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· March, 2007

Stories about Cuba from March, 2007

Cuba: Fidel's Blog?

“The blogosphere is certainly growing!” (ES) declares mi isla al mediodia (tongue firmly in cheek) as he notes that Fidel Castro has written an “entry” in his “blog” (ie, Granma,...

Cuba: US Top Food Source?

Child of the Revolution links to an Associated Press article that cites the United States as Cuba's top food source, despite the US trade embargo on the island.

Cuba: Show me your Coffee

Cuba and Coffee – explores the cultural significance of this seductive drink.

Cuba: Remembering the “black spring”

Marc Masferrer has a series of posts on the subject of the commemorations of the fourth anniversary of the March 2003 crackdown on dissidents and journalists known as the “black...

Free Kareem Action

Watch the video – labeled “Free Kareem Action”- of the demonstration held yesterday by Reporters Without Borders in front of the Tunisia, Egypt and Cuba, stands at the tourism trade...

Cuba, Venezuela: Castro won't stop calling Chávez

“Chávez and Castro are always on the phone (ever heard of email?). Chávez would never admit it, but I wonder if he gets tired of Fidel constantly calling,” writes Vivirlatino‘s...

Cuba: How Cubans in exile measure time

Marta Darby posts an image of the Cubana Aviación plane ticket that brought her, as a small child, from Cuba to the US in 1961, plus a video comprising home...

Cuba: Show yourself, Fidel

In response to media reports that ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro has participated in a conference call, Ziva asks: “So where is he? I know he's not the Pope, but...

Cuba: Disneylandia?

Luis M. Garcia reports that plans are afoot to build a theme park in Cuba. Val Prieto wonders “what the hell would a communist Cuba theme park consist of?”, and...

Cuba: Silvio Rodriguez, troubadour of conscience

Zenia reproduces an article from Granma, the Cuban news daily, reporting that Cuban folk superstar Silvio Rodriguez has cancelled a concert in Chile in protest over the high price of...

Cuba, Cayman Islands: Civil disobedience

Ziva has high praise for the immigration officers in Grand Cayman who violated the Cayman Islands’ memorandum of understanding with Cuba and offered assistance to a group of refugees fleeing...

Cuba: Hunger strike in Camagüey

Marc Masferrer writes that the Cuban independent news site Payo Libre is reporting that 18 inmates, including 10 political prisoners, at the Kilo 8 prison in Camagüey, Cuba, have embarked...

Cuba, Colombia: Meeting Gabo

On the occasion of the writer's 80th birthday, el Cubano de la isla meditates upon (es) a fleeting encounter between Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez and Ernest Hemingway in Paris:...

Cuba: Let's meet in Cuba?

Luis M. Garcia reports briefly on a survey conducted by a meetings and conventions industry newsletter to determine whether event planners would consider Cuba a potential meeting destination if the...

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