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· November, 2008

Stories about Cuba from November, 2008

Cuba: Youth Activist Jailed

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense highlights the plight of a Cuban youth activist who “was sentenced this week to 3 years in prison for ‘offenses against authority.'”

Cuba: Indebted

“If Cuba was a household, the repo man would have been sent in a long time ago”: Child of the Revolution examines Cuba's balance sheet.

Cuba: Castro & Penn

American actor Sean Penn's interview with Raul Castro is being widely commented on by Cuban bloggers: Child of the Revolution, The Cuban Triangle and Havana Times.

Cuba: To Choose

“First there were the elections in the United States and now the issue has been revived with what happened on Sunday in Venezuela. It’s as if at the end of...

Cuba: Hurricane Aftermath

Generation Y takes a road trip to Cuba's Pinar del Rio and is even more convinced that “we have to avoid letting our tendency to forget cover up the situation…we...

Cuba: Brother to be Beatified

Uncommon Sense reports that a 19th century Cuban Brother is being beatified by the Catholic Church: “Br. Ollalo’s beatification will take place at 8 a.m. on November 29 in the...

Cuba: Love and Marriage

“With the love nest located in the parents’ house and with a salary that’s not enough to buy any durable or transferable goods, the signed paper and legal stamp that...

Cuba: “Black Spring” Prisoners

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense focuses the spotlight on two of the “Black Spring” political prisoners, here and here.

Barbados, Cuba, U.S.A.: Obama's AG

Diaspora bloggers Keltruth Corp. (Barbados) and Babalu (Cuba) discuss Barack Obama's choice of Eric Holder for the post of Attorney General.

Cuba: Havana Film Festival

Havana Times is pleased to announce that “the 30th Havana Film Festival (Dec. 2-12) is right around the corner.”

Cuba: Castro's New Book

Fidel Castro's new book has not escaped the notice of El Cafe Cubano or Guyanese blogger Propaganda Press.

Cuba: Lomas Fired

Diaspora blogger Child of the Revolution speculates as to why “the highest ranking woman in the Castro regime…has been unexpectedly fired…from her high-profile post as Minister for Foreign Investment.”

Cuba: Activist Released

Uncommon Sense says that a Cuban human rights activist has been released from prison “after serving 3 years in prison for being a ‘pre-criminal social danger’ because of his human...

Cuba: Hospital Visit

“A bucket in one hand, a pillow under my arm, and a fan balanced on my hip”: Generation Y says that with hospitals in Cuba, “the patients’ families must bring...

Cuba: Hurricane Paloma

In the latest installment of the chronicles of the 2008 hurricane season, Hurricane Paloma struck Cuba, destroying hundreds of homes in the process and compounding the damage and economic losses...

Cuba: Oh La Paloma…

Havana Times reports that “Tropical Storm Paloma is on a course that could reach Cuba by Sunday or Monday.”

Cuba: Abortions

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez meets a young woman who has had four abortions in her twenty-three years: “I was rattled by her illusion of leaving all her problems—housing, love or...

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