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Annexationism among Cubans

Annexationism among Cubans HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 29 de Junio de 2017 – 00:20 CEST. A group of Cuban intellectuals gather at Cuban TV’s Round Table (a misnomer) to analyze (once again) Donald Trump’s alteration of America’s policies towards the Cuban Government. They insist on accusing US leadership of harboring annexationist intentions, […] Continue reading

How Cuban State Security Intimidates Potential Informants

How Cuban State Security Intimidates Potential Informants / Iván García Iván García,9 April 2017 — They did not put a Makarov pistol to his head or torture him with electric prods. Let’s call him Josué. (The names in his article have been changed). He is a guy who wears American-made jeans, listens to jazz by […] Continue reading

An Illegal Business Operating Under Protection of the Castro Name

An Illegal Business Operating Under Protection of the Castro Name / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 9 February 2017 — In Cuba being a member of the Castro family is like having a modern-day license to commit piracy. This inalienable right comes in handy for the dynasty’s descendants, especially those born with the compound […] Continue reading

Prostitution – ‘extra pay’ for many police

Prostitution: ‘extra pay’ for many police GERÓNIMO GARCÍA | La Habana | 9 de Febrero de 2017 – 10:46 CET. “I don’t know why you’re surprised, when everybody knows that prostitution and pimping represent an extra salary for many police,” says Alexis. This young man, in his 30s, is a pimp who controls what he […] Continue reading

Legacy and End Point

Legacy and End Point / Somos+, Pedro Acosta Somos+, Pedro Acosta, 6 December 2016 — After your departure the Cuban people should be eternally grateful for: The fall of the dictatorship. Fulfilling your political promises, especially the respect for the 1940 Constitution, the quick holding of free elections, and not placing yourself permanently in power. […] 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

Lashing Out Again Against Private Restaurants

Lashing Out Again Against Private Restaurants / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, 24 October 2016 — The Peoples’ Powers and the Ministry of Internal Trade are mobilizing again against successful paladares — privately owned restaurants — using the excuse of corruption and drug sales. To clarify, it is true that some of these establishments, sadly, are […] 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

How Cuba was destroyed

How Cuba was destroyed Patrick Luciani, Special to Financial Post | March 1, 2016 6:08 PM ET Now that President Obama has opened relations with Cuba, and plans to visit this month, Canadians are saying, “Let’s get down there before Americans ruin the place.” Too late: the ruin began with the 1959 revolution. Many Canadians’ […] Continue reading

Prostitution in Cuba – Solutions to Today’s Reality (Part 2)

Prostitution in Cuba: Solutions to Today’s Reality (Part 2) / Somos+ Posted on November 16, 2015 Somos+, Jose Manuel Presol, 4 November 2015 — The Cuba of tomorrow will have to face this situation, which cannot be resolved, certainly, in a 24-hour effort. The deterioration caused by half a century of ineptitude and corruption cannot […] Continue reading

Pope Francis is bringing a wish list to Cuba, but he may be disappointed

Pope Francis is bringing a wish list to Cuba, but he may be disappointed By Nick Miroff September 17 at 7:00 PM HAVANA — The president of Cuba is a communist who was educated in Jesuit academies. The pope is a Jesuit who grew up attending public schools. They took vastly divergent paths, but both […] Continue reading

Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground

Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground / Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang Posted on August 23, 2015 The landscape could become very similar to those found in Central American countries where the issue is out of control Cubanet.org, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana 20 August 2015 – Hector arrived in Havana at the end of 2005. He […] Continue reading

State Department watered down human trafficking report

Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report By Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and […] 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

The Ladies in White Should Change Their Political Profile

The Ladies in White Should Change Their Political Profile / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 20, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 11 March 2015 — During the hot summer of 2013 I remember Blanca Reyes, wife of the poet and journalist Raul Rivero, writing letters to the pope in the Vatican, to the Mothers of the Plaza […] Continue reading

Cockfighting in Cuba is a gray area

By Karl Penhaul CNN Cockfighting in Cuba is a gray area Published 5:41 AM EST Jan 18, 2015 HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) —You would think if something was not officially permitted in communist-controlled Cuba then it would be forbidden. But that’s not the way Cubans see things. They regard many facets of daily life as falling […] Continue reading

How Do the Dissidents Feel? Cinematic Thoughts on the Cuba Deal

How Do the Dissidents Feel? Cinematic Thoughts on the Cuba Deal By Carl Eric Scott January 5, 2015 9:07 PM “You have no idea how many people are in here due to senseless heroics.” That’s a line from The Lives of Others, in which Stasi interrogator Gerd Wiesler, speaking to Christa-Maria Sieland in the main […] Continue reading

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation December 2, 2014 Dariela Aquique* HAVANA TIMES — In its efforts to “refashion” economic and political concepts and practices on the basis of the Party’s Economic Guidelines, the Cuban State has declared that these weren’t valid at other points in history because of the impact the […] Continue reading

4 Foreigners jailed in Cuba for sexual abuse of children

4 Foreigners jailed in Cuba for sexual abuse of children Published November 18, 2014 EFE Four foreign citizens – a Canadian, an Indian and two Italians – have been sentenced to prison in Cuba for the sexual abuse of children, while another two are awaiting trial for similar offenses, an official report released Tuesday said. […] Continue reading

El pedófilo que vivió en Cuba

Publicado el lunes, 06.09.14 El pedófilo que vivió en Cuba ALEJANDROARMENGOL El ex cantante de pop británico Gary Glitter ha sido acusado formalmente de ocho delitos sexuales contra dos niñas de entre 12 y 14 años cometidos entre 1977 y 1980, anunció la fiscalía británica. Los periódicos y las agencias cablegráfica han corrido a dar […] Continue reading

El excantante de rock pedófilo y la pornografía infantil en Cuba

Pedofilia, Jineteras, Prostitución El excantante de rock pedófilo y la pornografía infantil en Cuba Gary Glitter, que acaba de ser encausado en Londres, fue arrestado en 1977 cuando regresaba de Cuba y las autoridades británicas querían saber qué hacia viajando con tanta frecuencia a la Isla Redacción CE, Madrid | 06/06/2014 1:22 pm El excantante […] Continue reading

One Night – A Critical View of Cuban Social Reality

One Night: A Critical View of Cuban Social Reality / Dimas Castellano Posted on April 26, 2014 Una Noche (One Night) is the film which best reflects why it is that young people leave Cuba. That’s how a female friend of mine, who is a lover of the seventh art, laconically replied to my question, […] Continue reading

Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

Cuba – niñas prostitutas y mercaderes sexuales

Prostitución infantil, Prostitutas, Corrupción Cuba: niñas prostitutas y mercaderes sexuales Cuba no promueve oficialmente la prostitución en general, y mucho menos la infantil, sin embargo, su enfoque al respecto es hipócrita y mal intencionado Alejandro Armengol, Miami | 16/10/2013 5:10 pm El hecho de que extranjeros mantienen relaciones sexuales con niñas cubanas no es una […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Justice Minister says the government fights prostitution

Posted on Wednesday, 10.16.13 Cuba’s Justice Minister says the government fights prostitution BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Statements by Cuba’s minister of justice that prostitution is not a social problem on the island and that cases of child prostitution are “minimal” are evidence the government is turning a blind eye on the serious problems, a […] Continue reading

Between Neglect and Helplessness.

Between Neglect and Helplessness. Prostitution in Cuba, Part 3 / Miriam Celaya Posted on September 16, 2013 Official secrecy and complicit silence The original sin of the “Cuban Revolution” in relation to prostitution lies not in the fact of its not being able to eradicate it, a clearly impossible task, but in denying its very […] Continue reading

Alcoholism, Corruption and Other Demons – 2013

Alcoholism, Corruption and Other Demons… Posted on August 21, 2013 The exclusive news was first offered by Cuban TV’s Havana Channel, in an evening program on Wednesday July 31, 2013: six people had died and 40 remained hospitalized due to ingestion of methyl alcohol (wood alcohol). According to official investigations, alcohol came from an Institute […] 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

For Cuba, a Harsh Self-Assessment

For Cuba, a Harsh Self-Assessment By VICTORIA BURNETT Published: July 23, 2013 HAVANA — There was a time, Alexi remembers, when life in Cuba was simpler. People dressed properly. Children respected their elders. Stealing was stealing. “My father brought me up with a strict set of values,” said Alexi, 46, an unemployed chauffeur from a [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Hopes for a New Era of Public Criticism and Debate

Cuba’s Hopes for a New Era of Public Criticism and Debate July 17, 2013 Esteban Morales* HAVANA TIMES — Cuban President Raul Castro’s address to the closing session of the National Assembly of the People’s Power (Parliament) marks, without a doubt, the beginning of a qualitatively new stage in the process of public critique he [...] Continue reading

Police moved against prostitutes in Havana after Toronto Star and El Nuevo Herald published series on child prostitution in Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 07.16.13 Police moved against prostitutes in Havana after Toronto Star and El Nuevo Herald published series on child prostitution in Cuba JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Café Paris in downtown Havana, a seedy hangout for prostitutes from Cuba’s provinces, is reported to be nearly empty. So are several other bar-girl joints in the neighborhood, like [...] Continue reading