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    Biologist Ruiz Urquiola Arrested for Demanding Medicine for His Sister

    Biologist Ruiz Urquiola Arrested for Demanding Medicine for His Sister / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 November 2016 – On Sunday morning, the police arrested for the third time this week the researcher and marine biologist Ariel Urquiola, who has been holding a peaceful protest in front the National Oncology and Radiology Institute (INOR) since Thursday. […] Continue reading

    Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba?

    Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba? August 23, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. Personally, his greatest virtue, without him intending to do this, is to show the […] Continue reading

    Political arrests down in Cuba, opposition says

    Political arrests down in Cuba, opposition says Published October 02, 2014 EFE Last month saw at least 411 politically motivated detentions in Cuba, the lowest monthly total this year, the dissident Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, or CCDHRN, said Thursday. “The trend of diminishing acts of repression of this kind, observed over […] Continue reading

    The Battle of the “Chinese” Doctor

    The Battle of the “Chinese” Doctor / Reinaldo Escobar Posted on March 24, 2014 In September of 2006 Dr. Jeovany Jiménez, exercising his revolutionary optimism, wrote a letter to the minister of Public Health to protest a ridiculous salary increase that didn’t correspond to the needs nor the expectations of the sector. The response was […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s changes are no more than window-dressing

    Cuba’s changes are no more than window-dressing By Editorial Board, Monday, February 17, 1:43 AM ONE OF the very small openings permitted in the past year by Cuba’s rulers, Raul and Fidel Castro, has been a relaxation of travel restrictions so dissidents can leave the island and bring firsthand accounts of their work to Europe, […] Continue reading

    Little Paper Boat My disloyal friend

    Little Paper Boat*. My disloyal friend. / Fernando Damaso Posted on August 1, 2013 The mess about the North Korean boat loaded in Cuba with obsolete arms for repair, hidden under some tons of sacks of sugar, suitable for the captain’s suicide attempts and the crew’s hunger strike, all lunatics of Kim Il Sung and […] Continue reading

    The Serious Issue of Machismo

    Cuba: The Serious Issue of Machismo March 25, 2013 Veronica Vega vega1HAVANA TIMES — A few days ago, the partner of a friend of mine started beating her up in the middle of the street in the presence of several other people they knew. I wasn't there at the time, but I learned that my […] Continue reading


    Corruption / Rafael Leon Rodriguez Rafael Leon Rodriguez, Translator: Unstated In another of the many meetings of recent days, the XI International Criminal Sciences Meeting 2012, the General Controller of the Republic, Gladys Bejarano Portela, urged, from ethics and professionalism, the confrontation of economic crimes and illegalities. Again the obligatory topic of corruption, focuses the […] Continue reading


    Absurdities / Cuban Law Association, Wilfredo Vallín Almeida Cuban Law Association, Translator: Unstated, Wilfredo Vallin Almeida By Wilfredo Vallín Almeida One fine day the decision was made to sell cell phones to ordinary, everyday Cubans. To many of us, who had never been "authorized" to have a landline in our house, they are now selling […] Continue reading

    Proposal for Socializing Cuba’s Medical System

    Proposal for Socializing Cuba's Medical SystemApril 16, 2012Pedro Campos HAVANA TIMES, April 16 — The Cuban public health system is another sector that has suffered deterioration due to the structural crisis of the current model. This is recognized in part by the government/party, which decided to make staff and budget cuts that have added to […] Continue reading