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Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains

Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading

Cuban Homosexuals – Excluded From The Army And Taboo In The Dissidence

Cuban Homosexuals: Excluded From The Army And Taboo In The Dissidence / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 30 June 2016 — “Beyoncé” — that’s what she likes to be called — prostitutes herself for less than two dollars on the outskirts of the old bus stop of Víbora, 30 minutes by car from the center of […] Continue reading

Academies To Produce Macho-Men In Cuba

Academies To Produce Macho-Men In Cuba / Abel Sierra Madero Posted on February 19, 2016 In the 1960s, close to 30,000 young men were detained in forced-labor camps. The mistreatments that took place in these camps, known as Military Units to Aid Production UMAP, in the name of “social hygiene,” testify to the homophobic component […] Continue reading

Conan O’Brien overlooks dark side of Cuba

Conan O’Brien overlooks dark side of Cuba BY HUMBERTO FONTOVA HFONTOVA@EARTHLINK.NET 03/04/2015 5:11 PM 03/04/2015 5:11 PM Regarding his show on — and from — Castro’s Cuba scheduled for March 4, Conan O’Brien warned us: “I do not want this to be a snarky comedy take. And I don’t want to be political…Maybe it isn’t […] Continue reading

I Only Know That I Am Afraid

“I Only Know That I Am Afraid” / Tania Diez Castro / HemosOido Posted on April 15, 2014 HAVANA, Cuba — For almost the first three years of his regime, Fidel Castro was not interested in Cuban intellectuals. He did not forgive their passivity during the years of revolutionary insurrection. They had not put bombs […] 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

My Youth Labor Army (EJT)

My Youth Labor Army (EJT) / Mario Lleonart Posted on August 9, 2013 They undoubtedly ordered the official press panegyrics in honor of the Youth Labor Army (EJT) for its forty years of existence. Between the two national newspapers they share the responsibility and take turns with articles such as, “At the end of the […] Continue reading

Hunted Leftist Terrorist Laughs at FBI from Cuba

Hunted Leftist Terrorist Laughs at FBI from Cuba May 7, 2013 By Humberto Fontova This week the FBI announced a $1 million reward for “information leading to the apprehension” of Joanne Chesimard, also known as “Assata Shakur,” who they named a “Most Wanted Terrorist.” Chesimard is the first woman to make the FBI’s list. The […] Continue reading

Letter to Pope Benedict XVI / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Letter to Pope Benedict XVI / Jeovany Jimenez VegaJeovany J. Vega, Translator: Unstated Artemisa, 20 February 2012 To His Holiness Benedict XVI: Like most Cubans, I greatly rejoice in your announced visit to our country, which will undoubtedly be welcome. You come to a country living in the most complex moment in its history. When […] Continue reading

Guevara the economist? Workers short-changed

Guevara the economist? Workers short-changedSubmitted on 29 August, 2009 – 09:10

CubaSolidarity 3/157, 20 August 2009

GuevaraAuthor:Paul Hampton

Paul Hampton reviews Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution by Helen Yaffe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

A late night meeting of the Cuban… Continue reading

Hello from Havana

Hello from HavanaNuanced but unmistakable stirrings of change in Cubaby Jorge I. Dominguez

President Raúl Castro's principal contribution thus far to the lives of ordinary Cubans has been that television soap operas now start on time. He often reminds his… Continue reading

Cuban Exile Emilio Izquierdo Mobilizes For Fellow Survivors Of Castro's Prison Camp

Cuban Exile Emilio Izquierdo Mobilizes For Fellow Survivors Of Castro's Prison CampBy DAVID HOGBERG, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILYPosted 05/20/2009 05:04 PM ET

It was Oct. 9, 1967, and 19-year-old Emilio Izquierdo Jr. was trying desperately not to smile.

As a political… Continue reading

This Cuban Exile Won't Forget

This Cuban Exile Won't ForgetWednesday May 20, 5:53 pm ETDavid Hogberg

It was Oct. 9, 1967, and 19-year-old Emilio Izquierdo Jr. was trying desperately not to smile.

As a political prisoner in one of Cuba's gulags, he seldom had reason… Continue reading

Fidel's Executioner

 Fidel’s ExecutionerBy Humberto FontovaFrontPageMagazine.com | October 14, 2005

This is the fourth article in our “Leftwing Monsters” series, the first of which featured Humberto Fontova’s profile of Fidel Castro. “Leftwing Monsters” is a feature of www.discoverthenetworks.org where the entire series… Continue reading