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‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story Stephen Gibbs Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT If you happened to go to a […] Continue reading

Why Foreign Investments Don’t Work in Today’s Cuba

Why Foreign Investments Don’t Work in Today’s Cuba / Dimas Castellano Dimas Castellanos, 17 January 2017 — By 2007, after forty-eight years of revolutionary rule, inefficiency and a lack of productivity had turned state-run farmland into fields infested with marabú weed. Meanwhile, food prices were increasing on the world market. In light of this situation, […] Continue reading

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo – Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo: Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 February 2017 — Hundreds of Cubans were stranded in Mexico after the Obama administration ended the wet-foot/dry-foot policy that favored Cuban’s immigration to the United States, but for the 90 who are detained at the […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro is dead

Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading

What is Behind the Arrest of the Ex-President of Cuba’s Central Bank?

What is Behind the Arrest of the Ex-President of Cuba’s Central Bank? / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 14 November 2016 — At the beginning of October the former Cuban diplomat and ex-president of the Central Bank, Hector Rodrigues Llompart, was arrested. It is said that during the raid on his home in the […] Continue reading

A judge, then an independent lawyer, and currently in prison, JulioFerrer Tamayo talks about the corruption of the Cuban judicial system

A judge, then an independent lawyer, and currently in prison, Julio Ferrer Tamayo talks about the corruption of the Cuban judicial system WALDO FERNÁNDEZ CUENCA | La Habana | 25 de Octubre de 2016 – 08:00 CEST. Before becoming an independent lawyer, Julio Ferrer Tamayo had a long career as a judge and attorney within […] Continue reading

MININT Colonel In The Vortex of The Theft of Papers From MININT

MININT Colonel In The Vortex of The Theft of Papers From MININT / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 20 June 2016 — Carlos Emilio is a pseudonym. He has the rank of Colonel, and his real name is Emilio Alejandro Monsanto. He’s detained in Havana, in an elegant house converted into a military prison, […] Continue reading

Was Cuba behind Menendez investigation? His attorneys want to know

Was Cuba behind Menendez investigation? His attorneys want to know Ted Sherman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com By Thomas Zambito | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com on July 22, 2015 at 1:56 PM, updated July 23, 2015 at 3:09 AM NEWARK — Attorneys for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez want to know whether an agent […] Continue reading

Opponents Tried for Common Crimes

Opponents Tried for Common Crimes / Cubanet, Augusto Cesar San Martin Posted on July 15, 2015 The preference of trying political opponents for common crimes is not new. Thus is prevented the sullying of the regime’s image while giving cover to those who assert that in Cuba there are no political prisoners. Cubanet.org, Augusto Cesar […] Continue reading

The Risks of Journalism

The Risks of Journalism / Yoani Sanchez Posted on May 21, 2015 Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 21 May 2015 – If you has asked me a year ago what would be the three greatest challenges of the digital newspaper 14ymedio, I would have said repression, lack of connection to the Internet, and media professionals […] Continue reading

Corruption and its Three Enormous Harms

Corruption and its Three Enormous Harms / 14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner Posted on April 26, 2015 14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner, 25 April 2015 – Mexico and corruption are two words that always go hand in glove, or as the Columbians mischievously say, “grab each other’s peepees.” Corruption in Venezuela is greater, and that of Argentina […] Continue reading

Exiled Cuban Businessmen Come to Havana for Its Horses

Exiled Cuban Businessmen Come to Havana for Its Horses / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on February 22, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 18 February 2015 — The horse — like the language and guitar — were brought to Cuba from Spain and are today a part of the national culture. It is impossible to forget the […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Anti-Corruption Effort Turns Five

Cuba’s Anti-Corruption Effort Turns Five July 3, 2014 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES – Cuba’s Comptroller’s office turns five years old and the anniversary is celebrated with the most important corruption trial in recent years, with heavy prison sentences requested for prominent foreign businessmen and top Cuban officials. The appointment of Gladys Bejerano as Comptroler said […] Continue reading

What Cuba Isn’t Saying on Television

What Cuba Isn’t Saying on Television May 23, 2014 Vicente Morin Aguado HAVANA TIMES — Count your money and set out to buy your groceries at a farm products market in Havana. A pound of pork costs as much as the average salary earned in a day by a health professional, even after the much-talked-about […] Continue reading

Police Force Being Empowered – What Awaits Us!!

Police Force Being Empowered: What Awaits Us!! / Miriam Celaya Posted on October 16, 2013 Monday, October 14th, 2013 | By Miriam Celaya, www.cubanet.org — If there is something in the past 55 or so years in which Cuban regime has been efficient it’s in the administration of news according to its own interests, a […] Continue reading

Decree may affect foreign companies caught up in corruption trials

Decree may affect foreign companies caught up in corruption trials CUBA STANDARD — Saying it wants to avoid confiscated properties sitting idle for extended periods of time, the Cuban government published a decree regulating seizure of personal assets in cases of “illegal enrichment and drug-related events, corruption, or other unlawful conduct.” Amid a slew of […] Continue reading

Prison Diary XLIV (of an isolated prisoner). Another life snuffed out in Prison 1580

Prison Diary XLIV (of an isolated prisoner). Another life snuffed out in Prison 1580 / Angel Santiesteban Posted on August 7, 2013 Angel Santiesteban remains not only a prisoner in solitude, but also kidnapped and incommunicado in the hands of the repressive forces of the Castro dictatorship, that doesn’t know how it is teaching the […] 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

British businessmen await Cuba’s verdict as graft trial ends

British businessmen await Cuba’s verdict as graft trial ends By Marc Frank HAVANA | Fri May 31, 2013 7:50pm EDT (Reuters) – The two-day trial of two top executives of a British investment fund ended in Havana on Friday with a five judge panel expected to deliver its verdict within 10 days. The sentences of [...] Continue reading

Conspiring With Impunity

Conspiring With Impunity / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Posted on May 16, 2013 “Corrupt lawyer and judge. Raúl Castro, help me. Unjust eviction.” Unfortunately, in Cuba anybody with a Communist Party ID, a title that gives them a substantial amount of power, and personality disorders that will predispose them to abuse their authority, can conspire against [...] Continue reading

The Capos of State Administration

Cuba: The Capos of State Administration November 7, 2012 Yenisel Perez Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — The consolidation of capos in Cuban state administration favors the maintenance of authoritarian order in the country. They are representatives of those highly conflictive contexts of the underground economy that reaches the whole of Cuban society. We are talking about [...] Continue reading

The Perverse Path of Repression

The Perverse Path of Repression / Agustin Valentin Lopez Canino Agustin Valentin Lopez Canino, Translator: Unstated L is for Liberty "Good morning," said the woman with the thick voice and deep tone. My sister responded in kind and the woman began offering medications for sale. The clock indicated it was seven minutes past eight in [...] Continue reading

The Trial is Today, April 13. Solidarity with Zuraima, Wife of the Rastifarian Priest Imprisoned in Cuba

The Trial is Today, April 13. Solidarity with Zuraima, Wife of the Rastifarian Priest Imprisoned in Cuba: +53-52519247 / Orlando Luis Pardo LazoOrlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Translator: Unstated To whom it may concern: I, Hector Riscart Mustelier, declare in writing what really happened on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. We left the "National Cabaret" where we [...] 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

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

Public Declaration in Self-Defense of Rastafarian Artist Hector Riscar (El Nano) / El Sexto – Danilo Maldonado Machado

Public Declaration in Self-Defense of Rastafarian Artist Hector Riscar (El Nano) / El Sexto – Danilo Maldonado MachadoEl Sexto – Danilo Maldonado Machado, Translator: Unstated Share I, Hector Riscar Mustelier, declare in writing what really happened on Wednesday 16 November 2011. We left the National Cabaret, where we were working the Heritage Group, a reggae [...] Continue reading

Travels by Taxi: Reflections on CubaTravels by Taxi: Reflections on Cuba

Travels by Taxi: Reflections on Cuba
By José Manuel Prieto
November 23, 2009

This essay is an adaptation of the book-length manuscript La Revolucion
Cubana explicada a los taxistas and was translated by Esther Allen. A
video of Prieto discussing… Continue reading

PRESIDENT BUSH HONORS MEDAL OF FREEDOM RECIPIENTS: "DR. BISCET IS NOT WITH US TODAY, BECAUSE HE IS A POLITICAL PRISONER OF THE REGIME IN HAVANA"…

PRESIDENT BUSH HONORS MEDAL OF FREEDOM RECIPIENTS: "DR. BISCET IS NOT
WITH US TODAY, BECAUSE HE IS A POLITICAL PRISONER OF THE REGIME IN
HAVANA"…
2007-11-05. White House, www.whitehouse.gov
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Laura and I are thrilled to welcome… Continue reading