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Monthly Archives: August 2012

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The Mediocre "Cuban National Assembly" / Angel Santiesteban Angel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated It's sad to see the "deputies" applauding every stupidity that originates in the puppet theater, and how many respectable, a... Continue reading
Complicated Pathways / Fernando Damaso Fernando Damaso A citizen decides to solve the housing problem of his daughter and grandchildren by deeding her the roof of his house so she can build on top of it. He begins by submitting an application to th... Continue reading
Cuba reports mixed results of labor reform Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:09am IST * More than 350,000 join "non-state" sector * Unemployment nearly doubles since 2009 * Wages show little improvement By Marc Frank HAVANA, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Communist-r... Continue reading
Buying Soda Pop in Cuba August 31, 2012 Luis Miguel de Bahia HAVANA TIMES — I learned that soda was on sale and went looking for a bottle. As my turn in line was coming up to buy it, I heard a woman in front of me ask for 20 large plastic bottles ... Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 08.30.12 Cuba: Private employment now 22 percent of jobs The Associated Press HAVANA -- Twenty-two percent of Cuban workers were employed in non-governmental jobs last year, up from 16 percent in 2010, according to statistics re... Continue reading
Just Decision, Complex Execution / Fernando Damaso Fernando Damaso, Translator: Unstated An article about so-called "subsidies"—recently approved to help families who have housing problems, lack financial resources and are willing to re... Continue reading
Alea jacta est — The die is cast / Cuban Law Association, Wilfredo Vallin Almeida Cuban Law Association, Translator: Unstated, Wilfredo Vallin Almeida Oswaldo Payá has died and, despite his death, his enemies don't hesitate to throw dirt... Continue reading
From Kerosene to Electricity / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez Fidel shows Cuban women how to use a pressure cooker during the 2005 "Emergy Revolution". Source: http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/ The kitchen no longer smel... Continue reading
In Truth / Cuban Law Association, Wilfredo Vallin Almeida Cuban Law Association, Translator: Unstated, Wilfredo Vallin Almeida For a moment I thought it would pass without incident, that the funeral procession would arrive without mishap to the Colu... Continue reading
Where the Dictatorship Nests / Lilianne Ruiz Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated When in Cuba we say "the system" we are referring to a circumstance which, even though we recognize it as abnormal, arbitrary and unnatural — the condition... Continue reading
Punching Bag / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Torrado Rosa Maria Rodriguez Torrado, Translator: Unstated Cuban society is the crazy punching bag on which the Cuban leaders and the national media train, and sometimes beat up. If there is an epidemic of dengue... Continue reading
Breathing Can Shut Down the System / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, Translator: Unstated I felt wiped out when I got there after having waited for more than three quarters of an hour for the Route 27 bus. I finally gave up and opted instead for an alme... Continue reading
Accessing the Internet in Cuban Churches / Cuban Legal Advisor, Yaremis Flores Cuban Legal Advisor, Translator: BW, Yaremis Flores By Lic. Yarmis Flores Liu, reader of this blog, asked the Office if Cuban churches one can have access to the interne... Continue reading
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Zapata lives
Zapata lives
No place to live
No place to live