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    Indian Workers Earn “Three Or Four Times More” Than Cubans, According To The Official Press

    Indian Workers Earn “Three Or Four Times More” Than Cubans, According To The Official Press / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 17 October 2016 — Three months after the revelation of the presence of workers from India in the construction of a luxury hotel in Havana, on Saturday the Cuban press mentioned, and […] Continue reading

    On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba

    On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba The largest ever group of foreign workers is earning more than their Cuban counterparts. Is this fuelling resentment? byEd Augustin @Ed_Augustin Ed Augustin is a filmmaker and journalist. He’s currently shooting a feature film about Guantanamo Bay. Havana, Cuba – Sparks fly and drills roar, but the […] 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

    Discrimination Against the Poor, an Injustice in Present-day Cuba

    Discrimination Against the Poor, an Injustice in Present-day Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on January 13, 2016 Juan Juan Almeida, 11 January 2016 — Racial and gender designations were fundamental in the dynamics of international politics, basically dominated by white men; but, fortunately, and like the rough action of a Russian-made Aurika washing machine, […] 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

    Relaxed Cuba Welcomes Visitors as Locals Wait for Economic Improvement

    Relaxed Cuba Welcomes Visitors as Locals Wait for Economic Improvement Anita Snow, Associated Press Feb 22, 2015 12:00 pm It’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Cuba, but it’s certainly the right environment for change. — Jason Clampet Rolling toward customs with a 60-pound suitcase filled with clothing and electronics for friends, my stomach clenched […] Continue reading

    Return visit to Communist Cuba finds new hope amid change

    Return visit to Communist Cuba finds new hope amid change BY ANITA SNOW ASSOCIATED PRESS 02/18/2015 12:11 AM 02/18/2015 12:12 AM HAVANA Rolling toward customs with a 60-pound suitcase filled with clothing and electronics for friends, my stomach clenched when a female agent in a light green uniform approached. As a former longtime Cuba correspondent […] 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

    An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness

    Michael J. Totten: An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness Michael J. Totten, National Post | June 6, 2014 12:01 AM ET 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 […] Continue reading

    Foreign Investors Won’t Liberate Cuba

    Foreign Investors Won’t Liberate Cuba The billions already poured into the island have done nothing to advance civil society. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY June 1, 2014 6:24 p.m. ET Attitudes toward the 52-year-old—though much-modified—U.S. embargo of Cuba’s military dictatorship have changed a lot in recent years. But not always in the ways you might expect. […] 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

    Journalist – Fidel Castro in ‘excellent health,’

    Posted on Monday, 12.16.13 Journalist: Fidel Castro in ‘excellent health,’ BY ANNE-MARIE GARCIA AND GREG KELLER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Fidel Castro was healthy and alert while speaking with a Spanish reporter about current events for 2 ½ hours last week, the journalist told The Associated Press Monday. A photo of the discussion appeared […] 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

    Repression of Dissidents Who Return to the Island

    Repression of Dissidents Who Return to the Island Posted on July 8, 2013 Cuban dissidents Leonardo Calvo Cardenas and Juan Antonio Madrazo Luna were detained on the afternoon of Thursday, June 20, on arriving at the Jose Marti International Airport from Havana. In conversation with Martinoiticias, Madrazo added that they took his tablet, two Nokia […] Continue reading

    Darsi Ferrer, a Doctor, a Dissident, a Humanitarian Hero

    Dr. Darsi Ferrer, a Doctor, a Dissident, a Humanitarian Hero.

    My blog's readers know Dr. Darsi Ferrer, the Cuban independent doctor
    and peaceful dissident fighting against the regime, and its medical and
    tourist apartheid.
    Dr Darsi Ferrer challenged Mr. Michael Moore by showing the real
    healthcare, the one reserved to ordinary Cubans. He has been victim… 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

    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

    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

    US Media's Faustian Bargain with Castro

    US Media's Faustian Bargain with Castro

    Reports coming out of Castro's "workers' paradise" are laughably
    simplistic and shallow.
    July 15, 2008 – by Henry Gomez

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    Thomas Jefferson eloquently stated that "our liberty cannot be guarded
    but by the freedom of the press." Yet along with the rights granted to
    the… Continue reading

    Not many Cubans at Cuban beach

    Not many Cubans at Cuban beach
    Posted on Wed, May. 28, 2008
    By MIAMI HERALD STAFF
    Cuba@MiamiHerald.com

    VARADERO, Cuba —
    Edis is accustomed to getting chased off tourist beaches.

    For her to make money braiding tourists' hair on the popular Varadero
    beach, she parks herself on a patch of sand between tourist hotels to
    avoid trespassing… Continue reading

    Cubans buy into Raúl's new consumer freedoms

    CUBA
    Cubans buy into Raúl's new consumer freedoms
    Cubans have enthusiastically embraced Raúl Castro's lifting of
    restrictions on products such as cellphones and TVs.
    Posted on Sun, May. 18, 2008
    BY MIAMI HERALD STAFF
    Cuba@MiamiHerald.com

    HAVANA —
    Buses are running, household goods are flying off store shelves, and
    Cubans are giddily comparing their latest cellphone features.… 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