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· March, 2008

Stories about Cuba from March, 2008

Cuba: Can You Hear me Now?

News that Cubans will now be allowed to buy cell phones has been met with differing reactions by Cuban bloggers…El Cafe Cubano: “Cubans on average earn about $20 a month...

Cuba, Venezuela: Safety of Journalists

Both Uncommon Sense and Child of the Revolution share their opinions on the President of the Cuban Union of Journalists telling a conference “of left-wing ‘media workers’ in Caracas that...

Jamaica, Cuba: Poetry in Motion

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about MiPOesias Magazine's newly released issue, which he says “showcases the work of poets of Cuban descent who live in the U.S…no matter the subject, these...

Cuba: Verifying Blocked Websites

Yoaní Sanchez of Generación Y [es] in Cuba details which blog and websites are currently being blocked within the island after verifying this fact at a local cybercafe.

Cuba: Blocking Bloggers

Want to get the Cuban blogosphere talking? Block access to a popular blog. Ever since Cuban authorities did just that to several less-than-supportive Havana-based blogs earlier this week, the blogging...

Cuba: Blogs Blocked From the Inside

From Cuba, Generación Y [es] indicates that her blog and others on the Desde Cuba portal have been blocked within the island.

Bahamas, Cuba: The Cuban Five

Blogging at, Rick Lowe shares his perspective on The Cuban Five.

Cuba: Blog Access

Child of the Revolution reports that “the Castro regime has restricted (and in some cases, blocked) access to semi-critical blogs written from inside Cuba.”

Cuba: Limitations on an Internet Cafe

Potro Salvaje [es] provides details on an internet cafe in Havana, Cuba with plenty of limitations such as, “It is not possible to use any item to store or transport...

Cuba, USA: Obama's Speech

Cuban blogger 26th Parallel has another take on US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's speech on race.

Cuba: 55

Uncommon Sense and Child of the Revolution blog about “the fifth anniversary of what has become known as Cuba's own Black Spring…”

Cuba: Absence of Ads

Circles Robinson says that “Cuba’s policy to live without commercial advertising is clearly one of the things that make it different.”

Cuba: No Restrictions?

Child of the Revolution is hesitant to regard the news that “Cubans will be able to buy a range of electronic consumer goods without restrictions” as a sign of political...

Cuba: A Blog About Internet Censorship

Potro Salvaje [es] (Wild Colt) is a blog about the use of internet in Cuba. “We'll talk about censorship, fliters, blocked pages, proxys, and all of the limitations that we...

Cuba: A Broader View

“It’s not easy to write objectively about Cuba. Two polarized views often distort any rational discussion”: Circles Robinson attempts to take a broader look.

Cuba: “My Life” in Hindi?

Child of the Revolution reports that there are plans to translate Fidel Castro's biography into three ancient languages, “with Castro sharing his views and thoughts on issues as diverse as...

Cuba: Thoughts After Talking with Cubans

Martin Varsavsky provides his thoughts after talking with ordinary Cubans during a recent trip to the island and posts some footage of his time in Havana.

Cuban Videos: media ploy or example of free speech?

An online 4 minute video excerpt posted by international media taken from a 2 hour meeting between the president of the National Assembly and students from the Computer Science University...

Cuba: Spain Re-elects Socialist Government

Child of the Revolution says that the re-election of Spain's Socialist government to office will mean “that we can expect no significant change in the Spanish position regarding the Castro...

Americas: International Women's Day Across the Region

Bloggers across Latin America celebrate International Women's Day and pay tribute to the hard-working, brave, and often, mistreated women from the region. Some honor particular women throughout history and others...

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