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Serious And Decent Worker Seeking Employment

“Serious And Decent Worker Seeking Employment” / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, 17 November 2016 — Discriminated against for decades, Cuba’s Jehovah’s Witnesses just opened an employment agency that focuses on the “honesty and decency” of its people. The database “is an opportunity to advertise the skills that the brothers have in different professions […] 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

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

Yes, Cuba is more open now. But for these artists and activists, little has changed.

Yes, Cuba is more open now. But for these artists and activists, little has changed. Oppression, jail and censorship are still the norm for the country’s young and politically active. By Kevin Lees June 22 at 8:47 AM HAVANA — Tania Bruguera’s work sits in the permanent collection of Cuba’s premier art gallery, the Museo […] Continue reading

No, No and No Raul Castro

No, No and No Raul Castro / Jose Luis Garcia Antunez Posted on August 31, 2014 This I believe is the second or third occasion that I write to you, and as always without the least mood or desire that you answer me, because given the absolute contempt and disgust that emanates from your person […] 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

Who Do Cuba’s Authorities Think They’re Kidding?

Who Do Cuba's Authorities Think They're Kidding?December 21, 2011Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES, Dec 21 — Any moderately intelligent people would soon figure out they were being duped, especially if the device was so obvious to the point of underestimating the reasoning ability of those being "fooled." The astute tricks being played by the country's authorities […] Continue reading

Cubans stage ‘independent’ Gay Pride march

Posted on Tuesday, 06.28.11Cuba gays Cubans stage 'independent' Gay Pride march Despite gains in recent years, an alternative gay rights group held a small protest in Havana on Tuesday to "demand" respect for the rights of gays.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com A small group of "independent" Cuban gays and lesbians strolled down a Havana boulevard Tuesday [...] 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

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