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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

What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 2)

What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 2) / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 December 2016 — According to Luisa, 76, a former prostitute, the first time she collected money for sex, she bathed herself three times trying to remove the smell of an old man who sweated over her body. “I was once young and […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro – Ignoring Him is the Best Punishment

Fidel Castro: Ignoring Him is the Best Punishment / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, La Voz del Morro, August 15, 2006 — Humans eat meat; cattle feed on forage and in their own way find the nutrients in the soil populated by worms, which probably eat other bugs that I don’t know about; but […] Continue reading

Cuba in the Name of Deception

Cuba in the Name of Deception May 10, 2016 By Maykel Paneque HAVANA TIMES —I don’t recall when I began to distrust the Cuban government. It may have been a Saturday near the end of the 90s, during a hot month like August, when I first heard about a series of forced labor camps that […] 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

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

Do You Remember the Revolutionary Offensive of 1968?

Do You Remember the Revolutionary Offensive of 1968? / Haroldo Dilla Alfonso Haroldo Dilla Alfonso, Translator: Unstated On March 13, 1968, Fidel Castro, in one of his miles-long speeches, announced to the Cuban people what he called "the Revolutionary Offensive*." In reality, it had nothing revolutionary about it, on the contrary, it was an essentially […] Continue reading

Cuba: What Do We Mean By Revolution?

Cuba: What Do We Mean By Revolution?April 2, 2012Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES, April 2 — The question of what do we really mean by revolution came to me recently while I was reading the official Granma newspaper. It talked about how a group of self-employed workers had reaffirmed their commitment to the "revolution." I don't […] 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

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