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Why Gaesa Is Not Under the Control of Cuba’s Comptroller

Why Gaesa Is Not Under the Control of Cuba’s Comptroller

The lack of jurisdiction of the Comptroller General's Office over the Minfar and Minint systems has never been a "suspicion", but a true fact.

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Can Buyers Lower the Price of the Dollar in Cuba?

Can buyers drive down the price of the dollar? Find out what factors influence and how they impact economic stability.

Cuban Government Levels Serious Charges Against El Toque

Cuban Government Levels Serious Charges Against El Toque

Statement by elTOQUE on the fallacious campaign that wants to implant the matrix of opinion that the devaluation of the national currency is the fault of a media outlet, and on the violent drift that the accusations are taking.

Embargo or Not, Vehicle Trade from US to Cuba is Thriving

Embargo or Not, Vehicle Trade from US to Cuba is Thriving

If the Cuban model for the importation of vehicles from the U.S. follows the same pattern as that of Chavismo, the consequences of the Morocho experiment should also serve as a warning signal for those involved.

Cubans Expelled from Russian Army, No Papers & No Money

Cubans Expelled from Russian Army, No Papers & No Money

Cubans "recruited" to fight in Ukraine denounce deception, swindles and mistreatment. Former soldiers reveal details of the network that recruited them with false promises.

The Cuban State Does Not Have a Woman’s Name

The Cuban State Does Not Have a Woman’s Name

The Cuban state does not have a woman’s face, but Cuba, the homeland, the motherland, does. Cuba has the face and name of a woman.

Dissidents or Opposition, All Roads Lead to “Villa Marista”

Dissidents or Opposition, All Roads Lead to “Villa Marista”

On April 26, 2024, independent journalist José Luis Tan Estrada was arrested in Havana and taken directly to the State Security headquarters: Villa Marista. More than 72 hours have passed, which is an alarming sign.

The Cuban Government/Military’s Businesses in Angola

The Cuban Government/Military’s Businesses in Angola

Cuba has managed to consolidate a business network with the government of Angola using Cuban professionals as raw material. The agreements are highly beneficial for the Cuban government, but neither the citizens of the island nor the professionals, who are forced to work under abusive conditions, see the benefits of these agreements.

Mariel: the “Engine of the Cuban Economy” that Stalled

Mariel: the “Engine of the Cuban Economy” that Stalled

Beyond the scarce figures offered by the island’s government, the real impact of the enclave on the Cuban economy is unknown.

Campaign for Political Prisoners in Cuba-Venezuela-Nicaragua

Campaign for Political Prisoners in Cuba-Venezuela-Nicaragua

A group of human rights organizations from Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua presented on April 11, 2024, the regional campaign “It’s happening again,” which highlights the situation of political prisoners in the three Latin American countries in the face of the rise of totalitarianism.

Cuba and the Curse of the Substitute

Cuba and the Curse of the Substitute

The real, the very painful thing, is that the substitute country, little by little —without an immediate solution in sight— is replacing the country that should be; which, logically, does not seem to lead to anything edifying.

Protests in Cuba: Food Shortages Will Persist

Protests in Cuba: Food Shortages Will Persist

The appearance of a truck carrying sacks of rice and another with powdered milk after the protest that took place in Santiago de Cuba on March 17, 2024, was no coincidence. The authorities in the eastern city attempted to appease the citizens with some food.

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Cuba: “The Enemy Attacks, but the Revolution Resists”

The government’s response to the protests of March 17th

Protests Breakout in Santiago de Cuba “Electricity and Food”

Protests Breakout in Santiago de Cuba “Electricity and Food”

Residents of the Veguita de Galo popular council, in Santiago de Cuba, took to the streets on Sunday, March 17, 2024, under the slogan "current and food" and "homeland and life". Reports also came in of protests in Bayamo, in El Cobre and in Santa Marta, Matanzas.

Goosebumps in Cuba. Why and Until When?

Goosebumps in Cuba. Why and Until When?

#MiraSiMeErizo (Look and see if I get goosebumps) is the latest challenge on Cuban social media. Its origin is linked to the statements of some residents of Rio Cauto after the visit of Miguel Diaz-Canel to that locality in January 2024.

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El Toque is a multimedia platform focused on telling Cuba in its diversity, complex, creative and also sometimes painful or hidden. Our very existence is a commitment to the diversity of voices, styles and functions in the media ecosystem that they publish for Cubans. Here you can learn a little more about the Island.

Why Gaesa Is Not Under the Control of Cuba’s Comptroller
The lack of jurisdiction of the Comptroller General's Office over the Minfar and Minint systems has never been a "suspicion", but a true fact.

Can buyers drive down the price of the dollar? Find out what factors influence and how they impact economic stability.

Statement by elTOQUE on the fallacious campaign that wants to implant the matrix of opinion that the devaluation of the national currency is the fault of a media outlet, and on the violent drift that the accusations are taking.

If the Cuban model for the importation of vehicles from the U.S. follows the same pattern as that of Chavismo, the consequences of the Morocho experiment should also serve as a warning signal for those involved.

Cubans "recruited" to fight in Ukraine denounce deception, swindles and mistreatment. Former soldiers reveal details of the network that recruited them with false promises.
On April 26, 2024, independent journalist José Luis Tan Estrada was arrested in Havana and taken directly to the State Security headquarters: Villa Marista. More than 72 hours have passed, which is an alarming sign.
Beyond the scarce figures offered by the island’s government, the real impact of the enclave on the Cuban economy is unknown.
The real, the very painful thing, is that the substitute country, little by little —without an immediate solution in sight— is replacing the country that should be; which, logically, does not seem to lead to anything edifying.
The government’s response to the protests of March 17th
#MiraSiMeErizo (Look and see if I get goosebumps) is the latest challenge on Cuban social media. Its origin is linked to the statements of some residents of Rio Cauto after the visit of Miguel Diaz-Canel to that locality in January 2024.
The Cuban state does not have a woman’s face, but Cuba, the homeland, the motherland, does. Cuba has the face and name of a woman.
Cuba has managed to consolidate a business network with the government of Angola using Cuban professionals as raw material. The agreements are highly beneficial for the Cuban government, but neither the citizens of the island nor the professionals, who are forced to work under abusive conditions, see the benefits of these agreements.
A group of human rights organizations from Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua presented on April 11, 2024, the regional campaign “It’s happening again,” which highlights the situation of political prisoners in the three Latin American countries in the face of the rise of totalitarianism.
The appearance of a truck carrying sacks of rice and another with powdered milk after the protest that took place in Santiago de Cuba on March 17, 2024, was no coincidence. The authorities in the eastern city attempted to appease the citizens with some food.
Residents of the Veguita de Galo popular council, in Santiago de Cuba, took to the streets on Sunday, March 17, 2024, under the slogan "current and food" and "homeland and life". Reports also came in of protests in Bayamo, in El Cobre and in Santa Marta, Matanzas.

MERCADO INFORMAL DE
DIVISAS EN CUBA (TIEMPO REAL)

toque_logo_white
1 EUR
355.00 CUP
-5
1 USD
340.00 CUP
-10
1 MLC
285.00 CUP
-5
Calendar iconCUBA
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