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Daily Archives: September 17, 2013

Between Neglect and Helplessness.

Between Neglect and Helplessness. Prostitution in Cuba, Part 3 / Miriam Celaya Posted on September 16, 2013 Official secrecy and complicit silence The original sin of the “Cuban Revolution” in relation to prostitution lies not in the fact of its not being able to eradicate it, a clearly impossible task, but in denying its very […] Continue reading

My Words at Forum 2000

My Words at Forum 2000 / Yoani Sanchez Posted on September 16, 2013 Good evening: More than a decade ago Vaclav Havel’s book “The Power of the Powerless” fell into my hands for the first time. It came wrapped in a page of my country’s official newspaper, the Cuban Communist Party’s daily. Covering books was […] Continue reading

“Pioneers for Communism” Doctrine with Bandana

“Pioneers for Communism”: Doctrine with Bandana / Miriam Celaya Posted on September 16, 2013 This school year my grandson César began the first grade. He is pleased with the expectation of learning to read and write, but above all he is very excited that soon he will get his blue bandana and become another “pioneer […] Continue reading

Roberto Carcasses Responds to Banning from Cuban Stages

Roberto Carcasses Responds to Banning from Cuban Stages September 16, 2013 HAVANA TIMES — Cuban authorities came down hard on a well-known jazz-fusion musician Roberto Carcasses for the unspecified crime of criticizing the government and asking for free access to information during an official event. Carcasses published his response today on the Interactivo band’s facebook […] Continue reading

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See September 16th, 2013 – 10:39 am Reading Charles Lane’s important column in The Washington Post about a new indie film, Una Noche (One Night), I promptly rented it “On Demand” on my cable system. It is also available as an iTunes download. Filmmaker Lucy Mulloy […] Continue reading

Education in Cuba, What’s Left 20 Years Later

Education in Cuba, What’s Left 20 Years Later September 16, 2013 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — I continue to be amazed at how, school year after school year, no Cuban child is denied an education, not even those who live in remote areas of the country, are very poor or have special learning needs. In […] Continue reading

Cuban singer says sanctioned for bold lyrics

Posted on Monday, 09.16.13 Cuban singer says sanctioned for bold lyrics BY PETER ORSI ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — A well-known Cuban singer said Monday he has been punished for going off message at a nationally televised concert last week, when he called for direct presidential elections and more freedom of information. In a note published […] Continue reading

Cuban Catholic bishops call for political reform

Posted on Monday, 09.16.13 Cuban Catholic bishops call for political reform BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Roman Catholic bishops in Cuba called for political reform in tandem with social and economic changes already under way, issuing their first joint pastoral letter in two decades that was presented to reporters Monday. The document from […] Continue reading
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