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When Your Ally’s Beards are on Fire*… / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 April 2017 — According to an old adage, when you see you neighbor’s beard on fire, go soak your own*. The maxim should be applied to the elderly Cuban dictator, especially if we take into account that the erratic performance […] Continue reading
No bandits, scum, or mercenaries (bandidos, escoria, mercenarios): learning to speak without the keywords of Castroist propaganda FRANCISCO ALMAGRO DOMÍNGUEZ | Miami | 29 de Marzo de 2017 – 11:00 CEST. On March 11 Cuban television aired The Other War (La otra guerra) a series on the civil conflict (1960-1966) that took place in the […] Continue reading
Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 20 de Enero de 2017 – 06:05 CET. Cuban misery really stands out when it is cold. In a country without much of a winter it is not worth spending much on jackets, which are passed down for decades. On January 15th, […] Continue reading
Cuban Government Launches Ideological Offensive On Human Rights Day / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 10 December 2016 — For several years on International Human Rights Day, the Cuban government has strengthed its ideological battle on the internet with police operations around the country. The volume of epithets posted on social networks and […] Continue reading
The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Future of Cuba / Iván García Iván García, 6 December 2016 — Some large scale political events, the ones where people are weeping over the death of a “venerated leader” or yelling slogans like ventriloquists, are really smoke and mirrors. A dishonest trick. On April 7, 1957, a […] Continue reading
Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights By Frank Jack Daniel in Havana, Matt Spetalnick 1:19 PM Wednesday Mar 23, 2016 Castro accuses US of double standards after Obama criticises human rights record. United States President Barack Obama yesterday pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island, publicly sparring […] Continue reading
Academies To Produce Macho-Men In Cuba / Abel Sierra Madero Posted on February 19, 2016 In the 1960s, close to 30,000 young men were detained in forced-labor camps. The mistreatments that took place in these camps, known as Military Units to Aid Production UMAP, in the name of “social hygiene,” testify to the homophobic component […] Continue reading
After ceremonial flag raising, real talk of diplomacy begins in Cuba BY BRADLEY KLAPPER AND MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS August 15, 2015 at 12:56 PM EDT HAVANA — A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States […] Continue reading
Judge Denies Daughter’s Cuba Damages Claim Under TRIA for Father’s Death By Patricia Hurtado | May 1, 2015 A federal judge who will sentence BNP Paribas SA Friday for violating U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Iran and Cuba on Thursday rejected a Cuban-American woman’s bid for compensation for her father’s death at the hands of the […] Continue reading
Ex-political prisoner warns Congress on U.S.-Cuba accord By William E. Gibson Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s outreach to Cuba will only perpetuate the torture, beatings and harsh imprisonment faced by Cubans who dare speak out against the Castro regime, former political prisoner Jorge Garcia Perez Antunez told members of Congress on Thursday. Republicans […] Continue reading
January 19, 2015 The Honorable Barack Obama The White House Washington, DC 20500 OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: SUPPORT FOR A NEW COURSE ON CUBA Dear Mr. President, We write to commend you on the historic actions you are taking to update America’s policy toward Cuba and Cuban citizens. Our new posture of engagement will […] Continue reading
‘Apoyo a la nueva política hacia Cuba’ DDC | Washington | 19 Ene 2015 – 5:49 pm. Un total de 78 figuras políticas piden al presidente estadounidense que trabaje con el Congreso para avanzar en la normalización de las relaciones con La Habana. 19 de enero, 2015 Excelentísimo Presidente Barack Obama La Casa Blanca Washington, […] Continue reading
All Exiles Are Possible / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on September 7, 2014 When I say exile, I only think of the word life. That was what happened to me at the meeting “Fight for Liberation against Castro-communism,” which the writer Julio M. Shiling generously coordinated and which was held at the West Dade Regional […] Continue reading
POSTED ON MARCH 16, 2014 BY JOHN HINDERAKER IN VENEZUELA IN VENEZUELA, CUBA IS FIGHTING TO HANG ON In Venezuela, protests against the failed socialist regime of Nicolas Maduro are ongoing, but they have largely been crowded out of the news by events in Crimea and the drama of Flight 370. Still, from an American […] Continue reading
Huber Matos: “The struggle continues. Viva Cuba Libre!” / CID Posted on February 27, 2014 Huber Matos died on the morning of 27 February in Miami. On the 25th he was admitted to Kendall Regional Hospital where he was diagnosed with a massive heart attack. On the 26th he asked that they withdraw his respirator […] Continue reading
Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading
Humberto Real Suarez: 16 Years Old, Condemned to Death / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on October 20, 2013 Havana, Cuba, October 2013, www.cubanet.org – Humberto Real Suarez is another of the men who disembarked on the night of 15 October 1994 on the coasts of Caibarien, along with Armado Sosa Fortuny. Today he is serving a […] Continue reading