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The fight against Ebola is the new theater of war

Cuba: The fight against Ebola is the new theater of war / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on November 4, 2014 Every interesting story has light and dark parts, epic actions, and a protagonist who inspires. The rest consists of weaving reasons and emotions together by way of origami. The Cuban government knows very well how […] Continue reading

No Time for Sadness in an Exhausted Cuba

No Time for Sadness in an Exhausted Cuba October 7, 2014 Carlos Cabrera Perez (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Cuba is socially and economically exhausted, and neither Raul Castro nor the opposition have any time to implement the structural reforms needed to keep the country from falling off the edge of the cliff. All the […] Continue reading

HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES

HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES Exclusive: Marisa Martin blasts celebs for ignoring Cuba’s persecuted artists MARISA MARTIN Fidel Castro, Hollywood’s favorite living dictator, and his li’l bro Raul arrested more than 360 political prisoners in the first 13 days of May alone. Perhaps Kings Castro I and II are just trying to balance out […] Continue reading

How Cuba is exporting repression to Venezuela

How Cuba is exporting repression to Venezuela By Marco RubioFebruary 28, 2014 | 11:29pm Excerpted from the Florida senator’s Feb. 24 remarks on the Senate floor, following a speech by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). The senator from Iowa bragged about a number of things that he learned on his trip to Cuba that I’d like […] Continue reading

Angel Santiesteban Admitted to Salvador Allende Hospital with Dengue Fever

Official Communication: Angel Santiesteban Admitted to Salvador Allende Hospital with Dengue Fever / Angel Santiesteban Posted on September 18, 2013 From Friday the 13th, Angel Santiesteban Prats presented with sporadic fever spikes, without the prison authorities responding to his requests for medical attention. Just yesterday afternoon, Tuesday the 17th, they decided to send him “just […] 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

The Story of the Good Pipe

The Story of the Good Pipe* / Fernando Damaso Posted on September 2, 2013 Cuba has serious medical problems at home. There have been cases reported of cholera, tuberculosis and dengue fever — already at epidemic levels — and other illnesses that have not been seen for decades in this country. In towns and cities […] Continue reading

Calixto, the Resolute

Calixto, the Resolute* / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 15, 2013 This past Tuesday, the Cuban authorities finally acknowledged Calixto R. Martinez Arias's right to go free, after he had served more than six months in prison, initially for the crime of "insulting the leadership figures of the Revolution." He had no trial. Martinez Arias […] Continue reading

Sandy leaves disease, destruction in Cuba

Sandy leaves disease, destruction in Cuba By ROBERTO DE JESUS GUERRA PEREZ The Institute for War & Peace Reporting SANTIAGO, Cuba — While sections of the East Coast of the United States are still totaling up the damage from Superstorm Sandy, much of Cuba is overwhelmed by destruction and disease cause by what one U.N. […] 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

What Does a President Do?

What Does a President Do? / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez The question of the title was inspired by Fidel Castro himself when, on March 28 of this year, he asked Benedict XVI, "What does a Pope do?" Beyond the childishness of the question, it made me reflect on what any president would say […] Continue reading

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained Agence France-Presse 10:12 am | Saturday, August 25th, 2012 HAVANA – Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was arrested by police after an argument with agents guarding his home, his mother and activists said Friday. Farinas, who has gone on hunger strike about two dozen times against the regime, was arrested late […] Continue reading

Cuba mute in the time of cholera

Cuba mute in the time of cholera Castro government strong on public health, weak on public information in response to outbreak. Nick MiroffJuly 13, 2012 13:47 Cuba media cholera 2012 07 13 Cubans only relying on local media such as the official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, Granma, miss important information about a cholera […] Continue reading

May Day in Cuba: The Doctors Out in Front

May Day in Cuba: The Doctors Out in Front May 2, 2012 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES, May 2 — This year's May Day demonstration in Havana's Revolution Square was led by a broad representation of health care workers, whose work abroad has turned into the principal source of income for the country. Tens of thousands […] Continue reading

Angola: Over 230 Cuban Doctors Expected in Country

Angola: Over 230 Cuban Doctors Expected in Country21 July 2009 Luanda — At least 239 Cuban physicians are expected in the country to reinforce the national health system, under the agreement signed last February between the governments of the two countries, announced Tuesday the Angolan Health minister, José Van-Dúnem. The government official told the press, […] Continue reading

Tough Challenges Ahead for Raul Castro

February 21, 2008CUBA'S ECONOMIC CRISISTough Challenges Ahead for Raul Castro By Knut Henkel Fidel Castro was the face of the revolution, now he leaves behind adifficult legacy. Despite its successes in education, Cuba is plagued bya serious economic crisis. As Fidel Castro retires Cuba is left with an uncertain economic future.It's hard to miss the […] Continue reading