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Yoani Sánchez: An effective voice against the Castro dictatorship

Posted on Sunday, 03.31.13 Yoani Sánchez: An effective voice against the Castro dictatorship BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER Elblogdemontaner.com Yoani Sánchez visits Miami. It is the most difficult stop in her long tour. Everywhere, like a bullfighter hailed after a good afternoon, she has been carried on the shoulders of the crowd. She will also triumph [...] Continue reading

Facebook blocked in North Korea, Iran, Cuba and ‘another country,’ says state media

Facebook blocked in North Korea, Iran, Cuba and 'another country,' says state media Amy Li If you have blocked Facebook, then at least have the guts to admit it. Apparently this doesn't work for China's censors, who, of course, have also said on numerous occasions that there is no internet censorship in China. This might [...] Continue reading

Gauging the impact of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s visit to Cuba

Posted on Monday, 03.25.13 Papal visit anniversary Gauging the impact of Pope Emeritus Benedict's visit to Cuba By MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com In the year since then-Pope Benedict XVI visited Cuba with a message of "reconciliation," change has come to Cuba but even greater change has come to the Roman Catholic Church. Though no one present [...] 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

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

Repression, Poverty and Other Cuban Truths Arrive at the DVD Market

Repression, Poverty and Other Cuban Truths Arrive at the DVD Market / Luis Felipe Rojas #Cuba Luis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Unstated In just thirteen minutes of history human rights activists told how they were attacked by political police officers and men in plain clothes. The reason? Castro graffiti on the streets, and posters hanging from [...] 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

Raul Castro’s Racist Grandson

Raul Castro's Racist Grandson / Juan Juan Almeida #Cuba Juan Juan Almeida, Translator: Unstated RaulitoI do not mean to criticize children for being children, nor grandchildren for being grandchildren, I will just talk about a sector that just because we haven't heard of them, that doesn't mean they are not full of it. Today I'm [...] Continue reading

An Assessment of the Cuban Government’s Management Over the Last Six Years

An Assessment of the Cuban Government's Management Over the Last Six Years / Dimas Castellano Dimas Castellanos, Translator: Unstated Four decades after taking power through revolution in 1959, the factors which made totalitarianism in Cuba possible have reached their limit. The populist measures imposed during the first years after the revolution were accompanied by the [...] Continue reading

Cuba hints at swapping US contractor for spies

Cuba hints at swapping US contractor for spies By Juan Tamayo/The Miami Herald One week after President Barack Obama won re-election, Havana offered a "draft agenda" for US-Cuba negotiations that largely repeats its years-old positions but almost directly offers to swap American Alan Gross for five Cuban spies. The statement by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez [...] Continue reading

Harder Line on Cuba in Alan Gross Push

Harder Line on Cuba in Alan Gross Push After Election, Is Havana Confrontation Best Policy? By Paul Berger Published November 19, 2012, issue of November 23, 2012. The campaign to free Alan Gross, a Jewish contract worker jailed in Cuba for almost three years, has dramatically ramped up since President Obama's reelection. But experts warn [...] Continue reading

Cuba again offers talks with Obama government

Posted on Friday, 11.16.12 Cuba again offers talks with Obama government But repeats old positions, says nothing about democracy or human rights By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com One week after President Barack Obama won reelection, Havana has offered a "draft agenda" for U.S.-Cuba negotiations that largely repeats its years-old positions but almost directly offers to [...] Continue reading

There are no free elections without free people, free citizens, free men and free women

There are no free elections without free people, free citizens, free men and free women / Oswaldo Paya Oswaldo Paya, Translator: Cleonte We are on the eve of new elections in Cuba. And I am reminded that the first law issued in Sierra Maestra during the anti-Batista insurrection before the elections scheduled in 1958, was [...] Continue reading

Neither Voting Here nor Signing There

Neither Voting Here nor Signing There October 22, 2012 Erasmo Calzadilla HAVANA TIMES — Yesterday were our elections, and once again I decided not to exercise my right to vote. I don't support the circus that has been staged to legitimize the regime. But nor did I sign the "Urgent Call for a Better and [...] Continue reading

Relentless Persecution

Relentless Persecution / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, Translator: Unstated There is a new wave of public health workers whose job is to visit homes looking for infestations of the aedes aegyptimosquito. Almost all of them are older and retired. In many cases they have backgrounds in the communist party or armed forces, and seem to [...] 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

Cuban dissident hospitalized due to hunger strike

Cuban dissident hospitalized due to hunger strike Published September 04, 2012 EFE A Cuban dissident arrested on Aug. 22 was hospitalized after going on hunger strike to protest his imprisonment, his wife told Efe. Jorge Cervantes, 42, was admitted on Aug. 29 to the Ernesto Guevara provincial hospital in the eastern city of Las Tunas, [...] Continue reading

On the Day After, Who Could Replace the Castros?

On the Day After, Who Could Replace the Castros? / Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia, Translator: Unstated Some people in Cuba are already placing bets. Everyone knows that within five to ten years power could change hands. The unknowns are whether the successor will have the last name of Castro, and if the inefficient political and [...] Continue reading

The Conspiracy Theorists

The Conspiracy Theorists July 14, 2012 Armando Chaguaceda HAVANA TIMES — Over the past several day there have appeared in various blogs from the island, and in their international replicas, accusations pertaining to the counterrevolutionary, conspiratorial and mercenary character of different cultural and media projects – including Havana Times. The casual repetition of the attack [...] Continue reading

Now I feel more free in my conscience

Now I feel more free in my conscience: Interview with the writer Ángel Santiesteban / Ángel Santiesteban Angel Santiesteban, Translator: Regina Anavy by Ernesto Santana Zaldívar HAVANA, Cuba, June, www.cubanet.org – In the '90s, the generation of the Novísimos (the Newest) brought to Cuban literature themes and narrative forms that marked a certain rupture with [...] Continue reading

21st Century Socialism and Mind-Set Change in Cuba

21st Century Socialism and Mind-Set Change in Cuba July 2, 2012 Vicente Morin Aguado HAVANA TIMES — On several occasions, Cuban President Raul Castro has stressed the importance of changes in people's mentality, as an objective of the Communist Party but considered one of the most difficult to achieve. Among the various statements by President [...] Continue reading

Cuban Government Claims Havana Technology Conference Is ‘Cooking Up a Monster’

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Cuban Government Claims Havana Technology Conference Is 'Cooking Up a Monster' Posted: 06/20/2012 7:39 pm Today the Cuban government's official website Cubadebate, whose tagline is "Against Media Terrorism," posted an article titled "The Impossible Innocence of the CLICK Festival." In the title the initials CIA are capitalized in the [...] Continue reading

Morbid Individualism Invades Cuba

orbid Individualism Invades Cuba June 15, 2012 Haroldo Dilla Alfonso* HAVANA TIMES — In straightforward language, understandable by Muzhiks and Cossacks alike, Lenin noted that a revolutionary situation occurred when those above can no longer govern as before, and those below can no longer bear their government as before. This is an image that always [...] Continue reading

Of… Garlic / Regina Coyula

Of… Garlic / Regina Coyula Regina Coyula, Translator: Unstated A single presentation was applauded last Thursday at the event held by the magazine Temas (Topics). It was that of the young engineer Carlos Fernandez-Aballi Altamirano, professor at the Polytechnic University (CUJAE). This young man explained his experience — or rather his bad experience — as [...] 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

Scientists work to bridge political gap between Cuba, U.S.

Posted on Monday, 05.21.12 Scientists work to bridge political gap between Cuba, U.S. By Franco Ordonez McClatchy Newspapers VINALES, Cuba — Cuban and American scientists have joined forces in an effort to protect baby sea turtles and endangered sharks. They're studying Caribbean weather patterns that fuel the hurricanes that have devastated the Southeastern United States. [...] Continue reading

The Government Guidelines for the Economy and the new Cuban Economic and Social Structure / Estado de Sats / State of Sats

http://translatingcuba.com/?p=18483 The Government Guidelines for the Economy and the new Cuban Economic and Social Structure / Estado de Sats / State of Sats Estado de Sats / State of Sats, Translator: Unstated By Antonio Rodiles The government document regarding guidelines for economic and social policy seeks to outline a new design for Cuban society. This [...] Continue reading
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