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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 07/2010

Unexpected Find in a Havana Bookstore: Aung San Suu Kyi

| Posted 07.03.2010 | World

In one of life's random events I came across Letters From Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi in a Havana bookstore. I didn't find it in one of the individua...

Cuba Laying off One in Four Workers

| Posted 07.05.2010 | World

Today, the issue of layoffs is a worry shared by all Cubans, because at least one member of each family will be affected by the cuts. Meanwhile, the official press only talks about the layoffs in Greece and Spain.

Will Cuban Regime Force Its Political Prisoners Into Exile?

| Posted 07.07.2010 | World

There is a lot of speculation these days about the possible release of the political prisoners. The official press, as always, neither confirms nor denies these rumors.

Choices for Cuban Dissenters: Stigma, Prison or Exile

| Posted 07.09.2010 | World

There are at least two hundred Cuban prisoners of conscience serving prison sentences for acts defined as common crimes, acts that would not be considered criminal in a country with a different political system, one more tolerant and more plural.

Cuban Hunger Striker Suspends Fast for Prisoner Release, Waits for Regime to Act (PHOTOS)

| Posted 07.09.2010 | World

Minutes before taking his first drink of water, Farinas wrote out a statement announcing the suspension of his strike, a suspension that will become final if the government fulfills its promise of freeing the prisoners.

Cuban Political Prisoner Offered Exit to Spain: "No... This is My Place to Fight for Freedom."

| Posted 07.12.2010 | World

Today I had the opportunity to interview Pedro Arguelles, one of the 52 political prisoners planned to be released following recent negotiations betwe...

Cuban Higher Ups Charged With: "Positioning Themselves Financially for When the Revolution Fails"

| Posted 07.15.2010 | World

The term "revolutionary" has a different meaning in the Cuba of today than we would find in any Spanish language dictionary.

The Little Brother Reports on Big Brother in Cuba: A Tale of Repression and Forgiveness

| Posted 07.17.2010 | World

Today's guest post is by a young Cuban journalist, and new blogger, Ernesto Morales Licea. Ernesto graduated from the Universidad de Oriente, in Santi...

Sleepwalking Through History, Officially Newsless In Cuba

| Posted 07.18.2010 | World

Special to the Huffington Post. Every day at half past six we have breakfast while watching the first morning news magazine on Cuban TV. Around nin...

Why Do They Terrify Our Children With the Threat of Nuclear War

| Posted 07.21.2010 | World

Jumping out of bed, there's a loudspeaker roaring outside. I don't understand what it's saying, but I wash my face as if it were the last time. Maybe...

Havana's Capitol: A Place for Democratic Debate? Or a Place for Bats?

| Posted 07.23.2010 | World

I managed to sneak into the stairway when the workers went to the dining room to scarf down their lunch. It was the summer of 1992 and the temptation...

Fidel Returns, Enjoy it While You Can [VIDEO]

| Posted 07.24.2010 | World

Today's guest blog post is from Claudia Cadelo, whose blog Octavo Cerco has been featured here before. Today Claudia is writing about her reaction to ...

Just Following Orders

| Posted 07.26.2010 | World

An acquaintance of my mother, who lives very near to a Lady in White, told her that they are under orders not to assault these women in light clothing with gladioli in their hands.

'I Owe You No Explanations, No Promises, No Results'

| Posted 07.26.2010 | World

On July 26, "National Rebellion Day" in Cuba, Raul Castro didn't take the podium, nor was the speech addressed to a nation waiting for a program of changes.

Where a Simple Suggestion Equals Dissent

| Posted 07.30.2010 | World

One of the great dramas defining the daily life of Cubans arises from the punishment of dissenters, the stigma under which they live.

Cuba: Yes That IS Your Great Grampa's Chevrolet

| Posted 07.31.2010 | World

There is a detail of our reality that fascinates tourists and surprises collectors around the world: the number of old cars still running on the str...

YouTube Invites The World To 'Life In A Day' But Tells Cubans, 'Not You'

| Posted 07.31.2010 | World

This article by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo appeared in Diario de Cuba, a digital newspaper, and is being published as this week's guest post with the per...