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A double standard ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 8 de Mayo de 2017 – 14:18 CEST. Within the framework of the Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), a group of Cuban academics and former officials recently circulated a document protesting the LASA’S position regarding the wave of repression and political crisis […] Continue reading
When Your Ally’s Beards are on Fire*… / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 April 2017 — According to an old adage, when you see you neighbor’s beard on fire, go soak your own*. The maxim should be applied to the elderly Cuban dictator, especially if we take into account that the erratic performance […] Continue reading
A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship? BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga has pulled an acclaimed film, based on repression against gay writers in the early years of the Revolution, from an upcoming presentation in New York after festival organizers banned it from official competition and […] Continue reading
Castro’s daughter favors bold legislative weapon to combat prostitution — punish the client BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com The daughter of Cuba’s most powerful man is publicly discussing — perhaps in search of academic support before taking her idea to the legislature — a bold proposal to combat prostitution: penalize the clients who pay for sexual […] Continue reading
Film on Cuba’s gay intolerance pulled from Havana festival AFP December 8, 2016 Havana (AFP) – Drama spilled beyond movie plotlines and into real life Thursday at the opening of a Latin American film festival in Havana, where the authorities have excluded a movie touching on Cuba’s intolerance toward gays under Fidel Castro. They barred […] Continue reading
Fernando Rojas: Santa y Andrés will not be shown, to defend ‘a people and a great cause’ DDC | Madrid | 7 de Diciembre de 2016 – 13:50 CET. A few days before it was announced that the film Santa y Andrés would be censored and not be presented at the New Latin American Cinema […] Continue reading
Tania Bruguera: Cuban artist fights for free expression How the internationally renowned dissident artist turned a performance piece into a fight for freedom of expression. by Carlos Manuel Alvarez Carlos Manuel Alvarez is a Cuban journalist. Havana, Cuba – It is December 17, 2014 and the Cuban artist Tania Bruguera is at Pope Francis’ weekly […] Continue reading
Harassment of Pinar del Río Journalists Continues / 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez, Pinar del Rio, 11 November 2016 — A new wave of repression erupted on 9 November against journalists and contributors to the fortnightly newsletter Pinareño Panorama. This media, belonging to the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Press (ICLEP) […] Continue reading
A Long Commitment To The Truth / 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenechea 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenechea, Santa Clara, 5 September 2016 – A certain letter from Aristides Vega Chapu to the weekly Vanguardia, already quite old and that I believe I came into my hands in the middle of last July, set off a media frenzy […] Continue reading
Seven signs Cuban media is moving toward openness By Jon Elliston AUGUST 9, 2016 THE MASS MEDIA IN CUBA for decades was exclusively run by a rigid state monopoly, and even now, the government controls most of the news that makes its way to citizens. But significant cracks may be opening. As I’ve learned during […] Continue reading
Between Analogue and Ideologue. Internet Access in Cuba / Regina Coyula Ideas shared at the Internet Governance Forum events of the Internet Society of Latin America and the Caribbean, which recently took place in Costa Rica. Regina Coyula, 5 August 2016 — Now recognised as a human right by most people and most governments, internet […] Continue reading
U.N. panel rejects press freedom watchdog accreditation request May 26, 2016 By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom watchdog group, was denied consultative status at the United Nations on Thursday, with South Africa, Russia and China among the countries that opposed it. The United States quickly denounced […] Continue reading
Cubans Relive Obama Visit With ‘Offline Internet’ Reuters April 18, 2016 8:55 PM HAVANA— A curated collection of news and features about U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba last month has become a hit on El Paquete, the island’s illegal but tolerated digital media magazine better known for music, films, and soap operas. […] Continue reading
The woman trying to change Cuba’s cultural landscape – and stay out of jail Tania Bruguera raised more than $100,000 to open the Institute of Art Activism in Havana, where Pussy Riot are the first artists-in-residence Hannah Ellis-Petersen Sunday 10 April 2016 15.09 BST Last modified on Monday 11 April 2016 In the past decade, […] Continue reading
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