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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 10/2009

"It Will Be Resolved Another Way"

| Posted 10.02.2009 | World

Several ministries will begin to distribute 15 Cuban pesos for the employees to arrange for their own midday meal. The figure has surprised many.

Experienced Chameleons

| Posted 10.05.2009 | World
Read More: Cuba, World News

Until the mid-eighties, one could find them find them throughout the national territory. For a quarter century they asserted their presence, aggressiv...

This Illusion of Paradise Is Killing Us

| Posted 10.06.2009 | World

The alert occasioned by the H1N1 epidemic has not caused the shops in Havana to lower the price of cleaning products. Instead, the opposite has happened, and the reality forces us into filth.

"I Don't Want to be Like Che, Because Che Is Dead and I Don't Want to be Dead"

| Posted 10.08.2009 | World

In all the schools in the country, today is the ceremony for the first grade students to enroll in the Pioneer organization. Parents accompany their children while they shout the slogan, "Pioneers for communism, we will be like Che."

Emergency Architecture [VIDEO]

| Posted 10.11.2009 | World

In the early morning they removed the first bricks from the exterior wall to sell--each one--at three pesos on the black market. Like an army of ants,...

As Before, I Am Not Allowed to Travel to New York to Accept the Maria Moors Cabot Prize

| Posted 10.14.2009 | World

Offices with uniformed people confirm, "You may not travel at this time," although I am already thousands of kilometers from here, in this virtual world that they cannot understand nor fence in.

What Will She Tell Her Children? That She Devoted Her Life to Violating Our Rights? [VIDEO]

| Posted 10.16.2009 | World

I am a little delusional. Until a minute before the Maria Moors Cabot prize ceremony - held yesterday - I thought the Cuban government would change it...

Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos Comes to Cuba (But He Won't Talk to Us)

| Posted 10.18.2009 | World

In the snapshot of the Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos which will be taken of his visit to Cuba, there will be no room for nonconformist relatives.

The Notes of a New Anthem for Cuba

| Posted 10.20.2009 | World

"How do you shout on Twitter?" That was one of the first messages I sent to explore the potential to express myself in one hundred and forty characters.

Fighting the "Demons of Kidnapped Information"

| Posted 10.21.2009 | World

The press here in Cuba has been turned into a delicate profession required to measure adjectives, carefully weigh topics and often to hide personal opinions in order to keep a job.

Mail Boxes Plus Ballot Boxes: Add State Inertia and It Equals Nothing

| Posted 10.23.2009 | World

One of the most popular sports for my fellow Cubans is that of writing their complaints to the higher authorities, addressed precisely to those most responsible for our problems.

A Nomad on the Web, Forbidden to Host My Blog in Cuba

| Posted 10.26.2009 | World

How I wish Generation Y could have one of the ".cu" domains indicating its origin within this country. I would give my mouse and half another one.

The U.S. Embargo: A Convenient Excuse for Cuba's Own Failures

| Posted 10.28.2009 | World

As I began my adolescence, the issue of trade restrictions was on nearly every billboard in the country. At the political rallies we no longer shouted, "Cuba yes, Yankees no" but a new hard-to-rhyme slogan: "Down with the blockade."

From Cuba With Love, They Can't Wipe the Smile off My Face

| Posted 10.29.2009 | World

Today I am inebriated with satisfaction because a compilation of my texts titled, De Cuba, com Carinho, or From Cuba with Love, will be launched this afternoon in Brazil.

This Is Cuba: We Always Find Another Way [VIDEO]

| Posted 10.30.2009 | World

Translator's note: The Cuban Art and Film Institute sponsored a debate about the Internet at the Fresa y Chocolate Center, but barred the gate again...

In Cuba Power Only "Debates" With Itself [VIDEO]

| Posted 10.30.2009 | World

I do not know where to begin to tell what happened in the debate about the Internet that took place yesterday, organized by the magazine Temas. Undoub...