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· October, 2008

Stories about Cuba from October, 2008

Ibero-America: Campus Party in El Salvador

This week in El Salvador, hundreds of technology fanatics have assembled to take part in the latest edition of Campus Party. Participants from 22 member states are divided into one...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Voting on the Embargo

The United Nations General Assembly yesterday approved a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo. For the seventeenth year running, the vote went in favor of the Cuba-sponsored resolution and bloggers -...

Cuba: Categorizing

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez refuses to be labeled.

Cuba: Ties That Bind?

Steven's Cuba Blog and Havana Times report on the formal resumption of ties between the European Union and Cuba, while Child of the Revolution adds: “the Cubans say they are...

Cuba, Jamaica: Press Freedom Index

Diaspora bloggers from Cuba (Uncommon Sense) and Jamaica (My View of JamDown from Up So) talk about where their respective countries fall in the recently-released Reporters Without Borders 2008 press...

Cuba, U.S.A.: More than Politics

“Whatever you might think about Barack Obama or his economic plan, doesn't it diminish the suffering of the Cuban people to transform it into a mere debating point in order...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Havana & Obama

Havana-based blogger Circles Robinson comments on the US presidential campaign: “Most Cubans made up their minds on who they favor shortly after the Democratic Party primary ended. Not that people...

Cuba: Imprisoned

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense calls Cuba the “concentration camp of the Caribbean”, while Havana-based Generation Y blogs about the rise of prices on the informal food market, saying: “These days,...

Cuba: War Reflections

“Today, we are informed about every loss suffered by the American army in Iraq but I remember the secrecy about the number of Cuban soldiers who fell during the Angolan...

Cuba: Human Rights Activist Re-Arrested

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense reports that a Cuban human rights activist who was paroled from prison earlier this year because of poor health, now faces up to five years...

Cuba: Keep on Blogging

Generation Y offers encouragement to a rural blogger (whom she refers to as “peasant of agile keys and posts as sharp as machetes”), who paints a picture of what blogging...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Thoughts on the Embargo

Cuban diaspora blogger Child of the Revolution disagrees with the suggestion of an “independent scholar” that “lifting the embargo is no longer ‘just a noble but hopeless idea’ but smart...

The Blogging Revolution: from Iran to Cuba

Antony Loewenstein, a Sydney-based freelance journalist and blogger, has recently published his new book: The Blogging Revolution. This book talks about the impact of blogging on six countries: Iran, Syria,...

Cuba: Helping the Victims

Yoani Sanchez takes a road trip to help some of the most severely affected Cuban hurricane victims and says: “I returned and confirmed that the recovery will take years, that...

Cuba: Showcasing an Everyday Hero

Ronald from Guamo blog honors an everyday hero in Cuban's lives: the lathe operator [es] . In a country where spare parts are quite impossible to get, the ingenuity and...

Cuba: Food Prices

In an effort to counter rising food prices resulting from hurricane-related shortages, the Cuban government has frozen food prices. Cuban diaspora bloggers La Primera Generacion and Black Sheep of Exile...

Cuba: To Catch a Thief

“With Gustav and Ike, Cuba’s proven civil defense system once again demonstrated how well Cubans can organize. Despite the hurricanes’ enormous destruction, only seven people died. However, the storms have...

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