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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Forget the Pope / Estado de Sats – State of Sats

Forget the Pope / Estado de Sats – State of SatsEstado de Sats / State of Sats, Translator: Unstated Our rallying point: the Invisible Church.And our fundamental currency: freedom of thought.(Letter from Hegel to Schelling) In 1998, When John Paul II had not yet boarded the plane back the Holy See, I witnessed the following: [...] Continue reading

Al régimen apenas le quedan dos años

«Al régimen apenas le quedan dos años» Da cobijo en su blog a la disidencia dura, la de los encarcelados, los torturados y las huelgas de hambre. Pero Yoani Sánchez también encarna un modelo de rebeldía menos dramática, que podría llegar a asumir la mayoría de los cubanosanna grau / la habanaDía 25/03/2012 – 08.10h [...] Continue reading

Havana Gets a Taste of the Free Market

03/23/2012 01:38 PM – Cuba's Pioneering Days Havana Gets a Taste of the Free MarketBy Jens Glüsing in Havana Inhabitants of the communist bastion of Cuba have been getting a taste of the free market lately with the introduction of market reforms by President Raúl Castro. The Catholic Church is supporting his endeavor, and Pope [...] Continue reading

El sistema de Cuba habría que reemplazarlo por un régimen de democracia liberal

“El sistema de Cuba habría que reemplazarlo por un régimen de democracia liberal”Miercoles, 21 de marzo de 2012 | 8:10 am Periodista y reconocido escritor cubano Carlos Alberto Montaner habló con LaRepublica.pe A sus 68 años, Carlos Alberto Montaner (periodista y escritor cubano) sabe lo que es soportar en carne propia la represión de un [...] Continue reading

Strange Reading About Corruption / Regina Coyula

Strange Reading About Corruption / Regina CoyulaRegina Coyula, Translator: Unstated Whenever I can, I read Fernando Ravsberg, BBC correspondent in Cuba. I can agree with him or not, but I prefer a range of opinions rather than the bi-color and mono-chord Granma (where the bi-color is not just for graphic design.) His work this last [...] Continue reading

Cuban inmates complain of poor conditions, food in video smuggled from Havana prison

Posted on Wednesday, 03.14.12 CUBA Cuban inmates complain of poor conditions, food in video smuggled from Havana prison By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Ten videos smuggled out of Cuba's biggest and reputedly worst prison, in an unusually daring operation by a dissident, show grotesquely dirty toilets, grimy walls, leaking sewage and food described as worse than [...] Continue reading

The Ex-Militant Requests the Floor / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

The Ex-Militant Requests the Floor / Jeovany Jimenez VegaJeovany J. Vega, Translator: Hank Hardisty The First National Conference of the Communist Party of Cuba, recently held on January 28th and 29th, left a permanent bittersweet taste. First Secretary Raul Castro said that one of its objectives was to, "promote greater democracy in our society, starting [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Shame

Cuba's ShameBy Jacob MchangamaMarch 12, 2012 5:00 A.M. 'He who loses his honor loses everything." So states one of the propaganda posters, featuring quotations from Fidel Castro, that are ubiquitous in Cuba. How ironic, then, that Castro's policies are directly responsible for the daily humiliations suffered by the Cuban people, the supposed beneficiaries of Cuban [...] Continue reading

Beset by online surveillance and content filtering, netizens fight on

Beset by online surveillance and content filtering, netizens fight onPublished on Monday 12 March 2012. This report, which presents the 2012 list of countries that are "Enemies of the Internet" and "under surveillance," updates the report published on 12 March 2011. The last report, released in March 2011 at the climax of the Arab Spring, [...] Continue reading

Ministro de Comercio Exterior llama a extirpar el cáncer de la corrupción

Política Ministro de Comercio Exterior llama a extirpar el cáncer de la corrupciónAgenciasLa Habana 11-03-2012 – 10:17 am. El ministro de Comercio Exterior e Inversión Extranjera, Rodrigo Malmierca, llamó a extirpar implacablemente el "cáncer" de la corrupción en la Isla, informaron medios oficiales, según EFE. Malmierca indicó que "hoy más que nunca" es necesario "integrar [...] Continue reading

Demuestran desfalco en prisión de Manacas

Demuestran desfalco en prisión de ManacasYesmy Elena Mena Zurbano7 de marzo de 2012 Santa Clara, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – Presos recluidos en la prisión de Manacas, ubicada en la provincia de Villa Clara, denunciaron este 5 de marzo el desfalco de abastecimiento para reos que existe en esa cárcel, el cual motivó el cambio de [...] Continue reading

Hugo Chavez: Fidel Castro’s Bet / Iván García

Hugo Chavez: Fidel Castro's Bet / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated Some might think that luck came to the aid of a beleaguered Fidel Castro, when back in 1998, the island economy was going down with an industry crippled by lack of oil, exports were in the toilet, finances in the red, international debt swelling, [...] Continue reading

Boutique / Yoani Sánchez

Boutique / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez via_unoA few yards from the Plaza de San Francisco are the glamorous display windows of the Via Uno store. Leather shoes with spike heels, a bit useless for the uneven sidewalks of Havana. Pleated bags with gilt edges which seem to hold the world, to have room for [...] Continue reading

Cuban farm produced milk, with the help of corrupt government workers

Posted on Sunday, 03.04.12 Cuban farm produced milk, with the help of corrupt government workers The case of the Vista Hermosa farm offers a glimpse of some of the widespread corruption that is pervasive in Cuba. By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com A former Hialeah man is jailed in Cuba for what the Granma newspaper portrayed as [...] Continue reading

Carrera de corrupción de Hialeah a finca cubana en localidad de Matanzas

Publicado el sábado, 03.03.12 Censuran proceder de trabajadores estatales Carrera de corrupción de Hialeah a finca cubana en localidad de MatanzasJuan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Un hombre que residió en Hialeah se encuentra encarcelado en Cuba por lo que la prensa oficialista presentó como un ejemplo contundente de corrupción: una finca privada que tenía abundancia de bienes [...] Continue reading

Abusos y corrupción en prisiones de mujeres

Abusos y corrupción en prisiones de mujeres[01-03-2012]Dania Virgen GarcíaCorresponsal de Misceláneas de Cuba (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Informó Leidi Muñoz Rodríguez, desde el destacamento 3 de la prisión ¨Simón Bolívar¨, en Ceiba 5, municipio Caimito, acerca de los abusos y maltratos en las prisiones de mujeres. Leidi Muñoz fue sancionada a seis años de privación de libertad, lleva [...] Continue reading