· November, 2006

Stories about Cuba from November, 2006

Cuba: Cold wave

  23 November 2006

“Today at daybreak I look down on the city and saw a parade of North Pole-style raincoats, hooded overcoats, people wearing gloves. What a bunch of exaggerators we are: the first wind hasn't blown and already we believe it's going to snow,” writes [ES] Cuban journalist Zenia in a brief...

Honduras, Cuba: Rafting Season

  21 November 2006

“Is it winter? Rainy season? Hurricane season? Christmas season? Shopping season?” Yes, it's all of those things, writes “La Gringa”, who explains why November until February is also the “season of the Cuban rafters.”

Caribbean Women's Forum

  14 November 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to a Radio Kiskeya news article stating (Fr): “The 2d Caribbean Women's Forum ended the evening of November 10th in Fort-de-France, Martinique with the participation of a Haitian delegation led by Feminine Condition Minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue … Delegations from various Caribbean countries (Guadeloupe, Dominica,...

Bloggers on the UN resolution condemning the US embargo against Cuba

  11 November 2006

On November 8, the United Nations General Assembly voted on a resolution aimed at condemning the US embargo against Cuba. Since then, bloggers have been actively sharing their opinions on the matter. In 1960 the US government imposed an economic embargo against Cuba, hoping that this would help bring about...

Cuba and the Internet

  8 November 2006

There has been a lot of talk lately in the Cuban blogosphere about Cuba's attitude towards the Internet. The reactions appear to be as diverse as the myriad persons concerned with this rather heated issue. Some of this discussion was provoked by a recent report by Reporters without Borders about...

Cuba: Nikon

  1 November 2006

“You really can't win in the court of public opinion when you are denying a child something,” says VivirLatino, recounting the case of the Cuban boy who was denied the Nikon camera he won as a prize in a painting competition, on the grounds that the camera “contains elements that...