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Fidel Castro is laid to rest – so what next for Cuba?

Fidel Castro is laid to rest – so what next for Cuba? Harriet Alexander, santiago de cuba 6 DECEMBER 2016 • 4:55PM In the hallway of his apartment building, with a statue of a Greek goddess looking down, Josue Carmona Ramos was leading his people in a particularly Cuban prayer. World leaders were gathering at […] Continue reading

A Night in Paso Canoas on the Border with Panama

A Night in Paso Canoas on the Border with Panama / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 26, 2015 Ivan Garcia, Costa Rica, 25 November 2015 — When Alex Sigler, 22, landed in the Quito airport in an African heat with thunderclouds that presaged a tropical shower this past November 11, he began his own journey […] 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

The Castros’ New Friend

The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- 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

Staging Civil Society

Staging Civil Society / 14ymedio, Manual Cuesta Morua Posted on April 3, 2015 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 2 April 2015 — The Summit of the Americas is the best opportunity for Cuba. For the first time since 1959, our country has and will take advantage of the occasion provided by the international community to […] Continue reading

Salon Tropical ‘Paladar’ in Santiago de Cuba Is Still Afloat

Salon Tropical ‘Paladar’ in Santiago de Cuba Is Still Afloat April 17, 2014 By Norges C. Rodríguez Almiñan (Progreso Weekly) SANTIAGO DE CUBA — In 1996, the Cuban government decided to allow some economic activities theretofore exclusively handled by the State to be developed by private workers or self-employed entrepreneurs. Among the activities allowed, one […] Continue reading

Some Thoughts on How Cuba Can Undo the Disaster

Some Thoughts on How Cuba Can Undo the Disaster April 4, 2014 Verónica Vega HAVANA TIMES — The title of my post alludes to the question with which blogger Yoani Sanchez closes Devaluación (“Devaluation”), an article addressing the question of how the marked and profound damage the revolution has caused Cuban society could be fixed […] 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

If They’re Serious About Saving / Fernando Damaso

If They're Serious About Saving / Fernando Damaso Posted on April 2, 2013 The country's leading authorities continually talk about the need to save resources and use the limited ones that are available for important issues, to support development and help in solving the many existing problems and overcoming the shortages. Undoubtedly, it is a […] 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

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

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

False Paradigms / Fernando Dámaso

False Paradigms / Fernando DámasoFernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated Print encountered on a street in Havana.* The five spies serving sentences in the United States, four in prisons and one on parole (for two years he can't leave the country), together with their families, have been converted, at least officially, as a result of a massive [...] Continue reading

De los viajes pueblo a pueblo, el pueblo no se entera

De los viajes pueblo a pueblo, el pueblo no se entera Los viajes "de pueblo a pueblo" a Cuba, promovidos por la administración de Barack Obama, apenas ofrecen contactos con cubanos de a pie, ha dicho el abogado Mauricio Claver-Carone. martinoticias.com 07 de septiembre de 2011 El abogado cubanoamericano Mauricio Claver-Carone dice en su blog [...] Continue reading

US company in Haiti blames Cuba for loss of barge

Posted on Sunday, 04.10.11 US company in Haiti blames Cuba for loss of bargeBy TRENTON DANIELAssociated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A U.S. housing company is blaming Cuba for the loss of a barge loaded with supplies to build shelters for displaced earthquake survivors in Haiti. Executives with Harbor Homes LLC said late Saturday that the [...] Continue reading
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