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It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It / Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa, 21 December 2016 — December 3rd was the ceremony in Santiago de Cuba after the death of Fidel Castro and the procession of his ashes across the entire Cuban archipelago. I sat down […] Continue reading
¿Entierro humilde o miedo al juicio de la Historia? Castro pudo temer una futura ira popular o gubernamental contra cualquier monumento levantado en su nombre Lunes, diciembre 5, 2016 | Orlando Freire Santana LA HABANA, Cuba.- La mayoría de los gobernantes, sobre todo aquellos que permanecen largos períodos de tiempo en el poder, se preocupan […] Continue reading
Did He Disappear, Or Was He Gotten Rid Of? / Cubanet, Jose Daniel Ferrer Cubanet, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, Santiago do Cuba, 29 October 1916 — The top headline in the nightly news on the Castro family’s private television — the only television permitted in our country – on October 28th this year, was: “Cubans […] Continue reading
Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails people for […] Continue reading
The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 7 September 2016 — In the autumn of 2002 at an event in a Havana theater, the dictator Fidel Castro sent a clear message to independent journalists and regime opponents in an effort to downplay their importance. Referring to dissidents, he […] Continue reading
‘The Totalitarian Regime Is Intact’: One Cuban’s Message to Obama The U.S. is pressing ahead with its opening to Cuba. What does that mean for democracy on the island? URI FRIEDMAN JUN 22, 2016 GLOBAL Earlier this month, Ben Rhodes, the architect of Barack Obama’s diplomatic opening to Cuba, characterized the full restoration of U.S.-Cuban […] Continue reading
Tiananmen Square, Shared Silence / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 4 June 2016 – Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution shows its loyalty to its friends in many ways. One of them is complicit silence. When the Tlateloico Massacre happened in 1968, Fidel Castro did not condemn it because his ally, the Institutional Revolutionary […] Continue reading
Cuba for sale: ‘Havana is now the big cake – and everyone is trying to get a slice’ Property developers are queuing up to pounce as Cuba opens its doors to the world. Proposals for Havana’s old harbour are described as ‘Las Vegas meets Miami in the Caribbean’. So can the city cope with the […] Continue reading
Cuban teens intern in New York to create Silicon Island back home By Alyssa Bereznak, Yahoo Tech Gabriella Rodriguez remembers the moment she first heard there was a tech internship opportunity in New York. Details about how to apply were posted on the U.S. State Department’s Facebook page, but like the majority of Cubans, she […] Continue reading
Americans May See Appeal of Medical Tourism in Cuba By WILLIAM NEUMANFEB. 17, 2015 HAVANA — Anuja Agrawal jumped on the phone. President Obama had just announced that he would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba — and Ms. Agrawal, who runs a medical tourism company in Orlando, Fla., did not want to miss her opening. […] Continue reading
Posted on Wednesday, 07.09.14 Cuban ‘dissident’ says he was really an infiltrator Lawyer Ernesto Vera said his main task was to attack and sow discord within two key Cuban opposition groups on the island. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM A Cuban lawyer has confessed that he was a State Security collaborator for the four years […] Continue reading
“I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated” / Dimas Castellano, Oscar Espinosa Chepe Posted on June 21, 2014 One of the central figures of the Cuban opposition, who participated in the revolution before its ultimate victory but ended up being sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s prisons, was the independent economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who […] Continue reading
Widow of Cuban Dissident Appeals for Outside Investigation Into His Death Former Spouse of Oswaldo Paya Tells ZENIT She Has Proof He Was Murdered Havana, Cuba, May 13, 2014 (Zenit.org) Ivan de Vargas Cuban Ofelia Acevedo, widow of dissident Oswaldo Paya, who died in unclear circumstances, asked that an international investigation be opened to know […] Continue reading
Cuba and Modern Technologies of Indiscretion April 17, 2014 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES — We’re definitely living in an era in which technology has become an essential part of people’s lives everywhere. The devices, techniques and processes employed in any field and directed towards progress and development, such as portable computers, state-of-the-art cell phones and […] Continue reading
Tight Controls Over Cuban Web Access By Nico Cervantes – Latin America 16 Aug 13 Internet users in Cuba say the first few months of an initiative to increase access to the web have been marred by tight government controls and censorship. Access has also been restricted by high costs and the uneven distribution of […] Continue reading
Cuba’s ’1 percent’ is not who you think it is Published: Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET By: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera | CNBC Chief International Correspondent In most parts of the world, artists struggle to make a living. In Cuba, they’re part of the wealthiest 1 percent of the population. Two quirks of fate [...] Continue reading
Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize Saying “Cuba will be free”, dissident Guillermo Farinas on Wednesday finally picked up the European Union’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize — three years after winning the award. “This fist held high means there will one day be democracy in Cuba,” Farinas told the packed European [...] Continue reading
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