Daily Archives: May 1, 2011
Posted on Sunday, 05.01.11
Cubans mark May Day, await details of changeBy PETER ORSI and ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
HAVANA — Hundreds of thousands of Cubans marched through Havana and other cities on Sunday to mark May Day in a demonstration… Continue reading
Castro regime launches May Day wave of repression against oppositionBy Alberto de la Cruz on 05/01/2011 – 7:00 am
The Castro dictatorship, which more than ever is fearing its eventual demise, has launched a wave of repression against members of… Continue reading
The Silent Re-Evolution / Angel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated
MANY FRIENDS HAVE written me to ask why my posts are postponed when the always turbulent Cuban reality, unfortunately for us, requires direct and constant attention. My closest friends demand a… Continue reading
Minor Earthquake Rattles Eastern Guantanamo Province
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 30 (acn) A 3.2 earthquake was reported early on Saturday in the Cuban easternmost province of Guantanamo by the Network of Stations of the Cuban National Seismologic Service.
The earthquake was… Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 04.30.11CUBA
Man starts dissident hotline
A Miami man set up a communications system that lets dissidents in Cuba air their grievances.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com
Think of it as a 911 service for Cuban dissidents.
Police are arresting… Continue reading
Cuban makes fumigator out of trashSat Apr 30, 2011 3:58PM
A Cuban farmer has invented a device that helps him spray pesticide along six rows of crops instead of the one row he dosed with his usual backpack fumigator.
Using… Continue reading
Childhood Indoctrination: an Institutionalized Crime / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting
Readers, allow me to tell you a recent anecdote. Zamira, a close friend whose son started attending Kindergarten just a few months ago, was very alarmed when she… Continue reading
Well-Known Cuban Dissident Freed After Day in Jail
HAVANA – Leading Cuban dissident Darsi Ferrer was released Friday after spending about a day in jail for mounting a peaceful protest in this capital.
Ferrer, wife Yusnaimi Jorge and two colleagues… Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 04.28.11Cuba Communists
Alarcon: Old Communist leadership around thanks to CIA
Cuban Assembly head Ricardo Alarcon says that a rejuvenation is needed of the country's Communist leadership.
By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com
The head of Cuba's legislature, Ricardo… Continue reading
Cuba: Selective and Controlled Internet Access / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Raul G.
Yordanka uses the internet to look for friends and to find ways of escaping the island. However, she believes the arrival of the fiberoptic cable will not… Continue reading
No honor among thieves in the Castro Mafia — Part 2By Alberto de la Cruz on 04/30/2011
As I wrote yesterday, a crime syndicate the size and scope of the Castro mafia will always have issues with employees attempting to… Continue reading
The Mansion, The Country / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez
She has a five-bedroom house that is falling to pieces. She got it in the seventies when the family for whom she worked as a maid went into exile. At… Continue reading