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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
The Dirty Business Between Soldiers and Prisoners / Dania Virgen Garcia / HemosOido Posted on March 20, 2014 What about the wages of who officers who guard correctional facilities? Do they traffic in narcotics and various benefits? HAVANA, Cuba. – The ingestion of alcoholic beverages and psycho-pharmaceuticals is a very common vice in prisons, encampments […] 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
Harder Line on Cuba in Alan Gross Push After Election, Is Havana Confrontation Best Policy? By Paul Berger Published November 19, 2012, issue of November 23, 2012. The campaign to free Alan Gross, a Jewish contract worker jailed in Cuba for almost three years, has dramatically ramped up since President Obama's reelection. But experts warn [...] Continue reading
Beset by online surveillance and content filtering, netizens fight onPublished on Monday 12 March 2012. This report, which presents the 2012 list of countries that are "Enemies of the Internet" and "under surveillance," updates the report published on 12 March 2011. The last report, released in March 2011 at the climax of the Arab Spring, [...] Continue reading
Declaration of Principles / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Unstated Yesterday, February 23, 2012, for a second time, Cuban TV has honored me by exposing my image — along with those of several other independent journalists and dissidents — in the national news. The previous occasion occurred months ago, during an unfortunate program televised through the [...] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 01.03.12CUBA Raul Castro's absurd hope: a socio-capitalistic systemBY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANERelblogdemontaner.com Another Jan. 1 passed. What's happening in Cuba 53 years after the communist dictatorship was imposed? Some important things. Fidel, now 85, distanced from power by his age and his chronic ailments, no longer commands. He has some moments of lucidity [...] Continue reading
Cuba Needs Animal Protection LawSeptember 4, 2011Isbel Diaz Torres A few weeks ago on the TV news/commentary program "La Mesa Redonda" (The Roundtable) — known for its tedious monologues and a skewed approach to any subject — its producers had the surprisingly good judgment to take on the issue of environmental regulations in Cuba. I [...] Continue reading
HRW's Credibility Seen from CubaAugust 19, 2011Erasmo Calzadilla At the end of July, Human Rights Watch (HRW) was news in Cuba again. The non-governmental organization questioned the Obama administration for not legally prosecuting George W. Bush and other high officials associated with him. The crime? War crimes and torture carried out under his command in [...] Continue reading