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Cuba crea la supermalanga

La Guayaba de Cartón: Cuba crea la supermalanga Posted on 29 enero, 2017 Con lo ocupado que ha estado el país en asuntos de noticias, abrumando por la avalancha informativa que marcó la muerte de Fidel Castro, los homenajes póstumos, el desfile militar de la Plaza y luego toda la estela de visitas a la […] Continue reading

A Disappointing And Unfair Report

A Disappointing And Unfair Report / Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez, 30 September 2016 — The most recent report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on the state of journalism in Cuba is, more than disappointing, worrisome. It is not that its authors are uninformed about the Cuban reality. Rather, they […] Continue reading

Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing

Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] Continue reading

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States* [25-02-2015 06:23:26] Jaime Suchlicki Director del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- President Barack Obama’s announcement on December 17, 2014, about an improvement in U.S.-Cuban relations will have little, if any, impact on General Raúl Castro’s alliance with Iran, Russia and […] Continue reading

Official Press – Triumphalism, Blacklisting and Censorship

Official Press: Triumphalism, Blacklisting and Censorship / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on August 25, 2014 14YMEDIO, Havana, Yoani Sanchez, 22 August 2014 – The phone rings and it’s a friend who works for a government publication. She’s content because she’s published an article that attacks bureaucracy and corruption. The young woman finished college two years […] Continue reading

Cuba: The Clueless Official Press

Cuba: The Clueless Official Press / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 22, 2014 There is an abysmal gap between daily reality and the information offered by a clueless official press. Never in Granma, Juventud Rebelde (Rebel Youth) Trabajadores (Workers) or any of the 15 provincial press organs was there news of the Castro regime’s flagrant […] Continue reading

The Press That Disinforms

The Press That Disinforms / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 18, 2014 For Castroist ideologues, the activists in Kiev and the Venezuelan students are fascists, Kim Jong-un doesn’t traffic in weapons with Havana, and Beyoncé never visited the Island. There is an abysmal gap between everyday reality and the information provided by a clueless official […] 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

Some Challenges Facing Cuba’s Press

Some Challenges Facing Cuba's Press September 17, 2012 Esteban Morales* HAVANA TIMES — Everything seems to indicate that there are now two presses in Cuba. There's one that some want all of us to read, and another one that reaches only 10 percent of the population (though summaries of it are broadcast over "Radio Bemba" […] Continue reading

US Think Tank View of Raul’s Cuba Today

US Think Tank View of Raul's Cuba Today August 3, 2012 The following is a review of Philip Peters' A Viewer's Guide to Cuba's Economic Reform. by Samuel Farber HAVANA TIMES — This is a comprehensive account of the economic changes that have taken place in Cuba since Raul Castro assumed power that was prepared […] Continue reading

Cuba, DR on very different paths

Cuba, DR on very different paths By Roland Alum May 20, 2012 On May 20, 1902 the Cuban Republic was born, following the Spanish-American War, or Spanish(Cuban)American War, that ended Spain's colonial rule. Coincidentally, this May 20, the Dominican Republic is holding its 14th presidential election since the downfall of Rafael Trujillo in 1961. It […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Press: Dodging the Big Issues

Cuba's Press: Dodging the Big IssuesFebruary 16, 2012Fernando Ravsberg Granma newspaper constantly blames the people for the country's problems. Photo: Raquel Pérez HAVANA TIMES, Feb 16 — Would you trust a doctor who diagnosed you with a serious case of cancer and then, immediately afterwards, told you that you also had acne, and urgently prescribed [...] Continue reading

Jobs’s Genius and My First Frankenstein / Yoani Sánchez

Jobs's Genius and My First Frankenstein / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez For that mess of cables and circuits to come to life and become my first computer, all I was lacking was the small pump that blows air over the red hot microprocessor. But how to find that in the Havana of 1994, completely [...] Continue reading
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