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Cuba's quiet revolution

At a privately run farm west of Havana, Cuban farmer Jesus Rodriguez is looking for some changes.

Private farmers like Rodriguez would commonly wait for their supplies to be allocated by the state, often leaving their farms… Continue reading

Yoani SanchezAward-Winning Cuban BloggerPosted: July 31, 2010 01:06 PM

Cuba: Yes That IS Your Great Grampa's Chevrolet

There is a detail of our reality that fascinates tourists and surprises collectors around the world: the number of old cars still running… Continue reading


The hardest life: surviving Cuban jail

During their seven years in Cuban prisons, former prisoners say they were confined to tiny windowless cells, fed inedible food and… Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, 07.31.10 Expand the modern tools of liberation BY CARLOS SALADRIGAS

Information has always been a liberating force, and throughout history, authoritarian regimes have always attempted to control it — Cuba is no exception.

Still, Cuba’s recent… Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, 07.31.10 VERBATIM Expecting little, Cubans got nothing By XXXXXX

Below are excerpts from Yoani Sánchez’s Generation Y blog.

The July 26 event started early, in fear of the evening rains and to avoid the sun that makes… Continue reading

Embassy to Cody: 'We're sorry'Officials meet teen day after he's told he can leave CubaBy CHRIS DOUCETTE, Toronto SunLast Updated: July 30, 2010 8:57am

SANTA LUCIA, CUBA — Better late than never.

After more than three months of feeling "alone"… Continue reading

Teen trapped in Cuba to come home: motherLast Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2010 | 9:09 PM ETCBC News

Ontario teen Cody LeCompte, seen here with his mother, Danette, has been stranded in Cuba since April after he was involved in… Continue reading

Cubans Find Door Half Open – Part 1 By Gonzalo Ortiz*

QUITO, Jul 29, 2010 (IPS) – Carlos sold his house, Juana got a divorce so she could remarry and obtain resident status, and Pedro bought a “letter of invitation”… Continue reading

Embassy to Cody: ‘We’re sorry’ Officials meet teen day after he’s told he can leave Cuba By CHRIS DOUCETTE, Toronto Sun Last Updated: July 30, 2010 8:57am

SANTA LUCIA, CUBA — Better late than never.

After more than three months… Continue reading

Cuba freed teen to protect tourism: Minister Posted By JENNY YUEN, QMI Agency

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Americas Peter Kent said Cody LeCompte’s release was expediated by the Cuban government’s desire to keep a shiny tourism… Continue reading

Ballet Company Sets a Trip to Cuba By PIA CATTON

American Ballet Theater announced Thursday that it will travel to Cuba to dance in the International Ballet Festival of Havana in November. The company last visited Cuba in 1960, at… Continue reading

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