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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 02/2011

So Far From Cairo

| Posted 02.04.2011 | World

Five decades of authoritarianism here in Cuba has exceeded its expiration date. Perhaps to avoid our making the comparison, our state media showed caution in dealing with the news from Egypt.

My Blog Is Once Again Visible In Cuba

| Posted 02.09.2011 | World

With just a click I managed to enter the site that, since March of 2008, has not been visible from a public place. This is a citizen victory over the demons of control.

Arches of Defeat

| Posted 02.10.2011 | World

With railings that have never felt the warmth of a hand, the unfinished bridges in my country make a face and stick out their tongues, reminding us of the atrophy of our urban development, our ramshackle roads.

Cuba Is Half a Century Behind in Technology

| Posted 02.11.2011 | World

Already well into the year 2011, Cubans don't know the sensation of managing our bank accounts online, and purchasing a product through the computer screen is something we have seen only in foreign films.

Mubarak and Castro: The Self-Deception of Dictators

| Posted 02.12.2011 | World

My guest post today is from Angel Santiesteban, a Cuban writer whose work has been published in more than 15 countries. His blog from Cuba is titled, ...

Egypt 2.0

| Posted 02.12.2011 | World

I have not experienced a revolution, much less a citizen revolution, but this week, despite the caution of the official news, I have the sense that the Suez Canal and the Caribbean Sea are not so far apart, not so different.

'Comrade' Granma

| Posted 02.17.2011 | World

He would often raise his fist while screaming in his high-pitched voice, his face flushed, at whomever he disagreed with. And so would the newspaper G...

Freedom to Travel to Cuba: What Does It Mean for American Democracy?

| Posted 02.20.2011 | World

My guest post today is from Ernesto Morales Licea, until recently one of my fellow bloggers on the Island. Ernesto is a journalist who was fired from ...

The Uncomfortable Anniversary of a Martyr's Death

| Posted 02.22.2011 | World

The village graveyards are picturesque and sad: whitewashed tombs with the sun beating down all day on their stones, and the dirt roads packed hard b...

Orlando Zapata Tamayo: On The First Anniversary of His Death for Human Rights in Cuba [VIDEO]

| Posted 02.23.2011 | World

Luis Felipe Rojas My guest blogger today is Luis Felipe Rojas, from Holguin in eastern Cuba. Luis's blog, Crossing the Barbed Wire, has been shining ...

The New Cuba: Where a Citizen Can Go Bankrupt or Prosper

| Posted 02.26.2011 | World

For those who grew up in a country where the state, for decades, has been the monopoly employer, to be forced to make a living independently is like j...

Cuban Secret Police Air Methods for Spying on Dissidents [VIDEOS]

| Posted 02.27.2011 | World

The saga of undercover agents, of moles within the ranks of opposition groups, far from alarming me, made me yawn. When they show one of those "heroes...

My Repression Is Her Chance to Watch Her Soap Opera

| Posted 02.28.2011 | World

I'm unexpectedly overcome by horror, someone just thanked me for being raw meat for the surveillance machinery, the target of guards.