By Yenisel Rodriguez Perez HAVANA TIMES – After countless meetings with Angolan students studying Medicine in my neighborhood, I have
International funding and cooperation end up being a handicap for the Cuban dissidence movement, conditioning many members to end up becoming exiles.
The impossibility of going shopping for a day in Cuba without hostility is one of the biggest achievements of “real socialism”.
After four days without electricity, hundreds of residents from the Santos Suarez neighborhood took to the street in protest on Thursday. Government representatives were unsuccessful in their attempts to silence the protest, giving excuses to over 500 people.
Look at the nutritional information on any Ciego Montero soft drink and look for the percentage that its sugar content represents in a 2000 calorie diet. I’ll give you a heads up: this information doesn’t exist.
One of the major contradictions caught sight of in Cuba’s self-employment and small business liberalization process is the marked absence of a wholesale market that can sustain the activities of these two sectors.
It looks as though definitive steps will finally be taken to make Internet services widely accessible in Cuba. Much pressure has built up around this issue, so we can imagine a heated dispute between different power groups on the island behind the scenes.
The efficient management of Cuba’s pedestrian boulevards is today an essential component of the government’s assessment of provincial governments, yet another in the long list of bureaucratic fetishes that aim to convey the sense of a thriving civil society in the country.
Cuba’s official media offered scant coverage of Argentina’s recent electoral process. In Machiavellian fashion, they postponed announcing the victory of the right (predicted since well before) until the very end, unwilling to share the news.
Many of the films screened at the recently concluded Havana Film Festival had subtitle issues. Situations like these heighten the sense we have had for years, that these venues of Cuba’s most important film festival, and society in general, are in frank decline.