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· September, 2011

Stories about Cuba from September, 2011

Cuba: The Reality of Prison

A former political prisoner blogs about his experience with the Cuban jail system, here.

Cuba: Inequitable Party

Generation Y compares the official distribution of “rental properties, cars, businesses [and] houses” to a pinata at a children's party, saying: “What is most worrying is [that] the…existence of such...

Cuba: Jailed Activists

Uncommon Sense continues to keep a close eye on three members of the Damas de Blanco who were arrested recently, as well as political prisoner Sara Martha Fonseca, whose son...

Cuba: A Tireless Defender of Gay Rights

Francisco Rodríguez Cruz is a Cuban journalist and activist who for over a year has maintained a controversial blog committed to advancing the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

Cuba: 14 on Trial for Girl's Death

“It seems that we’re destined to remain in the dark about yet another case that we’ve only found out about through foreign newspapers and independent bloggers”: Rosa Martinez, writing at...

Cuba: Female Prisoner on Hunger Strike

Pedazos de La Isla uploads a video showing “what happened on Saturday, September 24th, to Sara Marta Fonseca Quevedo and other dissidents who were peacefully protesting”, while Uncommon Sense notes...

Cuba: More Arrests Post-March

More reports of activists being arrested in the wake of a peaceful protest march that took place this past Saturday.

Cuba: “Damas” Targeted Again

The Ladies in White were once more targeted this weekend for their “planned march to a church to honor Our Lady of Charity on her feast day” – bloggers have...

Cuba: Historic Wedding

Paquito el de Cuba celebrates and narrates the historic wedding [es] in Havana between a man and a transgender woman: Ignacio and Wendy.

Cuba: “Capitalism of the Castros”

Iván García explains that “the Cuba of the 21st century is split in two. The islet of the gentleman and the atoll of the comrade.”

Cuba: “Damas” March Tomorrow

Uncommon Sense will have his eye on Cuba tomorrow as “the Damas De Blanco (‘Ladies In White)…participate in a march and other ceremonies commemorating Our Lady of Mercy, the patroness...

Cuba: A Blogger Says Goodbye

Boris Leonardo Caro says goodbye to Cuba and to his blog El rumor del elefante [es].

Cuba: Image of a Free Woman

Rebeca Monzo examines the new image of the Cuban woman, saying: “In official spheres they speak of the revolutionary woman, mother, comrade, worker, housewife. But what’s certain is that, more...

Cuba: Officers Sentenced

Crossing the Barbed Wire blogs about three officials of the National Revolutionary Police who will be serving prison terms “presumptively [for] overrul[ing] charges (in exchange for gifts) against a truck...

Cuba: Parents Detained; What Happens to Child?

Uncommon Sense calls the “countless number of children [who] have been separated from their families…one of the regime’s more unforgivable sins” and goes on to highlight the plight of a...

Cuba: “Green Collar” Criminals

Generation Y says that “the latest episode of moral corruption in the business sector is related to the highly publicized fiber optic cable connecting us to Venezuela.”

Cuba: Interview with “Habanastation” Actress

Havana Times interviews Claudia Alvariño, the actress “who plays an important supporting role in the recently released Cuban film ‘Habanastation’.”

Cuba: Milanes’ Miami Concert Stirs Controversy Among Cubans

On August 27th, Cuban music legend Pablo Milanés performed in Miami, marking his first concert in South Florida since the 1970s. On Cuba-focused blogs and news sites, bitter disagreement over...

Cuba: Headed for Technological Illiteracy?

Writing at Havana Times, Alfredo Fernandez suggests that “if it doesn’t allow free access to the Internet soon, Cuba will be a country of virtual illiterates in the next few...

Cuba: Hunger Strike for Human Rights

Pedazos de La Isla posts an interview with Rufina Velazquez, speaking out on behalf of her activist father, who has been on a hunger strike to demand respect for the...

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