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    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

    Old Havana reflects a new era in Cuba

    Old Havana reflects a new era in Cuba By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: November 21, 2015 | Updated: November 21, 2015 at 09:02 AM HAVANA — Imagine block after block of buildings as grand and historic as the Cuban Club in Ybor City, except the verandas, balustrades and high-arched windows are crumbling and […] Continue reading

    Advancing human rights in Cuba

    Advancing human rights in Cuba The pope might start with embracing Cuba’s true heroes By George Phillips – – Thursday, September 10, 2015 In the 1980s when Lech Walesa boldly stood up to his oppressive Communist government in Poland, he was embraced by Pope John Paul II, the news media and opponents of communism everywhere. […] Continue reading

    Deportees in Their Own Country

    Deportees in Their Own Country / Cubanet, Reinaldo Cosano Posted on May 18, 2015 Cuban Apartheid, suffered by families who abandoned their homes and went to Havana in search of a new life Cubanet.org, Reinaldo Emilio Cosano Alen, Havana, 15 May 2015 – Rodolfo Castro, from Santiago de Cuba, met with three other young men […] Continue reading

    World upside down – Why are there so many police on the beach in Cuba?

    World upside down: Why are there so many police on the beach in Cuba? July 15, 2014 What was your eye-opening travel experience? VPRO Abroad received in reply to this appeal many beautiful photos and stories. Liesbeth Eugelink from Nijmegen was in Cuba. Cigars, rum, cocktails, salsa music, vintage cars, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Ernest […] 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

    OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins

    OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on May 17, 2014 Speech by OLPL in Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, 16 May 2014. Dear friends: As a Cuban from the Island —and all Cubans are, no matter how far and how much time has […] Continue reading

    A Miami Congressman Adamantly Defends Isolating Cuba

    A Miami Congressman Adamantly Defends Isolating Cuba By DAMIEN CAVEMARCH 4, 2014 Representative Mario Díaz-Balart, the Republican congressman from Miami, has been a leader among the pro-embargo constituency for years, serving in Congress since 2003. His aunt, Mirta, was Fidel Castro’s first wife, leading many to argue that the divide between Cuba and the United […] Continue reading

    “Axis of Evil” Alive and Well

    Many Cuban blacks suffered longer incarceration in Castro’s dungeons and torture chambers “Axis of Evil” Alive and Well By Humberto Fontova (Bio and Archives) Monday, August 19, 2013 “Foreign reporters—preferably American—were much more valuable to us at that time (1957-59) than any military victory. Much more valuable than recruits for our guerrilla force, were American […] Continue reading

    Beyonce ignores poor blacks

    Beyonce ignores poor blacks Posted by or from a variety of publications on EducationViews.org on April 6, 2013 in Global News and Views, News of the Day, Society This is a tale of two black women in Cuba… One a victim of apartheid in Cuba, the other a beneficiary of apartheid in Cuba. The first […] Continue reading

    Cuban Connection to accused "Russian" Spies

    Russia's SVR, Castro's DGI and Chavez' SEBIN are all linked Cuban Connection to accused "Russian" Spies By Humberto Fontova Tuesday, July 6, 2010 "The 11 arrests so far are the tip of iceberg. Many more to follow, many in South Florida." "The "South American country" where Vicky Pelaez picked up her payments from Russia's SVR [...] Continue reading

    On Castro, Martí and Mandela

    Posted on Sunday, 04.11.10CUBA'S FUTUREOn Castro, Martí and MandelaBY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANERwww.firmaspress.com Spain-based columnist Carlos Alberto Montaner, a critic of the Castro government, has exchanged a series of open letters with Silvio Rodriguez, a successful singer and supporter of the revolution. Montaner's latest touches on the ideals of Cuban icon Jose Martí, and the kinship, [...] Continue reading

    Why the delayed outcry?

    Posted on Sunday, 12.20.09
    BLACKS IN CUBA
    Why the delayed outcry?
    BY NINOSKA PEREZ-CASTELLON
    ninoskapc@aol.com

    “All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.''

    Edmund Burke

    Agroup of 60 African-American leaders, influenced by Brazil's Abdias
    Nascimiento, a self-proclaimed admirer of Fidel Castro, condemned racism
    in Cuba. Congratulations.

    One exception, Makani… Continue reading

    CUBA: READY TO EXIT ITS EVOLUTIONARY CUL-DE-SAC?

    Visions from Two Theories
    A place to put musings and other materials about:
    How and why people's space-time-action orientations (STA)affect their
    mindsets.
    How and why four major forms of organization — tribes, hierarchical
    institutions, markets, and networks (TIMN) —
    affect social evolution.

    — a TIMN perspective

    CUBA: READY TO EXIT ITS EVOLUTIONARY CUL-DE-SAC?

    "…assuming that the… Continue reading

    The End of the End of the Revolution

    The End of the End of the Revolution
    By ROGER COHEN
    Published: December 5, 2008

    ON MY FIRST DAY IN HAVANA I wandered down to the Malecón, the world's
    most haunting urban seafront promenade. A norte was blustering, sending
    breakers crashing over the stone dike built in 1901 under short-lived
    American rule. Bright explosions of spray… Continue reading

    Why women now lead the dissident fight in Cuba

    The Christian Science Monitor

    Why women now lead the dissident fight in Cuba

    Only a handful of political activists are willing to risk fighting for
    basic freedoms. But more ordinary Cubans, they say, are asking how to
    get involved.
    By Matthew Clark and Sara miller Llana | Staff writers of The Christian
    Science Monitor

    from the… Continue reading

    ACTS OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN HAVANA LAUNCH THE THIRD PHASE OF “WITH THE SAME CURRENCY” CAMPAIGN

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    ACTS OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN HAVANA LAUNCH THE THIRD PHASE OF "WITH THE
    SAME CURRENCY" CAMPAIGN

    Havana, June 25, 2008. Yesterday, activists from different organizations
    carried out acts of civil disobedience in the city, to launch the third… Continue reading

    Cuba: The Struggle Continues

    Cuba: The Struggle Continues

    Saul Landau | May 7, 2008

    Editor: John Feffer

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Cubans have lived
    through a "special period." This euphemism stood not only for a drastic
    decline in the standard of living, but for a sharp alteration of social
    values as well. Soviet aid vanished… Continue reading

    Castro’s Cuba was no place for a socialist like me

    Castro's Cuba was no place for a socialist like me
    Neil Clark
    Wednesday, 20th February 2008

    Neil Clark says that he went to Havana in search of a left-wing Utopia
    and discovered instead an island fortress of poverty, corruption and
    currency apartheid

    It's a country where the vast majority live in poverty, while a tiny,
    corrupt… Continue reading

    PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH DELIVERS REMARKS AT AN ARRIVAL CEREMONY: "THE CUBANS ARE DESPERATE FOR FREEDOM"

    PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH DELIVERS REMARKS AT AN ARRIVAL CEREMONY: "THE
    CUBANS ARE DESPERATE FOR FREEDOM"
    2007-06-06.

    JUNE 5, 2007

    SPEAKER: PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

    [*] BUSH: President Ilves, Foreign Minister Swarzenberg, and
    distinguished guests: Laura and I are pleased to be back in Prague, and
    we appreciate the gracious welcome to this historic hall. Tomorrow… Continue reading

    Che, Cuba and Christmas

    Che, Cuba and Christmas
    2006-12-24 The Wall Street Journal, Page A13
    Mary Anastasia O`grady

    The Americas. December 22, 2006. Until yesterday Christmas shoppers at
    Target department stores could purchase a 24-CD carrying case decorated
    with the image of Che Guevara. When I heard about it, I wondered why the
    retailer would want to promote the memory… Continue reading

    Paradox rules in Cuba

    ssue Date: March 24, 2006

    Paradox rules in Cuba

    Where ‘the simplest things are always the most complicated’

    Part 1 of 2 on Cuba
    Part 1 looks at daily life as Cubans experience it, 47 years after the
    revolution, from free baseball to frequent blackouts. Part 2 will look
    at the Catholic church in Cuba today.… Continue reading