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    What I Said at FIU

    What I Said at FIU / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on December 9, 2014 Translator’s Note: On Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo participated in a panel discussion at Florida International University, in Miami. The program announcement is here. Since the time of the Iron Curtain and Soviet socialism, the word, “solidarity,” […] Continue reading

    Czech ambassador says his country’s experiences may be useful to Cuba’s transition to democracy

    Posted on Wednesday, 12.11.13 Czech ambassador says his country’s experiences may be useful to Cuba’s transition to democracy BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM For the Czech Republic’s ambassador to the United States, Petr Gandalovic, Cuba’s future might well follow the path of his country’s past. His European nation of 10 million people lived under Communist […] Continue reading

    Cuban Dissidents Harness Blogs, Social Media to Spread Cause Globally

    Cuban Dissidents Harness Blogs, Social Media to Spread Cause Globally By Curt Devine July 22, 2013 Fewer than half of Middle East residents think it’s safe to express political opinions online, according to a study by sponsor Northwestern University in Qatar. Explore the data on this interactive site and watch a recent MediaTwits chat about […] Continue reading

    Cuerpos en venta Pinguerismo y masculinidad

    Cuerpos en venta: Pinguerismo y masculinidad ABEL SIERRA MADERO | Miami | 13 Jul 2013 – 10:37 am. El turismo es un sector económico clave y muchos jóvenes descapitalizados, económica y culturalmente, recurren al sexo para satisfacer sus necesidades básicas y acceder a otros bienes y servicios. En La Habana, entre 2008 y 2009, el […] Continue reading

    A Dreamed of, Possible and Future Cuba, Laboratorio Casa Cuba Proposal

    A Dreamed of, Possible and Future Cuba, Laboratorio Casa Cuba Proposal / Catholic Archdiocese of Havana Posted on April 8, 2013 Site manager's note: This document/proposal, published by the Catholic Archdiocese of Havana, is generating discussion among the bloggers and is posted here for the convenience of our readers. The following translation is taken from […] Continue reading

    Proposals for a Possible Cuba

    Proposals for a Possible Cuba March 18, 2013 HAVANA TIMES — A group of Cuban researchers have just released a document containing a list of 23 proposals "for our immediate future." While the Cuban economy remains in crisis and with the death of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, the consideration of measures that can inject new […] 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

    CDR: Citizen Representation or Political Control?

    http://translatingcuba.com/cdr-citizen-representation-or-political-control-yoani-sanchez/ CDR: Citizen Representation or Political Control? / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez The stew was cooked on firewood collected by some neighbors, the flags hung in the middle of the block and the shouts of Viva! went on past midnight. A ritual repeated with more or less enthusiasm every September 27 throughout the […] Continue reading

    The Punks on G Street: Tracking Cuba’s Rebellious Youth 50 Years After the Revolution

    The Punks on G Street: Tracking Cuba's Rebellious Youth 50 Years After the Revolution Julia Cooke I met Liván, Takeshi and the rest of their band of frikis—rock and metal fans of the punk-and-anarchist subcategory—around nine one Thursday night on the median of Havana's G Street. I'd come to Havana to write a book about […] Continue reading

    Cronología de la represión y censura a los homosexuales por la revolución cubana.

    Mapa de la homofobia Cronología de la represión y censura a los homosexuales por la revolución cubana.Por Manuel Zayas Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, CubaDe un artículo aparecido en el diario cubano El Mundo, el 14 de abril de 1966, sobre las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción (UMAP), campos de concentración […] Continue reading

    The Paths of the General / Luis Felipe Rojas

    The Paths of the General / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. This article was written by Luis Felipe Rojas for 'Diario de Cuba'. It has been re-posted on this blog: In regards to the year which has just begun, it is evident that the directions of the Cuban government are like forked […] Continue reading

    Premature thanks in Cuba

    Premature thanks in CubaThe myth of Raul the ReformerBy Daniel AllottThe Washington Times4:21 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2010 It has been more than four years since Raul Castro assumed the duties of the presidency of Cuba and more than 2 1/2 years since he officially took over for his older brother, Fidel. In that time, […] 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

    The Castros blink

    Posted on Friday, 07.30.10POLITICAL PRISONERS The Castros blinkBY JORGE G. CASTANEDAjorgecastaneda.org Finally, someone in Cuba went eyeball to eyeball with the Castro brothers, and they blinked. On July 7, Guillermo Fariñas, a dissident on a hunger strike for more than four months, achieved what no one has done before. Through a combination of careful confrontation, […] 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

    New Castro, Same Cuba, Same Ignorant Apologists

    New Castro, Same Cuba, Same Ignorant ApologistsPosted by Lloyd Billingsley on Nov 25th, 2009 and filed under FrontPage. New Castro, Same Cuba, a new report from Human Rights Watch, notes that under Raul Castro, Fidel's brother, Cuba continues to harass and imprison dissidents. The criminal code punishes "dangerousness," which punishes such crimes as handing out […] 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

    La Lucha: The Human Cost Of Economic Repression In Cuba

    La Lucha: The Human Cost Of Economic Repression In Cubaby Patricia Linderman for the Foundation For Economic Education As I opened the gate of the high security fence around my yard inHavana, a black woman in her 30s glanced left and right and quicklywheeled her rusty Chinese bicycle inside. Her name was Marta, and shewas […] Continue reading

    Hunger, unsated

    Posted on Sunday, 09.20.09PANFILOHunger, unsatedBY MIRTA OJITOmao35@columbia.edu Was it the song? Jama y Libertad. Food and freedom, croons Boris Larramendi. The Madrid-based Cuban songwriter wrote the tune as part of the campaign to free Pánfilo, imprisoned last month in Cuba after he drunkenly declared in a YouTube video that there is hunger on the island. […] Continue reading

    CUBA UNDER RAUL: DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICIES: THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION

    CUBA UNDER RAUL: DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICIES: THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION2009-06-19.Ambassador James Cason (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Bucharest, Romania. May 28, 2009.- Cuba continues to be one of the worst violators of human rights in the world, and certainly the worst in Latin America. It systematically violates almost all of the articles of the Universal declaration of Human […] Continue reading

    DETENTE, ESTABILIDAD, O LIBERTAD?

    CUBA: DÉTENTE, ESTABILIDAD, O LIBERTAD?

    Por Dr. Manuel Cereijo *
    Colaboración
    La Nueva Cuba
    Septiembre 29, 2006

    La guerra terminara, ha declarado el Presidente Bush, solo cuando todo
    grupo terrorista de alcance global, Y TODO GOBIERNO TERRORISTA, AÑADO
    YO, haya sido encontrado, y derrotado. Todo regimen que apoye el terror
    debe ser reemplazado con gobiernos democraticos.

    Durante la Guerra Fria, y principalmente desde los 1970s… 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

    FIU spy case reawakens old mistrust among exiles

    Posted on Sun, Feb. 05, 2006

    EXILE POLITICS
    FIU spy case reawakens old mistrust among exiles
    The FIU spy case is stirring up distrust between Cuban exile factions
    and also between exiles and island dissidents.
    BY OSCAR CORRAL
    ocorral@MiamiHerald.com

    The case against two Florida International University employees believed
    to be supplying Cuba information about South Florida exiles has stirred
    up once again the element of… Continue reading