Corrupción – Cuba – Corruption
We run various sites in defense of human rights and need support in paying for servers. Thank you.
Calendar
December 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Archives

blogger

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 […] 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 […] 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 […] Continue reading

Cuba 2019 – Translated

Cuba 2019 / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 29, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 26 September 2015 — Let’s climb aboard a time machine. Into the future, of course. By now, Raul Castro has given up the throne. His son Alejandro has been tried for abuse of power, financial corruption and violations of human rights. Luis Alberto […] Continue reading

Notes About a Polemic

Notes About a Polemic / 14ymedio, Antonio Rodiles Posted on February 10, 2015 14ymedio, Antonio G. Rodiles, Havana, 6 February 2015 – My article published this Wednesday on the site Diario de Cuba has provoked a criticism from blogger Miriam Celaya that motivates me to touch on various points I consider important. In order to […] Continue reading

Burma is closer than we think …

Burma is closer than we think … / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on October 23, 2014 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Prague, 15 October 2014 – A few years ago, when I was overcome with despair about the situation of my country, I thought about those who were in worse shape with regards to the lack of […] Continue reading

The Countdown to an Independent Newspaper in Cuba Has Begun

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger The Countdown to an Independent Newspaper in Cuba Has Begun Posted: 03/14/2014 5:56 pm EDT Updated: 03/14/2014 5:59 pm EDT Print Article “The newspaper was talking about you…” sings the voice of Joaquín Sabina, while I read the newspaper Granma. On the cover, as usual, there’s some event. A […] Continue reading

In Cuba’s Press, Streets and Living Rooms, Glimmers of Openness to Criticism

In Cuba’s Press, Streets and Living Rooms, Glimmers of Openness to Criticism By VICTORIA BURNETT Published: December 7, 2013 MEXICO CITY — It is a rare day in Cuba when the Communist Party’s triumphalist newspaper suggests that the government — just maybe — messed up. Or when the party’s chief ideologist renounces government secrecy. Or […] Continue reading

When “The Bad Guys” Carry Calculators

Yoani Sanchez Award-winning Cuban blogger Cuba: When “The Bad Guys” Carry Calculators Posted: 09/14/2013 10:38 am Among the many phrases repeated over and over in the streets of Cuba, there is one that masterfully summarizes the affect of individual interests. Simply saying “they stomped on my callus,” is enough to let us know that they’ve […] Continue reading

Building a Home in Cuba, Without Bank Loans, Without Legal Supply Markets

Yoani Sanchez Award-winning Cuban blogger Building a Home in Cuba, Without Bank Loans, Without Legal Supply Markets Posted: 08/09/2013 5:25 pm She gets up and has a little coffee. The concrete of the counter is still fresh. Magaly, her two sons and her husband live in a house under construction. They’ve spent seven years like […] Continue reading

Salons or Not, Cyberspace Is Still a Distant Place for Most Cubans

Salons or Not, Cyberspace Is Still a Distant Place for Most Cubans By VICTORIA BURNETT Published: July 9, 2013 HAVANA — By the standards of many Cubans, Lazaro Noa García is an adept internaut. He e-mails his daughter in Mexico a couple of times a week at a cybersalon in an upscale suburb, and checks [...] Continue reading

A Shameful Stab in the Back for Angel Santiesteban from UNEAC

A Shameful Stab in the Back for Angel Santiesteban from UNEAC / Amir Valle, Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 17, 2013 By Amir Valle The strategy of UNEAC and certain “disinformed” writers against Ángel Santiesteban One more shame falls on the Writers and Artists Union of Cuba. This time, the shame is a dirty attack, [...] Continue reading

Canadians are major customers in Cuba’s child sex market

Canadians are major customers in Cuba's child sex market Canada is lax when it comes to stopping its sex offenders from going to Cuba and preying on underage prostitutes. Most tourists are drawn to Cuba by the sand, the sunshine, and the culture. But a few tourists – including some Canadians – are drawn by [...] Continue reading

Can Cuba survive the loss of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez?

Can Cuba survive the loss of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez? Many in and out of Cuba wonder if the loss of Chávez is the death knell of the Castros' Revolution, or if it could inject urgent momentum into Raul Castro's reform agenda, just in the nick of time. By Anya Landau French, Guest blogger / March [...] Continue reading

The new man

Cuba's leaders The new man The Castros unveil their successor Mar 2nd 2013 | HAVANA EVER since Raúl Castro replaced his ailing brother, Fidel, as Cuba's president in 2008, he has made clear that his overriding aim is to organise an orderly political and economic transition to ensure that the ruling Communist Party remains in [...] Continue reading

Cubans can leave, but to where and with what?

Cubans can leave, but to where and with what? Girish Gupta, Special for USA TODAYShare Cuba announced it will lift its travel ban, but the expense and the fine print will probably mean many Cubans will stay put. Story Highlights - Cuba announced a lifting of its travel ban in January - It is unlikely [...] Continue reading

Head of Cuban cigar factory Partagas allegedly arrested in Havana

Head of Cuban cigar factory Partagas allegedly arrested in Havana Posted November 07, 2012 by publisher Various bloggers are reporting that the head of the Partagas factory in Havana, Abel Exposito, was arrested last week. Since there is no official word from Cuban authorities, information contained in this article cannot be verified. The alleged charges [...] Continue reading

Young Communist Union A Springboard to Power… and Corruption

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Young Communist Union A Springboard to Power… and Corruption Posted: 09/26/2012 4:06 pm There was a time when Cuba devoted a great deal of attention to the first secretary of the Young Communists Union (UJC). Styled after the Soviet Komsomol, this organization provided cadres to the Party and even [...] Continue reading

Cuba squeezed by health care costs

Cuba squeezed by health care costs Cuba's health sector has had millions of dollars in budget cuts and tens of thousands of layoffs. The Associated Press HAVANA – Cuba's system of free medical care, long considered a birthright by its citizens and trumpeted as one of the communist government's great successes, is not immune to [...] Continue reading

Cuba campaign takes on ‘free’ health care

Posted on Saturday, 08.25.12 Cuba campaign takes on 'free' health care By PETER ORSI Associated Press HAVANA — Cuba's system of free medical care, long considered a birthright by its citizens and trumpeted as one of the communist government's great successes, is not immune to cutbacks under Raul Castro's drive for efficiency. The health sector [...] Continue reading

Independent Activism in Cuba

Independent Activism in Cuba August 5, 2012 June Fernandez* HAVANA TIMES — "Come wearing something red and kiss someone, because all forms of love are important." Last June 28, forty-six people who had received this message via instant messaging or e-mail met in the Havana bus terminal, near the Plaza of the Revolution, to kiss [...] Continue reading

Breast Implants Expose Corruption at Cuba’s Calixto Garcia Hospital

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Breast Implants Expose Corruption at Cuba's Calixto Garcia Hospital Posted: 07/21/2012 5:49 pm "A doctor implanted them during his guard duty," she told me, while proudly feeling her breasts through her blouse. Then she points to her rear end and pouts, "This didn't go so well for me, because [...] Continue reading

‘Roberto’ and other tales of the Cuban economy

'Roberto' and other tales of the Cuban economy Ask any self-employed Cuban how she came to possess the goods she's selling, and she might tell you they came from 'Roberto,' a euphemism indicating the goods are stolen, writes a guest blogger. By Melissa Lockhart Fortner, Guest blogger / July 20, 2012 Ask a self-employed Cuban [...] Continue reading

Cuban doctors treated private patients in public hospitals

Posted on Friday, 07.20.12 Cuban doctors treated private patients in public hospitals They treated private patients in public hospitals, ran post-surgery clinics in private homes By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com A number of Havana doctors, nurses and others are under investigation for allegedly treating paying patients in public hospitals and running post-surgery recovery rooms in [...] Continue reading

Citizen Demand for Another Cuba – 536 Signatures and Counting

Citizen Demand for Another Cuba – 536 Signatures and Counting 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 [...] 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

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

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

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

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

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