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Obama’s new policy toward Cuba could mark the end of the olive-green autocracy

Obama’s new policy toward Cuba could mark the end of the olive-green autocracy / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 7, 2015 I understand the discontent of an important sector of Cubans in exile and within the internal dissidence. On 17 November, just one month before the momentous diplomatic turn of events between Cuba and the […] Continue reading

Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño

Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño Posted: 12/06/2014 4:24 am EST 14ymedio, 1 December 2014 — Ernesto Londoño, who authored six editorials on Cuba published recently by The New York Times engaged in a friendly conversation on Saturday with a part of the 14ymedio team, in the hotel […] Continue reading

What do Cubans Hope For in the New Year?

What do Cubans Hope For in the New Year? / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 22, 2013 December is a month of epilogues. 2013 brought new things for Cubans. After the 14th of January, those born on the island could travel abroad without so much government oversight. Even the dissidents. Although with exceptions. Opponents, hostages […] Continue reading

Journalism in the Cross-Current

Cuba: Journalism in the Cross-Current / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 21, 2013 An autocracy’s efficiency can be measured by, among other things, its immutable capacity for controlling information. Everything passes through an ideological filter. Some guys sitting in an air-conditioned office minutely evaluating it to determine what people can see, hear or read. Books, […] Continue reading

Independent Journalists Live on the Razor’s Edge in Cuba

Independent Journalists Live on the Razor's Edge in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, Translator: mlk Every day when they go out to report or write some story about daily reality, invisible to official media, the murky Gag Law that can land them in jail for 20 years or more floats over their heads. It's [...] Continue reading

The Need for Light

The Need for Light / Lilianne Ruiz Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated "Declaration of the Minister of Foreign Affairs." The article accuses the U.S. Interests Section in Havana of fabricating an opposition movement against Cuba's legitimate government, creating dissidents, and trying to provoke "regime change." For the first time I feel like a target of attack [...] Continue reading

First Anniversary of the Death of Laura Pollan

First Anniversary of the Death of Laura Pollan Translating Cuba Of short stature, with blue eyes and a firm voice, Laura Pollan was for years one of the most visible faces in Cuba of the Ladies in White. A teacher by profession and a civic activist by choice, she participated in the creation and strengthening [...] Continue reading

Cuba: Petitions and Apprehensions

Cuba: Petitions and Apprehensions August 20, 2012 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES — For more than a half a century, we Cubans have suffered from apprehension, as we have gone through an adverse social juncture in which our civil rights have been constantly vetoed by the government. Beyond the prohibitions themselves, the cardinal problem lies in [...] Continue reading

Justice

Justice / Rafael León Rodríguez Rafael León Rodríguez, Translator: Unstated Elias Carranza. From adelante.cu Dr. Elias Carranza, Director of the United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, shocked us when he said that Cuba is the safest country in the region, during his Keynote Address at the [...] Continue reading

Meñique Went out to Travel / Luis Felipe Rojas

Meñique Went out to Travel / Luis Felipe Rojas Translating Cuba "Meñique Went out to Travel" — that's the name of a famous children's song. Those same travels were awarded to me by the combined forces of State Security (G-2) and the National Revolutionary Police (PNR) on April 28th. At 7:39 AM, Lieutenant Yasmani Suarez [...] Continue reading

Not Twelve, Seventeen / Miguel Iturria Savón

Not Twelve, Seventeen / Miguel Iturria SavónMiguel Iturria Savón, Translator: Unstated Since the release of latest political prisoners from the repressive crackdown known as the Black Spring of 2003, foreign correspondents in Cuba cling to a mythical number twelve, referring to those who refused exile and stayed on the island, which is a half truth. [...] Continue reading

Strange "Estrangement" of the Foreign Press in Cuba / Miriam Celaya

Strange "Estrangement" of the Foreign Press in Cuba / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting An article by a foreign news agency recently reported on the Internet, "Cuban Dissidents at a Crossroads"by Paul Haven and Andrea Rodríguez of the Associated Press, suffers from, at least, two of the most common and serious limitations of accredited [...] Continue reading

Cuba: The Gag Law / Laritza Diversent

Cuba: The Gag Law / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated In the first of the two annual sessions of the National Assembly, held in the final days of last July, the International Relations committee agreed to instruct its counterpart on Constitutional and Legal Matters, an aggravation of the measures contained in the No. 88. The [...] Continue reading
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