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Billboard: Cubadisco on front line

With music, that’s how we’re starting this week. With the best of Cuban records in Cubadisco, which now comes accompanied by Primera Línea. Many concerts, presentations, lectures, workshops, showcases, and more so you can keep abreast of the island’s music … Continued

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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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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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Tourists in Old Havana. Photo: Otmaro Rodríguez.

Cuba lowers tourism forecast for 2018

Cuba lowered to 4,750,000 its forecast for international visitors in 2018, “a figure below what had been planned” initially, according to Manuel Marrero, the island’s minister of tourism, in a meeting with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. At the meeting, held … Continued

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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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Billboard: Power to women in Zenit Tattoo

This week we start off OnCuba’s Billboard with the Zenit Tattoo Studio. PIN-UP GIRL is the initiative of designer Yudit Vargas in order to make visible from another aspect women’s empowerment, with tattoos, free and capable of doing everything. This … Continued

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His Excellency Mr. Bader Abdullah Al Matrooshi, ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Cuba. Photo: Otmaro Rodríguez.

Cuba and United Arab Emirates: a road of friendship

Although geographically and culturally far away, Cuba and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been building close relations in recent years. This nation on the Persian Gulf has a high socioeconomic level, in principle boosted by its gas and oil … Continued

Por en Economy and Business

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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El Biky Restaurant. Photo: Alain Gutiérrez.

Beyond the 50 chairs

At the beginning 12 chairs were allowed in what according to popular saying was called a “paladar,” taking the name from a restaurant in a famous Brazilian soap opera everyone watched on TV in Cuba and turning it into a … 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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