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· November, 2010

Stories about Cuba from November, 2010

Cuba: Content of Cables

Along the Maleon says that the “Cablegate” cables that pertain to Cuba appear to be about the country's “political affairs, the country's relations with other countries and human rights.”

Cuba: The Remaining 11

As the Cardinal of Havana declares that the release of the remaining political prisoners is not in his hands, Uncommon Sense says: “The difficulty he faces in understandable. But what...

Cuba: Reasons for Confiscation

Generation Y finds out that the reason copies of her book were confiscated, is because its contents “are against the general interests of the nation, since it argues that certain...

Cuba: Waiting in Vain?

“We are surrounded by a repression that does not sign papers, show its face, or place a stamp next to each act which violates its own law”: Generation Y is...

Cuba: Democratic Change?

“I don’t think capitalism is the model of a perfect life. But it is more logical and possible at this stage of human development”: Translating Cuba examines “the hard road...

Cuba: 6th Congress

Sin Evasion and Translating Cuba both blog about the next Cuban Communist Party Congress, scheduled to take place in April next year.

Cuba: Rafters Hoping for a New Life

Laritza's Laws and Iván's File Cabinet both blog about Cuban rafters who risk it all for a chance at freedom.

Latin America: Travel E-Book Celebrates Latin America At Ground Level

Margaret Snook from Cachando Chile writes about Celebrating Latin America at Ground Level, a free e-book by Steven Roll from Travel Ojos: “a collection of tales from 29 expats and...

Cuba: Fiber Optic Cable May Not Bring Greater Internet Access

Officials at Cuba’s Ministry of Informatics and Communications recently announced that a much-anticipated submarine fiber optic cable linking Venezuela, Cuba, and Jamaica, will be in operation by January of 2011....

Latin America: Music Blog “Club Fonograma” Reviews Latin American Music in English

Club Fonograma: We are Sudamerican Pop! is a music blog, written in English, that reviews Latin American music. Blog posts include audio or video of the band or singer being...

Cuba: Before & After

Translating Cuba blogs about the two most over-used words in the country, adding: “There is a third reality that belies the stubborn reality: both Before and After contain everything.”

Cuba: Prisoners Still in Jail

Sin Evasion says of the missed deadline to release the remaining prisoners of conscience: “Once again, the government has proven that it doesn’t know how to honor its commitments.”

Cuba: A Call to Keep Up the Pressure

Uncommon Sense re-posts “an extraordinary interview” with one of the Damas de Blanco, who “calls on the international community to pressure the Castro dictatorship to free her husband and 12...

Cuba: Castro on Twitter

Along the Malecon thinks one of the reasons that Hugo Chavez has more Twitter followers than Fidel Castro is because “Internet use in Cuba much more restricted and expensive than...

Cuba: The Remaining 13

“No individual Cuban not named Orlando Zapata Tamayo is more responsible for the release this year of 39 Cuban prisoners of conscience than Guillermo Farinas”: Uncommon Sense reports that the...

Cuba: Telecommunications, Internet Access, and US-Cuba Policy

US-based and US-affiliated telecom companies, which is to say, nearly all telecoms that offer service in the Caribbean, face severe restrictions in the US- Cuba embargo legislation, and this has...

Cuba: Solidarity on the Net After Plane Crash

A plane crashed near the town of Guasimal, located some 15 kilometers from Sancti Spiritus province, in central Cuba. Sixty-eight people died. Minutes later, Cubans using Twitter started exchanging information...

Cuba: Destino Cuba Tweeting on Plane Crash

@DestinoCuba [es] is tweeting the latest information on the plane crash that has left 68 people dead  in the province of Sancti Spritus, in central Cuba. Also, constant updating on...

Cuba: 68 Dead in Plane Crash

Blogger Yohandry Fontana [es] is posting updates with information on the AeroCaribbean flight that crashed yesterday near in the province of Sancti Spiritus province, in central Cuba, in which 68...

Cuba: Selling Your Soul

Octavo Cerco crosses paths with a writer whom she used to admire, who now “writes nonsense about Yoani Sánchez and even dares to call her a terrorist”; the encounter causes...

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