Cuban Musician Lucia Huergo Dies

May 1st became another terrible day for Cuban music. Juan Formell leader of Los Van Van, passed away one year ago and, on the same day this year, Lucia Huergo, one of the most notable figures of Cuban music, left the scene forever.

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Remembering Gunter Grass in Cuba

It is as though Aries came along with its fire to take two literary greats from us. In the early morning of Monday, we heard of the passing of Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano and, in the afternoon, at the other end of the world, of the death of German novelist Gunter Grass.

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Shows Dealing with Curious News

What happened in Santiago de Cuba some days ago is worthy of an episode of Puerto Rican host Maria Celeste’s sensationalist show Al Rojo Vivo (“Red Hot”). Let’s discuss the issue of these types of programs.

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Cuba’s Civil Society Forum is a Joke

When they announced on TV that a Cuban Civil Society Forum was being held in Havana and that panel discussions would take place at Casa de las Americas and Casa del ALBA, I couldn’t help but laugh.

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A Documentary on Cuban Legend Omara Portuondo

The documentary “Omara: Cuba” premiered on Cuban television some days ago. The film documents the 70-year artistic career of the “queen of feeling” or Buena Vista Social Club Diva, as the renowned singer Omara Portuondo is known.

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Eastern Cuba’s “Pru”: A Unique Beverage

To a foreigner who pays Cuba’s east-laying provinces a visit, the word “pru” means absolutely nothing – but only until a hospitable local offers them a glass of this unique fermented beverage which has become part of the island’s traditions.

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Fatima, a Cuban Film

“Fatima or el Parque de la Fraternidad” does not aim to be a daring film. It merely tells a story, a personal drama. It won’t be one of the unforgettables of Cuban cinema but it’s worth seeing.

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