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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 07/2009

Thugs and Caudillos

| Posted 07.02.2009 | World

Now in Honduras, the nation can wrap itself in the prickly coat of soldiers or be mesmerized by the "triumphal" return of one who was deposed by force. But in this dilemma, citizens rarely come out well.

Dengue Fever Still a Risk for Cubans and Tourists

| Posted 07.06.2009 | Healthy Living

The most striking aspect of the presence of this disease among us is the official failure to report the number of infected or to mention the word "dengue" in the new media.

A Young Woman's Courage: She Jumps At Noises But Faces A Beating From State Security

| Posted 07.10.2009 | World

The second time I met Claudia Cadelo we were holding up -- each of us by one corner -- a piece of sheet with the name "Gorki". It was at the concert...

State Security Blocks the Gate, I'm No Longer Allowed to Attend Concerts

| Posted 07.11.2009 | World

The police will have to stand guard in the doors of every theater, club and music room. I could show up at any of them. Who knows if I might climb to the dais and take the microphone?

An Imprisoned Journalist Blogs From Inside Castro's Gulag

| Posted 07.13.2009 | World

Today's guest blogger is Pablo Pacheco who was arrested during what has come to be called the Black Spring in 2003.

With Ordinary Cubans Sweltering In The Dark, Shouldn't The Government Follow Suit?

| Posted 07.17.2009 | World

It would be a good idea to ask the members of the National Assembly to travel to their August 1st meeting on public transport so as not to waste fuel on their chartered bus.

Forbidden To Buy Or Sell, Creative Cubans "Trade" Their Houses

| Posted 07.20.2009 | World

Forbidden to buy and sell houses, Cubans rely on informal exchange to look for a better location or something in a better condition.

Relics and Souvenirs, and The Berlin Wall In Cuba

| Posted 07.22.2009 | World

A reader sent me a piece of the Berlin Wall. The stone painted with remnants of graffiti suggests to me an impossible collection of what has contributed to the separation of Cubans.

Cuba Ends A Long Experiment in Indoctrinating Youth at Boarding Schools

| Posted 07.24.2009 | World

The lack of productivity, the spread of diseases, the damage to ethical values and the low academic standards have discredited this method of education in Cuba.

Raul Castro: "Maybe You Will See A Shadow, That's Me."

| Posted 07.26.2009 | World

Raul Castro is right: we can no longer see him, because the twilight he represents lacks, as it has for a long time, any kind of luminosity.

Honored Today With The Cabot Journalism Prize, I Will Use It To Grow The Cuban Blogosphere

| Posted 07.27.2009 | Healthy Living

As I don't plan to wait to be allowed to open school of digital journalism in order to realize this project, I will begin it with bureaucratic and legal formality.

Cuba and U.S. Start to Dismantle Their Mutual Insults

| Posted 07.30.2009 | World

If they have already disconnected the digital ticker with its messages, then it's time, also, to lower the flags intended to hide it.

Brazilian Soap Operas Shape Cuban Realities

| Posted 07.31.2009 | World

Cubans baptized restaurants run by common people "paladars," or palates, after the food company created by the protagonist of the show Vale todo.