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Self-employed workers protest in Santa Clara, March 12, 2020. 
Self-employed workers protest in Santa Clara, March 12, 2020.  DDC
Politics

Cuba, Social Discontent and the Coronavirus

La Habana

Social discontent, previously covered up, has erupted in some sectors of society, facilitated by modern media instruments.

Miguel Díaz-Canel with a mask in an appearance on television.
Miguel Díaz-Canel with a mask in an appearance on television. Youtube
Covid-19

Cuba: The Government's Covid-19 Measures Are Illegal

Madrid

The authorities have closed borders and confined citizens, without employing the only valid instrument to do so. The strengthening of the rule of law, to which Díaz-Canel recently referred, has proven one of the first casualties of Covid-19 in the country.

 Customs at the Havana Airport. CANAL CARIBE
Customs at the Havana Airport. CANAL CARIBE CANAL CARIBE
Politics

When Castroism Politicized the Immigration Issue

La Habana

The accusation leveled against the United States of having politicized the immigration issue in the context of the countries' relations has been a constant.

Miguel Ángel Sánchez 
Miguel Ángel Sánchez  DDC
Chess

'Bobby Fischer's Angst Vanished in Havana'

Madrid

The former world chess champion would have turned 77 today. DIARIO DE CUBA talked with Miguel Ángel Sánchez, co-author of the recently published book Bobby Fischer in Cuba.

ILLUSTRATION 
ILLUSTRATION  DDC
Economics

Business Planning in Cuba, Warts and All

La Habana

Can the workers modify the figures found in plans already approved by the economy's higher-ups?

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.