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· January, 2007

Stories about Cuba from January, 2007

Cuba: Fidel's video

Alejandro Armengol attempts to make sense (ES) of the reaction of Miami's Cuban exiles to the video of Cuban president Fidel Castro released yesterday.

Cuba, Mexico, USA: Reflections on Immigration

“In mid-January I went back to Mexico for meetings with clients and academics, as well as colleagues from IBM. As you might imagine, the immigration debates going on in the...

Cuba: Praying for Fidel

It's unlikely that Cuban president Fidel Castro will be any less of a polarising figure in death than he's been over the course of his long and colourful political career....

Cuba: A walking (photo) tour of Havana

“Havana is a city best appreciated on foot,” writes (ES) FotoCuba in a post presenting photos from a walking tour of the city.

Cuba: Photo set

Flickr user sergio_serrano has a lovely set of photos from Cuba entitled “Cuba Sí!”

Cuba: Sexual diversity

Zenia presents a portrait (ES) of two same-sex couples living lives of relative tranquility in Cuba, and concludes that the climate in the country has become more tolerant of homosexuals...

Haiti: Reflecting on National Soccer

Reflecting on Haiti's recent defeat at the hands of the Trinidad & Tobago soccer/football team, Collectif Haiti de Provence writes (Fr): “Yes, formerly our regional rivals had names like Mexico....

Cuba: Show yourself, Fidel

Ziva demands that ailing Cuban president Fidel Castro stand up and be accounted for: “Where the hell is fidel? He's healing? Show us a photo, send us a current tape...

Cuba: Fidel's medical prospects

Cuba-centric blogs and bloggers, including Marc Masferrer, Luis M. García, Babalú and Ziva, are abuzz with speculation in the aftermath of an article in Spanish news daily El Pais about...

Cuba: New TV channel

The Cuba Travel Guide blog announces ACN, a new Cuban television channel, designed to “bring press material and messages from Cuba to Cuban collaborators abroad, mainly in Bolivia and Venezuela.”

Cuba: Chino-Cubano

Following on a post in which she wondered about the existence of an authentic Caribbean-Chinese cuisine, TriniFood learns of the existence of “Chino-Cubano” (Chinese-Cuban) cuisine.

Cuba: Mother of Guantánamo prisoner

Zenia, in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, posts a photograph of a woman holding a postage stamp-sized photo of a man, with the caption (ES): “Zhora Zewawi, mother of a prisoner...

Cuba: Sheehan won't meet the “Damas”

Mark Masferrer calls the fact that US anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will not be meeting with the Cuban activist group “Damas de Blanco” (Ladies in White) nor visiting a Cuban...

Cuba: Will Sheehan respond to las Damas?

Babalú Blog wonders whether US anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who's visiting Cuba to demonstrate for the closure of the prison at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, will respond to a call...

Personal and political: The anti-Castro blogosphere reacts to Cindy Sheehan's Cuba visit

Hell hath no fury like an anti-Castro blogger confronted with the idea of a US anti-war activist's visit to Cuba. Or so the reactions to Cindy Sheehan‘s visit to the...

Cuba: Cindy Sheehan visits

Babalu Blog reports, briefly but with typical rancor (echoed by many in the comments thread), that US anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan “and her Code Pinko cohorts” are visiting Cuba.

Cuba, Spain: Hotel apartheid

Noticiero Cuba reports (ES) that Fito Cabrales, a rocker from Bilbao, Spain, has publicly criticised the system of “apartheid” which bars Cuban nationals from entering hotels on the island. The...

Costa Rica, Chile, Cuba: Castro and Pinochet

Both Randy Paul and Boz applaud Costa Rican President Oscar Arias’ commentary on the similarities between Fidel Castro and Augusto Pinochet. Meanwhile, Venezuelan blogger Afrael comments on the celebrity look-alikes...

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