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Prison Diary VII. My Life in a Story

Prison Diary VII. My Life in a Story / Angel Santiesteban

Posted on March 31, 2013

Recently I’ve been reading the book “Mandatory Happiness” by the

Romanian writer Norman Manea, deported as a child with his family to a

Ukrainian concentration camp, and the way the author masterfully

describes an everyday story under a totalitarian government has caught

my attention… Continue reading

90% of the private cars in Cuba don’t offer any protection to drivers and passengers

90% of the private cars in Cuba don't offer any protection to drivers

and passengers / Anddy Sierra Alvarez

Posted on March 31, 2013

Most of the private cars in Cuba are old, built around 1939, 1941, 1955

etc. None of them have seat belts or airbags, which increases the number

of fatalities in an accident.

Private cars don't have… Continue reading

Cuba Environmental Protection A Mixed Picture

Cuba Environmental Protection A Mixed Picture

Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 5:47 by Tom Palmer

I'd been wondering about environmental management in Cuba for several

years.

Recently I had an opportunity to learn more about it first-hand during a

10-day trip organized by Audubon.

Like things here in Florida, it's a mixed picture.

Cuba has set aside quite a bit… Continue reading

La activista Ailer González, sometida a un registro minucioso tras su regreso a Cuba

Represión

La activista Ailer González, sometida a un registro minucioso tras su

regreso a Cuba

DDC | La Habana | 31 Mar 2013 – 5:00 pm.

'Creo que esto lo van a hacer con todos los disidentes que entren. Habrá

un disfraz de la Aduana y, detrás de eso, como siempre, la mano negra de

la Seguridad', advierte.

Las autoridades… Continue reading

The Legacy of Intransigence

The Legacy of Intransigence / Miriam Celaya

Posted on March 30, 2013

Let's say that for a long time the damn phrase hasn't been heard in the

mainstream media (although I must admit I'm not exactly a follower of

that media). In any event, it's been missing from the speeches, which

slyly avoided it, like those who choose to ignore… Continue reading

Retail Network and Shortages in 2012

Cuba: Retail Network and Shortages in 2012

Cuban Retail Network's Deficiencies Brought Shortages in 2012: Offical

Report Says

The industry of construction materials should work on solid ground to

meet the country's needs.

Cuban Domestic Trade Minister, delivered a report that blamed on the

absence of a sound strategy for the commercialization and mobilization

of inventories in 2012 for affectations… Continue reading

Crash that Killed Cuban Democracy Advocate Still Shrouded in Mystery,Photos posts Photos

Crash that Killed Cuban Democracy Advocate Still Shrouded in Mystery

Photos posts Photos

Posted 30 March 2013 12:00 GMT

Written byEllery Roberts Biddle

The car accident that killed democracy advocate Oswaldo Payá has been

shrouded in mystery and misinformation since it happened in eastern Cuba

last July.

Payá, who dedicated his life to promoting human rights and democratic

governance in… Continue reading

Angel Santiesteban Responds to the Havana Times

Angel Santiesteban Responds to the Havana Times / Angel Santiesteban

Posted on March 30, 2013

In my response to the statement "March 8: Everyone against violence" — a

campaign to collect signatures against gender violence that exploited

the supposed crime imputed to me — launched from Havana by Sandra

Álvarez, Marilyn Bobes, Luisa Campuzano, Zaida Capote Cruz, Danae

Diéguez, Laidi… Continue reading

Cancelan contratos de usufructo de tierras por no sembrar tabaco

Cancelan contratos de usufructo de tierras por no sembrar tabaco

La medida contra agricultores de Ciego de Avila sigue a un desplome de

las exportaciones cubanas en 2012, incluidas las de tabaco y sucedáneos.

marzo 30, 2013

Las autoridades cubanas cancelaron el contrato de usufructo de tierra a

67 campesinos por "reiteradas violaciones" de sus obligaciones en la

siembra de… Continue reading

Yoani Sánchez, la voz que no pudieron silenciar

Publicado el sábado, 03.30.13

Yoani Sánchez, la voz que no pudieron silenciar

Juan O. Tamayo

jtamayo@elnuevoherald.com

Cuando un interlocutor hostil presionó a Yoani Sánchez en New York la

semana pasada para que explicara cómo se atrevía a criticar al gobierno

de Castro, que proporciona servicios gratuitos de salud, educación y

bienestar social, Sánchez comparó a los cubanos con los pájaros… Continue reading

Testigos, protagonistas y enlaces directos

Publicado el domingo, 03.31.13

Testigos, protagonistas y enlaces directos

Raúl Rivero

Madrid – La presencia aquí de la portavoz de las Damas de Blanco Berta

Soler y de Rosa María Payá, dirigente del Movimiento Cristiano

Liberación, le dan a la complejísima actualidad de este país una visión

magnífica y terrible de la vida de la oposición cubana. Y un libro,… Continue reading

Florida y Cuba: La conexión indígena

Publicado el sábado, 03.30.13

Florida y Cuba: La conexión indígena

Daniel Shoer Roth

dshoer@elnuevoherald.com

En algún rincón de Miami o de Cuba, un cubano o cubanoamericano pudiera

guardar en su sangre la huella de las civilizaciones precolombinas del

sur de la Florida.

De ser así, su ADN ratificaría un capítulo poco estudiado de la

historia: la emigración de cientos de… Continue reading

Figuera: Convenio de salud beneficia al gobierno de Cuba

Figuera: Convenio de salud beneficia al gobierno de Cuba

La diputada calificó de dramática la situación de los hospitales en el país

EL UNIVERSAL

domingo 31 de marzo de 2013 12:00 AM

La jefa de la fracción parlamentaria de Primero Justicia, Dinorah

Figuera, hizo un llamado a Nicolás Maduro y la Ministra de Salud, María

Eugenia Sader, para que dejen… Continue reading

Mensaje de Yoani Sánchez gana más fuerza a escala mundial

Publicado el sábado, 03.30.13

Mensaje de Yoani Sánchez gana más fuerza a escala mundial

Juan Carlos Chavez

jcchavez@elnuevoherald.com

La gira internacional de Yoani Sánchez no había ni siquiera comenzado

hace dos meses cuando ya era blanco de agudas y consistentes acusaciones

de simpatizantes del gobierno cubano. Algunos intentaron desestimar su

alcance repitiendo alegaciones del oficialismo de que la bloguera es… Continue reading

Cuba cancela usufructo de tierra a más de 60 campesinos por incumplimiento contractual

30/03/13 – 17:02 Economía

Cuba cancela usufructo de tierra a más de 60 campesinos por

incumplimiento contractual

Las autoridades cubanas cancelaron el contrato de usufructo de tierra a

67 campesinos por "reiteradas violaciones" de sus obligaciones en la

siembra de tabaco, informó este sábado el diario oficial Granma.

AFP La Habana

"Por las reiteradas violaciones de la relación contractual con… Continue reading

Prostitution in Cuba: Denied at Home, Enabled from Abroad

Prostitution in Cuba: Denied at Home, Enabled from Abroad

March 30, 2013

Graham Sowa

HAVANA TIMES — In Cuba the denial of prostitution is a lie of omission:

the government doesn't really talk about it. At the same time American

politicians promote a travel ban that seriously damages United States

efforts to identify and prosecute child sex tourism.

Few people… Continue reading

The Yoani Sánchez roadshow at the U.N.

Posted on Sunday, 03.31.13

Blogger's U.N. visit

The Yoani Sánchez roadshow at the U.N.

By Maria Werlau

She came in through the visitors' entrance after passing the security

check. When she pushed through the revolving door into the grand hall,

standing there alone, I greeted her with pretended formality: "Welcome

to the United Nations." The hall was packed with Model… Continue reading

With wit as her weapon, Yoani Sánchez cuts Castro regime to ribbons

Posted on Saturday, 03.30.13

With wit as her weapon, Yoani Sánchez cuts Castro regime to ribbons

By Juan O. Tamayo

jtamayo@MiamiHerald.com

When a hostile questioner pushed Yoani Sánchez in New York earlier this

month to explain how she dared criticize a Castro government that

provides free health, education and welfare services, Sánchez compared

Cubans to birds in a cage.

"Yes,… Continue reading

Yoani Sánchez faces as many questions as explanations from exiles

Posted on Saturday, 03.30.13

In My Opinion

Myriam Marquez: Yoani Sánchez faces as many questions as explanations

from exiles

By Myriam Marquez

mmarquez@MiamiHerald.com

Forty questions in 80 days.

From Brazil to New York, internationally renown Cuban blogger Yoani

Sánchez has encountered Castro sympathizers agitating, calling her a

"mercenary of the CIA," a gusana, a worm (so old school for the… Continue reading

In solidarity with Cuba’s voices of opposition to Castro’s tyranny

Posted on Saturday, 03.30.13

YOANI SANCHEZ

In solidarity with Cuba's voices of opposition to Castro's tyranny

BY MARIO DIAZ-BALART AND ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN

As we celebrate Passover and Easter, we cherish the freedom to practice

our beliefs and express our views, but are also reminded of those 90

miles away who suffer under an evil communist dictatorship. As the

beacon of… Continue reading

Let freedom tweet

Posted on Saturday, 03.30.13

The Miami Herald | EDITORIAL

Editorial: Let freedom tweet

OUR OPINION: Now in Miami, Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has become a

symbol of hope for her Generation Y

By The Miami Herald Editorial

HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com

If symbols matter, then surely Yoani Sánchez won the hearts of Cuban

exiles everywhere when she rushed from Miami International Airport

straight… Continue reading

Yoani y la libertad

Yoani y la libertad

Carlos Alberto Montaner | Miami | 31 Mar 2013 – 12:16 am.

Si la primera vez que Yoani Sánchez recibió una invitación y una visa

para viajar al extranjero, la dictadura le hubiera permitido ejercer su

derecho a entrar y salir libremente del país, no habría alcanzado la

enorme celebridad y peso que hoy tiene.

Yoani… Continue reading

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