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Illustration by Baleria Mena
7 Jan 21
Economic measures supposed to ease the effects of the pandemic are increasing inequality.
An empty food marked in Holguin, Cuba. (Photo: Fernando Donate)
7 Jan 21
A lack of hard currency mean that essential imports are in short supply.
(Illustration: Baleria Mena)
18 Dec 20
Officials attribute problems of access to economic limitations. The reality is very different.
The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, has wrongly claimed that Cuban medicine and science have saved 80% of critical patients from COVID-19. (Illustration: Baleria Mena)
10 Dec 20
No evidence to support official claims that country’s advanced” science and medicine” has saved record numbers of patients.
Carlos Manuel Álvarez. (Photo taken from his Facebook page)
30 Nov 20
The state steps up its assault and harassment of independent artists.
Due to the lack of internet access, home working is ony possible for a small number of the population. (Photo: Leonardo Fernandez Viloria/Getty Images)
9 Nov 20
Despite official claims, country lacks the basic telecommunications infrastructure to make this happen.
Since the arrival of the pandemic in Cuba, the country has been experiencing a worsening shortage of basic products, which translates into longer queues than usual. (Photo: L. R. Fuentes)
15 Oct 20
New measures mean that only those with access to hard currency can obtain essential goods.
A mother cradles her baby in Santiago de Cuba. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
9 Oct 20
New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
Maikel López has a small fruit and food stall that supplies neighborhoods in Camagüey, Cuba. The stall allows residents not to have to go to crowded state markets. (Photo: R. Fernández)
25 Sep 20
The crackdown on street vendors selling basic goods means people have to join long queues in government-run shops.
(Illustration by Baleria Mena)
2 Sep 20
Low state pensions mean that older people risk exposure to the virus to make ends meet.