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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 03/2012

Social Contrasts in a Classless Society

| Posted 03.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Like an over-exposed photograph, social contrasts are perceived ever more strongly in Cuban life today, thanks to corruption, private businesses, remittances sent from abroad, or government privileges.

Abel Prieto, Cuba's Minister of Culture, Ousted by Regime

| Posted 03.06.2012 | World

Over fifteen years, this man who looked like a hippie was turned into a bureaucrat. It is true that he won some battles against the demons of political extremism, but he lost the most important ones.

With Clitoris and With Rights

| Posted 03.09.2012 | World

You can't try to liberate a specific social group in a society gripped by the lack of rights. To be a woman in the Cuba of today is to suffer these lacks twice.

For Cubans, Nassau Is a Magical City

| Posted 03.12.2012 | World

They leave Cuba showing a national ID and land on the island of New Providence presenting their other identity as members of the European Union. The transformation occurs in the air, in the miles that separate the Antilles from the Bahamas.

Chavez in Cuba? Or Cuba in Chavez?

| Posted 03.18.2012 | World

Hugo Chavez has just left Cuba amid infinite speculation, and some alarming future scenarios are being woven around his health.

Signs? Is it the End? Or the Beginning?

| Posted 03.19.2012 | World

I wonder: all these signs, these events, are they indications of the end or of the beginning? Are we all going crazy or is it only now that we've arrived at sanity?

The Pope, the Crocodile and Cuba

| Posted 03.25.2012 | World

The visit from the tenant of the Vatican could be could be a defining moment in Cuba. But it will only manage to do that if, instead of speaking only for themselves, they also speak for all Cubans, for the enormous plurality that inhabits this island.

The Pope in Cuba: The Wind, the Sheep and the Shepherd

| Posted 03.26.2012 | World

With that ancient wisdom that the Church calls on before every obstacle, the Pope should know that on this visit a part of the presence and influence of the Catholic faith in the national future is decided.