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Vilma Espín, Homophobe

Editorial: Vilma Espín, Homophobe DDC | Madrid | 16 de Mayo de 2017 – 12:46 CEST. When the first police raids of homosexuals were carried out in revolutionary Cuba, Vilma Espín was already the wife of the head of the armed forces, the sister-in-law of the regime’s top leader, the woman with the highest political […] 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

Homosexuality and military service

Homosexuality and military service MARÍA MATIENZO PUERTO | La Habana | 31 Mayo 2016 – 4:22 pm. Military service in Cuba is mandatory for all young people over the age of 17. However, if any of them declares himself to be “openly gay,” he may be relieved of his responsibility to “defend the homeland.” Among […] Continue reading

Castro Regime Censors Blog Calling Raul Castro Responsible For UMAP

Castro Regime Censors Blog Calling Raul Castro Responsible For UMAP* / Diario de Cuba Posted on February 9, 2016 Diario de Cuba, Havana, 9 February 2016 — A blog on sexual diversity, Proyecto Arcoiris (Rainbow Project), housed in the government-run blogging platform Reflections, has been censored by the regime after addressing UMAP and publishing a […] Continue reading

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

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

The Censors Talk about Censorship

The Censors Talk about Censorship / 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez Posted on March 31, 2015 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez, Havana, 30 March 2015 — The Surprised Pupil is a program whose first mistake is the name. With quite mediocre staging, presentation and content, really this television program has nothing surprising to see. But to hear, […] 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

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

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

I Only Know That I Am Afraid

“I Only Know That I Am Afraid” / Tania Diez Castro / HemosOido Posted on April 15, 2014 HAVANA, Cuba — For almost the first three years of his regime, Fidel Castro was not interested in Cuban intellectuals. He did not forgive their passivity during the years of revolutionary insurrection. They had not put bombs […] 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

A Caricature of Angel Santiesteban’s Trial

A Caricature of Angel Santiesteban's Trial March 21, 2013 Maria Matienzo Puerto HAVANA TIMES — The last time I spoke with Angel, I told him to have faith, because the truth always ends up coming out. At the same time I wondered why a feminist had to defend an alleged spouse abuser. Were the accusations […] Continue reading

The Real Situation in Cuba (Part I)

The Real Situation in Cuba (Part I) June 11, 2012 Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — Beware of titles like this. Be suspicious of anything that attempts to tell the absolute truth about something – especially if that something is Cuba. Take a gaming dice in your hands and try to see all six sides at […] Continue reading