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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 01/2012

It's Not The Same Water

| Posted 01.01.2012 | World

The bent-backed retiree drags a water cart from the hydrant to the shack where he lives. The jacuzzi jets in some hotel. It is not the same water.

2011 in Cuba, a Year Already Remote

| Posted 01.04.2012 | World

On Saint Sylvester night few homes displayed parties or music, at least in Havana. But I felt relief that the year was ending. Of 2011, with its advances overstated by propaganda and its setbacks silenced, once was enough.

'If I Loved You Before... '

| Posted 01.08.2012 | World

The market for hair is gaining strength in a nation that oscillates between the imperatives of coquetry and material difficulties.

Cubans Expect Little or Nothing From Upcoming Communist Party Conference

| Posted 01.09.2012 | World

Exhausted from imagining a distant future that could be delayed five years or a decade, we no longer want to even predict the coming week.

Cuba: Music to Remember and Music to Forget

| Posted 01.10.2012 | World

This week we've enjoyed one of the many festivals of trova music that have begun, this time, in Santa Clara province.

Fidel Castro and Ahmadinejad Need Each Other

| Posted 01.11.2012 | World

The last time Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stepped on Cuban soil, Fidel Castro's illness had been announced a few weeks prior, generating tons of speculation.

Medals for Sale

| Posted 01.18.2012 | World


At Least Three Dead in Havana as Building Collapses From Decades of Neglect

| Posted 01.19.2012 | World

What urgent solution will be applied so that these tragedies won't continue to be a part of our daily landscape?

Cuban Hunger Striker Wilman Villar Mendoza Dies in Prison

| Posted 01.22.2012 | World

We are 11 million common criminals, whose misdeeds range from buying milk on the black market to having a satellite dish -- fugitives from a criminal code that strangles us. We are a population almost imprisoned.

Will Dilma Rousseff, Once Tortured by a Military Regime, Remain Silent About Human Rights In Cuba?

| Posted 01.31.2012 | World

We hope she will not miss the opportunity and will comport herself consistent with the clamor for democracy, instead of opting for a complicit silence before a dictatorship.