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El racismo en la televisión cubana

El racismo en la televisión cubana

Miércoles, 12 de Diciembre de 2012 06:07

Escrito por Aimée Cabrera

Cuba actualidad, Centro Habana, La Habana, (PD) La nación que se

vanagloria de haber erradicado el racismo en todas las esferas de la

sociedad, logra hacer reír hasta a los más inocentes: ¡eso no se lo cree

nadie! Y, si de la TV… Continue reading

Gross accepted project in Cuba without knowing risks, lawyer says

Gross accepted project in Cuba without knowing risks, lawyer says

US CUBA | 14 de diciembre de 2012

Washington, Dec 14 (EFE).- The U.S. subcontractor Alan Gross, a prisoner

in Cuban since 2009, was no James Bond, just someone who undertook a

project without knowing what the risks were, but convinced that if any

problems should arise, the United States… Continue reading

Alan Gross aceptó el proyecto en Cuba sin saber riesgos

Publicado 15/12/2012 10:36

Mundo Judío

"Alan Gross aceptó el proyecto en Cuba sin saber riesgos"

El subcontratista estadounidense Alan Gross, preso en Cuba desde 2009,

no fue un espía al estilo "James Bond" sino que emprendió un proyecto

sin saber los riesgos, pero convencido de que, si había problemas,

EE.UU. y la empresa que lo contrató lo ayudarían, afirmó su… Continue reading

Cuba permitirá cooperativas privadas de informáticos, contables y traductores

Cuba permitirá cooperativas privadas de informáticos, contables y

traductores

Agencia EFE

La Habana, 16 dic (EFE).- Cuba permitirá crear cooperativas privadas de

servicios profesionales en las especialidades de traducción, informática

y contabilidad como parte de las 47 actividades en las que se podrá

ejercer esa forma de gestión no estatal, informaron hoy fuentes oficiales.

Estos servicios son los primeros de… Continue reading

Una fe a prueba de Dengue

Una fe a prueba de Dengue

diciembre 15, 2012

Erasmo Calzadilla

HAVANA TIMES — Mi querido padre es un auténtico soldado revolucionario,

lo que se dice un incondicional. Cualquier tarea que del Olimpo baje,

trata de cumplirla sin chistar, aunque luego rezongue.

Así lo educaron y supongo que así será hasta el día en que el alma se le

desprenda… Continue reading

El pueblo gay cubano es responsable por sí mismo

El pueblo gay cubano es responsable por sí mismo

diciembre 12, 2012

Isbel Díaz Torres

HAVANA TIMES — Culmina la actual legislatura del parlamento cubano, y la

temática referida a la ampliación de derechos de las personas con

sexualidades diferentes a la heterosexual, vuelve a quedar fuera del

programa legislativo de la isla.

Aunque me indigne, ello en realidad no… Continue reading

La secundaria en Cuba: Ver para creer

La secundaria en Cuba: Ver para creer

diciembre 11, 2012

Verónica Vega

HAVANA TIMES — Los acres comentarios que desató el post de mi colega

Yenisel Rodríguez, "La doble sesión como régimen carcelario en la

educación secundaria", sinceramente, me sorprendieron.

Ante nada, percibo en ellos la ausencia de experiencia de primera mano

en el asunto. Pero también la mojigatería a… Continue reading

Cuba engrosa lista de naciones con periodistas encarcelados

Cuba engrosa lista de naciones con periodistas encarcelados

diciembre 14, 2012

HAVANA TIMES – Cuba vuelve, tras un año de ausencia, al informe de

periodistas encarcelados en todo el mundo que elabora desde 1990 el

Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ), con sede en Nueva

York, reportó EFE.

Según el CPJ, el cubano Calixto Martínez Arias es el… Continue reading

El futuro de Chávez abre incógnitas para Cuba y el bloque bolivariano

El futuro de Chávez abre incógnitas para Cuba y el bloque bolivariano

diciembre 12, 2012

Por Isaac Risco

HAVANA TIMES (dpa) — La aparente gravedad de la enfermedad de Hugo

Chávez plantea interrogantes para un posible futuro del bloque

"bolivariano" sin el presidente venezolano.

¿Qué pasará por ejemplo con las ayudas a Cuba si Chávez no está? De

forma explícita… Continue reading

Faith Put to the Test by Dengue

Faith Put to the Test by Dengue

December 15, 2012

Erasmo Calzadilla

HAVANA TIMES — My dear father is a true revolutionary soldier, one who

describes himself as an "unconditional supporter." He'll put his

shoulder to any Olympian task and attempt to execute it without

question…though later he might grumble.

That was how he was educated and how I imagine… Continue reading

Cuba’s Gay Population Is Itself Responsible

Cuba's Gay Population Is Itself Responsible

December 12, 2012

Isbel Diaz Torres

HAVANA TIMES — The current session of the Cuban parliament is ending and

the issue of the extension of rights to people with sexual orientations

that are not heterosexual has again been left off the island's

legislative agenda.

Though outraged, I'm really not too surprised given the lack… Continue reading

The New Cuban Economy: What Roles for Foreign Investment?

December 2012

The New Cuban Economy: What Roles for Foreign Investment?

By: Richard Feinberg

The Cuban revolution defined itself in large measure in terms of what it

was not: not a dependency of the United States; not a dominion governed

by global corporations; not a liberal, market-driven economy. As the

guerrilla army made its triumphal entry into Havana and the… Continue reading

A Day for Human Rights… Even in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger

A Day for Human Rights… Even in Cuba

Posted: 12/11/2012 5:24 pm

Lately my days are like weeks concentrated into twenty-four hours. I

have Wednesdays that come one after another, Saturdays full of work and

Mondays on which nothing seems to start, it all just continues.

Sometimes I combine the most incredible events in… Continue reading

Cuba’s ‘new’ real property rights — one year later

Analysis:

Cuba's 'new' real property rights — one year later

By José Manuel Pallí, Esq.

A year ago, the buzz in Miami about the incipient real estate market in

Cuba was almost deafening. My phone rang and rang, and I had to recharge

its battery every three hours or so. But once again, we have to concede

that Cuba moves… Continue reading

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists

After a year away, Cuba returns to the list of countries imprisoning

journalists.

Alex Pearlman

December 11, 2012 13:56

Human rights defenders, political dissidents and journalists have been

threatened, beaten and arbitrarily imprisoned in Cuba recently, and the

widespread government crackdown continued on International Human Rights

Day yesterday.

On the 64th anniversary of the… Continue reading

Cuba denies visa for opposition leader wanting to study in Chile

Cuba denies visa for opposition leader wanting to study in Chile

Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:34

Written by Amelia Duggan

Decision to deny visa to Rosa María Payá provokes outcry from Chile.

The Cuban government denied the request Tuesday of opposition movement

leader Rosa María Payá to leave the country to study in Chile.

Payá, who became the leader of… Continue reading

Cuba: 90% of major city’s churches damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Cuba: 90% of major city's churches damaged by Hurricane Sandy

12 / 15 / 2012

Seven weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged Cuba, hundreds of thousands of

residents remain homeless, according to Bishop Luis del Castillo

Estrada, a Uruguayan Jesuit bishop who has served as a missionary in

Cuba since his retirement.

The dioceses of Uruguay are providing financial support to… Continue reading

Economic Reforms in Cuba Require Decentralisation

Economic Reforms in Cuba Require Decentralisation

By Patricia Grogg

HAVANA, Dec 11 2012 (IPS) – The social and economic model that is taking

shape in Cuba based on changes gradually being implemented require

reforms for strengthening and giving greater autonomy to local

government bodies, which began to be renewed in October with the

election of new municipal assembly members.

Now… Continue reading

Defrauding the Consumer: An Epidemic in Cuba

Defrauding the Consumer: An Epidemic in Cuba / Ivan Garcia #Cuba

Ivan Garcia, Translator: Unstated

Fooling Nivaldo, 71, is not an easy task. When the old man goes

shopping, in his inseparable shopping bag he carries a portable scale.

As he rummages through the meat, fruit and vegetables covered with dirt

on the metallic trays at the farmers market, the… Continue reading

Stalking the Stalkers

Stalking the Stalkers / Rebeca Monzo #Cuba

Rebeca Monzo, Translator: Unstated

Since the arrests which grew out of a tragic event—the premature deaths

of Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero—it has increased. Especially the

stalking near the house of Antonio Rodiles, headquarters of State of

SATS.* This time they were not content to hinder access to the

residence. They also arrested… Continue reading

Attack on Antunez in Placetas

Attack on Antunez in Placetas / Luis Felipe Rojas #Cuba

Antunez – Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, Luis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Unstated

Democratic Cuban Directorate, Miami, December 3, 2012. In the city of

Placetas Jorge Luis Garcia Perez "Antunez" reported that at noon he was

traveling on his bicycle to his home, and at the intersection of South

5th Street at… Continue reading

Profesionales podrán agruparse en cooperativas privadas

Profesionales podrán agruparse en cooperativas privadas

Estas cooperativas se permitirán en otras áreas como el transporte y la

construcción, entre otras

Agencias

diciembre 16, 2012

Cuba permitirá la creación de cooperativas privadas de servicios

profesionales en tres especialidades -traducción, informática y

contabilidad- dentro de las 47 actividades en las que se podrá ejercer

esa forma de gestión no estatal, informaron… Continue reading

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