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To the Outraged / Lilianne Ruíz

To the Outraged / Lilianne RuízLilianne Ruíz, Translator: Unstated I understand that Western countries, where the government emerges from a multi-party democracy, must have their problems. Here the scriptwriters of any news report broadcast are very pleased when they comment on (because they almost never let you hear the voices of the international reporters) the [...] Continue reading

My Wish for 2012: Outraged People in Cuba / Miriam Celaya

My Wish for 2012: Outraged People in Cuba / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting Santana Cartoon illustrating the post in Penúltimos Days A European friend who recently visited Havana asked me what my greatest wish for this year 2012 was. Of course, she expected me to express to her the same old litany: the [...] Continue reading

The Housing Problem: the System’s Autotrophic Phase / Miriam Celaya

The Housing Problem: the System's Autotrophic Phase / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting Those of us Habaneros who were already adults in the 90?s witnessed the dismantling of the so-called "hostels" or INIT shelters, which — for the younger readers — were something like the tropical version of a cheap motel in which, for [...] Continue reading

Party Prepares Itself for Next Elections / Laritza Diversent

Party Prepares Itself for Next Elections / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Claudia D. The Communist Party of Cuba works arduously to realize a full identity between its members and those of the government, and to guarantee that its politics are approved unanimously in the National Assembly, the body that represents and expresses the will of [...] Continue reading

Cuban Days: The Inscrutable Nation

Cuban Days: The Inscrutable Nation
Tom Gjelten

I made my first reporting trip to Cuba in 1994 to cover the balsero
crisis. Over a four-week period in August and September of that year,
about 35,000 desperate Cubans took to the… Continue reading

In the last act of Castro's Cuba, a search is on for a new beginning

In the last act of Castro's Cuba, a search is on for a new beginning

In Havana last week the trucks were busy replacing vintage American and
Soviet fridges with new free models from China. Fidel Castro may have
left… Continue reading

Cuba's Waning System of Block-Watchers

Cuba's Waning System of Block-Watchers
Raul Castro May Push to Revitalize a Legacy, and Enforcement Tool, of
the Revolution

By Manuel Roig-Franzia
Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, October 30, 2007; A10

CAMAGUEY, Cuba — Children swarmed the table outside Blanca… Continue reading

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