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Cuban Regime 'Cleans Up' Opposition for CELAC Summit

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The streets where the presidential caravans will pass will be touched up, the asphalt addressed, the potholes and poverty hidden. The real Havana is disguised under another stage-set city, as if the dirt -- accumulated for decades -- was covered by a colorful and ephemeral tapestry.

Cuban Regime 'Cleans Up' Before Foreign Dignitaries Arrive

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.25.2014 | Miami
Yoani Sanchez

When Pope Benedict XVI visited the Island, hundreds of beggars, prostitutes and dissidents were "taken out of circulation." The phone company, Cubacel, also did its part, cutting service to 500 users across the country. Now, the second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is coming our way, to be held in January in Havana.

Raul Castro Maintains Hard Line Toward U.S. and European Union

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.08.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

It does not sound, then, like an adiós to the former fellow travelers who put their shoulders, and pockets, to the wheel to sustain this system for decades. Who, then, is this "anyone" whom Raul Castro strips of any chance to make demands?