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Cuban Black Spring

Cuban Opposition Leader Oswaldo Payá Dies in Car Crash

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Gone, physically, is a politician of great importance for the political transition in the island, a prominent layman in the Catholic Church, and a man who was a bridge between the Cuban diaspora and the nation.

2011 in Cuba, a Year Already Remote

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

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.

What Jimmy Carter Can't Change in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Carter recently met with Fidel Castro casually and at length in his living room. As before, Carter found points on which to praise the government, but it sounded more like diplomatic formalities than real points of consensus.