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Cuban President Raúl Castro speaking with his first vice president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, during a session of the National Assembly in Havana in December 2017. Photo: Irene Pérez / Cubadebate via AP.

United States, absent from the changing Cuba

Less than a month is left for Cuba to have a new president. In terms of international policy, the entire world has been sensitive to this moment of change and has procured to accompany the process. This is not the … Continued

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Enma González, this Cuban American who has emerged as one of the natural leaders of the youth movement that is struggling for the control of weapons.

With a flag that looks proudly upon her

The March for Our Lives has just ended in Washington DC. It was not the only one in the entire Union. Perhaps this is the end of a before and the start of an afterwards. Few times in history, perhaps … Continued

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View of the crosswalk being built and which collapsed over a Miami highway. Photo: Pedro Portal / Miami Herald via AP.

Collapsed bridge: seconds between life and death

  They had just had lunch and were on their way to a travel agency to pick up their tickets for their annual trip to Cuba. Osvaldo González and Alberto Arias, friends and partners, on Thursday last week ended up … Continued

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The daiquiri is one of Cuba’s most famous cocktails. Photo: Alejandro Ernesto / EFE.

The real cradle of the daiquiri

  It is usually thought that the coveted daiquiri, one of Cuba’s emblematic cocktails, was born at El Floridita, Havana’s most famous bar. Its paternity has been attributed, indistinctively, to the well-known bartender Maragato (Emilio González) or to his famous … Continued

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Voting at an electoral college in Havana. Photo: Alejandro Ernesto / EFE.

Cuba’s elections in numbers

The official results of the elections in Cuba are already known. According to data published on Monday the 19th, during the election day of March 11 a total of 85.65 percent of the registered voters on the island cast their … Continued

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Yoelvis Gattorno in Cuba with his wife Yarisleidi, who last March 2 died giving birth in Miami. Gattorno, who lives in Cuba, is claiming the return of his newborn girl. Photo: Yoelvis Gattorno’s Facebook.

Father claims return of newborn girl in Miami

A Cuban who affirms being the father of a newborn, whose mother died during childbirth in a Miami hospital last March 2, is claiming the custody of the baby that a cousin of the deceased in the U.S. city is … Continued

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Photo by Ramón Espinosa / AP.

The Assembly of leaders

The general electoral process has had a culminating point in Cuba with the March 11 elections. The final objective will be to constitute the Provincial Assemblies of People’s Power and their Administrative Councils and the National Assembly with its Council … Continued

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Photo by Kaloian

The red numbers of suicide in Cuba

Every day in Cuba four people end their lives by committing suicide, according to Cuban official records. In 2016 the number of death due to this cause was 1429, according to the National Office of Statistics and Information of Cuba (ONEI, … Continued

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About Almendrones and Men

Osmel Sánchez, covered in grease, thin but sinewy, explains that the almendrones require care, investing in them once in a while. He himself only takes fares to José Martí International Airport when someone is going to travel and prefers paying … Continued

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Photo by Claudio Pelaez Sordo

Governance in Cuba and the new president (II and end)

In the first part of this text I presented a brief outlook of the history of Cuban governance in the Constitutions of 1901 and 1940, and also a short outline of the discussion between the parliamentary and the presidential systems. … Continued

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