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I Don’t Know What They’re Accusing Me Of

I Don’t Know What They’re Accusing Me Of / Lilianne Ruiz, Gorki Aguila Posted on October 9, 2013 Gorki Águila, leader of the punk rock band Porno para Ricardo, was released on bail a week ago, after a People’s Revolutionary Police (PNR) patrol stopped him in the early morning of Sunday, 29 September, and found […] 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

Actress Ana Luisa Rubio, Savagely Beaten by Alleged Neighbors

Actress Ana Luisa Rubio, Savagely Beaten by Alleged Neighbors Posted on September 9, 2013 “Violence has reached critical levels in Cuba,” says activist Antonio Rodiles, and actress Ana Luisa Rubio, 62, just experienced it. The photo above is her face after a severe beating given to her by a group of supposed neighbors last Friday. […] Continue reading

CDR: The Number of Spies is Not Rationed

CDR: The Number of Spies is Not Rationed / Tania Diaz Castro Posted on August 13, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, July, www.cubanet.org. Cubans know that Fidel Castro’s government, since its inception, violated citizens’ right to privacy of. On September 28, 1960 he founded the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), an organization with fascist […] Continue reading

“The Lives of Others” Cuban Version

“The Lives of Others” Cuban Version / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on July 9, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, June 2013, Lilianne Ruiz, www.cubanet.org — On every street in Cuba there are so-called “revolutionary vigilantes,” people who work independently for the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR). They meet periodically with an official from the State […] Continue reading

For the Freedom of Calixto

For the Freedom of Calixto / Lilianne Ruiz #Cuba Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated My friend Calixto R. Martinez (far left in photo), a reporter for Hablemos Press, is now on the 23rd day of a hunger strike in the punishment cells of the Combinado del Este prison. Prosecutors charged him with the crime of "contempt […] 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

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

Mourning or Celebration?

Mourning or Celebration? / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Torrado Rosa Maria Rodriguez Torrado, Translator: Unstated This September 28 they celebrated the fifty-second anniversary of the creation of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution(CDR). In contrast to years past I did not see reports on Cuban television of two or three previously planned nighttime parties,"which [...] Continue reading

Where are the CDR Revolutionaries?

Where are the CDR Revolutionaries? / Miriam Celaya Miriam Celaya, Translator: Unstated As has been the trend in recent years, the once nurtured and animated Committee for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) "fiestas" on September 27, have been added to the list of Revolutionary anniversaries on the way to extinction. Just by chance, for [...] 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

Fortune Empress of the World

Fortune Empress of the World / Lilianne Ruiz Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated Leaving the house, any indistinguishable morning, on the park's second bench a group of neighbors. Happy retirees. It is not that they are happy for having learned some kind of existential revelation in the autumn of their lives. It would not be impossible [...] Continue reading

Samsara / Lilianne Ruíz

Samsara / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruíz, Translator: Maria Montoto I am writing in order to release my anger, because this morning Agustin has been attacked by a mob of people from that neighborhood “El Globo” –The Globe– in Calabazar, from where I was able to take him out by force with love and hot meals. [...] 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

Hustling in Cuba Takes a Legal Turn

Hustling in Cuba Takes a Legal TurnFebruary 27, 2012Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES, Feb 27 — Double standards are almost an inherent condition of Cuban life. The visceral fear of the truth, as well as our getting used to things seeming what they aren't, have become practices used by many people to avoid the classic social [...] 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
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