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Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Presidency and Family

The Presidency and Family / Anddy Sierra Alvarez Anddy Sierra Alvarez, Translator: Maria Montoto The cases of corruption involving Cuban officials who served in Fidel Castro's regime are increasing. Or Raúl Castro is simply switching Fidel's men for his own. Raúl Castro replaced Fidel Castro on February 24, 2008 due to an illness that had [...] Continue reading

Cancelan exámenes por filtración

Cancelan exámenes por filtración Idalberto Acuña Carabeo 30 de junio de 2012 La Habana, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – Cancelan exámenes finales de Química en todas las Secundarias Básicas en Marianao tras detectarse que se había filtrado en las escuelas. En la mañana del día 27 de junio del 2012, los estudiantes que finalizan el 8vo [...] Continue reading

Omen

Omen / Cuban Law Association, Wilfredo Vallín Almeida Cuban Law Association, Translator: Maria Montoto, Wilfredo Vallin Almeida By Wilfredo Vallin Almeida The multifamily building lies in ruins. A mountain of rubble rises now in its place occupying a part of Monte, a very central street of Havana. Passers-by run, there is noise from sirens of [...] Continue reading

How Cuba Became a ‘Happy’ Country

June 26, 2012, 6:49 p.m. ET How Cuba Became a ‘Happy’ Country Citizens flee on rafts. But environmentalists know better. By MATTHEW SINCLAIR In what league does Iraq beat Britain, Haiti beat the United States, and Afghanistan beat Denmark? Political corruption? Violent crime? Temperature? No, welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Happy [...] Continue reading

Cuba: Reason Stands Up to Slander

Cuba: Reason Stands Up to Slander June 26, 2012 Pedro Campos HAVANA TIMES — An editorial in the official Cubadebate website linked the recently concluded "Festival Clic" with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the anti-Cuban schemes of US imperialism. Similarly, the publication is seeking to implicate Havana Times in that festival and its alleged [...] Continue reading

U.S. tries to expand flow of information to and from Cuba

Posted on Monday, 06.25.12 U.S. tries to expand flow of information to and from Cuba The State Department has increased funding for the technology component of Cuba democracy programs in a bid to get more uncensored information into and out of the island. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The U.S. State Department is increasing funding [...] Continue reading

Not Guidelines, Civic Rights

Not Guidelines, Civic Rights / Miriam Celaya Miriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting They say God can write straight with crooked lines. I would say that, in Cuba's case, we should sign God up for a crash course in calligraphy. We have had a half-century of crooked lines and nothing indicates that they will straighten out. [...] Continue reading

Comenzaron los exámenes y la corrupción

Comenzaron los exámenes y la corrupción Jueves, 21 de Junio de 2012 17:15 Escrito por Ainí Martin Valero Cuba noticias Regla, La Habana, (PD) El lunes 18 de junio comenzaron en las escuelas Secundarias Básicas y las Primarias los exámenes finales. Muchos alumnos que no están totalmente preparados para aprobar, deben "comprar" el aprobado de [...] Continue reading

Cuban blog gathering prompts official criticism

Posted on Thursday, 06.21.12 Cuban blog gathering prompts official criticism By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press HAVANA — Cuban bloggers and tweeters talked tech in Havana on Thursday at a Spanish-organized forum promoting social media in one of the world's most unplugged nations, prompting accusations from state-run media of an attempt to foment subversive activities. With [...] Continue reading

Acusan a central asistencial espirituano de corrupción

Acusan a central asistencial espirituano de corrupción Yasmary González Martínez 21 de junio de 2012 Sancti Spíritus, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – Los empleados encargados de emitir en la provincia de Sancti Spíritus los certificados médicos que las autoridades de Estados Unidos demandan a todas los que desean emigrar a ese país, demoran injustificadamente su expedición, [...] Continue reading

Risky Business: Investing in Cuba Is More Than Just a Financial Gamble

Risky Business: Investing in Cuba Is More Than Just a Financial Gamble By Justin Rohrlich Jun 20, 2012 1:45 pm "It's hard to argue against weeding out corruption. Sometimes, in the process, you break a couple of eggs." MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Investment risk can mean a number of different things. This past fall, British businessman Amado [...] Continue reading

Corrupción en Sancti Spíritus

Corrupción en Sancti Spíritus [21-06-2012] Yasmary González Martínez Agencia Yayabo Press (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- En centro asistencial espirituano los empleados demandan coimas para cumplir con sus obligaciones. Los empleados encargados de emitir en la provincia de Sancti Spíritus los certificados médicos que las autoridades de Estados Unidos demandan a todos los que desean emigrar a ese país, [...] Continue reading

Privilegios

Privilegios Miércoles, 20 de Junio de 2012 02:45 Escrito por Manuel Aguirre Lavarrere (Mackandal) Cuba actualidad, Guanajay, Artemisa, (PD) Los privilegios que otorga el régimen a la elite militarista cubana, a espaldas de la voluntad popular y pasando por encima de todo tipo de consenso ciudadano, no buscan otra cosa que la compra de su [...] Continue reading

The Conspiracy Exposed: Who is Behind Estado de Sats?

The Conspiracy Exposed: Who is Behind Estado de Sats? (corrected) / Estado de Sats, Alexis Jardines Alexis Jardines, Estado de Sats / State of Sats, Translator: Unstated Corrected Text: Unfortunately the first paragraph got left off this article when it was posted earlier today. Alexis Jardines While it is considered a construction of State Security [...] Continue reading

Corrupción en la cúspide del Poder Popular

Corrupción en la cúspide del Poder Popular Martes, Junio 19, 2012 | Por Carlos Ríos Otero LA HABANA, Cuba, junio, www.cubanet.org -Por primera vez, la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular de Cuba hace honor a su apellido. Se ha hecho popular a partir de un rumor sobre comportamiento corrupto que pesa sobre Miguel Álvarez, el [...] Continue reading

Morbid Individualism Invades Cuba

orbid Individualism Invades Cuba June 15, 2012 Haroldo Dilla Alfonso* HAVANA TIMES — In straightforward language, understandable by Muzhiks and Cossacks alike, Lenin noted that a revolutionary situation occurred when those above can no longer govern as before, and those below can no longer bear their government as before. This is an image that always [...] Continue reading

Trabajadores de la Contraloría General de Cuba firman Código de Ética

Corrupción Trabajadores de la Contraloría General de Cuba firman Código de Ética "El documento consigna que fidelidad, honestidad, austeridad, profesionalidad, creatividad y colaboración deben estar entre los principales valores que caractericen a ese colectivo de trabajadores", informó el rotativo oficialista Juventud Rebelde Redacción CE, Madrid | 15/06/2012 10:03 am Los trabajadores de la Contraloría General [...] Continue reading

For Another Cuba – Citizen Demand for Another Cuba

For Another Cuba – Citizen Demand for Another Cuba Translating Cuba Citizen Demand for Another Cuba As Cubans, legitimate children of this land and an essential part of our nation, we feel a deep sorrow at the prolonged crisis that we are experiencing and the demonstrated inability of the current government to make fundamental changes. [...] Continue reading

On How to Turn a Bureaucrat into a Useful Person

On How to Turn a Bureaucrat into a Useful Person June 14, 2012 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — Cuba needs to transform the civil service bureaucracy, a Spanish specialist in public administration issues told me. We immediately got into a long and involved conversation about what could be the key to that process. He claims [...] Continue reading

Cuba replaces 2 Cabinet ministers

Posted on Wednesday, 06.13.12 Cuba replaces 2 Cabinet ministers By PETER ORSI Associated Press HAVANA — Cuba on Wednesday announced the removal of two Cabinet ministers amid unconfirmed reports of corruption investigations and arrests in the sectors they oversaw. An official notice published in the Communist Party newspaper Granma said Communications Minister Medardo Diaz Toledo [...] Continue reading

Gran corrupción en la cárcel Combinado del este

Gran corrupción en la cárcel Combinado del este [13-06-2012] Dania Virgen García Corresponsal de Misceláneas de Cuba (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- En la prisión de mayor rigor Combinado del Este se venden los traslados para el campamento llamado "la zona cero", las licencias extrapenales y las dietas de los enfermos, informaron los reos Jorge Molinet Tapia y Daniel [...] Continue reading

Corrupción socialista?

¿Corrupción socialista? [13-06-2012] Hugo Araña Corresponsal de Misceláneas de Cuba (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Desde hace un tiempo para acá, se conocía que en algunas tiendas de Recuperación de Divisas, más conocidas como TRD, ciertos productos del quehacer diario le subían los precios sin que se emitiera una información oficial por las autoridades competentes. Pero esta corrupción, no [...] Continue reading

From Failure to Failure / Fernando Dámaso

From Failure to Failure / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated According to the latest official figures, the 2011-2012 sugar harvest (still unfinished) will amount to only 1.4 million tons, similar to that of the year 1895 in the 19th century, when the War of Independence against Spanish rule began. It doesn't seem like 117 [...] Continue reading

Disappointing month for foreign investment in Cuba

Disappointing month for foreign investment in Cuba Foreign companies look to be pulling out of oil exploration in Cuba, and Havana Club rum is fighting to retain its name in US markets, writes a guest blogger. By Anya Landau French, Guest blogger posted June 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm EDT It's not been a banner [...] Continue reading

Caso de corrupción roza al presidente de la Asamblea Nacional de Cuba, Ricardo Alarcón

Publicado el jueves, 06.07.12 Caso de corrupción roza al presidente de la Asamblea Nacional de Cuba, Ricardo Alarcón Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Miguel Alvarez, principal asistente del presidente de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular de Cuba, y su esposa, ambos ex agentes de inteligencia, llevan dos meses bajo custodia policial. El caso podría estar [...] Continue reading

Cuban police arrest top aide to parliament speaker Alarcón

Posted on Wednesday, 06.06.12 Cuban police arrest top aide to parliament speaker Alarcón A senior aide to Ricardo Alarcón, Cuba's long-serving parliament president, was arrested along with his wife, a former intelligence agent. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The top aide to the president of Cuba's parliament, Ricardo Alarcón, and his wife — both former [...] Continue reading

The New Man vs. The Honest Man / Yoani Sánchez

The New Man vs. The Honest Man / Yoani Sánchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez Villa Marista is the main operations center of the Cuban Ministry of the Interior. Its huge structure was built to house a school run by a religious order, but since 1963 it has been home to the most feared jail cells [...] Continue reading

Good deal gone bad: two British investors jailed without charge in Havana

Good deal gone bad: two British investors jailed without charge in Havana Businessmen who planned to build a £325m luxury golf resort are feared to be victims of Caribbean island's anti-corruption drive Cahal Milmo Author Biography Tuesday 05 June 2012 When Cuba and its Communist regime made it known they were open to foreign investment, [...] Continue reading