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· February, 2012

Stories about Cuba from February, 2012

Cuba: Worry about Hunger Striker

Uncommon Sense hopes that political prisoner Ernesto Borges’ fate will not go the way of so many other hunger strikers, saying: “He needs you to learn his story and to...

Cuba, USA: Blogger Perspectives on the Embargo's 50th Anniversary (Part 1)

The United States' economic embargo against Cuba has been in existence for 50 years. To mark the occasion, Global Voices interviews two bloggers about the blockade and what it has...

Cuba: Dialogue with the Opposition?

“It might be paranoia. In totalitarian states, suspicion and the absurd become habit. But it isn’t insane to think that to give the dissidents a space if circumstances force their...

Cuba: Working for “The Enemy”?

Havana Times reports that “the leading Cuban government website…unleashed a front page attack on blogger Yoani Sanchez…with an article accusing her of working for the enemy (USA) for pay”; Sanchez...

Cuba: More Sunday Detentions

Uncommon Sense blogs about yet another Sunday of repression as members of Las Damas de Blanco were again detained by authorities.

Cuba: Bejerano Against Corruption

“Eliot Ness and his group in Chicago…[have] a female version in Cuba”: Iván's File Cabinet blogs about the country's “Iron Lady”.

Cuba: Prisoners’ Rights

Uncommon Sense republishes a statement by Amnesty International about “former prisoner of conscience Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia [whose] whereabouts are unknown following his alleged arrest in central Havana, Cuba, on...

Cuba: Thinking about Racism

Fernando Dámaso blogs about the complex issue racism in Cuba, here.

Video Highlights: Video Advocacy and Recent Events

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia and Sub Saharan Africa selected by Juliana...

Cuba: Cleaning Up for Papal Visit?

El Cafe Cubano reports that residents who live close to the Basilica of the Patron Saint of Cuba, a destination that is on Pope Benedict XVI's itinerary when he visits...

Caribbean: It's V-Day; Can You Feel the Love?

Love is definitely on the minds and in the hearts of Caribbean bloggers today; here's a quick look at how many of them are honouring the feeling that makes the...

Cuba: Different Pope, Different People

Generation Y adds her perspective to the issue of the upcoming papal visit: “At the end of the nineties Karol Wojtyla lit up our hearts – including those of agnostics...

Cuba: Prisoner of 18 Years Released

“After almost 18 years as a captive in the Castro gulag, Rafael Ibarra Roque on Thursday was released from jail“: Uncommon Sense says that “his release represents a victory for...

Cuba: Collapsing Capital?

“For Rogelio, 49, the need for housing is stronger than his fear of losing his life due to a collapse”: Iván's File Cabinet discusses the conundrum many inhabitants of Havana...

Cuba: Pollan's Family Owed Apology

Iván García writes about the late leader of Las Damas de Blanco, Laura Pollan, recounting a violent assault on the group days before her death and saying: “If they have...

Cuba: Bloggers Say Pope Should Postpone Trip

Cuban bloggers have been making their feelings known about the impending papal visit to Cuba, their main concern being that the Vatican is putting its stamp of approval on the...

Cuba: Cell Phone Power

“Cell phones have changed our lives,” writes Generation Y, adding: “If, in March of 2008, Raul Castro had imagined the role cell phones would play in Cuba’s incipient civil society,...

Cuba: On Yoani Sánchez and Dilma Rousseff

La Pupila Insomne republishes a ferocious critique of the press coverage [es] of Yoani Sánchez's plea to the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff to intervene with the Cuban government to grant...

Cuba: Letters to the Editor

Elaine Díaz comments on and critiques the state-run newspaper Granma's publishing politics of letters from [es] the readers.

Cuba: New Angle on Wilman Villar Case

The Miami Herald reports that the widow of Wilman Villar -the Cuban prisoner who died recently after a hunger strike purportedly in protest against the government- has confirmed that her husband...

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