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Monthly Archives: December 2011

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The General's Pardons / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez Thousands of eyes were glued to national television screens this last Friday. The social networks and text messages also vibrated nervously. A strong rumor had been ... Continue reading
On travel to Cuba, think liberty firstCommentaryBy ANGEL CASTILLO JR. | Florida VoicesPublished: December 31, 2011It has now been 63 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations, in 1948. Both the United State... Continue reading
Toothbrush Solutions for CubaDecember 30, 2011Julio De La YnceraHAVANA TIMES, Dec 30 — A few days ago I read an article in Cubadebate that caught my attention. The article deals with the production of toothbrushes in what is apparently the only facto... Continue reading
Cuba's Humanitarianism Falls Short12-30-2011The United States is deeply disappointed that the pardon was not extended to Alan Gross.The government of Cuba says it has pardoned and will release some 2,900 prisoners held in its jails. President Raul ... Continue reading
There's No Turning Back Now for CubaDecember 30, 2011Dariela AquiqueHAVANA TIMES, Dec 30 — When I'm out on the street, in the corner bodega store, at the bus stop, standing in the line at the Coppelia ice cream parlor, at the farmers markets,... Continue reading
Allow us a word… / Jeovany J. VegaJeovany J. Vega, Translator: Unstated To Dr. Adelaida Fernández de Juan.Esteemed colleague:I recently read your article, "Medicine defended, which circulated on the web this past August. Before I read it I ... Continue reading
Neither a Poet or a Cuban / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. It is the determination of the literary colonels of the Cuban Book Institute. Five years ago, they officially ceased inviting me to artistic events, competitions, and ... Continue reading
Cuba to consider term limitsThursday, December 29, 2011 » 08:16pmCuba's Communist Party is expected to consider a strategic overhaul at its first National Conference in 50 years next month, including a radical presidential proposal to impose t... Continue reading
Cuba's Justice System Mustn't Be BlindDecember 29, 2011Fernando RavsbergHAVANA TIMES, Dec 29 — Upon hearing the news of the pardon of 2,900 prisoners, a friend who's a "revolutionary" warned me that "the streets are going t... Continue reading
Posted on Wednesday, 12.28.11Cuban Jewish leaders meet with jailed AmericanBy PAUL HAVENAssociated PressHAVANA -- A leader of Cuba's small Jewish community who visited jailed American contractor Alan Gross and even released pictures of them celebra... Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 12.27.11Jailing of Cuban dissidents denouncedBy Juan Carlos Chavezjcchavez@elnuevoherald.comActivists and groups advocating individual freedom in Cuba denounced the jailing in maximum security prisons of three peaceful opponents, inc... Continue reading
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