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· September, 2012

Stories about Cuba from September, 2012

Cuba: For a Census in Which All Unions Count

As the National Census of People and Households approaches, activism on blogs and social networks has intensified after a supposed change in the instruction manual came to light: it appears...

Cuba: Blackout Leaves 5 Million People in the Dark

An interruption of an electrical transmission line left five million people from Pinar del Río to Camagüey, including the Cuban capital, Havana, in the dark. Various Twitter users residing in...

Cuba: Blackout Leaves Millions in the Dark

The digital magazine Café Fuerte informs of the major blackout on September 9, 2012 that left almost half of the Island–from central to western Cuba– and 5 million people without...

Cuba: Police Detain Blogger, Disrupt Independent Scholarly Forum

Well-known Cuban author and blogger Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo was recently detained by state police on September 1, 2012. Pardo Lazo had been slated to moderate a session of Estado...

Cuba: The Census and the Invisible

Blogger and gay rights activist Francisco Rodríguez Cruz offers a critique [es] of the fact that the Cuban Census-which will start next September 15, 2012-will not count same sex partnerships under...

Cuba: On Euphemisms

Blogger Miriam Celaya offers a critique [es] of Cuban official press and it's coverage of the impact of recent outbreaks of cholera and dengue on the Island.

United States: Radio Marti Features Cuban Porn Star

Miami-based, US government-funded radio station Radio Martí recently aired an interview with adult Cuban film star Angelina Castro. Bloggers on both sides of the Florida Straits reacted to the program.

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