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Are Cuba’s Economic Reforms For Real?

Are Cuba’s Economic Reforms For Real?
Cuba has started making concessions to capitalism, but not out of necessity.
Rob Montz | December 9, 2014

Over the summer, the proletariat paradise dispatched a fleet of
state-trained doctors to West Africa to care for Ebola patients as part
of its long-standing “global medical diplomacy” division. Regime
officials framed the work as a… Continue reading

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation
December 2, 2014
Dariela Aquique*

HAVANA TIMES — In its efforts to “refashion” economic and political
concepts and practices on the basis of the Party’s Economic Guidelines,
the Cuban State has declared that these weren’t valid at other points in
history because of the impact the globalized world, characterized by a… Continue reading

4 Foreigners jailed in Cuba for sexual abuse of children

4 Foreigners jailed in Cuba for sexual abuse of children
Published November 18, 2014 EFE

Four foreign citizens – a Canadian, an Indian and two Italians – have
been sentenced to prison in Cuba for the sexual abuse of children, while
another two are awaiting trial for similar offenses, an official report
released Tuesday said.

Specifically, a Canadian has been… Continue reading

Cuba arrests six foreigners for corruption of minors

Cuba arrests six foreigners for corruption of minors
Nov 19,2014

HAVANA, Nov.18 (Xinhua) — Four foreign citizens are jailed in Cuba for
corruption of minors, while other two are awaiting for trial, the Cuban
Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, citing a report.

A Canadian citizen is sentenced to 13 years in prison, an Indian gets
three decades for the same… Continue reading

Cuba and the World’s Oldest Business

Cuba and the World’s Oldest Business
October 20, 2014
Warhol P

HAVANA TIMES — On Sunday, October 12, I was invited to the birthday
party of a close friend. A cousin of his had offered her apartment for
the party. The apartment is close to Old Havana’s well-known Parque de
la Fraternidad.

The owner has been legally renting out the… Continue reading

Exported to Venezuela, miserable Cuban doctors clamor to get into U.S.

Exported to Venezuela, miserable Cuban doctors clamor to get into U.S.
By CHRIS KRAUL

– At the current rate, more than 1,500 Cuban healthcare workers will be
admitted to the U.S. this year
– Cuba keeps 10,000 healthcare providers in Venezuela in part to pay for oil
– One Cuban doctor in Venezuela describes workload as ‘crushing’

Worsening conditions in… Continue reading

Poor working conditions in Venezuela sending Cuban doctors to U.S.

Poor working conditions in Venezuela sending Cuban doctors to U.S.
By CHRIS KRAUL

At the current rate, more than 1,500 Cuban healthcare workers will be
admitted to the U.S. this year
Cuba keeps 10,000 healthcare providers in Venezuela in part to pay for oil
One Cuban doctor in Venezuela describes workload as ‘crushing’
Worsening conditions in Venezuela are causing increasing… Continue reading

Alan Gross: Trapped in a Cold War Tale

Alan Gross: Trapped in a Cold War Tale / Ivan Garcia
Posted on August 15, 2014

In the Zamora neighbourhood, next to the Carlos J. Finlay military
hospital, in the Marianao Council area, in Eastern Havana, many of the
neighbours don’t know anything about the background of Allan Gross, the
US contractor, who is stuck there.

It’s a poor district,… 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 Moncada and Carlos Manuel de… Continue reading

Rubio Says Cuban Intelligence Capability in U.S. ‘Grossly Underestimated’

Rubio Says Cuban Intelligence Capability in U.S. ‘Grossly Underestimated’
Alex Rogers @arogDC July 8, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that the Cuban intelligence
presence in Washington and the United States is “grossly underestimated.”

“I think Cuban intelligence is much more active in this country than
people believe,” Rubio said in response to questions about New Jersey
Democratic Sen.… Continue reading

Sen. Robert Menendez seeks probe of alleged Cuban plot to smear him

Sen. Robert Menendez seeks probe of alleged Cuban plot to smear him
By Carol D. Leonnig and Manuel Roig-Franzia July 7 at 8:32 PM

Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with underage prostitutes, according to… 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 demand for bas, restaurants and… Continue reading

Women in Battle Dress

Women in Battle Dress / Juan Antonio Madrazo Luna
Posted on June 10, 2014

HAVANA, Cuba – Lolita, Alejandra, Samantha, Paloma, and África María are
drag queens who stamp their feet on every Havana street corner during
the night, while the city sleeps. Some with warrior faces and others as
shy princesses patrol the streets and avenues of a broken… Continue reading

El pedófilo que vivió en Cuba

Publicado el lunes, 06.09.14

El pedófilo que vivió en Cuba
ALEJANDROARMENGOL

El ex cantante de pop británico Gary Glitter ha sido acusado formalmente de ocho delitos sexuales contra dos niñas de entre 12 y 14 años cometidos entre 1977 y 1980, anunció la fiscalía británica. Los periódicos y las agencias cablegráfica han corrido a dar la noticia. Pero lo que… Continue reading

Cuba and the Perversion of Language

Cuba and the Perversion of Language
June 6, 2014
The Cuban government continues to rely on defamation and personal attacks.
Alejandro Armengol*

HAVANA TIMES — The campaign against dissidents, the peaceful opposition and civil society activists that the Cuban press has maintained for decades illustrates the ideological decadence of a dying regime.

The means employed are not novel: insult and… 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 title
— while the wretched… Continue reading

El excantante de rock pedófilo y la pornografía infantil en Cuba

Pedofilia, Jineteras, Prostitución

El excantante de rock pedófilo y la pornografía infantil en Cuba
Gary Glitter, que acaba de ser encausado en Londres, fue arrestado en
1977 cuando regresaba de Cuba y las autoridades británicas querían saber
qué hacia viajando con tanta frecuencia a la Isla
Redacción CE, Madrid | 06/06/2014 1:22 pm

El excantante de pop británico Gary Glitter… 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 wretched majority of humans
remain… Continue reading

Where to Have Sex in Havana?

Where to Have Sex in Havana? / Camilo Ernesto Olivera Peidro
Posted on June 1, 2014

Havana, Cuba. It happened in the Motel on 11th and 24th streets, near
the iron bridge connecting Vedado and Miramar. In a room rented for two
hours, the unpleasant whisper was heard: “Mami, you have a wonderful
stench!” It was the 1980’s, Cuba was… Continue reading

Prostitution – Made in Cuba?

Prostitution: Made in Cuba? / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on May 15, 2014

The news spread through the international media, except for Cubans, of
course, because it pertained to the “secret,” a word that in the last
days, after the congress of journalists, has been fashionable. To top it
off, they were the same political leaders who tried to blame the… Continue reading

One Night – A Critical View of Cuban Social Reality

One Night: A Critical View of Cuban Social Reality / Dimas Castellano
Posted on April 26, 2014

Una Noche (One Night) is the film which best reflects why it is that
young people leave Cuba. That’s how a female friend of mine, who is a
lover of the seventh art, laconically replied to my question, after
visiting the film exhibition… Continue reading

Hooking and Similar Trades

Cuba: Hooking and Similar Trades
March 24, 2014

HAVANA TIMES — No one calls them jineteras, not even prostitutes. To
their customers and those who disapprove of them, to all of us who know
what they do for a living (even police officers), those ragged women one
sees soliciting at the side of the road are quite simply chupachupas
(“lollypops”).… Continue reading

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