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· October, 2011

Stories about Cuba from October, 2011

Cuba: Off-Colour Remark in Red Light District

babalu is appalled by a remark that Mariela Castro (director of Cuba's National Center for Sexual Education) makes in an interview with Radio Netherlands during a visit to the red...

Cuba: Members of “Las Damas” Detained

Uncommon Sense learns that “ten members of the Laura Pollan Damas De Blanco…were among severa dissidents arrested in Santiago de Cuba as they tried to gather for Mass” yesterday morning.

Cuba: Internet & Human Rights

“2011 will hopefully be looked back as the year when both the right to internet access and the threat to internet freedom were both recognized and tech companies collaborating with...

Cuba: Dissident Fired

Pedazos de La Isla blogs about a young man whose political views have allegedly “cost him serious impediments such as detentions, threats, and other violations, one of the most recent...

Cuba: Lessons from Libya

“Watching the fall of dictators, one after another, thousands of miles away, we can only reflect on the sequel such a process could generate on our own island”: Yoani Sanchez...

Cuba: “Exterior” & “Interior” Blockades

Generation Y and Havana Times blog about today's United Nations vote on the US-Cuba economic embargo.

Cuba: Watching Hurricane Rina

Circles Robinson, writing at Havana Times, says that “Cuban weather forecasters…envision Rina making a landing as a major hurricane (over 110 mph) sometime Thursday night or Friday.”

Cuba: Recounting Repression

Pedazos de La Isla posts two accounts of Cuban dissidents being beaten and detained, allegedly “just for trying to travel within their own country” and “for demonstrating peacefully”.

Cuba: Qaddafi's End

Two Cuban bloggers share their views on the death of Muammar Qaddafi.

Latin America: Music Blog Loves to Discover New Songs

The blog Amo descubrir canciones [es] (“I love to discover songs”) reviews music from around the world, with a special focus on Latin America. The blog includes specials with songs...

Cuba: Review of New Feature Film

Havana Times blogs about a new feature film, set in the Cuban coastal town of Holguin: “Marina presents itself as something different – quieter, more intimate, another (more contemplative) way...

Cuba: New Independent News Agency

Pedazos de La Isla announces the launch of a new independent press agency in Cuba; Uncommon Sense comments: “Cuba's independent journalists…are deserving of respect and admiration because without their reports…from...

Cuba: Outpouring of Support for Las Damas’ Leader

Over the weekend, the leader of Cuba's Las Damas de Blanco (The Ladies in White), Laura Pollan, fell ill. Bloggers, both on the island and throughout the diaspora, reached out...

Cuba: Fonseca & Husband Released

Uncommon Sense reports that “almost two weeks after they were arrested, Cuban activists Sara Martha Fonseca and her husband Julio Ignacio Leon were released from jail on Friday.”

Cuba: The Cuban “Facebook”

Translating Cuba introduces the island's very own Facebook: La Cubanada.

Caribbean: The Steve Jobs Effect

Bloggers from Bermuda and Cuba add their online tributes to the late Steve Jobs.

Cuba: Fonseca Told to Get Lawyer

Uncommon Sense finds it interesting that jailed dissidents Sara Fonseca and her husband Julio Leon have been advised to obtain legal counsel, calling it “a suggestion that indicates the regime...

Cuba, Jamaica: “Them is Russians Too”

“The totalitarian regime in Cuba seeks to rewrite its past to give the appearance of being relevant and ‘with it'”: Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter uses an upcoming homage...

Cuba: 486 Reported Political Arrests

“The month of September 2011 has proven to be the blackest month this year in Cuba”: Babalu explains why and Uncommon Sense adds: “The numbers just don't lie.”

Cuba: Simplistic Media Coverage

Without Evasion has harsh criticism for the international media's coverage of Cuba, calling it “bland, irresponsible and without ethical commitments.”

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