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Translator: Kathy Fox

Iván García, 25 November 2016 — After sweeping a park that spans entire block in the Vibora neighborhood of Havana, Silvio sits on a wooden bench and, in the shade of a carob tree and a fresh autumn breeze, guzzles a liter of cold water. As for many Cubans, politics aren’t his forte. He’s serving a … Continue reading "Cuba: Not Everyone Sympathizes with Trump / Iván García" Continue reading
By Jeovany Jimenez Vega “Here rests a man who died millions of times” should be the epitaph engraved on the marble that finally covers him. By then, some will feel despondent, as if the earth were caving in on them; … Continue reading Continue reading
Che’s Beatle Girlfriend Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo No doubt her name was Una. Or Agatha. Or Lil. Or Ide. O Brighid. Or Sinead. Or Nora. Or Tilde. Or perhaps Alaidh or Hilde. Any one of those Irish names reminiscent of … Continue reading Continue reading
When did we disappear while a nation? When did Cuba stop being one? Or perhaps it never fully was one? Nations are human inventions, impulses of our historical imagination. Cuba was the story that we told ourselves. A chronic story … Continue reading Continue reading
By Rafael Alcides — It’s December 17th. The majority (and right now there are about 30 of us in line at the pharmacy) is celebrating the agreements between Raul and Obama; if there had been firecrackers, they would have lit them. Anyway, … Continue reading Continue reading
It isn’t possible to accept this kind of “indiscretion and naiveté,” to name it euphemistically, in times like the ones we are living in now. I know, as always, you will be profound, accurate, destructive and–as Marti was–with deaf ears. … Continue reading Continue reading
The last time State Security allowed me to leave the country was in 2008, to a Book Fair in the Dominican Republic, which I attended as a judge for a literary prize; and from where I returned with my blog … Continue reading Continue reading