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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

    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

    Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates

    Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates By AZAM AHMEDDEC. 8, 2016 HAVANA — For Lisset Felipe, privation is a standard facet of Cuban life, a struggle shared by nearly all, whether they’re enduring blackouts or hunting for toilet paper. But this year has been different, in an even more fundamental way, she […] Continue reading

    Gentrification – another face of Cuba’s socialist equality

    Gentrification: another face of Cuba’s socialist equality JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 10 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:25 CEST. If there is one issue the Cuban Government has failed to resolve in over 50 years it is, undoubtedly, that of residential spaces. Cuba’s “housing problems,” as Government officials refer to them, cut […] Continue reading

    An Inclusive Cuba Would Always Be Stronger

    An Inclusive Cuba Would Always Be Stronger May 19, 2016 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES – It is no secret that Washington is slowly moving away from its former partners of dissent and betting on the self-employed, cooperatives and Cuban entrepreneurs, born under the reforms led by President Raul Castro. The advantages of these over […] Continue reading

    Letter to Barack Obama – Forum for Rights and Freedoms and Resistance Assembly

    Letter to Barack Obama: Forum for Rights and Freedoms and Resistance Assembly Posted on March 16, 2016 March 16, 2016 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Mr. President: There is an immense concern about the fate of our nation that is affecting millions of Cubans. If the current […] Continue reading

    Rosa María Paya – Totalitarianism Does Not Tolerate Participation

    Rosa María Paya: Totalitarianism Does Not Tolerate Participation / Leonel Luis Leon Posted on December 7, 2015 Diario Las Americas, Leonel Luis Leon, 5 December 2015 — Rosa María Payá, daughter of the deceased Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Payá – who received the Andrei Sakharov Human Rights Prize from the European Parliament and founded the […] Continue reading

    Cuba – Private Sector Entrepreneurs Feel Smothered by the Government

    Cuba: Private Sector Entrepreneurs Feel Smothered by the Government / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 24, 2015 Iván García, 17 June 2015 — Amid spider webs and musty smells, in a corner of his garage where things that no longer work go to retire, Leonardo has stacked molds for making candies and desserts. There are […] Continue reading

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 15, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 30 May 2015 — One hot and boring night, drinking a tear-inducing moonshine, Yosvany and a group of friends in a remote sugar-workers’ town in Yateras, Guantanamo province, more than a 600 miles east […] Continue reading

    Hope for a prosperous 2015 for Cuba

    Hope for a prosperous 2015 for Cuba / Cubanet, Miriam Leiva Posted on January 10, 2015 Cubanet, Miriam Leiva, Havana, 6 January 2015 – The psychological barrier utilized by the Cuban government to keep its citizens subjugated was broken on the 17th of December. The surprising announcement that Raúl Castro would deliver a speech on […] Continue reading

    THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME

    THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on August 27, 2014 THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME The power of Castro’s dictatorship couldn’t rely only in the annihilation of all kind of opposition, despite the fact that, since January 1959, its governability depended on fear (out […] Continue reading

    Cuba: An Economy Does Not Rise Selling Croquettes

    Cuba: An Economy Does Not Rise Selling Croquettes / Ivan Garcia #Cuba Ivan Garcia, Translator: mlk Some years ago, when the Politburo headed by General Raul Castro was studying alternative ways to apply reforms capable of reactivating the moribund island economy, Marino Murillo, fattened ex-colonel converted to the "czar of transformations" said that Cuba was […] Continue reading

    Celebration or Condemnation? / Luis Felipe Rojas

    Celebration or Condemnation? / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. One can already hear the beating drum of the proletariat. Just a few work days away from the International Day of the Worker, the red machine of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) has spent various weeks moving […] Continue reading

    The power of words to fight dictatorial might

    Posted on Sunday, 12.12.10The power of words to fight dictatorial mightBy Mario Vargas Llosa Here are excerpts of Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa's lecture, "In Praise of Reading and Fiction," to the Swedish Academy on Tuesday, lauding fiction's power to inspire people against dictatorships: In my youth, like many writers of my generation, I [...] 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

    Martha Beatriz Roque, standing up to Castro

    Martha Beatriz Roque, standing up to Castro

    As Fidel's poor health forces him to hand over power to his brother
    Raúl, the sixty-year-old Roque denounces the neglect of her people and
    the regime of 'apartheid' enforced in Cuba. This is her story, told in
    very special circumstances.
    interview

    By Adriano Farano. , Leeds. By Sarah Turpin.… Continue reading

    Cuba after Fidel: stability, movement, reform

    Cuba after Fidel: stability, movement, reform
    Antoni Kapcia
    Where is Raúl Castro taking Cuba after his brother Fidel's retirement,
    and how will the Cuban "system" as well its people respond? Antoni
    Kapcia assesses the prospects in light of the fifty-year history of the
    revolution.
    22 – 05 – 2008

    Fidel Castro's formal retirement from the Cuban… Continue reading

    Cuba : Transitions without End

    Cuba : Transitions without End
    by Dr. Frederic Clairmont
    Global Research, March 21, 2008
    – 2008-03-20

    " The victory of the Revolution is a rampart that ensures that
    never again will Cuba become the most sordid brothel our planet has ever
    known linked to a criminal gambling and drug infested inferno of the
    colonial occupiers." Comandante… 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

    DEBUNKING THE MYTHICAL ADVANCES OF THE CUBAN HEALTH SYSTEM

    DEBUNKING THE MYTHICAL ADVANCES OF THE CUBAN HEALTH SYSTEM
    2007-07-04.
    Dr. Darsi Ferrer, Director Center for Health and Human Rights "Juan
    Bruno Zayas"

    Havana, June 30, 2007. The achievements of the Cuban Health System
    reflect the reality of the services offered in the centers and
    installations devoted to medical attention for foreigners and the
    members of… Continue reading

    Cuba's military coup marks the end of the revolutionary era

    The Eighteenth Brumaire of the Castro Dynasty
    Cuba’s military coup marks the end of the revolutionary era.
    By Christopher Hitchens
    Posted Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at 11:22 AM ET

    If there had been a military coup in any other Latin American or
    Caribbean country, even a fairly small or obscure one, I think it safe
    to… Continue reading