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Daily Archives: May 25, 2011

More than 50 years after Fidel Castro got rid of golf courses in Cuba (a pasttime that he considered too bourgeois), the Cuban government apparently has swung in the opposite direction, giving preliminary Continue reading
¿Tiempo de cambios en Cuba?Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Por Oscar Espinosa ChepeLA HABANA, Cuba, mayo (www.cubanet.org) – Con la realización del VI Congreso del Partido Comunista y la aprobación de los Lineamientos de la Política Eco...
In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against ... Continue reading
DDC Holguín Están presos desde el 25 de diciembre de 2010 por entonar canciones contestatarias... Continue reading
For Sandra, a teenager who is currently in the 8th grade, January 1st of 1959 is the independence and birth date of Cuba as a republic. And believe me, the girl is not ignorant. She has excellent grades and enjoys good literature and cinema. But no history professor mentioned to her that it was actually [...] Continue reading
Lo ama desde la más pudorosa ama de casa hasta la diva del Bronx, Jennifer López, y todas se lo disputan. Continue reading
                  Canción del otoño bien otoño   Hay un frío, frío frío,  como un pitazo. Bien merecido se lo tiene —sí, se lo tiene—, eso que es algo..., algo así como el codo. Reina m... Continue reading
DDC La Habana Una alta funcionaria del Ministerio de Cultura le reprocha no rebatir los argumentos ... Continue reading
Buscan “monitorear toda expresión de homofobia” en las instituciones del gobierno de la Isla. Continue reading
From a public pay phone and despite the fact that she was being watched by police agents in civilian clothes, the woman for which one man decided to climb up on his roof and yell anti-governmental slogans (as can be seen in this video,), Sonia Garro Alfonso told El Mundo that she and her husband, [...] Continue reading
El ex gobernante no pertenece al “Club de los 120 años” porque “no le hace falta”, señaló Eugenio Selman-Housein Continue reading
Un documental sobre el Festival de la Rotilla, un evento atípico en el marco cultural cubano, alternativo, completamente independiente y con un fuerte poder de convocatoria entre los jóvenes de la isla que reclaman libertad. Continue reading
El gobierno cubano acaba de anunciar que liberará la venta de materiales de construcción, como la arena, el cemento y los bloques, entre otros. Continue reading
Los estudiantes cubanos en general, y los universitarios en especial, no cuentan en este interconectado y vertiginoso mundo actual con pleno y libre acceso a Internet. Continue reading
Raúl Castro and the Council of State replaced Domestic Trade Minister Jacinto Angulo Pardo with his deputy, Mary Blanca Ortega Barredo. The change comes when the government is reshaping its food distribution and retail structures. Ortega, who has a degree in economics, has worked for state companies and the Domestic Trade Ministry, obtaining “satisfactory results,” a communique [...] Continue reading
The Cuban government announced that it’s stepping into the green building business. An article in Cuba Debate says Cuba is in the “test phase” of building a zero-emissions apartment building. It starts out with a 16-apartment building in the Continue reading
Desire Delano Bouterse, the president of Suriname, extoled in Havana the excellent state of relations with Cuba, as well as his country’s interest in deepening cooperation bonds. We have a new opportunity to explore other possibilities, see what we Continue reading
Cuban President Raul Castro met on Tuesday afternoon with Monsignor Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Papal Nuncio to Cuba, who concludes his mission on the island. Raul acknowledged the work carried out by Monsignor Becciu as representative of the Supreme Pontiff Continue reading
Deaf Havana have posted a video for new track The World Or Nothing online. Check it out below. The World Or Nothing is taken from the band's forthcoming new album which will be relased later ... Continue reading
El líder cubano Fidel Castro, quien cumplirá 85 años el 13 de agosto, va a vivir 140 años a pesar de la grave crisis de salud que sufrió en 2006, afirmó este miércoles Eugenio Selman-Housein, quien dirigió por años el equipo médico del ex p... Continue reading
As part of a master plan for the eastern suburbs of Havana, Norway and the United Nations Development Program are helping the Centro Técnico para el Desarrollo de los Materiales de Construcción build a zero-emission apartment complex in the Camilo Cienfuegos neighborhood, according to Prensa Latina. The 16-unit complex in the 1960s-era highrise neighborhood includes electricity- [...] Continue reading
Cuba es el país con el mayor porcentaje de personas de más de cien años en relación a su población por encima incluso de Japón, afirmó hoy el doctor Eugenio Selman, presidente del Congreso sobre Longevidad Satisfactoria cuya novena edición se... Continue reading
Agencias - DDC Londres El reporte cuestiona el número de policías y agentes, la población penal ... Continue reading
IN Cuba, where dancers especially male ones seem to grow like weeds, ballet is a noble profession. There every taxi driver knows the names of the dancers, Mikhail Baryshnikov said in a recent interview. Continue reading
Marcos Maikel y Antonio Michel Lima Cruz habían sido acusados de desorden público y ultraje a los símbolos patrios Continue reading
Agencias Madrid Un libro presentado en Madrid asegura que en Cuba existen oportunidades para los me... Continue reading
(IPS) - Despite major underground water reserves and the start of the rainy season, people in the central region of Cuba are anxiously scanning the skies in the face of scant rainfall, which is needed Continue reading
Una crónica sobre las primeras impresiones de un expreso político cubano a su llegada a Miami. Continue reading
Witch Hunting Revisited in CubaMay 25, 2011Dariela AquiqueLike in the Middle Ages, witch hunts are the search for sorcerers or evidence of black magic, all of which lead to the accusation of people who are sometimes tried and always condemned. Current... Continue reading
Elecciones-MiamiEl exalcalde de Hialeah Julio Robaina obtuvo el 34 % de los votos, mientras que el excomisionado del condado Carlos Giménez logró el 29 % Continue reading
25 de mayo de 2011, 14:20Paris, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Grannacional (Great Nation) project, submarine cable, and harmony among ALBA projects with contributions from the State and private companies Continue reading
Winston Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda, underlined on Tuesday that thanks to Cuban physicians thousands of lives are saved around the world. During Continue reading
Genetic improvement and technology transference will be some of the topics to be discussed during the Fifth International Conference on Rice, scheduled for June 7-10 at Havanaâ??s Convention Center. The Continue reading
Few intellectuals more timid than the Cuban must have existed in the history of art and contemporary thought. Few intellectuals with such iridescent skin that it amusingly changes tone and nuance according to the light that passes over them. In these days when a monumental name in Cuban art has just suffered the endless fruits [...] Continue reading
Day nears (June 14), the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) in Holguin as in all Cuba are getting things ready to mark the date and even increase the number of volunteer blood donors. The CDR, Cuba’s largest grass-root org, has taken on Continue reading
Cuban singer-songwriter Carlos Varela will undertake a new U.S. tour in June during which he is scheduled to offer nine concerts and to participate in important music events. The tour will run from June Continue reading
Jess Laughlin, Emil Berger, and Matthias Mitchell had a narrow escape from being asphyxiated by poisonous gas fumes while they were making ice cream in the basement of Laughlin's confectionery store in Continue reading
After five years touring with popular local band Yerba Buena, Cuban-born percussionist and singer Pedrito Martínez decided it was time to settle down in New York. "When you're always touring, and you Continue reading
WEDNESDAY 25 EVENT: Four bachata acts â?? Jâ??Martin THURSDAY 26 TIMBA: Dance band Charanga Habanera, which was among the first Cuban acts to play in the city in late 2009 after nearly a decade of cold-war Continue reading
Cambios, Derechos humanosLos tecnócratas cubanos y el "modelo marroquí"Para los tecnócratas cubanos ni la democracia autogestionaria ni la liberal sirven para nadaMarlene Azor Hernández, México DF | 25/05/2011En novie... Continue reading
Derechos HumanosEntre las acciones del observatorio está “monitorear toda expresión de homofobia” en las instituciones del gobierno Continue reading
Derechos HumanosEntre las acciones de la organización está “monitorear toda expresión de homofobia” en las instituciones del gobierno Continue reading
Derechos HumanosEntre las acciones de la organización está “monitorear toda expresión de homofobia” en las instituciones del gobierno Continue reading
Castro destacó la contribución del nuncio a las "positivas relaciones" del gobierno comunista con el Vaticano. Continue reading
The Obama Administration on Tuesday announced sanctions against Venezuelan state oil company PdVSA over its gasoline sales to Iran. While the sanctions — limited to government contracts and import-export financing by U.S. banks — will neither touch Venezuelan oil sales to the United States nor the operations of the CITGO subsidiary in the United States, they [...] Continue reading