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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

Homosexuality and military service

Homosexuality and military service MARÍA MATIENZO PUERTO | La Habana | 31 Mayo 2016 – 4:22 pm. Military service in Cuba is mandatory for all young people over the age of 17. However, if any of them declares himself to be “openly gay,” he may be relieved of his responsibility to “defend the homeland.” Among […] Continue reading

The Castros’ New Friend

The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick ( 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

Enough with the Charades, Cuba Deserves Free Elections

Enough with the Charades, Cuba Deserves Free Elections / Cubanet, Roberto Jesus Quinones Posted on April 18, 2015, Roberto Jesus Quinones Haces, Guantanamo, 17 April 2015 – Coming up on April 19 there will be “elections.” Many countrymen ask about the changes that the Electoral Law will introduce. The most democratic electoral law in […] Continue reading

They Donate Blood for Bread with Ham

They Donate Blood for Bread with Ham / Cubanet, Pablo Gonzalez Posted on March 25, 2015 Cubanet, Pablo Gonzalez, Havana, 20 March 2015 – Each state enterprise has to deliver a quantity of blood donations each month in order to comply with the rule established by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). Each clinic has […] 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

How the Cuban Government Uses Health Worker

How the Cuban Government Uses Health Workers September 30, 2014 Yenisel Rodríguez Perez HAVANA TIMES – Health problems begin to spread across Cuba as the government begins to lose the firm hand of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDRs) to impose its epidemic-control methods and procedures on the population. Historically, the Castro […] Continue reading

Cuba fed a president’s fears and took over Venezuela

April 15, 2014 5:49 pm Cuba fed a president’s fears and took over Venezuela By Moisés Naím Caracas is paying the price for Chávez’s misplaced trust, writes Moisés Naím The enormous influence that Cuba has gained in Venezuela is one of the most underreported geopolitical developments of recent times. It is also one of the […] Continue reading

The Voices of Cubans?

The Voices of Cubans? / Miriam Celaya Posted on April 8, 2014 Arrogance is a personality trait impossible to hide for those who suffer from it. In fact, it becomes more obvious when an arrogant individual tries to cover his proverbial petulance under a cloak of feigned humility. The worst of such a subject, however, […] 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 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

Housing in Cuba: An Unresolved Nightmare

Housing in Cuba: An Unresolved Nightmare October 7, 2013 By FERNANDO RAVSBERG HAVANA TIMES — “No-one from the Ministry of Housing has come around to see the finished house,” “this is the first time in 10 years that journalists have paid any attention to people living in shelters,” “the housing project was completed 3 months […] Continue reading

The Numbers that Cuba Shelves

The Numbers that Cuba Shelves / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on May 22, 2013 According to the newspaper Granma, Cuba is among the 16 countries that have already reached the goal set by the World Food Summit in 1996, halving the number of undernourished people in every country of the world before 2015. It is […] Continue reading

Cuba Faces Shortage of Repair People

Cuba Faces Shortage of Repair People March 28, 2013 By Aurelio Pedroso (Progreso Weekly) HAVANA TIMES – Although I have no firm proof, Cuba might be one of the few countries where finding the good (or terrible) services of a trades person requires a great deal of patience, pleading, luck, and even that old supplication […] 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

A liberal view of tyranny at distance

A liberal view of tyranny at distance By Michael Moynihan 11:30 AM Tuesday Oct 2, 2012 In 1933, as Joseph Stalin was busy purging his enemies and building a murderous cult of personality, the New York-based left-wing magazine The Nation advised readers interested in travelling to Moscow that Intourist, the Soviet Union's official travel agency, [...] Continue reading

Cubans Defined by Abbreviations

Cubans Defined by Abbreviations May 7, 2012 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES — Our grammatical rules are aided by a few shortcuts, both in linguistics as well as in writing. One good example of this is the use of abbreviations. Those in spelling and speech are employed as work-saving mechanisms to economize on characters. In the [...] 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
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