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A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship?

A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship? BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga has pulled an acclaimed film, based on repression against gay writers in the early years of the Revolution, from an upcoming presentation in New York after festival organizers banned it from official competition and […] Continue reading

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

Censorship, the Vital Artery of the Cuban Regime /

Censorship, the Vital Artery of the Cuban Regime / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on November 20, 2015 Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 4 November 2015 — The recent termination of Juan Carlos Cremata as a theater director, the previous suspension of “The King is Dying,” his last work on the stage of the Theater Center, and the […] Continue reading

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

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

Taken Out of the Closet, But No One Asks Forgiveness

Taken Out of the Closet, But No One Asks Forgiveness / Reinaldo Cosano Posted on July 28, 2013 By Reinaldo Cosano. Havana, Cuba Posted in the blog of Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada The veil covering violent homophobic repression is slowly being drawn back, but the gulity aren’t asking for public pardon. It is hard […] 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

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

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

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

"The Gray Quinquennium" Or Five Black Decades?

"The Gray Quinquennium" Or Five Black Decades?2007-02-22.Oswaldo José Payá Sardiñas, Movimiento Cristiano LiberaciónHavana, February 1 2007- I will never be able to forget the days of captivity and liberation on the Island of Pinos, where I, among many other young… Continue reading