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· May, 2008

Stories about Cuba from May, 2008

Cuba: Free Speech?

Child of the Revolution sees the irony of the editor of Granma calling for a further restriction on freedom of speech laws in Cuba: “Instead of demanding greater freedom of...

Cuba: Media Manipulation?

As Fidel Castro comments on the US presidential campaign, Child of the Revolution calls him “the consummate manipulator”.

Cuba: Incipient Crackdown?

Both Uncommon Sense and Ninety miles away…in another country blog about an incident in which “police and thugs from a ‘rapid response brigade’ swarmed about two dozen people as they...

Cuba, Bermuda: Who Was Che?

A Radical in Bermuda shares his views on who he thinks Che Guevara was, while Child of the Revolution warns that the director and stars of the new feature film...

Cuba: Warnings from Sanchez

Uncommon Sense links to a post that Havana-based blogger Yoani Sanchez has written, which suggests that she may soon be arrested, saying: “Please pray for this brave woman, and for...

Cuba: Dissidents & Independence

Child of the Revolution blogs about claims by Cuba's Ministry for Foreign Affairs that “the top US diplomat in Havana…is handing over money from Cuban exiles to some dissidents on...

Cuba: International Day vs. Homophobia

“It'd be churlish to criticise Ms Castro's work on behalf of one of the most marginalised minorities in Cuba. But her ability to essentially whitewash the atrocious treatment of Cuban...

Jamaica, Cuba: Dual Citizenship

“”What would Daryl Vaz do if he had to visit Cuba on state business?” That simple question forces Francis Wade to reconsider his views on dual citizenship and political position...

Cuba, USA: Texas Trade Visit?

As the Texas state agriculture commissioner prepares to visit Cuba (the first state-elected official to do so since the 1962 trade embargo), Uncommon Sense says: “American policy toward Cuba must...

Cuba: Comparison of Bread Rations

In Cuba, Yoani Sánchez of Generación Y [es] provides a photo comparison of her bread rations in July 2007 and May 2008.

Bahamas, Cuba: RSVP

As an email exchange with the Cuban Ambassador gets heated, Rick Lowe at says: “I guess my hopes of returning to Cuba are now done.”

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Meeting With Castro?

Cuban blogger Babalu takes issue with an article in the Trinidad Express that alerts readers to an Obama-Castro meeting, should Obama become president.

Cuba: Why?

Both Uncommon Sense and Ninety miles away…in another country blog about José Manuel Caraballo Bravo's “rumination on the decided aversion to all things y on the part of the Havana...

Cuba: Sanchez Denied “White Card”

Cuban bloggers Babalu, Uncommon Sense and 1Click2Cuba all report that Havana-based blogger Yoani Sanchez is being denied a travel visa that would have allowed her to accept a top journalism...

Cuba: Do You Compute?

Computers are now on sale in Havana and Cuba-Blog is surprised that people are actually buying them: “The goods are there but are still beyond the reach of the vast...

Cuba: Hunger Strike

Cuban blogger Uncommon Sense says that one member of Las Damas de Blanco “will end a hunger strike only when she is allowed to visit her son.”

Global: The price of food, the cost of despair

The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis:...

Bermuda, Cuba: World Press Freedom Day

In Bermuda, Vexed Bermoothes blogs about World Press Freedom Day – as do Cuban bloggers Babalu and Uncommon Sense.

Cuba: An Atypical Economy

Blogging from Havana, Circles Robinson Online says: “Cuba’s economy is not easy to understand, especially for those that have never lived under a similar system where government plays a lead...

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