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Tourists in vintage American convertibles in Havana. Photo: Desmond Boylan / AP.

New regulations for private sector: more no’s than yes’s

A few days before the year of hibernation of self-employment in Cuba was up, the new regulatory framework finally saw the light. The very name with which this reorganization was baptized, “improvement process,” gave the idea that, when that day … Continued

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Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez easily won the 14th Congressional District of New York. Photo: jewishjournal.com

Alexandria

On June 26 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primaries for the 14th District of New York. She did it with a radical program, considering the political-cultural circumstances in in the United States, where the word “socialist” is usually likened to … Continued

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David Soul y Pedro Pino con el Chrysler New Yorker de Hemingway, en diciembre de 2012;. Foto: Christopher P. Baker.

(Not) A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway was a hazard on Cuba’s roads. “It was noon and I was cold sober,” he once wrote to his editor, Maxwell Perkins, admitting: “Fourth bad smash in a year.” No wonder, with all that alcohol swilling around in … Continued

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Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular. Foto: Juvenal Balán.

Cuban parliament to meet on July 18

The Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power convened its first regular period of sessions of the year for July 18 to 21, when it will review the Draft of the reform of the Constitution and it is also expected to … Continued

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Foto: Jorge Luis Borges.

Brief Tour of Havana

In Havana solutions have been sought so that the oldest things continue functioning. From beautiful patrimonial constructions to cars from the 1950s imported from the United States. It is, as many opine: a city that has stopped in time and, … Continued

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Photo by Alejandro Ernesto / EFE

All victims have been identified

The Institute of Forensic Medicine reported that the victims that remained from among those who died in the plane crash of last May 18 had been identified. A bit over a week after the accident, a stage of mourning has … Continued

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Dozens of persons attend a mass held on Tuesday May 22, 2018 in the city of Holguín’s Cathedral to pay homage to the persons who died in last Friday’s plane crash in Havana. Photo: Alejandro Ernesto / EFE.

Bishop of Holguín: Love and sorrow unites us

A modest bunch of flowers cut from a garden and a lit candle were her offering to Our Lady of Charity. Kneeling at her feet and with her eyes full of tears, she asked for the eternal rest of the … Continued

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Relatives of the victims in the Hotel Tulipán. The remains of 58 victims have been identified until Wednesday 23. Photo: EFE.

The relatives of the victims wait

On Monday May 21 I went to the Hotel Tulipán in Havana to visit the parents of a friend, almost a brother, who died in the May 18 plane crash. For whom are you coming? I was asked at the … Continued

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Emiley Sánchez La O, one of the two survivors, passed away. Photo: Cubadebate.

Emiley Sánchez, a survivor of the plane crash, dies

One of the two survivors of the flight that crashed a week ago in Havana, Cuban Emiley Sánchez, 40 years old, died in the early morning hours of Friday May 25, raising the number of victims of the disaster to … Continued

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From May 8 to 20 some 400 Cuban artists performed for almost a month in the Washington DC Kennedy Center in the Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World Festival.

Díaz-Canel doesn’t believe U.S. hostility will go on forever

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel doesn’t believe the U.S. government’s current position toward Cuba will go on forever, and said that there are still “points of contact” and the “will” to continue advancing in relations based on respect and equality. Díaz-Canel … Continued

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