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José Fernández: a smiling star whose death leaves baseball bereft

The Marlins pitcher is dead at the age of 24. It is a tragedy made all the more painful after the adversity he had overcome in his short life This is the year my son fell in love with baseball and for reasons that are still unclear he declared the Miami Marlins his second-favorite team. Show More Summary

Five Cuban volleyball players jailed in Finland after rape conviction

• Four of country’s national team are given five-year jail sentences• Eight men were originally arrested after attack in Tampere hotel Five players from the Cuban national volleyball team have been jailed after being convicted of rape by a Finnish court on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Carnival Adds Two Cuba Cruise Dates in Fall 2016

Fathom is the only U.S. cruise line sailing from the U.S. to one of the most desired destinations in the Caribbean.

Stones’ HAVANA MOON IN CINEMAS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba will be premiered on cinema screens across the globe for one night only

Tories testing the electoral boundaries | Letters

Electoral shakeup | Football fans | Sir Anthony’s Eden’s gall bladder | NHS vaccines | David Cameron | Guantanamera The constituency boundary review was indeed independent (Editorial, 13 September) but it was based on the December 2015...Show More Summary

Wifredo Lam review – Cuba's last of the true surrealists

Tate Modern, London The artist’s odyssey from Cuba to Europe and back again turned him from a disciple of Picasso into a feverish painter of gods, monsters, mystery and sex In 1941, a group of intellectuals who believed in black magic...Show More Summary

¿Qué hay? What’s On for September NOW

To reach What’s On in Havana for September 2016, just click on the photo below.  Written by Cubans with inside the scene knowledge,...

Havana's dirty truths: rubbish-strewn streets spark anger at city's failings

Amid all the stories of Cuba’s new prosperity, residents of its capital are growing frustrated by the daily reality of uncollected rubbish, overflowing sewage and water leaks – and asking: ‘Why did Havana become like this?’ On...Show More Summary

Extremist Today, Democrat Tomorrow

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 31 August 2016 – In the nineties, this student was one of the most militant in his university classroom, until he managed to get a fellowship in Spain, and today he writes asking me, … Continue reading ?

Recipe For Forgetting Fidel Castro

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 13 August 2016 – Turn on the radio and the announcer reads a brief headline: “Fidel Castro, The Great Builder.” The man goes on to explain that the most important works of the country … Continue reading ?

Cuba’s Journalists Missing in Action

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 7 July 2016 — My father came home with his head spinning. “What is the crime that several Cuban athletes in Finland are accused of?” He had only heard the official statement signed by the … Continue reading ?

We Were All At Pulse

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, 15 June 2016 – The news mourned on Sunday, a week that ripped apart and will forever mark the lives of the victims’ families. The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, became a death trap for … Continue reading ?

Rain, A Justification For So Many Things

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, 10 June 2016 –“Why did you bring the girl if it is raining?” my friend’s daughter’s second grade teacher asked when she brought her child to school on Wednesday. Although the school year should continue, … Continue reading ?

Elena Burke, A Voice That Resonates In Our Memory

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, 9 June 2016 — The woman had something. In addition to her deep voice and the passion she poured into the microphone, she had an attitude that fascinated us. When she appeared on the television … Continue reading ?

Shameful Friends

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 25 May 2016 – People with whom we share sorrows and joys are a reflection of ourselves, however different they may appear. As friends we choose them to accompany us, but also to complete … Continue reading ?

Maduro and the Country That is Disintegrating in His Hands

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 19 May 2016 — All signs point to the collapse of Venezuela. Every minute that passes the country is disintegrating in the hands of Nicolas Maduro, who insists on maintaining with revolutionary violence a power … Continue reading ?

The Collapse

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 26 April 2016 – In films there are final epics. Systems whose final moments pass between the sound of the hammers tearing down a wall and the roar of thousands of people in a plaza. … Continue reading ?

A Chef on the 14th Floor

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 18 April 2016 — José Andrés arrived in Havana at the best and worst moment of the year. One of the most famous chefs in the world knocked on the door of the 14ymedio newsroom … Continue reading ?

The Voice Of Your Rights

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, 4 April 2016 — What to do when you have a loudspeaker in your hand? Since 2007 when I started my blog Generation Y, this question has haunted me. Often the visibility does not benefit those … Continue reading ?

Obama Is Surrounded By Symbols To Win The Hearts Of Cubans / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, Havana, 20 March 2016 – He arrives on the Island on Palm Sunday, will attend a baseball game, and has already spoken by phone with the most popular humorist on the Island. Barack Obama’s plane … Continue reading ?

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