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Anddy Sierra Alvarez

Anddy Sierra, Havana, Cuba, 30 April 2016 — The battle by Lumumba residents against the dumping of solid waste in the neighborhood is all but lost. The garbage dump, established three years ago, is bigger today and includes debris from roadwork done in the area. According to residents, there were initially only twenty meters of trash, but today … Continue reading "“I’m Going to Set Fire to It and See What Happens” / Anddy Sierra Alvarez" Continue reading
Las reclamaciones de los vecinos al fin dieron resultados Continue reading
Las dietas de embarazadas van para el comercio ilícito y se venden al mejor postor Continue reading
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="419"] [1] First base[/caption]The categories of children’s baseball in Cuba are rescued by parents of the "little ballplayers" because, it seems, the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) has no resources to provide the necessary sports equipment.The categories of 7-8 years and 9-10 years are supported by the parents of the child athletes, as long as INDeR doesn’t provide the minimum materials, such as: gloves, special balls, bats, among others. It doesn’t allow the development of Cuban baseball.Rolando Suarez, a 45-year-old coach, spoke of the ingenuity required to get a result in competitions. "Thanks to the parents we can train the children, because INDER gives each school coach only one or two gloves, one bat and two Kenko balls, which last only four months. During the remaining 6 or 7 months, I have to ask the parents for help to continue to coach."According to some instructors, these categories have special rules, one of which regulates to the play to a solid rubber ball (known as Kenko), a different material from the balls for the older ages, which use synthetic materials. The Kenko balls cost about 300 pesos each.Suarez also explained, "I have an enrollment of 20 students in the 7-8 category, and in 9-10 I have 19 students. What INDER gives me isn’t enough!"Another children’s coach who asked to remain anonymous, explained that the lack of resources also hits the parents’ budgets, "Several students have left the sport because it’s very expensive."Michel Garcia, a 37-year-old father, commented, "My son has his sports uniform, glove and a bad thanks to me but not everyone can spend more than 2,500 pesos for these expenses."According to a methodologist in the capital municipality of 10 de Octubre, who is in charge of educating coaches and supervising the training with the purpose of ensuring good preparation, and who asked to remain anonymous, commented that everything the Municipal Sports Authorities delivered to the coaches, is usurped by them."They sell gloves, balls and bats to the parents of the students. It is a sport where the majority of the parents have money, and demand creates the market," he said.This methodologist continued, explaining that many parents have complained to the Municipal Sports Authority in 10 de Octubre, about the conditions for the children playing baseball, a sport supposedly prioritized in Cuba.So far, the conditions don’t seem to change. Coaches like Racel Perez, 28, consider another option, "I have to coach a different sport," he laments.From Anddy’s blog, previously published in Cubanet23 March 2015[1] https://cubanosconderechos.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/pelota-4.jpg Continue reading
"La necesidad obliga hacer cosas increíble, quién iba a decir que esta especie que pone en peligro la biodiversidad marina se iba a extinguir a manos de su nuevo depredador, el pescador cubano" Continue reading
Estando esta especie en peligro de extinción, las autoridades locales quizá aumenten la vigilancia en esta zona de pesca Continue reading
Al parecer, el Instituto Nacional de Deportes, Educación Física y Recreación (INDER) no tiene recursos para ofrecer los implementos deportivos necesarios. “Gracias a los padres podemos entrenar a los niños"
Las provincias que definieron el resultado y que representaron el 53 por ciento a favor de Berta Soler fueron La Habana, Matanzas y Holguín, con un total de 131 votos
Los inspectores de tránsito aceptan sobornos del aspirante a chófer, y le permiten burlar el examen práctico Continue reading
Los vecinos de Arroyo Naranjo y Boyeros debe velar por donde caminan. Los cables de alta tensión no aguantan el paso del tiempo y la desidia, se quiebran y caen al suelo Continue reading
Los pescadores de la Base de pesca deportiva Boca de Jaruco, están cansados de ser explotados por el Estado, a través de su empresa ACUABANA Continue reading
Aunque los propietarios de embarcaciones en su totalidad se dedican a la pesca, obtener un barco no es tan difícil como se imaginan los ciudadanos Continue reading
Las Sedes Universitarias Municipales (SUM) de la capital, habrían dejado de funcionar en casi su totalidad Continue reading
Los cubanos hoy no “manipulan” el reloj que cuenta el consumo eléctrico en cada hogar, en cambio sobornan al inspector para que altere el reporte Continue reading
La esgrima pierde fuerza en Cuba por segunda vez en su historia, los resultados de las últimas competiciones internacionales lo demuestran Continue reading
Con 123 medallas de oro se coronó Cuba en los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe, pero no mejoró su actuación en Colombia, Cartagena de Indias 2006, donde logró 138 preseas de oro Continue reading
Le cortaron su árbol destinado a ritos religiosos. En venganza, quitó los bancos del parque. Un penoso espectáculo, sin rastros de civismo, es parte de la realidad cubana en los barrios. Continue reading
The Cuban government is betting on the Port of Mariel to strengthen its economy, but what would happen if crude oil were found in Cuban territory? Many Cubans are not very confident of “progress.” The government boasts of this being … Continue reading Continue reading
Alejandro feels frustrated. The country’s sports leadership has declared him an “untrustworthy person.” Walking home, he rearranges his life into what it will be from now on: do anything except play ball, abandon his university studies, or somehow exit the … Continue reading Continue reading
Casa de los Industriales. Sus instalaciones reflejan el paso del tiempo y la desidia, solo el terreno sigue majestuoso como un día fue todo el Estadio.
Este fenómeno clandestino, que comparte información y entretenimiento, va ganando adeptos con rapidez. La televisión estatal va quedando en el olvido. Continue reading
El uso de la Viagra se ha vuelto popular entre los jóvenes de la isla. ¿Es sólo una moda más o habrá alcanzado la impotencia niveles patológicos? Continue reading
Mientras muchas personas sobreviven a través de esta práctica, el Estado cubano se encarga de ponerle trabas mediante normas confusas. La libre interpretación de las mismas marca el rigor de la ley para estos casos. Continue reading
La práctica deportiva en la base, y el futuro de nuevos talentos, están en peligro por mala coordinación de las instituciones Continue reading
Con estos ingresos –que obtienen de cafeterías particulares- tiran el resto del año, fuera de temporada Continue reading
The Cuban population has no idea of the real worth of a Cuban peso. So many private taxi drivers, like the pioneers of money devaluation–the state snack bars–never stop annoying people with measures outside any legal range. If the government … Continue reading Continue reading
The issue is not just about winning the argument with the United States. It’s also about a legacy created 55 years ago. Of what use to us are their perspectives, when ambitions fade with the passage of time” The leaders of … Continue reading Continue reading
Se juegan la vida: consumen tetosterona y andrógenos, se inyectan maní, todo por exhibir los musculos Continue reading
Since mid-June the world has experienced a joy at the rhythm of a round ball and the colorful Football World Cup in Brazil. In Cuba it’s been a great party, although with great regret that we can’t enjoy our own … Continue reading Continue reading
Sitting at a bus stop waiting for the bus are the Gonzalez brothers. Among children’s stories and entertaining laughter one hears the surprising proclamation of a 65-year-old man. “I will give you 80 centavos for one Cuban pesos,” says the … Continue reading Continue reading
Mexico City is one of the safest places for the families of the kingpins of the Mexican mafia. In spite of having a corrupt government, the politicians know the importance of protecting the capital. Even though drug trafficking is out … Continue reading Continue reading
Alfredo has tried several times to get in touch with his brother. He doesn’t bother with sending an SMS because he has sent various messages on other occasions which haven’t arrived on time. Following ETECSA informing most of its users … Continue reading Continue reading
Web domain for newcomers or daredevils. For many, the designation .cu is a way to identify the country on the internet. But for the most accomplished netizens it remains a place very little in demand. The .cu indicates mistrust, ease … Continue reading Continue reading
Broncas en los mercados de La Habana custodiados por la policía. La vianda llevaba 7 meses perdida Continue reading
This time Cuba is the president of a young organization with ideas of uniting Latin America and the Caribbean. In its second summit, held in Havana, the government leaders faced a question: Will Latin America and the Caribbean be a … Continue reading Continue reading
The Cuban government reaffirms to its citizens that transformations are directed towards psychological oppression, and at the same time it mocks Cubans as a way of demonstrating absolute power. The law approved in January 2014 by the Cuban president — … Continue reading Continue reading
With the decline of sports facilities on the island, the Cuban government it taking drastic measures in order to keep sports alive, based on already failed communist ideals. A situation that corners the Castro government so that for once, it … Continue reading Continue reading
Some 0.004% of the Cuban population will connect to the Web. Starting on June 4, 2013, 472 people (maximum) will be the daily human traffic going to a NAUTA Internet cafe, approximately 0.004% of the Cuban population. The state-owned telephone … Continue reading Continue reading
The Julio Trigo and The Dependent Hospitals don’t offer full service. Doctors choose to give basic treatment to avoid complications due to lack of hygiene and the poor condition of patient rooms. An unnamed doctor “Julio Trigo” says that he … Continue reading Continue reading
How can we help?  Was one question asked of the blogger Yoani Sánchez in Miami. Where people like the Cuban-American Felice Gorordo and his friend the Frenchman Philippe Houdard were present at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts. When … Continue reading Continue reading
The difference in vote totals was only about 300,000 people. The votes of the Venezuelan people have brought to light an almost equal balance in the presidential decision. With 50.66% for Nicolas Maduro and 49.07% for Capriles, the now elected … Continue reading Continue reading
Several banks in the capital’s municipalities have broken ATM cash machines, which makes it hard for people to get their money. In Cuba the use of technology to facilitate and expedite service to the population in the metropolitan banks, fails … Continue reading Continue reading
Most of the private cars in Cuba are old, built around 1939, 1941, 1955 etc. None of them have seat belts or airbags, which increases the number of fatalities in an accident. Private cars don’t have seat belts or airbags … Continue reading Continue reading
he early death of Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, president of the Republic of Venezuela, brings with it instability for the country and those allied with him. With the death of the leader the opportunity to take power is knocking on … Continue reading Continue reading