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Quinones breaks the silence of UNEAC with respect to the case of Angel Santiesteban

Quinones breaks the silence of UNEAC with respect to the case of Angel Santiesteban / Angel Santiesteban Posted on April 11, 2013    From Montenegro to Santiesteban By Roberto Jesus Quinones Haces Guantanamo, Cuba, Apri, http://www.cubanet.org — Carlos Montenegro and Angel Santiesteban are not the only Cuban writers to have suffered the misfortune of incarceration; the [...] Continue reading

Who Are The Criminals in Cuba?

Who Are The Criminals in Cuba? / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruíz, Translator: Unstated The faces of some who died in the 13 de Marzo Tugboat incident A friend called to ask me an important question about criminality in Cuba. Is Cuba a safe country with a crime rate lower than other countries in Latin America? [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Catholic magazine blasts critics of Cardinal Ortega

Posted on Wednesday, 05.23.12 Cuba's Catholic magazine blasts critics of Cardinal Ortega The Catholic magazine says there's a campaign to get rid of Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega because he's too close to Cuban leader Raúl Castro. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Unidentified factions want to "eliminate" Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega, according to an editorial in [...] Continue reading

Justice for Rolando / Yamil Dominguez

Justice for Rolando / Yamil Dominguez Translator: Unstated, Yamil Domínguez Rolando is a great man, father, brother and friend. His incarceration just as he was prepared to bring people, including his family,but he was not willing to sacrifice one life when the Cuban border guard charged him with their ships. He could have run with [...] Continue reading

Pardon or Justice? / Miriam Celaya

Pardon or Justice? / Miriam Celaya Miriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting In recent weeks, I have noticed that the theme of reconciliation and forgiveness among Cubans is surfacing in various opinion forums. Speakers from various areas as well as alternative digital media –including independent bloggers- seem to pay particular attention to the matter, which points [...] Continue reading

Church makes dangerous bargain with Castro

Posted on Monday, 04.02.12 Church makes dangerous bargain with CastroBY JOSE AZELjazel@miami.edu The malevolence of the Castro brothers during their five decades regime is well documented: 3,615 executions by firing squad, 1,253 extrajudicial killings, the imprisonment of thousands of political prisoners in subhuman conditions, the 1994 tugboat massacre, the depravation of basic freedoms and the [...] Continue reading

Who Are the Real Anti-Cubans? / Estado de Sats, Antonio G. Rodiles

Who Are the Real Anti-Cubans? / Estado de Sats, Antonio G. RodilesEstado de Sats / State of Sats, Translator: Unstated Once again, State Security uses the old tactic of trying to discredit, given its inability to come to a public debate of arguments and ideas. A debate that would have a long-awaited end, because absolutely [...] Continue reading

The Beast Grows Angry When it is Reminded of its Dead / Ricardo Medina

The Beast Grows Angry When it is Reminded of its Dead / Ricardo MedinaRicardo Medina, Translator: Nina My brother and friend, Priest Pastor Bautista Mario Félix Lleonart Barroso, told me "the beast grows angry when it is reminded of its dead" in a text message that reflected his worry because of the arbitrary arrest of [...] 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

Closed for Demolition / Francis Sánchez

Closed for Demolition / Francis SánchezFrancis Sánchez, Translator: S.Solá [I have decided to publish, before this blog is closed down, some texts that I didn't publish at the time because it was practically impossible to do it because of obvious difficulties or because as time passed I doubted that it would be the best idea. [...] Continue reading

Castro’s Tugboat Massacre

Castro's Tugboat MassacreHumberto Fontova Thursday, July 14, 2011 In the predawn darkness of July 13, 1994, 72 desperate Cubans – old and young, male and female – sneaked aboard a decrepit but seaworthy tugboat in Havana harbor and set off for the U.S. and the prospect of freedom. Let Jimmy Carter hail the "egalitarian society" [...] Continue reading

Silence is Complicity / Angel Santiesteban

Silence is Complicity / Angel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated Sometimes I suspect that blogging in Cuba is like a scream from the depths of a cave that is lost in the void without finding any listeners. The echo comes back to me in an irascible silence, making me uncomfortable, thinking that outside the cave there [...] Continue reading
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