· June, 2006

Stories about Cuba from June, 2006

Cuba: Foreign students deprived of internet access

  23 June 2006

Medicina Cubana reproduces a news agency article stating that foreign medical students at the Morón School of Medical Science have had no internet access for the past several weeks. The article also notes that “in general, Cubans are not allowed access to the Internet.”

Cuba: Donor agency head imprisoned

  21 June 2006

Medicina Cubana links to a news story about the sudden imprisonment in Cuba of a US citizen who runs an organisation which, for several years, has been sending donated medical equipment to Cuba: “In retrospect, Schwag, 53, thinks he might have run afoul of high-ranking Cuban officials who might have...

Cuba: Remembering the dissidents

  19 June 2006

Dr. Eloy Gonzalez, a bilingual Cuban doctor resident in Fort Worth Texas, cites a Father's Day greeting from the young daughter of an imprisoned Cuban dissident in order to remind us of the 2004 incident in which the girl, along with the “Ladies in White” (a group comprising wives and...

Haiti: Telecom Wars

  18 June 2006

Digicel billboard, Martinique. By blogger Greg at InternetRapide.com. Jamaica-based Caribbean telecom giant Digicel has a presence in over a dozen countries in the region. Digicel officially launched operations on the Haitian market in May to much resistance from local private telecoms Haitel and Comcel but bloggers and other web commentators...

Jamaica, USA: Imagine Miami

  13 June 2006

Florida-based Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp discusses some of the ideas he plans to incorporate into his presentation for the “Imagine Miami” lecture series, which addresses issues of identity. Among the things he plans touch upon are “a reflection on Miami’s geographical location as a port/frontier city and as a Latin/Hispanic/Caribbean...

Cuba: Super Doctors

  12 June 2006

Medicina Cubana questions the figures (ES) being quoted by the Cuban ambassador to Bolivia regarding the number of patients seen by the team of 590 Cuban doctors who arrived in Cuba in February: “The figure is really surprising: 570,0000 patients attended to since the end of February. . . With...

Caribbean: Hurricane unpreparedness?

  9 June 2006

As hurricane season begins, Taran Rampersad worries that “the Caribbean in general can't handle a Category 3 hurricane. All everyone is discussing at this point is how fast one can recover”.

Haiti Rejoins CARICOM

  9 June 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to an AFP article that announces (Fr)Haiti's official rejoining of Caricom. Haiti temporarily ceased being a member of the 15-country Caribbean body in 2004, after the fall of then President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. CARICOM invited President Preval to attend the organization's next summit in July in...

Journalism 3.0 in Cuba: A Utopian Wish?

  3 June 2006

First we must understand the significance of Periodismo 3.0 or “Journalism 3.0.” To the best of my knowledge, the popular term was first coined by Spanish blogger Juan Varela (ES) who explained in an interview last year that it “refers to the new journalism and journalist ‘that should utilize intellectual...