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    UNCOVERING GAY HAVANA, CUBA After a 45-minute flight, we land on the cracked-concrete runway of José Martí International Airport, walk off the plane onto a seemingly deserted airstrip, and are greeted by a white bust of revolutionary José Martí. BY JOSEPH PEDRO In old Havana there is a tree that’s said to be older than […] Continue reading
    Why Do Cubans Emigrate? / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 22, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 16 December 2015 — Laying the blame on “Yankee imperialism” or the “perverse and criminal” Cuban Adjustment Act will not stem the flow of people escaping poverty and bleak futures. The national debate should be of a different nature. A responsible […] Continue reading
    Cuba’s Customs and the Import Market July 24, 2014 Once again putting the cart ahead of the oxen FERNANDO RAVSBERG* HAVANA TIMES — In Cuba, hacerse el sueco (literally “playing the Swede”) is a popular idiom that means to play dumb and to pretend not to notice the obvious. I believe that, following the implementation […] Continue reading
    Tuesday September 22, 2009Raul Castro pushes Cubans to rethink socialismBy Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – Cubans began taking a hard look this week at entrenched customs like food rationing, pilfering on the job, cradle-to-grave subsidies and black market trading in a national debate called by President Raul Castro. Authorities have circulated a ten-point agenda for […] Continue reading
    They can’t believe they’re still in CubaBy Andrés Martinez, Andrés Martinez is editorial page editor of The Times.April 30, 2006 IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG to figure Cuba out. The whole island is a stage putting on a rather austere production of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” What’s hard to figure out, as in the play, […] Continue reading
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