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It’s Hard for the Government to Tolerate the Professionalism ofIndependent Journalists

“It’s Hard for the Government to Tolerate the Professionalism of Independent Journalists” 14ymedio, Joanna Columbie, Havana, 21 October 2016 – Ignacio Gonzalez is frequently seen in the streets of Havana with microphone in hand recording citizens’ reactions to a flood, a historic baseball game or the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the governments of Cuba […] Continue reading

Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex

Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 28 September 2016 — After passing the crossing of La Palma, two kilometers from the old bus stop of Mantilla, El Calvario is found nestled, a district of one-story houses, roads without asphalt and a multitude of dogs without owners. At […] Continue reading

The Other Mariel

The Other Mariel / Iván García Iván García, 28 July 2016 — A woman with outlandish eye-glasses, reading a book in the back seat, and a sinewy mulatto who is chain-smoking and chatting up the driver on the approaching economic austerity are two of the six passengers in an old collective taxi that the chauffeur […] Continue reading

Cuban Journalists are in No-Man’s Land

Cuban Journalists are in No-Man’s Land / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 3, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 31 October 2015 — It seems much time has passed since the ’80s, when a stern official from State Security, dressed in civilian clothing, solemnly intimidated us, a group of fresh youngsters, who were studying at La Vibora’s pre-university. […] Continue reading

The Lying Cuban Press

The Lying Cuban Press / Cubanet, Victor Manuel Dominguez Posted on April 3, 2015 Montonous, grey, controlled, censored, demagogic, jingoistic, for more than half a century as spokesperson for phantom successes Cubanet.org, Victor Manuel Dominguez, Havana, 31 March 2015 (Cuba Sindical) – The “Revolutionary” Cuban press, characterized as demagogic, monotonous, manipulative, with a grey design, […] Continue reading

Official Press – Triumphalism, Blacklisting and Censorship

Official Press: Triumphalism, Blacklisting and Censorship / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on August 25, 2014 14YMEDIO, Havana, Yoani Sanchez, 22 August 2014 – The phone rings and it’s a friend who works for a government publication. She’s content because she’s published an article that attacks bureaucracy and corruption. The young woman finished college two years […] Continue reading

State Security Summons Estado de Sats Members to “Warn” Them About “For Another Cuba” Graffiti

State Security Summons Estado de Sats Members to “Warn” Them About “For Another Cuba” Graffiti Posted on June 24, 2014 Several members of Estado de Sats were summoned by State Security to a Havana police station this Saturday, to “warn” them about the Grafiti Colectivo Por otra Cuba, organized by the independent project for this […] Continue reading

I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated

“I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated” / Dimas Castellano, Oscar Espinosa Chepe Posted on June 21, 2014 One of the central figures of the Cuban opposition, who participated in the revolution before its ultimate victory but ended up being sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s prisons, was the independent economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who […] Continue reading

13 Cuban migrants detained in Bahamas

Posted on Wednesday, 12.18.13 13 Cuban migrants detained in Bahamas BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Thirteen Cubans who left the island aboard a stolen fishing vessel were intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard and turned over to Bahamas authorities for likely deportation to Cuba, according to Coast Guard and other reports. Coast Guard spokesperson Marilyn […] Continue reading

Suicide in Cuba – A Drama Without Repercussions

Suicide in Cuba: A Drama Without Repercussions Posted on October 25, 2013 From 1962-1970 the suicide rate on the island ranged between 10.5 and 12.6 per 100,000 inhabitants. Back in the 80s, the rate of self-destruction among Cubans exceeded 21 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants. According to the PanAmerican Health Organization, Cuba has the highest suicide […] Continue reading

Childcare Centers are Almost a Luxury

Childcare Centers are Almost a Luxury / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on August 15, 2013 The possibility of getting a place for a child in a childcare center in Cuba has become a real search for the impossible. The small capacity in these nurseries, the bad food, and the reduction in the requirements of admission […] Continue reading

Journalism in the street

Journalism in the street / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 10, 2013 Owing to the lack of statistics and figures, independent Cuban reporters have to reinvent certain rules when providing information. We don’t have access to government press conferences and no minister gives interviews or comments. Nor can we rival the foreign agencies accredited in […] Continue reading

Life or Death of a Political Prisoner – Instructions in a Sealed Envelope

Life or Death of a Political Prisoner: Instructions in a Sealed Envelope / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on July 18, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, July 2013, www.cubanet.org. In Combinado del Este Prison, in the presence of a lieutenant from the Ministry of the Interior, a common prisoner threatened political prisoner Ernesto Borges with death. This past June, [...] Continue reading

Cubans Need Help Recovering From Hurricane Sandy

Cubans Need Help Recovering From Hurricane Sandy / Yoani SanchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez    How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy has devastated the city of Santiago de Cuba and caused severe damage in several towns in the east of the country. The images of destruction speak for themselves, but the cameras barely manage to capture a [...] Continue reading

Cuba, or the Car’s Fifth Wheel / Iván García

Cuba, or the Car's Fifth Wheel / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: J.E.L. It's now known that the Castro brothers' government defends itself by attacking. When an independent journalist or alternative blogger writes about the other face of Cuba that the official media ignores, they jump at your neck like a spring. They use all kinds [...] Continue reading

With Regards to the Theory of Rescuing Socialism / Miriam Celaya,Miriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting

With Regards to the Theory of Rescuing Socialism / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting (Originally published in the Diario de Cuba dated August 3rd, 2011) The last five years in Cuba have been fruitful in the theoretical development of solutions to the country's severe problems, mainly those related to the ills of the economy [...] Continue reading

Corruption again alleged in Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 08.09.11 Corruption again alleged in Cuba Reports: Two Cuban officials fired for corruption, others under investigationBy Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com A corruption scandal in Cuba has led to the dismissals of two deputy ministers of communications and the head of the state's ETECSA telecommunications monopoly, according to reports Monday. Another senior official of [...] Continue reading