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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 06/2011

Join, Silence, Kill: Stalinism Alive in Cuba

| Posted 06.02.2011 | World

I could barely sleep last night. A book left me tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling grid in my bedroom. The Man Who Loved Dogs, the novel by L...

Cuba's Much Lauded Health Care System No Longer Has Even Aspirin to Give Us

| Posted 06.05.2011 | World

Given the choice between the Hippocratic oath and ideological fidelity, many physicians prefer to violate the privacy of their patients rather than to oppose, with the truth, the State that employs them.

When Ninety Miles Is an Abyss: My Sister Leaves Cuba

| Posted 06.06.2011 | World

I remember when my sister told me she'd entered her name into an international visa lottery. Yunia was always very lucky in games of chance, so I knew what to expect from the outset.

12 Ex-Political Prisoners Submit Their Demands to Castro

| Posted 06.07.2011 | World

Hopefully life will surprise me and something will be done, and Perico will cease to be a village with a delightful name and become the place where words, civic conscience, and unity won over a stubborn and long-standing authoritarianism.

Golf, the Sport of Aristocrats, Returns to Communist Cuba

| Posted 06.12.2011 | World

The new golf courses that are beginning to extend across Cuba appear profoundly strange to the national eye, aware as we are of the deterioration and improvisation that runs through the rest of the country.

Mangoes Survive the Failures of Cuban Agriculture

| Posted 06.19.2011 | World

Mangoes evoke every stage of my existence, each one of the periods we have gone through lately on this Island. I remember the free market known as Central -- in the years of the Soviet subsidies -- where I first tried Taoro brand mango nectar.

No Change in Mentality

| Posted 06.22.2011 | World
Read More: Cuba, World News

Photo: Yoani Sanchez They came with their trucks, a grader and even a new machine for recycling asphalt. They worked all morning before the astonishe...

The Privatization of Cuban Education

| Posted 06.24.2011 | World

Attending private classes compensates for the incredibly low level of secondary and high school educators. Demand is so high that in these last weeks of classes the houses of freelance professors are packed.

A Visit to Cuba's Largest Prison

| Posted 06.27.2011 | World

Nine in the morning outside Combinado del Este, the largest prison in Cuba. Dozens of families are gathered to listen to an stern guard shouting out t...

Gay Pride Parade in Havana

| Posted 06.28.2011 | World

The Paseo del Prado remains the preferred site of those who want to bring back a photo of their stay in Havana. Perhaps it is the history of splendor and neglect that has made it the chosen site to celebrate Gay Pride Day in Cuba.