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· May, 2012

Stories about Cuba from May, 2012

Cuba: Bloggers Discuss Mariela Castro's US Visit

On the heels of United States President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage, Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and Director of the country's Centro Nacional de...

Cuba: The State of Human Rights

The recent request for information by the United Nations‘ Committee Against Torture with regard to alleged abuses in Cuba has got bloggers talking about the human rights situation on the...

Cuba: “Mob” Attack Linked to Heart Attack?

Cuba: Diaspora Bloggers Blame “Aggressive Acts” in Grandmother's Death

Two Cuban diaspora blogs are talking about the death of a senior citizen that took place in the region of Santa Clara this past weekend. Despite the fact that the...

Cuba: Fifth Cuban Congress against Homophobia

Cuba: Questioning Digital Expression within the Revolution

The recent Encuentro de Blogueros Cubanos en Revolución [Meeting of Cuban Bloggers in Revolution] brought together a group of “official” bloggers—chiefly journalists and communications professionals who are employed by the...

Caribbean: Supporting Our Mothers

Mother's Day, celebrated this past weekend all across the Caribbean, was a hot topic of discussion with regional bloggers - or rather, mothers were. From posts of admiration and thanks...

Cuba: Dissident Ferrer Garcia Re-Released

Cuba: Remembering the Dissidents

This week, members of the Cuban diaspora have been blogging about two main things: the one-year anniversary of the death of dissident Juan Wilfredo Soto, and the re-arrest of human...

Cuba: Radio Marti Editorial Controversy

Cuba: Lady in White Faces “Disobedience” Charges

May Day Videos: Marches, Demonstrations and Protests Around The World

Through cities around the globe, people took to the streets to march and commemorate the International Workers' Day. Videos by The Real News take us on a tour of how...

Cuba: National Meeting of Bloggers Ends in Controversy

The Meeting of Cuban Bloggers was held on 27th and 28th April 2012. More than 60 bloggers from all the provinces in the country spent two days sharing their experiences...

Cuba: Where's the (Press) Freedom?

Today is World Press Freedom Day - but in the Caribbean blogosphere, a handful of Cuban diaspora bloggers are the only ones talking about it.

Cuba: Bloggers Offended by Archbishop's Statements

As if the Archbishop of Havana hadn't sufficiently ruffled bloggers' feathers over the recent papal visit to Cuba - specifically his request to have protesters removed from a church and...

Cuba: Interview with Ferrer Garcia

Cuba: Nothing Changes on May Day

Today, Cuba marks May Day, an occasion that is strongly linked to the concept of labour empowerment, as workers from various towns march with their colleagues to Plaza de la...

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