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    Social justice in Cuba? No racism?

    Commentary: Social justice in Cuba? No racism? Javier Garcia-Bengochea Guest Columnist Privacy Policy It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you think you know that just ain’t so … Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige paraphrasing Mark Twain. It’s called fake news. For decades, Cuba has promoted a false narrative regarding […] Continue reading

    Cuban Apartheid

    Cuban Apartheid / Cubalex Cubalex, Havana, 14 December 2016 – In Cuba there are no conditions under which economic, social and cultural rights can be exercised. “All Cubans have free healthcare and education,” is a claim that is easily refuted. We continue the debate with another question: Who decided we Cubans could not invest in […] Continue reading

    Legacy and End Point

    Legacy and End Point / Somos+, Pedro Acosta Somos+, Pedro Acosta, 6 December 2016 — After your departure the Cuban people should be eternally grateful for: The fall of the dictatorship. Fulfilling your political promises, especially the respect for the 1940 Constitution, the quick holding of free elections, and not placing yourself permanently in power. […] Continue reading

    Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This?

    Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This? / Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces, Guantanamo, Cuba, 3 November 2016 — In talking to fellow countrymen and foreigners, the question comes up: Why do we Cubans have put up with so much abuse from the Castros? The question is raised […] Continue reading

    On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba

    On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba The largest ever group of foreign workers is earning more than their Cuban counterparts. Is this fuelling resentment? byEd Augustin @Ed_Augustin Ed Augustin is a filmmaker and journalist. He’s currently shooting a feature film about Guantanamo Bay. Havana, Cuba – Sparks fly and drills roar, but the […] Continue reading

    Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing

    Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] Continue reading

    Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid

    Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 August 2016 — On a cloudy afternoon in early July, I went with my daughter to the reservation office in the basement of the Habana Libre hotel, to reserve for mid-August five nights in a hotel in Cayo Coco, in the north of […] Continue reading

    Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens”

    Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura Chinchilla The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances, professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere, address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba, to express the following: We celebrate […] Continue reading

    Discrimination Against the Poor, an Injustice in Present-day Cuba

    Discrimination Against the Poor, an Injustice in Present-day Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on January 13, 2016 Juan Juan Almeida, 11 January 2016 — Racial and gender designations were fundamental in the dynamics of international politics, basically dominated by white men; but, fortunately, and like the rough action of a Russian-made Aurika washing machine, […] Continue reading

    Cuba, S. Africa to diversify economic ties

    Cuba, S. Africa to diversify economic ties English.news.cn 2015-10-24 09:51:39 HAVANA, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) — Cuban and South African leaders on Friday pledged to strengthen and diversify the economic and trade relations between the two nations. During their talks, Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel and his visiting South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, “reaffirmed the […] Continue reading

    Those Pools Aren’t for the People

    “Those Pools Aren’t for the People” / 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernández Posted on August 16, 2015 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernández, Pinar del Río, 13 August 2015 — “New movies, lots of ice cream, and a good pool,” is how a resident of Pinar del Río summarized his wishes for this school vacation. His second wish […] Continue reading

    Racial Prejudice Begins in Childhood

    Cuba: Racial Prejudice Begins in Childhood / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 28, 2015 Iván García, 29 April 2015 — The first time that Yumilka, a teacher, felt discriminated against because of the color of her skin she was only four years old. “It was in the daycare center. I remember coming home crying. A […] Continue reading

    Between confrontation and dialogue

    Between confrontation and dialogue / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on November 1, 2014 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 31 October 2014 – There has been a lot of talk lately of the presumed improvement in relations between the governments of the United States and Cuba. In both countries there are tons of supporters for two antagonistic positions, […] Continue reading

    An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness

    Michael J. Totten: An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness Michael J. Totten, National Post | June 6, 2014 12:01 AM ET Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite — the Elysium of the […] Continue reading

    The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see

    Cuba Brief: The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see [02-06-2014 14:08:24] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite—the Elysium of the title—while the […] Continue reading

    What Social Justice are We Speaking Of?

    Cuba: What Social Justice are We Speaking Of? October 11, 2013 Armando Chaguaceda HAVANA TIMES — Cuba’s ongoing reform process is widening the gap between the individuals and groups favored by the structural changes and those who, caught between a market that turns its back on them and a State that continues to manage and […] Continue reading

    Cuba looks to medical tourism as income source

    30 JULY 2013 – 09H39 Cuba looks to medical tourism as income source AFP – Football legend Diego Maradona blazed a path for Cuba to become a medical tourism destination when he traveled to the island for drug addiction treatment in 2000. Since then, thousands of other famous and not-so-famous faces have traveled here for […] Continue reading

    Apartheid in the Lyric Theater of Cuba? / Miguel Iturría Savón

    Apartheid in the Lyric Theater of Cuba? / Miguel Iturría SavónMiguel Iturria Savón, Translator: Unstated On September 12, 2011, the soprano Yoslainy Perez Derrick, a member of the National Lyric Theater Choir of Cuba (TLNC) sent a letter to the State Council, with copies to the Ministry of Culture and National Arts Council, complaining of […] Continue reading

    Cuba calls for ‘cyberdefence’

    Cuba calls for 'cyberdefence'December 2 2011 at 04:00pmBy ISAAC RISCOREUTERS Havana – Just days after Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez was named one of the world's 100 "most influential global thinkers" by US magazine Foreign Policy, the Cuban government is preparing for "active cyberdefence." Despite poor internet access for the average Cuban, which the authorities […] Continue reading

    Deep roots of Cuba’s dilemma

    Deep roots of Cuba's dilemmaPublished: Sunday | September 19, 2010Dennis Morrison, Contributor The late Dr Eric Williams would have been struck by the irony that after 52 years of the Cuban Revolution, which had been sparked in part by chronic unemployment in the Cuban labour force, a whopping 500,000 state employees are to be made [...] Continue reading

    RACE AND COLOR IN CONTEMPORARY CUBA

    RACE AND COLOR IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAGayle McGarrity When I first returned to the United States in 1982, after living for a year and a half in Cuba, I was eager to share with my colleagues the extent to which racism and class divisions were still a glaring reality in ´Revolutionary Cuba´. However, no one wanted [...] 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.… Continue reading

    Workplace theft saps Cuba's state-run economy

    Workplace theft saps Cuba's state-run economy
    Reuters
    By Tom Brown Tom Brown – Thu Jun 25, 12:31 pm ET

    HAVANA (Reuters) – In a cramped apartment just behind the renowned
    Partagas cigar factory in central Havana, the factory worker displayed
    his wares.

    Shiny wooden boxes of Cohiba, Montecristo and Partagas cigars —
    considered among the finest… Continue reading

    Whither the Cuban revolution?

    Whither the Cuban revolution?
    By PETER McKENNA and JOHN M. KIRK
    Sat. Jan 31 – 5:41 AM

    January has marked a seminal point in Latin American political history –
    the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution. Much has been written
    about its socio-economic successes and political failures, its twists
    and turns, and its ability to adapt… Continue reading