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· August, 2008

Stories about Cuba from August, 2008

Cuba: Punk Rocker Arrested

As several bloggers voice their outrage at the arrest of Cuban punk rocker Gorki Aguila, Havana-based Generation Y claims: “They took him because nothing destabilizes the intransigents more than a...

Barbados, Cuba: Broadcasting Meeting

Bajan Global Report reports on the Prime Minister's trip to Cuba to attend the 39th General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, an organization which supports and promotes high quality...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Cuba: Olympic Medals

Caribbean Beat Blog congratulates Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago on their gold and silver medals in the Men's 4 x 100 Relay, while Child of the Revolution thinks that “Fidel...

Bahamas, Cuba: Inconvenient Truths?

“The Bahamas standard of living reflects the effect of free trade and a relatively limited government. Citizens here are still far better off than in many countries in the region...

Cuba: Corrupt Survival

“At his young age, he already understands that it doesn’t matter how many times you cross the line of illegality as long as you keep applauding. For him, if they...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Watching the Games

“Cuba is a sports-loving country, and interest extends beyond the island’s participation, to that of athletes from other latitudes”: Circles Robinson writes about the experience of watching the Olympics from...

Cuba: Domestic Tourism

“In the absence of tourist offices where a Cuban citizen can arrange – in Cuban pesos – an excursion in his own country, private resourcefulness has addressed this ‘market niche'”:...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Fay Warning

“Kerosene lamps? Check. Gallons of water? Check. Transistor radio? Batteries? Check. Candles? Check. I'm not gonna kid you, folks, it's still scary”: Cuban diaspora blogger Ninety miles away…in another country...

Haiti, Cuba: Tropical Storm Fay

Haitian blog Pwoje Eswpa says that Tropical Storm Fay is beyond the island, but “we are drenched and the winds are still pretty strong”, while Cuban diaspora blogger Babalu is...

China: Boxing heavyweights!

MySpacer Dr. O spent last night watching the super heavyweight boxing matches. Algeria's coach got kicked out. Legendary Cuban boxing star Teófilo Stevenson was there! See it all in Dr....

Cuba, U.S.A.: Trading Partners

Child of the Revolution reports that “newly-released figures confirm what many of us have known for some time” – that the US trade restrictions on Cuba are really “not much...

Cuba: Birthday Candles

Child of the Revolution notes that “every August 13 without fail, the official Cuban media celebrates Fidel Castro’s birthday by trying to come up with ever more ridiculous ways to...

Cuba: Castro Supports Russia

Child of the Revolution and The Cuban Triangle blog about Fidel Castro's reaction to the South Ossetia crisis.

Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba: First Olympic Medal

Caribbean Beat Blog congratulates Cuba for being the first regional territory to bring home an Olympic medal, and notes that “there are still high hopes, particularly in track and field,...

Cuba: Is it worth it?

Yoani Sanchez examines Cuba's new proposal for higher pensions and uses the case of a soon-to-be-retired schoolteacher to show how inequitable the system is: “To put it as crudely as...

Cuba, China: Politics & Sport

“I consider myself a fan of the Olympics…this time around, I just can't get excited about the Games”: Cuban blogger 26th Parallel thinks that the Chinese regime is “as oppressive...

Barbados: Let the Games Begin

“Barbados had its flag raising ceremony on Wednesday…no mention of it was placed on the Barbados Olympic Association’s website. Why? Difficulties getting info from out of China. Yet I found...

Cuba: Role of the Media

As one Havana-based blogger, Circles Robinson, is optimistic about Cuban media charting a new course, another, Yoani Sanchez, criticizes the media's complacency in reporting on issues like domestic violence: “How...

Cuba: Hunger Strike Over

Uncommon Sense reports that four Cuban political prisoners have ended their hunger strike.

Cuba, Venezuela: Sound Familiar?

Cuban blogger Babalu thinks that the latest decrees by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sound awfully familiar…

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