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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Being Poor and White Is Not the Same as Being Poor and Black in Cuba

Q&A:"Being Poor and White Is Not the Same as Being Poor and Black" in CubaPatricia Grogg interviews University of Havana researcher ESTEBAN MORALESCredit:Patricia Grogg/IPS HAVANA, Jan 29, 2010 (IPS) – The elimination of racism remains unfinished business in Cuba today. "We have to admit that the problem exists, determine its impact on the social model […] Continue reading

Roar, tyrants, you cannot hide your racist deeds

Roar, tyrants, you cannot hide your racist deedsBY NAT HENTOFF • January 9, 2010 The Nov. 30 "Acting on Our Conscience: A Declaration of African-American Support for the Civil Rights Struggle in Cuba" by 60 prominent black Americans denouncing the deep discrimination against Afro-Cubans by the Cuban government was a surprise because none of the […] Continue reading

African American activists, including Jeremiah Wright and Cornel West, blast Cuba on racism

African American activists, including Jeremiah Wright and Cornel West, blast Cuba on racismJanuary 4, 2010 | 7:08 am There was a time when African American intellectuals had lots of good things to say about Fidel Castro and Cuba, often noting how the regime in Havana, for all its faults on human rights, had brought better […] Continue reading

Black activists launch rare attack on Cuba about racism

Black activists launch rare attack on Cuba about racism Onetime supporters of the Castro revolution now question the regime's civil and human rights record.By Richard Fausset January 3, 2010 Reporting from Atlanta – President Obama has loosened travel restrictions to Cuba. His critics accuse him of harboring socialist sentiments. And he is, of course, a […] Continue reading

Cuba faced worst economic crisis in ’09

Posted on Friday, 01.01.10 Cuba faced worst economic crisis in '09 Deepening economic troubles, rising crime and corruption, and a burgeoning blogger movement vexed Cuba in 2009.BY JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Raúl Castro was right, when he predicted on Jan. 1 that 2009 would be a tough year for Cuba. Havana faced its worst economic crisis […] Continue reading