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Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communistCuba

Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails people for […] Continue reading

Chronology – Ten Years Without Fidel Castro

Chronology: Ten Years Without Fidel Castro / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 31 July 2016 – Since the proclamation in which Fidel Castro temporarily delegated power on 31 July 2006, the former president has met with two popes, has received visits several European, Asian and Latin American leaders and has written hundreds of articles under the title […] Continue reading

La sociedad civil denuncia ante la ONU

La sociedad civil denuncia ante la ONU BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 16 de Junio de 2016 – 9:05 am. Los problemas que a veces parece tener la comprensión del término sociedad civil se derivan, entre otras razones, de que los fenómenos sociales se manifiestan de modo muy diverso como para que su […] 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

He is Obama, Not God

He is Obama, Not God / Iván García Posted on February 28, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 24 February 2016 — Neither American economic power nor Barack Obama’s oratorical skills seem to be enough to satisfy exaggerated, unreasonable or personal demands from the diverse group of Obama fans who make up Cuban society. The national psyche is […] Continue reading

CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS

CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS David Soler 8 February 2016 Years after their release, two Cuban journalists look back at lost years. In March 2003 the world’s attention was transfixed on Iraq as the United States prepared to launch a divisive military assault on Saddam Hussein’s government. Meanwhile just 90 miles from U.S. shores, […] Continue reading

Cuba’s controversial cardinal takes center stage with pope’s visit

Cuba’s controversial cardinal takes center stage with pope’s visit HAVANA | BY DANIEL TROTTA Cardinal Jaime Ortega rose from labor camp inmate in the 1960s to become one of Cuba’s leading political figures, leveraging a non-confrontational style into a rare position of influence for someone outside the Communist Party. With Pope Francis visiting Cuba next […] 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

Cuba and its Rapprochement with Europe

Cuba and its Rapprochement with Europe November 17, 2014 From the common position to common sense Martin Guevara HAVANA TIMES — During my first years in Havana, I lived in the Habana Libre hotel (the Havana Hilton before the revolution). Every morning, I would head down to the mezzanine to have breakfast at a posh […] Continue reading

Building Collapse in Havana: One Dead and Serious Injuries

Building Collapse in Havana: One Dead and Serious Injuries / Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello Posted on February 10, 2014 Rosario Alvarez, 96, who died in the collapse, had repeatedly complained to the authorities that her home was in the process of falling down. HAVANA, Cuba. – At 6:30 in the evening on February 7, the […] Continue reading

First Report of the Advisory Group

First Report of the Advisory Group / Cuban Civil Society Advisory Group Posted on October 26, 2013 A brief summary of topics that describe the situation of Cuba in late 2013 could be summed up in two words: reform and repression. The reforms have been directed mostly in the right direction, but in a superficial […] Continue reading

Jorge Olivera: The History of the Cuban Dissidence is Long

Jorge Olivera: The History of the Cuban Dissidence is Long / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 12, 2013 For someone from Havana, the best thing is to walk the streets in spring. These March days, Jorge Olivera Castillo, 52, poet and journalist, is delighted by the green of the trees, the salty aroma, and the [...] 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
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