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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 03/2011

Lest Cuba Become Egypt: The Choreography of Authoritarianism

| Posted 03.01.2011 | World

I don't know how a military parade can be beautiful, what emotion can be found in these synchronized automatic beings. But the resulting effect I know well.

Goodbye "Comrade," Hello "Mister"

| Posted 03.02.2011 | World
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Nothing is called what they told me. Salvador Allende Avenue, the only street from my childhood with trees, has gone back to being called by its noble...

When My Sister Can't Protect Me

| Posted 03.04.2011 | World

It's been a year since my sister and I were victims of arbitrary arrest. Here is the audio recording I managed to make that day with my mobile phone.

Bohemia, Latin America's Oldest Magazine, Destroyed by Censorship

| Posted 03.05.2011 | World

Bohemia, the oldest magazine in Cuba and in Latin America, was born in 1908 and now it's the living dead.

Gaddafi and Castro, Solidarity Between Despots

| Posted 03.10.2011 | World

I was just a baby in the arms of my militia mother when Fidel Castro traveled to Libya in the spring of 1977.

Cuba's National Soap Opera

| Posted 03.16.2011 | World

I finish helping my son with his homework on Boccaccio's Decameron and turn to watch a serial on television filled with another kind of human misery, ...

And My 10% of Affection?

| Posted 03.16.2011 | World

All the currency exchanges in the country had a very busy day. The news that parity was being restored between the Cuban convertible peso and the dollar had been announced on the morning news.

Maintaining My Independence

| Posted 03.22.2011 | World

It was shortly after I learned that candy is sweet and fire burns, when I came to realize that Cubans are allowed to join organizations created by the government but we are punished, to teach us a lesson, if we decide to create our own groups.

Cuban TV Makes Me a Star! (VIDEO)

| Posted 03.24.2011 | World

If the scriptwriters of Interior Ministry Soap Opera had calculated such a response at the grassroots level, I think they would have refrained from putting our faces on television.

Cuba's Only Nuclear Reactor Is Crumbling

| Posted 03.28.2011 | World

In our little room, he told us that morning about the time he had spent in the USSR. He'd only been in Havana a few hours, after an Aeroflot plane had...

My Meeting With Jimmy Carter in Havana

| Posted 03.30.2011 | World

He was the first American president I shouted a slogan at. Three decades later, here I am in Havana, talking with him and other familiar faces from our nascent civil society.