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Entries by Yoani Sanchez from 08/2012

Ángel Carromero, Driver of the Car in Which Payá and Cepero Died, Charged With Murder

| Posted 08.01.2012 | World

A lengthy editorial in Granma on Tuesday marked the beginning of legal proceedings for murder against Angel Carromero.

Cuba: 18 Years After a Short-Lived Uprising

| Posted 08.06.2012 | World

On the morning of August 5 of that year, the Malecón became a battlefield. Around the ferry dock to Regla people were gathering, encouraged by the hijackings of several boats throughout the summer.

"Translating Cuba" -- How It Happens

| Posted 08.07.2012 | World

With so much browsing, and even more working, this woman who has now passed her fifties created a supportive network of translators around the alternative Cuban blogosphere.

Le jour où ma mère a perdu la foi en Fidel et en la Révolution

| Posted 08.08.2012 | France

CUBA - Ma mère, fervente supportrice de Fidel, s'assit en face de la télévision. Quelques jours après, nous, ses deux filles, allons comprendre qu'un changement transcendantal et irréversible s'était opéré chez cette trentenaire compulsive

Raúl Castro sur la route du riz

| Posted 08.09.2012 | France

INTERNATIONAL - À Cuba, si l'électricité pourrait manquer durant 8 à 10 heures tous les jours, le riz doit continuer à être dans notre cage... pardon, dans notre assiette.

Cuba Removes Artists Such as Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan From the Blacklist

| Posted 08.10.2012 | World

In addition to the already deceased Celia Cruz, many other artists have been banned for years and years. Among them are the bolero singer Olga Guillot, the saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, and pianist Bebo Valdes.

Cuba: l'homme nouveau, l'homme honnête?

| Posted 08.12.2012 | France

CUBA - Le pire cauchemar de beaucoup de Cubains, c'est de finir à la Villa Marista, qui contient les cachots les plus effrayants de tout le pays. La Villa Marista est la principale plaque tournante du Ministère de l'Intérieur Cubain.

Carlos Alberto Montaner's "The Colonel's Wife": We Show Ourselves to Be Passionate Because We Cannot Show Ourselves to Be Free

| Posted 08.13.2012 | World

A caress for a protest, fleeing to an orgasm so as not to face the anti-riot troops... we show ourselves to be passionate, because we cannot show ourselves to be free. The bed as an escape valve, towards which they push us, but also where they monitor and trap us.

Is Fidel Castro Alive? So We're Told.

| Posted 08.16.2012 | World

It would be difficult to find in contemporary history someone who has been rumored to have been killed more times than Fidel Castro.

After Half a Century, Blacklisted Voices OK'd to Return to Cuban Airwaves

| Posted 08.16.2012 | World

After Celia Cruz's exile on July 15, 1960, the most famous Cuban singer was erased from television and radio programming. It was forbidden to broadcast her music, and generations grew up without that cry of "¡azucarrr!" echoing in our ears.

Adieu au TOC TOC

| Posted 08.19.2012 | France

ACCÈS INTERNET - Durant trois jours, du 21 au 23 juin, s'est tenu à La Havane un événement sur la technologie, les réseaux sociaux et internet, organisé par la société civile. Son nom de code: Festival Clic. Cette rencontre a été la matérialisation d'un rêve longuement pensé par des citoyens qui utilisent depuis l'île les réseaux sociaux et le web comme une voie d'expression civique, professionnelle ou simplement personnelle.

Terabytes... Slipping the Bonds of Censorship in Cuba

| Posted 08.21.2012 | World

With a lack of information channels not under the strict supervision of the State other paths also arise to exchange, buy and sell foreign television programs, music and films. In a dizzying variety and quantity.

Elaine Diaz, 'Official' Cuban Blogger, Closes Her Blog. Did She Step Over the Line?

| Posted 08.23.2012 | World

After five years of publishing on that "most personal, subjective" site, the journalist has decided to close it and devote herself to teaching and research. A loss to the plurality of the blogosphere in Cuba.

With Stunning Hypocrisy Cuban Dictators Praise Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

| Posted 08.25.2012 | World

There is no way to become a Julian Assange in Cuba and stay alive, believe me.

Reflections on Pope Benedict's Visit to Cuba

| Posted 08.26.2012 | World

Several weeks after Pope Benedict arrived on our Island, the phones still weren't working and civic activists remained in detention.

Quand le passeport cubain devient une source de honte

| Posted 08.27.2012 | France

CUBA - Il fait à peine trente-deux pages, a une couverture bleue et l'écusson de la République gravé dessus. Le passeport cubain ressemble plus à un laisser-passer qu'à un papier d'identité. Avec lui, nous pouvons ignorer l'insularité, mais le posséder ne signifie pas pour autant qu'on puisse arriver à prendre l'avion.

What Does a President Do? And What Does Raul Castro Actually DO?

| Posted 08.28.2012 | World

So far in 2012, Raul Castro has given very few signs of industriousness in office. If we count the hours he has appeared in public, the speeches he's made, and the trips he's taken... we have to conclude that his productivity is extremely low.

Cuban Vice President's Daughter Crosses Border and Requests Asylum in the United States

| Posted 08.29.2012 | World

This post is for Marino Murillo, Cuban Vice President and father who, a few days ago, saw his daughter Glenda leave into exile.