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El Sexto

End Of An Era

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 01.13.2017 | World
Barbara E. Joe

This time, reports of Fidel Castro's death are real. And, as I'd predicted in my memoir Confessions of a Secret Latina: "[I]f anything [after Fidel's ...

After Fidel's Death, Calling on Raúl Castro to Protect All Peaceful Citizens, Even Comics and Critics

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 12.14.2016 | World
Barbara E. Joe

Although Fidel Castro turned over the daily governing of Cuba to his brother Raúl in 2008, his once-iron hand, bolstered by his diehard loyalists, continued to be felt behind the scenes. Now that Fidel is gone, that hand should be loosening its grip.

Meet El Sexto, The Performance Artist Fighting For Cuba's Freedom

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.23.2016 | World

"If they kill me, I won't be the first or the last." That's what prominent Cuban dissident and performance artist Danilo Maldonado Machado told The Hu...

Art and Necessity at the Havana Biennial

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.28.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Need marks each work of art of the Havana Biennial. Material need, where a screw used in some pedestal could end up in the door of a home, or in a chair or even in the bed where four people sleep every night. And the other need, that of freedom, makes us approach the art to take for ourselves a piece of its rebellion, before the guard blows his whistle and we leave, empty-handed.

Cuban Paramilitaries Engage in Mafia-Like Kidnappings on Behalf of a Dying Regime

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

To El Sexto, arbitrarily detained Havana graffiti artist The tires squeal, the car doors fly open, three men pour out, all produced by the same mold:...

Cuban Graffiti Artist Demands Freedom With His Spray Can

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
Yoani Sanchez

Last week in Havana, the most playful of our artists was taken to prison.