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Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Castro brothers’ big dirty secret

The Castro brothers' big dirty secretPosted: December 30, 2009 For years I have been reporting on how Fidel Castro has been crushing internal dissent. I did this while simultaneously trying to demythicize his comrade, Che Guevara, a charismatic man when he was not a merciless executioner at Havana prisons. I once met Guevara, and, during […] Continue reading

El racismo en Cuba: Una contribución al debate

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El racismo en Cuba: Una contribución al debate

Cubamatinal/ En Cuba nunca ha existido el racismo institucional. Se
entiende por racismo institucional al conjunto de normativas; leyes,
decretos, resoluciones, sentencias del tribunal superior o códigos
vigentes que establezcan la… Continue reading

Why the delayed outcry?

Posted on Sunday, 12.20.09BLACKS IN CUBAWhy the delayed outcry?BY NINOSKA PEREZ-CASTELLONninoskapc@aol.com “All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.'' Edmund Burke Agroup of 60 African-American leaders, influenced by Brazil's Abdias Nascimiento, a self-proclaimed admirer of Fidel Castro, condemned racism in Cuba. Congratulations. One exception, Makani Themba-Nixon wants her […] Continue reading

Activistas por la integración racial agradecen el respaldo de líderes afrocaribeños

Activistas por la integración racial agradecen el respaldo de líderes
afrocaribeños

Los activistas de los opositores Comité Ciudadano por la Integración
Racial (CIR) y Partido Arco Progresista (Parp), agradecieron este lunes
el respaldo de varios líderes afrocaribeños, que expresaron su… Continue reading

African-Americans: Blacks in Cuba ‘treated with callous disregard’

African-Americans: Blacks in Cuba 'treated with callous disregard' From Shasta Darlington, CNNDecember 9, 2009 — Updated 0657 GMT (1457 HKT) STORY HIGHLIGHTS* African-American intellectuals, artists criticize Cuba's treatment of black citizens* Declaration of protest also seeks release of dissident who organized human rights marches* Cuban intellectuals defend country in letter, citing history of helping Africans, […] Continue reading

SOBRE NEGROS, BLANCOS, CETRINOS, TAÍNOS Y CAFE CON LECHE

SOBRE NEGROS, BLANCOS, CETRINOS, TAÍNOS Y CAFE CON LECHE
2009-12-06.
Luis Tornés Aguililla

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Irún, 6 de diciembre de 2009.- ¡En Cuba
sí hay racismo! La República de los Generales y Doctores se fundó
también sobre esa base,… Continue reading

Racism fight in Cuba needs new thinking

Posted on Saturday, 12.05.09Racism fight in Cuba needs new thinkingBy MYRIAM MARQUEZmmarquez@MiamiHerald.com Fifty and 60. Not just numbers. They capture the journey of 50 years in a crumbling island and a sea of change in perspective among 60 prestigious people to the north who opened their eyes and told the truth, exposing Cuba's dirty little […] Continue reading

Cuba-US migration talks pushed back until February

Posted on Friday, 12.04.09Cuba-US migration talks pushed back until FebruaryBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press Writer HAVANA — Highly anticipated immigration talks between Cuba and the United States have been pushed back because of scheduling concerns that each side blames on the other, another hint that reconciliation may be more difficult than it once appeared. A U.S. […] Continue reading

Cuba blasts US black leaders for charges of racism

Posted on Friday, 12.04.09Cuba blasts US black leaders for charges of racismBy WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press Writer HAVANA — Cuba hit back Thursday at 60 prominent U.S. black leaders who challenged its race record, with island writers, artists and official journalists calling the criticism an attack on their country's national identity. The five-page signed statement, distributed […] Continue reading

Is black America’s honeymoon with the Castros over?

Commentary: Is black America's honeymoon with the Castros over?By Carlos Moore | Special to McClatchy Newspapers* Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 In a landmark "Statement of Conscience by African-Americans," 60 prominent black American scholars, artists and professionals have condemned the Cuban regime's apparent crackdown on the country's budding civil rights movement. "Racism in Cuba, […] Continue reading

The Race Problem in Today’s Cuba

The Race Problem in Today's CubaNovember 24, 2009Pedro Campos HAVANA TIMES, Nov. 23 – I've had the opportunity to participate in several forums dealing with the problem of racism in Cuba. The most recent one was on November 18 at the Sacred Trinidad Episcopal Cathedral at the invitation of the Oscar A. Romaro Reflection and […] Continue reading

Afro-Cubans push back

Posted on Wednesday, 12.02.09Afro-Cubans push backBY CARLOS MOOREcarlosmoore2000@gmail.com In a landmark “Statement of Conscience by African Americans,'' 60 prominent black American scholars, artists and professionals have condemned the Cuban regime's apparent crackdown on the country's budding civil-rights movement. “Racism in Cuba, and anywhere else in the world, is unacceptable and must be confronted,'' said the […] Continue reading