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The surveilled university

The surveilled university MICHAEL H. MIRANDA | Fayetteville | 8 de Junio de 2017 – 09:33 CEST. Last week several photos of American students with their professors appeared on the social networks in Havana. The images would not have drawn too much attention if it were not due to the fact that the situation demands […] Continue reading

Oil in Cuba: Dream or Nightmare?

Oil in Cuba: Dream or Nightmare? Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 11 April 2017 — HAVANA, Cuba. – “Thank goodness oil is something we don’t have in Cuba.” So said the lyrics of a popular song by Cuban musical group Habana Abierta. However, now Cuba’s official media insist the opposite is true: “The enterprise Cuba-Petroleum Union […] Continue reading

Official Fervor Towards Fidel Castro Contrasts With the Indifference of Young People

Official Fervor Towards Fidel Castro Contrasts With the Indifference of Young People / EFE-14ymedio, Lorena Canto EFE (via 14ymedio), Lorena Canto, Havana, 5 March 2017 — A hundred days after his death and although Cuba has limited by law the use of his name and image, the figure of Fidel Castro is more present than […] Continue reading

Family, Freedom and the Oswaldo Payá Prize

Family, Freedom and the Oswaldo Payá Prize BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 26 de Febrero de 2017 – 12:04 CET. The home of Oswaldo Payá, the Cuban political leader who was killed, along with Harold Cepero, under murky circumstances in 2012, has a small living room. It is a space consonant with a […] Continue reading

Trump, Rodiles and the Cuban Opposition

Trump, Rodiles and the Cuban Opposition / Juan Orlando Perez Juan Orlando Pérez, 1 February 2017, (re-published in Ivan Garcia’s blog on 7 February 2017) — Antonio Rodiles, one of the Cuban government’s most tireless enemies, or at least one of its most eloquent, has said that the arrival of Donald Trump at the White […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains

Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading

It’s Time For Politics To Stop Separating Families And Friends

It’s Time For Politics To Stop Separating Families And Friends / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 29 December 2016 — The model imposed in Cuba in the name of a socialism that never existed had, among its worst results, the politicization of everything. Families fought over politics. Friends became enemies. This was one […] Continue reading

In Castro’s Cuba, freedom of humor went first

In Castro’s Cuba, freedom of humor went first BY KRISTINA ARRIAGA – 12/21/16 07:00 PM EST 19 The olive green military jeep that carried Fidel Castro’s ashes broke down. It is fitting. In a country where everything is a façade, it took the death of a tyrant to pull the curtain back. For a moment, […] Continue reading

Fidel’s Legacy – Null or Empty

Fidel’s Legacy: Null or Empty Dec 12, 2016 | Opinion The death of Fidel Castro leaves a huge void, difficult to fill. It seems practically impossible, given the conditions of the modern world, that somebody may achieve his dictatorial power, his military interventionism in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, quite disproportionate for a […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro Sent My Father to the Firing Squad; I Do Not Regret the Tyrant’s Death

Fidel Castro Sent My Father to the Firing Squad; I Do Not Regret the Tyrant’s Death / 14ymedio, Ileana de la Guardia 14ymedio, Ileana de la Guardia, Paris, 5 December 2016 – Dawn comes to Paris, this 26 November, the sun barely over the horizon. From the depths of my dreams I hear the phone […] Continue reading

Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Declares Hunger Strike After Six Days In Custody

Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Declares Hunger Strike After Six Days In Custody / 14ymedio, Mario Penton & Abel Fernandez 14ymedio, Mario Penton & Abel Fernandez, Miami, 2 December 2016 – The Cuban artist Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto’ (the Sixth), declared a hunger strike this Thursday, according to reports to this newspaper from his […] Continue reading

Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Eats But Rejects Food from Police

Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Eats But Rejects Food from Police / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 2 December 2016 — Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto’ (The Sixth), began to eat the food, his mother, Maria Victoria Machado, told this newspaper. A week after his arrest for painting graffiti on a central Havana street corner and posting […] Continue reading

How should we memorialize Castro? By freeing Cuba.

How should we memorialize Castro? By freeing Cuba. He was a tyrant whose death should be welcomed by anyone who loves liberty. By Daniel Morcate December 3 at 6:00 AM Daniel Morcate is a reporter for Univision News. The death of a dictator, not his final memorial, is — and should be — a happy […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro – Unwitting father of modern Miami

Fidel Castro: Unwitting father of modern Miami BY ANDRES VIGLUCCI The Gateway to the Americas: That’s how Miami’s business and civic leaders would grandly if sporadically label the city in the middle of the last century. In reality, the slogan was wishful thinking, little more than the stuff of promotional brochures. Contrary to the historic […] Continue reading

Authorities Attempt to Impose Mourning on Cuban Churches

Authorities Attempt to Impose Mourning on Cuban Churches / Mario Lleonart Mario Lleonart, 27 November 2016 — What is happening to the poor people of the island – as the also deceased former president of El Salvador, Salvador Flores, might have once told Fidel Castro to his face — is utterly intolerable. It is as […] Continue reading

Activist In Exile – It Is Sad That a “Tyrant” Dies and Freedom Doesn’t Come

Activist In Exile: It Is Sad That a “Tyrant” Dies and Freedom Doesn’t Come EFE/via 14ymedio, 26 November 2016 — Ramon Saul Sanchez, leader of the Cuban exile organization Democracy Movement, lamented today that the death of a “tyrant,” as he defines Fidel Castro, will not mean “freedom for the people of Cuba”. “It is […] Continue reading

We cry over this news — but not for Fidel

We cry over this news — but not for Fidel BY MANNY NAVARRO mnavarro@miamiherald.com I wasn’t born in Cuba, thankfully. But the blood flowing through my veins has carried my family’s tears for 38 years. I’m a second-generation Cuban American. My dad left Cuba when he was 1 in 1956, three years before Fidel Castro […] Continue reading

For Miami Cubans, Castro’s death brings day of hope and healing

For Miami Cubans, Castro’s death brings day of hope and healing BY DANIEL CHANG, PATRICIA MAZZEI, DAVID OVALLE AND DAVID SMILEY dsmiley@miamiherald.com Decades of anger and hope ingrained into generations of Miami’s Cuban exile community burst forth like champagne from the bottle after midnight Friday and continued throughout Saturday in a jubilant street party that […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro is dead

Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading

Will history absolve Fidel Castro, or will he end up vilified?

Will history absolve Fidel Castro, or will he end up vilified? BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com How will Fidel Castro be remembered? Will history absolve him, as he defiantly proclaimed as a young revolutionary in the early 1950s? Or will he end up like so many other Latin American strongmen, who wielded immense power in their […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Frozen Revolution

Cuba’s Frozen Revolution September 27, 2016 By Tad Boniecki HAVANA TIMES — I came to write this piece because I was fascinated reading the Lonely Planet’s account of Cuban history. Wanting to share it, I summarized it. Yet I realized that something vital was missing from the Lonely Planet, namely a summing up of Cuba […] Continue reading

Why Trump wants to reverse the normalization of ties with Cuba

Why Trump wants to reverse the normalization of ties with Cuba September 17, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told supporters in Miami on Friday that if elected, he would reverse President Obama’s steps to normalize relations with Cuba unless the government there assented to US demands on political and religious freedoms. “The president’s one-sided […] Continue reading

Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant…

Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant… / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Commentary by Carmen Zampallo in the forum of the article “Martí and his Myth,” by José Gabriel Barrenechea, published at 14:30m on the 17 May 2015. Thanks, Carmen, wherever you may be! Where are you Martí? What have you become? In your name have been created […] Continue reading

Pain of communist Cuba still vivid for Tampa woman

Pain of communist Cuba still vivid for Tampa woman BY LAURA C. MOREL Tampa Bay Times TAMPA – Isela Perez sleeps in on most days, when her only tasks are to clean the house, watch Fox News and keep up with her telenovelas. But on Saturday, the 85-year-old wakes up early. Her little house is […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro – Ignoring Him is the Best Punishment

Fidel Castro: Ignoring Him is the Best Punishment / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, La Voz del Morro, August 15, 2006 — Humans eat meat; cattle feed on forage and in their own way find the nutrients in the soil populated by worms, which probably eat other bugs that I don’t know about; but […] Continue reading

Hunger strikes against State terrorism

Hunger strikes against State terrorism JOSÉ HUGO FERNÁNDEZ | Miami | 2 de Agosto de 2016 – 22:36 CEST. It is disturbing that 20 Cubans on hunger strikes do not even constitute an event capable of affecting the course of daily life on the island. And it is outrageous that it does not produce headlines […] Continue reading

Assassins, Accomplices and Victims

Assassins, Accomplices and Victims / Ángel Santiesteban 14 May 2016 — We are now looking at another anniversary of the execution of the young men who, in 2003, tried to hijack the Regla ferryboat and were shot by the dictatorship. As is well known, it was one of the most vile assassinations of the so-called […] Continue reading

Protesters, proponents of Cuban consulate in Miami Beach spar outside City Hall

Protesters, proponents of Cuban consulate in Miami Beach spar outside City Hall Cuban exiles, many from Southwest Miami-Dade, said idea of consulate in the Beach was “disrespectful” to exile community A few dozen Cuban supporters of Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine came out to defend him Two groups shouted at each other around noon Thursday […] Continue reading
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