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Daily Archives: July 28, 2011

The Last Pilgrims to Havana

Visiting Fidel Castro used to be a proud rite of passage for Latin American leftist leaders like Peru's Ollanta Humala. Now it's an act of charity.BY YOANI SÁNCHEZ | JULY 27, 2011

HAVANA — There… Continue reading

What Would Che Say?By GUY TREBAYPublished: July 27, 2011

OF beautiful people Cuba has many. Any visitor to the island or its satellite country, Miami, knows that.

CUBA'S GLITTERATI Above, Roselyn Mereno Pérez and Alejandro Castro Soto del Valle, Fidel… Continue reading

Cuba: A Pretend ParadiseRIKKI RATLIFF, QMI AgencyUpdated: Thursday, July 28, 2011 2:06:52 EDT AM

Cuba has become Canada's beloved vacation destination and unofficial 11th province.

Nobody travels more to Cuba than Canadians — about 600,000 of us head there every… Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, 07.27.11

Kerry lifts hold on cash promoting Cuba democracyThe Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A senior U.S. senator says the Obama administration has agreed to review its democracy promotion programs in communist Cuba.

Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts… Continue reading

Taking Our Reality / Fernando DámasoFernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated

The use of a disqualifying language against political opponents has been a fairly widespread practice, though in general certain limits of public responsibility and established decency are respected. There are also… Continue reading

Populism, One More Current / Fernando DámasoFernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated

Latin America, historically, has moved like a raft floating in the ocean: forward or backward depending on the ebb and flow of the tide. In the early twentieth century it… Continue reading

The Real Employees / Fernando DámasoFernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated

One of the accusations most used by the authorities to disqualify and discredit their political opponents, or simply citizens who think differently, is to label them "employees of the empire." The… Continue reading

"Heavyweight" Words / Fernando DámasoFernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated

Autocrats throughout history have always liked to use, in trying to express their ideas, big words, lofty, bulky, heavyweight. So common ones have been: irreversible, unchangeable, untouchable, forever, eternal, unshakable, indestructible, solid,… Continue reading

Caudillism, a Repeated Evil / Fernando DámasoFernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated

The Latin American left, old, new or newest, in its love-hate relationship with the northern neighbor, has always railed against it, making it totally responsible for all our political, economic… Continue reading

"Heavyweight" Words / Fernando DámasoFernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated

Autocrats throughout history have always liked to use, in trying to express their ideas, big words, lofty, bulky, heavyweight. So common ones have been: irreversible, unchangeable, untouchable, forever, eternal, unshakable, indestructible, solid,… Continue reading

Fatigue / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez

It was very early, the circles under the speaker's eyes could be seen like two dark wounds, and the sun was not yet too punishing in Maximo Gomez Plaza. On soft seats, a… Continue reading

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