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OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins

OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on May 17, 2014 Speech by OLPL in Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, 16 May 2014. Dear friends: As a Cuban from the Island —and all Cubans are, no matter how far and how much time has […] Continue reading

Innermost thoughts of Raúl Castro president of the Council of State, “tired predator” – Cuba

Innermost thoughts* of Raúl Castro president of the Council of State, “tired predator” – Cuba “Although nearly 82, I secured a new five-year term as president in February 2013. It will be the last one. It is time for me to stand down after making some concessions… in a manner of speaking, at least. I […] Continue reading

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See September 16th, 2013 – 10:39 am Reading Charles Lane’s important column in The Washington Post about a new indie film, Una Noche (One Night), I promptly rented it “On Demand” on my cable system. It is also available as an iTunes download. Filmmaker Lucy Mulloy […] Continue reading

Floods wallop western Cuba

Posted on Friday, 06.07.13 Floods wallop western Cuba By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Heavy rains in westernmost Cuba from what later became Tropical Storm Andrea have destroyed tons of warehoused tobacco leaves, flooded farms and cut electricity to several parts of Pinar del Rio province, according to official reports. Hardest hit were the municipalities of […] Continue reading

Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking […] Continue reading

Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak

Posted on Saturday, 12.08.12 Life on the island Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak It's the disease that the government doesn't acknowledge, because it might deter tourists from coming to the island. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban dissident Walter Clavel says that when he took his 2-year-old son to a hospital Wednesday with […] Continue reading

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012. Updated on Friday 16 November 2012. Reporters Without Borders condemns a worrying increase in harassment of dissidents in recent months, which has yet again contradicted the intentions manifested by the Cuban government when signing two […] Continue reading

When Sandy Hit Cuba

November 4, 2012, 6:45 p.m. ET When Sandy Hit Cuba The regime in Havana would rather watch the Cuban people annihilated than risk losing its lock on power. By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY A day after the worst of extratropical cyclone Sandy—once a hurricane—had pulled out of town, I strolled around Lower Manhattan expecting to find […] Continue reading

Cuba’s bloggers stir up storm

Cuba's bloggers stir up storm November 4, 2012 – 4:15am By The Economist The New York Times Syndicate Six days after hurricane Sandy passed through, Santiago — Cuba's second city, with a population of 500,000 — remained without power. Running water was scarce in Santiago, where a cholera outbreak was reported earlier this year, and […] Continue reading

Chinks in the state’s media monopoly

Winds of change Chinks in the state's media monopoly Nov 3rd 2012 | HAVANA | from the print edition SIX days after Hurricane Sandy passed through, Santiago, Cuba's second city with a population of 500,000, remained without power. Running water in Santiago, where a cholera outbreak was reported earlier this year, was scarce and there […] Continue reading

As Hurricane Sandy devastates Cuba, bloggers rise to the challenge

As Hurricane Sandy devastates Cuba, bloggers rise to the challenge Posted by Max Fisher on October 29, 2012 at 10:31 am Cuban bloggers are showing surprising initiative in responding to Hurricane Sandy, which has killed 11 and caused significant damage since making landfall there on Thursday. It's still not clear how costly the storm will […] Continue reading

Government says cholera cases jump from 85 to 110, but outbreak remains under control

Posted on Thursday, 07.12.12 Government says cholera cases jump from 85 to 110, but outbreak remains under control Dissident in eastern city of Santiago de Cuba says government is hiding eight cholera deaths By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban public health officials say the number of confirmed cholera cases has risen from 85 to 100 […] Continue reading