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Jorge Peña, known in the world of Cuban electronic music as GreenCh. Photo: Courtesy of the interviewee.

GreenCh: electronic music Made in Cuba

  For Jorge Peña, known in the world of Cuban electronic music as GreenCh, the musical point of view he defends is not the simple activity of mixing beats and tracks in a room full of young people dancing nonstop. … Continued

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Billboard: You are so theatrical!

Roll the curtains. Let the show begins. The 17th edition of the Havana Theater Festival is here. Cuban and foreign participants arrive to the capital to go on the stage. Theater, Society and Resistance are the mojos. No need for … Continued

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More than 1,200 young Cubans spent six weeks at the Harvard Summer School for Cuban Teachers and two weeks visiting iconic sites in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

The Harvard Cubans

In the summer of 1900, five warships –the McClellan, the McPherson, the Crook, the Sedgwick, and the Burnside– carried unusual “cargo” from Cuba to Massachusetts. At the beginning of July, over 1,200 Cuban teachers from across the island arrived in … Continued

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The imaginary border line between the United States and Latin America. Photo: Irina Dambrauskas.

U.S.: record of immigrants in 2016

  The United States’ immigrant population, including the legal residents and undocumented, reached a record 43.7 million in 2016, according to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). This represents an increase of half a million since 2015; … Continued

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Embassy of the United States in Bogotá.

Cubans must process from Colombia their immigrant visa to the U.S.

  Cubans who want to apply for an immigrant visa to the United States must do so in the embassy of that country in Bogotá, after Washington drastically reduced its legation in Havana because of the “attacks” suffered by its … Continued

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Photo by Yander Zamora

Cuba: the embargo costs tourism more than 1.7 million dollars

The U.S. economic embargo cost Cuban tourism more than 1.7 billion dollars between April 2016 and June 2017. According to a report published in the state-run press, tourism is the sector most affected in this period because of the financial … Continued

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In the background, the U.S. embassy in Havana. Photo: Alejandro Ernesto / EFE.

Tension between Cuba and the U.S. viewed from the two shores

  The news of recent weeks about the progressive tension in bilateral relations between Cuba and the United States have led to many sectors’ rejection on both sides of the Straits of Florida. James Williams, President of the Engage Cuba Coalition … Continued

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Billboard: Cuban party

We’re always partying in Cuba, but this one in particular is a special one. We will have to travel to the western part of the Island, but it will worth it, for sure. This is how the week begins: Fiesta … Continued

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Ludi Teatro.PhotoLa Jiribilla.

U.S.: Cuban theater company function canceled for lack of visa

The Cuban Ludi Teatro Company will not attend Chicago’s first international Latino theater festival due to difficulties imposed by the Donald Trump administration to grant visas to Cuban actors, the organizers announced this Wednesday. In a press release, the executive … Continued

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U.S. embassy in Cuba. Photo: Alejandro Ernesto / EFE.

Cuban Family Reunification Program will be maintained

The United States will maintain the family reunification program for Cubans, although details have not been given regarding the process after the reduction of 60 percent of the personnel of its embassy in Havana. According to the Cuban foreign minister, … Continued

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