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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

Regarding the Massive Dumbing-Down

Regarding the Massive Dumbing-Down / Fernando Damaso Posted on March 19, 2015 Fernando Damaso, 20 February 2015 — It has lately become fashionable to speak and write about the need for combatting negative cultural trends that, as is to be expected, arrive from abroad, mostly from the “empire.” This practice has increased since December 17, […] Continue reading

A Cuba Crime Report

A Cuba Crime Report April 18, 2014 Irina Echarry HAVANA TIMES — On the last Saturday of March, an official government announcement took the habitual listeners of Havana’s Radio Reloj radio program by surprise. It was a petition by authorities asking the public the help clear up a crime that had taken place in Old […] Continue reading

Petition To the National Assembly of People’s Power of the Republic of Cuba

Petition To the National Assembly of People’s Power of the Republic of Cuba / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Posted on September 1, 2013 Havana, 26 June 2013 To the National Assembly of People’s Power of the Republic of Cuba: The Constitution of the Republic of Cuba in its Article 63, reads verbatim: All citizens […] Continue reading

Workers for the Nomenklatura

Workers for the Nomenklatura / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on August 16, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, August, www.cubanet.org.- Similar to the theme of Steven Spielberg’s movie Minority Report, where someone is imprisoned for crimes they had not yet committed but it was assumed they might commit, the Cuban Criminal Code devotes several articles to “the state of […] 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

CITIZEN PETITION

CITIZEN PETITION / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Translator: Maria Montoto, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Havana, June 26, 2012 TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE POPULAR POWER OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA: The Constitution of the Republic of Cuba in its article 63, states All citizens have the right to direct complaints and petitions […] Continue reading

Pardon or Justice? / Miriam Celaya

Pardon or Justice? / Miriam Celaya Miriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting In recent weeks, I have noticed that the theme of reconciliation and forgiveness among Cubans is surfacing in various opinion forums. Speakers from various areas as well as alternative digital media –including independent bloggers- seem to pay particular attention to the matter, which points […] Continue reading

Mariela Castro in the Right Light District / Jeovany J. Vega

Mariela Castro in the Right Light District / Jeovany J. VegaJeovany J. Vega, Translator: lapizcero Towards the end of October, sociologist Mariela Castro Espin, Director of the National Center of Sexual Education of Cuba (CENESEX), while on a visit to this country, expressed her admiration for the "dignified manner" with which prostitutes uphold the value […] 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