· December, 2007

Stories about Cuba from December, 2007

Cuba: The Divorce Rate

30 December 2007

Regalado [es] writes about the divorce rate in Cuba, in which it is reported that 6 out of every 10 marriages end in divorce

Cuba: Freedom and Environment

  27 December 2007

Babalu Blog disagrees with a New York Times article that suggests the ending of the US embargo could mean the end of environmental preservation in Cuba.

Cuba: Show Me Your Friends…

  20 December 2007

Child of the Revolution describes the United Nations resolution expressing concern at reports of human rights violations in North Korea “surprising” – and notes that “the usual suspects” (including Cuba) abstained from the vote.

Cuba: No Cricket

  19 December 2007

Child of the Revolution finds something “not quite right” about the Cuban cricket team not making its international debut at the Stanford 20/20 tournament “because of the US commercial and trade embargo on the Castro regime.”

Cuba: Castro Retiring?

  18 December 2007

Cuban bloggers are abuzz about speculations that Fidel Castro may be about to retire. The Cuban Triangle says: “To my knowledge, this is the first time Fidel has addressed his future role”, while Child of the Revolution says: “Unless the man is truly near death or under strong pressure from...

Caribbean: A More Violent World?

  17 December 2007

Are we living in a more violent world? Some say we are; others believe that violence is simply more widely reported. Earlier this year, the World Bank suggested that the Caribbean (as a region) may have the highest murder rate in the world - and it is having a serious effect on economic growth. More and more, Caribbean bloggers are discussing the issue - and their concerns transcend territorial boundaries, economic realities and regional politics...

Cuba: Apology

  8 December 2007

Uncommon Sense posts an update on the Cuban church attack: “Archbishop Dionisio García Ibáñez of Santiago de Cuba says…that he had met with Caridad Diego, head of the communist party's religious affairs department, and that apologies had been made.”

Cuba: Church Attack

  7 December 2007

Child of the Revolution, Uncommon Sense, La Primera Generacion and The Cuban Triangle all blog about an incident in which “plainclothes police kicked their way into a Roman Catholic church in Santiago, beat up a group of dissidents attending Mass inside and then took them away.”

Cuba: Venezuela Votes “No”

  3 December 2007

Child of the Revolution awaits “with great interest for the Castro regime's response” to the “No” vote against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's proposed constitutional reform.