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· July, 2007

Stories about Cuba from July, 2007

Cuba: Opposing Ideas

Child of the Revolution blogs about the opposing views on Cuba held by Bebo Valdes, the Cuban-born jazz musician, and his pianist son, Chucho.

Brazil: About the 2007 Rio Pan-American Games

After two intense weeks full of sports coverage and post-tragedy debates in the media, the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro has come to an end. Since its...

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Bergman Passes On

“I have always found his films to be difficult to watch, always knowing, though, that I was watching a master at work.” Babalu Blog acknowledges the passing of Swedish film...

Cuba: Castro's Keynote Speech

“So Raul described large problems that are of great interest to average Cubans…he is creating public expectations that some kind of change is coming, and that in time it will...

Cuba: 26th July

“It’s official: Fidel Castro will not make an appearance at this year’s 26th July celebrations.” Child of the Revolution speculates about the content of Raul Castro's upcoming speech.

China: Immigrants and sea

Maryannodonnell from Shenzhen fieldnotes blogs the opening ceremony for a documentary “immigrants and sea” which is about cultural life in Latin American Coastal cities.

Cuba: Defecting at the Games

Child of the Revolution continues to follow the Pan Am Games in Brazil – this time, with a focus on a few Cuban athletes who have defected.

Cuba: Pan Am Games

Child of the Revolution reports that “Cuban athletes are failing to win the hearts and minds of many spectators at the Pan-American Games being held in Rio” – and suggests...

Bahamas, Barbados: Support for Cuba?

Both and Barbados Free Press have concerns about their respective countries’ support for the Cuban regime.

Cuba: Tobacco Deal?

“More than 245 years after the English briefly held Havana, the British are close to becoming a big player in Cuba again. This time it will be all about tobacco.”...

Caribbean: Contemporary Art Exhibition

“Brooklyn sometimes feels like it is part of the Caribbean,” writes Caribbean Beat Blog, reporting on an upcoming exhibition of contemporary Caribbean art at the Brooklyn Museum.

Cuba: Gay Rights

“Following Fidel Castro’s…Cuban revolution, LGBT people were persecuted and imprisoned. Now the Communist Party is set to bring forward a law which would legalise same-sex unions, grant adoption rights to...

Cuba: Blogging for Cuban Liberty

Uncommon Sense is proud to be part of Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty and hopes that the campaign will influence The Police to speak out for the cause of political...

Bahamas, Cuba: Plots Against Castro

Rick Lowe at shares his views about the CIA's assassination plot, freedom of speech and Castro's revolution.

Cuba: Election Fever

Child of the Revolution has his eye on Cuba's upcoming elections, which he thinks “will provide some guidance, for want of a better word, on the future role of Fidel...

Jamaica, Cuba: Alonso's Giselle

“In dance as in life, you fall in love all of a sudden. Then, if you are lucky, you spend a lifetime working out the details.” Geoffrey Philp explores the...

Cuba: Environmental Issues

Both Babalu Blog and Child of the Revolution are unimpressed with the UN‘s take on Cuba's environmental issues.

Cuba: Areito

Cuba Daily News explores Areito, the Cuban music of the aboriginal people.

Cuba: Reflections on Freedom

“Americans do not deserve to be free because we are Americans, and Cubans do not deserve to be free because we are Cubans. All men and women deserve to be...

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