ago, Pope Benedict visited Cuba, greeting tens of thousands of Cubans on March 26, 2012 on the first […]
03/25/2017 06:41 PM
Task for Alejandro Castro: Protecting Cuba’s Disabled
Task for Alejandro Castro: Protecting Cuba’s Disabled / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 22 March 2017 — On March 17 of this year, a group of NGO (non-governmental organization) representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean celebrated in Havana Cuba’s political agenda in support of people with disabilities of every kind. The next day, […]
03/25/2017 05:45 PM
Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom?
Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom? By Neal Simpson The Patriot Ledger HAVANA – At a small beach town on the Bay of Pigs, 27-year-old Kenny Bring Mendoza approached to see if we needed a taxi. We didn’t, but Kenny was happy to show off his proficiency in English and […]
03/25/2017 05:40 PM
From revolution to Raul: A brief history of Cuba
From revolution to Raul: A brief history of Cuba Friday Posted Mar 24, 2017 at 2:58 PM Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 9:54 PM 1959 – After years of fighting, Fidel Castro succeeds in overthrowing the authoritarian government of Fulgencio Batista. Castro launches a series of reforms, including the nationalization of private property and business […]
03/20/2017 03:43 PM
The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition
“The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition” Daniel Abma, director of ‘Transit Havana’ says the regime is now integrating gays into society IÑAKI MAKAZAGA Bilbao 20 MAR 2017 – 15:50 CET “El colectivo LGTB de Cuba vive un momento de apertura y transición” A meeting with a Belgian surgeon gave the Dutch […]
03/20/2017 03:25 PM
Biotech Mission to Cuba
Biotech Mission to Cuba BETC director Kamal Rashid hopes to develop collaborations in biomanufacturing March 20, 2017 As the 1950s vintage cars course through city streets seemingly frozen in time, a vibrant biopharmaceutical sector flourishes in Cuba, supplying most of the country’s essential medicines and exporting life-saving vaccines to developing countries. “It was not what […]
03/19/2017 02:35 PM
Cuba’s Children of Power Take Possession
Cuba’s Children of Power Take Possession / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 13 March 2017 — The appointment of architect Perla Rosa Rosales Aguirreurreta to succeed historian Eusebio Leal as head of Havana’s Office of the Historian is the most recent example of the Cuban regime’s making strategic decisions whose sole purpose is to […]
03/18/2017 07:19 PM
Cuba Will Pay For 500 Former FARC Guerillas To Study Medicine
Cuba Will Pay For 500 Former FARC Guerillas To Study Medicine / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 16 March 2017 — The Cuban Government will offer to Colombia one thousand scholarships to study medicine on the Island, of which 500 will go to former FARC guerrillas and another 500 to civilians without ties with the Revolutionary Armed […]
03/17/2017 03:56 PM
Cuba offers Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships
Cuba offers Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships By Associated Press March 16 at 5:09 PM HAVANA — Cuba has offered Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships to support a peace accord in which the South American country’s largest rebel army will relinquish its weapons, officials announced on Thursday. The scholarships will be distributed mostly to members […]
03/16/2017 03:53 PM
Cuban Journalists Demand Greater Access To Sources
Cuban Journalists Demand Greater Access To Sources / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 14 March 2017 – Whether they are independent or official, reporters share the same complaint against institutions, which they accuse of hindering access to information and hiding data. And for this reason all informants have the same requirement: greater access […]
03/07/2017 04:26 PM
Enslaved Doctors
Enslaved Doctors ANTONIO JOSÉ PONTE | Madrid | 7 de Marzo de 2017 – 14:48 CET. They say that they fulfill their mission when they serve in countries that have signed agreements with the Cuban regime. “Mission.” It is a term that supposes a zeal to spread the faith, and entails a set of diplomatic […]
03/06/2017 07:05 PM
Cuba Kills Another Dissident
Cuba Kills Another Dissident After Obama’s detente: More tourists on the island and more repression. By Mary Anastasia O’Grady March 5, 2017 5:08 p.m. ET Score another kill for the Cuban military dictatorship: Last month it eliminated Afro-Cuban dissident Hamell Santiago Más Hernández, an inmate of one of its most notoriously brutal prisons. The remarkable […]
03/05/2017 05:16 PM
Cuba Seeks To Encourage Women To Enter Military Service
Cuba Seeks To Encourage Women To Enter Military Service / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 3 March 2017 – With the opportunity to study at the university by passing the University entrance exams with the “minimum score,” the Ministry of Higher Education (MES) is offering an incentive for young women who want to […]
03/05/2017 04:40 PM
HUMAN RIGHTS? CUBA ARRESTS, ORDERS TRIAL FOR HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS
HUMAN RIGHTS? CUBA ARRESTS, ORDERS TRIAL FOR HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS Father reports: ‘They are making inquiries as if we were criminals’ Published: 16 hours ago BOB UNRUH Even as President Trump prepares to undo some of Barack Obama’s executive orders to normalize America’s relations with Cuba, the communist island nation remains far short of international human-rights […]
03/03/2017 01:00 PM
Castro’s daughter favors bold legislative weapon to combat prostitution — punish the client
Castro’s daughter favors bold legislative weapon to combat prostitution — punish the client BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com The daughter of Cuba’s most powerful man is publicly discussing — perhaps in search of academic support before taking her idea to the legislature — a bold proposal to combat prostitution: penalize the clients who pay for sexual […]
03/01/2017 06:34 PM
Pastor and Wife Arrested for Homeschooling Children in ‘Normalized’ Cuba
Pastor and Wife Arrested for Homeschooling Children in ‘Normalized’ Cuba Courtesy Home School Legal Defense Association by PENNY STARR 28 Feb 2017 A pastor and his wife have been arrested in Cuba for homeschooling their children, according to Mike Donnelly, director of global outreach for the Home School Legal Defense Association, a U.S.-based organization that […]
02/26/2017 03:15 PM
Brothers To The Rescue – A Crime That Hurts “Like The First Day”
Brothers To The Rescue: A Crime That Hurts “Like The First Day”/ 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 24 February 2017 – Members of the Cuban exile remembered the anniversary of the death of four Cuban Americans after the shooting down of two planes of the humanitarian NGO Brothers to the Rescue by the […]
02/25/2017 08:14 PM
A brave act in Cuba deserves American support
A brave act in Cuba deserves American support By Editorial Board February 24 at 7:13 PM BRINGING FREEDOM and democracy to totalitarian Cuba will be no easy task. Two indispensable ingredients, though, must be courage on the part of the country’s dissidents and democrats, and international solidarity with them. Both were on display in Havana […]
02/23/2017 06:50 PM
Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners
Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners / 14ymedio, EFE 14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 22 February 2017 — The presentation of the Oswaldo Payá “Freedom and Life” Prize has led to a diplomatic conflict, after the Cuban government vetoed the entry into the country of three of the guests: OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Former Mexican […]
02/23/2017 06:44 PM
Cuba Refuses OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro Entry To The Island
Cuba Refuses OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro Entry To The Island / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2017 — The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has published a letter explaining why he can not attend the Oswaldo Payá “Freedom and Life” Award ceremony. In the letter, addressed to Rosa […]
02/22/2017 06:28 PM
OAS chief denied visa to visit Cuba
OAS chief denied visa to visit Cuba Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 10:38 AM WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Cuban authorities have denied a visa to the head of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, to travel to the communist-ruled island to receive a prize from a dissident organisation, he said Wednesday. Almagro had […]
02/22/2017 06:26 PM
Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry
Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry Cuba stoked tensions across Latin America on Tuesday by blocking a former Chilean minister and one of Mexico’s ex-presidents from traveling to the island to attend an award ceremony hosted by political dissidents. Chile said it was recalling its ambassador to Cuba for consultation and asking the […]
02/22/2017 06:15 PM
Countdown begins for Raúl Castro’s retirement next year
Countdown begins for Raúl Castro’s retirement next year BY MIMI WHITEFIELD AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRES mwhitefield@miamiherald.com A year from now — on February 24 — something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency. The coming year will be one of definitions in […]
02/20/2017 11:35 PM
Tampa cruises will add millions to Cuban economy
Tampa cruises will add millions to Cuban economy Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:12pm TAMPA — Major cruise lines will start sailing from Port Tampa Bay to Havana in the coming months, with possibly more than 40,000 passengers spread out over 22 voyages who could add more than $5 million to […]
02/19/2017 05:54 PM
Artists Supply is Short of Materials for Camaguey Salon
Artists Supply is Short of Materials for Camaguey Salon / 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto, Camaguey, 17 February 2017 – With a predominance of mixed techniques and recycled materials, Camaguey artists hide the shortage of raw materials in the City Salon show. The art show opened on 2 February and will run […]
02/17/2017 09:08 PM
Cuban Doctors and Nurses in Exchange for Angolan Oil
Cuban Doctors and Nurses in Exchange for Angolan Oil / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 14 February 2017 — In a memorable address on December 18, 2008 in Salvador de Bahía, Brazil, Raúl Castro referred to what we now know as Operation Carlota, saying, “We told the Angolan people we will only take with […]
02/17/2017 09:03 PM
The Student Who Did Not Want To ‘Ride With Fidel’
The Student Who Did Not Want To ‘Ride With Fidel’ / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Excobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 16 February 2017 — David Mauri Cardoso, a 24-year-old from Cienfuegos, dreamt of being lawyer but could not successfully pass a test of dishonesty. In appearance it was a test of Spanish, but what was being evaluated […]
02/17/2017 08:00 PM
Iran, Cuba Fortify Ties With 12 Cooperation Agreements
Iran, Cuba Fortify Ties With 12 Cooperation Agreements Vishakha Sonawane International Business TimesFebruary 17, 2017 Iran and Cuba signed 12 new cooperation agreements Thursday fortifying ties at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on Tehran and Havana have upset the two countries. The agreements have been made in areas such as agriculture, health, […]
02/17/2017 07:56 PM
In Cuba Most Small Businesses Are Still Illegal
In Cuba Most Small Businesses Are Still Illegal February 17, 2017 By Eileen Sosin Martinez HAVANA TIMES — Mairim Rodriguez* used to spend her days looking through Revolico and other ad websites, seeing “what jobs were out there on the market.” She quickly found out that there were lots of other people in the same […]
02/16/2017 10:19 PM
Cuba’s Social Control, A Highly Effective Weapon
Cuba’s Social Control, A Highly Effective Weapon February 15, 2017 By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban system is well thought out, that doesn’t mean to say that it is flawless though. It works; it holds itself up and manages to keep afloat in spite of shortages and its lack of success. How […]
02/14/2017 06:17 PM
Cuban Graffiti Artist Makes His Mark in Havana
Cuban Graffiti Artist Makes His Mark in Havana The whimsical designs of Cuban graffiti artist with the signature Yulier P. stand out for being different and for their sly sense of social criticism. Feb. 14, 2017, at 10:03 a.m. By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — The whimsical designs of the graffiti artist with […]
02/13/2017 08:43 PM
“Those Who Do Not Help the Victims of Castro-ism Are Complicit in the Oppression,” says Rocio Monasterio
“Those Who Do Not Help the Victims of Castro-ism Are Complicit in the Oppression,” says Rocio Monasterio / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 11 February 2017 – Rocio Monasterio, a Cuban living in Spain who became popular after starring in a televised debate at the end of November in which she confronted […]
02/10/2017 04:53 PM
The MUAD and Otro18 lament that the electoral process will not be held under the ‘Law promised by the Government’
The MUAD and #Otro18 lament that the electoral process will not be held under the ‘Law promised by the Government’ DDC | La Habana | 10 de Febrero de 2017 – 00:09 CET. The Democratic Action Unity Roundtable (MUAD) and the Civic Platform #Otro18 expressed their regret Wednesday that the electoral process initiated on the […]
02/08/2017 09:26 PM
Cuba health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA
Cuba health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Two dozen Cuban health professionals who deserted from medical missions abroad arrived in Miami Monday afternoon on a flight from Colombia. Those in the group are among professionals who were stranded in third countries following […]
02/08/2017 05:02 PM
The Cuban hustle – Doctors drive cabs and work abroad to make up for meager pay
The Cuban hustle: Doctors drive cabs and work abroad to make up for meager pay By ROB WATERS FEBRUARY 8, 2017 HAVANA — He knew as a child that he wanted to be a doctor, like his father. He went to medical school, became a general surgeon and ultimately a heart specialist. He practiced at […]
02/07/2017 02:10 PM
Cuban health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA
Cuban health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Two dozen Cuban health professionals who deserted from medical missions abroad arrived in Miami Monday afternoon on a flight from Colombia. The group is among professionals who were stranded in third countries following former President […]
02/06/2017 03:08 PM
Have you been to Cuba? CEOs discuss business and travel opportunities on the island
Have you been to Cuba? CEOs discuss business and travel opportunities on the island This week’s question: Have you ever been to Cuba? Do you plan to go? Why or why not? ========== No, I have not been to Cuba. Of all of the places I would like to visit, Cuba is not a priority […]
02/04/2017 10:09 PM
Brazen Cuban street artist El Sexto talks about his work, prison and activism
Brazen Cuban street artist El Sexto talks about his work, prison and activism BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Danilo Maldonado, the Cuban graffiti artist and human rights activist known as El Sexto, is the very antithesis of the communist “new man” the Castro revolution was supposed to create. Maldonado spent 55 days in prison after […]
02/04/2017 02:29 AM
Everyone in Cuba Wants to Learn English
Everyone in Cuba Wants to Learn English / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 3 February 2017 — It’s raining cats and dogs in Havana and the Weather Institute announces a moderate cold front on the west of the island. Like any weekend, after lunch people gather in front of the TV to watch a Spanish football […]
02/02/2017 07:57 PM
Rural Women – Between Furrow And Domestic Labors
Rural Women: Between Furrow And Domestic Labors / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Alquizar (Artemisa), 30 January 2017 –In Alquízar the red earth covers everything with a reddish layer. To Gladys Montero that crimson powder gets into the wrinkles of the face. “I come from the deep field,” she warns. In Cuba, 21% of […]
02/02/2017 07:50 PM
Statistics Reflect The Serious Crisis Of The Cuban Education System
Statistics Reflect The Serious Crisis Of The Cuban Education System / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 1 February 2017 – The rapid aging of the population, joined with the reduction in available resources and the decline in the quality of teaching, are three of the features with which the economist Carmelo Mesa-Lago has […]
02/02/2017 06:36 PM
Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market
Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market Less than 100 miles south of Key West sits a socialist country forbidden from doing business with the U.S. for 57 years. Now it’s on the brink of being opened to American entrepreneurs. Meet the ones hoping to cash in first. By David Whitford The Friday before […]
02/01/2017 08:52 PM
Coexistence Profiles Future Proposals For Cuban Education And Culture
Coexistence Profiles Future Proposals For Cuban Education And Culture / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 30 January 2017 — A pluralistic education, deeply democratic, with a privileged use of technology and communications together with a vision of culture open to universality: these were some of the proposals of the third meeting of the […]
01/30/2017 06:31 PM
Studying abroad in Cuba is about to get easier
Studying abroad in Cuba is about to get easier By Emily DeRuy The announcement that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba is good news for students who want to study on the island. After decades of restrictions and bureaucratic bickering, it will likely become much easier for American students to study abroad in […]
01/28/2017 05:39 PM
We are very afraid
We are very afraid / Cubanet, Augusto Cesar San Martin and Rudy Cabrera Cubanet, Augusto Cesar San Martin and Rudy Cabrera, Havana, 23 January 2017 – In 2014, Cuban doctor Nelson Cabrera Quinta, his wife and two teenage children were declared illegal occupants of his home located at No. 1705 – 200th Street in the […]
01/27/2017 05:09 PM
Cuba Water Hassles
Cuba Water Hassles By Barbara Gutierrez 01-18-2017 An interdisciplinary study at UM is looking at how Cubans on the island cope with water issues that result in health and hygiene concerns. When Evaristo lived in his native Cuba, hardly a day went by where he wasn’t dealing with water-related problems such as contaminated drinking water, […]
01/23/2017 03:22 PM
Granada, 1983, the Hidden Cuban Martyrology
Granada, 1983, the Hidden Cuban Martyrology / Somos+, Pedro Acosta Somos+, Pedro Acosta, 19 January 2017 — Thirty-three years later, I talked to more than 60 people under age 40 and with more than a 9th grade education; none of them knew exactly what I was talking about. I asked them: Do you know what […]
01/23/2017 03:19 PM
The Learned Illiterates of the Revolution
The Learned Illiterates of the Revolution / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 10 January 2017 — – I have often heard or read about the supposed Cuban “culture and education,” a fabulous academic record based on official Cuban statistics and, of course, the Cuban Revolution and its (literally) ashen leader. A few weeks […]
01/23/2017 02:19 PM
Finally, it’s easier for Cubans to plug in as Internet access grows
Finally, it’s easier for Cubans to plug in as Internet access grows THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA (AP) — Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba’s state-owned telecommunications company. The 55-year-old theater producer connected the device to his phone and his laptop computer, which instantly lit up with a service […]

 

Subscribe to CubaVerdad
Powered by groups.yahoo.com

Main Page