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Carlos Lazo and his son, who joined him on his most recent trip to Havana with his north-american students. Photo: Otmaro Rodríguez.

Teacher Lazo

Carlos Lazo, a Cuban teacher from Seattle, has gone viral in some social media after having published a video in which he sings with his young U.S. students the song “Cuba Isla Bella,” by the Cuban hip hop trio Orishas. … Continued

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North-american students in Havana. Photo: Courtesy of students and teachers

Beyond borders. Welcome to an unexpected Exchange: U.S students in Cuba

In 1999, another Cuban colleague and I were talking with a U.S. professor in Amherst, Massachusetts. I had been invited to Johns Hopkins University; my colleague was a poet and literary critic who at that time was enjoying a research … Continued

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Photo: Kaloian

Proposals for the new Constitution

The draft that will serve as the foundation for the approval of a new Cuban Constitution reaffirms the socialist character of the political, economic and social system in the country and the “governing role” of the Communist Party of Cuba … Continued

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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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