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A look at Cuba’s Cardinal Jaime Ortega

A look at Cuba’s Cardinal Jaime Ortega Cuba’s Cardinal Jaime Ortega, right, stands behind Pope Francis in the popemobile as they arrive for Mass at Revolution Plaza in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. During Mass Sunday, Ortega thanked the pope for his work promoting detente between Havana and Washington and called for reconciliation between […] Continue reading

Cuba’s controversial cardinal takes center stage with pope’s visit

Cuba’s controversial cardinal takes center stage with pope’s visit HAVANA | BY DANIEL TROTTA Cardinal Jaime Ortega rose from labor camp inmate in the 1960s to become one of Cuba’s leading political figures, leveraging a non-confrontational style into a rare position of influence for someone outside the Communist Party. With Pope Francis visiting Cuba next […] Continue reading

Cuba and the Vatican – the Miracle that Never Arrives

Cuba and the Vatican: the Miracle that Never Arrives / Miriam Celaya Posted on July 19, 2015 Cubans will continue to leave for places where they believe God has placed his hand beyond the intervention of his Holiness Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 7 July 2015 — It’s been 17 years since a head of Vatican […] Continue reading

Cardinal Ortega – You Are a Prisoner of Conscience

Cardinal Ortega: You Are a Prisoner of Conscience Posted on April 30, 2015 “The Editor”, 4 April 2015 — But you are not one of those worthy men who serve a prison sentence in Cuba for raising his voice against the abuses of the dictator. You are a prisoner of conscience, because your conscience is […] Continue reading

A Cuba Crime Report

A Cuba Crime Report April 18, 2014 Irina Echarry HAVANA TIMES — On the last Saturday of March, an official government announcement took the habitual listeners of Havana’s Radio Reloj radio program by surprise. It was a petition by authorities asking the public the help clear up a crime that had taken place in Old […] 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

In Cuba, religious freedom remains a dream

Posted on Friday, 09.07.12 In Cuba, religious freedom remains a dream BY TEO A. BABUN JR. Echocuba.org Five nuns from Our Lady of the Good Shepherd's congregation returned to Cuba on Aug. 28 with a small statue they had taken 50 years ago when they left after Cuba's communist revolution. As recognition of the Cuban […] Continue reading

Liberties in Cuba?

Liberties in Cuba? / Yoaxis Marcheco Suárez Translating Cuba, Translator: Maria Montoto, Yoaxis Marcheco Suárez By: Yoaxis Marcheco Suárez I don't know what is happening with some people and institutions in the world, I think that they suffer from some sort of lethargy that doesn't allow them to perceive Cuban reality, or they are simply […] Continue reading

The Missions of the Cardinal / Mario Barroso

The Missions of the Cardinal / Mario Barroso Mario Barroso, Translator: Unstated Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40 In those years of UMAP*, when Mr. Jaime Ortega was one more in the concentration camps, no one would have […] Continue reading

The Cardinal of Disgrace / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada

The Cardinal of Disgrace / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Translator: AnonyGY, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada I have no words to describe the recent statements made by his Eminence Cardinal and Archbishop of Havana Jaime Lucas Ortega Alamino during his stay last week in the United States of America. Those who have followed each […] 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