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Monthly Archives: August 2011

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Gimme Cable! / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez

Some of the boredom of the year 1983 was broken by the visit of Oscar D'Leon and his performance at the Varadero amphitheater. Amid the tedium, he came to the Island of… Continue reading

New Nuncios in Japan, CubaAnd Other Appointments, Including in South Africa

VATICAN CITY, AUG. 29, 2011 ( Benedict XVI named Archbishop Joseph Chennoth as the apostolic nuncio in Japan and Archbishop Bruno Musarò as the nuncio in Cuba.

Archbishop Chennoth,… Continue reading

Aug 29, 2011

Cubans may finally get to buy new carsBy Chris Woodyard, USA

After decades of having to try to keep 1950s American cars running, Cubans may finally get to a chance to buy new cars.

Early next year,… Continue reading

Watertight Compartments / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez

There are days for separation and others for confluence. Times when it seems that the strategy of confronting us is working, but also minutes in which we manage to leap over the… Continue reading

State of SATisfaction / Reinaldo EscobarReinaldo Escobar, Translator: Unstated

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to participate as a spectator at the most recent edition of the Estado de SATS event where a group of young art promoters met to… Continue reading


Castro vs. the Ladies in White

Rocks, iron bars and sticks are no match for the gladiolas and courage of these peaceful Cuban protesters.By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY

Rocks and iron bars were the weapons… Continue reading

Jokes About Dictators / Regina CoyulaRegina Coyula, Translator: Unstated

Yesterday I didn't leave my house. The morning news on Radio Reloj (Clock Radio), didn't even have old news about Libya. I couldn't watch the midday news because the power was… Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, 08.28.11

The spark of disobedience

OUR OPINION: Small protest in Cuba brings anti-regime defianceBy The Miami Herald

An extraordinary event occurred in Havana last week. Four women staged a brief protest against the Castro regime on… Continue reading

The Transition / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez

Recently, with a friend from Spain, I watched a documentary by Elias Andres and Victoria Prego about the transition to democracy in that European nation. There were thirteen episodes, filled with details… Continue reading

Columbus' Cross Made Cuban National MonumentArchbishop Points to History as Lesson for FutureBy Araceli Cantero

BARACOA, Cuba, AUG. 26, 2011 ( At the end of a thanksgiving Mass on Aug. 15, the archbishop of Santiago, Cuba, raised high the Cross… Continue reading

On Cuba's Capitol StepsFour women speak the unspeakable

The four Cuban women who took to the steps of the Capitol in Havana last week chanting "liberty" for 40 minutes weren't exactly rebel forces. But you wouldn't know that by the… Continue reading

Today's Cuba & the Ripe Fruit PolicyAugust 26, 2011By Pedro Campos

HAVANA TIMES, 26 August — In April of 1823, US President John Quincy Adams established his well-known "Ripe Fruit" foreign policy in relation to Cuba:

"There are laws of… Continue reading

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