Will history absolve Fidel Castro, or will he end up vilified? BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com How will Fidel Castro be remembered? Will history absolve him, as he defiantly proclaimed as a young revolutionary in the early 1950s? Or will he end up like so many other Latin American strongmen, who wielded immense power in their […] Continue reading
Forbidden Voices’: Female bloggers fight for freedom of speech By Hazel Pfeifer, CNN May 3, 2013 — Updated 1303 GMT (2103 HKT) Video link: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/05/03/pkg-shubert-forbidden-voices.cnn.html – “Forbidden Voices” follows lives of female dissident bloggers around world – Female dissident bloggers often suffer violence, detainment by repressive regimes – Film follows Iran’s Farnaz Seifi, Cuba’s Yoani […] Continue reading
Forbidden Voices / Yoani Sánchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez She asked only to have the same rights enjoyed by a man in her country. She took the loudspeaker to expose laws that in Iran left her defenseless and at a disadvantage against men. Blogger and feminist, Farnaz Seifi went into exile in Germany after having […] Continue reading
Posted on Mon, Aug. 21, 2006
CASTRO’S GOVERNMENTCommunist leaders fail to attract younger CubansCuban leaders are desperately trying to win over disinterested young people across the nation.BY FRANCES ROBLESfrobles@MiamiHerald.com
As a 24-year-old Havana potato vendor who makes $10 a month… Continue reading
Cuba: Not everyone ready for prime time TV AIDS storyBy Orlando Matos
HAVANA (IPS/GIN)-A television series that portrays sex and talks about AIDS has provoked unusual public controversy in Cuba.
The public is judging the series, entitled “La cara oculta… Continue reading
Cuban TV series stirs up social controversyA television series which reflects on and portrays sexual behaviours and touches on the question of AIDS has provoked unusual public controversy in Cuba.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006Orlando Matos
A television series which reflects… Continue reading
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 8, 2006
Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls… Continue reading