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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 10/2010

Venezuela, Mi Amor

| Posted 10.02.2010 | World

Not only is the future of Venezuela decided in its ballot boxes, but also our future. Thus, the results of the election were felt immediately all around us, even though the official media did not reflect the thrill that ran through the Island, from one end to end.

Where The Cheese Travels Alone

| Posted 10.05.2010 | World
Read More: Cuba, World News

Under the seat one could see a patched grab bag, like those given to people who went on missions in the 1980s. Every time the bus jerked over a poth...

Mario Vargas Llosa: A Nobel Long Delayed

| Posted 10.08.2010 | World

Vargas Llosa and his literature are responsible, in a direct and "premeditated" way, for much of who I am today: for my matrimonial happiness and my aversion to totalitarianism, for my betrayal of philology and approach to journalism.

Can You Fix a Whole Country With Crazy Glue?

| Posted 10.11.2010 | World
Read More: Cuba, World News

In many stores, when this contact cement comes in you'd think they were having a big sale. People buy dozens of tubes, as if its great adherent power could glue together a reality cracked by frustration.

Our Vargas Llosa who art in Nobel...

| Posted 10.16.2010 | World

Today's guest post is from Cuban writer, photographer and blogger, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo. Our Vargas Llosa who art in Nobel... by Orlando Luis Pard...

All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Go

| Posted 10.17.2010 | World

Two weeks into the Tarara Pioneers camp and my sister and I would return home talking about our dips in the ocean. But this time it would be differe...

Occupational Therapy

| Posted 10.20.2010 | World

Some make figurines out of paper, others string colored beads on a necklace that never ends, or paste pieces of fabric onto an infinite quilt. Occupat...

A Speech and A Cyclone

| Posted 10.21.2010 | World

A zinc roof tile flies off, performing an incredible choreography in the air before falling onto the roof of another building. The winds of the tropic...

Fidel's Words Continue to Echo... Bitterly

| Posted 10.22.2010 | World

A relic of crumbling Soviet era architecture along the Malecon, Havana's waterfront boulevard and seawall Exclusive to Huffington Post Rarely does a...

Cuban Guillermo Farinas Awarded European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

| Posted 10.22.2010 | World

Photo: Guillermo Farinas with a few of the Ladies in White, taken during his successful hunger strike to free Cuba's political prisoners. It's diff...

It's Still a Mystery: Why Were the Vice President and Foreign Minister Fired?

| Posted 10.25.2010 | World

He was wearing a cap pulled down over his ears, but I still recognized in his face the features of the former vice president. Carlos Lage passed in fr...

Eight Times in Three Years: Refused "Permission" to Leave My Island

| Posted 10.25.2010 | World

Exclusive to the Huffington Post. Fortunately I had few illusions left, because otherwise I would have felt cheated a couple of weeks ago when I wa...

Cuban State Lays Off One in Five Workers

| Posted 10.29.2010 | World

Ministry of Agriculture Building in Havana Ten in the morning. In those hallways where last week people gathered and chatted during working hours, ...