Represión – Cuba – Repression

beans

Los rockeros en Cuba I

Los rockeros en Cuba I 20 Junio, 2017 6:23 pm por Eduardo Martínez Rodríguez El Cerro, La Habana, Emaro (PD) Tengo un hijo que es rockero. Eso debe venir en los genes, pues yo también lo fui, o lo soy aún. Ser rockero es un modo de vida, una experiencia existencial mucho más compleja de […] Continue reading

Cuba a mix of corruption, impressive beauty, people

Cuba a mix of corruption, impressive beauty, people By Amelia Rayno / Minneapolis Star Tribune The uniformed woman’s eyes narrowed as she looked me up and down, assessing. Seconds earlier, she had told me that the currency exchange was one floor up at the Havana airport. Now, after processing my poor Spanish, blond hair and […] Continue reading

SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR: THE JEWS OF CUBA

SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR: THE JEWS OF CUBA BYDANIELLE ZIRI APRIL 16, 2017 07:20 Cuban Jews face challenges with hope. HAVANA, CUBA – On a quiet, tree-lined street of Havana’s Vedado, a residential neighborhood just steps away from the sea, one may come across a simple yet striking construction. A dozen yellow-brownish marble […] Continue reading

Cuba after Fidel Castro: Full of life, but it is life on the brink of death

Cuba after Fidel Castro: Full of life, but it is life on the brink of death By ANNIKA HERNROTH-ROTHSTEIN • 4/10/17 8:00 PM HAVANA — The young woman sees me watch in amazement as she gets up from her seat and attempts to carry the four bags with her through the aisle of the plane, […] Continue reading

PostCastro Cuba isn’t that different from before

Post-Fidel-Castro Cuba isn’t that different from before Deepa Fernandes, PRI’s The World For years, opponents of Cuba’s socialist revolution pegged the system’s downfall to the inevitable death of its leader, Fidel Castro. Yet, months after Castro’s death, there have been no major protests on the streets of Havana, no popular uprising against the ruling Communist […] Continue reading

To Live As Third Class Citizens

Cuba: To Live As Third Class Citizens / Iván García Iván García, 17 March 2017 — On a wooden shelf are displayed two bottles of liquid detergent, a dozen packs of Populares cigarettes, a packet of coffee, and, on a hastily-drawn poster, a quotation from the deceased Fidel Castro. Past 10:30 am, the hot bodega […] Continue reading

Measuring Hopelessness

Measuring Hopelessness / Yoani Sanchez Yoani Sanchez, El Pais, 12 February 2017 — Statistics are deceiving. They only reflect measurable values, tangible realities. International agencies cram us with numbers that measure development, life expectancy or educational attainment, but seldom succeed in grading dissatisfaction, fear, and discouragement. Frequently in their reports they describe a Latin America […] Continue reading

‘Special Troops, batons, guns and dogs’ to control the people in Guantánamo

‘Special Troops, batons, guns and dogs’ to control the people in Guantánamo MANUEL ALEJANDRO LEÓN VELÁZQUEZ | Guantánamo | 7 de Enero de 2017 – 01:18 CET. Three months after Hurricane Matthew hit, the inhabitants of Baracoa and Maisí are complaining about the Government’s sluggish response to aid those who lost everything, and criticizing the […] Continue reading

Denunciation and Fear – Fidel Castro’s Family Treasure

Denunciation and Fear: Fidel Castro’s Family Treasure / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, 28 November 2016 — Who in Cuba has not been asked to speak a little more softly? Who has not lowered his or her voice while making a comment about Fidel Castro? This is the regime’s family treasure: a snitch on […] Continue reading

Donald Trump, Cuba, and the Example of Vietnam

Donald Trump, Cuba, and the Example of Vietnam / Dimas Castellano Dimas Castellano, 5 December 2016 — The majority of analysts looking at the change of direction which may be experienced in the relations between Cuba and the United States, following the 8th of November elections, have concerned themselves solely with the policies on Cuba […] Continue reading

Cuba refuses US help after Hurricane Matthew ravages the east

Cuba refuses US help after Hurricane Matthew ravages the east Harriet Alexander, new york 22 OCTOBER 2016 • 6:42PM Cuba has turned down offers from the United States of assistance to rebuild their country in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, in a sign that the relationship between the Cold War foes remains frustratingly frosty. Several […] Continue reading

Tallies and Tales of the Reforms

Cuba: Tallies and Tales of the Reforms / Vicente Botín Once upon a time… A female cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to the goddess Aphrodite to turn her into a woman. The goddess, pitying the cat’s yearning, transformed her into a beautiful maiden, and the young man, captivated by […] Continue reading

Paquito D’Rivera critica la política de la administración Obama hacia La Habana

Paquito D’Rivera critica la política de la administración Obama hacia La Habana DDC | Miami | 19 de Septiembre de 2016 – 16:12 CEST. El renombrado músico cubanoamericano Paquito D’Rivera expresó su desacuerdo con la política de acercamiento del Gobierno de Barack Obama hacia el régimen de Cuba y reiteró que regresará a la Isla […] Continue reading

The Sorry Tale Of Cuban Communism

The Sorry Tale Of Cuban Communism Daniel J. Mitchell – September 06, 2016, 11:25 am Before communism arrived in Cuba, it was one of the most prosperous societies of the Americas. Now, its economy and society are both severely crippled by it. Communism should be remembered first and foremost for the death, brutality, and repression […] Continue reading

Thinking With Our Stomachs

Thinking With Our Stomachs / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 2 September 2016 – At the dining room table the grandparents are playing with their two granddaughters. They ask them what they would ask the genie for if they happened to stumble on a magic lamp in the corner. “I want a plate […] Continue reading

Cuba making it difficult for farmers to export coffee to the U.S.

Cuba making it difficult for farmers to export coffee to the U.S. The U.S. State Department added coffee to a list of products entrepreneurs within Cuba are permitted to export to the United States. However, Cuban policies on the exportation of goods are making it difficult for Cuban coffee farmers to utilize this change in […] Continue reading

El Trigal Wholesale Market’s Last Day

El Trigal Wholesale Market’s Last Day / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 14 May 2016 — The line of trucks extends along the embankment that provides access to the only wholesale agricultural market in Havana. But unlike other days, the farmers who have come with their merchandise neither unload it nor sell it. […] Continue reading

Cuba in the Name of Deception

Cuba in the Name of Deception May 10, 2016 By Maykel Paneque HAVANA TIMES —I don’t recall when I began to distrust the Cuban government. It may have been a Saturday near the end of the 90s, during a hot month like August, when I first heard about a series of forced labor camps that […] Continue reading

Cuba sets ceiling for prices of farm products

Cuba sets ceiling for prices of farm products Published May 03, 2016 EFE The Cuban government – starting Tuesday – set maximum prices on select agricultural products with the aim of protecting both consumers and agricultural producers, state-run media reported. The measures will result in an “increase (in) the supply of agricultural products in high […] Continue reading

The Big Change

Cuba: The Big Change Alma Guillermoprieto MAY 12, 2016 ISSUE One could swear that nothing has changed. The chaotic lines we travelers form in front of Cuba’s stern immigration officers; their belligerent slowness; the noise and heat in the too-small room; the echoing shouts across the room from one olive-green-clad person to another (an argument […] Continue reading

Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights

Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights By Frank Jack Daniel in Havana, Matt Spetalnick 1:19 PM Wednesday Mar 23, 2016 Castro accuses US of double standards after Obama criticises human rights record. United States President Barack Obama yesterday pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island, publicly sparring […] Continue reading

Fidel followers remain nervous of US thaw

Cuba: Fidel followers remain nervous of US thaw By Will Grant Cuba correspondent, BBC News 18 March 2016 From the section Latin America & Caribbean The museum at Cuba’s most famous beach, the Bay of Pigs, is under renovation. Inside, workers are busily installing new multi-media exhibits while outside a team of builders is laying […] Continue reading

Produce Vendors in Pinar del Rio Worried After Police Raids in Havana and Artemis

Produce Vendors in Pinar del Rio Worried After Police Raids in Havana and Artemis / 14ymedio Posted on February 2, 2016 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernandez, Pinar del Rio, 1 February 2016 – The fragile commercial network in the city of Pinar del Rio is living in fearful times. The news of the police raids on […] Continue reading

Price Controls Extended Across Havana

Price Controls Extended Across Havana / 14ymedio Posted on January 29, 2016 14ymedio, 25 January 2016 — What began as a novelty in mid-January has become common in the Cuban capital. The network of agricultural markets with controlled prices now extends to 66 markets and the authorities plan to extend the measure to the 105 […] Continue reading

A Glance at Cuba in 2015

A Glance at Cuba in 2015 / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2016 — Joel Castillo, 19, passed from expectation to frustration in 12 months. After graduating in 2014 in electronics from a technology school south of Havana, he still hasn’t been able to work in his specialty. “With […] Continue reading

Being in prison should not deprive one of his human rights

‘Being in prison should not deprive one of his human rights’ BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 Dic 2015 – 3:09 pm. Rolando Ferrer Espinosa is the coordinator of the Frente Antitotalitario Unido (FANTU), the organization of which Guillermo Fariñas is the national coordinator. A lawyer by trade, Ferrer was incarcerated between 1999 […] Continue reading

Cows, Capitalism and the Future of Cuba

Cows, Capitalism and the Future of Cuba By Taylor Wofford 12/2/15 at 1:53 PM Every time Gator ejaculated, Dan Marvel grossed 10 grand. At the time of his death last year, the bull was a ton and a half of genetic perfection—or as close to it as has ever been recorded for his breed (Red […] Continue reading

Proposal with Regards to the Retirement of a Tyrant

Proposal with Regards to the Retirement of a Tyrant / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on November 16, 2015 Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 12 November 2015 — Recently the octogenarian Raul Castro again spoke about his upcoming retirement in February of 2018. For someone who has never not heard the same last name leading the country during […] Continue reading
Calendar
June 2017
M T W T F S S
« May    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
Menu
To serve you better
We run various sites in defense of human rights and need support to pay for more powerful servers. Thank you.
Archives
Categories