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ALOCUBANO: The Cuba My Eyes See

I’ve been posting photos on Facebook since 2010. The idea of opening an album in my profile and that it be called Alocubano appeared when I started having photos I liked and that weren’t the usual ones – with friends, … Continued

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Cuban Long Jump´s athlete Juan Miguel Echevarría (center) after winning the World Championship in Birmingham, England. Next to him: southafrican Luvo Manyonga (left), silver medal, and north-american Marquis Dendy (right), bronze. Photo: ESPN.

Juan Miguel Echevarría’s Long Jumps

In the early morning hours of September 28, 2000, in La Guernica, a “trouble-making barrio” in the north zone of the city of Camagüey, a few fanatics were awake, cursing the luck of a hairy Australian. Jay Taurima, an electric … 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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Antonio Llaca. Photo: Julie Hahn.

Antonio Llaca: Cuban music to move his life

Antonio Llaca was born in Havana in 1984. At the age of 12 his parents took him to Venezuela for work reasons. Leaving the island was not easy. Leaving behind his friends and the rest of the family was the … 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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In the background, the U.S. embassy in Havana. Photo: Alejandro Ernesto / EFE.

Scientists question “attacks” on U.S. diplomats

Ten scientists questioned this Tuesday the results of a report published in March in which it was affirmed that the personnel of the U.S. embassy in Havana had suffered damages similar to a concussion as a consequence of some mysterious … Continued

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Billboard: Summer in Acosta style

Enjoy the summer with dance! It doesn’t really matter if it is you dancing or another because the best thing about dance is just to have a good time. So if you agree with us and you like contemporary dance … Continued

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Photo: Claudio Pelaez Sordo.

ETECSA starts pilot test for internet on cell phones

This Tuesday morning, users from different Cuban cities started reporting availability of internet on their cell phones. Diverse unofficial sources reported that ETECSA had started a pilot test of the Mobile Internet service. It will be free of charge for … Continued

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