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They Direct the Machinery of Harassment Against a Cancer Researcher

They Direct the Machinery of Harassment Against a Cancer Researcher / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on July 11, 2014 Young Oscar Casanella is threatened in the public roadway by “factors” of the revolution. State Security wants him fired from his work. HAVANA, Cuba. — Someone must have heard the telephone conversations of Oscar Casanella. Those days […] 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

Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

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

Housing in Cuba: An Unresolved Nightmare

Housing in Cuba: An Unresolved Nightmare October 7, 2013 By FERNANDO RAVSBERG HAVANA TIMES — “No-one from the Ministry of Housing has come around to see the finished house,” “this is the first time in 10 years that journalists have paid any attention to people living in shelters,” “the housing project was completed 3 months […] Continue reading

A Kick Start for Cuba’s Civil Society

A Kick Start for Cuba’s Civil Society September 6, 2013 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — Young independent film producer Claudia Calviño explains to me that the Cuban Film Art and Industry Institute (ICAIC) has become the State’s representative among filmmakers, and that what these artists need is exactly the opposite. This problem isn’t limited to […] 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

Documentary exposes poverty in Cuba

Documentary exposes poverty in Cuba Written By: Vanessa Remmers October 1, 2012 There is a place in Havana where the drains run brown and green sludge gathers around an old refrigerator at the water's edge. A onesie dries on a clothesline as a child grabs a rusted window frame to swing over a cracked pipeline. [...] Continue reading

CDR: Citizen Representation or Political Control?

http://translatingcuba.com/cdr-citizen-representation-or-political-control-yoani-sanchez/ CDR: Citizen Representation or Political Control? / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez The stew was cooked on firewood collected by some neighbors, the flags hung in the middle of the block and the shouts of Viva! went on past midnight. A ritual repeated with more or less enthusiasm every September 27 throughout the [...] Continue reading

Cuba in Elections

Cuba in Elections / Cuban Legal Advisor, Laritza Diversent Cuban Legal Advisor, Laritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated By Laritza Diversent This 5th of July, the State Council invited Cubans to participate in the elections of municipal and provincial council members and national MPs. This convocation inaugurates the general election, taking place every 5 years, to renew [...] Continue reading

Cuba: Being Informed Is Not Enough

Cuba: Being Informed Is Not Enough June 20, 2012 By Yusimi Rodriguez (Photos: Caridad) HAVANA TIMES — I'm becoming mono-thematic. Every time I write, it's to criticize the lack of press freedom and access to information that we Cubans are subjected to. When it seems that I'm finally going to talk about something else, I [...] Continue reading

Cubans Defined by Abbreviations

Cubans Defined by Abbreviations May 7, 2012 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES — Our grammatical rules are aided by a few shortcuts, both in linguistics as well as in writing. One good example of this is the use of abbreviations. Those in spelling and speech are employed as work-saving mechanisms to economize on characters. In 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

Party Prepares Itself for Next Elections / Laritza Diversent

Party Prepares Itself for Next Elections / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Claudia D. The Communist Party of Cuba works arduously to realize a full identity between its members and those of the government, and to guarantee that its politics are approved unanimously in the National Assembly, the body that represents and expresses the will of [...] Continue reading

Cuban blogger pays price for her opinions

Human Rights | 26.05.2011 Cuban blogger pays price for her opinions Cuban native Yoani Sanchez isn't known for holding her tongue, even in a country without freedom of expression. Her outspokenness has earned her the label of "mercenary of imperialism" and around-the-clock surveillance. There are some lessons we learn without needing a teacher. They're the [...] Continue reading

The Internet is the brainchild of the CIA, the Cuban government tells us / Iván García

"The is the brainchild of the CIA," the Cuban government tells
us / Iván García
Iván García, Translator: Raul G.

When I started working at the independent press agency, Cuba Press, in
December of 1995, internet sounded like a… Continue reading

Cuban Days: The Inscrutable Nation

Cuban Days: The Inscrutable Nation
Tom Gjelten

I made my first reporting trip to Cuba in 1994 to cover the balsero
crisis. Over a four-week period in August and September of that year,
about 35,000 desperate Cubans took to the… Continue reading

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