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    The regime’s impudence

    The regime’s impudence DDC | Madrid | 18 de Enero de 2017 – 09:42 CET. A regime like Cuba’s – which has never tired of discriminating between nationals and foreigners, treating its own people like second-class citizens, and imposing nationality-based policies of apartheid – now considers it a victory to have undone the only preferential […] 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

    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

    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

    US-Cuba Deal at One Year – Castros Stronger than Ever

    US-Cuba Deal at One Year: Castros Stronger than Ever / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on December 16, 2015 Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Reykjavik, 15-December 2015 — A non-interventionist US president, a Peronist Catholic pope, and a right-wing military dictator exalted by the Latin American left was bound to be a winning ticket. And so […] Continue reading

    Justice Before Delivering Forgiveness?

    Justice Before Delivering Forgiveness? Posted on September 28, 2015 Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 24 September 2015 — The recent visit to Cuba of the Bishop of Rome, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, brought a flood of masses and homilies in several different settings, where, among others, two words were often heard in the context of the Cuban […] 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

    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

    Should We Criticize Mandela?

    Should We Criticize Mandela? May 15, 2013 Alfredo Fernández HAVANA TIMES — A well-known episode in contemporary history is the fact that, when the government of South Africa established the apartheid regime, former South African president Nelson Mandela, then a civil rights activist, personally asked the United States to impose an economic blockade on the […] Continue reading

    Non-Violence in Cuba: A Particular Case? / Luis Felipe Rojas

    Non-Violence in Cuba: A Particular Case? / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. I was recently debating with some friends about the methods used by opposition movements around the world which have been successful in tearing down authoritarian regimes. Some examples were the Serbians who toppled Milosevic, the South Africans who forced the […] Continue reading

    Country of Old Men / Foreign Policy Magazine / Yoani Sánchez

    Country of Old Men / Foreign Policy Magazine / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez This article will appear in the November print edition of Foreign Policy Magazine, and is available on their website now. DESMOND BOYLAN/REUTERS At the end of his July 31, 2006, broadcast, the visibly nervous anchor on Cuban Television News announced that […] Continue reading

    RIDING MISTER ROJAS / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

    RIDING MISTER ROJAS / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo
    Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Translator: Joanne Gómez

    In art, like in politics, the speeches of epigones, now free of the
    original guilt of the Messiah, start attempting a liberal rereading of
    the revolutionary scripture and end up being pure fascism. The Cuban
    intellectual Fernando Rojas, beyond his high… Continue reading

    UN women's agency blocked by Cuba and anti-women Islamic countries

    UN women's agency blocked by Cuba and anti-women Islamic countries
    Posted: September 13, 2009, 1:55 PM by NP Editor
    Full Comment, Kelly McParland

    Where is the outcry among fans of the UN to the clear anti-woman bias
    this represents? Both the Liberals and (especially) the NDP continue to
    argue that Canada should team frequently with the… Continue reading

    PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH DELIVERS REMARKS AT AN ARRIVAL CEREMONY: "THE CUBANS ARE DESPERATE FOR FREEDOM"

    PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH DELIVERS REMARKS AT AN ARRIVAL CEREMONY: "THE
    CUBANS ARE DESPERATE FOR FREEDOM"
    2007-06-06.

    JUNE 5, 2007

    SPEAKER: PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

    [*] BUSH: President Ilves, Foreign Minister Swarzenberg, and
    distinguished guests: Laura and I are pleased to be back in Prague, and
    we appreciate the gracious welcome to this historic hall. Tomorrow… Continue reading

    The Actors of the Change in Cuba

    The Actors of the Change in Cuba (working translation)

    2006-02-12

    Speech delivered during the International conference Democratic change
    in Cuba: who are the actors?, Stockholm, Sweden, 6-7 february, 2006.

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    The Havana regime has consolidated the inflexibility as the best
    alternative of survival under the traitor leadership of Fidel Castro,
    who is followed by a number… Continue reading

    Human Rights, Revisited

    Human Rights, Revisited

    Alvaro Vargas Llosa. The Independent Institute, CA, October 20, 2005.

    The recent Ibero American summit in Spain (a gathering of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking leaders) has been dominated by discussions about Cuba and, more widely, by the issue of human rights. An official statement was put out condemning the U.S. “blockade” of Cuba.… Continue reading