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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 06/2012

Americans in Cuba: 'Why Doesn't My Blackberry Work?' Cubans in Cuba: 'What Will I Find to Eat Today?'

| Posted 06.04.2012 | World

The image of Cubans has been shaped with a great deal of imagination, a lot of past memories, and the stories of the exiles. As a result, it is not strange to view us as if we were living in one of those old sepia postcards, forever frozen in an image from the mid-20th century.

I Prefer Apathy to Fanaticism, Earbuds to Trench Warfare

| Posted 06.05.2012 | World

So when I see these lazy kids of today, I feel relief and joy. I prefer the apathetic to the fanatic, earbuds connected to an MP3 player to heading off to trench warfare.

Che's 'New Man' and Corruption in Cuba Today

| Posted 06.06.2012 | World

The crusade against corruption displayed by Raul Castro keeps in suspense those who think they are protected by the lack of control and political will to end the illegalities.

Câble ou carotte

| Posted 06.13.2012 | France

Entre la Guaira et Santiago de Cuba, est déroulé un cordon ombilical qui devrait nous transformer en un pays du XXIème siècle, nous sortir du retard en matière de technologie de la communication. Lorsqu'il a atteint nos côtes au début de 2011, même les calculs les plus pessimistes n'avaient pas prévu qu'un an plus tard nous serions dans la même indigence en matière de connectivité. Il n'y a pas un seul argument valable pour retarder encore l'entrée massive des cubains sur la toile, si ce n'est la sempiternelle peur que nos autorités ont de la libre circulation de l'information.

The Fear of Sitting Down to Talk

| Posted 06.13.2012 | World

In parallel with the tendency to confront our pressing problems from multiple angles, there is also a current that feeds the rejection of the other.

Citizens Formally Demand Their Rights From the Cuban Government

| Posted 06.13.2012 | World

Fortunately, the civil society groups living in Cuba today -- activists, opponents, and dissidents -- are peaceful people. Unity, convergence and reconciliation make them stronger against the verticality of the totalitarian government.

Forbidden Voices

| Posted 06.14.2012 | World

She asked only to have the same rights enjoyed by a man in her country. She took the loudspeaker to expose laws that in Iran left her defenseless and at a disadvantage against men.

La Place depuis l'intérieur

| Posted 06.16.2012 | France

Le terrain que nous occupons n'est pas visible, il n'est pas aux alentours d'une banque, ni en face d'une bourse où les nombres enrichissent les uns et entraînent les autres dans la misère. Non. Nous autres, nous occupons à peine le territoire qui nous reste entre la peau et les os.

Fidel Castro Promises "Inexhaustable Sources of Meat, Milk and Eggs" From Trees

| Posted 06.19.2012 | World

The man who was characterized by his habit of speaking for hours from the podium in the Plaza of the Revolution and in front of television cameras in the studio, now appears to be opting for minimalism.

Cuban Government Claims Havana Technology Conference Is 'Cooking Up a Monster'

| Posted 06.20.2012 | World

The CLICK Festival is technological, not ideological or political -- a constructive space to plan for tomorrow.

Mouillés et en retard

| Posted 06.22.2012 | France

Il pleut sur La Havane, une bruine persistante qui, depuis ce matin, ne nous laisse pas voir le soleil. S'il n'y avait de la boue dans les rues et le danger des effondrements d'immeubles, je dirais que cette ville ne paraît jamais aussi belle que quand elle est mouillée.

Independent Technology Festival a Huge Success in Havana

| Posted 06.24.2012 | World

We need to reach younger people for whom the cellphone, keyboard and mouse are like extensions of their own bodies. Although -- and it makes me happy to say so -- several of them gatecrashed this edition.

De EBE au festival CLIC

| Posted 06.27.2012 | France

Entretien avec José Luis Antúnez, blogueur, graphiste et twitter Espagnol.

An Embrace Between Equals: Alexander Lukashenko and Raúl Castro

| Posted 06.28.2012 | World

To commemorate 20 years of diplomatic relations between Havana and Minsk, Raúl Castro received the man who is considered "the last dictator in Europe" at the Palace of the Revolution.

Cuba's Schools Are Failing Its Children

| Posted 06.30.2012 | World

The lack of educational quality is bumping up against an increasing rigor in the final exams for high school. The result: entire schools where they are barely able to pass three or four students.