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Havana Nighlife
by Sophia Beckman

The drinking scene in the city often disappoints tourists inspired by Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene and Havana’s decadence of longgone decades. The classic Hemingway haunts have become tourist traps and after midnight, Old Havana largely shuts down even while the Malecón is packed six-deep with locals and there are large queues outside some [read full story]

56th Cuban Baseball Series
by Ricardo Alberto Pérez

With changes to its structure and especially to its schedule, the 56th Cuban Baseball Series is now in its post-season stage with four teams remaining in the competition: Matanzas, Ciego de Ávila, Granma and Villa Clara. The elimination of three legendary teams such as Industriales, Santiago de Cuba and Pinar del Río during the [read full story]

10 Famous Cubans

Known as the Grand Dame of Cuba, Alicia Alonso was voted one of the most beautiful women in the world by Harpers and Queen Magazine in the 1950s. At 16, she got married and moved to New York, but determined to promote ballet in Cuba, she set up the Alicia Alonso Ballet Company in 1948. But by [read full story]

Young Cuban Jazz: the legend lives on
by Ricardo Alberto Pérez

I think of myself as one of the faithful, one of those veteran fans of Cuban or Latin Jazz. I’ve been very lucky to have been able to see close up some of the phenomenal artists in the 1980s who increased the stature of this musical genre on the Island and presented its image [read full story]

Loving the Streets of Havana
by Ricardo Alberto Pérez

Havana residents live out a large part of their lives on the streets. It’s kind of a reality show out there all the time. Their exuberance animates the city and it translates their uncontrollable zest into a formula for coping with all sorts of difficulties. There is no end of opportunity on the street; [read full story]

Havana’s birth
by Victoria Alcalá

The Templete is a small neo classical building constructed in the early 19th century to commemorate the first Mass and council held in the town of San Cristóbal de La Habana on November 16, 1519. Each year this event is celebrated by a series of commemorative events the most notable of which is the custom of [read full story]

An architectural stew
by Victoria Alcalá

Havana has always been a very cosmopolitan city, open to different influences. As a port city, it is constantly used to the comings and goings of fleets, of receiving people from every continent, some in transit and others arriving as conquerors or refugees from wars and conflicts; a few of these people succumb [read full story]

Colón Cemetery: A jewel of Havana
by Ricardo Alberto Pérez

The majestic triple-arched portal at the point where 12th Street meets Zapata Avenue signals the principal entrance to Havana’s Colón Cemetery. This Romanesque-inspired portico, 34 meters long by 21.66 meters high, is crowned by a monumental Carrara marble sculpture group representing the Christian virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity and was created by Cuban artist [read full story]

The new Cuba mix
by Jauretzy

For this music issue, we thought we would put together a series of tracks that reflects Cuba in 2016 and all the key players and sentiments that have played a role in making this a historical year. This is what we call The New Cuba Mix—looking forward to all the infinite possibilities of tomorrow, yet [read full story]

The Anatomy of a Millennial
by Jauretsi

What exactly is a Millennial? And why have they become so influential? To understand the mindset of this demographic, one must understand the social, political, and cultural climate they were born in. For starters, it is agreed that a Millennial is anyone officially born in the early 1980s through the early 2000s as the final [read full story]