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Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Havana: Hookers a la carte / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Regina Anavy

When Roman, a tall, skinny guantanamero, who has spent three years living clandestinely in Havana, feels a burning sexual desire, he plans his binge.

After working 12 hours… Continue reading

Cuba: Poor but Content / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated

In the neighborhood of Cayo Hueso, there are people who are viewed with disdain. Waldo is one such case, chief of surveillance for the Committee for the Defense of the… Continue reading

A Little History / Fernando DámasoFernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated

We Cubans, with regards to our history, are quite chauvinistic. We believe, and even are convinced of it, that since we appeared on this earth, we have been fighting for freedom.… Continue reading

The Agrarian Problem / Dimas CastellanosDimas Castellanos, Translator: Unstated

In the struggle for land ownership and against eviction in Cuba, many farmers and farm workers lost their lives. Among them is Niceto Perez, who was killed May 17, 1946. In… Continue reading

Rain Has Arrived in Havana / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Regina Anavy

The habaneros were screaming for it. After 9 months of a fierce drought, where water-laden clouds kept moving around the city, and the dams and reservoirs had gone… Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, 05.29.11

Younger Castro brother turns 80 in aging regimeBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press

HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro is set to join elder sibling Fidel in the ranks of octogenarians this week, even as he spearheads efforts… Continue reading

Cuba reduces taxes to stimulate self-employment12:36, May 28, 2011

Cuba's self-employed will enjoy a significant amount of tax cuts as the government has adopted a series of measures to boost the country's private economy, the official daily Granma reported on… Continue reading

Silence is Complicity / Angel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated

Sometimes I suspect that blogging in Cuba is like a scream from the depths of a cave that is lost in the void without finding any listeners. The echo comes back… Continue reading

Bahamian oil firm ready to drill by 2012May, 27, 2011 07:25 PM – Reporter (Tavernier, FL)

May 27–In the wake of news that a deep-water oil-drilling rig will likely be operating off the coast of Cuba close to Key West… Continue reading

Incessant Activism (and Repression)at 11:02 AM Friday, May 27, 2011

Yesterday, the Castro regime arrested 13 pro-democracy activists in the city of Santa Clara, as they held a peaceful march in honor of deceased political prisoners.

Amongst those arrested were… Continue reading

Cuba: Facts and Realities


"No hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver" – Spanish saying

(There is no worse blind person than the one who does not wish to see.)

On… Continue reading

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