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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

Cuba – Speeches, Parades and Yellow Ribbons

Cuba – Speeches, Parades and Yellow Ribbons September 8, 2013 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES — A recent national television broadcast included what they called a speech by René González , known by the epithets of antiterrorist fighter and hero of the Republic of Cuba . The reason for the haranguing was to exhort the Cuban […] Continue reading

The Forgotten Prisoner

The Forgotten Prisoner / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on August 22, 2013 Havana, Cuba, August 2013, www.cubanet.org- Armando Sosa Fortuny has turned 71 in the prison known as Kilo 9, in Camaguey province. In the photo, which was secretly taken by a member of the Committee for the Liberation of Political Prisoners (CPLPP) who visited him […] 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

President of the CDR lives in misery

President of the CDR lives in misery / CID Posted on July 29, 2013 A Cuban family from Holguín, desperate because of the precarious state of their home and the lack of any response from the authorities, went to see human rights activists to ask them to help and to provide a report on her […] 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

“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

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

“Catch and Release” El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado) Arrested on Saturday, Released on Sunday, His Work Confiscated

“Catch and Release”: El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado) Arrested on Saturday, Released on Sunday, His Work Confiscated / Lia Villares, Danilo Maldonado Posted on May 20, 2013 El Sexto is raided at his home this afternoon at 1:15 pm, according to Alexandra his wife and owner of the apartment, who learned of it through an email […] Continue reading

Are There Unions in Cuba?

Are There Unions in Cuba? / Dimas Castellanos Posted on May 2, 2013 ctc logo index”Without a strong union there will be no economy,” said Salvador Valdes Mesa, vice president of the Council of State and member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) in the recently concluded plenary session of the […] Continue reading

Cuba and the Communist Moral Code

Cuba and the Communist Moral Code April 29, 2013 By Martin Guevara* HAVANA TIMES — Mayte, the head of the Young Communist League (UJC) committee at my high school, was the girl who presided over those summary trials we would hold in the classroom after school hours. The meetings, then referred to as “Communist Moral […] 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

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

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

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

Cuba: To Be or Not to Be a Revolutionary

Cuba: To Be or Not to Be a Revolutionary November 30, 2012 Veronica Vega HAVANA TIMES — At our last neighborhood meeting to select candidates before the recent election of a delegate (this was the third attempt since the two previous meetings were canceled due to the lack of attendance), one man began his presentation [...] Continue reading

Rebeca Monzó, twitterer: “Through the needle’s eye”

Rebeca Monzó, twitterer: "Through the needle's eye" November 21, 2012 Alfredo Fernandez HAVANA TIMES – Rebecca Monzo's blog, "Through the needle's eye", at the "Voces Cubanas" (Cuban Voices) portal, represents an exquisite example of what some are already calling Feminine Cyber-culture. Every week at www.porelojodelaaguja.wordpress.com Rebeca Monzó offers us her opinion of the most important [...] Continue reading

Innocent Little “Survey”

Innocent Little "Survey" / Miriam Celaya Miriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting At a polling place: "See? no cheating… at least in the ballot box." The results of the ballots –the so-called "elections"- in Cuba this past October 21st were reported in the official media as a demonstration of the people's loyalty to the Revolution, which [...] Continue reading
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