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… sums of money from Cuando Cubango province to other parts of … Continue reading
14ymedio, Bertha K Guillen, Candelaria, 18 October 2017 — A year ago the smell of guava filled the road where Santiago Hernandez was waiting for the state company Acopio (Collection) to sell the fruit he produced. With the passing of days the flies showed up and the smell turned to rot, but the truck never appeared. Now, … Continue reading "“The State Doesn’t Pay Me, So I Sell On My Own,” Say the Candelaria Guajiros" Continue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 14 October 2017 — “In this street there are five vaults for sale,” says Boris Fernandez as he walks through Colón (Columbus) Cemetery in Havana. “That one has the granite stone but people with money prefer marble,” he explains. His business is “to guarantee rest in the afterlife,” this salesman who lives off … Continue reading "Cemetery Vault For Sale, Deceased Included" Continue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 14 October 2017 — “In this street there are five vaults for sale,” says Boris Fernandez as he walks through Colón (Columbus) Cemetery in Havana. “That one has the granite stone but people with money prefer marble,” he explains. His business is “to guarantee rest in the afterlife,” this salesman who lives off … Continue reading "Cemetery Vault For Sale, Deceased Included" Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 11 October 2017 — When he was a boy all he needed was a scalpel to shape a piece of wood and he gladly exchanged the tracks of athleticism for art. Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara dreamed of “being famous, having money and improving the world,” but ended up denouncing, through his aesthetic … Continue reading "Luis Manuel Otero: “Fear is One of the Most Effective Tools of This System”" Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 5 October 2017 — A few days after the US authorities announced the suspension of the issuance of visas at its embassy in Havana, the State Department has confirmed this Thursday to the Nuevo Herald newspaper that it will not reimburse the money Cubans paid for the visa process. The 160 dollars … Continue reading "Cubans Outraged to Learn they Will Not be Reimbursed for US Visa Interview Fees" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 4 October 2017 — This week the government began the sale of mattresses and household supplies for those affected by Hurricane Irma along Havana’s coastline. At least two points in the city, one for the municipality of Centro Habana and another for Plaza de la Revolución, offer the “module for victims” for a price … Continue reading "Sale of Mattresses Begins for Hurricane Irma Victims in Havana" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 3 October 2017 — “The worst thing after a hurricane is that the food is lost,” says high school teacher Liana, 37, after making the rounds of several farmer’s markets and stores in the old part of Havana. “There are no eggs in the whole city, not even a package of hotdogs. More … Continue reading "The Cold War Returns to Cuba / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 3 October 2017 — Communicating by phone with the US embassy in Havana has become an impossible task. From all parts of the island thousands of people are trying to find out what will happen to the consular interviews they had scheduled before the indefinite suspension of the issuing of visas by … Continue reading "Thousands of Cubans Despair Over Suspension of Visas to USA" Continue reading
… than half its diplomats in Havana. Credit Adalberto Roque/Agence … to Cuba and the staff reduction at our embassy in Havana are … travel and visa restrictions for Cubans damage the very people whom … like to help — the new Cuban entrepreneurs who have invested money … Continue reading
… than half its diplomats in Havana. Credit Adalberto Roque/Agence … to Cuba and the staff reduction at our embassy in Havana are … travel and visa restrictions for Cubans damage the very people whom … like to help — the new Cuban entrepreneurs who have invested money … Continue reading
The [coma-andante] walking coma, wants me to work El coma andante, quiere que yo trabaje Paying me a miserable salary Pagándome un salario miserable The walking coma wants me to applaud El coma andante quiere que yo lo aplauda After he talks his delirious shit después de hablar su mierda delirante No walking coma No … Continue reading "For October 1st*: A Golden Oldie… Because, Why Not?" Continue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 27 September 2017 – Three families are now bathing in Bernardina’s shower. “Everyone brings their own soap but the water is for everyone,” says the 86-year-old woman at her house on Calle Campanario in Havana. After Hurricane Irma the retiree opened her doors to her most affected neighbors, a gesture that is repeated … Continue reading "From Cuban To Cuban, National Solidarity After Hurricane Irma" Continue reading
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14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 22 September 2017 — Carlos Iván González arrived in Florida in 1980, during the Mariel Boatlift exodus, barely 14 years old. Now, at age 50 and after establishing a family in the United States, deportation is hanging over his head. In 2012, he was sentenced by a state judge to five years in … Continue reading "A ‘Marielito’ Will Be Deported After His Release From Prison After 37 Years In The US" Continue reading
… . How Mark Cuban made (and kept) his money Mark Cuban is a … time for Cuban and's investors. Cuban is one … of Cuban's increasing net worth over the years. Cuban purchased … 2003. Cuban co-owns 2929 Entertainment. Cuban owns film distributor Magnolia Pictures. Cuban paid … Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar and Zunilda Mata, Havana/Varadero, 21 September 2017 — “This is what’s left of the gardens of the Blue Lagoon,” says an employee while looking at a cellphone photo of fallen palm trees and tangled vegetation. The bus in which he is traveling is responsible for distributing staff to the hotels in Varadero, Cuba’s … Continue reading "Irma Reconfigures Cuba’s Tourist Map" Continue reading
… Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban challenged President Donald Trump on … . Then, on Sunday morning, Mark Cuban jumped into the fight, but … – into the ring with him… Cuban tweeted the following proposition on … . In light of this information, Cuban seems to be arguing that … Continue reading
… News) — Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban is adding his voice to … Trump’s comments last Friday, Cuban pointed to Trump’s campaign donations. In a tweet, Cuban said if you want to … than taking a knee — Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 24, 2017 President … Continue reading
Other NFL owners who've given money to Trump, according to Sports Illustrated: Dan Snyder of the Washington Redskins, Shad Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots, Woody Johnson of the New York Jets and Stan Kroenke … Continue reading
… businessman and NBA owner Mark Cuban responded to President Donald Trump … and NFL team is," Cuban told Business Insider. "We … 's one point," Cuban continued. "The second point … politics and sports separate?" Cuban tweeted. "Don't … Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 22 September 2017 — In that bit of Havana between Calle Línea and Avenida del Malecón, people are still taking out mattresses, clothes, furniture, and other things damaged by the sea which was driven inland by the powerful Hurricane Irma two weeks ago, and leaving them to air in the sun. In any park, … Continue reading "What if Hurricane María had gone through Cuba? / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 23 September 2017 – Hope is fading these days in Havana’s San Lázaro Street due to the closing of the Malecón, after the damages left by Hurricane Irma. The lives of the residents along the coastline are stalled, waiting for humanitarian aid that has never arrived. The San Leopoldo neighborhood and the … Continue reading "Hurricane Victims Along Havana’s Coastline Wait for Help That Never Comes" Continue reading
… devastating 72-hour pass through northern Cuba, the Cuban government took a novel … of money to the Cuban government.” Many Cuba watchers were surprised by … Western Hemisphere affairs, responded: “The Cubans do not ask for assistance … United Nations General Assembly Friday, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said … Continue reading
Iván García,13 September 2017 — On Friday September 9th, Omar, 55 years old, set up two speakers in his house,  located in an inside corridor off San Lázaro Street, in Lawton, in the south of Havana, just like he does almost every weekend, and, at 6 in the evening he started to open some bottles of … Continue reading "Cuba: The Day After / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar and Zunilda Mata, Havana, 18 September 2017 — Black smoke from charcoal rises from an improvised fire in Dinora’s yard, which is close to the area most affected by Hurricane Irma in Caibarién, in the province of Villa Clara. In addition to half her house being on the ground, her new problem now … Continue reading "Charcoal, the Expensive and Only Cooking Fuel After Irma" Continue reading
14ymedio, Nora Gamez, Mimi Whitefield, Mario Penton, Miami, 17 September 2017 – Concerned that the Cuban government does not usually accept donations from the United States, the Cuban-American community is looking for alternatives to help their families on the island, which has been devastated by the passage of Hurricane Irma. According to a preliminary evaluation … Continue reading "After Hurricane Irma, Sending Help to Family in Cuba is Complicated" Continue reading
Would they do it again? The two largest free-agent contracts signed last offseason were by the New York teams to two of the best players ever from Cuba — the Mets guaranteed $110 million over four years to Yoenis Cespedes and the Yankees gave Aroldis Chapman the most money ever for a closer, $86 million... Continue reading
Atlanta, September 15 (RHC)-- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has warned that money in politics has made the United States more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and described President Donald Trump’s foreign and domestic policies as a failure. … Continue reading
Iván García,5 September 2017 — In addition to packing several blouses, underwear and a pair of worn-out jeans the night before travelling to Havana, twenty-six-year-old Magda brought along three homemade cheeses and four kilograms of ground roast coffee. She plans on selling the cheese and coffee. For six years Madga has been teacher at a … Continue reading "Cuba’s School Year: Fewer Teachers, More Expenses for Parents / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 14 September 2017 – In Cuba’s capital city dozens of victims of Hurricane Irma surround an improvised kiosk clutching plastic bowls and bottles. The authorities have set up several stands that offer soup, rice with a protein and bottled water to anxious residents. With prices of 2 Cuban pesos (CUP) for the … Continue reading "Cubans Are Disgusted By Government’s Management After Irma" Continue reading
14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 31 August 2017 — The red and white uniform has been washed and ironed for two days; next to it, a blue neckerchief. Eddy Alberto is eight years old and is starting the second grade at the Héroes de Yaguajay elementary school in the province of Sancti Spiritus. When he grows up, he wants … Continue reading "Under Raúl Castro, Cuban Education Has Lost Teachers And Budget" Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 3 September 2017 — The man approaches a dilapidated Havana kiosk and buys the latest copy of the newspaper Granma, the official organ of the only party allowed. The situation, extreme like almost everything that happens in Cuba, is only a small part of the tensions that journalism is experiencing in Latin America, … Continue reading "Judge and Press" Continue reading
Iván García, 30 August 2017 — Since his wife died two years ago, Manuel hasn’t been eating properly. At night, he sits in front of an obsolete cathode ray tube television, and usually watches the news or the baseball while he drinks some fourth-rate rum bought from a convenience store. His big old house with high … Continue reading "Cuban Universities Need Autonomy / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 30 August 2017 — These are frantic days. The uniform has to be ready, and a supply of pencils, erasers and pencil sharpeners collected. The school year begins on Monday, and each year the cost of equipping a student for the classroom increases. Cuban families spend nearly an entire month’s average salary … Continue reading "Cuban Families Try to Equip Their Children for the School Year Without Ruining Themselves" Continue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 28 August 2017 — With only a week to go before the school year begins, Cuban health authorities fear that the arrival of thousands of students in the classroom will fuel the epidemic of hemorrhagic conjunctivitis that is plaguing the country. Preparing for the new school year includes gathering all the supplies … Continue reading "Conjunctivitis Jeopardizes Beginning of School Year in Cuba" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 26 August 2017 — Shortly after five in the morning, before walking a quarter-mile to the house of the owner of a Ford with a 1948 chassis, Reinerio, 56, wolfed down his egg sandwich and the usual strong breakfast coffee. The owner of the Ford rents it for 600 Cuban pesos a day (about … Continue reading "Private Taxi Drivers: The Government Always Looks for a Way to Fuck Us Over / Iván García" Continue reading
Iván García, 18 August 2017 — While slicing pork and a half-dozen chicken breasts into cutlets, which he then weighs on a digital scale, the owner of a cafe in Havana’s south side that serves light meals and sandwiches gets a call on his cell phone. “Hey. Listen, partner, have you got any beef? Or … Continue reading "Private Businesses in Cuba Sound the Alarm / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 24 August 2017 – Currently, Cubans and foreigners residing in Cuba are permitted to pay customs duty on imported products in Cuban pesos only once per year. Subsequent import duties must be paid in Cuba’s other currency, the Cuban convertible peso (CUC), which is worth 25 times the Cuban peso (CUP). … Continue reading "Cuban “Collaborators” on Foreign Missions Will Pay Customs Duties in Cuban Pesos" Continue reading
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 24 August 2017 – He arrives close to noon with a tin cup and a plastic bag. Roberto is one of the many elderly who eat lunch at the Milagrosa parish hall in Havana’s Santos Suarez neighborhood. The ration he receives for breakfast, lunch and a snack is the 78-year-old retiree’s … Continue reading "Soup Kitchen for Havana’s Poor Can Barely Cope" Continue reading
… Dallas Mavericks, before HDNet, Mark Cuban was a humble twenty-something trying … really was very, very frugal,” Cuban recently told MONEY. “I had … ultimately make him a billionaire. Cuban says a major source of … story here.) Unlike the Terhorsts, Cuban isn't showing any … Continue reading
… falling from the sky in Havana … Actually, it’s being lowered … is the best pizza in Havana.” Most of A Mi Manera … the introduction of Airbnb to Cuba in 2015, more tourist money … military and intelligence organisations, many Cubans fear the restrictions will significantly … Continue reading
… ;Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban and Spanx founder Sara Blakely … ever earn anywhere else," Cuban said. He's right … pay off dividends," said Cuban, who became a millionaire at … your net worth," said Cuban, who reached his first $1 … Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 14 August 2017 — A week in Punta Cana, Cancun, or some paradisiacal beach in the Bahamas. And if the family is well heeled, two weeks on a luxury cruise. The excursion to an all-inclusive hotel in the Caribbean, in addition to the quinceañeara and her parents, can include the girl’s best friend … Continue reading "Quinceaneras in Cuba: A Vanity Catwalk / Iván García" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 8 August 2017 — When night falls on Havana’s Malecon, an optical illusion gave the impression that on the horizon the sun was devouring the sea. This is the hour when Daniel, a retiree of 66, sat himself down on a wooden bench and, along with several neighbors, and drinks the worst quality … Continue reading "The Day Havanans Shouted "Down With Fidel!" / Iván García" Continue reading