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Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains

Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading

Opening for Business

Opening for Business A former Marielito positions himself as an entrepreneur in the new Cuba. BY JON LEE ANDERSON One night not long ago, in a new restaurant in Havana called VIPs, the owner, a white-haired Catalan named Jordi, was speculating about what life might be like in Cuba after a reconciliation with the United […] Continue reading

The Ochoa Case – A Point of Inflection

The Ochoa Case: A Point of Inflection / 14ymedio Posted on July 17, 2014 IGNACIO VARONA, 14ymedio, Havana, Cuba | 13 July 2014 – The Cuban government’s support for the Soviet tank invasion of Czechoslovakia, the failure of the 10 Million Ton Sugar Harvest, the case of Heberto Padilla, the repudiation rallies of 1980, and […] Continue reading

I Would Not Accept Trading My Freedom For That of the Spies

I Would Not Accept Trading My Freedom For That of the Spies / Angel Santiesteban Posted on July 8, 2014 I hope that President Obama does not have the card up his sleeve to exchange Alan Gross for the three spies who are fulfilling their sentences in the United States. The dictatorship is aiming for […] Continue reading

No Remedies, Political Changes

No Remedies, Political Changes / Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello Posted on October 12, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, October, www.cubanet.org — Raul Castro has repeated constantly that errors are the greatest enemy of the Revolution, those that have been committed and new ones that may be committed. Nevertheless, he does not speak of the political changes necessary […] Continue reading

Studying in Cuba – What Is the Lesson for Canadian Students?

Studying in Cuba: What Is the Lesson for Canadian Students? Dissident Views Marginalized in Popular Study Abroad Program By Victoria L. Henderson on Monday, September 9, 2013 In a few weeks time, students from one of Canada’s oldest, elite universities will be invited to sign-up for a study trip to Cuba. Queen’s University has offered […] Continue reading

Yoani Sánchez: An effective voice against the Castro dictatorship

Posted on Sunday, 03.31.13 Yoani Sánchez: An effective voice against the Castro dictatorship BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER Elblogdemontaner.com Yoani Sánchez visits Miami. It is the most difficult stop in her long tour. Everywhere, like a bullfighter hailed after a good afternoon, she has been carried on the shoulders of the crowd. She will also triumph [...] Continue reading

Cuba Archive Truth and Memory Project / Alexis Romay

Cuba Archive Truth and Memory Project / Alexis RomayTranslating Cuba Translator's note: This interview is from the digital magazine Cubaencuentro, from November 14, 2011. We interviewed Alexis Romay, a graduate of The City University of New York's master's program in Spanish Language and Literature, author of the novel Salidas de emergencia (Emergency Exits) and the [...] Continue reading

12 Ex-Political Prisoners Submit Their Demands to Castro

Yoani Sanchez – Award-Winning Cuban Blogger 12 Ex-Political Prisoners Submit Their Demands to CastroPosted: 06/ 7/11 08:47 PM ET As a child whenever I heard the name of Perico*, a town in Matanzas Province, I ended up with a pain in my stomach from laughing so hard. Until I learned that a part of my [...] Continue reading

Release of 11 draws parallels to Mariel

Posted on Monday, 11.08.10
Release of 11 draws parallels to Mariel
The 11 prisoners that Cuba has freed beyond the 52 dissidents has
aroused concerns that Raúl Castro may be trying to tarnish the image of
`true political prisoners.'
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

They are an odd bunch, the 11 prisoners that Cuba has freed… Continue reading

In the last act of Castro's Cuba, a search is on for a new beginning

In the last act of Castro's Cuba, a search is on for a new beginning

In Havana last week the trucks were busy replacing vintage American and
Soviet fridges with new free models from China. Fidel Castro may have
left centre stage but the revolution stutters on and as they head to the
polls today Cubans… Continue reading

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