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Backlash in Cuba

Backlash in Cuba Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down. By ANN LOUISE BARDACH June 10, 2016 HAVANA—These days Fidel Castro doesn’t often leave his comfortable home in Siboney, a leafy suburb west of this city. But on April 19, the 89-year-old Cuban leader […] Continue reading

A socialist vision fades in Cuba’s biggest housing project

A socialist vision fades in Cuba’s biggest housing project Inequality is growing in Cuba, threatening the legacy of Castro’s revolution Story by Nick Miroff Published on December 29, 2015 HAVANA — In the Alamar neighborhood on the outskirts of Havana, the streets don’t have names. To find an address, you need to know the zone, […] Continue reading

Teenage Gangs Assault And Rob Residents Of Havana Neighborhoods

Teenage Gangs Assault And Rob Residents Of Havana Neighborhoods / Diario de Cuba, Jorge Enrique Rodriguez Posted on November 24, 2015 Diario de Cuba, Jorge Enrique Rodriguez, Havana, 24 November 2015 — Two teenage gangs disturb the public peace on the streets of the Havana municipality of Cerro, while the police remain passive. Known as […] Continue reading

The Crime of Prosperity in Cuba

The Crime of Prosperity in Cuba February 4, 2015 Veronica Vega HAVANA TIMES — Whenever I see a self-employed person suffer the misfortune of Cuba’s legal system, I ask myself what would have become of people like Rockefeller or Carnegie had they been born on this island after 1959. Without losing from sight of the […] Continue reading

An Old Castro Weapon Still in Operation

An Old Castro Weapon Still in Operation / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 3, 2014 Renato’s family emigrated to the United States on October 3 but that did not stop them from having some weak communal soup, drinking cheap rum and dancing the timba on a block of Reparto Sevillano south of Havana on the […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Phone Company – Who Are the Real Owners?

Cuba’s Phone Company: Who Are the Real Owners? June 5, 2014 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — At the dawn of the industrial age, some workers destroyed machines in an attempt to halt the growing unemployment of the times. They were moved by the mad hope that they could put a stop to technological development and […] Continue reading

There’s Nothing to Celebrate

There’s Nothing to Celebrate / Miriam Celaya Posted on May 4, 2014 MAY DAY – Even Karl Marx would be surprised at the only parade of slave workers HAVANA, Cuba – All the official media is in a raging fanfare summoning to “the united people’s great mobilization which will take place in squares and avenues” […] Continue reading

Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

CDR Symbol of Snitching

CDR: Symbol of Snitching / Julio Cesar Alvarez Posted on September 28, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – In the same way that a blind woman with scales is an allegory of justice and a skeleton with a scythe is the allegory of death, the image that identifies the CDR should be the allegory of […] Continue reading

Between Neglect and Helplessness.

Between Neglect and Helplessness. Prostitution in Cuba, Part 3 / Miriam Celaya Posted on September 16, 2013 Official secrecy and complicit silence The original sin of the “Cuban Revolution” in relation to prostitution lies not in the fact of its not being able to eradicate it, a clearly impossible task, but in denying its very […] Continue reading

Pitching in My Two Cents for Cuba’s CDR Congress

Pitching in My Two Cents for Cuba’s CDR Congress May 28, 2013 Osmel Almaguer HAVANA TIMES — A new congress of Cuba’s Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDRs) is nearing and winds of change seem to be coming with it. Such change would be a positive sign, an indication that Cuban authorities are […] Continue reading

Cuba and the Enslaving System of Two Currencies

Cuba and the Enslaving System of Two Currencies / Yusnaby Perez Posted on April 16, 2013 The dual currency system in Cuba is one of the major economic and social problems of the country. Don't take my word for it, on several occasions the president of the country, Raul Castro himself (and I have no […] Continue reading

There are no free elections without free people, free citizens, free men and free women

There are no free elections without free people, free citizens, free men and free women / Oswaldo Paya Oswaldo Paya, Translator: Cleonte We are on the eve of new elections in Cuba. And I am reminded that the first law issued in Sierra Maestra during the anti-Batista insurrection before the elections scheduled in 1958, was [...] Continue reading

The Trial is Today, April 13. Solidarity with Zuraima, Wife of the Rastifarian Priest Imprisoned in Cuba

The Trial is Today, April 13. Solidarity with Zuraima, Wife of the Rastifarian Priest Imprisoned in Cuba: +53-52519247 / Orlando Luis Pardo LazoOrlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Translator: Unstated To whom it may concern: I, Hector Riscart Mustelier, declare in writing what really happened on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. We left the "National Cabaret" where we [...] Continue reading

Public Declaration in Self-Defense of Rastafarian Artist Hector Riscar (El Nano) / El Sexto – Danilo Maldonado Machado

Public Declaration in Self-Defense of Rastafarian Artist Hector Riscar (El Nano) / El Sexto – Danilo Maldonado MachadoEl Sexto – Danilo Maldonado Machado, Translator: Unstated Share I, Hector Riscar Mustelier, declare in writing what really happened on Wednesday 16 November 2011. We left the National Cabaret, where we were working the Heritage Group, a reggae [...] 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
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