· October, 2006

Stories about Cuba from October, 2006

Cuba: Havana in photos and video

  20 October 2006

Flickr user silvertopixel has a series of lovely art photos of street life in Havana. And Lisetcruz posts a YouTube video with views of Havana's famous Malecón and a matching photo of her own.

Cuba: Internet penetration

  12 October 2006

Luis M. Garcia reviews an article on internet penetration in Cuba published in the Cuban Communist Party's publication Juventud Rebelde.

Cuba: The dengue problem

  5 October 2006

The video above appeared on YouTube on September 29, 2006, with no accompanying information but the tags “cuba” and “dengue“. Linked earlier this week by The Real Cuba, it appears to support what blogger Marc Masferrer wrote last Friday: Everyone in Havana and other cities has seen the clouds of...

Russia, Georgia: Unfriendly Relationship

  4 October 2006

A Tbilisi, Georgia, spice seller: “I was taking some photos in the Tbilisi's market and this lady, instead trying to sell me something, she asked me a portrait.” – by tomaradze Georgia (population approx. 4.4 million) arrested four Russian soldiers last week, charging them with espionage. Russia (population approx. 142.4...

Cuba, USA: Swiss cheese embargo

  3 October 2006

“The embargo has more holes than a chunk of processed Swiss cheese,” concludes Luis M. Garcia, as he analyses some of the facts and figures behind the commercial embargo imposed upon Cuba by the USA.