Cuban Professors Reject Statements Calling for Purge at Universities

“I refuse to allow the universal right to education, work and our protection against any form of discrimination to continuously be violated in Cuba’s universities when people are being expelled from these for political reasons…” reads the open letter written up by Cuban university professors and students, rejecting recent statements made by the Vice-Minister of Higher Education.

Thirty-five Years of the El Mejunje Club in Santa Clara

It’s hard to talk about Santa Clara without mentioning “El Mejunje” social club. It’s an example of social integration and cultural events for this city and for Cuba, where people of all ages come to enjoy themselves. Havana Times sat down with its founder Ramon Silverio to talk about the center now that it is about to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

Internet Access Breakthrough in Cuba

On August 14th 2018, I received news in one of the chat groups I’m in that we would have free internet until 8 PM. Suddenly, joy filled the streets and it was quite an event. I called up all my friends to tell them to take advantage of the situation.

Cubans Have Their Say about Same-Sex Marriage

Cuba, and its new constitution which will most likely be approved in the coming months. We are living a historic moment, there’s no doubt about it. Even though many people think it’s more of the same old, I do believe we should take a good look at some of the changes that we will soon see in all of Cuban society from now on.

Mariela Castro’s Game of Appearances

In the coming days the government will once again show the world how happy those of us who live under their nonsensical laws are, during the 18th National Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, to be hosted this year in the western province of Pinar del Rio.

Childhood Joy in Cuba Is at Risk

She moves her hips to the rhythm of the music. They sing along and clap. She laughs and shakes her body even more, making her miniskirt dance like a flower that moves about it the wind. The song ends and everyone shouts Bravo!, because “it’s funny” to see her dance like this, with her lips painted red and a bun up high on her head, just like the one her mother has. The exotic dancer is only three years old.

“Either We Lift Up the Net Together or We Live Under It”

Today we bring you an interview with Moises Leonardo Rodriguez, a founder of the Corriente Martiana human rights group. “We want people to recognize their rights and to also learn how they can communicate violations of their human rights to the UN in due form.”

Cubans with a Memory!

Government media, especially Cuban TV, doesn’t stop mentioning the attempts perpetrated by US governments against our country ever since the “Revolution” triumphed in 1959. But they conveniently forget how many Cubans were and are beaten up by government forces?