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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

    Voto popular y partido único

    Voto popular y partido único La imposibilidad de oposición parlamentaria está predeterminada porque si bien la Constitución socialista refrenda que el voto es libre, este deja de serlo al disponer la Ley Electoral que unos votos son válidos y otros no Arnaldo M. Fernández, Broward | 14/02/2017 10:26 am Para escapar del bumerang de los […] 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

    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

    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

    First cruise from U.S. to Cuba in over 50 years to set sail Sunday

    First cruise from U.S. to Cuba in over 50 years to set sail Sunday About 700 passengers, including photojournalist Joe Cavaretta and reporter Mike Clary from the Sun-Sentinel, will be aboard for the historic sailing to Cuba in more than 50 years. Mike Clary Sun Sentinel Editor’s note: When the first cruise ship to sail […] 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

    How to do good business in Cuba

    How to do good business in Cuba Lindsay Lloyd 12:32 a.m. EDT April 5, 2016 President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuba showed the same fault lines in American attitudes toward the communist island that have existed since 1959. But it remains to be seen if the administration’s decision to engage with Havana will produce […] 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

    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

    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

    President of Cienfuegos Government Falls in Police Raid

    President of Cienfuegos Government Falls in Police Raid / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on June 10, 2015 He confused having a political position with autonomy and freedom, used the Internet service to call his daughter who resides in Canada, was summoned for it, and had to pay the price for believing in the future. Eduardo […] Continue reading

    Diplomático checo gana Premio a la Diplomacia Comprometida en Cuba 2013-2014

    Diplomático checo gana Premio a la Diplomacia Comprometida en Cuba 2013-2014 Frantisek Fleisman recibió 167 votos y fue nominado por 11 movimientos cívicos en Cuba lunes, mayo 25, 2015 | CubaNet Puente Democrático – El diplomático checo Frantisek Fleisman, ganador del Premio a la Diplomacia Comprometida en Cuba 2013-2014, recibió 167 votos y fue nominado […] Continue reading

    The Specter of Castro Haunts Panama Summit

    The Specter of Castro Haunts Panama Summit / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on April 8, 2015 PanAm Post, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, 8 April 2015 — A ghost ship haunts the halls of this week’s Summit of the Americas in Panama: the Chong Chon Gang. The vessel, seized in the Panama Canal in July […] 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

    Conan O’Brien proves ‘useful’ to the regime

    Conan O’Brien proves ‘useful’ to the regime BY A.J. DELGADO ADELGADO@POST.HARVARD.EDU 03/10/2015 6:26 PM 03/10/2015 6:26 PM In 1959, Jack Paar, then host of The Tonight Show, interviewed Fidel Castro in Havana. That was the last time an American late-night host filmed in Cuba — until, that is, Conan O’Brien hightailed it down to Havana […] Continue reading

    OLPL in “A New U.S.-Cuba Policy: Did Cuba Win?”

    OLPL in “A New U.S.-Cuba Policy: Did Cuba Win?” Posted on March 1, 2015 Video: Fifty-plus years of US diplomatic stalemate and economic sanctions have failed to bring freedom to the Cuban people because they were not designed to bring freedom to the Cuban people, but to penalize a regime that started by sequestering Cuban […] Continue reading

    The Truth About ‘Tourist Apartheid’ in Cuba

    The Truth About ‘Tourist Apartheid’ in Cuba Kim-Marie Evans February 16, 2015 Contrary to recent headlines, Cuba is not flinging open its doors for tourist travel. Although there have been recent changes in U.S. regulations, it is still technically illegal for an American to be a tourist in Cuba. In fact, during a recent art-buying […] 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

    Hemingway, Tourism, and the Contradictions of Revolutionary Cuba

    Hemingway, Tourism, and the Contradictions of Revolutionary Cuba Posted: 09/10/2014 3:33 pm EDT Updated: 09/10/2014 3:59 pm EDT At El Floridita bar in Old Havana, Ernest Hemingway drank in the afternoons and supposedly met his only Cuban love, Leopoldina (a sex worker). Hemingway, although he has been dead for over 50 years, is still hanging […] 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

    VP Ramiro Valdes: Cuba will not Return to the Past

    VP Ramiro Valdes: Cuba will not Return to the Past Juan C. Domínguez Taño / Saturday, 26 July 2014 09:48 Cuban Vice-president Ramiro Valdes Menendez that gave the main speech of the main rally for Cuba’s National Rebelliousness Day, hosted by province of Artemisa, extolled why the called Generation of the Centennial attacked the garrisons […] Continue reading