Daily Archives: August 7, 2011
Straight Outta Havana
Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesBy SUJATHA FERNANDESPublished: August 6, 2011
Sujatha Fernandes is an assistant professor of sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and the author of the forthcoming "Close to… Continue reading
Time to Take Action on Alan Grossat 12:04 AM Saturday, August 6, 2011
The Castro regime's "Supreme Court" has just upheld the conviction and 15-year prison sentence of jailed American development worker Alan Gross.
The time has come for the… Continue reading
Senator Menendez Statement on Alan Grossat 9:14 PM Friday, August 5, 2011Menendez on Castro Regime's Decision to Uphold 15-year Sentence of Alan Gross
NEW JERSEY – United States Senator Robert Menendez, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere Subcommittee,… Continue reading
Anti-Defamation League Calls for Alan Gross's Releaseat 4:33 PM Friday, August 5, 2011ADL Reiterates Call On Cuba To Release American Subcontractor
New York, NY – The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed disappointment that Cuba's Supreme Court upheld a 15-year sentence… Continue reading
Cuba opening to private enterprise spurs service sector start-ups
President Raul Castro has ordered a long list of reforms, and Cuba has embarked on a far-reaching experiment to salvage its depleted and, until now, tightly regulated Marxist economy.Private business gets… Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 08.07.11
Cuba travelU.S. company suspends Cuba toursBy Juan TamayoJtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com
One of the first travel companies to jump into the Cuba trips allowed by a new Obama administration policy has suspended the tours amid questions that trouble both… Continue reading
Divine Providence and the Assassination of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia / Ricardo MedinaRicardo Medina, Translator: Raul G.
"Life is worth nothingif I ignore that the assassintook a different pathand is preparing another ambush."– Pablo Milanes
When I retrospectively analyze my… Continue reading
Convict 1959-0711 / Rosa María Rodríguez TorradoRosa María Rodríguez Torrado, Translator: JT
She was one of so many recluses of misfortune, of those by failing to use the olive green conscience were deprived of liberty. They gave her permission to… Continue reading
Premeditated Eviction / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G.
His name is Rubisner Utria Gomez, he resided in La Cuarteria neighborhood of San German, in the province of Holguin. On the 8th of July he was evicted from… Continue reading
Threatened with Torture, Luis Felipe Rojas Affirms that He is Not Afraid / From Pedazos de la IslaLuis Felipe Rojas, Translating Cuba, Translator: Raul G.
From Pedazos de la IslaThis Friday August 5th is the Day of Resistance in Cuba,… Continue reading
What 100 Dollars Can Buy in 2011 Cuba / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated
Rigoberto still remembers the smell of the green bills sent monthly from his brother in New Jersey. "They were so stiff you could stand them up… Continue reading
Translating Cuba and Hemos Oido: How Did it Happen?Translating Cuba, Translator: Unstated
This post is from Raul Garcia Jr.'s blog, Pedazos de la Isla.
Translating Cuba's Dissident Voices
Mary Jo Porter is an American who lives in Seattle. When she… Continue reading
Economic Embargo: a Burden for Cuba's Future / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Adrian Rodriguez
The United States embargo is relative. If Cuba had fulfilled its economic duties, it could buy merchandise in any other place without worrying about the shipping… Continue reading
It Won't be Easy for Cubans to Buy or Sell Houses / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Regina Anavy
A few days ago, the newspaper Granma announced that by the end of 2011, Cubans would be able to buy and sell… Continue reading