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Irma hits Cuba with 160 mph winds

Irma hits Cuba with 160 mph winds

Hurricane Irma plowed into the Cuban coast on Saturday, hitting the Camagüey Archipelago with 160mph winds. One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, Irma has killed at least 22 people in the eastern Caribbean and devastated islands including Barbuda and Saint Maarten.

Cuba and our good name

Cuba and our good name

What exactly is Trump’s Cuba policy today? Are his administration’s incremental reversals of previous U.S.-Cuba policy all we shall see, or will there be more, and more substantial, reversals of what was beginning to look like a warming relationship?

Anti-Cuban media overplay ‘acoustic attack’; Canada doesn’t assume a Cuban role

Anti-Cuban media overplay ‘acoustic attack’; Canada doesn’t assume a Cuban role

Maybe the news of the “acoustic attacks” will eventually rival the one published some years ago by the Weekly World News, with a headline saying ‘Cuba Launches Shark Attack Against U.S.’ next to a photograph of a dreadful white shark, jaws open, was the convincing subhead: “Castro’s evil plot to terrorize our beaches.”

Here we go again

Here we go again

On Aug. 1, a note published in the daily Granma told about the adoption of a group of measures that would be part of the “improvement” process of self-employed entrepreneurship (private business) and cooperatives. From that moment on, people linked to the sector experienced great disquiet, for obvious reasons.

The Brotherhood of the Coocuyo: An electronic music movement thrives in Cuba

The Brotherhood of the Coocuyo: An electronic music movement thrives in Cuba

A decade ago, electronic music was completely overshadowed by reggaetón and salsa in underground clubs in Cuba. Today, three DJs—an American, a Cuban and an Italian—have taken it upon themselves to turn it into a cultural movement.

Canada not assuming Cuba was behind acoustic incidents

Canada not assuming Cuba was behind acoustic incidents

Canada is not automatically assuming that Cuba was behind an alleged “acoustic attack” against U.S. and Canadian personnel in Havana and has no plans to expel Cuban diplomats, an official said on Friday.

Cuban athlete reportedly sues Finland for reparations in sex case

Cuban athlete reportedly sues Finland for reparations in sex case

One of six Cuban volleyball players arrested in Finland last year on charges of raping a woman in the city of Tampere has sued the Finnish government for 381,000 euros (about $448,000), the Finnish news agency STT reported on Wednesday.

Senile dementia to double in Cuba in two decades

Senile dementia to double in Cuba in two decades

Researchers this week said that the population with senile dementia is expected to double or even triple by 2040 in Cuba, which has one of the longest life expectancy rates in Latin America.

Accept the functions of small and midsized businesses

Accept the functions of small and midsized businesses

Cuba’s Official Gazette recently published measures announced by President Raúl Castro that delve deeper into the control and organization of private enterprise on the island. Diverse opinions have been offered, most of them focusing on the fact that the move is a step backward, although the functionaries who have made statements and the state media insist on saying the opposite.

A movie plot: U.S. diplomats go deaf in Cuba

A movie plot: U.S. diplomats go deaf in Cuba

Just when relations between Washington and Havana had fallen into soporific boredom comes the story of some U.S. diplomats who last year suffered inexplicable auditive damage in Cuba.

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