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    After the Castro brothers – How much power will Cuba’s crown prince really wield?

    After the Castro brothers: How much power will Cuba’s crown prince really wield? Miguel Díaz-Canel, Raúl Castro’s apparent successor, has trod a careful path to the top But without the support of the military and the Communist Party, being president of Cuba might not mean much And what about the youngest generation of Castros? BY […] Continue reading


    NO EMBARGO, NO CRY ORLANDO LUIS PARDO LAZO MARCH 18, 2015 This article is part of The Mantle’s series Against Censorship. The U.S. embargo against the Cuban government is like those recurrent childhood nightmares, for both Cubans living on the Island and abroad. Oh, the Embargo Embargo: limit of our life, fire of our leaders… […] Continue reading

    One name on the list

    One name on the list YOANI SANCHEZ, Enero 15, 2015 Living in Caimanera is like living on an island within the island. On either side of the highway at the entrance can be read “This is the first anti-imperialist trench in Cuba.” The land is arid and three points of police control block any unauthorized […] Continue reading

    Little Paper Boat My disloyal friend

    Little Paper Boat*. My disloyal friend. / Fernando Damaso Posted on August 1, 2013 The mess about the North Korean boat loaded in Cuba with obsolete arms for repair, hidden under some tons of sacks of sugar, suitable for the captain’s suicide attempts and the crew’s hunger strike, all lunatics of Kim Il Sung and […] Continue reading

    Jay-Z Blasted by ’21 Jump Street’ Director Over Cuba Trip

    Jay-Z Blasted by '21 Jump Street' Director Over Cuba Trip By Greg Gilman | Reuters – Fri, Apr 12, 2013 LOS ANGELES ( – Jay-Z responded to critics of his Cuba trip with a song called "Open Letter" and now "21 Jump Street" director Phil Lord has responded to the song with an open letter […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Workers After the Revolution

    Cuba's Workers After the RevolutionDecember 7, 2011By SAMUEL FARBER (Part two of six excerpts from "Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959" ) HAVANA TIMES, Dec 7 — The general strike that took place immediately after Batista fled the country in the early hours of January 1, 1959, was not a class but a national action […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s opposition tries to plot fresh course

    Posted on Friday, 09.23.11 Cuba's opposition tries to plot fresh courseBy PAUL HAVEN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press HAVANA — When dozens of Cuban intellectuals and commentators were jailed in a notorious crackdown on dissent, their wives united in 2003 to form the Ladies in White, a dissident group focused on a simple, compelling goal: Freedom […] Continue reading

    A Hunted Hunter / Luis Felipe Rojas

    A Hunted Hunter / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. On March 24, 2010 when the political police deported me from Bayamo, Granma to Holguin, they took me directly to the G2 Operations Barrack located in the neighborhood of Pedernales. Lieutenant Colonel Sabuco, a notable oppressor known for his abuses and his aggression […] Continue reading

    Cuban survivor of `hell' retains his fighting spirit

    Posted on Saturday, 08.28.10
    Cuban survivor of `hell' retains his fighting spirit
    Palm Beach Post

    There's a stranger in the photograph that friends have placed in Ariel
    Sigler Amaya's Jackson Memorial Hospital room.

    The muscles in the stranger's shoulders merge with the ones in his neck,
    and his chest swells through a plain… Continue reading

    Former Cuban freedom fighter now confined to wheelchair

    Former Cuban freedom fighter now confined to wheelchair

    In his Cuban homeland, Ariel Sigler was a champion boxer and a powerful
    voice against the Castro government.
    Sigler is being rehabilitated and hospitalized at Jackson Memorial
    Hospital in Miami.
    Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    Updated: 8:07 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010

    MIAMI — There's… Continue reading

    Most deaths largely ignored

    Posted on Friday, 03.05.10
    Most deaths largely ignored

    The recent death by hunger strike of Orlando Zapata Tamayo is not a
    first-time event in Cuba. Sadly, we have records of another 12 political
    prisoners who died in hunger strikes during the Castro regime. More such
    deaths are probably unrecorded.… Continue reading

    11 Cuban political prisoners have died in hunger strikes

    Cuban political prisoners who have died in hunger strikes (1959-present)

    11 Cuban political prisoners have died in hunger strikes
    By Cuba Archive Saturday, February 27, 2010

    Fidel Castro served only 18 months of a 15-year prison sentence for
    leading an attack on the Moncada Army Barracks. Dictator, Fulgencio
    Batista caved to public demands and freed all… Continue reading

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005


    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005
    Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    March 8, 2006

    Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a
    president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life
    through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations,… Continue reading