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· April, 2006

Stories about Cuba from April, 2006

Cuba: Female dissident beaten

Pondblog links to an Aljazeera news piece reporting that Cuba's most prominent female dissident, 60 year-old Marta Beatríz Roque, was beaten at her home by a pro-government mob this past...

African music #7

Nothing beats a music festival. You meet like the music lovers, people interested in the genre and enjoy the good party vibe. And though you know the lineup in advance...

Caribbean: Bureaucracy kills & biofuel

Taran Rampersad is starting a “death and injury counter” in response to the region's lack of action in the area of disaster preparedness. “My theory is that all the bureaucracy...

Caribbean: Billionaires Investing in Local Telecoms

Last week Irish billionaire Dennis O'Brien announced his company Digicel was purchasing the Caribbean arm of Bouygues Telecom . This week Mexican billionnaire Carlos Slim announces he is purchasing three...

Caribbean: What's going on?

“So what else is going on, this fiercely hot Thursday?” writes JT at the Caribbean Beat Weblog. He finds West Indies, the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs, and some...

Cuba, USA: Hip-hop podcast

Episode #4 of the New York-produced ((Mi Barrio Radio)) podcast features tracks from hip-hop artists Orishas, Manu Chao and others.

Cuba: Alternative radio workshop

Perspectivas in Movimiento announces (es) the Latin American workshop on “alternative radio in the fight for the emancipation of humanity”, in Holguín, Cuba, from May 4-7.

A Seamless Caribbean Network?

InternetRapide.com, a blog dedicated to telecommunications in the Caribbean says (FR) Digicel, a cell phone company owned by Irishman Denis O'Brien that covers 60% of the Jamaican market, celebrates its...

Barbados, Cuba: The future of Cuba

Barbados Free Press believes that “Castro’s revolution will die with him”.

Cuba: Festival of Poor Cinema

Malmi announces (es) the 4th International Festival of Poor Cinema, which takes place in Gibara, Cuba, from April 17-23, and discusses the festival's background and philosophy. “Those new technologies,” writes...

Sweet and Sour

#1: The weirdest and tastiest grilled rabbit for Easter If your quota of cute chocolate eggs and bunnies has been reached for this lifetime already, you will love this idea:...

Cuba: Birthday blog list

Regalado.blogia.com celebrates (es) her first anniversary with a catalog of some of the blogs and bloggers with whom she has made connections in the past year.

Caribbean: Cruise ship cuts

One cruise line is planning to remove half its vessels from the Caribbean on account of high costs associated with hurricanes, says Mad Bull: “We are going to have to...

Cuba: Illegal immigration

Regalado.blogia.com reproduces (es) a press release which appeared this week in the Cuban press regarding the attempts by Cubans to escape the country by boat. The release was prompted by...

Caribbean: Hurricane forecast

Linda Thompkins reports on a recent meeting held to discuss the 2006 hurricane season and its implications for the Caribbean. The hurricane season begins officially on June 1.

Argentina, Cuba, Peru: China and Latin America

Boz criticizes the special coverage by the BBC, arguing that they are “falling into the usual memes about Latin America,” including a biased view of Latin Americans’ reactions to increasing...

Cuba, USA: Plans to Assist

At Perspectivas en Movimiento, Marie-Dominique Bertuccioli (es) counters the United States’ “Plan to Assist a free Cuba” with her own “Plan to Assist with Democratic Transition”. Among her proposals to...

Cuba: Castro scrutinized

Pondblog finds two interesting items on Fidel Castro: an online newspaper report citing excerpts from a forthcoming book on the Cuban leader, and an article by a Canadian journalist which...

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