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· December, 2010

Stories about Cuba from December, 2010

Caribbean: environmantal atlas

Repeating Islands links to a new Latin America and the Caribbean Atlas of our Changing Environment, published by the United Nations Environment Programme, which “uses over 200 images to highlight...

Cuba: cheaper remittances

The Cuban Triangle explains how the removal of a government surcharge makes remittances “cheaper”.

Cuba: Cables Reveal Government Sees Bloggers as “Most Serious Challenge”

Cuba was one of the Latin American countries most frequently referenced in the trove of diplomatic cables recently released by WikiLeaks. Cables confirmed much of what is already known, but...

Cuba: Change of vote on LGBT Rights

The LGBT activist and blogger Paquito commends [es] the Cuban government for changing its vote at the United Nations after having previously supported an amendment to remove the explicit reference...

Cuba: An Elegy for Havana

In Destino Cuba [es], Carlos Alvarez writes about his beloved Havana, the capital of Cuba.

Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010

Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...

Cuba: A Cuban Christmas

Iván's File Cabinet says that “although the city does not have a Christmas atmosphere…in their way, Cubans celebrate Christmas.”

Cuba: “The Year of Zapata”

Uncommon Sense has declared 2010 “The Year of Zapata”. Read the blogger's full Top 10 List of Cubans who made a difference this year, here.

Cuba: Making a Difference

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense continues his list of the Top 10 Cubans who made a difference this year.

Cuba: Economics or People?

Laritza's Laws blogs about “economic readjustment…at the expense of the welfare of Cubans.”

Cuba: More Top 10

Uncommon Sense continues his list of the Top Ten Cubans who made an impact in 2010, here and here.

Cuba: Mariela Castro Espín on LGBT Rights

Vladia comments [es] on Mariela Castro Espin's –director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education, and daughter of President Raúl Castro– opinions and analysis on the future of LGBT...

Cuba: Ten Most Read Journalism Blogs

Yohandry lists the ten most read blogs of journalists [es] in Cuba, according to the national Center of Information for the Press.

Cuba: Economic Crisis

Iván's File Cabinet says that the “times of crisis” that the country is facing is affecting everyone – even the prostitutes.

Cuba: Top 10 Cubans

Uncommon Sense begins his Top Ten List of Cubans who made a difference in 2010.

Cuba: Economic Segregation

Laritza's Laws says that “at no point” do the draft guidelines for economic and social policy “give respect to the rights of Cubans”.

Cuba: Human Rights Day Arrests

Iván's File Cabinet says that “more than 50 dissidents and activists were arrested on December 10 in Cuba…for attempting to mark the International Day of Human Rights.”

Cuba: What About The 11?

“The European Union has backed off the full-fledged restoration of relations with Havana sought by the government of Spain, unconvinced that the Castro dictatorship has earned a change in treatment”:...

The Latin America Personal Democracy Forum As Seen by Bloggers

The Latin American Personal Democracy Forum took place on the 18th and 19th of November in Santiago Chile. Juan Arellano collects the thoughts, analysis and reports from the bloggers that...

Cuba: UN Vote on LGBT Rights Sparks Controversy

During the UN General Assembly, Cuba supported the amendment to remove the explicit reference to sexual orientation from the periodic resolution condemning the extrajudicial, arbitrary or summary executions. The vote...

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