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Did the Revolution End Racial Discrimination in Cuba?

Did the Revolution End Racial Discrimination in Cuba? April 15, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — The United Nations designated March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, Cuba’s official media, tasked with covering (and criticizing) US President Barack Obama’s address in Cuba, made absolutely no mention of […] Continue reading

Cuba, nota sobre el racismo ‘revolucionario’

Cuba, nota sobre el racismo ‘revolucionario’ El racismo revolucionario pretende eliminar las desigualdades impidiendo que estas se mencionen Para el gobierno cubano, un negro útil sería el funcionario Esteban Lazo; un negro ‘imperdonable’, el disidente Orlando Zapata Tamayo En el presidio político cubano los negros eran tratados con más saña que el resto de los […] Continue reading

Cuba After Obama Left

Cuba After Obama Left BY JON LEE ANDERSON In the first hours after President Barack Obama’s address to the Cuban people last Tuesday, which he delivered on the main stage of Havana’s impeccably restored nineteenth-century Gran Teatro, several Cubans I know told me how moved by it they had been; some confessed to having wept. […] Continue reading

Prensa cubana acude al racismo para criticar a Barack Obama

Prensa cubana acude al racismo para criticar a Barack Obama Intelectuales y activistas reaccionaron airados ante un artículo —al que acusan de racista— publicado en la prensa estatal que critica a Obama Un periodista negro firmó un texto en Tribuna de La Habana con el titular “Negro, ¿tú eres sueco?” El periódico retiró el artículo […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro se declara incompetente

Fidel Castro se declara incompetente Cuando un político declara desconocimiento sobre cómo enfrentar los desafíos, debe quedarse callado en su retiro Marlene Azor Hernández, México DF | 30/03/2016 6:20 am En el artículo firmado por Fidel Castro, El hermano Obama, publicado en Granma el 28 de marzo de 2016, el expresidente traslada todo su desconocimiento […] Continue reading

El largo adiós

El largo adiós El último artículo de Castro no es solo un desfile de rezagos del pasado, sino un intento, en el plano emocional más que político, de minimizar a su hermano menor Alejandro Armengol, Miami | 29/03/2016 3:13 am “No necesitamos que el imperio nos regale nada”, dice Fidel Castro en un artículo con […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro a Obama ‘No necesitamos que el imperio nos regale nada’

Fidel Castro a Obama: ‘No necesitamos que el imperio nos regale nada’ DDC | La Habana | 28 Mar 2016 – 10:49 am. Casi una semana después del discurso de Barack Obama en el Gran Teatro de La Habana, Fidel Castro ha salido en defensa del régimen que él y su hermano Raúl encabezan desde […] Continue reading

Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights

Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights By Frank Jack Daniel in Havana, Matt Spetalnick 1:19 PM Wednesday Mar 23, 2016 Castro accuses US of double standards after Obama criticises human rights record. United States President Barack Obama yesterday pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island, publicly sparring […] Continue reading

Cuba Says It Has Solved Racism. Obama Isn’t So Sure.

Cuba Says It Has Solved Racism. Obama Isn’t So Sure. By DAMIEN CAVEMARCH 23, 2016 HAVANA — President Obama spoke of his Kenyan heritage. He talked about how both the United States and Cuba were built on the backs of slaves from Africa. He mentioned that not very long ago, his parents’ marriage would have […] Continue reading

The New York Times’ – Obama no está tan seguro de que en la Isla esté resuelto el problema del racismo

The New York Times’: Obama no está tan seguro de que en la Isla esté resuelto el problema del racismo DDC | La Habana | 23 Mar 2016 – 3:35 pm. Un artículo que publica este miércoles el diario The New York Times sobre la visita del presidente Barack Obama a la Isla centra el […] Continue reading

What Obama’s visit means for Cuba’s national conversation about race

What Obama’s visit means for Cuba’s national conversation about race Kate LinthicumContact Reporter In recent years, Afro-Cuban intellectuals have started gathering in a cramped Havana apartment to discuss a topic long considered off-limits in Cuba: race. Fidel Castro’s communist revolution 60 years ago promised to wipe out racial divisions and level the playing field for […] Continue reading

Qué bolá Cuba?

“¿Qué bolá Cuba?” Con esa mezcla de estadista y “turista en jefe”, Obama transitará en Cuba por las aún complejas, contradictorias y por momentos espinosas relaciones entre Washington y La Habana Alejandro Armengol, Miami | 21/03/2016 12:43 pm Ya es historia. El Air Force One llegó a Cuba el domingo, y tras el avión presidencial […] Continue reading

Cuban Americans are divided on immigration policy

Cuban Americans are divided on immigration policy Cindy Carcamo To her family, Ada Caso is known as la comunista — the communist. And in a Cuban American family, that’s as bad as it gets. Though the label is mostly tongue-in-cheek, her liberal political bent makes her an outlier in her mostly conservative family. “I’ve always […] Continue reading

Que no sea estéril la visita del presidente Barack Obama (1)

Que no sea estéril la visita del presidente Barack Obama (1) marzo 9, 2016 7:37 am· Cerro, La Habana, Rogelio Travieso, (PD) Faltan solo días para que arribe a Cuba el Presidente de los Estados Unidos de América Barack Hussein Obama. Si hace diez años, alguien me hubiera dicho que un Presidente de los Estados […] Continue reading

In Cuba, racial inequality deepens with tourism boom

In Cuba, racial inequality deepens with tourism boom By Chris Arsenault HAVANA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As warming relations with the United States bring new money and tourists to Havana, some black Cubans like Miguel Campuzano Perez say racial inequalities are widening and they are being left out of a potential capitalist boom. Cuba’s economy […] 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

Will American tourists change Cuba for better or worse

Will American tourists change Cuba for better or worse December 26, 2015 5:40 PM MST In Cuba, everybody’s equal—politically, economically and socially speaking. Unlike the U.S., Cuba prides itself on being an egalitarian society. Since Fidel Castro’s Revolucion in 1958, Cuba has embraced a socialist ideology in which the government owns virtually everything and the […] Continue reading

Who Will Speak for Black Cubans on the Lack of Economic Opportunity?

Who Will Speak for Black Cubans on the Lack of Economic Opportunity? Renewing diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba will open up financial prospects on the island, but racial disparities have long kept black Cubans on the bottom rung of the economic ladder. BY: DEWAYNE WICKHAM Posted: Dec. 23 2015 3:00 AM Havana: If […] Continue reading

Álex Castro – ‘Hacerse millonario en Cuba no está estipulado’

Álex Castro: ‘Hacerse millonario en Cuba no está estipulado’ DDC | La Habana | 19 Oct 2015 – 11:22 pm. El hijo fotógrafo de Fidel cierra la puerta al multipartidismo en la Isla: ‘Es muy difícil que haya otros partidos’. El hijo fotógrafo de Fidel Castro, Álex Castro, ha concedido una entrevista al canal 24 […] Continue reading

N.J. cop killer Chesimard living as a ‘ghost’ in Havana

Kelly: N.J. cop killer Chesimard living as a ‘ghost’ in Havana LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015, 7:22 AM BY MIKE KELLY HAVANA — More than three decades after she broke out of a New Jersey prison and fled to Cuba with a promise of political asylum from Fidel Castro, Joanne Chesimard finds herself ensnared […] Continue reading

The Bad Luck of Being Black in Cuba

The Bad Luck of Being Black in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 12, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 11 September 2015 — It was already duck on an extremely hot day without a hint of a breeze, when a white Mercedes Benz van with the blue top of the national police pulled up alongside Red […] Continue reading