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Purchasing soap in a Havana store.
Purchasing soap in a Havana store. DDC
Economics

Personal Hygiene in Cuba: Positively Medieval

Los Ángeles

'Is it possible to imagine a Cuban minister in 1958 telling the people that they cannot use soap or brush their teeth for three months?'

Therapeutic vaccine against cancer.
Therapeutic vaccine against cancer. CUBA MEDIC
HEALTH

Cancer: "A Political Problem" in Cuba

La Habana

Patients complain about interruptions in the administration of medicines, and a lack of explanations.

Bobby Fischer in Havana, just 12 years old in 1956, playing a match against Cuba's José R. Florido. 
Bobby Fischer in Havana, just 12 years old in 1956, playing a match against Cuba's José R. Florido.  Wikipedia
Chess

Bobby Fischer and His Visits to Cuba

Miami

Miguel Ángel Sánchez and Jesús Suárez have written a revealing book about the American genius's relationship with the island.

Book of sixth-grade readings.
Book of sixth-grade readings. DDC
Education

Primary School Textbooks in Cuba: Ideological Manuals

Santa Clara

Marxism, praise for the countries of the (defunct) Socialist Bloc and the 'heroes' of the Revolution. This is the motto that Cuban children must repeat daily: 'Pioneers for Communism, we will be like Che.'

Screenshot of the video.
Screenshot of the video. YOUTUBE
REPRESSION

The Photographer’s Repressors

Miami

Javier Caso got footage of the thugs who interrogated him, his material constituting direct evidence of the kinds of abuse many Cubans suffer.

Cuban emigrants headed for the US, via a third country, 2019.
Cuban emigrants headed for the US, via a third country, 2019. AFP
Emigration

How Many Cubans Will Emigrate in 2020?

Los Ángeles

For political and non-economic reasons, the segment of the population that constitutes the engine driving the world emigrates from Cuba.

Manuel Marrero (center) inaugurating the luxurious Packard Hotel, run by the Cuban military, along with Díaz-Canel.
Manuel Marrero (center) inaugurating the luxurious Packard Hotel, run by the Cuban military, along with Díaz-Canel. Reportur
Economy

New Prime Minister, Old Problems

La Habana

In 2019, more serious than failures to follow through on new plans was the accumulation of old problems that the authorities are still unable to solve.

The performance 'A Rapist in Your Path', at the ISA, Havana. 
The performance 'A Rapist in Your Path', at the ISA, Havana.  The performance 'A Rapist in Your Path', at the ISA, Havana. SADIEL ME BE YUCABYTE
Society

'They tried to merge us under a single authority'

Miami

60 years after the triumph of the Revolution, most Cubans do not even acknowledge Violence Against Women.

10th anniversary of Diario de Cuba.
10th anniversary of Diario de Cuba. DDC
Anniversary

DIARIO DE CUBA: An Inside Look

Madrid

Open House. On our tenth anniversary, we go behind the scenes at the DDC and chat with some of the people associated with it.

Protest against singer Haila Mompié in Miami.
Protest against singer Haila Mompié in Miami. CUBANOS POR EL MUNDO
Opinion

An Art of Dictatorship

Miami

Cuban exiles grow weary of artists, intellectuals and academics supportive of Castro's disinformation efforts.

Raúl Castro and, in the background, Fidel Castro’s grave. 
Raúl Castro and, in the background, Fidel Castro’s grave.  AFP
Economy

Poverty Decreasing Around the World, But Rising in Cuba

Los Ángeles

'It would be interesting to see how many Cubans on the island know that, since the liberal capitalist globalization process was initiated in 1980, global poverty has actually declined more than ever before in the history of mankind.'