Yesterday Cubans woke up to a new message. Cubacel, the sole telephone company on the island, announced to its customers that the costs of certain phone services would be reduced. Calling by cellphone now costs about 20% less than before.
Many people are wondering what the real situation is in the city of Santiago de Cuba a month after it being hammered by Hurricane Sandy. As is logical, the official reports speak only of “major steps forward” in the restoration and recovery of this eastern Cuban city.
Music is the art, theory and technique of combining sound with melody and harmony. Pedagogy is the discipline of educating and teaching. The person I interviewed, Adriana Asseff, has succeeded in merging these two pursuits.
I began to write my first plays on the eve of the Special Period and wrote many in the middle of those years that were so difficult for Cubans, as we faced so many hardships and vicissitudes. I wanted to narrate all those events, rid myself of that feeling of impotence…
Isel Calzadilla Acosta is a woman, a mother, a professional and a lesbian. One day, full of expectations, she thought about creating a project that would bring together a group of people similar to herself – though always respecting diversity.
Today I am going to interview an amazing person, Nadia Lozada Jerez, writer and storyteller, who works in the Provincial Book Center of Santiago de Cuba, but is known among her friends and acquaintances as a scholar and practitioner of various mystical and religious currents.
Everything seems to be ready to welcome the Pope, who will visit Cuba from March 26 to 28. President Raul Castro announced that the Caribbean island “will receive Pope Benedict XVI with affection and respect,” in this way reflecting the attitude of approval and welcome to the reception of His Holiness. (16 photos)
I went to the fair to buy a few of the books promised in the promotional materials that were circulated by e-mail to all offices in Santiago de Cuba. In those synopses, the selection looked quite attractive. (18 photos)