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Proposals for a Possible Cuba

Proposals for a Possible Cuba March 18, 2013 HAVANA TIMES — A group of Cuban researchers have just released a document containing a list of 23 proposals "for our immediate future." While the Cuban economy remains in crisis and with the death of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, the consideration of measures that can inject new [...] Continue reading

Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking [...] 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

Transgender woman 1st to win office in Cuba

Posted on Friday, 11.16.12 Transgender woman 1st to win office in Cuba By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press HAVANA — Adela Hernandez, a biologically male Cuban who has lived as a female since childhood, served two years in prison in the 1980s for "dangerousness" after her own family denounced her sexuality. This month she made history [...] Continue reading

CDR: Citizen Representation or Political Control?

http://translatingcuba.com/cdr-citizen-representation-or-political-control-yoani-sanchez/ CDR: Citizen Representation or Political Control? / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez The stew was cooked on firewood collected by some neighbors, the flags hung in the middle of the block and the shouts of Viva! went on past midnight. A ritual repeated with more or less enthusiasm every September 27 throughout the [...] Continue reading

The Punks on G Street: Tracking Cuba’s Rebellious Youth 50 Years After the Revolution

The Punks on G Street: Tracking Cuba's Rebellious Youth 50 Years After the Revolution Julia Cooke I met Liván, Takeshi and the rest of their band of frikis—rock and metal fans of the punk-and-anarchist subcategory—around nine one Thursday night on the median of Havana's G Street. I'd come to Havana to write a book about [...] Continue reading

Briefing Note No. 3 Cuban League against AIDS

Briefing Note No. 3 Cuban League against AIDS / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Translator: Unstated, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada During the month of June and the first days of of July The Cuban League Against AIDS has monitored the rise of protests in Cuban jails for inmates with HIV / AIDS. The protests [...] Continue reading

The Cuban Government Before the Committee Against Torture

The Cuban Government Before the Committee Against Torture / Dora Leonor Mesa Dora Leonor Mesa, Translator: mlk By Miriam Leiva, Havana 06/07/2012 Cuban authorities for more than nine years avoided the analysis of their violations of human rights in the United Nations Committee on Torture; a period that coincides with the uprising of March 2003, [...] Continue reading

UN panel blasts Cuba on human rights abuses

Posted on Saturday, 06.02.12 UN panel blasts Cuba on human rights abuses THE U.N. called Friday for an independent body to gather, investigate and report on complaints of human rights abuses in Cuba. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The U.N.'s Committee Against Torture hammered Cuba on Friday for a lengthy string of human rights abuses [...] Continue reading

Protesting in Cuba

Protesting in Cuba May 29, 2012 Veronica Vega HAVANA TIMES — When working with the multidisciplinary cultural group Omni Zona Franca back in 2007, I read an essay about the phenomenon of graffiti. Someone in the group had the outlandish idea that such an effort set to prose could be done in the lobby of [...] Continue reading

The Vatican’s silence amid Cuba’s atrocities

Posted on Sunday, 04.08.12 The Vatican's silence amid Cuba's atrocitiesBY MARIA C. WERLAUinfo@cubaarchive.org During his recent visit to Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI said nothing about the Castro brothers' victims. This is not surprising. For decades, the Catholic Church has remained silent about most of the Castro regime´s worst crimes in its quest to expand its [...] Continue reading

Sharp rise in harassment and attacks against activists and journalists in Cuba

22 March 2012 Sharp rise in harassment and attacks against activists and journalists in Cuba "Tactics have changed, but the repression in Cuba is as strong as ever."Gerardo Ducos, Cuba researcher at Amnesty InternationalThu, 22/03/2012 Harassment and detention of political dissidents, human rights activists, journalists and bloggers across Cuba has risen sharply over the past [...] Continue reading

Cuba: Minority Report / Enrique García Mieres / Cuban Law Association

Cuba: Minority Report / Enrique García Mieres / Cuban Law AssociationCuban Law Association, Translator: Unstated foto tomada de internetThe famous Spielberg film based on the eponymous story of science fiction writer Philip Kindred Dick has as a story line the existence of a police unit capable of fighting potential criminals before they commit a crime, [...] Continue reading

The Paths of the General / Luis Felipe Rojas

The Paths of the General / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. This article was written by Luis Felipe Rojas for 'Diario de Cuba'. It has been re-posted on this blog: In regards to the year which has just begun, it is evident that the directions of the Cuban government are like forked [...] Continue reading

Compassion fatigue on Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 10.04.11PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS Compassion fatigue on CubaBY MICHAEL PUTNEYmputney@local10.com Are we experiencing compassion fatigue on Cuba? I'm seeing signs of it, which doesn't bode well for Cuba's brave pro-democracy activists. Or for us. They're suffering and most of us — along with most of the world — are yawning. Thousands marched down Calle [...] Continue reading
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