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    UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh

    UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh By UN Watch —— Bio and Archives March 21, 2017 GENEVA— Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Bolivia, UAE, Iran, Bangladesh, and Venezuela today attempted to silence UN human rights council testimony by the head of UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights […] Continue reading

    Naive Commentary about Two False Currencies

    Naive Commentary about Two False Currencies / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Havana, Miriam Celaya, 11 January 2017 — It is not common, in the middle of all the gloom and the torrents of noteworthy dates that constitute the bulk of the official press, to find a journalistic work that brings to light — even partially […] 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

    Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba?

    Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba? August 23, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. Personally, his greatest virtue, without him intending to do this, is to show the […] Continue reading

    57 Years Later – Towards A New Contract For Cuba (Pt. 1)

    57 Years Later: Towards A New Contract For Cuba (Pt. 1) / 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 7 May 2016 — I am offering, for critical discussion, a viewpoint discussed in more than one place about what I consider the progressive and punctilious deconstruction of our national project. Cuba is no […] 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

    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

    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

    Condemn Us, It Does Not Matter – Art Will Absorb Us

    Condemn Us, It Does Not Matter: Art Will Absorb Us* / 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Cremata Posted on July 14, 2015 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Cremata, Havana, 10 July 2015 — First of all, I apologize this time for speaking in the first person. I have always thought, like Garcia Marquez, that what I have tried to […] Continue reading

    No blogger, no Obama

    No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on March 29, 2015 No blogger, no cry. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo 1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3 Repression was all over the blogosphere. 4 And the citizens saw the blogs were good. 5 So that […] Continue reading

    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

    Orlando Luis Pardo: “I was afraid when I had no voice, when I started talking, I lost the fear.”

    Orlando Luis Pardo : “I was afraid when I had no voice, when I started talking, I lost the fear.” Posted on September 9, 2013 Interview by Emilio Sanchez Cartas – from Los Andes Internacionales The restless, multifaceted Pardo Lazo graduated in biochemistry from the University of Havana, but left the field after 10 years. […] Continue reading

    UPEC and the Freedom of the Press

    UPEC and the Freedom of the Press / Dimas Castellanos Posted on August 30, 2013 The few expectations generated by the Ninth Congress of the Union of Journalists and Writers of Cuba ( UPEC ), held last weekend, ended in frustration. The changes that demand journalism plays an effective role in social transformations were conspicuous […] Continue reading

    Cuba Needs a Constitution That Serves Everyone

    Cuba Needs a Constitution That Serves Everyone / Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia, Translator: Unstated Some dissidents believe the best place for the current constitution is a waste basket. Laura Diversent, an independent attorney, is more circumspect. "Certainly, today's constitution has innumerable shortcomings. I don't believe it would be adequate in a democratic Cuba. But in […] Continue reading

    Our Poverty In Material Things… and in Phone Service

    Our Poverty In Material Things… and in Phone Service 

/ Yoani Sánchez
, Voices Magazine N. 15 Translator: Unstated, Voices Magazine, Yoani Sánchez Only since March of 2008 have Cuban citizens living on the island been able to contract for cellphone service. Before that it was the exclusive privilege of trusted officials and foreigners living on […] 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

    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

    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

    Unjust Attacks on Farmers Over Cuba

    Friday Apr 17, 2009
    Unjust Attacks on Farmers Over Cuba

    To some Cuban Americans and their allies, the U.S. economic embargo of
    Cuba is a black-and-white matter: If you favor it, you're a freedom
    fighter; if you want it eased, you're a money-grubbing philistine.

    "Let's know who is for democracy and human rights and who wants… Continue reading

    Making a mockery out of human rights

    UNITED NATIONS
    Making a mockery out of human rights
    Posted on Mon, Apr. 28, 2008
    By JOEL BRINKLEY

    The world's foremost human rights organization has ordered its envoys to
    begin investigating people or groups who abuse freedom of speech by
    violating certain ''moral'' standards. The envoys would rely on
    individual governments to define morality in their… Continue reading

    Bush's Cuba speech was only half right

    THE OPPENHEIMER REPORT

    Bush's Cuba speech was only half right
    Posted on Wed, Oct. 24, 2007
    BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER
    aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com

    Should President Bush be making major policy speeches on Cuba, as he did
    Wednesday? Or does that backfire, giving Cuba's dictatorship much needed
    ammunition to claim it's a victim of U.S. aggression?

    Before I tell you… Continue reading

    China model doesn't fit

    'China model' doesn't fit
    Posted on Tue, Sep. 04, 2007
    BY MAURICIO CLAVER-CARONE
    mauriciojcc@msn.com

    It is incumbent upon the free nations of the Western hemisphere to
    ensure the success of Cuba's democratic-reform movement.

    The 21st century began with multiparty democracies in all but one of the
    Western hemisphere's 35 nations. Cuba was the glaring exception. In… Continue reading