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Díaz-Canel: We are not renouncing communism

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel affirmed that the elimination of the term “communism” in the draft new constitution of the country is not a “renouncement” since it is implicit in socialism, in what was his first televised interview since he assumed … Continued

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Photo: Kaloian

The local is immense. Constitutional proposal on the municipality

Municipalization is a very old ghost, which today is again touring the world. The Roman republic conceived the municipality as a replica toward the local of its institutionalization. The scale also had to replicate the republican cultural world. When the … Continued

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Photo: Pxhere

My parents of the others

I thought – and at some time said – that the story about Cuba’s migration drama was an exaggeration. That it wasn’t such a big thing if persons were leaving because they wanted to and that, also out of their … Continued

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John Dean, who was White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon, during the Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing. For months now, the presidency’s scandals are bringing echoes of Watergate, the scandal that brought down Nixon’s presidency. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP.

Echoes of Watergate

The White House is boiling with conspiracies and treasons while the collaborators are seeking the anonymous leaker. The president feels besieged by his executioners – Bob Woodward especially drives him crazy -, is increasing his own version of a black … Continued

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Transmission booth from the first decades of Cuban radio. Photo: Eric Caraballoso Díaz’ archive.

Cuban radio, also from a basement

Minimized and loved, followed by millions and vilified by those who prefer to contemplate the world from an ivory tower, radio is celebrating 96 years since of its first regular broadcasts in Cuba. It’s easy to say, but it is … Continued

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Photo: Marita Pérez Díaz

Díaz-Canel to meet with U.S. agriculture representatives

Cuban President Miguel Díaz Canel would be interested in meeting with U.S. agriculture representatives late this month, according to a press release issued by the  bipartisan U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC). The meeting could take place later this month … Continued

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Photo: Kaloian.

Equal in what? The Magna Carta, racism and non-discrimination

The Draft of the new Constitution, being debated now in Cuba on a popular level, expands the legal formulation of the principle of equality. This is a reality of great importance. The 1976 text banned discrimination for reasons of race, … Continued

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Foto: Josef Koudelka.

Josef Koudelka: photos, tanks, Prague, 1968

Fifty years have gone by but the powerful images taken by photographer Josef Koudelka of the invasion of Czechoslovakia headed by the Soviets still resound among the Czechs and other parts of the world and have even been admired in … Continued

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The Sans Souci and the artists

In the mid-1950s Tropicana Cabaret was big, but the Sans Souci was at the height of its takeoff, competing with the cabaret in Marianao in splendor and cosmopolitanism. It was going through a process of changes and remodeling that had … Continued

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Photo: Courtesy of Bar Pazillo.

A Different PaZillo

The hamburger and tapas bar, PaZillo, is the only private site in vogue in Havana where you can enjoy a varied live music program. Around these days, when it is celebrating its first anniversary, it already classifies as a space … Continued

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