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.
The Saratoga Hotel in Havana Collapses

The Saratoga Hotel in Havana Collapses

A large part of the Saratoga Hotel, located in Old Havana, collapsed this morning, May 6, 2022.

Reporting Isn’t a Crime, but in Cuba It’s Treated as Such

Reporting Isn’t a Crime, but in Cuba It’s Treated as Such

The government’s ongoing assault on press freedom

La Crema Covers Cuban Reality Better Than the TV News

La Crema Covers Cuban Reality Better Than the TV News

La Crema is a Cuban musician who "da chucho" through his reggaeton songs. His songs about Cuban current affairs are good for dancing, laughing and reflecting.

Cuba’s elderly in front of young people’s lenses

Cuba’s elderly in front of young people’s lenses

The photographs in the El Toque contest had to be unedited, original works, and linked to aging, caring and elderly rights in Cuba.

Veganism, Vegetarianism and Free Choice in Cuba

Veganism, Vegetarianism and Free Choice in Cuba

The ability to choose which foods you want to try, eat, incorporate, or remove from your everyday diet is a sign of food identity that expresses an individual’s and society’s ethical and cultural preferences. However, it’s very hard to talk about eating choices in Cuba for different reasons.

How to Watch Cuban State TV Outside of Cuba

How to Watch Cuban State TV Outside of Cuba

Some cubans, perhaps driven by a certain nostalgia, try to follow the series, soap operas and other programs that are broadcast on the island.

Progress Made by Cuba’s Animal Protection Activists

Progress Made by Cuba’s Animal Protection Activists

On February 26th, Decree-Law 31/2021 of “Animal Protection” was passed with much funfare. But its content still hadn’t been published, almost two months later. Activists, volunteers and animal defenders were left greatly disappointed after reading the text for the first time.

Is US-Cuba Immigration & Remittances Policy Loosening up?

Is US-Cuba Immigration & Remittances Policy Loosening up?

US-Cuba relations have become a trending topic on Cuban social media after different articles went viral on the issue in recent weeks.

Cuba: Manifesto against Silence, for Justice

Cuba: Manifesto against Silence, for Justice

This manifesto has essentially become a protest. It also seeks to report, yet again, state repression deployed to calm down protests on July 11th and 12th 2021; as well as sentences given to make examples of those taken to trial. The letter explains that it is a humanist duty to condemn every act of violence and arbitrariness, regardless of the ideology of the Government that commits it.

A Cuban in Poland: “This War Touches Me First-Hand”

A Cuban in Poland: “This War Touches Me First-Hand”

Karla Puente, a 27-year-old Cuban living in Warsaw, Poland’s capital, took in an older woman with her daughter and four-year-old grandchild. “You could see the panic in their faces".

Why Did Cubans Protest Outside the Panama Embassy?

Why Did Cubans Protest Outside the Panama Embassy?

This protest began when the Panamanian authorities approved a decree published in the Panama Republic’s Official Gazette on March 8, 2022, completely unannounced and coming into effect immediately for at least three months.

Less Food and More Kitchen Time in Cuba

Less Food and More Kitchen Time in Cuba

After two economic crises in Cuba, conditions for Cubans’ right to food have been disrupted especially in everyday food-related activities.

Lisandra, a Cuban Woman Taking Cover from Bombs

Lisandra, a Cuban Woman Taking Cover from Bombs

“The girl is scared when a bomb falls nearby or when she hears the siren. I put cartoons on for her or play with her so she forgets about it. Let’s hope this ends soon.”

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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.

The Saratoga Hotel in Havana Collapses
A large part of the Saratoga Hotel, located in Old Havana, collapsed this morning, May 6, 2022.

The government’s ongoing assault on press freedom

La Crema is a Cuban musician who "da chucho" through his reggaeton songs. His songs about Cuban current affairs are good for dancing, laughing and reflecting.

The photographs in the El Toque contest had to be unedited, original works, and linked to aging, caring and elderly rights in Cuba.
Some cubans, perhaps driven by a certain nostalgia, try to follow the series, soap operas and other programs that are broadcast on the island.
US-Cuba relations have become a trending topic on Cuban social media after different articles went viral on the issue in recent weeks.
Karla Puente, a 27-year-old Cuban living in Warsaw, Poland’s capital, took in an older woman with her daughter and four-year-old grandchild. “You could see the panic in their faces".
After two economic crises in Cuba, conditions for Cubans’ right to food have been disrupted especially in everyday food-related activities.
The ability to choose which foods you want to try, eat, incorporate, or remove from your everyday diet is a sign of food identity that expresses an individual’s and society’s ethical and cultural preferences. However, it’s very hard to talk about eating choices in Cuba for different reasons.
On February 26th, Decree-Law 31/2021 of “Animal Protection” was passed with much funfare. But its content still hadn’t been published, almost two months later. Activists, volunteers and animal defenders were left greatly disappointed after reading the text for the first time.
This manifesto has essentially become a protest. It also seeks to report, yet again, state repression deployed to calm down protests on July 11th and 12th 2021; as well as sentences given to make examples of those taken to trial. The letter explains that it is a humanist duty to condemn every act of violence and arbitrariness, regardless of the ideology of the Government that commits it.
This protest began when the Panamanian authorities approved a decree published in the Panama Republic’s Official Gazette on March 8, 2022, completely unannounced and coming into effect immediately for at least three months.
“The girl is scared when a bomb falls nearby or when she hears the siren. I put cartoons on for her or play with her so she forgets about it. Let’s hope this ends soon.”

Mercado Informal de
Divisas en Cuba (Tiempo Real)

toque_logo_white
1 EUR128.00 CUP
1 USD115.00 CUP
1 MLC124.00 CUP
-0.7
calendar_icon

CUBA

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