Osmel Ramirez Alvarez

Cuba: Migration Crisis Enters New Critical Phase

Another unfortunate chapter in Cuba’s migration crisis is unfolding in southern Mexico, in the city of Tapachula, Chiapas. And, it is receiving quite a bit of media coverage too. With letters of safe passage being suspended a few days ago (permits that allowed free passage for a month in this country), approximately 5,000 Cuban migrants have accumulated on Mexican soil.

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Our Leaders in Cuba: Politicians or Alchemists?

To try and make the new president Miguel Diaz Canel “popular”, they have even planned several trips to the provinces, with contacts with the locals and TV cameras focused on him, giving his duties a great deal of coverage, as a president who takes action with new energy. They are selling us an image, that’s it.

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Santiago de Cuba’s Cemetery Looks Like Another Country

I had already visited Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the ‘90s. Its grandeur has impressed me ever since then, in spite of the neglect it suffers. Magnificent tombs of heroes and the bourgeoisie were still remarkable even though they contrasted greatly with its poor surrounding areas and humble graves nearby, the “common” graves. We buried my grandfather in one of the latter. (29 photos)

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The State of Housing in Cuba

Cuba’s housing situation and infrastructure on the whole are in a critical condition. This country is almost entirely falling apart. Of course, this is the result of many factors, but they all directly or indirectly relate to the country’s economic, political and social system which has proven to be dysfunctional.

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Cuba and the Importance of a Freedom Enabling Environment

Religious opposition of same-sex marriage and same-sex couples being able to adopt children has been widely criticized on alternative digital media platforms. But, whether you like it or not, it is a homosexual’s right to want to change existing norms while it is also the conservative’s right to want to preserve these norms (for whatever reason they may have).

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