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My Case File Disappeared / Angel Santiesteban

My Case File Disappeared / Angel Santiesteban Angel Santiesteban, Translator: Regina Anavy These days I have wandered with my lawyer through the "legal systems" of Cuba. The Castro brothers, who own the Birán estate that was previously their father's, later extended the fence to the limit of the jurisdictional waters and converted the estate into [...] Continue reading

Cuba and the Value of Silence

Cuba and the Value of Silence April 29, 2012 Veronica Vega (Amrit) HAVANA TIMES, April 29 — Last night I attended a meeting in my building to appoint a new president of the CDR (Committee for the Defense of the Revolution). The previous president resigned nine months ago, but after several attempts at holding a [...] 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

To the Outraged / Lilianne Ruíz

To the Outraged / Lilianne RuízLilianne Ruíz, Translator: Unstated I understand that Western countries, where the government emerges from a multi-party democracy, must have their problems. Here the scriptwriters of any news report broadcast are very pleased when they comment on (because they almost never let you hear the voices of the international reporters) the [...] Continue reading

Our Responsibility in Cuba

Our Responsibility in CubaMarch 20, 2012Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES, March 20 — Just a little while ago I finished writing the last line of my blog entry "In Cuba, the Party Doesn't Need Elections" and I'm already starting this second entry, almost without taking a breath. But far from feeling particularly productive, I feel ashamed. [...] Continue reading

"Occupy" in Havana / Laritza Diversent

"Occupy" in Havana / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Regina Anavy On the periphery of Havana, in the Alamar district,cases of illegal squatters inunoccupied buildingsare proliferating. The Government and the Municipal Housing Division (DMV), the entities in charge of solving the problem, are simply targets for the numerous complaints and pleas of the population. "You're not [...] 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

CDR, Castro’s Popular Weapon / Iván García

CDR, Castro's Popular Weapon / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Regina Anavy On September 28, 1960, while homemade bombs and firecrackers were being detonated by his political opponents, an angry Fidel Castro created the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR). From the balcony of the north wing of the Presidential Palace, the guerrilla commander, [...] Continue reading

Monumental Horrors / Rebeca Monzo

Monumental Horrors / Rebeca MonzoRebeca Monzo, Translator: BW In the past few days, I wrote about architectural horrors, today I am going to dedicate this post to the aggressions committed against our monuments. Walking through the neighborhood of El Vedado, as always with my little camera in hand, I stopped to look at the little [...] Continue reading

Why So Much Anger in Cuba?

Why So Much Anger in Cuba?Posted: 8/16/11 12:13 PM ET "Three boys were stabbed in the Piragua* the other night," "don't go by Zapata and G where you might be assaulted," "a former policeman killed a child for stealing mamoncillo fruit," "don't even think of going to Central Havana after ten." These are some of [...] Continue reading

UNA HUELGA GENERAL EN GRANMA

UNA HUELGA GENERAL EN GRANMA22-02-2011.Tania de la Torre MontesinosRed Cubana de Comunicadores Comunitarios Este es Abel Reina García, sosteniendo su documento de denuncia a la Red Cubana de Comunicadores Comunitarios. Foto: Cortesía de Tania de la Torres Montesinos.(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Abel Reyna García, vecino de avenida de Céspedes # 153 e/ 12 y 13 Reparto Vázquez, CI [...] Continue reading

Cuba y Egipto, similitudes y diferencias

Opinión Cuba y Egipto, similitudes y diferenciasDimas CastellanosLa Habana 18-02-2011 – 9:20 am. Un Egipto para Fidel Castro / Ramos Lauzurique El derrocamiento de Mubarak en Egipto ha estimulado la idea de que en Cuba pudiera ocurrir un hecho similar. Dicha conclusión, basada en las similitudes, no tiene en cuenta las diferencias entre ambos escenarios. [...] Continue reading

Los CDR nombran nuevo coordinador nacional

Política Los CDR nombran nuevo coordinador nacionalAgenciasLa Habana 17-02-2011 – 11:12 am. La dirección de los Comités de Defensa de la Revolución (CDR) designó a Carlos Rafael Miranda Martínez nuevo coordinador nacional, informó la televisión estatal, reportó EFE. Un pleno de la organización celebrado este miércoles acordó relevar a Juan José Rabilero Fonseca, quien ocupó [...] Continue reading

CUADROS PROFESIONALES

CUADROS PROFESIONALES16-02-2011.jJuan Mario RodrìguezCorresponsal de Miscelàneas de Cuba (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Si de veras el gobierno cubano quisiera producir una reestructuración del empleo, en aras de aligerar la carga que pesa sobre el Estado, destajaría las plantillas de cuadros en las principales ONG existentes en el país: los Comités de Defensa de la Revolución (CDR) y la [...] Continue reading
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