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· July, 2010

Stories about Cuba from July, 2010

Cuba: Economic Effects

“The unemployment phenomenon, which is vehemently denied by high officials in the government, is nothing new”: Iváns File Cabinet uses the example of Cuba's only telecommunications company to illustrate its...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Reason to Smile?

Ariel Sigler Amaya arrives in the United States from Cuba to undergo medical treatment; Uncommon Sense applauds his resolve.

Caribbean: New Memoirs

Repeating Islands blogs about the release of two memoirs: by editor Diana Athill, who worked with V.S. Naipaul and Jean Rhys, and by Fidel Castro.

Cuba: July 26

Cuban bloggers have their say about the observance of the July 26th anniversary of the military action that began the Cuban Revolution.

Cuba: remembering Zapata Tamayo

Uncommon Sense argues that the recent release of Cuban dissidents was triggered by the death of activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo in early 2010, after a hunger strike. “Events of the...

Cuba: Capitol stories

Generation Y writes that the historic Capitol building in Havana “has suffered the fate of the castigated” and hopes that it “will become — one day — the site of...

Cuba: Free Expression & the Law

Laritza's Laws examines freedom of expression as it pertains to Cuban legislation.

Cuba: Future of “Las Damas”

Now that certain political prisoners are being released in Cuba, Along the Malecon wonders about the future of Las Damas de Blanco: “In what form will [the group] continue to...

Cuba: Looking In from the Outside

Generation Y tells the story “a Communist Party member, academic, and specialist on issues relating to the United States, [who] had the dangerous idea of writing an article against corruption”,...

Cuba: A Different Kind of Prison?

The Cuban Triangle wants to know: “Are the releases unconditional? Spanish officials and Church authorities say they are. We will know for sure in due course, as we’re beginning to...

Cuba: Biscet Stays

“Oscar Elias Biscet, perhaps the best-known political prisoner in the Cuban gulag, has refused to take exile in Spain as a condition of his release from prison”: Uncommon Sense reports.

Cuba: Remembering the Massacre

Uncommon Sense remembers the '13 de marzo’ tugboat massacre.

Cuba: True Freedom

Uncommon Sense applauds the political prisoners who “refuse ‘freedom’ if it means having to leave Cuba” saying: “They are the ones who are truly free.”

Cuba: No Real Progress?

Blog for Cuba comments on a statement from the Vatican with regard to the “progress” taking place on the island: “I ask which of Cuba's repressive laws has been rescinded?...

Cuba: Everybody Hurts

Laritza Diversent says that her island is hurting and highlights comments from readers of her blog to prove her point.

Cuba: Castro In Public

Havana Times notes that Fidel Castro has made his first public appearance in four years.

Cuba: The End of the Beginning

Even as Guillermo Farinas ends his hunger strike, another Cuban political prisoner begins his own.

Cuba: Hunger Striker Ends Protest

The Cuban Triangle reports that political prisoner Guillermo Farinas’ hunger strike is officially over. 1Click2Cuba also comments.

Cuba: Ready for Release?

As news circulates of Cuba's intention to release 52 political prisoners, Guillermo Fariñas, who has gone on a hunger strike to protest the detainment of 25 prisoners of conscience that...

Cuba: Fariñas in Danger

Cuban bloggers continue to highlight the case of hunger striker and prisoner Guillermo Fariñas.

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