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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 04/2011

Cubans Facing Rising Food Prices

| Posted 04.04.2011 | World

With an ever shrinking culinary culture, most stoves know only recipes for fried foods. Hence, pork fat, or buttery liquids prove essential in our daily lives.

Will a Parade of Bayonets Lead Off the Cuban Communist Party Congress?

| Posted 04.07.2011 | World

The echos of the shouts reach my balcony, in a rhythm marked initially by feet accompanied by throats. It's less than two weeks to the huge parade pla...

Four Years, Nine Months and One Blog

| Posted 04.11.2011 | World

Just when you've forgotten how to teach a baby to walk, you give birth to a blog. A website to help articulate its first words, to warn of dangers ahead, and to show a world that you don't quite understand yourself.

What Jimmy Carter Can't Change in Cuba

| Posted 04.12.2011 | World

Carter recently met with Fidel Castro casually and at length in his living room. As before, Carter found points on which to praise the government, but it sounded more like diplomatic formalities than real points of consensus.

Cuba Celebrates Its Revolution With Obscenities (VIDEO)

| Posted 04.14.2011 | World

Last Saturday a military squad rehearsed for the upcoming parade shouting -- on a central avenue -- a slogan using the language of the barracks, sexist and dull.

The Communist Party Congress... If We Didn't Laugh...

| Posted 04.15.2011 | World

Laughter is still an effective cure. Thus, on this Island, we bend our lips into a smile more for self-therapy than for happiness. Then the tourists take our pictures and go home saying we are a happy people.

Fidel Castro... Managing His Own Farewell

| Posted 04.20.2011 | World

In the preparations to leave the country, at the end of a relationship, there are people who try to control the smallest details; to draw up those limits that oblige the ones they leave behind to follow their path. Castro is one of those people.

Foreign Residents in Havana Live in a Different, Privileged, World

| Posted 04.24.2011 | World

The TV Serial Spaniards in the World is nice and blue, sprinkled with salt; but something doesn't fit. What they're showing me is another country, a distant dimension in sepia tints.

Quick Love, Brief Shelter

| Posted 04.26.2011 | World

Waiting outside those places were women who covered their faces with scarves and sunglasses, while the men paid the desk clerk and got the key to the room.