Ladies in White


Cubans Feel Like Hostages to Both Castro and Trump / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 June 2017 — “Impotence.” This is the word that a performer in the Guiñol Theater (located in the basement of the FOCSA building in Havana’s Vedado district) uses when asked her opinion of the new Trump Doctrine regarding Cuba. On […] Continue reading
Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 19 June 2017 – Over the weekend the official media have repeated ad nauseam the declaration of the government in response to Donald Trump’s speech about his policy toward Cuba. The declaration’s rhetoric recalls the years before the diplomatic thaw, when […] Continue reading
Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30 PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí International Airport […] Continue reading
Tarará’s Thousand And One Stories / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 17 September 2016 – “This was my house,” says Elena, a Cuban-American who returned to the island this week and visited the place where she spent her childhood. In Tarará she took her fist steps, but the place barely resembles the residential […] 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
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
In #Miami, #WeAllMarch / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on December 21, 2015 Luis Felipe Rojas, Miami, 8 November 2015 — This past Sunday, I went to the mythical and cloyingly Cuban Versailles Restaurant. There were a handful of Cubans there who believe that solidarity doesn’t have borders, and can’t be imposed from any corner. On […] Continue reading
Pope Francis visits eastern Cuba on eve of U.S. trip Rick Jervis, USA TODAY 8:48 p.m. EDT September 21, 2015 SANTIAGO DE CUBA — Placards on cars. Banners in the street. Overall buzz in the air. Residents of this eastern Cuban city received Pope Francis on Monday with the enthusiastic fervor that has followed him […] 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
Antonio Castro, Elián González y el hombre nuevo castrista Absoluto fracaso, el hombre nuevo del castrismo nunca nació Eugenio Yáñez, Miami | 02/07/2015 5:21 pm Antonio Castro Soto del Valle, “Tony” para sus amigos, hijo de Fidel Castro, saborea Grecia y Turquía con el dinero de los cubanos, y el “balserito” Elián González, “ahijado político” […] 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
The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick ( Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector uponentering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately […] Continue reading
Cámaras ciegas marzo 25, 2015 12:33 pm· Cuba actualidad, El Vedado, La Habana, (PD) Desde hace algunos años el estado cubano, incluyó dentro del gasto presupuestario del país la compra en el exterior de costosas cámaras de vigilancia. Han sido ubicadas en las zonas más importantes de la capital, las cabeceras provinciales y las carreteras, […] Continue reading
A Miami Congressman Adamantly Defends Isolating Cuba By DAMIEN CAVEMARCH 4, 2014 Representative Mario Díaz-Balart, the Republican congressman from Miami, has been a leader among the pro-embargo constituency for years, serving in Congress since 2003. His aunt, Mirta, was Fidel Castro’s first wife, leading many to argue that the divide between Cuba and the United […] Continue reading
Interview with Rosa Maria Paya / Lilianne Ruiz, Rosa Maria Paya Posted on June 18, 2013 By Lilianne Ruíz HAVANA, Cuba, May, Rosa María Payá, daughter of the late leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, returned to Cuba after finishing a tour with the main objective of promoting an international investigation to clarify the […] Continue reading
Dissidents Find ‘Cuba Outside Cuba’ In Miami By CHRISTINE ARMARIO 05/23/13 03:49 PM ET EDT AP MIAMI — When Cuban hunger striker Guillermo Farinas arrived in Miami, he said he was prepared to face rejection from radical members of the Cuban-American community who do not believe in pacific opposition. The reaction has been far different. […] Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 05.20.13 Ladies in White say they want both material and moral support By Juan Carlos Chavez and Juan O. Tamayo Leaders of Cuba’s dissident Ladies in White group rejected Havana’s claims they are mercenaries and said on Monday that there is nothing wrong with receiving help from abroad because the Cuban […] Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 05.05.13 Through posters, a dialogue about Cuba’s future By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press Related Content MIAMI — In one poster, Raul and Fidel Castro ride in a hot air balloon made of newspapers. Their fingers are plugged into their ears, drowning out any noise around them. A blue bird […] Continue reading
Yoani, Disidencia Yoani: Venus abyecta Dentro de un patriarcado blanco que ejerce control de las matrices interpretativas y difusoras, Yoani Sánchez es una mujer que no admite barreras Justo J. Sánchez, Miami | 03/04/2013 10:02 am Es subversión. Deambular y dibujar estampas de la cotidianeidad cubana para enviarlas por Tweeter rompe las reglas. Veamos: Cuba [...] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 03.15.12 Cuban police remove dissidents from Havana churchBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press HAVANA — Cuban police evicted 13 dissidents from a church they had been occupying for two days demanding that Pope Benedict XVI air a list of grievances during his upcoming trip to the island, a Roman Catholic Church spokesman said. The [...] Continue reading
Gladys Bejerano' Cuba's "Iron Lady" / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated Eliot Ness and his group in Chicago in the 30's were called 'The Untouchables'. They fought head on rampant corruption in the Windy City, and through legal chicanery of tax evasion led gangster Al Capone to prison. That group of Chicago has a female [...] Continue reading
Cuban blogger riles with her weapon of wordsLast updated: February 7, 2012 7:02 pmBy John Paul Rathbone in Havana Yoani Sánchez is Cuba's best-known blogger and, for many outside the island, also its opposition's most important voice. She is also, however, a philologist whose refusal to mangle the Spanish language is matched only by her [...] Continue reading
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