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For Cuba’s traveling dissidents, an anxious return

For Cuba's traveling dissidents, an anxious return Will Castro opponents face retaliation back home? HAVANA, Cuba — Taking full advantage of their new license to travel abroad, Cuba's leading dissidents have been on a whirlwind campaign in recent weeks, denouncing President Raul Castro's government on three continents and promising new tactics to challenge its 53-year [...] Continue reading

Controversial Cuban blogger answers tough questions

Controversial Cuban blogger answers tough questions Published on : 29 March 2013 – 4:02pm | By RNW Latin America Desk For over a decade, the Cuban government refused to allow one of the world's best known bloggers, Yoani Sánchez, to travel abroad. When Havana finally loosened travel restrictions for Cuban citizens, Sánchez was one of [...] Continue reading

10 years after arrests, Cubans split on pace of change

Updated: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:52:11 GMT | By Agence France-Presse 10 years after arrests, Cubans split on pace of change Ten years after the "Black Spring" arrest of 75 Cuban dissidents, some in the opposition perceive signs of greater openness while others see a regime that is merely changing tactics to improve its image. [...] Continue reading

After Food, What Most People in Cuba Are Talking About

After Food, What Most People in Cuba Are Talking About / Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia, Translator: Unstated God willing, before spring of 2013 arrives, Ernesto, thirty-five years old and the owner of a small confectionery business in the Havana neighborhood ofSanto Suárez, will probably be able to travel to Madrid. He will stroll along the [...] Continue reading

Tempering Dad

Tempering Dad / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez For Marino Murillo, Cuban Vice President and father who, a few days ago, saw a daughter leave into exile. "Daddy, you're not getting involved in this stuff," his daughter advised from the other end of the line. The same daughter who a few weeks ago sent [...] 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

18 Years After the Maleconazo Uprising, What Happened to Those of Us Who Stayed?

18 Years After the Maleconazo Uprising, What Happened to Those of Us Who Stayed? / Reinaldo Escobar Reinaldo Escobar, Translator: Unstated I missed the events of August 5, 1994 because at that time I was out of Cuba. Some friends invited me to Germany and on the morning of the 6th I woke up in [...] Continue reading

Rafters Defenseless Before the Whims of the Captain of the Port / Laritza Diversent

Rafters Defenseless Before the Whims of the Captain of the Port / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: William Fitzhugh Julio Cesar Rifa and Roger Pupo Fariñas are completely without legal defense and they have no way to remedy this situation. There is no lawyer to be found who wants to oppose the Captain of the Port [...] Continue reading

Internet, The Imperialist Enemy / Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado

Internet, The Imperialist Enemy / Rosa María Rodríguez TorradoRosa María Rodríguez Torrado, Translator: Unstated The Cuban government and its supporters abuse the ballad — they already made traditional — of the Cyberwar against Cuba. They don't speak about their own, that floods our media with propaganda, offends those who disagree with their political model, violates [...] Continue reading

Freed agent on island to visit brother

Posted on Friday, 03.30.12 Cuba: Freed agent on island to visit brotherBy PETER ORSIAssociated Press HAVANA — A Cuban intelligence agent on probation after imprisonment in the United States arrived Friday for a two-week visit to see his ailing brother in Cuba, where authorities consider him and four other agents national heroes. Rene Gonzalez, one [...] Continue reading

ONE OF THE MANY… THE RAFTER CRISIS / Mario Barroso

ONE OF THE MANY… THE RAFTER CRISIS / Mario BarrosoMario Barroso, Translating Cuba …and the sea is now no more. Revelations 21:1 The response to the material nightmare that was buried in the spiritual collapse and in large measure the political and ideological collapse, was the mass escape at the risk of any mishap and [...] Continue reading

Raúl Castro’s train of ‘change’ to nowhere

Posted on Friday, 02.17.12CUBA Raúl Castro's train of 'change' to nowhereBY PEDRO ROIGproig@miami.edu Delusion is riding high in the utopian train of change in Cuba. The problem is that the railroad station is empty with a sign that states: "The Communist Party is the soul of the Nation." Tenaciously holding to power, Raúl Castro stated [...] Continue reading

Sad Memory / Miguel Iturria Savon

Sad Memory / Miguel Iturria SavonMiguel Iturria Savón, Translator: Unstated It was July 15 or 16, 1994 when Angela Medina, my children's aunt, asked me to accompany her to a house in the Purisima neighborhood, Cotorro municipality, where she saw her neighbors shot with water cannons in Havana Bay by the military who shipwrecked the [...] Continue reading
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