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Cuba’s Ladies in White leader Berta Soler praises exile support

Posted on Saturday, 04.27.13 Cuba’s Ladies in White leader Berta Soler praises exile support By Melissa Sanchez msanchez@elnuevoherald.com The leader of Cuba’s Ladies in White thanked Miami’s exile community on Saturday for its continued support for dissidents on the island and asked for more moral, spiritual and material help for those who seek to end […] Continue reading

We need a ‘Dennis Rodman rule’ for celebrities who travel to rogue nations

We need a 'Dennis Rodman rule' for celebrities who travel to rogue nations By Mike Gonzalez Published April 11, 2013 FoxNews.com The quiet dignity of Rosa Maria Paya was unmistakable Tuesday as she asked the international community to pressure Cuba's government into allowing a plebiscite on democracy and for an investigation into the murder of […] Continue reading

Not All in Cuba Are Proud of Being Black / Iván García

Not All in Cuba Are Proud of Being Black / Iván García Iván García, Translator: mlk A drunk, off duty, enforcement agent, white, justified the racist Cuban police archetype that turns a black or mestizo into a presumed delinquent with an old refrain learned from his mother: "Not all blacks are thieves, but all thieves […] Continue reading

Being Black in Cuba / Iván García

Being Black in Cuba / Iván García Iván García, Translator: Unstated A white-skinned off-duty law enforcement officer, having a drink, justifies the Cuban police force's racist archetype that turns a black or mixed-raced person into a presumed criminal with the old refrain he learned from his mother, "All blacks are not thieves but all thieves […] Continue reading

Hezbollah Opens Base in Cuba

Hezbollah Opens Base in CubaPosted by Humberto Fontova on Sep 6th, 2011 A year ago many prominent Israelis seemed smitten with Fidel Castro​. "I thank you from the bottom of my heart," wrote Israeli President Shimon Peres to Fidel Castro on Sept. 24, 2010: "I must confess that your remarks were, in my opinion, unexpected […] Continue reading

The Arts of Cuba, Set to Wow New York

The Arts of Cuba, Set to Wow New YorkBy LARRY ROHTERPublished: February 8, 2011 All those and more than two dozen other artists will take part in a wide-ranging festival of Cuban arts that will last more than two months in locations around New York this spring. The festival, called "¡Sí Cuba!," is one of […] Continue reading

Race in Cuba: Yes, Virginia, There Is Racism on the Island

Race in Cuba: Yes, Virginia, There Is Racism on the IslandBy: Achy ObejasPosted: July 26, 2010 at 6:17 AM When it comes to race, Cuba is far from the utopia that black intellectuals like to think it is. Today, on the 57th anniversary of the start of the Cuban Revolution, The Root launches its series […] Continue reading

The Liberation of Women: Another Failed Dream of Cuba’s Revolution

The Liberation of Women: Another Failed Dream of Cuba's Revolution With a very short skirt and a cell phone attached to her hip, Yanisleidy leaves her house in a crowded Havana neighborhood. She's seventeen and has a visa to emigrate to Belgium. She looks around, checking for the cops, because she doesn't want to get […] Continue reading

RACE AND COLOR IN CONTEMPORARY CUBA

RACE AND COLOR IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAGayle McGarrity When I first returned to the United States in 1982, after living for a year and a half in Cuba, I was eager to share with my colleagues the extent to which racism and class divisions were still a glaring reality in ´Revolutionary Cuba´. However, no one wanted […] 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

Why Castro regime fears Obama administration

Posted on Sunday, 11.30.08Why Castro regime fears Obama administrationBY CARLOS MOORE60.carlos@gmail Since Nov. 4, Cuba has been experiencing a bad case of the Obama Blues. The election of the United States' first African-American president was conspicuously downplayed by the Cuban media. President-elect Barack Obama's victory went unheralded in Granma, the official mouthpiece of both the […] 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

Havana bling

Havana blingRory Carroll 12 April 2008 06:00 From the ample girths and gold jewellery you could tell the Fuentesfamily was doing well, and from the determined way in which its fivemembers strode into the shop you could tell they were about to do evenbetter. They had come for a Wanjiu pressure cooker and Daewoo washing […] Continue reading

To save communism, Raúl experiments with consumerism

To save communism, Raúl experiments with consumerism This article appeared in the Guardian on Monday April 07 2008 on p21 ofthe International section. It was last updated at 00:15 on April 07 2008. From the ample girths and gold jewellery you could tell the Fuentesfamily was doing well, and from the determined way in which […] Continue reading

Bounty hunt for US cop killer on Cuba

From The Sunday TimesMay 27, 2007Bounty hunt for US cop killer on CubaTony Allen-Mills in Newark, New Jersey SHE is a convicted cop-killer, an escaped fugitive and for part of her extraordinary life she was the glamorous godmother to a rap music legend. Yet an American police net is closing on Assata Shakur, previously known […] 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

The Cuban mystique

The Cuban mystique February 26, 2006 BY MARY HOULIHAN Staff Reporter In many ways, Cuba is a country that has stood still in time. It is a scenario worthy of the attention of any writer of magic realism, for the dichotomy of life on this island state is striking. Ringed by street after street of […] Continue reading