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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.

There are many articles available about how safe co-sleeping helps regulate the body’s temperature, weight gain and prevent Sudden infant death syndrome. As well as giving babies greater security and comfort, helping parents to get a good night’s rest and encouraging longer breastfeeding during the night.

The Cuban government has decided to process hundreds of peaceful protestors with summary proceedings, a process that allows sentences to be ruled in less than 20 days for people who have been accused of crimes that do not exceed the sanction of one year in prison.

The Government decided to restrict access to internet services. Reports began to come in from Cubans about the missing services. The restrictions were confirmed by a report from the internet monitor, NetBlocks.

That day, the only thing that came to my mind to do, as I was being arrested in a violent and illegal manner, was to sing the National Anthem, our Anthem, the Anthem of every Cuban.
The Cuban Conference of Religious Leaders (Concur) is an organization made up of Catholic clergy that serve in Cuba. On Sunday, July 18, they announced on their Facebook page a new service to accompany relatives of those jailed following the July 11 demonstrations. In the message launching the project, they explain that the service will […]
The distinction between “counter-revolutionaries” and “confused revolutionaries” appeared to be a hint at recognizing the legitimate causes for the protest.
Matanzas province saw a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, with an infection rate which went up from 438 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on June 28th, to over 800 cases per day per 100,000 inhabitants, on July 2nd, according to Giron newspaper.
Cuban artist Hamlet Lavastida returned to Cuba on June 20. He had to quarantine for a week. On June 26th he was arrested and transported to Villa Marista, State Security’s training facility.
Only the Law, the District Attorney’s Office, and courts can enforce the Law. The rest is a dangerous use of mass frenzy; it activates the lowest passions, revenge and hatred.
I believe that freedom, decency, nobility and coherence are the best antidotes for intolerant minds. Many thanks to you for reading my long testimony and a big thanks to my companions in this journey towards freedom.
The only possible dream in Cuba right now, is of reconciliation based on justice, responsibility, a love for the diversity of our culture, political pluralism, acceptance of differences and criticism.
This Sunday, July 11, thousands of people took to the streets in different parts of the country. At the time this note was published, El Toque had confirmation of demonstrations in San Antonio de los Baños, Alquízar, Guanajay and Güira de Melena (Artemisa); Güines (Mayabeque); Palma Soriano (Santiago de Cuba), Luyanó and Centro Habana (Havana). […]
One of these hotels was opened in Cayo Guillermo, on the beach and outside the “main island”, two years ago. The Havana Axel-Telegrafo Hotel, dedicated to the LGBTIQ+ community, is innovative on two fronts: it will be the first hotel of its kind in the Cuban capital, located on Prado and Neptuno streets. Discussions haven’t […]
I began eating avocadoes to try and get my son to eat vegetables and fruits. I took paternity leave to take care of my daughter. I have said sorry when I do things wrong, when my maturity hasn’t risen to the occasion. I have snatched time away from my ego to play their never-ending games. […]

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