Ladies in White


Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction with them, carrying out the duties of local governance. But due to the inaccessible and […] Continue reading
The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear / Iván García Iván García, 21 March 2017 — In the slum of Lawton, south of Havana, the need for housing has converted an old collective residence with narrow passageways into a bunkhouse. With dividers made from cardboard or bricks recovered from demolished buildings, “apartments” have appeared where a […] Continue reading
Revenue for the regime, a crackdown on society, and the repression of dissidents DDC | La Habana | 21 de Julio de 2016 – 14:10 CEST. Antonio Rodiles, Coordinator of the Forum for Rights and Freedoms (ForoDyL): A year ago relations were restored but, if one counts the 18 months of the confidential political process […] Continue reading
Opposition Marchers Should Change Their Strategy / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 17, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 13 January 2016 — There were more than seven thousand arrests of dissidents in 2015, with most detentions lasting several hours. Beatings, harassment, acts of repudiation and degrading treatment by police are common in Cuba. Political reforms are not […] 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
We Cubans Need to Solve Our Own Problems / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 27, 2015 Fifty-four years, seven months and eleven days after that January 3, 1961— the day on which American diplomatic personnel closed their embassy — seventy-three year old Denis Sentizo, a heavy-set African-Cuban with an easy smile, did not want to […] Continue reading
“They forced me not to dream”: Interview with Angel Santiesteban / 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz Posted on July 25, 2015 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz, 24 July 2015 – In the Border Guard facility where Angel Santiesteban spent his last year in prison, he heard the sound of the sea. Inside his less than nine by twelve foot […] Continue reading
Why The Beatings? / Mario Lleonart Posted on June 23, 2015 Mario Lleonart, 5 June 2015 — Beatings of peaceful demonstrators in Havana have been in the news for eight consecutive Sundays. In one of the first rounds, the son of the labor leader Jesús Menéndez was dragged for several yards along the ground with […] Continue reading
The Kindness of the Cuban Aristocracy? / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 20, 2013 While in Sao Paulo and other cities in Brazil the outraged people flooded the streets to protest the increase in transportation prices, rampant corruption and the millions in public expenditures for the World Cup and the Olympic Games, in Cuba the […] Continue reading
Raul Castro: Seven Years of Governing / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 4, 2013 Giving an accounting of their administration was never among the priorities of the Castro brothers. The modern caudillos are considered beyond good and evil. Indeed, Fidel Castro managed the nation like a private bodega, with outlandish economic plans, bypassing the state […] Continue reading
An Interview with Berta Soler, Leader of the Ladies in White / Ivan Garcia Posted on July 28, 2013 (Exclusive, Iván García in Havana) If you want confirmation that socialism does not work, do yourself a favor and visit Alamar. This community, twenty minutes east of Havana, is an example of real urban chaos. A […] Continue reading
Fortune Empress of the World / Lilianne Ruiz Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated Leaving the house, any indistinguishable morning, on the park's second bench a group of neighbors. Happy retirees. It is not that they are happy for having learned some kind of existential revelation in the autumn of their lives. It would not be impossible […] Continue reading
The Streets Belong to Cubans / Rosa María Rodríguez TorradoRosa María Rodríguez Torrado, Translator: Unstated Cuba's leaders and their acolytes have warned for years and without the least reserve, that the streets belong to the Revolutionaries. This amounts to the segregation that only government sympathizers can march and protest peacefully and publicly, but always in [...] Continue reading
The Right to Know / Cuban Law Association – Wilfredo Vallin AlmeidaCuban Law Association, Translator: Unstated by Wilfredo Vallin Almeida The Conference of the Communist Party of Cuba is over. From it, what we have left is a single phrase: "no illusions." This is equivalent to saying — in good Cuban — that things will [...] Continue reading
Ni un solo dictador másMiércoles, 02 de Noviembre de 2011 04:23Juan Gonzalez Febles Lawton, La Habana, (PD) Un mensaje recibido a través de las novísimas redes sociales de telefonía móvil y generado desde la activa blogósfera, exhorta a rechazar la eventual promoción en enero -nepotismo mediante- del coronel Alejandro Castro Espín al Comité Central del [...] Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, 04.11.10
Signs of frustration sprout, spread
After discussions of reform following the ascension of Raúl Castro
failed to end economic turmoil, Cubans are reacting to their government
like never before.
By ALFONSO CHARDY and JUAN… 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

Posted on Saturday, 12.20.08
Aging Castro still rules 50 years after revolution
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — In the palace of a fallen dictator, the grade-school kids in
their red Communist Pioneer bandanas are getting their mandatory… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents tap cyberspace from abroad
Wed Feb 7, 2007 11:51 AM ET
By Anthony Boadle

HAVANA (Reuters) – Leading Cuban dissidents who are denied access to
Internet at home now have their messages on Web sites thanks to the… Continue reading

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