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    How Cuban State Security Intimidates Potential Informants

    How Cuban State Security Intimidates Potential Informants / Iván García Iván García,9 April 2017 — They did not put a Makarov pistol to his head or torture him with electric prods. Let’s call him Josué. (The names in his article have been changed). He is a guy who wears American-made jeans, listens to jazz by […] Continue reading

    Castro’s daughter favors bold legislative weapon to combat prostitution — punish the client

    Castro’s daughter favors bold legislative weapon to combat prostitution — punish the client BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com The daughter of Cuba’s most powerful man is publicly discussing — perhaps in search of academic support before taking her idea to the legislature — a bold proposal to combat prostitution: penalize the clients who pay for sexual […] Continue reading

    The Golden Dream of A Prostitute

    The Golden Dream of A Prostitute / Cubanet, Gladys Linares Cubanet, Gladys Linares, Havana, 5 December 2016 — I don’t remember exactly how much time had passed since I’d seen Cristina, but it must have been more than three years, because today, when I saw her at the home of a mutual friend and asked […] 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

    Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum

    Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum The country’s education leaders confront deep-seated discrimination in the classroom through rap. Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters I was sitting with the Afrocentric rapstress Magia López Cabrera in her modest Havana walk-up in June when Cuba’s prominent black-history scholar Tomás Fernández Robaina showed up for a café con […] Continue reading

    Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground

    Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground / Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang Posted on August 23, 2015 The landscape could become very similar to those found in Central American countries where the issue is out of control Cubanet.org, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana 20 August 2015 – Hector arrived in Havana at the end of 2005. He […] Continue reading

    Committee on the Rights of the Child Queries the Government of Cuba Regarding the Sale of Children and Child Pornography

    Committee on the Rights of the Child Queries the Government of Cuba Regarding the Sale of Children and Child Pornography Posted on July 6, 2015 Committee on the Rights of the Child, 70th Session – 2015, Draft Program Review of States Parties’ Reports List of questions relative to the briefing presented by Cuba by virtue […] 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

    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

    The Ladies in White Should Change Their Political Profile

    The Ladies in White Should Change Their Political Profile / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 20, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 11 March 2015 — During the hot summer of 2013 I remember Blanca Reyes, wife of the poet and journalist Raul Rivero, writing letters to the pope in the Vatican, to the Mothers of the Plaza […] Continue reading

    Deal with Cuba benefits only the Castros

    Deal with Cuba benefits only the Castros February 04, 2015 12:00 am  •  MONA CHAREN Cuban President Raul Castro has issued new demands for normalizing relations with the U.S. He wants us to lift the trade embargo, remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terror and give Cuba the U.S. naval base at […] Continue reading

    Cuba and the Perversion of Language

    Cuba and the Perversion of Language June 6, 2014 The Cuban government continues to rely on defamation and personal attacks. Alejandro Armengol* HAVANA TIMES — The campaign against dissidents, the peaceful opposition and civil society activists that the Cuban press has maintained for decades illustrates the ideological decadence of a dying regime. The means employed […] 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

    The USCCB, Cuba and the Chong Chon Gang

    The USCCB, Cuba and the Chong Chon Gang By Marielena Montesino de Stuart ♦ Bishop Richard E. Pates tries to influence American policy towards Cuba. ♦ The socialist reality of the USCCB is clear, even when they coat it with Cuban sugar. ♦ With Obama in the White House and Francis in the Vatican – […] Continue reading

    The Many Faces of a Conflict

    The Many Faces of a Conflict / Miriam Celaya Posted on August 22, 2013 In Cuba there are no institutions that guarantee the rights of the most vulnerable. Prostitution is not even mentioned as a problem by the Government. It is said that prostitution is the oldest occupation in the world. There aren’t any cultures […] Continue reading

    UN Experts Concerned About the Situation of Violence Against Women on the Island

    UN Experts Concerned About the Situation of Violence Against Women on the Island / Yaremis Flores Posted on August 8, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, August 1, 2013, www.cubanet.org.- The members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) bluntly expressed their concern “with the persistence of violence against women, including domestic violence in […] 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

    Laritza Diversent Reports from Geneva

    Laritza Diversent Reports from Geneva / Laritza Diversent Posted on July 15, 2013 Introduction by Tania Quintero On December 10, 2010, without resources, publicity, or fanfare, attorney and freelance journalist Laritza Diversent founded a modest office in her home to provide free, independent advice to Cubans and foreigners on national and international legal issues and […] Continue reading

    The Oldest Profession

    The Oldest Profession / Ignacio Estrada Posted on April 3, 2013 by Ignacio Estrada Havana, Cuba. The oldest profession has returned to Cuban streets and provides a stable source of income for a vast number of mostly young Cubans. Regardless of time or weather, there are no shortages of sex workers in Havana to satisfy […] 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

    Casting the Blame in the Same Old Direction

    Casting the Blame in the Same Old Direction November 30, 2012 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES – Our media's obsession with justifying the unjustifiable seems to have no end, always putting the blame on the same guilty party: that consumer society; those countries where state power is based on the dispute and succession of this or […] Continue reading

    Neither Voting Here nor Signing There

    Neither Voting Here nor Signing There October 22, 2012 Erasmo Calzadilla HAVANA TIMES — Yesterday were our elections, and once again I decided not to exercise my right to vote. I don't support the circus that has been staged to legitimize the regime. But nor did I sign the "Urgent Call for a Better and […] 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

    A definition for Mariela Castro’s ‘mafia’

    Posted on Friday, 06.01.12 CASTRO CLAN A definition for Mariela Castro's 'mafia' BY LAUREN VANESSA LOPEZ lvlopez@miami.edu Mariela Castro Espín, the daughter of Gen. Raúl Castro, was in the United States speaking about the rights of the LGBT community. While reportedly speaking to a group of medical professionals and transgender advocates, Mariela went significantly off-topic […] Continue reading

    Not All in Cuba Are Proud of Being Black / Iván García

    Not All in Cuba Are Proud of Being Black / Iván García Iván García, Translator: mlk A drunk, off duty, enforcement agent, white, justified the racist Cuban police archetype that turns a black or mestizo into a presumed delinquent with an old refrain learned from his mother: "Not all blacks are thieves, but all thieves […] Continue reading

    Being Black in Cuba / Iván García

    Being Black in Cuba / Iván García Iván García, Translator: Unstated A white-skinned off-duty law enforcement officer, having a drink, justifies the Cuban police force's racist archetype that turns a black or mixed-raced person into a presumed criminal with the old refrain he learned from his mother, "All blacks are not thieves but all thieves […] 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

    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

    Mariela Castro in the Right Light District / Jeovany J. Vega

    Mariela Castro in the Right Light District / Jeovany J. VegaJeovany J. Vega, Translator: lapizcero Towards the end of October, sociologist Mariela Castro Espin, Director of the National Center of Sexual Education of Cuba (CENESEX), while on a visit to this country, expressed her admiration for the "dignified manner" with which prostitutes uphold the value […] Continue reading