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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 02/2009

Let a Thousand Blogs Bloom: Young Cubans Voice Their Discontent

| Posted 02.02.2009 | World

Young people filled with discontent and with desires to make things change, received us to hear about the Cuban blogosphere.

Tourist Apartheid Alive and Well in Cuba: No Citizens Allowed Here

| Posted 02.04.2009 | World

Endophobia The rejection of what is different, of the foreign, looks equally bad as discrimination and humiliation. The strange "endophobia" display...

Castro Ignores the Shipwreck; Lives in His Own Fantasy World

| Posted 02.05.2009 | World

The official line is that it's not enough for Obama to close the prison at the Guantanamo base, but he must also return the territory to Cuba.

What Happened to the Star in Cuba's Flag?!

| Posted 02.06.2009 | World

In light of the fact that it's so dark in the field of civil liberties that we can't even see our hands, the solitary star deserted its red field leaving the official organ of the Party with its marked absence on the front page.

Cuban Priest to Castro: Obama Changed America, Now "You Must Have the Courage to Change"

| Posted 02.11.2009 | World

In his small church, Father Conrado addressed Raul Castro. His speech had the tone of a petition, which cannot, should not, wait any longer.

With Small Sellers Strangled, Will Cubans Lose Their Pizza?

| Posted 02.12.2009 | World

It arrived in force in the seventies to break the grayness of the rationed market. Amid the daily rice with beans, pizza invaded us with its novelty and its colors.

In Cuban Schools Parents Supply What The Classrooms Lack

| Posted 02.13.2009 | World

Request List My friend Yuslemi's pocket hasn't recovered from the last meeting at her son's primary school. A portion of the meeting between the p...

With Cuban State Security Watching My Every Move, My Poor Neighbors Can't Buy Food

| Posted 02.16.2009 | World

Gratitude and Request I don't want to let the days go by and continue the ingratitude of not speaking of the "selfless companions" who monitor the ...

Cuban Writer Threatened Over Planned Release of Banned Book

| Posted 02.16.2009 | World

Since yesterday, an email is circulating on the intranet of the Ministry of Culture, warning us of various reprisals for the alternative release of the censored collection of stories. Coming to Cuba and Nothing Can Stop It

| Posted 02.17.2009 | World

Even today, while behind closed doors they hold the closing ceremony of Information Technology 2009, already a new gap is opening somewhere, where we can pass without permission.

Forty Years After A Favorite Poet Was Imprisoned and Exiled, Nothing Has Changed in Cuba

| Posted 02.18.2009 | World

Background "Who's who": Heberto Padilla was one of Cuba's leading poets and author of Outside the Game. Although he had been a strong early suppor...

Foreign Press Protects Cubans at "Freelance" Book Launch

| Posted 02.19.2009 | World

After sneaking through the alleys of Cerro to lose the two "securities" who were following us, we managed to present Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo's book.

As Cubans Inevitably Lose Faith, Time Runs Out on a Failed Regime

| Posted 02.19.2009 | World

Hourglass Every day I run into someone who's been disillusioned and has withdrawn their support for the Cuban process. There are those who turn in...

In a Land Surrounded By Water... A Sailor May Lose His Livelihood Because His Wife Dares to Speak

| Posted 02.21.2009 | World

Take Me Sailing on the Wide Sea In a land surrounded by water, the sailor is the link to the other side, the bearer of images that the islander can...

"Cuba Performance" Documentary Captures on Film Artists Who Put Aside Fear

| Posted 02.23.2009 | Media

Cuba Performance. Some days ago, at home, we watched the documentary Cuba Performance dedicated to the artistic work of the group Omni Zona Franca....

Hello Again: Introducing Myself, and Cuba, to Huffington Post Readers

| Posted 02.24.2009 | World

Blogging from Cuba. Exclusive to Huffington Post. I am a Cuban blogger, even if it seems a bit contradictory to post on the web while living in a c...

To One Cuban Child, Life Without Food Rationing is Unimaginable

| Posted 02.25.2009 | World

Uncomfortable questions. I skirt the edge of my building, avoiding walking under the balconies, because the kids throw condoms filled with urine to k...

Byte by Byte, Post by Post, Learning from Andrew Sullivan and Undermining the Dictatorship

| Posted 02.27.2009 | World

Six places from Andrew Sullivan. In the list of the 25 Best Blogs of 2009, drawn up by Time Magazine and CNN, there are several elements that fill ...