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Prostitución de menores en Cuba es un hecho innegable

Prostitución de menores en Cuba es un hecho innegable El canadiense de unos 50 años entra a un bar, su brazo izquierdo firmemente anclado a la cintura de una joven prostituta mientras suelta una sonrisa pícara. El barman, con un guiño, lo recibe como a un viejo amigo."Es difícil no sentirse inspirado por esto", dice [...] Continue reading

U.S. child-sex tourism to Cuba hardly exists

Posted on Sunday, 03.17.13 CUBA U.S. child-sex tourism to Cuba hardly exists These stories are the result of a joint investigation by Toronto Star reporters Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher, and El Nuevo Herald reporter Juan O. Tamayo. An odd combination of Washington's trade embargo on Cuba and tough U.S. laws on sex [...] Continue reading

How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors

Posted on Saturday, 03.16.13 Sex Tourism in Cuba: Second of three parts How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors HAVANA — These stories are the result of a joint investigation by Toronto Star reporters Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher, and El Nuevo Herald reporter Juan O. Tamayo. The [...] Continue reading

Toronto sex offender could be first Canadian convicted of child sex tourism in Cuba

Toronto sex offender could be first Canadian convicted of child sex tourism in Cuba Toronto man James McTurk, 78, has been convicted twice on child porn charges, and now faces charges of child sex tourism for abusing children in Cuba. At the Toronto Police Service, a small group of investigators is dedicated to sifting through [...] 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

Cuba’s most horrifying episode of child sex tourism resulted in a girl’s death

Cuba's most horrifying episode of child sex tourism resulted in a girl's death In May, 2010, Lilian Ramirez Espinosa, along with three other Cuban adolescents, was part of a sex party involving foreigners. Lilian ended up dying, though it's still not clear how. Cuban lawyer Laritza Diversent says the authorities reacted to the fact children [...] Continue reading

Poised yet savage, blogger Yoani Sanchez takes on Cuba’s sclerotic Castro regime

Posted on Monday, 03.11.13 Poised yet savage, blogger Yoani Sanchez takes on Cuba's sclerotic Castro regime By Tim Johnson McClatchy Newspapers PUEBLA, Mexico — The shouts could be heard easily inside the hotel where Yoani Sanchez was appearing over the weekend. "Down with Yoani!" they resonated from a small clique of pro-Castro protesters who'd gathered [...] 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

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

Cuba’s One-Party State is the Main Obstacle

Cuba's One-Party State is the Main Obstacle November 10, 2012 By Samuel Farber* HAVANA TIMES — Even though the monopoly of power by the Cuban Communist Party may be compatible with a certain degree of liberalization – that is, a relaxation of the control that the State exerts over certain aspects of economic and social [...] 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

‘Anti-Capitalism’ That Falls Short

'Anti-Capitalism' That Falls Short October 1, 2012 "Scratch an extremist and you will find an opportunist" — V.I. Lenin Pedro Campos HAVANA TIMES — The little expression "anti-capitalist" is very much in vogue today "We're anti-capitalists." Our position is "anti-capitalist." Our revolutionary program is "anti-capitalist." "Down with the capitalist enemy." "Death to the capitalists." This [...] Continue reading

Spanish driver in Oswaldo Payá crash to be tried Aug. 31

Posted on Friday, 08.17.12 Spanish driver in Oswaldo Payá crash to be tried Aug. 31 It is not known if the Cuban government will allow journalists to attend the trial in the eastern city of Bayamo. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The Spanish politician accused in the deaths of Cuban dissidents Oswaldo Payá and Harold [...] Continue reading

The Cuban League Against AIDS Report of Human Rights Violations to the LGBT Community in Cuba / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada

The Cuban League Against AIDS Report of Human Rights Violations to the LGBT Community in Cuba / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Translator: Chabeli, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Havana Cuba, Thursday, February 16, 2012. General Report of the Cuban League Against AIDS on Human Rights violations to the community of Lesbians, Gays,Bisexuals and Transgenders. [...] Continue reading

Not All in Cuba Are Proud of Being Black / Iván García

Not All in Cuba Are Proud of Being Black / Iván García Iván García, Translator: mlk A drunk, off duty, enforcement agent, white, justified the racist Cuban police archetype that turns a black or mestizo into a presumed delinquent with an old refrain learned from his mother: "Not all blacks are thieves, but all thieves [...] Continue reading

Being Black in Cuba / Iván García

Being Black in Cuba / Iván García Iván García, Translator: Unstated A white-skinned off-duty law enforcement officer, having a drink, justifies the Cuban police force's racist archetype that turns a black or mixed-raced person into a presumed criminal with the old refrain he learned from his mother, "All blacks are not thieves but all thieves [...] Continue reading

For an American, Havana is filled with contradictions

Posted on Tuesday, 04.17.12 For an American, Havana is filled with contradictionsBy Franco OrdonezMcClatchy Newspapers HAVANA — The green 1951 Dodge Coronet clattering along this city'sfamed Malecon coastal seawall looks like the car built more than ahalf-century ago, but lift the hood and things are not as expected. The car's bulging headlights give the classic [...] Continue reading

Cost-benefit, Right-freedom / Joisy García Martínez

Cost-benefit, Right-freedom / Joisy García MartínezJoisy García Martínez, Translator: Unstated To Tweet from a cell phone in Cuba is disproportionately costly, almost impossible, and only comparable with the draining of the Cienaga de Zapata swamp, the eradication of prostitution, computer illiteracy or the forbidden game. To write 140 characters via a cell phone in Cuba, [...] Continue reading

To the Outraged / Lilianne Ruíz

To the Outraged / Lilianne RuízLilianne Ruíz, Translator: Unstated I understand that Western countries, where the government emerges from a multi-party democracy, must have their problems. Here the scriptwriters of any news report broadcast are very pleased when they comment on (because they almost never let you hear the voices of the international reporters) the [...] Continue reading

Cuba, Where Sheep Are Trained To Venerate Wolves

Op/Ed – 1/31/2012 @ 11:15AM Cuba, Where Sheep Are Trained To Venerate Wolves With the death of Cuban dissident Wilman Villar Mendoza, Cuba has lost one of its precious remaining brave souls. While a sputtering dissident movement shows occasional signs of life, reminding us of the hell the Cuban people endure, it casts a pale [...] Continue reading

A Chip Off The Old Block: Che’s Daughter / Ángel Santiesteban

A Chip Off The Old Block: Che's Daughter / Ángel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated As if by agreement, Mariela Castro flatters the Dutch system of prostitution in the Amsterdam red light district, and Aleida Guevara (both without highlighting they'd come from the most advantaged sperm of their fathers who fertilized the eggs of their mothers), [...] Continue reading

Eleven News Stories Not Reported in Cuba in 2011 / Ernesto Morales Licea

Eleven News Stories Not Reported in Cuba in 2011 / Ernesto Morales LiceaErnesto Morales Licea, Translator: Unstated 1. The Arab spring Only when the events in Egypt exceeded the predictions, did the Cuban press note (with tweezers) some isolated incidents. Nor had it published anything earlier about the riots in Tunisia and Yemen, nor did [...] Continue reading

Raul Castro’s daughter, dissident blogger clash online

Raul Castro's daughter, dissident blogger clash onlineBy Mariano Castillo, CNNNovember 9, 2011 STORY HIGHLIGHTS- Raul Castro's daughter joined Twitter to discuss a recent trip- Instead, she locked horns with a Cuban dissident- Mariela Castro Espin lashes out at anti-government critics (CNN) — Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter joined Twitter to set the record straight about [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s repression takes on more racial tint under Raul Castro

Posted on Saturday, 10.15.11RACIAL INEQUALITY Cuba's repression takes on more racial tint under Raul CastroBY JON B. PERDUETwitter@jonperdue Unlike the pervasive myth of universal literacy and quality healthcare that has gone unchecked and unchallenged for decades, Cuba's fabled championing of the Afro-Cuban community is one Cuban myth that has been shattered since Fidel Castro handed [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Repression Escalates

THE AMERICAS – OCTOBER 3, 2011 Cuba's Repression EscalatesThe loosening of travel restrictions by the U.S. is read as weakness in Havana.By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson returned home from an attempted hostage-rescue mission to Cuba last month empty-handed and "still scratching [his] head" as to why the Castro regime double-crossed [...] Continue reading

CHANGE IN CUBA?

CHANGE IN CUBA?12-08-2011.Paul MeoFormer official of the World Bank with a very extensive experience in developing countries and a long term member of ASCE (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- The early August meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE), held in Miami , was different from some of the more recent ones. First, there [...] Continue reading

Spaniard sentenced by Cuba for secretly filming documentary

Spaniard sentenced by Cuba for secretly filming documentaryEnglish.news.cn 2011-08-11 11:21:16 HAVANA, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) — A Spanish businessman was sentenced to seven years in prison in Cuba for unauthorized filming of a documentary about child prostitution on the island, his attorney said Wednesday. "I think we should challenge the sentence," defence lawyer Ovidio Venero told [...] Continue reading
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