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Cuba: Tallies and Tales of the Reforms / Vicente Botín Once upon a time… A female cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to the goddess Aphrodite to turn her into a woman. The goddess, pitying the cat’s yearning, transformed her into a beautiful maiden, and the young man, captivated by […] Continue reading
A Glance at Cuba in 2015 / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2016 — Joel Castillo, 19, passed from expectation to frustration in 12 months. After graduating in 2014 in electronics from a technology school south of Havana, he still hasn’t been able to work in his specialty. “With […] Continue reading
After Papal Visit, Nothing in Cuba Will Change / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 20, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 18 September 2015 — After enjoying a strong espresso, sixty-eight year old Samuel Quijano lights a hand-rolled cigarette and looks at the sky, hoping for a sign of rain. Quijano is the owner of a small parcel […] 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 of being on an Island and being subjected to a "political-ideological education" experiment, as well as the […] Continue reading
Assisting journalists in Cuba: Hurdles in prison and beyondBy Maria Salazar-Ferro/Journalist Assistance Program Coordinator In mid-2006, CPJ's Journalist Assistance program began sending regular remittances to the families of independent Cuban journalists in prison. By CPJ's count, of the 29 journalists jailed during a massive crackdown in 2003, 24 were still in prison at the time–making [...] Continue reading

For Cubans, transition ahead
By Ted Mann
Updated 03/28/2010 03:18 AM

Still recovering from post-Cold War changes, the country seeks a new economic reality

Reporter Ted Mann and photojournalist Sean D. Elliot traveled to Cuba last week with the Amistad,… Continue reading

Saturday, January 3, 2009
Cuba starves for spirit of old

Central Havana on New Year's Eve: 50 years after Fidel Castro led a band
of rebels to victory over dictator Fulgencio Batista, many Cubans have
few possessions – with poor… Continue reading

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