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Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Cuban School of Mediocrity and Sex

A Cuban School of Mediocrity and SexFebruary 29, 2012Osmel Almaguer HAVANA TIMES, Feb 29 — "Students here have no interest in learning," said the principal of the polytechnic institute where I recently started working as a teacher. "Just take it easy; treat it like a way to survive, because if you try to force yourself [...] Continue reading

Routing Out Corruption in Cuba Will Require Transparency, Now Missing

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Routing Out Corruption in Cuba Will Require Transparency, Now Missing in ActionPosted: 02/28/2012 3:18 pm Several months ago a friend gave me this magnificent manual entitled "Toolbox for citizen control of corruption." Accompanied by a CD with numerous practical examples, I have read it in search of answers to [...] Continue reading

Reemplazan a jefe de sector por corrupto

Reemplazan a jefe de sector por corruptoMartes, 28 de Febrero de 2012 04:41Álvaro Yero Felipe Mantilla, La Habana (PD) El pasado 15 de febrero el jefe de sector de la localidad del Moro fue remplazado y será encausado por un supuesto delito de corrupción, consistente en realizar supuestos negocios ilícitos con traficantes de drogas y [...] Continue reading

Roban salario a presos en la prisión Toledo

Roban salario a presos en la prisión Toledo[27-02-2012]Dania Virgen GarcíaCorresponsal de Misceláneas de Cuba (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Desde el destacamento 5 de la prisión de Toledo informó el reo Reynol Vicente Sánchez acerca del robo de los salarios de más de 30 reclusos el pasado 17 de febrero. Refiere Reynol Vicente que el recluso Yurisan Sánchez Matos, [...] Continue reading

White-collar thieves among the legal profession / Miguel Iturría Savón

White-collar thieves among the legal profession / Miguel Iturría SavónMiguel Iturria Savón, Translator: Unstated The taxes and hard currency in the system of international legal consulting and special notaries — for foreigners — enabled in every Cuban province by the Ministry of Justice, does not appear in the Yearbook of the National Statistics Office, but [...] Continue reading

Gladys Bejerano’ Cuba’s “Iron Lady” / Iván García

Gladys Bejerano' Cuba's "Iron Lady" / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated Eliot Ness and his group in Chicago in the 30's were called 'The Untouchables'. They fought head on rampant corruption in the Windy City, and through legal chicanery of tax evasion led gangster Al Capone to prison. That group of Chicago has a female [...] Continue reading

Corrupción en cárcel de Canaleta

Corrupción en cárcel de Canaleta En este penal los presos son frecuentemente golpeados y pateados por los guardias que, además de violentos, suelen ser sumamente corruptos. Armando de Armas/ martinoticias.com 22 de febrero de 2012 En Cuba, ante las constantes denuncias de actos de corrupción rampante por parte de los guardias de la prisión de [...] Continue reading

Privilegios para militares “revolucionarios” en Cuba

Privilegios para militares "revolucionarios" en Cubafebrero 23, 2012Isbel Díaz Torres HAVANA TIMES, 23 feb — El esposo de mi vecina, coronel del Ministerio del Interior (MININT), acaba de comprar para su casa una lavadora que en las tiendas cubanas cuesta más de 700 CUC (770 usd). Por supuesto, él no pagó esa cantidad: los militares [...] Continue reading

Perks for Cuba’s ‘Revolutionary’ Military

Perks for Cuba's 'Revolutionary' MilitaryFebruary 23, 2012Isbel Diaz Torres HAVANA TIMES, Feb 23 — The husband of my neighbor, a colonel in the Ministry of the Interior (MININT), just bought a washing machine that in Cuban stores costs more than 700 CUC (about $770 USD). Of course he didn't pay that amount. Those who work [...] Continue reading

Corrupción en Ciego de Ávila descabeza a importantes dirigentes

Corrupción en Ciego de Ávila descabeza a importantes dirigentes[23-02-2012]Yordán Roque Alvarez (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Asamblea del Poder Popular de Ciego de Ávila se reunió por estos días en la sede, en sección extraordinaria con la presencia de Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca, Primer Secretario del Partido Comunista en la provincia, donde se analizaron varios puntos, resaltando el [...] Continue reading

Otro caso de cuello blanco

Otro caso de cuello blanco[23-02-2012]Dania Virgen GarcíaPeriodista Independiente (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Desde el combinado del Este, el recluso Yasser Rivero Boni informó por vía telefónica acerca de otro caso de preso por delitos de cuello blanco: el ex dirigente de la Industria Alimenticia, Vicente Bárcenas Carracedo. Este ex dirigente se encuentra recluido, hasta el día del juicio, [...] Continue reading

The Cuban Communist Party Against the Country / Eliécer Ávila

The Cuban Communist Party Against the Country / Eliécer ÁvilaEliécer Ávila, Translator: Unstated Corruption, bureaucracy, empty talk and constant lies are the pillars that support the ruling system in Cuba; and so it would be naive to think of eliminating these evils that maintain the system: the only way to emerge from the crisis is [...] Continue reading

Cuban corruption video warns of Canadian company’s ‘cancer’

Cuban corruption video warns of Canadian company's 'cancer'Tight security at screenings of 'Metastasis'By Marc Frank, Reuters February 22, 2012 Cuban President Raul Castro delivers a speech in this July 11, 2008, file photo. Cuba has created videos portraying a Canadian businessman as a cancer cell in a bid to fight bribery. Cuban President Raul Castro [...] Continue reading

La Habana emplea videos para prevenir la corrupción

Corrupción La Habana emplea videos para prevenir la corrupción Cy Tokmakjian, director ejecutivo de grupo canadiense y quien fue detenido el año pasado, se presenta en un material audiovisual titulado Metástasis como la célula cancerígena primaria de un caso de corrupción Agencias, La Habana | 22/02/2012 La campaña del presidente cubano Raúl Castro contra la [...] Continue reading

Cuba battles corruption

Cuba battles corruptionIANS Havana, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) Control, prevention and participation by the community are "essential" in Cuba's battle against corruption and indiscipline in state corporations, the Communist-ruled island's controller general said. "The job of dealing with corruption and taking control of state finances is a matter for all revolutionaries," and the first control "has [...] Continue reading

The Same Old Secrecy / Reinaldo Escobar

The Same Old Secrecy / Reinaldo EscobarReinaldo Escobar, Translator: Unstated Last Thursday at about six in the evening friends from around the world were sending us text messages reporting on the results of a Resolution about Syria in the United Nations General Assembly. Cuba appeared there on the list of the 13 governments voting against [...] Continue reading

Prostitución de chicos menores en El Vedado

Prostitución de chicos menores en El Vedado LA HABANA, Cuba, 18 de febrero (Joel Lázaro Carbonell, www.cubanet.org ) -Un grupo de proxenetas recluta a varones menores de edad para que ejerzan la prostitución con extranjeros. Su principal área de operaciones es los alrededores de la esquina de 23 e Infanta, especialmente la popular cafetería El [...] Continue reading

La corrupción en Cuba, un delito difícil de eliminar

La corrupción en Cuba, un delito difícil de eliminar El economista independiente Oscar Espinosa "Chepe" considera que en la isla no existe una verdadera organización obrera, y que los trabajadores han sido históricamente marginados de todas las decisiones fundamentales martinoticias.com 19 de febrero de 2012 La Contralora General de Cuba, Gladys Bejerano, declaró el domingo [...] Continue reading

Raúl Castro’s train of ‘change’ to nowhere

Posted on Friday, 02.17.12CUBA Raúl Castro's train of 'change' to nowhereBY PEDRO ROIGproig@miami.edu Delusion is riding high in the utopian train of change in Cuba. The problem is that the railroad station is empty with a sign that states: "The Communist Party is the soul of the Nation." Tenaciously holding to power, Raúl Castro stated [...] Continue reading

U.S. should speak up for democracy in the region

Posted on Thursday, 02.16.12 WESTERN HEMISPHEREU.S. should speak up for democracy in the regionBY ERIC FARNSWORTHefarnsworth@as-coa.org Democracy is not a fragile flower, as Ronald Reagan told the British Parliament 30 years ago, but it does require tending. What was true in Eastern Europe in the 1980's and also the Middle East in the aftermath of [...] Continue reading

Califican a Cuba país proclive a la corrupción

Publicado el viernes, 02.17.12 Califican a Cuba país proclive a la corrupción Según el Grupo de Acción Financiera, incumple normas internacionalesJuan Carlos Chavezjcchavez@elnuevoherald.com Cuba figura en la lista de los países que no cumplen las normas internacionales contra el blanqueo de dinero y la financiación del terrorismo, según un análisis del Grupo de Acción Financiera [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Press: Dodging the Big Issues

Cuba's Press: Dodging the Big IssuesFebruary 16, 2012Fernando Ravsberg Granma newspaper constantly blames the people for the country's problems. Photo: Raquel Pérez HAVANA TIMES, Feb 16 — Would you trust a doctor who diagnosed you with a serious case of cancer and then, immediately afterwards, told you that you also had acne, and urgently prescribed [...] Continue reading

The Party…Up for Debate? / Luis Felipe Rojas

The Party…Up for Debate? / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. The following post was written by Luis Felipe Rojas for "Diario de Cuba" and published on Wednesday, February 15th: During the past few days, fragments of the recently concluded sessions of the Communist Party of Cuba National Conference have been televised. And [...] Continue reading

Cuba, Grand Prix de corrupción

Cuba, Grand Prix de corrupciónJueves, Febrero 16, 2012 | Por Pablo Pascual Méndez Piña LA HABANA, Cuba, febrero, www.cubaent.org -Los índices de percepción de la corrupción, en 2011, publicados por la organización Transparencia Internacional (TI), sitúan a Cuba en el puesto 61, con un record de 4,2 puntos, de un máximo de 10. También aparece [...] Continue reading

Harsh realities of life in Cuba

February 16, 2012 2:11 am Harsh realities of life in Cuba From Mr Paul Nabavi. Sir, Having lived in Cuba for more than six years to 2007, I take issue with Michael Redwood's romantic vision of life in contemporary Cuba (Letters, February 13) and his assertion that it provides pointers to "the more sustainable society" [...] Continue reading

Cuba Unleashes the Pent-Up Energy of Real Estate Dreams

Cuba Unleashes the Pent-Up Energy of Real Estate DreamsJose Goitia for The New York TimesBy VICTORIA BURNETTPublished: February 15, 2012 HAVANA — As fixer-uppers go, Carmen Martínez's derelict shotgun house is no cakewalk. The living-room roof collapsed 15 years ago, and the porch soon followed suit, leaving two teetering columns with nothing to hold up. [...] Continue reading

Global Insider: Brazil’s Rousseff is Positioned to Push for Change in Cuba

Global Insider: Brazil's Rousseff is Positioned to Push for Change in CubaBy The Editors | 15 Feb 2012 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made her first official visit to Cuba last month. In an email interview, David Herrero, a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, discussed Brazil-Cuba relations. WPR: How did Brazil-Cuba relations evolve [...] Continue reading

Younger Castro steers Cuba to a new revolution

Younger Castro steers Cuba to a new revolutionOil, foreign investment, free enterprise, and golf courses are on their wayHugh O'Shaughnessy Sunday 12 February 2012 Fifty years ago this month, the United States began the embargo on Cuba which continues to this day. But the country against which it was aimed is rapidly becoming a very [...] Continue reading

Internet for Cubans: A Permanently Impossible Dream?

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Internet for Cubans: A Permanently Impossible Dream?Posted: 02/13/2012 6:27 pm It's 10:00 a.m. at the Plaza Hotel a few yards from Havana's Capitol building. A smell of moisturizer wafts from the bodies of tourists rushing through their coffee so they can go out and explore the city. On one [...] Continue reading

Escándalo de corrupción en sector agropecuario de Matanzas

Escándalo de corrupción en sector agropecuario de MatanzasPublicado el Lunes, 13 Febrero 2012 06:12Por Café Fuerte Un sonado escándalo de corrupción tuvo como detonador el hallazgo de una finca manejada por un cubano residente en México, pero las ramificaciones del caso comprometen seriamente a la dirección de Agricultura y la Empresa Eléctrica de Matanzas. Las [...] Continue reading

Awaiting pope: New Castro, same mess of an economy

Posted on Monday, 02.13.12 Awaiting pope: New Castro, same mess of an economy Fourteen years after the last papal visit, some reforms have taken root in Cuba, but the economy is still an unmitigated mess.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@elNuevoHerald.com Two years before Pope John Paul II visited Cuba in 1998, then-Defense Minister Raúl Castro cracked down [...] Continue reading