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Hasta luego a un patriota cubano

Publicado el viernes, 02.28.14 FRANK CALZON: Hasta luego a un patriota cubano FRANK CALZÓN Corría el año 1958 y él era un maestro de escuela y pequeño productor de arroz en Manzanillo, cerca de la Sierra Maestra, en la antigua provincia de Oriente en Cuba. Decidió oponerse a la dictadura de Fulgencio Batista y le […] Continue reading

Huber Matos – The passing of a Cuban patriot

Posted on Thursday, 02.27.14 Huber Matos: The passing of a Cuban patriot BY FRANK CALZON FRANK.CALZON@CUBACENTER.ORG It was 1958, and he was a schoolteacher and a small rice grower near the Sierra Maestra mountains in Cuba’s easternmost province. Unhappy with Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship, he carried rifles to the rebels amid the produce of his farm. […] Continue reading

Countryside Boarding Schools in Cuba – My First Experience

Countryside Boarding Schools in Cuba: My First Experience February 26, 2014 Irina Pino HAVANA TIMES — I took part in Cuba’s “countryside boarding school” program – which sought to combine study and manual labor – while in junior high school back in the 1970′s. At the time, young people were obliged to go work in […] Continue reading

El Tahoro, pueblo fantasma

El Tahoro, pueblo fantasma El drama de una comunidad rural en desgracia luego de caer bajo el mando de las fuerzas armadas jueves, febrero 27, 2014 | Polina Martínez Shvietsov LA HABANA, Cuba.- El asentamiento conocido como El Tahoro es como un hueco en el tiempo y el espacio. Ubicado en el municipio Bauta, provincia […] Continue reading

Venezuela-Cuba alliance’s shaky future fuels debate

Venezuela-Cuba alliance’s shaky future fuels debate By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: February 27, 2014 TAMPA — Both sides of the Cuba debate are citing the latest crisis in South America to make their case, saying the uprising in Venezuela provides clear evidence that the U.S. should alternately continue or halt its long-standing Cuban […] Continue reading

Cuba through rose-colored glasses

Posted on Tuesday, 02.25.14 MIAMI HERALD | EDITORIAL Cuba through rose-colored glasses OUR OPINION: Ignoring Castro regime’s brutal nature is intellectually dishonest HERALDED@MIAMIHERALD.COM The scathing reply delivered by Sen. Marco Rubio on the Senate floor this week in response to Sen. Tom Harkin’s report of a visit to Cuba was a well-aimed and well-justified verbal […] Continue reading

En casa del herrero no entran encargos

En casa del herrero no entran encargos El oficio ha caído en picada, por lo mal que va la agricultura y debido al robo de ganado equino martes, febrero 25, 2014 | Reinaldo Emilio Cosano Alén LA HABANA, Cuba.- El viejo Juan Santana Padilla (75 años) es herrero desde los catorce. Aprendió el oficio con […] Continue reading

Cuba continues to trim state payroll, build private sector

Cuba continues to trim state payroll, build private sector BY MARC FRANK HAVANA Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:49am EST (Reuters) – Cuba continued to shed state jobs and move workers into the private sector in 2013, according to a report issued by the official labor federation at the weekend, as President Raul Castro pressed forward […] Continue reading

The Impunity of Cuba’s Media

The Impunity of Cuba’s Media February 24, 2014 Yenisel Rodriguez Perez HAVANA TIMES — In a country where news programs offer very little space for true public opinion and silence the discourse of the political opposition entirely, one can expect news to be completely skewed and for no one to feel the need to defend […] Continue reading

El desastre de la ganadería cubana

El desastre de la ganadería cubana A nuestros campesinos les roba el estado y los cuatreros. Las vacas muertas que el gobierno calla lunes, febrero 24, 2014 | Osmar Laffita Rojas LA HABANA, Cuba, febrero – Cuando el actual régimen tomó el poder en Cuba, hace 55 años, las masa ganadera era de 6 millones […] Continue reading

Bureaucratic Absurdities

Bureaucratic Absurdities / Fernando Damaso Posted on February 23, 2014 Government bureaucrats like to complicate things and, in turn, the lives of citizens. From their privileged positions of power, they do and undo at whim. With the matter of cooperatives, the form of work preferred by the State for the self-employed, they have formed a […] Continue reading

Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

Qué fueron las UMAP?

¿Qué fueron las UMAP? ANTONIO JOSÉ PONTE | Madrid | 23 Feb 2014 – 9:38 am. Trabajos forzados, reeducación política, tratamiento de la homosexualidad como enfermedad, instrumento para la modernización del ejército… Joseph Tahbaz ha publicado un estudio enjundioso sobre el tema. La pregunta del título podría aparecer también en tiempo presente, y no porque […] Continue reading

Envíos petroleros a Cuba llegan a 80 mil barriles al día

Envíos petroleros a Cuba llegan a 80 mil barriles al día Venezuela comprará a Cuba casi 66 millones de medicamentos ERNESTO J. TOVAR | EL UNIVERSAL viernes 21 de febrero de 2014 12:00 AM La cooperación energética entre Venezuela y Cuba implica que actualmente se están despachando hasta 80 mil barriles diarios de crudo y […] Continue reading

Cuba – The Holodomor Next Door

Cuba: The Holodomor Next Door Cuba’s starvation policy is a crime against humanity. By Robert Zubrin I just got back from a business trip to Mexico. While there, I met with some Mexicans who had recently traveled to Cuba. What they told me was shocking. The Cuban people are being held on the edge of […] Continue reading
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