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Social Contrasts in a Classless Society

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

Like an over-exposed photograph, social contrasts are perceived ever more strongly in Cuban life today, thanks to corruption, private businesses, remittances sent from abroad, or government privileges.

Cuba's Energy Revolution Comes to My Neighborhood... and Then Leaves Again

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

It came in a truck, immaculately new, brilliantly useful. It was our electric plant, our own generator, that would run the elevator and the hall lights when the blackouts cast their shadows over our area. We were saved.

WATCH: A Cuban Car With Modern Technology

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 02.28.2012 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

In Havana, I interviewed Victor, a Cuban taxi driver who showed me his family pride, a 1958 Mercedes with a few very special features such as "air-conditioning."

Cuba's Modern Bourgeoisie: The Jogging Class

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Compared to the rest of Cuba, 5th Avenue stands as a rarity. And not because such urban beauty is scarce on this Island.

And the Winner Is.....

Anthony DePalma | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Anthony DePalma

Brazil wants to be wanted in the region, and during this trip the president made certain that the Cubans understood that Brazil is willing to help them experiment delicately with capitalism. That, she said, will be Brazil's big contribution to Cuba.

Benedict XVI, A Different Pope, Will Come to a Different Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.13.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Catholics are preparing their liturgies and their pomp to receive Benedict XVI, while others wonder if his arrival will bring some significant transformation in the political or social situation of the nation.

Movie Review: Chico & Rita

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Chico & Rita is like a graphic novel of a romantic drama, set to music that entices and inspires. It's the grown-up choice to win this year's Oscar for animated feature.

An American Girl in Cuba

Lili Boyle | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Lili Boyle

Wherever we went, the highs and lows of Cuban society were clearly illustrated; we saw the beauty, the poverty, the arts, the decay, the hospitality and the biases.

PHOTOS: How To Travel From The US To Cuba Now

Travelzoo | Posted 04.07.2012 | Travel
Travelzoo

Trips to Cuba aren't a typical Caribbean beach vacation; there are plenty of vacation deals to the Dominican Republic or Jamaica if that's what you want. The schedules planned by these approved travel companies are busy with cultural activities

At Least Three Dead in Havana as Building Collapses From Decades of Neglect

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.20.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

What urgent solution will be applied so that these tragedies won't continue to be a part of our daily landscape?

'If I Loved You Before... '

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.09.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The market for hair is gaining strength in a nation that oscillates between the imperatives of coquetry and material difficulties.

Guinness World Records Rivalries and the Longest Cigar in the World

Stuart Claxton | Posted 03.06.2012 | Weird News
Stuart Claxton

The art of cigar smoking is almost like a rite of passage. It's like getting your first car, going to your first concert, or having your first beer. It's something you remember for years. And so it should be.

2011 in Cuba, a Year Already Remote

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

On Saint Sylvester night few homes displayed parties or music, at least in Havana. But I felt relief that the year was ending. Of 2011, with its advances overstated by propaganda and its setbacks silenced, once was enough.

Cuba Releases Over 2,500 Prisoners

AP | By PAUL HAVEN | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Cuba appeared to be making quick progress in meeting a pledge to free 2,900 pardoned prisoners, most of them convicted of minor crimes, even...

Zombies in Havana

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.16.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The nothingness, the apathy, the wall at the corner to sit on, forever wasting time. The hero of the film Juan of the Dead was already acting like a corpse before the zombies invaded Havana, a city in fact shrouded and dead.

Long Live The Malecon

AP | By PETER ORSI and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 02.16.2012 | Miami

HAVANA -- Along Havana's northern coastline, storms that roll down from the north send waves crashing against the concrete seawall, drenching vintage ...

Cuba Overrun With Zombies

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 02.08.2012 | Miami

HAVANA — The hottest ticket in Havana is a gory, campy zombie flick with a wicked sense of humor about Cuba's obsessive relations with the Unite...

Cuban Exile Groups Dabbling in Risky Business

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and GISELA SOLOMON | Posted 02.06.2012 | Miami

MIAMI — A coalition of Cuban exile groups said Wednesday their plans to anchor a small flotilla off the coast of Havana and launch fireworks to ...

Crowd Blocks Cuban Dissident Group From Leaving Home

AP | By PETER ORSI | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

HAVANA -- A raucous pro-government crowd shouting insults and slogans blocked a group of Cuban dissidents from launching a protest march in Havana on ...

Humor in Times of Fear

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

From time to time they invite you to be on some comedy show on TV, but you don't earn a living from this. You prefer to be hired by one of the exclusive restaurants that have begun to spring up all over Havana.

Musical Cities Of The World (PHOTOS)

Black Tomato | Posted 10.31.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Come with us on a creative pilgrimage across the waters to some of the most inspiring musical cities in the world.

In The Market For: Havana Tropics

The Huffington Post | Jenny Kang | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Images: Catwalking/Getty/Imaxtree Items From Lleft: Topshop Espadrilles, Marc By Marc Jacobs Flower Ring, Dior MotuOne Sunglasses, Norma Kamali B...

PHOTOS: Cuba Celebrates Revolution Day

Posted 09.25.2011 | World

CIEGO DE AVILA, Cuba (AP) -- Cuba marked the 58th anniversary of Fidel Castro's failed attack on the Moncada army barracks Tuesday without a speech fr...

Two Views Of Contemporary Cuba

Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts

"Cuba: In The Streets" and "Cuba: TV," which opened this past weekend at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, offer two starkly different views of twenty-...

Cuba's Black Market Thrives Despite Market Reforms

Associated Press | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

(AP) Want some paprika-infused chorizo sausage? How about a bit of buffalo mozzarella? Or maybe you just need more cooking oil this month, or a homema...