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07/13/2017 11:25 PM
Taxi Driver Arrested In Havana After Being Accused Of Racism
Taxi Driver Arrested In Havana After Being Accused Of Racism 14ymedio, Havana, 10 July 2017 – The driver of a private taxi was arrested after being accused of racial discrimination by Yanay Aguirre Calderín, according to a report Monday in the weekly paper Trabajadores (Workers). The event has generated numerous articles in the official press […]
06/30/2017 05:28 PM
Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again
Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again BY ALEJANDRO DE LA FUENTE delafuente@fas.harvard.edu As President Trump announced the administration’s new policies on Cuba, I worried that Afro-Cubans would be the main losers. They have been losing for some time. The timid economic reforms implemented by the Cuban government in the past […]
05/31/2017 06:58 PM
Do we Cubans still need permission to enter state establishments?
Do we Cubans still need permission to enter state establishments? JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 31 de Mayo de 2017 – 07:34 CEST. I recently went to buy cigarrettes at the Ruinas del Parque bar-restaurant, located on the corner of Obispo and Aguacate, in Old Havana. I said “good afternoon” to the doorman, […]
05/04/2017 06:41 PM
Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent
Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The first Cuban chef with a Michelin star, and the chef — and owner — of the private paladar where former President Barack Obama dined during his trip to Cuba, have something more in common than love […]
05/01/2017 11:52 PM
Cuban activists fighting racism weigh their fragile relationship with the government
Cuban activists fighting racism weigh their fragile relationship with the government BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Almost apologizing because he “doesn’t want to make things worse,” Afro-Cuban activist Norberto Mesa Carbonell recalled how Cuban police arrested him for trying to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination last month. “I was jailed […]
04/25/2017 01:51 AM
Social justice in Cuba? No racism?
Commentary: Social justice in Cuba? No racism? Javier Garcia-Bengochea Guest Columnist Privacy Policy It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you think you know that just ain’t so … Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige paraphrasing Mark Twain. It’s called fake news. For decades, Cuba has promoted a false narrative regarding […]
04/16/2017 03:24 AM
In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say
In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS More than 30 Cuban activists, writers, academics and entrepreneurs, mostly of African descent, gathered at Harvard University for an unprecedented meeting to celebrate the achievements of the Afro-Cuban movement on the island and set the course for future work. […]
04/06/2017 01:01 PM
Cuba sí, racism no!
Cuba sí, racism no! By Cate McQuaid GLOBE CORRESPONDENT APRIL 06, 2017 CAMBRIDGE — The Afro-Cuban painter Juan Roberto Diago came of age in the 1990s in the midst of a firestorm. The collapse of the Soviet Union devastated Cuban trade and the island’s economy suffered a teeth-jarring blow. Famine followed. Social unrest was inevitable. […]
04/03/2017 05:36 PM
Free market Cubans make their case
Free market Cubans make their case YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 3 de Abril de 2017 – 19:01 CEST. Until 2003 Fernando Palacio oversaw the Intensive System for Medical Emergencies (SIUM), a very prominent position in one of the sectors most tightly controlled by the Government. Today he is the National Coordinator of […]
03/28/2017 01:49 PM
Never belonging – Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba
Never belonging: Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba OPINIONMIGUEL DE LA TORRE | MARCH 28, 2017 Returning to the land which witnessed my birth is always a gut-wrenching experience. Separation from my island has now been five times longer than Odysseus’ was from his. But unlike Odysseus, who was returning to a place […]
03/24/2017 05:37 PM
And Then You Hear People Say That Racism Doesn’t Exist In Cuba
“And Then You Hear People Say That Racism Doesn’t Exist In Cuba” / Cubanet I literally just saw a police officer ask a couple of kids for their identification and I’m pretty sure he did it because they were black. That’s just the life they were dealt. I have almost never seen the same happen […]
12/08/2016 08:32 PM
Legacy and End Point
Legacy and End Point / Somos+, Pedro Acosta Somos+, Pedro Acosta, 6 December 2016 — After your departure the Cuban people should be eternally grateful for: The fall of the dictatorship. Fulfilling your political promises, especially the respect for the 1940 Constitution, the quick holding of free elections, and not placing yourself permanently in power. […]
09/08/2016 02:10 PM
Cuban rapper dedicates new song with biting lyrics to those fleeing
Cuban rapper dedicates new song with biting lyrics to those fleeing BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The immigration experience served as the inspiring force behind a new album by Bian Oscar Rodríguez, better known in the Cuban hip-hop scene as El B. He co-founded Los Aldeanos along with Aldo Rodríguez Baquero (no relation). The duo […]
08/24/2016 02:24 PM
Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba?
Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba? August 23, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. Personally, his greatest virtue, without him intending to do this, is to show the […]
08/08/2016 06:59 PM
Between Analogue and Ideologue. Internet Access in Cuba
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 […]
08/06/2016 02:44 PM
As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba
As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba THE WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHED: August 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm | UPDATED: August 5, 2016 at 2:19 By Moriah Balingit The Washington Post For many travelers, the goal is to physically move – to be flung through airspace and to cross borders […]
08/03/2016 01:24 PM
Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba
Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba Johnica Reed Hawkins This story originally appeared in the August issue of ESSENCE. Cuba is a land of contradictions. It’s a nation that is largely defined by the descendants of enslaved Africans, yet also a place where those influences are often denied and racism is rarely confronted. Writer Johnica […]
08/02/2016 01:38 PM
Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum
Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum The country’s education leaders confront deep-seated discrimination in the classroom through rap. Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters I was sitting with the Afrocentric rapstress Magia López Cabrera in her modest Havana walk-up in June when Cuba’s prominent black-history scholar Tomás Fernández Robaina showed up for a café con […]
07/29/2016 03:28 PM
In Cuba, as an uncertain future inches closer, it’s still a step back in time
In Cuba, as an uncertain future inches closer, it’s still a step back in time By Moriah Balingit July 28 at 4:30 PM For many travelers, the goal is to physically move — to be flung through airspace and to cross borders — but to remain in spaces that are comfortably familiar. They would prefer […]
06/08/2016 01:52 PM
EU-Cuba Human Rights Dialogue in Havana
EU-Cuba Human Rights Dialogue in Havana 08/06/2016 On 6th June, the EU and Cuba held their second high-level discussion on human rights in Havana. This was the first such meeting to take place on the island. The EU delegation was headed by EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis and included the EU Ambassador […]
05/24/2016 04:27 PM
Afro-Cuban Activists Fight Racism Between Two Fires
Afro-Cuban Activists Fight Racism Between Two Fires They’re caught between a government that denies the existence of racism and fellow black Cubans who lack racial consciousness. By Sujatha FernandesTwitterTODAY 8:00 AM A “home for sale” sign in Santiago de Cuba. Far fewer Afro-Cubans get remittances from family overseas, and residents of eastern Cuba, more heavily […]
05/21/2016 05:44 PM
The Persistence of Racism in Cuba
The Persistence of Racism in Cuba May 21, 2016 By Alberto N Jones HAVANA TIMES — The 1994 rafter crisis, changed the face of the Cuban emigration and the strategy of the United States government to puncture and weaken the Cuban government, when the predominantly white emigrants suddenly became black and brown. Surprised, the mass […]
05/20/2016 03:47 PM
The War of the Blacks
The War of the Blacks / Somos+ Somos+, Jose Manuel Presol, 17 May 2016 — If there is something shameful in our republican history, it is the events of 1912. Nothing much is being said about it, not even in the government’s current propaganda. It is mentioned, articles and books are published about it, although […]
05/16/2016 11:37 AM
Racist graffiti and swastikas in Havana
Racist graffiti and swastikas in Havana DDC | La Habana | 16 Mayo 2016 – 8:49 am. On Wednesday the graffiti between Línea and 11 was still there, in El Vedado. If it did not spark more controversy, this was due to its location difficult to see by most passersby. It read “Muerte a los […]
05/10/2016 01:32 PM
57 Years Later – Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2)
57 Years Later: Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2) / 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 8 May 2016 — The only certainty in Cuba in political terms is that the government accumulates a lot of power but lacks leadership. The kind of leadership required when a country faces an […]
04/21/2016 06:44 PM
Communist Militancy Expresses Its Disenchantment On The Web
Communist Militancy Expresses Its Disenchantment On The Web / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 19 April 2016 — The 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba has confirmed the suspicions of the opposition. Despite the changes in the socio-political context of the island, the Party is not open to the possibility a multi-party political system, nor […]
04/21/2016 06:44 PM
Renowned Cuban pro-reform economist fired as chill sets in
Renowned Cuban pro-reform economist fired as chill sets in 4:25 PM Thursday Apr 21, 2016 HAVANA (AP) ” One of Cuba’s most renowned advocates of economic reform has been fired from his University of Havana think tank for sharing information with Americans without authorization, among other alleged violations. The dismissal of Omar Everleny Perez adds […]
04/16/2016 04:03 PM
Did the Revolution End Racial Discrimination in Cuba?
Did the Revolution End Racial Discrimination in Cuba? April 15, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — The United Nations designated March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, Cuba’s official media, tasked with covering (and criticizing) US President Barack Obama’s address in Cuba, made absolutely no mention of […]
04/08/2016 02:25 PM
Obama and Cuban myths debunked
Obama and Cuban myths debunked YESENIA FERNÁNDEZ SELIER | Nueva York | 5 Abr 2016 – 12:30 pm. Without any shots, threats or military invasions, the US’s 44th president, Barack Hussein Obama, arrived in and departed from Cuba. Cubans all over were glued to their screens, engaging in the inevitable debate about his visit’s motivations […]
04/02/2016 07:36 PM
N-word published in official Cuban press in reference to Obama causes backlash
N-word published in official Cuban press in reference to Obama causes backlash BY NANCY SAN MARTIN staff@InCubaToday.com President Barack Obama’s trip to the island, which was dubbed as “an historic opportunity to engage with the Cuban people,” resulted in a high-profile insult from the place he sought to embrace, reported the Western Journalism. “An article […]
04/01/2016 06:11 PM
The Offended Swede
The Offended Swede / 14ymedio Reinaldo Escobar Posted on March 31, 2016 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 31 March 2016 — The poet and literary critic Victor Fowler Calzada published in Sandra Abd’Allah-Alvarez Ramírez’s blog, “I had be to a Black Cuban Woman,” a protest and at the same time a call to solidarity in response to […]
04/01/2016 06:11 PM
About the Racist Text That Appeared in the Havana Tribune
About the Racist Text That Appeared in the Havana Tribune/ Victor Fowler Posted on March 31, 2016 Victor Fowler Calzada, Havana, 30 March 2016 – Contemporary journalism in Cuba will bear, for a long time, the shame of a commentary titled, “Negro, are you Swedish,” that appeared today in the online edition of the Havana […]
04/01/2016 05:44 PM
Cuba After Obama Left
Cuba After Obama Left BY JON LEE ANDERSON In the first hours after President Barack Obama’s address to the Cuban people last Tuesday, which he delivered on the main stage of Havana’s impeccably restored nineteenth-century Gran Teatro, several Cubans I know told me how moved by it they had been; some confessed to having wept. […]
03/28/2016 12:39 PM
Along With President Obama, the 21st Century Visited Cuba
LOG IN SETTINGS WHITE HOUSE LETTER Along With President Obama, the 21st Century Visited Cuba REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK With Obama Visit to Cuba, Old Battle Lines Fade REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK Obama Family Spring Break: Making History and Doing the Tango Jian Ghomeshi, Former Canadian Radio Host, Acquitted of Sexual Assault To Beat the Rush, Americans Rush to […]
03/23/2016 07:56 PM
Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights
Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights By Frank Jack Daniel in Havana, Matt Spetalnick 1:19 PM Wednesday Mar 23, 2016 Castro accuses US of double standards after Obama criticises human rights record. United States President Barack Obama yesterday pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island, publicly sparring […]
03/23/2016 07:41 PM
Cuba Says It Has Solved Racism. Obama Isn’t So Sure.
Cuba Says It Has Solved Racism. Obama Isn’t So Sure. By DAMIEN CAVEMARCH 23, 2016 HAVANA — President Obama spoke of his Kenyan heritage. He talked about how both the United States and Cuba were built on the backs of slaves from Africa. He mentioned that not very long ago, his parents’ marriage would have […]
03/21/2016 05:40 PM
What Obama’s visit means for Cuba’s national conversation about race
What Obama’s visit means for Cuba’s national conversation about race Kate LinthicumContact Reporter In recent years, Afro-Cuban intellectuals have started gathering in a cramped Havana apartment to discuss a topic long considered off-limits in Cuba: race. Fidel Castro’s communist revolution 60 years ago promised to wipe out racial divisions and level the playing field for […]
03/14/2016 02:56 PM
Cuban Americans are divided on immigration policy
Cuban Americans are divided on immigration policy Cindy Carcamo To her family, Ada Caso is known as la comunista — the communist. And in a Cuban American family, that’s as bad as it gets. Though the label is mostly tongue-in-cheek, her liberal political bent makes her an outlier in her mostly conservative family. “I’ve always […]
02/12/2016 06:00 PM
Cuba’s Tourism Boom Still Fails to Benefit Some Black Cubans
Cuba’s Tourism Boom Still Fails to Benefit Some Black Cubans By Mel Abad (staff@latinpost.com)First Posted: Feb 12, 2016 06:00 AM EST After Havana and Washington recently patched its long estranged diplomatic ties, the city of Havana in Cuba is reaping the fruit of having economic ties with powerful countries like the U.S. However, according to […]
02/10/2016 02:02 PM
Cuba’s Complex Ethnic Mix
Cuba’s Complex Ethnic Mix 02/09/2016 04:24 pm ET | Updated 14 hours ago Rick Steves Author of European travel guidebooks and host of travel shows on public television and public radio One of the joys of visiting Cuba is meeting the people in this still remarkably closed society. It’s so easy and fun to connect […]
02/03/2016 01:27 PM
In Cuba, racial inequality deepens with tourism boom
In Cuba, racial inequality deepens with tourism boom By Chris Arsenault HAVANA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As warming relations with the United States bring new money and tourists to Havana, some black Cubans like Miguel Campuzano Perez say racial inequalities are widening and they are being left out of a potential capitalist boom. Cuba’s economy […]
01/15/2016 03:18 PM
Discrimination Against the Poor, an Injustice in Present-day Cuba
Discrimination Against the Poor, an Injustice in Present-day Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on January 13, 2016 Juan Juan Almeida, 11 January 2016 — Racial and gender designations were fundamental in the dynamics of international politics, basically dominated by white men; but, fortunately, and like the rough action of a Russian-made Aurika washing machine, […]
12/27/2015 08:40 AM
Will American tourists change Cuba for better or worse
Will American tourists change Cuba for better or worse December 26, 2015 5:40 PM MST In Cuba, everybody’s equal—politically, economically and socially speaking. Unlike the U.S., Cuba prides itself on being an egalitarian society. Since Fidel Castro’s Revolucion in 1958, Cuba has embraced a socialist ideology in which the government owns virtually everything and the […]
12/25/2015 01:38 PM
Who Will Speak for Black Cubans on the Lack of Economic Opportunity?
Who Will Speak for Black Cubans on the Lack of Economic Opportunity? Renewing diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba will open up financial prospects on the island, but racial disparities have long kept black Cubans on the bottom rung of the economic ladder. BY: DEWAYNE WICKHAM Posted: Dec. 23 2015 3:00 AM Havana: If […]
10/29/2015 03:32 PM
Human Rights – Are There False Ones?
Human Rights: Are There False Ones? YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 28 Oct 2015 – 3:32 pm. Our official journalists are so busy reporting human rights violations in the US that they have forgotten to cover those violated in Cuba. Before Friday October 23 I thought that human rights were a source of […]
10/08/2015 10:27 PM
Black Woman – Double or Triple Discrimination?
Black Woman: Double or Triple Discrimination? / Diario de Cuba, Laritza Diversent Posted on October 7, 2015 Diario de Cuba, Laritza Diversent, Havana, 31 July 2015 —In Cuba there is a myth that says that there is no racism here because “all the races and cultures melded together forever in a happy synthesis.” Nonetheless, in […]
10/04/2015 02:51 PM
N.J. cop killer Chesimard living as a ‘ghost’ in Havana
Kelly: N.J. cop killer Chesimard living as a ‘ghost’ in Havana LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015, 7:22 AM BY MIKE KELLY HAVANA — More than three decades after she broke out of a New Jersey prison and fled to Cuba with a promise of political asylum from Fidel Castro, Joanne Chesimard finds herself ensnared […]
09/16/2015 03:42 PM
1024 “Gigs” of Racism in Cuba
1024 “Gigs” of Racism in Cuba /Hablemos Press, Francisco Herodes Diaz Posted on September 16, 2015 Hablemos Press, Francisco Herodes Díaz Echemendía, Santiago de Cuba, 11 September 2015 –Let it be known that in Cuba there is no law about or against racism. According to those who concur with Fidel and Raúl Castro, racism is […]
09/12/2015 03:05 PM
The Bad Luck of Being Black in Cuba
The Bad Luck of Being Black in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 12, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 11 September 2015 — It was already duck on an extremely hot day without a hint of a breeze, when a white Mercedes Benz van with the blue top of the national police pulled up alongside Red […]
08/24/2015 02:10 PM
Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground
Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground / Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang Posted on August 23, 2015 The landscape could become very similar to those found in Central American countries where the issue is out of control Cubanet.org, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana 20 August 2015 – Hector arrived in Havana at the end of 2005. He […]
06/29/2015 02:14 PM
Politicians by Decree and Illiterate by Submission
Politicians by Decree and Illiterate by Submission / Cubanet, Victor Manuel Dominguez Posted on June 28, 2015 Cubanet.org, Victor Manuel Dominguez, Havana, 24 June 2015 – Abel Prieto rides again. Not as the author of two little novels whose names I cannot remember. Nor as the ex-president of a union of writers and authors more […]
05/25/2015 11:19 AM
The slow thaw of US-Cuba relations
The slow thaw of US-Cuba relations By Judy Robbins, Special to the BDN Posted May 24, 2015, at 6:48 a.m. One might perceive change is happening apace in this new era in U.S.-Cuba relations. But in the five months since the declarations of presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro that diplomatic relations between the two […]
05/18/2015 11:33 AM
Discriminación y desobediencia civil en la República de Martí
Discriminación y desobediencia civil en la República de Martí MIGUEL CABRERA PEÑA | Santiago de Chile | 18 Mayo 2015 – 7:50 am. Varios estudios sobre la racialidad cubana critican la obra de José Martí sobre los afrodescendientes. ¿Por qué? ¿Deben eliminar los afrocubanos de hoy a José Martí como símbolo en una probable lucha […]
04/29/2015 04:47 PM
Racial Prejudice Begins in Childhood
Cuba: Racial Prejudice Begins in Childhood / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 28, 2015 Iván García, 29 April 2015 — The first time that Yumilka, a teacher, felt discriminated against because of the color of her skin she was only four years old. “It was in the daycare center. I remember coming home crying. A […]
04/01/2015 01:58 PM
U.S. and Cuba face off on human rights in Washington meeting
U.S. and Cuba face off on human rights in Washington meeting BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 03/30/2015 3:55 PM 03/31/2015 8:59 PM The latest round in the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement got under way Tuesday when the two countries met in Washington to discuss the potentially divisive issue of human rights. The State Department described the meeting as […]
03/31/2015 02:03 PM
U.S. and Cuba to face off on human rights in Tuesday Washington meeting
U.S. and Cuba to face off on human rights in Tuesday Washington meeting BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 03/30/2015 3:55 PM 03/30/2015 7:54 PM The latest round in the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement gets under way Tuesday when the two countries meet in Washington to discuss the potentially divisive issue of human rights. A State Department spokesperson said […]
03/27/2015 08:25 PM
A Fraying Promise – Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana
A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana MARCH 26, 2015 4:02 PM ET ROBERT SIEGEL EYDER PERALTA Miguel Coyula points at an open door in the middle of Old Havana. The mahogany door looks worn, but still handsome. The concrete facade has lost most of its paint, and time has ripped parts of […]
03/19/2015 12:32 PM
NO EMBARGO, NO CRY
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… […]
03/08/2015 02:10 PM
Blacks in Cuba are poised to make gains
Blacks in Cuba are poised to make gains BY RICARDO GONZALEZ REGONZALEZ49@YAHOO.COM 03/07/2015 2:00 PM 03/07/2015 7:00 PM For the first time in more than a century, black Cubans might have a real opportunity to gain the enfranchisement and equality for which our ancestors fought so hard — and were on the verge of winning […]
03/01/2015 01:53 PM
FIU conference focuses on race in Cuba
FIU conference focuses on race in Cuba BY NORA GAMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 02/27/2015 11:20 PM 02/27/2015 11:20 PM Cuba’s political future, the impact of renewed relations between the United States and Cuba and its new policies towards the island, were the focus of some of the discussions held on the first day of the 10th […]
02/25/2015 01:08 PM
McCaskill says Cuban officials worried after embargo lifted
McCaskill says Cuban officials worried after embargo lifted BY LINDSAY WISE MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU 02/23/2015 7:17 PM 02/23/2015 7:17 PM WASHINGTON The Castro regime is busy trying to tamp down sky-high expectations among Cubans eager for a closer relationship with the U.S., Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told reporters after a trip to the communist-run Caribbean […]
02/12/2015 02:13 PM
The Tragedy of Cuban Racism
The Tragedy of Cuban Racism February 9, 2015 By Carlos Cabrera Perez (Café Fuerte) A group of dissidents protested last Thursday before the Cuban Parliament located in Havana’s Playa municipality. HAVANA TIMES — A video showing a group of Cuban dissidents protesting in front of the Cuban parliament in Havana to demand a series of […]
02/07/2015 12:32 PM
El Crítico – Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba
El Crítico: Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba 02/06/2015 2:38 PM 02/06/2015 10:08 PM HAVANA During his years behind bars, Angel Yunier Remón Arzuaga staged a 27-day hunger strike and refused to wear the prison uniform. Now, as the rapper known as “El Critico” returns to his music, he plans to do so with […]
01/25/2015 09:17 PM
State Department negotiator meets with Cuban cardinal, dissidents
State Department negotiator meets with Cuban cardinal, dissidents BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/23/2015 7:00 AM 01/23/2015 9:57 PM U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson hosted a group of seven dissidents for breakfast Friday as part of an American commitment to keep human rights front and center in its evolving relationship […]
12/30/2014 12:31 PM
Why Cuba will never send Assata Shakur to the U.S.
Why Cuba will never send Assata Shakur to the U.S. By Achy Obejas In May 2013, on the 40th anniversary of her arrest, Assata Shakur was suddenly and inexplicably named to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, with an award of up to $2 million for her capture. She was the first woman ever put […]
12/22/2014 01:45 PM
Cuban economic reforms spur talk of race
Cuban economic reforms spur talk of race BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 12/20/2014 8:39 AM 12/20/2014 4:43 PM As Cuba prepares to enter its fifth year of sweeping economic reforms to jump-start its lumbering economy, many say the changes have had an unintended effect: drawing attention to the thorny subject of race. A recent rally […]
12/17/2014 12:47 PM
Cuba’s Reforms Fail to Reduce Growing Inequality
Cuba’s Reforms Fail to Reduce Growing Inequality By Patricia Grogg HAVANA, Dec 16 2014 (IPS) – One of the major challenges assumed by President Raúl Castro when he launched a series of reforms in Cuba is improving living standards in a country still suffering from a recession that began over 20 years ago and has […]
11/25/2014 12:46 PM
Not many negro or mestizo businessmen in Havana
Not many negro or mestizo businessmen in Havana / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 24, 2014 Just as with most successful businesses in Cuba, the owners of Leyenda Habana, an elegant restaurant in El Cerro, surrounded by ranch houses, are white. Two miles to the east of Leyenda Habana, in the poor and mostly black […]
11/07/2014 04:18 PM
Speaking About Discrimination in Cuba
Speaking About Discrimination in Cuba November 6, 2014 Veronica Vega HAVANA TIMES — My colleague’s post, Cuba: Reasoable Doubt or Blatant Racism?, reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend some time ago. At the end of our debate, she, a black woman who had suffered various forms of segregation from childhood, agreed […]
10/16/2014 12:37 PM
Interview with Diario de Cuba Editor Pablo Diaz
Interview with Diario de Cuba Editor Pablo Diaz October 14, 2014 “You can’t do good journalism if you’re thinking in terms of Left or Right.” By Yusimi Rodríguez HAVANA TIMES — Diario de Cuba (DDC) was born at a Starbucks in Madrid in 2009. Its creators, Pablo Diaz (editor in chief) and a group of […]
10/16/2014 12:29 PM
The Shades of Racism
Cuba: The Shades of Racism October 15, 2014 Veronica Vega HAVANA TIMES — I thank Yasser Farres Delgado for having taken the trouble to read and reply to my post Where’s our common sense? The simple fact of debating about this regrettable reality is a way of pulling ourselves out of the apathy we suffer. […]
10/03/2014 10:26 PM
‘Afro-Cubans’ don’t exist (and other things you might not know about race in Cuba)
‘Afro-Cubans’ don’t exist (and other things you might not know about race in Cuba) Oct 1, 2014 By Teresa Sanchez In the US the legacy of the “one-drop” rule continues to shape our language of racial categories—i.e., people with varying degrees of notable African ancestry are indiscriminately referred to as African American. In Cuba, however, […]
09/02/2014 01:52 PM
Market-style reforms widen racial divide in Cuba
Market-style reforms widen racial divide in Cuba Tue Sep 2, 2014 5:00am EDT (Reuters) – Cuba’s experiment with free-market reforms has unintentionally widened the communist-led island’s racial divide and allowed white Cubans to regain some of the economic advantages built up over centuries. Under President Raul Castro, who took over from his brother Fidel Castro […]
08/06/2014 03:56 PM
Cuba – The Experiences of Someone My Color
Cuba: The Experiences of Someone My Color August 5, 2014 Jorge Milanes Despaigne HAVANA TIMES — When I was a teenager, I used to hear people repeat that there was no racism in Cuba. At school, teachers would insist we all had the rights, duties and opportunities. This is what I believed when I studied […]
05/30/2014 06:29 PM
Solicitan información sobre exiliados en Miami
Publicado el viernes, 05.30.14 Solicitan información sobre exiliados en Miami JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Dos grupos partidarios de La Habana han hecho un llamado al enjuiciamiento de exiliados de Miami que según el gobierno cubano están detrás de un plan de otros cuatro hombres, arrestados en Cuba el mes pasado, para atacar instalaciones militares en […]

 

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