Havana

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Fear, Dry Law and Funerals

The always busy corner of Infanta and Carlos III was a desolate wasteland Sunday. Since the death of Fidel Castro was announced, Havanans have gathered at home. The official media say that it is ...

Coopelia

Coppelia Puts Makeup on the Shortages

Havanans enjoyed a certain freshness twice this weekend. Not only did the thermometers drop a few degrees, but the emblematic Coppelia ice cream parlor, located in the heart of the capital, ...

Postal Service

A Package to ‘La Yuma’

At 3:10 in the afternoon she entered the wide and deserted corridors of the main Cuban post office. Sonia had been carried away by the news and had packed up a small box with photos and a few ...

Photo of the Day

A Modern José Martí

A modern José Martí has begun to appear on several walls of Havana. The graffiti arouses the curiosity of passers-by and worries the ruling orthodox do not know whether to interpret the ...

Opinion

Ruins for Tourists

Tourists like to portray ruins. They do this at the Greek Parthenon, the Roman Coliseum and the crumbling Mexican pyramids. But Havana’s ruins have “another charm.” As in this picture, where a ...

Science and Technology

Let’s go to La Rampa!

It’s seven in the evening and at home, we’re hurrying to eat early. We decided to try the WiFi connection in the capital’s La Rampa, a stretch of arterial which extends from the Coppelia ice ...

Cuba

About 60,000 Havanans Receive Water via Tanker Trucks

A sound that is inseparable from the streets of Habana Centro (Central Havana) is the screech of the trucks filled with water, with their metal wheels on the asphalt. This symphony of necessity ...

Opinion

Who Are the “Rich Cubans”?

It is a fact that permanent poverty creates distortions in perception. The most obvious example is the value judgments we Cubans place on the supposed “riches” of some, based on a comparison with ...

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