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CUBA 2016 GoPro Hd – L’ Alma De Cuba

CUBA !!! 24 days, 1 car, 4.500 km and a lot of fun, from Havana trought Vinales until Santiago !! all Filmed...

The Church of Regla, Across the Bay from Old Havana

Every time I’m in Cuba at Easter time, I religiously visit our parish church in Regla. Of all the things somebody from...

Aldermaston marches and the Cuban missile crisis | Letters

Zoe Williams is absolutely right (10 April) about the progressive role of public protest in political life. But one of the most iconic of modern marches – Aldermaston – has still not had noticeable policy effects after 60 years, even though its goal is still a no-brainer. Show More Summary

Master and servant: how Tania Bruguera is using Beckett to dismantle power

Artist Tania Bruguera knows about power struggles: she’s been jailed and says she’ll run for the Cuban presidency. So the co-dependency in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame makes it the perfect play for her directorial debut Later this month,...Show More Summary

¿Qué hay? What’s On for April

To reach our brand new, re-organized planner for April 2017, just click on the photo below.  Written by Cubans with inside the...

Head to Club Habana for some beach time

At least once per trip to Havana I get a hankering for some pool time or a little beach action. After all,...

The Clandestina Guide to Havana

Idania del Rió and Leire Fernández run one of the trendiest boutiques in Havana, called Clandestina. Launched shortly after the Cuban government...

Raul Castro Squandered His Last Chance

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 22 March 2017 — A year ago Cuba had a once in a lifetime opportunity. US President Barack Obama came to the island willing to turn the page on political confrontation. The gesture transcended the diplomatic … Continue reading ?

Four Seasons of Havana will transport you back to the city

If you are a diehard Cubaphile like myself you have an insatiable appetite for all things Cuban and all people Cubano or...

Terry Fox Marathon of Hope 2017 in Cuba

The twentieth edition of the Terry Fox Run, hosted on Saturday, March 18, in Havana and other Cuban cities, saw thousands of people...

'From now on you have no name': life in a Cuban jail

A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story If you happened to go to a British embassy reception in Havana in the early 2000s, you would likely have met Stephen Purvis. Show More Summary

Daymé Arocena: Cubafonia review – Cuba's finest vocalist brings crossover thrills

(Brownswood recordings) Still in her mid-20s, Daymé Arocena is Cuba’s finest young female singer, a lady with a powerful, versatile style and enormous crossover potential. Her only problem until now is that her songwriting has not quite matched her remarkable voice, but her second solo album helps to put that right. Show More Summary

Pop singer Adam Faith 'spied on Fidel Castro for MI6'

New book claims star was recruited to spy on communist leader when he visited Cuba in 1990s The late Adam Faith had a versatile career, veering from teen idol, pop star and actor to manager, investor and financial journalist. But according to a former colleague, the 60s star also added espionage to his curriculum vitae. Show More Summary

The Day of the Woman in Cuba, More Honored in the Breach / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 8 March 2017 – Lying in bed, with the light off, feeling each one of her vertebrae howling. After coming home from work she spent four hours in the kitchen, bathed her invalid mother, helped … Continue reading ?

Danza Contemporánea de Cuba review – a fierce call for revolution

Barbican, London The company’s three works explore hothouse machismo, private headspace and colliding forces in Cuban society with power and urgency Is Cuba finally about to emerge from decades of political and cultural isolation? If the island is poised for change, so are its dancers. Show More Summary

Head to Helad’oro for Delicious Ice Cream

These days Havana is a city that is filled with magical and delicious surprises. Turn down one street and you will stumble...

The best gay friendly places in Havana (2017)

There are no huge gay discos, pubs, saunas, or cruising nightclubs in Cuba. Neither gay magazines, newspaper, of new reports that would...

Cuba has gone gay-friendly – 2017

Right now homosexuality is not illegal in Cuba, but in general, the country has a poor record on gay and lesbian rights

Margaret Atwood: Handmaid's Tale sales boosted by fear of Trump

Author sees ‘bubbling up’ of ‘puritan values’ towards women’s issues 1985 dystopian novel follows Orwell’s 1984 up bestseller charts Margaret Atwood has said worries about women’s issues after the US election have made her book The Handmaid’s...Show More Summary

Eyewitness: Havana, Cuba

Photographs from the Eyewitness series Continue reading...

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