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    Tallies and Tales of the Reforms

    Cuba: Tallies and Tales of the Reforms / Vicente Botín Once upon a time… A female cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to the goddess Aphrodite to turn her into a woman. The goddess, pitying the cat’s yearning, transformed her into a beautiful maiden, and the young man, captivated by […] Continue reading

    Girls For Sale

    Girls For Sale / 14ymedio, Pedro Acosta Posted on March 10, 2016 14ymedio, Pedro Acosta, Havana, 9 March 2016 – The teenage girl looks at the display window of CUPET at Santa Catalina and Vento with greedy eyes, a girl hungry for candy. She is tall, thin and fragile. She looks at me and seems […] Continue reading

    The ‘Sandor Case’

    The ‘Sandor Case’ / 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz Posted on January 31, 2015 In tribute to El Caso de Sandra (The Sandra Case) by Luis Manuel García Méndez 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz, Havana, 30 January 2015 — A farmer wakes up before dawn to brand with a burning iron the last cow he has left. It’s a […] Continue reading

    The “Yumas” Pay Between 80 and 120 CUC per Night

    The “Yumas” Pay Between 80 and 120 CUC per Night / Leon Padron Azcuy Posted on July 31, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, www.cubanet.org Recently Cuban “parliamentarians” discussed the issue of prostitution among young people. According to the press official, they drafted strategies to face this evil, as well as pandering, widespread today all across the Island. […] 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

    Hookers, an Anonymous Society / Laritza Diversent

    Hookers, an Anonymous Society / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated On February 25, in a human-trafficking case, the Las Tunas Provincial Court recognized in Judgment No. 92 that the young Cuban women "were blinded in the presence of foreigners, seeing in them the possibility of wearing stylish clothing and shoes, and the ability to visit […] Continue reading

    Cuban Court Recognizes that Young People are Dazzled by Foreigners / Laritza Diversent

    Cuban Court Recognizes that Young People are Dazzled by Foreigners / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated The Tunas Court on February 25, recognized in its Ruling No, 92 that young Cubans "are dazzled in the presence of a foreigner, seeing the possibilities of fashionable clothes and shoes and visiting historic sites," in a case having […] Continue reading

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

    Cuba Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 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 […] Continue reading

    New prison for women being built in Havana

    New prison for women being built in Havana HAVANA, Cuba – March 6 (Jaime Leygonier / www.cubanet.org) – Workers are rushing to finish a new correctional facility for women being built in Calderón, part of Alquízar municipality in Havana province, south of the city. Authorities have announced that the prison, with capacity for thousands of […] Continue reading