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‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story Stephen Gibbs Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT If you happened to go to a […] Continue reading
Fidel’s best-sold myth ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 8 de Diciembre de 2016 – 01:47 CET. Free education and public health as the “genuine feat of the revolution” constitute, in my opinion, the best and most sophisticated (dual) myth that Fidel Castro has “sold” to Cubans and the world, among the many that […] Continue reading
Gay Cuban journalist, activist fired from radio station A gay Cuban journalist and activist says he was fired from a government-run radio station because he worked with independent media. Maykel González Vivero hosted a program on Radio Sagua that highlighted the history of Sagua la Grande, a small city that is roughly 165 miles east […] Continue reading
National News in Cuba: 6 Bloggers Who Cover Nation By Brigitte Yuille | Sunday, 13 Dec 2015 01:11 AM Cuba’s state-run media has been one source for national news in Cuba, but a community of bloggers is providing a new and powerful alternative. Their blogs share the realities of life in Cuba and advocate for […] Continue reading
How Will Cuba’s Real Estate Market Adjust to a New Era? Thursday, July 30, 2015, by Curbed Staff “Come on, this is bullshit, this is for show, it can’t actually be real.” When travel journalist Nick Watt was told that travelers to Havana’s Paseo del Prado could find not just snack vendors and tourists on […] Continue reading
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
Cuba Wants You To Think It’s a Gay Paradise. It’s Not. Cuba has come a long way on LGBT rights since putting gays in labor camps. But don’t believe the Castro family’s gay-friendly PR. BY JUSTIN ROHRLICH JULY 3, 2014 TRINIDAD, Cuba — I’m surprised to see a rainbow flag outside a tiny bar called […] Continue reading
Cuba Brief: The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see [02-06-2014 14:08:24] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite—the Elysium of the title—while the […] Continue reading
Forbidden Voices’: Female bloggers fight for freedom of speech By Hazel Pfeifer, CNN May 3, 2013 — Updated 1303 GMT (2103 HKT) Video link: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/05/03/pkg-shubert-forbidden-voices.cnn.html – “Forbidden Voices” follows lives of female dissident bloggers around world – Female dissident bloggers often suffer violence, detainment by repressive regimes – Film follows Iran’s Farnaz Seifi, Cuba’s Yoani [...] Continue reading
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