Looking up at the sky

Jorge Luis Baños-IPS/jlbimagenes@yahoo.es

A poor year in precipitations confirms that drought in Cuba is one of the most fearful consequences of climate change.

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A first quarter dryer than usual is worrying Cuban farmers and a shadow is hovering over a strategic objective of the country: to increase food production. In the face of a threat that is not new, the authorities are promoting alternatives to build a system of sustainable agriculture.

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Talking about masculinity: In the name of the son (and of the daughter)

Jorge Luis Baños-IPS/jlbimagenes@yahoo.es

Paternal irresponsibility is no an isolated problem, nor does it solely involve masculinity and the harmful consequences of the prevailing patriarchal culture.

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“In our country, the family is evolving, but it continues to be the ‘primary recourse and last refuge’ for most of its members.”1

The confession

When I typed the last period (it should have been an ellipsis) of my book, En el nombre del hijo (In the name of the father2) , in 2007, I was sure of what I would call the urgent need to speak out in Cuban society about paternal (ir)responsibility; however, I was far from imagining what was to come.

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Enrique Domínguez: a life in radio

A well-known unknown

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Until a short while ago, Professor Enrique Domínguez Sosa saved in his home the 4,000 letters sent in 1985 by listeners of the “Clave ocho treinta” programme, a Radio Progreso space that he has been advising since 1972. Those letters were just a sample of his fervour for the media to which he has given almost his entire working life. He is properly a man of radio.

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Cuban nationals invade hotels

Archivo IPS Cuba

Local tourists are acquiring increasingly more importance for the leisure industry, judging by reports that register almost 1.5 million Cuban vacationers in 2012.

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Cubans are taking over spaces foreign visitors are not occupying in the country’s hotels. While some foreign issuing markets, especially Europe, are contracting, the number of national tourists is registering a tendency to grow. The National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI) recently reported an 11.9 percent increase in the total of Cuban tourists, up to almost 1.5 million in 2012.

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