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Cuban Double Agent Fears for His Life after Revealing His True Identity

Cuban Double Agent Fears for His Life after Revealing His True Identity / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 27 February 2017 — Luis Enrique Cepero García was an opponent of the Cuban regime serving a sentence in the Combinado del Este prison when he decided to infect himself with a disease rather than continue […] Continue reading

Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on the island say

Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on the island say BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com When Washington put an end to a preferential immigration policy for Cuban migrants nearly two weeks ago, the official reasoning behind the move was to stem the flow of an increasing exodus and prompt democratic […] Continue reading

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

The Castros’ New Friend

The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector uponentering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately […] 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

Out of the Game

http://translatingcuba.com/out-of-the-game-lilianne-ruiz/ Out of the Game / Lilianne Ruiz Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated This Monday, my daughter and I went to her school at 9:15 in the morning. The neckerchief ceremony had already ended. The teacher did not ask me why we were late this Monday, but she didn't want to know why my daughter had [...] Continue reading

They Rule Because You Obey

"They Rule Because You Obey" / Angel Santiesteban Angel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated I read this phrase that I chose as a title on Facebook, and in the background were photos of Fidel and Raul Castro, the brothers who have tyrannically ruled Cuba for more than fifty years. It's true, those Dictators rule because we Cubans [...] Continue reading

The Great Bubble and the Complicit Silence / Estado de SATS, Alexis Jardines

The Great Bubble and the Complicit Silence / Estado de SATS, Alexis Jardines Estado de Sats / State of Sats, Translator: Unstated By Alexis Jardines José Daniel Ferrer suffers in the dungeons of State Security in Santiago de Cuba, subjected to psychological pressures and macabre practices (like night attacks from swarms of mosquitoes) that seek [...] Continue reading

Love, Freedom and Human Rights

Love, Freedom and Human Rights "¡A mí no me llevan preso por delincuente, ni por drogas ni por asesino! ¡Yo soy un hombre pacífico, defensor de los derechos humanos que Fidel le viola al pueblo cubano! ¡Vivan los derechos humanos! ¡Libertad para los presos políticos! ¡Abajo la dictadura!"Ángel Moya Acosta, Alamar, Habana, Cuba19 de marzo [...] 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

Future China of the Caribbean?

Future China of the Caribbean?
Raul rolls the dice
KONRAD YAKABUSKI
Globe and Mail Update
April 19, 2008 at 12:05 AM EDT

HAVANA — Alejandro, a 20-year-old history student at the Universidad de
la Habana, proudly shows off a sampling… 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

Cuba's Dissident Movement Grows Stronger as Castro Weakens

Cuba’s Dissident Movement Grows Stronger as Castro Weakens
By Stefania Lapenna
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Despite the official claims from the communist regime in Cuba that the
tyrant Fidel Castro is recovering, and could soon return to power, the
reality… Continue reading

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