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The Internet In Cuba: Strict Control And Excessive Prices

The Internet In Cuba: Strict Control And Excessive Prices / Iván García Iván García, 30 January 2017 — Five or six abstract oil paintings are tastelessly jumbled together in the living room of a house in the west of Havana, next to a collection of laptops and ancient computers waiting to be repaired. We can […] 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

They Voted for Everything to Continue the Same

They Voted for Everything to Continue the Same / Ana Mercedes Torricella Posted on April 23, 2015 My neighbor Nelly, when she learned that I did not go vote and I again clarified that I did not want to leave Cuba, told me: “You independent journalists and dissidents are going to be alone with the […] 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

What Energy Revolution Are We Talking About?

Cuba: What Energy Revolution Are We Talking About? September 10, 2013 Janis Hernandez HAVANA TIMES — In May of 2004, the Antonio Guiteras thermoelectric plant suffered a breakdown which had a considerable impact on Cuba’s electrical generation network. This was the context – perhaps it was more of a pretext – in which Commander in […] Continue reading

Why Not Just Dissolve the CDR?

Why Not Just Dissolve the CDR? / Regina Coyula Posted on July 24, 2013 Comments on the recent speech by General-President Raul Castro can be heard in a pharmacy line as well as in an almendrón.* People in general are pleased that the country’s top leadership is finally acknowledging the presence of the invasive social […] Continue reading

Counterrevolutionary

Counterrevolutionary / Yusnaby Perez Posted on April 10, 2013    I recall that all my life I've been characterized as a rebel, protesting what I considered wrong or unfair and most of the time proposing solutions. In the Cuban political environment I've experienced agonizingly slowly a change that has cost me 25 years of life. If […] 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

Relentless Persecution

Relentless Persecution / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, Translator: Unstated There is a new wave of public health workers whose job is to visit homes looking for infestations of the aedes aegyptimosquito. Almost all of them are older and retired. In many cases they have backgrounds in the communist party or armed forces, and seem to [...] Continue reading

Documentary exposes poverty in Cuba

Documentary exposes poverty in Cuba Written By: Vanessa Remmers October 1, 2012 There is a place in Havana where the drains run brown and green sludge gathers around an old refrigerator at the water's edge. A onesie dries on a clothesline as a child grabs a rusted window frame to swing over a cracked pipeline. [...] Continue reading

21st Century Socialism and Mind-Set Change in Cuba

21st Century Socialism and Mind-Set Change in Cuba July 2, 2012 Vicente Morin Aguado HAVANA TIMES — On several occasions, Cuban President Raul Castro has stressed the importance of changes in people's mentality, as an objective of the Communist Party but considered one of the most difficult to achieve. Among the various statements by President [...] Continue reading

My Case File Disappeared / Angel Santiesteban

My Case File Disappeared / Angel Santiesteban Angel Santiesteban, Translator: Regina Anavy These days I have wandered with my lawyer through the "legal systems" of Cuba. The Castro brothers, who own the Birán estate that was previously their father's, later extended the fence to the limit of the jurisdictional waters and converted the estate into [...] Continue reading
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