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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 11/2011

Cubans Speculate About What the Right to Buy and Sell Homes Will Mean

| Posted 11.04.2011 | World

For too long we have behaved like outlaws in this area, so one shouldn't expect that starting now everything will be done according to the 16 pages of the new decree.

Tourist Apartheid Persists in Cuba

| Posted 11.07.2011 | World

When the captain heard us talking he asked if we were Cubans. He shortly informed us that we had to go ashore, "boat rides are prohibited for nationals at every marina in the country."

Mariela Castro and the Dialogue of Tolerance

| Posted 11.11.2011 | World

Every slice of Twitter's 140 characters has made me a more tolerant and respectful person. Hence my surprise when Mariela Castro responded to the question I posed in a tweet: When will we Cubans come out of the other closets?

Absurdities and Frustations on the Path to Self-Employment in Cuba

| Posted 11.16.2011 | World

In the fine print of the "street vendor" license, however, it is unclear how long Tony can stand in one place. Each inspector interprets in his own way how long these "nomadic dessert sellers" can occupy the same site.

Cuba's Great Filmmaker, Eduardo Del Llano, Censored at Annual Film Festival in Havana

| Posted 11.18.2011 | World

Del Llano is an uncomfortable author and his productions are accepted with clenched teeth because they touch the wounds of a reality that the official discourse tries to cover over with make-up.

Newly Naturalized, Cubans Vote From Havana in Today's Spanish Election

| Posted 11.20.2011 | World

After dinner they stayed at the dining room table to fill out the ballots. He nervous, she more decisive. They worked like crazy, marking them with crosses, while the kids played on the sofa.

Cuba's Communist Party Worries About Our Tastes in Music

| Posted 11.22.2011 | World

The El Chupi Chupi video has been nominated for a Lucas Prize, but it was categorized as "horrible" by the president of the Cuban Music Institute. Fans of the composer don't know if he will remain in the competition and the media has almost stopped airing the song.

Will Cuba's Expanding Experiment in Capitalism Be Allowed to Continue?

| Posted 11.26.2011 | World

Among today's entrepreneurs, few were a part of the wave of tiny private businesses that appeared in the mid-'90s, so they have no memory of the trauma of being shut down, of governmental will strangling them.