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A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 19 March 2017 – It rained when the presidential plane touched down on the tarmac at Havana’s Airport. On 20 March 2016, Barack Obama began a historic visit to the island that awakened hopes and sparked questions. […] Continue reading

The Castros’ New Friend

The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick ( 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

Marta Beatriz Roque, Injured by State Security

Marta Beatriz Roque, Injured by State Security / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on November 22, 2013 On Tuesday we learned of the beating of Marta Beatriz. They didn’t just beat her, they also dragged her up the stairs, 31 steps, beating her neck and whole body. I did not ask Marta’s age but she is an […] Continue reading

Seeing Berta Soler off at the airport

Seeing Berta Soler off at the airport / Agustin Lopez Posted on March 12, 2013 Between hugs, handshakes and some tears we said goodbye at the Havana aiport last night, Sunday, 10 March, to the leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler. She was accompanied more than fifty of these brave women and about [...] Continue reading

After the Black Spring, Cuba’s new repression

After the Black Spring, Cuba's new repression When the last of 29 journalists jailed in a notorious 2003 crackdown was finally freed this year, it signaled to many the end of a dark era. But Cuban authorities are still persecuting independent journalists through arbitrary arrests, beatings, and intimidation. A CPJ special report by Karen PhillipsPublished [...] Continue reading

Blogger contest reflects `vibrant' blogosphere in Cuba

Posted on Thursday, 09.10.09
Blogger contest reflects `vibrant' blogosphere in Cuba

Cuban bloggers sent Twitter messages to announce the winners of their
first-ever contest — two milestones in a country where a report
Thursday said a “vibrant'' blogosphere is emerging despite “vast legal
and technical obstacles.''

“We're pretty happy to have… Continue reading

Agricultural workers wanted

Cuba: Agricultural workers wanted
de Jorge Olivera Castillo Sindical Press
Mar?i, 2 iunie 2009, 15:29

They prefer designer trainers and firm steps on paved roads. The
countryside is a distant phenomenon, a frozen image which has lost all
its splendour and is stored somewhere on the back shelves of their memory.

A mattock, a rake, a… Continue reading

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