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.
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What Comes After the Approval of the New Family Act?

Cuba has a new Family Code. The implementation of the law presents several legislative and institutional challenges.

The Protest Demands in Cuba: Electricity, Water and Freedom

The Protest Demands in Cuba: Electricity, Water and Freedom

The massive blackout that occurred on September 27, 2022 in Cuba has unleashed a wave of protests in several provinces of the country. The main ones have taken place in Havana.

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How Cubans Cope with Long Hours of Total Blackout

After the massive blackout on Tuesday, September 27, many Cubans have had to endure more than 48 hours of blackout.

Hellish Hours for Cuba with the Passing of Hurricane Ian

Hellish Hours for Cuba with the Passing of Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian has hit western Cuba since the early morning of Tuesday, September 27. The damage has been terrible, according to those who have lived through it.

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Cubans Can Oversee the Vote Count in Sunday’s Referendum

Cuban Electoral Law grants citizens the right to use a citizen oversight mechanism, at least, at the polling stations of each constituency. Although this does not guarantee that the figures compiled at other levels are immune to manipulation, it allows the count to be audited at the level closest to the voter.

Cuban History Made to Order: Analyzing Diaz-Canel’s Words

Cuban History Made to Order: Analyzing Diaz-Canel’s Words

The appeal to history -to a patriotic and victorious past- has served for the representatives of power in Cuba as a strategy of legitimization.

What is El Toque’s Currency Rate Watch Good For?

What is El Toque’s Currency Rate Watch Good For?

How is the representative rate of the elTOQUE informal foreign exchange market used? 302 responses from recurring users made it possible to identify five usage trends. The following text expands on these.

Graphic Humor Faces Off Against Censorship

Graphic Humor Faces Off Against Censorship

Different graphic artists kept sending works so that graphic humor would remain alive in the Cuban independent press after the forced cessation of Xel2.

D Frente: Initiative for Reconciliation & Democracy in Cuba

D Frente: Initiative for Reconciliation & Democracy in Cuba

D Frente is a new initiative that seeks to coordinate efforts, but is born with questions from citizens and great challenges.

Iconic Diss Tracks on Cuba’s Urban Scene

Iconic Diss Tracks on Cuba’s Urban Scene

In the new century, the "tiraderas" found two genres in which to take refuge: hip hop and reguetón.

Attacks on elTOQUE Continue: Xel2 Humor Forced to Suspend

Attacks on elTOQUE Continue: Xel2 Humor Forced to Suspend

As of September 9, 2022, the number of resignations at elTOQUE is 16. The graphic humor supplement Xel2 is also discontinued.

Art for Freedom: More Cartoons & Illustrations after Xel2

Art for Freedom: More Cartoons & Illustrations after Xel2

These are the works that responded to the call of elTOQUE, after the announcement of the closure of Xel2 and as a protest against artistic censorship in Cuba.

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Henchman

Regarding the increasing repression by Cuban State Security against independent journalists, journalist Elaine Díaz writes this text.

What’s the Cryptocurrency Market Like in Cuba?

What’s the Cryptocurrency Market Like in Cuba?

Even though bitcoin and its counterparts allow trade with the rest of the world while avoiding the sanctions of the U.S. embargo, the adoption of these forms of payment is not massive in Cuba.

Cuba & Challenges for Freedom of Speech in Latin America

Cuba & Challenges for Freedom of Speech in Latin America

In Latin American countries where authoritarianism prevails, as in Cuba, mass surveillance technologies are often used as instruments of repression against dissident expressions.

Mercado Informal de
Divisas en Cuba (Tiempo Real)

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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.

boleta mano Cuba
Cuba has a new Family Code. The implementation of the law presents several legislative and institutional challenges.

The massive blackout that occurred on September 27, 2022 in Cuba has unleashed a wave of protests in several provinces of the country. The main ones have taken place in Havana.

After the massive blackout on Tuesday, September 27, many Cubans have had to endure more than 48 hours of blackout.

Hurricane Ian has hit western Cuba since the early morning of Tuesday, September 27. The damage has been terrible, according to those who have lived through it.

Cuban Electoral Law grants citizens the right to use a citizen oversight mechanism, at least, at the polling stations of each constituency. Although this does not guarantee that the figures compiled at other levels are immune to manipulation, it allows the count to be audited at the level closest to the voter.
How is the representative rate of the elTOQUE informal foreign exchange market used? 302 responses from recurring users made it possible to identify five usage trends. The following text expands on these.
D Frente is a new initiative that seeks to coordinate efforts, but is born with questions from citizens and great challenges.
As of September 9, 2022, the number of resignations at elTOQUE is 16. The graphic humor supplement Xel2 is also discontinued.
Regarding the increasing repression by Cuban State Security against independent journalists, journalist Elaine Díaz writes this text.
In Latin American countries where authoritarianism prevails, as in Cuba, mass surveillance technologies are often used as instruments of repression against dissident expressions.
The appeal to history -to a patriotic and victorious past- has served for the representatives of power in Cuba as a strategy of legitimization.
Different graphic artists kept sending works so that graphic humor would remain alive in the Cuban independent press after the forced cessation of Xel2.
In the new century, the "tiraderas" found two genres in which to take refuge: hip hop and reguetón.
These are the works that responded to the call of elTOQUE, after the announcement of the closure of Xel2 and as a protest against artistic censorship in Cuba.
Even though bitcoin and its counterparts allow trade with the rest of the world while avoiding the sanctions of the U.S. embargo, the adoption of these forms of payment is not massive in Cuba.

Mercado Informal de
Divisas en Cuba (Tiempo Real)

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1 EUR200.00 CUP
+2
1 USD200.00 CUP
+0.25
1 MLC195.00 CUP
1 GBP215.00 CUP
+5
1 CHF200.00 CUP
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CUBA

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