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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 03/2009

I'm Tired of Macho Wrapped In Its Olive Green Uniform

| Posted 03.01.2009 | World

A Macho Discourse. I still remember the odor of the gas masks we wore, running to the shelter in military practice during primary school. My class...

Cuba's Top Leadership Changes? Just Fidgeting on Mount Olympus

| Posted 03.03.2009 | World

Yesterday, with my lunch half eaten, a friend called to ask if I had seen the 1:00 pm news. No, I never chew while watching this type of program, i...

What Will Happen to Cuba? Will We Become Another Haiti? Another Athens?

| Posted 03.05.2009 | World

Exclusive to Huffington Post. In January 1959, a group of young men detonated a revolution in Cuba. Their leaders, in their thirties, and the ideas ...

Caught Between the First and Third World, Who Will Support Cuba's Elderly?

| Posted 03.09.2009 | World

Exclusive to Huffington Post. In my Yugoslav-model building, with a hundred and forty-four apartments, there are not many young people. Over twent...

Like a Silent Bleeding, The Young Leave Cuba, Launching Themselves Into the Sea

| Posted 03.12.2009 | World

Exclusive to Huffington Post. Carlos Manuel has made three attempts to leave illegally. The first time, one member of the group denounced them and t...

Honeymooning At Home, With Parents and Grandparents

| Posted 03.16.2009 | World

Exclusive to Huffington Post. Photo: The Wedding Palace in Havana, Cuba Two friends from childhood, reunited after many years, have decided to marry...

...I Live In An Enormous Shelter, Controlled By The Cuban State...

| Posted 03.18.2009 | World

I left high school in the countryside feeling that nothing belonged to me, not even my body. Living in shelters creates the sensation that your whol...

Cuban Journalists Arrested in the Black Spring of 2003, Start Their 7th Year In Prison

| Posted 03.19.2009 | World

They took Adolfo Fernandez Sainz one morning six years ago, after raiding his home as if it were that of a dangerous terrorist. There were neither w...

With More Intensity, But Less Hope, Cubans Wait For Change

| Posted 03.26.2009 | World

Exclusive to Huffington Post. A slow transformation has taken place among Cubans, the same ones who a couple of years ago witnessed, paralyzed, the l...

Imagine If You Needed Joe Biden's Signature to Buy a Car. Welcome to Cuba.

| Posted 03.28.2009 | World

Buying a car in Cuba is like one of those Indiana Jones adventures: you can end up with a heart attack, or a ten-year wait. For a long time it was o...