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· February, 2007

Stories about Cuba from February, 2007

Cuba: “Vamos a Selma”

Babalú Blog‘s Val Prieto posits an imaginary book entitled “Vamos a Selma” (“Let's go to Selma”) which offers a false and revisionist history of the American south and the civil...

Free Kareem: The Caribbean joins in

The Caribbean blogosphere tends to focus on internal matters, but the plight of Egyptian blogger Abdel Kareem Suleiman struck a chord nevertheless with a few bloggers, including Cuban-American journalist Marc...

Cuba: The enemy is information

“The Cuban dictatorship's greatest enemy is information,” says Marc Masferrer, as three foreign correspondents are kicked out of the country.

Cuba: Pastelitos de guayaba

Marta Darby posts a recipe for Cuban/Latin American pastry pastelitos de guayaba.

Cuba, USA: Cuban Memorial

Marc Masferrer visits a Cuban Memorial in Tamiami Park in Miami: “. . . we are called not to remember the number of Cubans lost to Castro — whether 10,000...

Cuba: The untamable Internet

Marc Masferrer has news for Cuban Communications Minister Ramiro Valdés, who said recently that “The wild colt of new technologies can and must be controlled”: “What Valdes either doesn't know,...

Cuba: Arriving in Miami

Marta Darby remembers arriving in the US from Cuba with her family in 1961, on the day before Valentine's Day: “Back then, in early 1961, Cubans would still go to...

Cuba: Soyinka in Havana

Jesús Risquet reports on Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka's attendance at the 16th International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba.

Cuba: Silvio Rodriguez mix

Puerto Rican blogger Rafi posts an annotated mix of songs he considers representative of the main themes present in the work of Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez.

Cuba: Two cookbooks

She'll get to Cuba eventually, but in the meantime, TriniFood of the Can Cook, Must Cook blog reviews two Cuban cookbooks.

Cuba: No visas for American cyclists

Charly Morales Valido reports (ES) on the US government's refusal to grant US cyclists travel permits so they could contest the XXXII Vuelta a Cuba race, which takes place later...

Cuba: Dissident update

“Whether Fidel Castro is dead or only partially dead, the last six months have shown that the dictatorship he created is fully capable carrying on his repressive ways,” writes Marc...

Cuba: Fidel's Miami farewell party

Val Prieto answers those who believe that the party being planned by Miami's Cuban community to celebrate Fidel Castro's death is in bad taste: “Im going to pop open “la...

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