The New Cuba Says: Kill, God forgives

A small businessman had this sign up on his stand, located on Havana’s Infanta Street. A threatening portrayal of the new Cuban race, a fearful fragment of theology, which inverts St. Augustine de Hippo’s philosopy of “Love and do what you will.”

Havana to Rock with the Stones on Good Friday

The Rolling Stones are coming. They will play on the night of a holiday, Good Friday. The Cuban State declared this day a holiday four years ago, as a show of respect towards members of the Catholic Church.

Is Cuba’s Phone Company Celebrating a Pre-Revolutionary Holiday?

Cuba’s State telecommunications monopoly (ETECSA) has accustomed those of us who use its mobile phone services to expect promotional offers where any purchase of credit over 20 CUC is doubled near socially significant dates, such as Mother’s Day, Saint Valentine’s and Christmas.

Should Potatoes in Cuba be Rationed Once Again?

I try to avoid and evade the lines of people waiting to buy potatoes. The tuber arrives this time of year, during Lent, accompanied by people’s undying potential for standing in line and starting fights with one another, in defiance of all remotely Christian feelings.

Who Owns Cuba’s Habana Libre Hotel?

The recent publication of a photo were Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart and Paris Hilton appear together prompted speculation about the return of the Hilton hotel chain to Cuba in the near future. Let’s look at the issue.

My Take on Assisted Suicide

We tend to surround death with silence, imagining that life is everything, the absolute value, and that its periphery simply does not exist or constitutes a disagreeable or uncomfortable impediment…

The White Males of Cuba’s New Bills

Last year, my friend, filmmaker Yaima Pardo, brought to my attention how Cuban bills only showed men of war, and how the only black person that appeared on our bills (the 5 peso note) was General Antonio Maceo.