Daily Archives: April 14, 2011
Does a Revolutionary Social Pact Exist in Cuba?April 13, 2011Haroldo Dilla Alfonso
HAVANA TIMES, April 13 — It has become fashionable (and it's good that it has) to talk about the so-called revolutionary social pact and its crisis. Flowing from… Continue reading
Young Cubans Unsure Where to Turn for Decent JobsBy Ivet González
HAVANA, Apr 14, 2011 (IPS) – In the throes of Cuba's economic "reorganisation," young people are walking a tightrope towards an uncertain employment future. They are finding it increasingly… Continue reading
Former Al-Jazeera and NPR Reporter Now Working for CastroBy Cliff Kincaid | April 13, 2011
…don't look for any investigations by the media into how they were duped by a mouthpiece for the Castro regime.
He used to be a… Continue reading
Cuba faces its worst drought for 50 years14 April 2011 Last updated at 10:02 GMT
Cuba is facing its worst drought in half a century, with tens of thousands of families almost entirely reliant on water trucks for essential supplies.… Continue reading
Cuban migrants repatriated by Coast Guard
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday repatriated 10 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, according to an e-mailed statement. One is still awaiting further disposition.
Six of the migrants were found Sunday aboard… Continue reading
Roots of Hope: the roots of indiscretionBy Alberto de la Cruz, on April 13, 2011, at 11:45 am
Over the past few years, we have met many Cuban American college and university students who are part of the Roots of… Continue reading
April 16, 1961: The Day They Sang Us The Script / Reinaldo EscobarReinaldo Escobar, Translator: Unstated
A few months earlier, when I was still a student in the seventh grade, I'd had my first major political debate with none other… Continue reading
The World is Upside Down / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Raul G.
Democracy is stammering. Let's take a look.
I think it's a good thing that bloodstained dictators, who savagely violate the essential freedoms of their citizens, be forced to… Continue reading
Political Decisions Above Cuban Laws / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Raul G.
The American contractor, Alan Gross, was sentenced this past March 4th in Havana for carrying out acts which uphold the interests of a foreign State with the "objective… Continue reading
Work on worn-out rail tracks beginning
Using imported rails from Russia and concrete ties made in a new Cuban plant, work crews have concluded reconditioning 15 miles of track along the island's main trunk railroad within 75 days, Granma reported.… Continue reading
Some Cuban businesses benefit from new free market capitalismBy Catholic Online4/13/2011Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Cuban President Raul Castro has opened his tightly-controlled communist country to a smattering of free-market capitalism over the last six months, in the most significant… Continue reading
9 Cuban immigrants land on Mona IslandApril 14, 2010Printby The Daily Sun staff
A group of nine Cubans landed on Mona Island early Tuesday morning and surrendered to Park Rangers after making an illegal entry into the United States territory.A… Continue reading
Havana affected by growing water shortage
HAVANA, Apr 12, 2011 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — The water supply to Cuban capital Havana and the province around it faces the most critical level in the last 50 years, which could worsen if… Continue reading
April 12, 2011 11:52 PM
Cuba just isn't the same anymorePosted by Portia Siegelbaum
HAVANA – Cuba just isn't the same anymore — not for those who opt to leave for Miami or Spain, not for those who stayed and… Continue reading
Cubans hope party congress may loosen home, car sales04 / 13 / 2011
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:49pm GMT. By Rosa Tania Valdes. HAVANA, April 12 (Reuters) – Cubans are watching this week's ruling Communist Party congress closely for new… Continue reading