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    Cuba slowly accepting LGBT community

    Cuba slowly accepting LGBT community Being gay in Cuba means many still have to live a double life Will Ripley, CNN Published: December 10, 2015, 1:30 am Updated: December 10, 2015, 1:30 am Cuba, US begins talks on confiscated property, damages Cuba imposes travel permit for doctors to limit brain drain HAVANA (CNN) – As […] Continue reading

    The Castros’ New Friend

    The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- 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

    Gay Fiestas Highlight Divisions in Cuba’s LGBTI Community

    Gay Fiestas Highlight Divisions in Cuba’s LGBTI Community By Ivet González HAVANA, Jun 21 2014 (IPS) – Two men kiss each other while two women dance together without making other clients feel uncomfortable at the prívate club Humboldt 67, one of the venues seeking to cash in on an untapped market by fulfilling the unmet […] Continue reading

    Women in Battle Dress

    Women in Battle Dress / Juan Antonio Madrazo Luna Posted on June 10, 2014 HAVANA, Cuba – Lolita, Alejandra, Samantha, Paloma, and África María are drag queens who stamp their feet on every Havana street corner during the night, while the city sleeps. Some with warrior faces and others as shy princesses patrol the streets […] Continue reading

    The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see

    Cuba Brief: The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see [02-06-2014 14:08:24] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite—the Elysium of the title—while the […] Continue reading

    One Night – A Critical View of Cuban Social Reality

    One Night: A Critical View of Cuban Social Reality / Dimas Castellano Posted on April 26, 2014 Una Noche (One Night) is the film which best reflects why it is that young people leave Cuba. That’s how a female friend of mine, who is a lover of the seventh art, laconically replied to my question, […] Continue reading

    Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

    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

    Jineteras [Hookers] in Cuban Pesos

    Jineteras [Hookers] in Cuban Pesos / Reinaldo Emilio Cosano Posted on February 22, 2014 Havana, Cuba – The colonial authorities never imagined that the covered portals of the buildings and homes of Havana, a mandatory construction to protect pedestrians from the sun, rain and night dew would have another use, also very human. E.O.F., age […] Continue reading

    I Like That They Call Me “Papi”

    I Like That They Call Me “Papi” / Luis Cino Alvarez Posted on September 27, 2013 Havana, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – Lately, with guys over the age of 40, in addition to “Tío,” “Puro” and very rarely “Señor, the younger generation calls us “Papi.” As sexists as we still are — sorry, Mariela Castro – […] Continue reading

    Latest Cuban Ministry of Health Statistics for HIV/AIDS

    Latest Cuban Ministry of Health Statistics for HIV/AIDS / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Posted on September 22, 2013 Total number of people living with HIV/AIDS: 18,261 Total foreigners detected: 675 Havana: Total Persons with HIV/AIDS: 8,660 Diagnosed 2012: 625 Total AIDS Cases: 3,765 People Living with HIV/AIDS: 6,982 Ambulatory Care System: 5,988 Total deaths: […] Continue reading

    Between Neglect and Helplessness.

    Between Neglect and Helplessness. Prostitution in Cuba, Part 3 / Miriam Celaya Posted on September 16, 2013 Official secrecy and complicit silence The original sin of the “Cuban Revolution” in relation to prostitution lies not in the fact of its not being able to eradicate it, a clearly impossible task, but in denying its very […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s hard truths exposed

    Cuba’s hard truths exposed Lane, Friday, September 13, 1:48 AM Cholera is a potentially fatal, water-borne, gastrointestinal disease usually associated with poverty and inadequate sanitation. Some 600,000 people contracted the disease in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, 8,000 of whom died. It is not the sort of illness that you would expect to find in […] Continue reading

    How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors

    Posted on Saturday, 03.16.13 Sex Tourism in Cuba: Second of three parts How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors HAVANA — These stories are the result of a joint investigation by Toronto Star reporters Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher, and El Nuevo Herald reporter Juan O. Tamayo. The […] Continue reading

    Canadians are major customers in Cuba’s child sex market

    Canadians are major customers in Cuba's child sex market Canada is lax when it comes to stopping its sex offenders from going to Cuba and preying on underage prostitutes. Most tourists are drawn to Cuba by the sand, the sunshine, and the culture. But a few tourists – including some Canadians – are drawn by […] Continue reading

    The Cuban League Against AIDS Report of Human Rights Violations to the LGBT Community in Cuba / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada

    The Cuban League Against AIDS Report of Human Rights Violations to the LGBT Community in Cuba / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Translator: Chabeli, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Havana Cuba, Thursday, February 16, 2012. General Report of the Cuban League Against AIDS on Human Rights violations to the community of Lesbians, Gays,Bisexuals and Transgenders. […] Continue reading

    Havana Cuba 16 February 2012. Report of the Cuban League Against AIDS about Human Rights Violations in Cuba Against the LGBT Community / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada

    Havana Cuba 16 February 2012. Report of the Cuban League Against AIDS about Human Rights Violations in Cuba Against the LGBT Community / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Translator: Unstated, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Five decades have passed since that fateful triumph featuring people dressed in garments of olive green, who descended from the […] Continue reading

    Impressions of Cuba: an educated and cultured people, but a feeble economy

    Impressions of Cuba: an educated and cultured people, but a feeble economyBy Joel Kramer | Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 HAVANA — We'll call her Elena, to protect her from retribution from her government. I don't know if we really need to protect her, but every time we asked her a question about her life in […] Continue reading

    Transvestites and Crossdressers Key Workers Against AIDS

    CUBA: Transvestites and Crossdressers Key Workers Against AIDSBy Dalia Acosta PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba, Mar 17 (IPS) – Activism against AIDS is uniting a group of transvestites and crossdressers in western Cuba in a project that is going beyond peer education and making inroads into the world of culture. "The time has come to take [...] Continue reading

    Communist leaders fail to attract younger Cubans

    Posted on Mon, Aug. 21, 2006

    CASTRO’S GOVERNMENT
    Communist leaders fail to attract younger Cubans
    Cuban leaders are desperately trying to win over disinterested young
    people across the nation.
    BY FRANCES ROBLES
    frobles@MiamiHerald.com

    As a 24-year-old Havana potato vendor who makes $10 a month — double if
    he finds side jobs — Ricardo doesn’t have anything against communism or
    Fidel… Continue reading

    Helping Cubans realize what it means to be gay

    Posted on Sun, Jun. 04, 2006

    Helping Cubans realize `what it means to be gay’
    BY GARY MARX
    Chicago Tribune

    HAVANA – It was bad enough when Belkis suspected that her husband, a
    construction worker and loving father named Yassel, was having an affair
    with another woman. Then she learned the truth: Yassel was in love with
    another man.

    “You’re… Continue reading

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

    Cuba

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005
    Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    March 8, 2006

    Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a
    president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life
    through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations,
    the government bureaucracy, and… Continue reading