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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

Legal Framework for the Enemy

Legal Framework for the Enemy / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 2 June 2016 — The phrase uttered by Castro I a few years ago, when he confessed that no one knew how to build socialism, remains in the minds of many Cubans. Most of us, stunned and unbelieving, wondered back then what […] Continue reading

Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Cuba

Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Cuba / Anddy Sierra Alvarez Posted on August 29, 2015 Anddy Sierra Alvarez, 24 August 2015 –The Obama administration apparently betrayed the deep grief of many Cubans who have suffered the “welcoming” hospitality of the Cuban government. Everything points to economic interests, but as of now US government […] Continue reading

To the Righteous (?!) Women from UNEAC*, When is Your Statement Expected’

To the Righteous (?!) Women from UNEAC*, When is Your Statement Expected’ Posted on July 5, 2015 Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, 3 June 2015 — There is not a single day of my existence in prison in which I don’t feel embarrassed for those women who, at the beginning of 2013, once I was jailed, made a […] Continue reading

Professionals of ‘Snitching’

Professionals of ‘Snitching’ / Cubanet, Camilo Ernesto Olivera Posted on June 21, 2015 Cubanet.org, Camilo Ernesto Olivera Peidro, 18 June 2015 – An old man is going out of his house in the little village named Henequen Viejo, near the Port of Mariel. Everyone there knows him as Alfonso. In reality, his name is Idelfonso […] 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Libya is no Cuba, Gadaffi is no Castro or Che

Libya is no Cuba, Gadaffi is no Castro or CheHumberto Fontova"The only real power comes out of a rifle." Joseph Stalin"Death is the solution to all problems - no man, no problem." Joseph Stalin"I trust no one, not even myself.&... 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

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