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open-minded writing from Cuba
  1. Virginia Paguaga’s mission is to knock down the barriers that have been imposed between different art forms. Her project “Videopoetica” seeks to experiment with images and words. It involved a group of female poets, photographers and filmmakers so that they could create an audiovisual anthology, and reinterpret texts written by Central American women.
  2. This story began when 500,000 surplus state sector jobs were to be eliminated, almost “putting the cart before the oxen”, and nobody knew where these unemployed workers would end up after receiving wages over a three month grace period.
  3. Organizing a raffle in Cuba or, better yet, in Havana, presumes a high level of enthusiasm. It’s not easy to convince a diverse public who aren’t openly familiar with gambling or with the adrenaline of a bettor.
  4. In a recent meeting of leaders of the Communist Party of Cuba, First Vice President Miguel Díaz Canel spoke about non-government media and other projects that seek to destroy the Cuban Revolution with underhanded methods from within.
  5. Many visitors to Cuba like to catch a baseball game as part of their trip. The 2017-2018 season got under way on August 5th. The first round of play continues through October 3rd.
  6. One of the expressions of this crisis of values that is eating away at Cuba and which many people are taking seriously, is the number of stray animals on the street and the condition they are found in.
  7. US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Florida on Wednesday to meet with members of the Venezuelan exile community.
  8. Among the foothills of the Cristal and Nipe mountains, the Mayari river slopes down towards the extensive coral reefs. Before flowing into the sea, it plows through the valley of the same name, which is also the name of the municipality and the capital city of the province of Holguin in northeastern Cuba. (17 photos)
  9. A man returns home from a war. His physical scars are healed but the emotional ones are so deep that he will never be the same. The National Screen Institute of Canada (NSI) posted this short film by Cuban director Tamara Segura.
  10. Cuban agriculture has passed through moments of glory and huge setbacks caused by the country’s own political leaders. For everyone who has been following the achievements, failures and setbacks of Cuban agriculture, it’s been highly refreshing to read minister Gustavo Rodriguez's approaches and proposals.

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