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Quinones breaks the silence of UNEAC with respect to the case of Angel Santiesteban

Quinones breaks the silence of UNEAC with respect to the case of Angel Santiesteban / Angel Santiesteban Posted on April 11, 2013    From Montenegro to Santiesteban By Roberto Jesus Quinones Haces Guantanamo, Cuba, Apri, http://www.cubanet.org — Carlos Montenegro and Angel Santiesteban are not the only Cuban writers to have suffered the misfortune of incarceration; the [...] Continue reading

New Breed of Cuban Dissident Finds Changed Miami

New Breed of Cuban Dissident Finds Changed Miami By LIZETTE ALVAREZ Published: March 31, 2013 MIAMI — Yoani Sánchez, the Cuban dissident whose trenchant blog and Twitter posts have made her a cause célèbre for democracy on the island, lingered on the edge of the sea wall at La Ermita de la Caridad, Miami's shrine [...] Continue reading

The Legacy of Intransigence

The Legacy of Intransigence / Miriam Celaya Posted on March 30, 2013 Let's say that for a long time the damn phrase hasn't been heard in the mainstream media (although I must admit I'm not exactly a follower of that media). In any event, it's been missing from the speeches, which slyly avoided it, like [...] Continue reading

Who’s Afraid of Yoani Sánchez?

Coco Fusco Co-organizer, The Revolution Recodified: Digital Culture and the Public Sphere in Cuba Who's Afraid of Yoani Sánchez Posted: 03/27/2013 2:12 pm Yoani Sánchez's historic visit to New York last week thrust political debates about Cuba into the public arena, exposing their invariably polemical character. During the famed Cuban blogger's visits to university campuses, [...] Continue reading

The Myth That Prevails

The Myth That Prevails / Yoani Sanchez Posted on March 26, 2013 BGM44FOCMAAszctIt's cold in the Hague. Through the window I can see a seagull find a piece of a cookie on the sidewalk. In the warmth of a local bar several activists are speaking of their respective realities. From one corner of the table [...] Continue reading

Cubans Are Trapped In A Myth

Cubans Are Trapped In A Myth Posted: 03/26/2013 8:24 pm It's cold in the Hague. Through the window I can see a seagull find a piece of a cookie on the sidewalk. In the warmth of a local bar several activists are speaking of their respective realities. From one corner of the table a Mexican [...] Continue reading

Dissidents choosing to act like free people

Posted on Friday, 03.22.13 Fabiola Santiago: Dissidents choosing to act like free people By Fabiola Santiago fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com NEW YORK — The first time I "met" Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo — aka @OLPL — on that infinite and unpredictable public square that is the Internet, he was tweeting from Havana. It was a night in December [...] Continue reading

Disruption of Yoani speech in New York carries echoes of Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 03.19.13 Fabiola Santiago: Disruption of Yoani speech in New York carries echoes of Cuba By Fabiola Santiago fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com NEW YORK — What do you know? I came to the hip "capital of the world" to attend an unprecedented conference on digital media in Cuba — and ended up witnessing an American-style version [...] Continue reading

Church reaches out to Cuba through faith

Published: March 18, 2013 Updated: 1:20 p.m. Church reaches out to Cuba through faith By IVY JELDEN / FOR THE REGISTER Despite the depressing news filling the media these days, it is now an open season to get out the "good news" in Cuba. Of course, there are restrictions, but the fact remains that churches [...] Continue reading

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez recalls Black Spring detentions

Posted on Monday, 03.18.13 Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez recalls Black Spring detentions BY JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ jcchavez@ElNuevoHerald.com NEW YORK — Renowned Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez ended her three-day participation in a technology and information seminar in New York remembering the impact of the Black Spring, a wave of massive detentions that took place in Cuba [...] Continue reading

Canadians are major customers in Cuba’s child sex market

Canadians are major customers in Cuba's child sex market Canada is lax when it comes to stopping its sex offenders from going to Cuba and preying on underage prostitutes. Most tourists are drawn to Cuba by the sand, the sunshine, and the culture. But a few tourists – including some Canadians – are drawn by [...] Continue reading

Yoani Sánchez stresses importance of technology

Posted on Friday, 03.15.13 Yoani Sánchez stresses importance of technology By Juan Carlos Chavez jcchavez@ElNuevoHerald.com NEW YORK CITY — It was early in November 2009 when Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez and activists Orlando Luis Pardo and Claudia Cadelo were arbitrarily detained in Havana while on their way to a peaceful march. The group was shoved [...] Continue reading

Fabiola Santiago: In New York, as in Cuba, Yoani Sánchez speaks her mind,By Fabiola Santiago

Posted on Saturday, 03.16.13 Fabiola Santiago: In New York, as in Cuba, Yoani Sánchez speaks her mind By Fabiola Santiago fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com NEW YORK — I only knew Yoani Sánchez through her written words. For six years, I followed her daring reports from inside Cuba, marveled at her groundbreaking exploits on the Internet from the safe [...] Continue reading

An eyewitness to Oswaldo Payá’s death speaks out

An eyewitness to Oswaldo Payá's death speaks out By Editorial Board, Published: March 5 IN OCTOBER 2003, the Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá wrote a letter from Havana to his mentor Vaclav Havel, the former Czech president and one-time dissident playwright who fought to throw off communist rule. At the time, Mr. Payá's hopes for greater [...] Continue reading

How reggaeton is a threat to the revolution

How reggaeton is a threat to the revolution J.D. CONSIDINE Special to The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Dec. 07 2012, 7:25 PM EST This week, the Cuban government moved to squelch a new threat to the revolution: reggaeton. A fusion of dancehall reggae, tropical salsa and American hip hop, reggaeton emerged in the late [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Unanimity: Rest in Peace

Cuba's Unanimity: Rest in Peace December 6, 2012 Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — My colleague Angel Thomas told me that during the early years of the Cuban Revolution, political debates were constant and many leaders — including Fidel Castro — used to go to the University of Havana to talk with students. Unfortunately I wasn't [...] Continue reading

Change in Cuba: Less Costly Than Clinging to the Past

Change in Cuba: Less Costly Than Clinging to the Past December 6, 2012 Esteban Morales interviewed by Dmiti Prieto HAVANA TIMES — Esteban Morales is one of Cuba's most outstanding academics. An economist and a specialist on hemispheric policy, he is a grey-haired, tall, bearded black man with an air of being a taita, or [...] Continue reading

Cuba to singers: wash your potty mouth, or else

Cuba to singers: wash your potty mouth, or else Musicians that perform songs deemed vulgar or that "violate ethical standards" will now be punished in Cuba, the state-run Institute of Music said Friday. In communist Cuba, most everything — especially the airwaves — belongs to the government. Aside from hotels that cater to foreigners, there [...] Continue reading

Casting the Blame in the Same Old Direction

Casting the Blame in the Same Old Direction November 30, 2012 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES – Our media's obsession with justifying the unjustifiable seems to have no end, always putting the blame on the same guilty party: that consumer society; those countries where state power is based on the dispute and succession of this or [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Ladies in White

Cuba’s Ladies in White An undercover reporter finds out what it is like to live in a culture of fear and surveillance. People and Power Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 10:28 Video: http://aje.me/ScqDPo After 53 years of revolution, Cubans are increasingly exasperated by the restrictions imposed on them by the country’s change-averse communist regime. In [...] Continue reading

Rebeca Monzó, twitterer: “Through the needle’s eye”

Rebeca Monzó, twitterer: "Through the needle's eye" November 21, 2012 Alfredo Fernandez HAVANA TIMES – Rebecca Monzo's blog, "Through the needle's eye", at the "Voces Cubanas" (Cuban Voices) portal, represents an exquisite example of what some are already calling Feminine Cyber-culture. Every week at www.porelojodelaaguja.wordpress.com Rebeca Monzó offers us her opinion of the most important [...] Continue reading

Really — an honorary degree for Fidel Castro?

Posted on Thursday, 11.08.12 MEXICO Really — an honorary degree for Fidel Castro? BY FELIPE TRIGOS ft@visionamericas.com Last week, the Autonomous University of Morelos in Mexico awarded the title Doctor Honoris Causa to Fidel Castro for "his contributions to agriculture, education and culture". It is shameful that a university in a democratic country would award [...] Continue reading

Cuba Needs a Constitution That Serves Everyone

Cuba Needs a Constitution That Serves Everyone / Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia, Translator: Unstated Some dissidents believe the best place for the current constitution is a waste basket. Laura Diversent, an independent attorney, is more circumspect. "Certainly, today's constitution has innumerable shortcomings. I don't believe it would be adequate in a democratic Cuba. But in [...] Continue reading

Who Can We Ask?

Who Can We Ask? October 13, 2012 Esteban Morales* People buy newspapers but usually do so only by inertia, because day after day they won't find anything of interest in them. Photo:Caridad HAVANA TIMES — For people like me who enjoy writing, we also like it when others read our work. But this isn't enough. [...] Continue reading

A liberal view of tyranny at distance

A liberal view of tyranny at distance By Michael Moynihan 11:30 AM Tuesday Oct 2, 2012 In 1933, as Joseph Stalin was busy purging his enemies and building a murderous cult of personality, the New York-based left-wing magazine The Nation advised readers interested in travelling to Moscow that Intourist, the Soviet Union's official travel agency, [...] Continue reading

Really? Cubans Never Joke About the Revolution?

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Really? Cubans Never Joke About the Revolution? Posted: 09/30/2012 10:01 pm The year: 2050. The regime: still in power. The Coppelia ice cream stand, the most famous in Cuba, is in ruins, and tree roots have played havoc with the granite floor. Amid the rusty iron columns a couple [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Cultural Policy: Sledgehammers and Speeches

Cuba's Cultural Policy: Sledgehammers and Speeches September 21, 2012 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES — The strategy for determining and controlling education and culture in the country as being based on political principles (understanding that I'm referring to unconditional support as stipulated by the government) can clearly be seen from that well-known speech "Words to the [...] Continue reading

An Open Letter to Urban Outfitters Regarding Their Che Guevara Merchandise

Thor Halvorssen Founder, Human Rights Foundation An Open Letter to Urban Outfitters Regarding Their Che Guevara Merchandise Posted: 09/19/2012 11:10 am Ted Marlow CEO, Urban Outfitters 30 Industrial Park Blvd. Trenton, SC 29847 Dear Mr. Marlow, The Human Rights Foundation recently became aware of the sale of merchandise at Urban Outfitters emblazoned with the image [...] Continue reading
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