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Cuban Politics

The Rise of the Cuban Aristocracy... And the Lingering Servant Class

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A couple of days ago I heard a conversation that contrasted with the story of my grandmother. A plump lady dressed in expensive clothes was telling her friend -- between glasses of white wine -- how she behaved with her young domestic.

Interview: Mariela Castro Espin Opens a Window Into Today's Cuba

Brian Kahn | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Brian Kahn

Mariela Castro Espin is a leader in Cuba's struggle to achieve equal rights for its LGBT people. In this interview, Mariela answers probing questions: the politics of advocating gay rights in Cuba, criticism of Soviet-style socialism, and her critique of capitalism.

Five Years Ago Raul Castro "Inherited" a Nation and Its People; What Has He Done With It?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.30.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Raul Castro has received the inheritance of a nation, its resources, its problems and even its inhabitants. Everything he has done in the last five years stems from the imperative not to lose this family possession, passed on to him by his brother.