Advertising on Cuban Television

De tarde en casa (“Afternoon at Home”) is the name of a Cuban television program aired every Sunday at 5 in the afternoon and hosted by Rakel Mayedo. I’ve seen the program a couple of times and found it interesting every so often because of the guests invited on the show. But on this occasion I was totally bewildered.

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Cuba: How Low Can We Stoop?

I recently read an article by a fellow Havana Times blogger which mentions how the renowned Cuban actress Ana Luisa Rubio was beaten up as part of a government reprisal. When I first read her name, I had the impression I didn’t know the actress. After doing a Google search and seeing her photos, I immediately recognized her and felt profound pain.

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Cuba Scenes Worthy of an Absurdist Comedy

Those who read this article may accuse me of exaggerating, or maybe think that I’m stealing a scene written by the Spanish director Almodovar who is so given to mixing drama and comedy. Others might allege that I’m just a person with very bad luck; still others may believe that it’s all a fabrication and that I’m writing to get rich, or because groups from the Empire are sponsoring my articles. All of these allegations are very distant from reality.

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From the Sublime to the Erotic

De lo sublime a lo erotico (“From the Sublime to the Erotic”) featuring self-taught artist Rody Enriquez Alonso, opened last weekend at Havana’s Fayad Jamis gallery – in spite of the bad weather. The pieces of two guest artists, Mileidy Moran and Raimundo Lopez Silva, are also on display at the gallery. (7 photos)

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Beyonce in Cuba, Why the Silence?

The other day, I was going to visit my mother and by chance I decided to get off the bus that was going to drop me at Fraternity Park. From there I could see an agglomeration of people on the ground floor of the Saratoga Hotel, and since I’m curious, I decided to go over there. The stir was over the supposed presence of Beyoncé.

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