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Editor Who Wrote of Racism in Cuba Loses His Post, Colleagues Say

Editor Who Wrote of Racism in Cuba Loses His Post, Colleagues Say By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD Published: April 5, 2013 MEXICO CITY — The editor of a publishing house in Cuba who wrote a critical article in The New York Times opinion section about persistent racial inequality on the island, something revolutionaries proudly say has [...] Continue reading

Afro-Cuban author who complained of racism demoted

Posted on Friday, 04.05.13 Afro-Cuban author who complained of racism demoted By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com A black Cuban author, Roberto Zurbano, whose scathing criticism of racism on the island was published in The New York Times last month, has been demoted from his top job at the government-controlled Casa de las Americas book publishers. [...] Continue reading

For Blacks in Cuba, the Revolution Hasn’t Begun

For Blacks in Cuba, the Revolution Hasn't Begun By ROBERTO ZURBANO Published: March 23, 2013 CHANGE is the latest news to come out of Cuba, though for Afro-Cubans like myself, this is more dream than reality. Over the last decade, scores of ridiculous prohibitions for Cubans living on the island have been eliminated, among them [...] 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

Cuba Libre? – ISJ

Cuba Libre? Posted: 9 October 12 Dave Sewell Sam Farber, Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment (Haymarket, 2011), $24 Discussions around Cuba have an unfortunate tendency to generate more heat than light, particularly on the left. Sam Farber’s new book, in the same spirit as Jeffery Webber’s recent works on Bolivia, provides [...] 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

The Only Thing That Interests The Castros About Emigres Is Their Money

The Only Thing That Interests The Castros About Emigres Is Their Money / Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia, Translator: Unstated They have gone from being persecuted, insulted and accused of being traitors during the first three decades after the Communist revolution to becoming the main pipeline for the dollars that prop up the regime. The story [...] Continue reading

Two South African Visitors to Cuba

Two South African Visitors to Cuba September 3, 2012 Tourist Tales from Cuba Vincente Morin Aguado HAVANA TIMES — Having found these two South Africans was true luck, one of those unforgettable moments in life. This was during one of the worst times to live in Havana – at least when it came to interacting [...] Continue reading

Independent Activism in Cuba

Independent Activism in Cuba August 5, 2012 June Fernandez* HAVANA TIMES — "Come wearing something red and kiss someone, because all forms of love are important." Last June 28, forty-six people who had received this message via instant messaging or e-mail met in the Havana bus terminal, near the Plaza of the Revolution, to kiss [...] Continue reading

Structure of Class and Power

Structure of Class and Power / Mackandal – Manuel Aguirre Lavarrere Mackandal – Manuel Aguirre Lavarrere, Translator: Chabeli In the early years of the Revolution, the state shook the tree, as they used to say back then, but it left some rotten fruits that have germinated and that today defecate on its face. In the [...] 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

Breaking the Silence on Racism in Cuba

Breaking the Silence on Racism in Cuba Ivet González interviews documentary-maker GLORIA ROLANDO HAVANA, May 17, 2012 (IPS) – Gloria Rolando has been revealing hidden chapters of Cuban history since the 2010 premiere of the first part of her documentary series "1912: Breaking the Silence," about the virtually unknown story about the only legal political [...] 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

The Trial is Today, April 13. Solidarity with Zuraima, Wife of the Rastifarian Priest Imprisoned in Cuba

The Trial is Today, April 13. Solidarity with Zuraima, Wife of the Rastifarian Priest Imprisoned in Cuba: +53-52519247 / Orlando Luis Pardo LazoOrlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Translator: Unstated To whom it may concern: I, Hector Riscart Mustelier, declare in writing what really happened on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. We left the "National Cabaret" where we [...] Continue reading

Censorship Catholicommunist in Cuba / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

Censorship Catholicommunist in Cuba / Orlando Luis Pardo LazoOrlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Translator: Unstated Why Not Awakening? – An article about the censorship of the documentary about Escuadrón Patriota(Patriot Squadron) – Every February, the Chaplin Cinema opens its doors to the Young Filmmakers Exhibition organized by the Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematographic Industry (ICAIC). [...] Continue reading

Daily Racism / Fernando Dámaso

Daily Racism / Fernando DámasoFernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated Some time ago, in the euphoria of Triumphalism, it was constantly declared that in Cuba the scourge of racism had been resolved, and it had been eliminated. It is true that, institutionally, in the current laws and decrees this is so, but the reality is quite the [...] Continue reading

Public Declaration in Self-Defense of Rastafarian Artist Hector Riscar (El Nano) / El Sexto – Danilo Maldonado Machado

Public Declaration in Self-Defense of Rastafarian Artist Hector Riscar (El Nano) / El Sexto – Danilo Maldonado MachadoEl Sexto – Danilo Maldonado Machado, Translator: Unstated Share I, Hector Riscar Mustelier, declare in writing what really happened on Wednesday 16 November 2011. We left the National Cabaret, where we were working the Heritage Group, a reggae [...] Continue reading

Police detain dissidents headed for Havana forum on racism

Posted on Friday, 11.25.11 Police detain dissidents headed for Havana forum on racism Dozens of Cuban dissidents were detained to break up 'Day of Resistance.'By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban police detained more a dozen dissidents to force the cancellation of Friday's session of a forum on racial discrimination on the island, according to forum organizers. [...] Continue reading

Cuban Secret Services: Sticks and White Glove / Iván García

Cuban Secret Services: Sticks and White Glove / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: lapizcero The problem is the street. General Raúl Castro will not permit an Arab Spring in Cuba. He will do whatever needs doing to detain irate opponents. He wants to isolate the potential short-circuit that could turn into a street protest. The island [...] Continue reading

Cuba academic: Party expulsion order overturned

Posted on Friday, 07.08.11 Cuba academic: Party expulsion order overturnedBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press HAVANA — A prominent Cuban intellectual who came under fire for an unusually frank article denouncing high-level corruption says an order expelling him from the Communist Party has been overturned. Esteban Morales wrote Thursday on his personal website that a party appeals [...] Continue reading
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