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Maria Castro’s Eloquent Silence

Maria Castro’s Eloquent Silence / Cubanet, Tania Diaz Castro Posted on February 22, 2015 Cubanet, Tania Díaz Castro, Havana, February 19, 2015 — Homosexuality has been around longer than humans have been walking upright. But Fidel Casto — working through State Security, an organization he founded and of which he has always been in charge […] Continue reading

Does Cuba Intend to Fight For Gay Rights?

Does Cuba Intend to Fight For Gay Rights? BY EMMA MOORE JULY 23, 2014 8:58 PM ) A pioneer in the region, Cuba has begun to add to its list of internal advancements LGBTI rights; the 1990s saw the abolishment of many oppressive laws and practices towards gays while the National Center for Sex Education […] 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

Petition To the National Assembly of People’s Power of the Republic of Cuba

Petition To the National Assembly of People’s Power of the Republic of Cuba / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Posted on September 1, 2013 Havana, 26 June 2013 To the National Assembly of People’s Power of the Republic of Cuba: The Constitution of the Republic of Cuba in its Article 63, reads verbatim: All citizens […] Continue reading

Eliminating All Forms of Discrimination and Restoring Freedoms

Cuba: Eliminating All Forms of Discrimination and Restoring Freedoms May 20, 2013 Yusimí Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — Reading Granma’s cultural pages recently, I came across two things that would not have caught my attention had they been published separately. Seeing them in the same news piece, however, made me think my eyes were deceiving me: […] Continue reading

Of UMAP and Other Demons

Of UMAP* and Other Demons / Henry Constantin Posted on May 18, 2013 UMAP: Citizens’ force used for the good of society. Brilliant idea of UMAP: Citizens’ force used for the good of society. Brilliant initiative of military cadres. A common school, half in ruins, half with children in uniform, with its Cuban flag and […] Continue reading

The Legacy of Intransigence

The Legacy of Intransigence / Miriam Celaya Posted on March 30, 2013 Let's say that for a long time the damn phrase hasn't been heard in the mainstream media (although I must admit I'm not exactly a follower of that media). In any event, it's been missing from the speeches, which slyly avoided it, like […] 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

CITIZEN PETITION

CITIZEN PETITION / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Translator: Maria Montoto, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Havana, June 26, 2012 TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE POPULAR POWER OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA: The Constitution of the Republic of Cuba in its article 63, states All citizens have the right to direct complaints and petitions […] Continue reading

Mariela Castro in the Right Light District / Jeovany J. Vega

Mariela Castro in the Right Light District / Jeovany J. VegaJeovany J. Vega, Translator: lapizcero Towards the end of October, sociologist Mariela Castro Espin, Director of the National Center of Sexual Education of Cuba (CENESEX), while on a visit to this country, expressed her admiration for the "dignified manner" with which prostitutes uphold the value […] Continue reading

US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2005 on Cuba

US State Department?s International Religious Freedom Report 2005 on Cuba 2005-11-17

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Released on November 8, 2005 

The Constitution recognizes the right of citizens to profess and practice any religious belief… Continue reading