Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez to speak at Miami’s Freedom Tower

February 20, 2013 2:58 pm0 comments
Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez to speak at Miami’s Freedom Tower

Source: Miami Herald  Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez, who is on a world tour after 10 years of being barred from leaving her homeland, plans to visit Miami April 1 and speak at the iconic Freedom Tower. “It is such an honor to not only have Yoani speak at what […]

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In Brazil I Receive the Gift of Publicly and Freely Expressed Criticism by Yoani Sanchez

February 19, 2013 6:38 pm0 comments
In Brazil I Receive the Gift of Publicly and Freely Expressed Criticism by Yoani Sanchez

Source: Huff Post Writing a travel log is as difficult as studying for a math test in a nightclub. Mindful of the new reality presented to my eyes since I left Cuba, I have been faced with the dilemma of whether to live or to narrate what’s happening to me, […]

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Cuba: Castro’s China Bubble Burst

February 11, 2013 3:01 pm0 comments
Cuba: Castro’s China Bubble Burst

Source: Capitol Hill Cubans  Another one of the recent myths regarding Castro’s Cuba was that China had become a major source of financing and investment. We always held this was false, for this 2010 State Department cable (released by Wikileaks) had revealed the Chinese regime’s frustrations in doing business with the Castro brothers. Yet, that […]

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Yoani Sánchez viaja a EEUU y América Latina | Infobae

February 5, 2013 3:47 pm0 comments
Yoani Sánchez viaja a EEUU y América Latina | Infobae

Después de años de intentos, la disidente Yoani Sánchez abandonará Cuba para realizar una gira por distintos países del mundo, en los que narrará su visión sobre la realidad que se vive en la isla caribeña. Sánchez estará en los Estados Unidos, Canadá, México, Colombia, Perú, Brasil, Chile y Argentina. También viajará a países europeos como Italia, República […]

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Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba | AFP

February 4, 2013 12:22 pm0 comments
Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba | AFP

HAVANA — Ailing Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has made a surprise appearance in Havana to vote in parliamentary polls, expressing confidence in the revolution despite a decades-long US trade embargo. Castro’s visit to the voting precinct in Havana’s El Vedado neighborhood was the main event in Sunday’s elections, during […]

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Cuba es el país más represivo de América Latina | Infobae

January 31, 2013 1:10 pm0 comments
Cuba es el país más represivo de América Latina | Infobae

Human Rights Watch (HRW) afirmó que Cuba continúa siendo el país más represivo de América Latina, de acuerdo con su informe anual de 2012 divulgado este jueves. “Cuba sigue siendo el único país de América Latina donde se reprimen casi todas las formas de disenso político“, precisa el reporte de la organización estadounidense de derechos […]

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Libertad de prensa: Cuba es lo peor | VOA

January 30, 2013 1:31 pm0 comments
Libertad de prensa: Cuba es lo peor | VOA

Cuba sigue siendo el país que menos respeta la libertad de expresión en América Latina, según el reporte anual de la organización Reporteros sin Fronteras, que lo ubica en la posición 171 de un total de 179 países analizados. El reporte establece que la isla ha enfrentado un año de […]

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Lula llegó a Cuba y podría visitar a Hugo Chávez | Infobae

January 29, 2013 1:52 pm0 comments
Lula llegó a Cuba y podría visitar a Hugo Chávez | Infobae

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva llegó el lunes por la noche a la capital cubana, donde convalece el mandatario de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez. El ex presidente brasileño participará de la Conferencia Internacional por el Equilibrio del Mundo, que se realiza con motivo de los 160 años del natalicio del pensador latinoamericanista José Martí, según […]

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WP: Cuba’s Raul Castro assumes presidency of bloc of Latin American and Caribbean countries

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WP: Cuba’s Raul Castro assumes presidency of bloc of Latin American and Caribbean countries

SANTIAGO, Chile — Cuban President Raul Castro assumed the presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States on Monday in a demonstration of regional unity against U.S. efforts to isolate the communist government through a 50-year-old economic embargo. Castro was warmly welcomed by his colleagues as he spoke […]

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Miami Herald: The renegade blogger vs. Cuba’s clueless Castros

January 28, 2013 2:47 pm0 comments
Miami Herald: The renegade blogger vs. Cuba’s clueless Castros

As a foreign correspondent back in the 1980s, I realized that Marxist Nicaragua’s economy had officially flat-lined on the day that a peasant in the countryside who had helped a colleague with a broken-down car asked to be paid not in thecordoba, the country’s official currency, but toilet paper. When […]

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