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    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

    Out of Service / Yoani Sánchez

    Out of Service / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez Commemorative plaque in Havana for the first telephone conversation in Spanish, which occurred in that city on 31 October 1877 It weighs more than a "bad marriage," my grandmother used to say about that enormous black telephone in the neighbor's house. It had a very short […] Continue reading

    Cuba and Internet: Critical bloggers spark new government restrictions to Internet access

    Cuba and Internet: Critical bloggers spark new government restrictions
    to Internet access
    Internet access is curbed as critics' blogs gain following

    By Ray Sanchez | Tribune Newspapers
    May 10, 2009

    HAVANA — Cuba is further limiting access to the World Wide Web for its
    citizens, in what many believe is an effort to rein in a… Continue reading

    Cuban "reforms" promote private property and social inequality

    Cuban "reforms" promote private property and social inequality
    By Bill Van Auken
    17 April 2008

    The Cuban government was compelled to issue a statement Wednesday
    denying that the series of reforms announced by President Raul Castro in
    the barely two months since his assuming the reins of power from his
    ailing older brother Fidel signal an… Continue reading

    Cubans line up for cell phones, but fewer for hotel rooms

    Cubans line up for cell phones, but fewer for hotel rooms
    Ray Sanchez | Direct from Havana
    7:42 AM EDT, April 15, 2008
    Havana, Cuba

    While hundreds of Cubans have been lining up to buy cellular phone
    services previously available only to foreigners and certain state
    workers, fewer are taking advantage of the lifting of the… Continue reading

    US wants bold Cuban reforms before engagement

    US wants bold Cuban reforms before engagement
    Published on Monday, April 7, 2008
    By Sue Pleming and Arshad Mohammed

    WASHINGTON, USA (Reuters): Cuba must make bolder reforms, free political
    prisoners and improve human rights before Washington can engage
    President Raul Castro and end a half-century of isolation, a US official
    said.

    In an interview with Reuters… Continue reading

    Long lines form to view, buy pricey goods in Havana

    Long lines form to view, buy pricey goods in Havana
    Ray Sanchez | Direct from Havana
    8:55 PM EDT, April 1, 2008

    HAVANA

    On the first day of sales of DVD players, motorbikes and other
    electronics to the general public, long lines formed outside state
    department stores on Tuesday.

    Still, most Cubans came to gawk at… Continue reading

    Starting today, Cubans can buy computers, DVDs, other electronics

    Starting today, Cubans can buy computers, DVDs, other electronics
    Ray Sanchez | Direct from Havana
    7:04 AM EDT, April 1, 2008
    Havana, Cuba

    Cubans shops began selling computers, DVD players and other consumer
    electronics this morning. But it remained to be seen whether people
    living on state salaries of about $20 a month will be able… Continue reading

    Cuba has fewest cell phones of any nation in the hemisphere

    Posted on Tue, Dec. 19, 2006

    Cuba has fewest cell phones of any nation in the hemisphere
    By Doreen Hemlock
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    (MCT)

    HAVANA, Cuba – Cell phones are becoming commonplace worldwide. In
    Lithuania, Jamaica and at least a dozen more nations, there are more
    than one per resident. In the United States, they’re popular… Continue reading