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Venezuela, With Eyes Wide Open

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics
Yoani Sanchez

Taken over by Cuban intelligence, monitored from the Plaza of the Revolution in Havana, and ruled by a man who incites violence against those who are different, this South American nation now finds itself facing the most important dilemma of its contemporary history.

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

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.08.2014 | Home
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?

On New Year's Day, Cuba Holds Its Breath Waiting for News of Hugo Chavez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.03.2013 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

This January first, so dull and silent, is a sign that something isn't going well. Terminal exhaustion of a system? Fear before the possibility of losing the substantial Venezuelan subsidy? Or simply compassion for a dying man?

An Embrace Between Equals: Alexander Lukashenko and Raúl Castro

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

To commemorate 20 years of diplomatic relations between Havana and Minsk, Raúl Castro received the man who is considered "the last dictator in Europe" at the Palace of the Revolution.

Chavez in Cuba? Or Cuba in Chavez?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.18.2012 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

Hugo Chavez has just left Cuba amid infinite speculation, and some alarming future scenarios are being woven around his health.