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    Fidel Castro is dead

    Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading

    Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex

    Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 28 September 2016 — After passing the crossing of La Palma, two kilometers from the old bus stop of Mantilla, El Calvario is found nestled, a district of one-story houses, roads without asphalt and a multitude of dogs without owners. At […] Continue reading

    As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba

    As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba THE WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHED: August 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm | UPDATED: August 5, 2016 at 2:19 By Moriah Balingit The Washington Post For many travelers, the goal is to physically move – to be flung through airspace and to cross borders […] Continue reading

    In Cuba, as an uncertain future inches closer, it’s still a step back in time

    In Cuba, as an uncertain future inches closer, it’s still a step back in time By Moriah Balingit July 28 at 4:30 PM For many travelers, the goal is to physically move — to be flung through airspace and to cross borders — but to remain in spaces that are comfortably familiar. They would prefer […] Continue reading

    ‘Special’ should not be a negative term

    ‘Special’ should not be a negative term VERÓNICA VEGA | La Habana | 9 de Julio de 2016 – 01:02 CEST. We Cubans who still vividly recall what we went through in the 90s remember the short “lightups” when we had electricity, the droves of bicycles, the traumatic camello (makeshift bus), the mass exodus in […] Continue reading

    La odisea de las cubanas en su ruta terrestre hacia EEUU

    La odisea de las cubanas en su ruta terrestre hacia EEUU “Cuando usted charla con alguna de las mujeres que deciden abandonar el manicomio económico cubano, escuchará impactantes historias de vida”, relata el periodista independiente Iván García. Iván García Quintero diciembre 11, 2015 Una noche de verano en un bar privado de La Habana se […] Continue reading

    Las emigradas cubanas sufren secuestros y violaciones en su viaje por tierra a EEUU

    Las emigradas cubanas sufren secuestros y violaciones en su viaje por tierra a EEUU En los albergues para inmigrantes cubanos en Costa RIca se escuchan impactantes historias de vida CRISIS MIGRATORIA SAN JOSÉ.-IVÁN GARCÍA Especial desde Costa Rica Una noche de verano en un bar privado de La Habana se cerró el negocio. Junto a […] Continue reading

    The Lying Cuban Press

    The Lying Cuban Press / Cubanet, Victor Manuel Dominguez Posted on April 3, 2015 Montonous, grey, controlled, censored, demagogic, jingoistic, for more than half a century as spokesperson for phantom successes Cubanet.org, Victor Manuel Dominguez, Havana, 31 March 2015 (Cuba Sindical) – The “Revolutionary” Cuban press, characterized as demagogic, monotonous, manipulative, with a grey design, […] Continue reading

    Is Cuba ready for its money shot?

    Is Cuba ready for its money shot? By Abigail Jones The Communist island is on the cusp of another revolution, this one fought with lines of credit instead of rifles and slogans Now that the country is opening up for the first time to US travellers in over five decades, hope, determination and money are […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Bay of Fat Cats

    Cuba’s Bay of Fat Cats BY ABIGAIL JONES / MARCH 12, 2015 11:54 AM EDT Traveling from Miami to Havana is a haphazard, seemingly nonsensical process that requires patience, guile, humor and a ruthless willingness to cut lines. Thankfully, I’m traveling with Alberto Magnan, so we skip the airport check-in line because he knows a […] 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

    The Ground Soy Generation Remembers

    The Ground Soy Generation Remembers / Frank Correa Posted on August 16, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, August, www.cubanet.org — Perhaps at the moment the reader reads this, it will have been twenty years since the beginning of the Special Period, the major event to befall Cuban history in the last century. It began in August of […] Continue reading

    For Cuba, a Harsh Self-Assessment

    For Cuba, a Harsh Self-Assessment By VICTORIA BURNETT Published: July 23, 2013 HAVANA — There was a time, Alexi remembers, when life in Cuba was simpler. People dressed properly. Children respected their elders. Stealing was stealing. “My father brought me up with a strict set of values,” said Alexi, 46, an unemployed chauffeur from a […] Continue reading

    Cuba and the Enslaving System of Two Currencies

    Cuba and the Enslaving System of Two Currencies / Yusnaby Perez Posted on April 16, 2013 The dual currency system in Cuba is one of the major economic and social problems of the country. Don't take my word for it, on several occasions the president of the country, Raul Castro himself (and I have no […] Continue reading

    Cuba becomes major issue at hemispheric summit

    Posted on Saturday, 04.14.12 Summit of the Americas Cuba becomes major issue at hemispheric summit Cuba's exclusion, attempts to legalize drugs and Argentina's claim over the Falklands Islands were major issues Saturday, first day of the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.By Sibylla BrodzinskySpecial to The Miami Herald CARTAGENA, Colombia — Cuba was not […] Continue reading

    Set-Dumpling-Butterball in a Little Neighborhood Whorehouse / Dora Leonor Mesa

    Set-Dumpling-Butterball in a Little Neighborhood Whorehouse / Dora Leonor MesaDora Leonor Mesa, Translator: Unstated The idea is widespread of a Cuba that opens its doors to foreigners. In my judgment, the presence of a unknown foreign accompanying our young people causes any family more concern than pleasure. Reasons abound. The visit and statements in Amsterdam's […] Continue reading

    The Liberation of Women: Another Failed Dream of Cuba’s Revolution

    The Liberation of Women: Another Failed Dream of Cuba's Revolution With a very short skirt and a cell phone attached to her hip, Yanisleidy leaves her house in a crowded Havana neighborhood. She's seventeen and has a visa to emigrate to Belgium. She looks around, checking for the cops, because she doesn't want to get […] Continue reading

    Underground Cuban Rappers Live on the Edge

    Underground Cuban Rappers Live on the EdgeBy Esteban IsraelReuters HAVANA It's almost midnight at a roadside bar on the outskirts of Havana and young Cubans gather to listen to hip hop. A man with dreadlocks steps up, microphone in hand, to the roar of approval from a crowd of 150 fans. "I'm not going to […] Continue reading

    DENUNCIATION

    DENUNCIATION2008-07-07.René Gómez Manzano Havana, July 7, 2008.- Since days past, the Castro's totalitarian régimeannounced the adoption of repressive measures about the 4th of July,anniversary of the Independence of the United States, the only countrythat has always—and up to now—invited members of the Cuban dissidence tothe reception organized on the occasion of the national holiday. It […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Long Black Spring

    Cuba's Long Black SpringFive years after the Castro government cracked down on the independentpress,more than 20 journalists remain behind bars for the "crime" offree expression. The island nation has paid the price of internationalisolation.The journalists and their families have paid in human misery. March 18, 2008 In her kitchen overlooking Havana's crumbling skyline, Julia NúñezPacheco [...] Continue reading

    Little Havana Looks to Life After Castro

    Little Havana Looks to Life After Castro Yahoo! News. By Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press Writer. August 31, 2007. MIAMI (AP) — Travel guides list Little Havana as the heart of the Cuban exile community, the symbolic hub of opposition to Fidel Castro and a must-see neighborhood for its galleries, cigar shops and espresso stands. But [...] Continue reading