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    Persecuted political artists defy Cuba crackdown

    Persecuted political artists defy Cuba crackdown Al Jazeera Havana, Cuba – Walking up the stairs to the apartment of Gorki Aguila, lead singer of the Cuban punk band Porno Para Ricardo (PPR), the scene is anything but striking – greyish-white doors with tan borders. But when you reach the last one on the right, Aguila’s […] Continue reading

    Talk to Cuba’s democracy advocates

    Talk to Cuba’s democracy advocates BY FRANK CALZON FRANK.CALZON@CUBACENTER.ORG 01/19/2015 5:06 PM 01/19/2015 5:06 PM This week, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson will travel to Havana to continue negotiations with the Cuban authorities. We wish her Godspeed, and hope that besides talking with her Cuban counterparts, Ms. Jacobson will meet […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s pre-existing condition

    José Azel:Cuba's pre-existing condition12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, October 24, 2010 José Azel is a senior scholar at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami and author of "Mañana in Cuba." This essay was first published in Foreign Policy. He can be reached at jazel@miami.edu. Last month, the Cuban government […] Continue reading

    No glory in spying for Castro

    No glory in spying for CastroBy Vincent CarrollPosted: 06/09/2009 01:00:00 AM MDT Anyone who hung around leftists in the 1960s or '70s knew someone like Walter Kendall Myers, the former State Department official charged last week along with his wife, Gwendolyn, with spying for Cuba. Privileged, intelligent and self-righteous, the Myers of that era were […] 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