Ladies in White


“I come from the street, but I did not want to stay there,” says ‘El Sexto’ / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) after his release from prison. (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 3 February 2017 — The uniform haircut imposed upon entering the Combinado del Este prison contrasts with the stains of fresh […] Continue reading
Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading
Time Takes Another Life In Cuban Politics / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 8 January 2017 — Faithful, hard-line and knowledgeable of the ultimate secrets of dissidents and ministers, Carlos Fernandez Gondín made his mark on the Ministry of Interior (MININT), the most feared Cuban institution. But shortly after taking over the portfolio in 2015, life played […] Continue reading
Cuban Government Launches Ideological Offensive On Human Rights Day / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 10 December 2016 — For several years on International Human Rights Day, the Cuban government has strengthed its ideological battle on the internet with police operations around the country. The volume of epithets posted on social networks and […] Continue reading
Fidel Castro’s Battle of Ideas… Political Pantomime / Somos+, Roberto Camba How much truth can a man take? Friedrich Nietzsche Somos+, Roberto Camba, 12 September 2016 — They say it began with the fight to return the young rescued rafter Elian Gonzalez from the United States to Cuba. Really it was much earlier, since the […] Continue reading
Why Gloria Estefan Won’t Perform In Cuba For Now 5/20/2016 by Leila Cobo The Rolling Stones may play there. Vin Diesel May film there. The Kardashians may strut there. But beyond the giddy excitement and quaintness of Cuba’s newfound celebrity appeal lie many artists and taste makers who, out of principle, will not perform on […] Continue reading
Media Campaign Aims to Discredit Rodiles / Angel Santiesteban Posted on December 29, 2015 Angel Santiesteban Prats, 26 December 2015 — State Security is using all the tools in its arsenal to denigrate Cuban dissident Antonio Rodiles, who is currently the most uncomfortable thorn in the side of the regime, in the court of national […] Continue reading
The Other Flag / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on August 15, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 15 August 2015 — Six hours after the hoisting of the Stars and Stripes at the US embassy along the Malecon, a similar ceremony occurred on 150th Street in the Cubanacan neighborhood where the official residence of Jeffrey DeLaurentis, charge […] Continue reading
Opening for Business A former Marielito positions himself as an entrepreneur in the new Cuba. BY JON LEE ANDERSON One night not long ago, in a new restaurant in Havana called VIPs, the owner, a white-haired Catalan named Jordi, was speculating about what life might be like in Cuba after a reconciliation with the United […] Continue reading
The Harvest of the Sowing of Violence / Cubanet, Rafael Alcides Posted on May 16, 2015 Cubanet, Rafael Alcides, Havana, 13 May 2015 – Extremely worried, doctoral candidate in physics Antonio Rodiles and his wife the actress and political activist Ailer Gonzalez, in their home, related to me two events that I have prayed over, […] Continue reading
Fidel Castro’s “Hardships” in Prison / Cubanet, Roberto Jesus Quinones Posted on May 16, 2015 “We sleep with the lights off, we have no roll calls or formations all day, we get up whenever (…) Plenty of water, electric lights, food, clean clothes and all for free”, Roberto Jesus Quinones Haces, Guantanamo, 15 May […] Continue reading
A Sterile Confrontation / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya Posted on February 10, 2015 14ymedio, MIRIAM CELAYA, Havana, 5 February 2015 — On 4 February 2015, the digital magazine Diario de Cuba, published a piece by Antonio González Rodiles (“Hablar con la Misma Voz) [Speaking with one Voice] in which the activist refers to an editorial by […] Continue reading
EEUU reconoce avances en libertad religiosa de los cubanos Posted on 29 julio, 2014 Por Redacción CaféFuerte Estados Unidos consideró que el gobierno cubano mantiene aún fuertes restricciones a la libertad religiosa de sus ciudadanos, pero reconoció avances significativos en la tolerancia oficial hacia las prácticas de la fe en la isla, según el informe […] Continue reading
The Castro Regime Kills and Doesn’t Lie / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on April 2, 2014 The Castro regime is, above all, biopolitical. Power over the life and death of each one of the individuals, within and beyond the national frontiers of the wicked little island in the Caribbean Sea. The Castro regime is […] Continue reading
Gloria Estefan opens up about her desire to perform in her native Cuba as she releases latest album The Standards By AMY OLIVER PUBLISHED: 20:54 GMT, 21 October 2013 | UPDATED: 00:36 GMT, 22 October 2013 The 56-year-old grandmother doesn’t strike you as a threat to national security. Despite her towering Louboutin heels she is […] Continue reading
Rafael Alcides about the Official Novel against Angel Santiesteban Posted on September 25, 2013 I present to you here the article that writer and poet Rafael Alcides published in the blog Penúltimos Días about the judicial farce mounted against Angel Santiesteban with the sole and hidden objective of silencing his critical and damning voice about […] Continue reading
Posted on Friday, 09.13.13 On Cuba, League of Women Voters ignores repression BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO FSANTIAGO@MIAMIHERALD.COM Here’s another entry from the absurd U.S.-Cuba files: The honorable League of Women Voters of Florida, a 93-year-old organization with a distinguished history of supporting just causes, is “Sisters Across the Straits” — not with the suffering Ladies in […] Continue reading
Change by Attrition: The Revolution Dies Hard / Antonio Rodiles Posted on July 24, 2013 From World Affairs By Antonio Rodiles Five years ago, hopes were high among Cuba watchers when Raúl Castro officially succeeded Fidel. There was particularly intense speculation about who would be named the next first vice president of the Council of […] Continue reading
Ladies in Black, An Ignored Antecedent / Dimas Castellano Dimas Castellanos, Translator: Unstated In 1915, the wives of the members of the Independent Party of Color managed something the Ladies in White have been denied in the 21st century. Article originally published in Diario de Cuba. Marking the 100th anniversary of the crime committed against […] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 04.05.12 Church has 'marriage of convenience' with dictatorship Pope Benedict XVI should never have accepted the terms and conditions insisted upon by the Cuban dictatorship for his trip to Cuba. By strictly following the dictatorship's conditions, the trip ended up constituting a sad demonstration of lack of solidarity toward the oppression of [...] Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 04.01.12 The readers' forum Catholic Church stifles Cuba's freedom Pope Benedict XVI should never have accepted the terms and conditions insisted upon by the Cuban dictatorship for his trip to Cuba. By strictly following the dictatorship's conditions, the trip ended up constituting a sad demonstration of lack of solidarity toward the oppression [...] Continue reading
Cuba Archive Truth and Memory Project / Alexis RomayTranslating Cuba Translator's note: This interview is from the digital magazine Cubaencuentro, from November 14, 2011. We interviewed Alexis Romay, a graduate of The City University of New York's master's program in Spanish Language and Literature, author of the novel Salidas de emergencia (Emergency Exits) and the [...] Continue reading
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