From Havana to Key West, last year it was a swim of 110.86 miles. This year it was a double-whammy celebration of sports achievement, of city-and-national spirit, of team bonding.
When it comes to U.S.-Cuba relations -- a history wrought with covert coup plans, bureaucratic missteps, and Cold War-era paranoia -- one struggles to know what to believe.
Anyone with a serious desire for an intimate look at Cuba would do well to sign up for a tour sponsored by the intrepid Finca Vigia Foundation in earl...
Nearly two decades have passed and they are still imposing limits and prohibitions incompatible with development and with life. As if in this social laboratory they want to test what they can do to get the guinea pigs -- which are us -- to keep breathing, clapping, accepting.
At El Floridita bar in Old Havana, Ernest Hemingway drank in the afternoons and supposedly met his only Cuban love, Leopoldina (a sex worker). Hemingw...
The government is right to be worried; these young people who have entered the university will never become good soldiers or fanatics. The clay from which they are made cannot be molded.
Selling 'jabitas' (plastic bags) in front of an agricultural market in Havana. (Luz Escobar) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, H...
Studying abroad contributes to global, regional and national economies in a significant way. It opens up doors for international trade, commerce and understanding, as well as for peace building, communication, and national security.
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The original sin of the official press is not the press, but propaganda. It emerged to sustain the ideological political-economic model and it can't shed that genesis.
Women are the sector of the population that has the most reason to shout their displeasure. Because half a century after the founding of the caricature of an organization that is the Federation of Cuban Women, we are neither more free, nor more powerful, nor even more independent.
Barbara Walters may be a personal hero, yes, but she's also the best television journalist in the history of the world. So as she leaves public life at the height of the party, I hope this living legend, this television icon, this class act, takes a final, glorious bow.
We Cuban users, fortunately, had not expected the American company to be allowed to access the program from a national Internet Provider.
In 1981 an epidemic of dengue hemorrhagic fever broke out in Cuba. I was barely six, but that situation left me deeply traumatized. The first thing they told us in school was that the disease had been introduced by "Yankee imperialism."
Evening falls and the sound of the sieves in the rolling hills trails off. The three men collect their belongings. They've finished the first day in their arduous search for gold.
Press agencies need to strengthen and carefully review their codes of ethics when dealing with Cuba.