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Cuba then and now: LGBT progress is real As the country opens its doors even farther, U.S. fundamentalists are looking for influence and to proselytize — not a good omen for LGBT Cubans. Mark Segal, Philadelphia Gay News Jun 5, 2017 It was 20 years ago when I first reported on the state of LGBT […] Continue reading
Cuba invites first U.N. rights investigator in a decade Reuters April 6, 2017 GENEVA (Reuters) – Cuba has agreed to a visit by a United Nations human rights investigator for the first time in decade, inviting an expert on human trafficking this month, a U.N. statement said on Thursday. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, U.N. special rapporteur […] Continue reading
A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship? BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga has pulled an acclaimed film, based on repression against gay writers in the early years of the Revolution, from an upcoming presentation in New York after festival organizers banned it from official competition and […] Continue reading
‘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
When Castro destroyed home for one child of Cuba December 8th, 2016by Michael Smerconish I was worried that I’d offended Carlos Eire. The Yale professor of history and religious studies authored the definitive narrative of Fidel Castro’s destruction of Cuban family life with his 2003 memoir, “Waiting for Snow in Havana.” Born into an upper-middle-class […] Continue reading
Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading
THE AMERICAN FUGITIVES OF HAVANA By Jon Lee Anderson , AUGUST 31, 2016 When a cold war winds down, what happens to its spies and traitors? The British double agents Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, and Donald Maclean were able to see out their days in Moscow while it was still ruled by Communists, without fears […] Continue reading
New Cuban journalism emerges on the internet, beyond official and opposition media Digital journalism has arrived in Cuba, in the Cuban way. BY DANIEL WIZENBERG Knight Center Rodolfo Romero is 27 years-old. He received money from the government to finance a news site. It was going to be called Cuba accuses (Cuba acusa) but he […] Continue reading
Six facts about censorship in Cuba By Josefina Salomon, 11 March 2016, 00:00 UTC To mark the World Day against Cyber Censorship on 12 March, here are six things you should know about free speech, the internet and online censorship in Cuba. The re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba in December 2014 […] Continue reading
Nauta vs. Gmail, and the Stupid Strategy / Somos+, Javier Cabrera Posted on January 3, 2016 Somos+, Javier Cabrera, 30 December 2015 — As a result of the Paris attacks, many governments have put growing pressure on the technology companies to have “backdoors” in order to access users’ information without needing a judicial order. In […] Continue reading
Restore Sovereignty to the People If You Want To Avoid another Revolution / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on July 27, 2015 A pandemic of freedom floods our senses. Juan Carlos Cremata 14ymedio, Pedro Campos and other authors, Havana, 25 July 2015 – It will soon be 62 years since a group of young men headed […] Continue reading
Juan Abreu: “Executions in Cuba Are an Untold Story” / 14ymedio, Yaiza Santos Posted on June 28, 2015 14ymedio, Yaiza Santos, Mexico, 27 June 2015 – Painter and writer Juan Abreu (b. Havana, 1952) has taken on the inordinate task of painting, one by one, all those executed by the Castro regime. The work in […] Continue reading
Ladies in White on My Street Corner May 27, 2015 Vicente Morin Aguado HAVANA TIMES — I took the photo from a prudent distance, as the incident took me by complete surprise. A reporter armed with equipment more powerful than my modest cell phone was also covering all developments. Absorbed by her work, much like […] Continue reading
The Risks of Journalism / Yoani Sanchez Posted on May 21, 2015 Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 21 May 2015 – If you has asked me a year ago what would be the three greatest challenges of the digital newspaper 14ymedio, I would have said repression, lack of connection to the Internet, and media professionals […] Continue reading
Cuba Technology Development: Cell Phones, Internet Remain Rare On Island Stuck In The Past By Cristina Silva @cristymsilva c.silva@ibtimes.com on May 10 2015 8:07 AM EDT HAVANA — Orlando Matillo hit the refresh button and stared hopefully at the screen of his laptop personal computer. He had been attempting to connect to Facebook and talk […] Continue reading
Silicon Valley aims for Cuba, but treads carefully By Matt O’Brienmobrien@mercurynews.com POSTED: 05/07/2015 03:59:16 PM In this May 9, 2014 photo, people try to connect to the Etecsa server as they wait with other customers outside the offices of the state telecom monopoly Etecsa in Havana, Cuba. (Franklin Reyes/AP photo) If Horacio Nuñez grew up […] Continue reading
Coding for a More Open Cuba Nonprofit group’s ‘hackathon’ invites U.S. programmers to create apps for the isolated island PHOTO: DESMOND BOYLAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS By KEJAL VYAS Updated April 7, 2015 8:37 p.m. ET Internet access in Cuba is among the world’s most restricted and expensive, but a rapprochement with Washington is boosting hopes for connectivity […] Continue reading
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