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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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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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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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Billboard: City Sounds

We start this week with the sounds of Havana. We will cover you with this city’s sounds, with its nights. It’s really tempting the offer for Fridays in the Iberostar Hotel Parque Central, so you can’t scape from it. If … 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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Photo by Claudio Pelaez Sordo

Governance in Cuba and the new president (I)

Next April 19, if what was announced by President Raúl Castro is confirmed – to not continue holding the topmost post on the island -, Cuba will have a new head of State. This will give rise to several analyses … Continued

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Photo courtesy of Havana Club

Tributo 2018, Cuba’s First Rum with a Marked Smoked Feature

  In the context of the 2018 Habanos Festival, Havana Club International S.A. will present Tributo 2018, the most recent rum of that company’s Iconic Collection. Barely some 2,500 bottles, each one numbered as pieces of a limited and exclusive … Continued

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