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Maleconazo

The Maleconazo and the Rafter Crisis in a Can of Condensed Milk

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.05.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

When the Maleconazo broke out he joined in the shouting and escaped when the arrests started. He didn't want to go home because he knew the police were looking for him.

Cuba: 18 Years After a Short-Lived Uprising

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

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.

Another Castro Acolyte Admits: Cuba Needs Change

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I once identified Cuban musician Silvio Rodriguez with the system, the government, the group in power. Now he acts with the stealth of someone who has too much to lose if he shares all his opinions about the national disaster.

Relics and Souvenirs, and The Berlin Wall In Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A reader sent me a piece of the Berlin Wall. The stone painted with remnants of graffiti suggests to me an impossible collection of what has contributed to the separation of Cubans.