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Posted on Monday, 09.30.13 Jackson ends Cuba trip without Gross meeting BY ANNE-MARIE GARCIA ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — The Rev. Jesse Jackson ended a four-day visit to Cuba on Monday without getting to visit a U.S. government development subcontractor who is serving a 15-year sentence in the Caribbean nation. The civil rights activist said he […] Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 09.29.13 Jackson still hopeful for captive US man’s release BY PETER ORSI ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday he intends to press on with a bid to mediate the retrieval of a former U.S. soldier captured by Colombian rebels three months ago, despite the cool response to his […] Continue reading
I am the Woman Who was Raped by an Immigration Officer in the Bahamas / CID Posted on September 27, 2013 My name is Maireni Saborio Gonzales, I am 23 years old and I live in city of Caibarien, Villa Clara. I left as a boat person or rafter on September 25, 2012 and I […] Continue reading
Posted on Friday, 09.27.13 Rev. Jackson in Cuba, hopes to see jailed American BY PETER ORSI ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — The Rev. Jesse Jackson traveled to Cuba Friday for talks with the island’s religious leaders and said he hopes to visit Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year sentence in the Caribbean nation. […] Continue reading
Rafael Alcides about the Official Novel against Angel Santiesteban Posted on September 25, 2013 I present to you here the article that writer and poet Rafael Alcides published in the blog Penúltimos Días about the judicial farce mounted against Angel Santiesteban with the sole and hidden objective of silencing his critical and damning voice about […] Continue reading
Cuban dissidents still show hunger for freedoms Guillermo Martinez, El Sentinel Columnist September 26, 2013 Cuba’s Black Spring began in March of 2003. For three days, government security agents went around the country arresting peaceful dissidents, who Fidel Castro believed would endanger the stability of the longest dictatorship in the history of Latin America. Seventy-five […] Continue reading
Luxury Resorts for Cuba’s “New Man” September 23, 2013 Martin Guevara* HAVANA TIMES — Sitting for hours on end before the many screens of our new technologies – PCs, Ipads, smart-phones, cutting-edge TVs that connect you to the Internet, as intercoms, microwave ovens and even blenders will surely do in the near future – is […] Continue reading
Sacrilege at the Protestdrome / Jorge Olivera Castillo Posted on September 21, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba , September – The musician Robertico Carcassés crossed the line. According to his detractors, he chose the least appropriate time and place to ask for — in addition the release of the four Cuban spies and the end of […] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 05.21.13 US envoy in Cuba engages critics on and offline By PETER ORSI Associated Press HAVANA –  The meeting on a sunny Havana square was a little bit revolutionary for Cuba’s revolution. And for U.S. diplomacy as well. Dozens of young bloggers and tweeters gathered to talk about their place in a [...] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 05.21.13 Fiber optic cable linking Cuba to Jamaica active By Juan O. Tamayo Cuba has activated a branch of its submarine fiber optic cable that connects to Jamaica, giving it greater bandwidth and a backup in case the main leg to Venezuela is not available, according to a U.S. company that [...] Continue reading
El Gobierno activa la rama del cable de fibra óptica entre Cuba y Jamaica DDC | La Habana | 22 Mayo 2013 – 12:15 am. ETECSA comenzó a recibir el servicio internacional a través de Cable & Wireless Jamaica el 13 de mayo, según la empresa Renesys. El Gobierno ha activado una rama del cable [...] Continue reading
Smuggling Satellite Dishes into Cuba May 20, 2013 Revisiting “Operation Surf” Tracey Eaton ( HAVANA TIMES — An Internet freedom activist linked to the smuggling of satellite dishes to Cuba said he wouldn’t feel safe going back to the island “until the situation changes there.” “The security threats are real,” Robert Guerra said Thursday. “It’s [...] Continue reading
Blogging a Revolution from Cuba Logan Payne | May 21, 2013 Imagine a world where you couldn’t get on the Internet, where you couldn’t access Facebook from your iPhone. Tweets, what are that? A Google search? A Yelp review? Fiction writer, photographer, journalist and revolutionary Cuban blogger, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, also known simply as [...] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 05.21.13 Internet cable from Cuba to Jamaica comes online The Associated Press HAVANA — A company that monitors global Internet traffic says another branch of the Venezuela-to-Cuba undersea fiber-optic cable has come online, connecting the island to nearby Jamaica. Internet analysis firm Renesys says it detected the new traffic between Cuban state [...] Continue reading
Internet Access in Cuba / Lia Villares Posted on May 19, 2013     See a detail of Internet charges below. [Note: The following is translated from the ETECSA (the Cuban telephone company) website. 1 CUC, with currency exchange costs, is less than $1 US.  Monthly salaries in Cuba for the most part do not exceed [...] Continue reading
A Second Evaluation / Dimas Castellanos Posted on May 17, 2013 On May 1 the government of Cuba was the subject for the second time of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a tool of the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations responsible for reviewing the obligations and commitments made by the members States [...] Continue reading
Internet Censorship in Cuba Backfires May 16, 2013 Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — Young Cuba (La Joven Cuba, LJC) has returned to the blogosphere after tearing down the barriers that denied it access to the Internet. We had a feeling this would happen when we saw the authors of this blog from the province of [...] Continue reading
Letter to Raul Castro Demanding Free Internet Access for All Cubans May 17, 2013 Dear Raul, World Internet Day is May 17th. HAVANA TIMES — I write you this 17th of May not to send you my greetings on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, which we enthusiastically celebrate today next to Mariela [...] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 05.16.13 Cuban prisoner settles lawsuit against Md. company By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON — An American imprisoned in Cuba settled a lawsuit Thursday against the company he was working for when arrested, a lawsuit that claimed he wasn’t properly warned about or prepared for the risks of working in the communist [...] Continue reading