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.
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.

COBERTURA CONJUNTA DE ELTOQUE Y PERIODISMO DE BARRIO

Motherhood and Body Complexes

Pregnancy is not only the joy of a baby on its way, it is also a series of physical changes to a woman’s body. Some women suffer more changes than others postpartum, when we no longer have a beautiful belly, and our bodies don’t return to what they once were.

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Cuba’s War on Sweets

What relentless wind blew away most of the sweets made in Cuba? Now, our girls and boys, when they are lucky enough to taste a small sweet, it almost always comes from other countries. Those Cuban factories have forgotten the secret of movement and production.

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Candy, Dollars and a Steel Lollipop

I can only think about a good friend and his metaphor of the steel lollipop. Which, every now and again, the country’s leaders dip in honey and put it in Cubans’ mouths. People believe that this is a real candy, a real sweet, the kind that is on display in the glass window.

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The Little Girl Who Became Cuba’s Best Diver

Anisley Garcia Navarro is shy in her gestures and voice. However, she is the same person we see jumping into water from 10m high, on our TV screens. If it hadn’t been for the COVID-19 pandemic that postponed the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, 18-year-old Anisley might have made her dream of going to the Olympics and then getting a tattoo of the five rings to remember the event. First she had to qualify at the pre-Olympics.

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Cuban Agriculture: Planting More, Havesting Less

At this point in the year, the island should show a quite different reality in terms of food production. At least if we are guided by the optimistic forecasts of leaders such as the Minister of Agriculture. That official spoke months ago of an unusual growth in the number of land applications and ambitious export plans.

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Is Being a Man Easy?

Not crying or expressing some emotions is still one of the first lessons too many young boys learn. It’s an essential condition to being or becoming a real man. But what does this mean exactly? What are the standards that society tells men follow?

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Why Map Sexual Harrassment on Cuba’s Streets?

There is another form of sexual harassment that is a lot more common, in our everyday lives and visible. It is such a naturalized form of sexual harassment, that quite a few people even question whether it is reason enough to file a complaint and be rejected. I’m talking about sexual harassment on our Cuban streets.

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Let’s Cycle Havana

On August 2nd, after the pause imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak, members of Masa Critica (the name of this community and online forum) were once again the center of conversations and surprised looks from passers-by and Havana locals.

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My Thinking about Cuba

I hope that, one day, even if I am far away, that Cuba is interested in listening to the opinions of its children who are no longer there. Their comments, their ways of making progress; and listening to us and sharing a responsible dialogue, that contributes something and helps us get somewhere.

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What’s Going On with Rice in Cuba?

In late March, you could find a pound of rice for 10 CUP – the State’s market price for imported rice is 4 CUP/pound -, but over time and with greater shortages, this price has doubled in some places in Havana and Holguin. It has even been sold for up to 50 pesos.

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