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Cuba’s New Law Lets in Foreign Capital, But Labor Must Be Contracted From the Government

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger

Cuba’s New Law Lets in Foreign Capital, But Labor Must Be Contracted
From the Government
Updated: 04/17/2014 4:59 pm EDT

A gentleman with a beard and a shabby shirt reads the newspaper in a
Reina Street doorway. “These people are re-inventing the wheel…” I can
hear him say. The daily he has in his hands has… Continue reading

Was “Cuban Twitter” Dumb Or Defensible? Or Both?

Was “Cuban Twitter” Dumb Or Defensible? Or Both?
By TIM PADGETT

Confession: When I criticized ZunZuneo as the story emerged earlier this month, I left something important unsaid.

I support its basic intent. That is, the effort to help Cubans or anyone else access news, information and opinions that authoritarian governments around the world try to block.

ZunZuneo was a clandestine social… Continue reading

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

Citizen Helplessness

Citizen Helplessness / Fernando Damaso Posted on April 3, 2013 The Electric Utility, it seems, opens a hole in what's left of the sidewalk to replace a pole, does its work, and leaves as a souvenir the broken sidewalk, a pile of dirt of prevent or hinder the passage of pedestrians and places, barely, a [...] Continue reading

Cuba and the United States: Time to lean forward

Cuba and the United States: Time to lean forward Published: April 2, 2013 Updated 2 hours ago By Edward T. Walsh New Secretary of State John Kerry must decide within a few weeks whether to recommend to President Obama that Cuba be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Such a collection currently [...] Continue reading

Preserving Stability In Cuba After Normalizing Relations With US: Importance Of Trading With State Owned Enterprises

Preserving Stability In Cuba After Normalizing Relations With US: Importance Of Trading With State Owned Enterprises – Analysis By COHA — (March 30, 2013) By Dr. Timothy Ashby Cuba under Raul Castro has entered a new period of economic, social, and political transformation. Reforms instituted within the past few years have brought the expansion of [...] Continue reading

Eliecer Avila announces new political organization

Cuba: Eliecer Avila announces new political organization March 28, 2013 HAVANA TIMES – The young Cuban political activist Eliecer Avila said Tuesday in a video posted on YouTube from Poland, that the new organization Somos+ (We are+), aims to "unite wills" to "negotiate" with the Cuban government. "We all win if we unite and we [...] Continue reading

Cuba Faces Shortage of Repair People

Cuba Faces Shortage of Repair People March 28, 2013 By Aurelio Pedroso (Progreso Weekly) HAVANA TIMES – Although I have no firm proof, Cuba might be one of the few countries where finding the good (or terrible) services of a trades person requires a great deal of patience, pleading, luck, and even that old supplication [...] Continue reading

The 2013 Cuban Elections and the Multi-Party System

The 2013 Cuban Elections and the Multi-Party System / Dimas Castellanos Posted on March 25, 2013 According to the official results of the "elections" held on Sunday, February 3 of this year, 1,249,832 Cubans, "14.22% of all voters," did not go to the polls or cast invalid ballots in a clear display of their rejection [...] Continue reading

Our Great Challenge

Our Great Challenge / Antonio Rodiles #Cuba Antonio Rodiles, Translator: Boston College CASA The arbitrary arrest of the lawyer Yaremis Flores on November 7 was followed by two waves, one repressive, taken to the extreme by the regime against numerous activists of civil society, and the other, impressive and appreciated by us, of solidarity with [...] 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

‘Owners’ of the ‘Truth’ Produce Misery

'Owners' of the 'Truth' Produce Misery December 1, 2012 Dmitri Prieto HAVANA TIMES — It seems that after my recent post about Radio Marti, I'm being accused of cowardice, being pro-Soviet and even secretly hating the West. As for the West, perhaps I should mention that among my happiest years were those I spent in [...] Continue reading

The U.N. Covenants on Human Rights: A New Crime In Cuba?

The U.N. Covenants on Human Rights: A New Crime In Cuba? / Cuban Law Association, Wilfredo Vallin Almeida Cuban Law Association, For Another Cuba As we have seen, there seems to be a new offense under the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Act (LPP), a "crime" that seems interesting to analyze with regards to [...] Continue reading

Cuba: Colombia’s peacemaker?

Cuba: Colombia's peacemaker? FARC rebels have called a two-month cease-fire, but the Colombian government vows to continue hunting down the guerrillas. Can Havana help broker peace? Nick Miroff November 19, 2012 21:15 HAVANA, Cuba — As the hosts of a new round of peace talks between Colombian officials and leftist FARC rebels, the Cuban government [...] Continue reading

Was Sirley Avila Right?

Was Sirley Avila Right? November 13, 2012 Haroldo Dilla Alfonso* HAVANA TIMES — The story of Sirley Avila is well known. She was a delegate to "People's Power" (the municipal council) in Majibacoa, the least populated municipality in Cuba. In previous years, her constituents had succeeded in appealing to the government to establish a elementary [...] Continue reading

Yellow Journalism

Yellow Journalism / Fernando Damaso Fernando Damaso, Translator: Unstated The yellow French-Canadian hack, living in Cuba, who often enjoys ample space in the official press to publish his diatribes, usually dedicated to writing against the Cuban mafia in Miami and against all those who think differently from the official politics, expanded his catalog and undertook [...] Continue reading

Innocent Little “Survey”

Innocent Little "Survey" / Miriam Celaya Miriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting At a polling place: "See? no cheating… at least in the ballot box." The results of the ballots –the so-called "elections"- in Cuba this past October 21st were reported in the official media as a demonstration of the people's loyalty to the Revolution, which [...] Continue reading

Freedom of Conscience – Elections

Freedom of Conscience / Cuban Law Association, Odalina Guerrero Lara Cuban Law Association, Odalina Guerrero Lara, Translator: Unstated By Lic. Odalina Guerrero Lara In Article 55 of the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba, it establishes that: the State, that recognizes, respects and guarantees freedom of conscience… There is no doubt as to these three [...] Continue reading

Second Act

http://translatingcuba.com/second-act-rosa-maria-rodriguez-torrado/ Second Act / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Torrado Rosa Maria Rodriguez Torrado, Translator: Unstated The Cuban government is a joke. They make us participate in elections in which we have to elect a member of their party to represent us to them? Judge and Jury? The conflict of interest mold has been broken! The second [...] Continue reading

Dialog

Dialog / Regina Coyula Regina Coyula, Translator: Unstated The cause that has kept me from this blog in recent days has been that I am the caretaker of my stepdaughter (younger than me, but not by much) who is recovering from surgery in my house. But yesterday, having to go our midday, I got on [...] Continue reading

Violator and Ousted

Violator and Ousted / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. The whirlwind of corruption, the lack of ethics and the indiscipline have shaken the foundations of the police unit of San German, in Holguin. Another neighborhood bloodhound has been victim of its own bite, originally trained to demolish any form of human [...] Continue reading

Turnout drops, null votes rise in Cuban elections

Posted on Wednesday, 10.24.12 Turnout drops, null votes rise in Cuban elections The blank and null votes in the Cuban municipal elections, which increased on Sunday, are considered a sign of disagreement with the government. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The blank and null votes cast in Cuba's elections Sunday, considered as protest votes, rose [...] Continue reading

To Get Real Elections

To Get Real Elections / Eliecer Avila Eliecer Avila, Translator: Unstated Ever since I was little, I've paid attention to politics. I enjoyed, for example, the attention generated around the world by the election campaigns in the United States. I remember my elementary school teacher who was always waiting for who would be elected and [...] Continue reading

The Ballot Box, The Stretcher

The Ballot Box, The Stretcher / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez Tiles on the walls, a screen covered in green fabric and a metal table where they usually place syringes and cotton. This was the cubicle where I voted this morning to elect a delegate to the Municipal Assembly of People's Power. Located inside [...] Continue reading
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