The debate took place a few days ago on a television program, and although it was brief, it reveals the dissatisfactions that exist among specialists regarding the performance of Cuban baseball players in the international events of recent years.
Filmmaker Jenny Murray has taken on the task of telling the story of the Nicaraguan revolution from the point of view of militant Sandinista women. Unfortunately, her film becomes lost in the labyrinth of the country’s mythology.
Cirle Tatis Arzuza (a Colombian YouTuber, anti-racism activist and advocate for Africa’s cultural heritage) experienced “unpleasant events” in Cuba because she looked Cuban. Let's look at why.
Cuba’s non-agricultural cooperatives will continue to be an “experiment”. This was the announcement that came from Yovana Vega Matos, Assistant Director of the Finetuning Department belonging to the Committee of Implementing the Communist Party Guidelines.
Today is the Global Climate Strike, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. As people took to the streets in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, we host a roundtable discussion with youth activists organizing marches in the United States — in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis — ahead of next week’s U.N. Climate Action Summit.
Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy has given over 35 concerts in the United States, Canada and Central America since he was forced to seek exile in Costa Rica over a year ago. It’s his second period in exile, as once again he found himself needing to leave his country due to the brutal repression of another dictatorship.
In widely shared public testimony that has been live-streamed to tens of thousands of people, survivors and members of Jammeh’s death squad who killed migrants, journalists and civilians during the president’s reign are telling their stories for the world to hear. One such survivor is Fatou “Toufah” Jallow, who says the former president raped her in 2015.
Pancho, as he’s still known, was one of the members of the music group “Pancasan”, author of popular songs of the day such as “La Hora Cero” [Zero Hour], “Apuntes del Tio Sam” [Notes on Uncle Sam], and “Maria Rural”. Forty years later, he’s gone back to writing and composing, in the face of the clamor of a new generation that seeks the end of another dictatorship.
Dr. Maria Werlau is a meticulous researcher of the crimes committed by Latin American dictatorships. Cuba, her bleeding Homeland, is at the heart of her concern for 67 consecutive years of dictatorships, first Fulgencio Batista, followed by Fidel Castro and those who continued in his footsteps.
The garage is filled with refugees. They are seated in plastic chairs arranged in rows, as though ready for prayers, or mass. But the people - mostly women with children – aren’t listening to the voice of a pastor. Far from it. They are waiting to be called by a medical doctor in street garb, sporting blue latex gloves and a stethoscope...
Yep, reggaeton has made it: it’s impossible to go a day without hearing it, without knowing what it is, without dancing to the beat of its songs. Reggaeton is marking an era. Maybe it is an era, in itself. In spite of efforts to contain it, the music genre, its expressions, connect with people, get in your head and spread.