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In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area

In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable
Gray Area
July 2, 20178:26 AM ET
CARRIE KAHN

In recent years, a growing number of news and political websites have
popped up in Cuba. Some are taking advantage of what they say has been a
small but vibrant opening afforded them since former President Obama
reestablished U.S.… Continue reading

Cuban Authorities Block Seven Activists From Traveling to Mexico for Democracy Action Meeting

Cuban Authorities Block Seven Activists From Traveling to Mexico for
Democracy Action Meeting

14ymedio, Havana, 27 June 2017 – Cuban authorities blocked at least
seven activists from traveling to Cancun, Mexico this Monday, to
participate in the 4th Forum on Roads to a Democratic Cuba, a meeting of
the United Democratic Action Roundtable (MUAD) organized by the Konrad
Adenauer Foundation… Continue reading

Cuba, resistencia y activismo. Tres rostros en el límite

Cuba, resistencia y activismo. Tres rostros en el límite
Difundir los rostros de la oposición cubana es un deber
Sábado, junio 3, 2017 | Miguel Iturria Savón

VALENCIA, España.- Cuba, aquella isla que transitó de la libertad a la
dictadura, apenas genera titulares en los medios de prensa
internacionales. Hasta los mercaderes de utopías fallidas evitan
asociaciones con la corroída… Continue reading

State Security Summons for Ivan Garcia

State Security Summons for Ivan Garcia / Ivan Garcia

Ivan Garcia, 5 April 2017 — He says his name is Alejandro. A thin, timid
mulatto, dressed in light-blue jeans, a pullover sweater with
Prussian-blue collar, and low-cut black sneakers. In one hand is a dark
briefcase.

He speaks quietly and deliberately. He looks like a recent graduate of
the Cuban… Continue reading

Canal Caribe, el ‘nuevo periodismo’ del Gobierno cubano

Canal Caribe, el ‘nuevo periodismo’ del Gobierno cubano
Un intento por atraer al público joven, cada vez más alejado del dogma
oficialista
Martes, abril 25, 2017 | CubaNet

MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- Nuevos gráficos, música drum & bass y jóvenes
presentadores. Al menos en su presentación, el último canal de
televisión estatal de Cuba es una ruptura con el pasado, según… Continue reading

Cuban Counterintelligence Plays Hardball with Journalists

Cuban Counterintelligence Plays Hardball with Journalists / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 17 April 2017 — Money is no object. When it comes to
thwarting, harassing and repressing intellectuals or journalists, there
are always enough funds in military’s coffers to write a blank check.

Solid numbers are hard to come by but, according to conservative
estimates, Cuba’s special services and armed… Continue reading

Cuba’s slick TV channel that supports ‘more revolution’

Cuba’s slick TV channel that supports ‘more revolution’
By Will Grant
Cuba correspondent, BBC News
23 April 2017

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Slick new graphics, drum and bass theme music and young presenters: at
least in its presentation, Cuba’s latest… Continue reading

Cuban Hosts Complain About Airbnb’s Payment System

Cuban Hosts Complain About Airbnb’s Payment System

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 6 April 2017 — Airbnb hosts in Cuba, who
were so enthusiastic at the beginning, have been complaining recently
about the delays in receiving the payments made by the tourists who have
stayed in their homes. The discontent is clear from the complaints
published on the platform of the… Continue reading

Will Cuba embrace the internet revolution?

Will Cuba embrace the internet revolution?
By Will Grant
Cuba correspondent, BBC News
2 March 2017
From the section Latin America & Caribbean

No matter how much you warn visitors to Cuba that they’ll be offline
during their stay, they often won’t believe it until they actually
arrive in Havana.
On arrival, they find their iPads and smartphones suddenly only… Continue reading

The Countdown Begins For Raul Castro’s Departure From Power

The Countdown Begins For Raul Castro’s Departure From Power / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 24 February 2017 — On February 24 of next year Raul
Castro must leave the presidency of Cuba if he is to fulfill the
promise he has made several times. His announced departure from power is
looked on with suspicion by some and seen as an inescapable… Continue reading

Too Young for the Party and Too Old for the Communist Youth

Too Young for the Party and Too Old for the Communist Youth / Cubanet,
Luis Cino Alvarez

Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez, Havana, 9 February 2017 — Try as I might—to
avoid being a bore and accused of holding a grudge against the boy—I
cannot leave Harold Cárdenas, the ineffable blogger at La Joven Cuba, in
peace, I just can’t. And… Continue reading

Airbnb, The Cuban Experience

Airbnb, The Cuban Experience / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 7 February 2017 — Rustic, elegant or
family friendly. These are the preferred accommodations offered
by Airbnb in Cuba. The hosts, for their part, prefer serious customers
who pay well, but above all value the ability to directly manage their
rental, two years after the huge international private… Continue reading

Cuba’s Young Communist Union Comes Late To The National Blogosphere

Cuba’s Young Communist Union Comes Late To The National Blogosphere /
14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 1 February 2017 — The Union of Young Communists (UJC)
has joined the national blogosphere, the newspaper Juventud Rebelde
(Rebel Youth) reported on Wednesday. The Young Cuban arrives ten years
behind the world of blogs, that the opposition, independent journalism
and civic activism have successfully developed… Continue reading

La UJC llega tarde a la blogósfera nacional

La UJC llega tarde a la blogósfera nacional
14YMEDIO, La Habana | Febrero 01, 2017

La Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas (UJC) se ha sumado a la blogósfera
nacional, según informa este miércoles el diario Juventud Rebelde. El
joven cubano llega con diez años de retraso al mundo de los blogs, que
la oposición, el periodismo independiente y el activismo cívico… Continue reading

What’s next for Cuba? – Alvaro Vargas Llosa

What’s next for Cuba?
Updated December 19, 2016 11:34 AM
By Alvaro Vargas Llosa, InsideSources.com

One would think there is no doubt in anybody’s mind about Fidel Castro’s
horrific legacy. And yet we have heard important leaders say some
outrageous things.

What is Castro’s real political legacy? The last free election in Cuba
was in 1948; Fidel Castro turned the… Continue reading

HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba

HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba
Two offerings coincide with strongman’s death.
Glenn Garvin | December 3, 2016

HBO should get a little trophy from the television industry for giving
executives something to talk about at holiday parties besides falling
ratings and the specific level of Hell that should be reserved for
whoever invented this internet thing. Instead, they can… Continue reading

A subdued Cuba comes to grips with news of Fidel Castro’s death

A subdued Cuba comes to grips with news of Fidel Castro’s death
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

He was a master of stagecraft until the end.

Fidel Castro’s death, announced Friday night, came on the same day in
1956 — Nov. 25 — when he, his brother Raúl, Che Guevara and 79 other
revolutionaries boarded a decrepit cabin cruiser in Mexico… Continue reading

Tania Bruguera – Cuban artist fights for free expression

Tania Bruguera: Cuban artist fights for free expression
How the internationally renowned dissident artist turned a performance
piece into a fight for freedom of expression.
by Carlos Manuel Alvarez
Carlos Manuel Alvarez is a Cuban journalist.

Havana, Cuba – It is December 17, 2014 and the Cuban artist Tania
Bruguera is at Pope Francis’ weekly public mass at the Vatican.… Continue reading

Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba

Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist
Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a
half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails
people for simply “disrespecting” Fidel Castro.

In… Continue reading

What’s next for Fidel Castro’s large immediate family in Cuba?

What’s next for Fidel Castro’s large immediate family in Cuba?
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
El Nuevo Herald

The death of Fidel Castro has raised uncomfortable questions about the
future of his immediate family, a group remarkable both for its size —
at least seven, and maybe up to 11 sons and daughters — and for how
little is known about… Continue reading

Los líderes oportunistas

Los líderes oportunistas
15 noviembre, 2016 6:56 pm por Guillermo Fariñas Hernández

Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Guillermo Fariñas, (PD) Entre los miembros del
aún simbólico liderazgo anti-castrista público se ve un tipo de
dirigente caracterizado por llevar la falta de eticidad a un nivel
extremo. La carencia de escrúpulos en los referidos se transforma en un
rasgo inconfundible de ellos,… Continue reading

In Cuba, online media pry open state grip on news

In Cuba, online media pry open state grip on news
October 27, 2016

Havana (AFP) – Abraham, Elaine and Jose are under 30, and they’ve pulled
off the unthinkable in Cuba — they are producing online news, prying
open the state’s half-century grip on the media.

The Castro government created a crack in the Cuban media wall, allowing
this small… Continue reading

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