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· June, 2009

Stories about Cuba from June, 2009

Cuba, U.S.A.: Connecting the Dots

Call it coincidence, but diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense thinks that in light of news that Cuban human rights activists Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” and his wife were once again...

Cuba: Fear of Change?

“Like the seemingly never ending US blockade that attacks Cuba’s economy from without, from the inside a corrosion process is gradually eating away at the relatively young 50-year revolution”: From...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Obama & “Antúnez”

Cuban human rights activist Jorge Luis García “Antúnez” said that President Obama's words of support make a big difference for those fighting for Cuban liberty, but diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Missed Opportunity

Havana Times reports that U.S. President Barack Obama released a statement in which he said he hoped that all Cuban political prisoners would be released, but Uncommon Sense thinks that...

Cuba: Unanswered Questions

“I am waiting for a clarification about why he hasn’t accepted Obama’s proposal for U.S. telecommunications companies to provide Internet to the Cuban people. I demand, like many around me,...

Cuba: Hurricane Victims

As hurricane season gets underway, Generation Y focuses on the plight of “Caletone, a town near Gibara that doesn’t even appear in the Atlas of Cuba [that] is still deep...

Cuba: Lessons from Iran

Havana-based blogger Generation Y thinks that “what is happening in Iran and its dissemination through the Internet is a lesson for Cuban bloggers.”

Cuba, U.S.A.: The Cuban Five

Cuban bloggers report on the latest developments with “The Cuban Five”.

Cuba: Welcoming “Granpa”

A new SMS service has increased Generation Y‘s faith in the power of technology: “I’ve known about a page called Granpa (we hope it will be more objective than Granma)...

Cuba: Prisoners of Conscience

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense refers to a report which claims that there have already been more than 500 political arrests and detentions in Cuba for the year.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Spy Games

Cuban bloggers are abuzz about the case involving accused spies Kendall Myers and his wife Gwendolyn.

Cuba: Flamenco!

Havana Times blogs about flamenco dancing in Cuba.

Cuba: Thanks, but no thanks

Generation Y considers the lifting of the long-standing OAS ban on Cuba to be “like another hand offered, a new door opened, only to face the Cuban government’s unwillingness to...

Cuba, USA: OAS Says “Yes”

After 47 years, the Organization of American States has lifted its ban on Cuba's admission from the group, with most member states restoring ties with the island nation. The United...

Cuba: The Music of de Salas

Repeating Islands profiles Claudio Brindis de Salas, “the famous Cuban violinist who was also known as the ‘King of the Octaves’ or the ‘Black Paganini’.”

Cuba, U.S.A.: Don't Shoot the Messenger

“This is not the first time I’ve heard that MSN Messenger is blocked for Cuban users,” writes Generation Y, revealing: “Now the prohibition comes from the other side, precisely on...

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