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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

Interview with Mary Jo Porter

Interview with Mary Jo Porter If paradise ends where choice begins, as Arthur Miller observed, then our digital age fantasy of paradise as a tropical island with no Internet collapses with our choice to travel to one. The permanent inhabitants of such an island, who live without Internet access or the luxury of travel, would […] Continue reading

The IAPA Does Not See Progress In Press Freedom In Cuba

The IAPA Does Not See Progress In Press Freedom In Cuba / 14ymedio Posted on October 3, 2015 14ymedio, 2 October 2015 — Within a few hours of the opening of the 71st General Assembly of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), scheduled between 2 and 6 October in Charleston (South Carolina), regional reports from […] 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

Rise and Fall of a Diocese

Rise and Fall of a Diocese / 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernandez Posted on March 29, 2015 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernandez, Pinar del Rio, 26 March 2015 – “How much everything has changed! How gorgeous the Cathedral is with those add-ons!” exclaimed a Catholic layman on returning to visit his native Pinar del Rio after three […] Continue reading

Recognizing changes does not mean we go along

“Recognizing changes does not mean we go along” REINALDO ESCOBAR, La Habana | Marzo 19, 2015 Twelve years after the Black Spring, 14ymedio chats with some of the former political prisoners currently living on the Island. Two questions have been posed to those activists condemned in March 2003: one about their decision to stay in […] Continue reading

THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME

THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on August 27, 2014 THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME The power of Castro’s dictatorship couldn’t rely only in the annihilation of all kind of opposition, despite the fact that, since January 1959, its governability depended on fear (out […] Continue reading

Novel by Imprisoned Cuban Writer Wins Prize

Novel by Imprisoned Cuban Writer Wins Prize / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on September 18, 2013 “He deserves it twice over, for suffering an unjust imprisonment for his gifts, as status as a narrator,” said the writer Jorge Olivera Castillo in celebration of the news that his colleague Angel Santiesteban-Prats received the Franz Kafka Novels […] Continue reading

Eliecer Avila Defends His Right To Be Politically Active

Eliecer Avila Defends His Right To Be Politically Active / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on September 9, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September 6, 2013, Lilianne Ruiz / www.cubanet.org. – Recently, the Patmos Forum held its third conference. This time the topic of discussion was The Quality of Life, in connection with politics. The meeting was attended by […] 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

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez recalls Black Spring detentions

Posted on Monday, 03.18.13 Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez recalls Black Spring detentions BY JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ jcchavez@ElNuevoHerald.com NEW YORK — Renowned Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez ended her three-day participation in a technology and information seminar in New York remembering the impact of the Black Spring, a wave of massive detentions that took place in Cuba [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s cardinal under fire for comments

Posted on Wednesday, 06.13.12 Cuba's cardinal under fire for comments By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press HAVANA — For months, Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega has been under fire: called a lackey and political ally of Raul Castro's communist government, asked to resign over his treatment of protesters and ridiculed in Miami as a snobby elitist. Now, [...] Continue reading

Another Pope, Another Cuba, Another Church / Mario Barroso

Another Pope, Another Cuba, Another Church / Mario BarrosoMario Barroso, Translator: Unstated The scenario is different. The visitor also. When the Polish Pope, John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla, visited Cuba in 1998 he found Monsignor Pedro Claro Meurice Estiu as archbishop in Santiago de Cuba, and in him, the loudest Cuban voice rose among those [...] 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
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