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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 12/2008

Cuban Officials Are "Intimidation Professionals"

| Posted 12.05.2008 | World

The Associated Press has reported on Cuban police accusing blogger Yoani Sanchez of illegal activity.

Asking Mariela Castro: When Will All Human Rights Come Out of the Closet in Cuba?

| Posted 12.12.2008 | World

I still don't understand that we accept the right of another to choose with whom they make love, however we continue in this ideological monogamy they have imposed on us.

50 Years Later We Ask: When did the Cuban Revolution Die?

| Posted 12.14.2008 | Politics

In 1975, the year I was born in Cuba, nothing remained of the rebellion that the older people remembered. We had neither long hair nor euphoria.

Cuba: Maintaining the Revolution Block by Block, with a File on Every Citizen

| Posted 12.16.2008 | World

In one of those confusions so common in children, I thought for years that the logo of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution was an enormous eye carrying a machete.

Mariela Castro Responds: Calls Yoani a "Cocky Hen"

| Posted 12.17.2008 | World

Gallita / "Cocky hen" A curious end of the year in which the surprises accumulate, Christmas trees return and sexologists start to use the language of...

Solutions for Cuba: Let Everyone Speak

| Posted 12.23.2008 | Politics

Let everyone speak, no matter whether in complaint or in support of a proposal designed to address the problems.

Christmas in Cuba 2008, Marking Another Year of a People in Waiting

| Posted 12.26.2008 | World

Today could be the 3rd of June or the 9th of September, because in Cuba, there are hardly any signs that it is Christmas.

In Cuba, Isolated Islanders Wait For The Internet

| Posted 12.28.2008 | World

A vague completion date, and the question of whether it will bring information for all, surrounds the submarine cable linking Cuba and Venezuela.

The Cuban People and the State: Who Subsidizes Whom?

| Posted 12.30.2008 | World

The end of subsidies The tedium of this end of year drove me to go see the dreary spectacle of our parliamentarians in their final meeting of 2008. ...

Beloved Cuban Singer: "We are Paralyzed... We Make Plans for a Future That Never Comes Nearer."

| Posted 12.31.2008 | World

Beyond the strings of his guitar he modulated his best tune yesterday, the one that raises dissent and the finger of the citizen pointed at power. It's the same tune hummed by thousands.