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.

Cuba Is More than the Revolution’s Intransigence

In the face of the discriminatory demarcation of what is the revolutionary terrain, I would like to recall Marti’s words, when he wrote a phrase that defines the Republic, at least in our current Constitution still: “for everyone and for everyone’s wellbeing.” This is how we need to build the Homeland.

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Cuba’s Self-Employed and their “Struggle”

The struggle for Cuba’s private sector is still very long. There are still so many stigmas and walls that need to be knocked down. Nearly 15 days before it’s been a year since self-employment licenses were frozen, it was finally announced that it will be 5 more months until regulations that “reorganize” (and limit) this sector will come into effect.

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A Concept Hijacked in Cuba

Cuban government insists on calling itself “revolutionary”, but they haven’t been able to fill the shoes of this term for a while now (decades, I would say), because there isn’t a permanent state of revolution for any abstract or tangible body here in this country.

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Cuba: Recycled Sweet Fifteen Dresses

Grey reinforces the stitches on the new dress that will adapt to many young girls’ waistlines. She inspects the work while she touches up the details on the embroidered band that once embellished the finest lingerie. She admires the harmony of her perfect piece made out of bits and pieces.

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Cuban Rock Climbers

Cuban mountain climbers don’t want to be limited, they rather want to be recognized as a Federation. Formalizing the practice with well-defined rules would prevent clashes with Park authorities.

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