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Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba?

Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba? August 23, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. Personally, his greatest virtue, without him intending to do this, is to show the […] Continue reading

57 Years Later – Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2)

57 Years Later: Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2) / 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 8 May 2016 — The only certainty in Cuba in political terms is that the government accumulates a lot of power but lacks leadership. The kind of leadership required when a country faces an […] Continue reading

Politicians by Decree and Illiterate by Submission

Politicians by Decree and Illiterate by Submission / Cubanet, Victor Manuel Dominguez Posted on June 28, 2015 Cubanet.org, Victor Manuel Dominguez, Havana, 24 June 2015 – Abel Prieto rides again. Not as the author of two little novels whose names I cannot remember. Nor as the ex-president of a union of writers and authors more […] Continue reading

El Crítico – Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba

El Crítico: Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba 02/06/2015 2:38 PM 02/06/2015 10:08 PM HAVANA During his years behind bars, Angel Yunier Remón Arzuaga staged a 27-day hunger strike and refused to wear the prison uniform. Now, as the rapper known as “El Critico” returns to his music, he plans to do so with […] Continue reading

Not many negro or mestizo businessmen in Havana

Not many negro or mestizo businessmen in Havana / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 24, 2014 Just as with most successful businesses in Cuba, the owners of Leyenda Habana, an elegant restaurant in El Cerro, surrounded by ranch houses, are white. Two miles to the east of Leyenda Habana, in the poor and mostly black […] Continue reading

Interview with Diario de Cuba Editor Pablo Diaz

Interview with Diario de Cuba Editor Pablo Diaz October 14, 2014 “You can’t do good journalism if you’re thinking in terms of Left or Right.” By Yusimi Rodríguez HAVANA TIMES — Diario de Cuba (DDC) was born at a Starbucks in Madrid in 2009. Its creators, Pablo Diaz (editor in chief) and a group of […] Continue reading

New Independent Digital Newspaper in Cuba Is Quickly Hacked

New Independent Digital Newspaper in Cuba Is Quickly Hacked By Karla Zabludovsky Filed: 5/22/14 at 3:35 PM | Updated: 5/22/14 at 5:12 PM After years of blogging and tweeting about the hardships of daily life in Cuba to a rapidly expanding international audience, writer Yoani Sanchez launched a digital newspaper Wednesday, testing the limits of […] Continue reading

Manuel Cuesta Commits to a “Common Strategy” for Change in Cuba

Manuel Cuesta Commits to a “Common Strategy” for Change in Cuba / Manuel Cuesta Posted on November 5, 2013 On Monday, Cuban dissident Manuel Cuesta Morúa, spokesman for Progressive Arc of Cuba, and a Cubanet journalist, committed to a “common strategy” of the opposition to bring about political change in the island, and he denounced […] Continue reading

Cuba Libre? – ISJ

Cuba Libre? Posted: 9 October 12 Dave Sewell Sam Farber, Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment (Haymarket, 2011), $24 Discussions around Cuba have an unfortunate tendency to generate more heat than light, particularly on the left. Sam Farber’s new book, in the same spirit as Jeffery Webber’s recent works on Bolivia, provides […] Continue reading

Independent Activism in Cuba

Independent Activism in Cuba August 5, 2012 June Fernandez* HAVANA TIMES — "Come wearing something red and kiss someone, because all forms of love are important." Last June 28, forty-six people who had received this message via instant messaging or e-mail met in the Havana bus terminal, near the Plaza of the Revolution, to kiss […] Continue reading

LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA22-08-2010.Joaquin F. Otero (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- August 17, 2010 The PresidentThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. Dear Mr. President, I am writing to request your personal attention and assistance, and that of the U.S. Government, on behalf of a mother in Cuba who has been suffering and continues to suffer the abuse, harassment […] Continue reading

The fight against racism in Cuba goes viral

The fight against racism in Cuba goes viralBy Marlie Hall9:28 AM on 05/14/2010Tags: Afro Cubans, Cuba, Discrimination, Raul Castro Rosa Parks refused to stand. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Barack Obama won the presidential election. America' s plight for racial equality has had its struggles, its heroes and its progress. But on the […] Continue reading

Cubans publicly debate prejudice against blacks

Cubans publicly debate prejudice against blacksWeb posted at: 2/14/2010 2:10:5Source ::: AFP HAVANA: Half a century after Fidel Castro's revolution claimed to have done away with racism, Cubans are publicly debating a stubborn strain of discrimination and prejudice that associates blacks here with quarrels, crime, and rum. "I am not racist, but I don't want […] 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

Cuba’s black secrets

Cuba's black secretsAndy JohnsonThursday, May 21st 2009 NINETY-SEVEN years ago there was an uprising in Cuba which in the end left more than 6,000 people dead. Many thousands more fled to the hills, precipitating a labour shortage. This led to the importation of millions of immigrants, many of them coming from the West Indian islands. […] Continue reading

Hollywood filmmakers blind to Che Guevara’s brutality

Hollywood filmmakers blind to Che Guevara's brutalityGuy Sorman | February 02, 2009Article from: The Australian HOLLYWOOD history is often nonsensical, but filmmakers usually have thesense not to whitewash killers and sadists. Steven Soderbergh's new filmabout Che Guevara, however, does that, and more. Che the revolutionary romantic, as depicted by Benicio del Toro inSoderbergh's film, never […] Continue reading

Dissidents Work for Racial Integration

RIGHTS-CUBA:Dissidents Work for Racial IntegrationBy Patricia Grogg HAVANA, Sep 3 (IPS) – Dissident groups in Cuba are attempting to open up a debate on the problem of racism in the country, in order to promote "full integration" of all the island's citizens, without discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity or skin colour. To that end, […] Continue reading

For Cuban youths, revolution means more free expression

For Cuban youths, revolution means more free expressionMany believe Fidel Castro's resignation will allow more space for debate.By Sara Miller Llana | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor from the April 15, 2008 edition Havana – The artist stands outside the National Capitol building, the most visible landmark on Havana's crumbling skyline, puts three […] Continue reading

Black youths hungry for change

CUBABlack youths hungry for changeSubjected to random stops by police and hindered by a lack ofopportunities, Cuba's restless young blacks fear that whatever changemay come will not be enough.Posted on Sat, Feb. 23, 2008By MIAMI HERALD STAFF REPORTcuba@MiamiHerald.com HAVANA –Two Cuban men walk down a busy street in Old Havana, joking as they windtheir way […] Continue reading

In Cuba, evolution is slow

Posted on Sun, May. 13, 2007 In Cuba, evolution is slowBY RUI FERREIRA, FRANCES ROBLES AND LUISA YANEZ Decades of angst and longing turned to jubilation on Miami's streets last summer as the startling news spread that Cuban leader Fidel Castro had undergone emergency surgery for a secret ailment and handed over power to his […] Continue reading