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    El Estado de derecho, a debate

    El Estado de derecho, a debate Disidentes ponen sobre la mesa el concepto del multipartidismo durante un debate de la revista ‘Temas’ 14YMEDIO, La Habana | Mayo 30, 2014 Como parte de los encuentros habituales del Último Jueves que organiza la revista Temas, se celebró ayer un debate público sobre el Estado de derecho en […] Continue reading

    Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

    18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking […] 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

    Protestar en Cuba

    Protestar en Cuba mayo 29, 2012 Por Verónica Vega HAVANA TIMES — En el 2007, cuando colaboraba con el grupo multidisciplinario Omni Zona Franca, hice la lectura de un ensayo acerca del fenómeno del grafiti. Alguien del grupo tuvo la peregrina idea de que esto ocurriera en el lobby de un edificio de doce plantas, […] Continue reading

    Protesting in Cuba

    Protesting in Cuba May 29, 2012 Veronica Vega HAVANA TIMES — When working with the multidisciplinary cultural group Omni Zona Franca back in 2007, I read an essay about the phenomenon of graffiti. Someone in the group had the outlandish idea that such an effort set to prose could be done in the lobby of […] Continue reading

    Blogger Claudia Cadelo Speaks for Cuba’s Younger Generation

    Blogger Claudia Cadelo Speaks for Cuba's Younger GenerationApril 26, 2011by Erik Silk Cuban blogger Claudia Cadelo will not tell you about her Web posting habits, at least not via phone or email. And, even though she is someone who writes and tweets regularly, the way she gets online is a closely guarded secret. That's because […] Continue reading

    Claudia Cadelo: «Me parece imprescindible que jamás llevemos a otro Fidel Castro al poder»

    Entrevista de los lectores Claudia Cadelo: «Me parece imprescindible que jamás llevemos a otro Fidel Castro al poder»18-02-2011 – 10:58 pm. Claudia Cadelo, autora del blog Octavo Cerco, responde a las preguntas de los lectores de DIARIO DE CUBA. Félix Mutiz: Hola Claudia, me pareces una de las voces más auténticas de la nueva juventud […] Continue reading

    Cuba—A Way Forward

    Cuba—A Way Forwardby Nik Steinberg, Daniel Wilkinson In a 1980 interview, Gabriel García Márquez told The New York Times that he had spent three years writing a book about life in Cuba under Fidel Castro. But, he said, "now I realize that the book is so critical that it could be used against Cuba, so […] Continue reading

    Guerrilla Blogging

    INSIDE CUBA: Guerrilla Blogging
    A virtual democracy against all odds.
    By Orlando Pardo Lazo

    Blog." Many people in Cuba don't understand all the fuss regarding this
    mono-syllabic word that seems to have no relationship to the daily
    routine of survival.

    On the Island, the blogosphere is an incipient media and, outside of
    Havana, all but invisible. Though their work generates controversies and
    awards worldwide, Cuban… Continue reading

    Yoani Sanchez, Cuba’s most popular blogger, has been beaten up by thugs for the offence of describing life under the Castro regime

    Yoani Sanchez, Cuba's most popular blogger, has been beaten up by thugs for the offence of describing life under the Castro regimeBy Andrew Hamilton in Mexico CityPublished: 5:47PM GMT 28 Nov 2009 With her platted hair and bookish demeanour, Yoani Sanchez does not look like a threat to the Cuban State. But her blog, an […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s embargo must go

    Cuba's embargo must go It's time to end the counterproductive sanctions against Cuba, whichhave only served to strengthen its brutal regime John Keenanguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 November 2009 14.00 GMT This month Europe celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the collapseof the iron curtain. Tribute was paid the role the US played in helpingto speed the demise […] Continue reading

    Engaging Cuba on Human Rights

    Engaging Cuba on Human RightsThe regime should be asked to release political prisoners in exchange for normal relationsby Jorge G. CastañedaPublished in:The Wall Street JournalNovember 19, 2009 The logical route to follow is the one HRW and others have suggested: The U.S. should shift from a policy of regime change to a policy of human-rights […] Continue reading

    Resisting carrots and sticks in Cuba

    Resisting carrots and sticks in CubaMICHAEL OSBUN / Tribune Media ServicesBy THE ECONOMISTPublished: Monday, November 23, 2009 at 3:00 a.m. Those who hoped that the arrival in power of Barack Obama and Raul Castro would bring a thaw in the continuing 50-year cold war between the United States and Cuba so far have little to […] Continue reading

    Still in agony

    Posted on Friday, 11.20.09Still in agonyOUR OPINION: Rights report shows Cuba's new boss same as old boss The title of the latest Human Rights Watch report on Cuba succinctly describes the dismal state of civil liberties on the island since Raúl Castro took over for his ailing brother in July of 2006: “New Castro, Same […] Continue reading

    Journalism watchdog calls for Cuba blogger freedom

    Posted on Thursday, 09.10.09Journalism watchdog calls for Cuba blogger freedomBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press Writer HAVANA — A U.S.-based journalist watchdog group called Thursday for an end to what it described as "systemic harassment" of bloggers and independent journalists in Cuba, and urged the international community to step up its lobbying on the bloggers' behalf. The […] Continue reading

    CPJ urges EU leaders to take action in Cuba

    CPJ urges EU leaders to take action in CubaJune 15, 2009 Jan Fischer Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, President of theEuropean CouncilJosé Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Dear Sirs, The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you, as the president of theEuropean Council and President of the European Commission, to takeconcrete steps […] Continue reading

    From the Cuban Underground, a Punk Rocker’s Protest Reverberates

    September 6, 2008The Saturday Profile From the Cuban Underground, a Punk Rocker's Protest ReverberatesBy MARC LACEY SOME people march to protest their government. Gorki Luis Águila Carrasco, the lead singer of a Cuban punk rock group called Porno para Ricardo ("Porn for Ricardo"), vents his discontent by gyrating at a microphone, clutching an electric guitar […] Continue reading

    Cuban punk rocker convicted on lesser charge, freed after being ordered to pay fine

    Cuban punk rocker convicted on lesser charge, freed after being orderedto pay fineBy WILL WEISSERT | Associated Press Writer10:09 PM EDT, August 29, 2008 HAVANA (AP) _ A Cuban punk rocker known for his raunchy lyricscriticizing Fidel Castro was convicted of public disorder Friday, butfreed after a court dismissed a more serious "social dangerousness"charge that […] Continue reading

    Cuban punk rocker escapes ‘social dangerousness’ conviction with £15 fine

    Cuban punk rocker escapes 'social dangerousness' conviction with £15 fine A Cuban punk rocker who was put on trial for his subversive lyrics hasexposed the fragility of the country's Communist dictatorship by walkingfree with only a £15 fine. By Angus McDowall and our correspondent in HavanaLast Updated: 10:14AM BST 31 Aug 2008 Gorki Aguila, the […] Continue reading