The Anti-Imperialist Grandstand of Havana, Victim of the Shortage of Cement in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 14 April 2023 — In addition to seriously affecting the construction of homes, the lack of cement is delaying the restoration works of one of the most symbolic places of the Cuban regime, the Anti-Imperialist Grandstand of Havana, popularly known as the “protesto-drome.” The shortage of raw materials and fuel tops the list … Continue reading “The Anti-Imperialist Grandstand of Havana, Victim of the Shortage of Cement in Cuba”

The Government Confirms Demolition of the Anti-Imperialist Platform in Order to Restore It

14ymedio, Havana, May 23, 2019 — Two days after 14ymedio reported that Havana’s Anti-Imperialist Platform is to be dismantled to make way for office buildings, the vice-president of the Provincial Administrative Council, Orestes Llanes Mestres, confirmed the demolition but noted that new construction on the site is aimed at preserving its historic symbolism. The official … Continue reading “The Government Confirms Demolition of the Anti-Imperialist Platform in Order to Restore It”

Havana’s Anti-Imperialist Platform is Being Demolished to Build Office Buildings

14ymedio, Havana, 21 May 2019 — The Anti-Imperialist Platform, a symbol of Fidel Castro’s Battle of Ideas, will be replaced by something much more prosaic: two two-story buildings designed to house offices. The construction manager and several workers involved in the dismantling of the monument told 14ymedio that this is the future that awaits the emblematic place, … Continue reading “Havana’s Anti-Imperialist Platform is Being Demolished to Build Office Buildings”

Eusebio Leal: “In Cuba There Is No Anti-US Sentiment, Only Anti-Imperialist” / 14ymedio, Sara Gomez

EFE/14ymedio, Sara Gomez Armas, Havana, 6 August 2015 — A few days before the American flag will fly above the embassy in Havana, the city’s historian and Cuban intellectual Eusebio Leal said in an interview with EFE that Cuba had never had “an anti-United States sentiment, only an anti-imperialist sentiment.” “Cubans have always understood this subtlety. … Continue reading “Eusebio Leal: “In Cuba There Is No Anti-US Sentiment, Only Anti-Imperialist” / 14ymedio, Sara Gomez”

Jose Marti Knocks Down the Increase in Gas Prices in Cuba

14ymedio, Natalia López Moya, Havana, 31 January 2024 — It started as a murmur. Some drivers who were waiting with their vehicles in line to buy fuel at the El Tángana gas station in Havana shared the news. “They just said it on the news,” said a driver with shortness of breath and an almost … Continue reading “Jose Marti Knocks Down the Increase in Gas Prices in Cuba”

Guardians of Official Dogma Kill a Havantur Ad for Flights from Cuba to Miami

14ymedio, Havana, 21 January 2024 — Havanatur has been getting into ideological trouble lately. Their recent ads promoting flights from Cuba to Miami for the equivalent of 229 dollars inexplicably disappeared hours after they were posted. Unlike the previous controversy in December in which the state-run travel agency used an image of Santa Claus, this … Continue reading “Guardians of Official Dogma Kill a Havantur Ad for Flights from Cuba to Miami”

While the Country Is Sinking, the Cuban Regime Renews the Code of Ethics for Its Cadres

14ymedio, Madrid, 16 January 2024 — After 18 years, the list of rules of conduct known as the Code of Ethics of the State Cadres already has a new version, which entered into force this Monday after its publication in the Official Gazette. The rule emphasizes aspects such as “the honor and duty to defend … Continue reading “While the Country Is Sinking, the Cuban Regime Renews the Code of Ethics for Its Cadres”

Devoid of Tourists and Locals, Only the Turkey Vultures Remain in the Plaza of the Revolution

14ymedio, Pedro Espinosa, Havana, 13 December 2023 — A few years ago a line of taxis and old convertibles regularly filled the esplanade in front of the Plaza of the Revolution’s tower. But the decline in tourism has also led to a decline in visitors to what was once the nerve center of political power … Continue reading “Devoid of Tourists and Locals, Only the Turkey Vultures Remain in the Plaza of the Revolution”

Against the Warrior Anti-Semitism of the Cuban Regime

14ymedio, Jacobo Machover, Paris, December 17, 2023 — Sad and terrible realization: Cuba leads the most virulent anti-Semitism in much of the world, outside Arab and Muslim countries. The most rancid insults to Israel and the Jewish people are pronounced without the slightest embarrassment by Mariela Castro, the daughter of Raúl Castro; Aleida Guevara, daughter … Continue reading “Against the Warrior Anti-Semitism of the Cuban Regime”

‘I Don’t Even Know Where Gaza Is,’ Says a Cuban Student Marching for Palestine

14ymedio, Nelson García and Natalia López Moya, Havana, 23 November 2023 —  The march called for this Thursday in Havana by the Union of Young Communists of Cuba (UJC) “in defense of Palestine” began two hours late. Initially announced for 1:00 pm, the event began at 3:00, at G and the Malecón, to the annoyance of … Continue reading “‘I Don’t Even Know Where Gaza Is,’ Says a Cuban Student Marching for Palestine”

Uruguayan Diplomats in Cuba Are Asked to Meet with the Opposition ‘For Reciprocity’

14ymedio, Havana, August 3, 2023 — The Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (Cadal) sent a letter on Thursday to the President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, requesting that he instruct his diplomats in Cuba to talk with the opposition to the island’s regime. The organization also urged the president to invite a “representative … Continue reading “Uruguayan Diplomats in Cuba Are Asked to Meet with the Opposition ‘For Reciprocity’”

Caimanera, One of the Most Guarded Towns in Cuba, Took to the Streets

14ymedio, Yoani Sánchez, Generation Y, Havana, 8 May 2023 — Shirtless, with his arm raised and making the victory sign with his fingers, we see one of the protesters who on Saturday took to the streets of Caimanera, in Guantanamo. The man, who stands out for his leadership, lists the reasons that have led them … Continue reading “Caimanera, One of the Most Guarded Towns in Cuba, Took to the Streets”

Cuba’s Silent Majority

14ymedio, Yunior García Aguilera, Madrid, 18 April 2023 — I have a friend who says he’s not leftist, nor rightist, but the opposite. After his apparently absurd joke, it’s evident he is fed up with the polarization that is shaking Cuba and the planet. The truth is that those on the right tend to move … Continue reading “Cuba’s Silent Majority”

A Hotel with an Unknown Owner and Rates of up to 100 Dollars per Night Opens in Centro Havana

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez / Olea Gallardo, Havana, 13 December 2022 — The neighbors of the hotel Cayo Hueso, in Centro Habana, watched with intrigue, for months, the remodeling  of the building located at Aramburu 253, at the corner of Neptune. Little by little, the property — built in the 1930s and in decline, like … Continue reading “A Hotel with an Unknown Owner and Rates of up to 100 Dollars per Night Opens in Centro Havana”

Little Enthusiasm and Expensive Food at an Official ‘March’ in Support of the Family Code in Havana

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 23 September 2022 — In its desperate struggle for the yes to win in the referendum on the Family Code this Sunday, the Cuban Government has mobilized not only workplaces but also schools. Barely thirty kids, from nearby schools, arrived this Friday at the corner of G and Malecón, in … Continue reading “Little Enthusiasm and Expensive Food at an Official ‘March’ in Support of the Family Code in Havana”