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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

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

Cuban Homosexuals – Excluded From The Army And Taboo In The Dissidence

Cuban Homosexuals: Excluded From The Army And Taboo In The Dissidence / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 30 June 2016 — “Beyoncé” — that’s what she likes to be called — prostitutes herself for less than two dollars on the outskirts of the old bus stop of Víbora, 30 minutes by car from the center of […] 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’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

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

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

Truth and Memory Weekly Bulletin on UMAP / HÉCTOR SANTIAGO

Truth and Memory Weekly Bulletin on UMAP / HÉCTOR SANTIAGO Translator: Unstated, UMAP Truth and Memory Government paper headline: UMAP forges citizens useful to society HECTOR SANTIAGO UMAP* was more terrible than what has been said, because they tried to change homosexual orientation through so-called scientific methods which, imported from the USSR, consisted of insulin […] 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

Cubans Defined by Abbreviations

Cubans Defined by Abbreviations May 7, 2012 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES — Our grammatical rules are aided by a few shortcuts, both in linguistics as well as in writing. One good example of this is the use of abbreviations. Those in spelling and speech are employed as work-saving mechanisms to economize on characters. In the […] 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

Santiesteban, Padura, Milanes and the Repression of Intellectuals in Cuba / Angel Santiesteban

Santiesteban, Padura, Milanes and the Repression of Intellectuals in Cuba / Angel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated From Havana, Cuba, where he lives and is subjected to systematic police and legal abuse by the island's military regime, because of his determination to be a free writer, especially in his blog "The Children Nobody Wanted," Angel Santiesteban […] Continue reading

Che Guevara Exposed: The Killer on the Lefties' T-Shirts

Thursday, January 21, 2010Che Guevara Exposed: The Killer on the Lefties' T-Shirtsby Humberto Fontova

Editor's note: This exposé on Che Guevara first appeared in the June 2009 issue of Townhall Magazine. To subscribe to Townhall Magazine and get your free… Continue reading