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What Are the Consequences of Taking Cuba Off the State Sponsors of Terrorism List?

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 06.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The April 14th decision to remove Cuba off the State Department's State Sponsors of Terrorism list is the most important, concrete step towards normalization of diplomatic relations with Havana taken by the U.S. government since the Carter Administration.

What's With Cuban Women?

Sara Davidson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Sara Davidson

This is central Havana -- drab, crowded and ugly -- where a building collapses every three days. The buses are so full that people have to fight their way inside, so they often walk the distance or splurge on a bicycle taxi.

Exiled Cuban Author, Abilio Estevez: "It Does Not Matter to Return or Not Return"

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A few hours after the launch of the book in the Alejo Carpentier room, the novelist with a degree in Hispanic Language and Literature responded by email to some questions for the readers of 14ymedio, from Barcelona's Gothic Quarter where he lives and creates.

Tania Bruguera: 'In Cuba We Have Learned Our Duties Very Well but Not Our Rights'

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.08.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Trapped by Cuban justice since last December 30, when she was arrested during her performance #YoTambienExijo (I Too Demand), the artist remains in Havana hoping to resolve her legal situation. We talked with her about this, her artivism, and the future of Cuba.

'It's Up to Cubans to Decide Their Future,' Says US Negotiator

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This loquacious woman with an attentive gaze has a profound knowledge of the Cuban reality. It is no wonder that she has led the first round of conversations between Cuba and the United States after the December 17th announcement about the reestablishment of relations between both countries.

Cuba Detains Political Protesters Weeks After U.S. Deal

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2015 | World

(Adds State Department condemnation, other details) By Daniel Trotta HAVANA, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Cuban police detained se...

Cuba's 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two Hours With the New York Times' Ernesto Londoño

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Ernesto Londoño, who authored six editorials on Cuba published recently by The New York Times engaged in a friendly conversation on Saturday with a part of the 14ymedio team, in the hotel where he is staying in Havana.

Cuba Is Getting An Online Newspaper

AP | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 07.20.2014 | Media

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's best-known blogger says she will start publishing a general-interest newspaper online Wednesday in a move that will test both t...

Yoani Sánchez Warns Venezuela of a Possible Cuban Fate

Ikam Acosta | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Ikam Acosta

Venezuela has become utter chaos. Many fear that the South American country will inevitably end up like Cuba, where you are unable to trust anything the media reports.

'Hackathon For Cuba' Begins In Miami

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.31.2014 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Technology experts are gathering to brainstorm ways to improve access to the Internet and information in Cuba, considered the one of th...

The State Can't Compete, Forces Cuban Entreprenuers Back to the Black Market

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Reluctant -- or unable -- to compete, the Cuban State has put an end to the business of "trapi-shopping." Several of the best-known and air-conditioned places have already closed their doors to the public.

Fresh Hope for Change in Cuba

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 12.22.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Yoani Sanchez, the 38-year-old blogger from Cuba, received her long-delayed Maria Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University last night. A spirited, forthright individual, she has pushed a crusade forward to pry open the limits of freedom in her home country.

What Awaits Yoani Sanchez Upon Her Return To Cuba

AP | PAUL HAVEN and PETER ORSI | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

One of Cuba's most famous names is returning from a prolonged global tour on Thursday, but don't expect well-wishers, flowers or marching bands. Most...

Cubans, Too, Can Transcend Geography and Time With the Internet

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Internet Forum has allowed us to feel like citizens of the world, to share experiences with those who live in different situations but, in essence, surprisingly similar ones.

The Cuban Spring

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Vanessa Garcia

People often ask me the following question: "If it's so bad in Cuba, why don't Cubans revolt?" Why don't the people inside the island pour out into the street and lift their fists into the air, burn effigies, call out for freedom?

How One Cuban Blogger Is Changing Cuban Minds

Ignacio Sosa | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Ignacio Sosa

I vowed never to return to Cuba until the country of my birth was free -- an unlikely proposition given the strong grip of the Cuban government on virtually all aspects of life on the island. Ms. Sanchez has changed my view on the future of Cuba.

Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Me: Our Trips to Cuba

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.13.2013 | World
Isabel Kaplan

Not one to be left out of the discussion, Jay-Z just dropped a new track called "Open Letter" (produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz) in which he discusses his recent trip to Cuba. He raps: "I'm in Cuba, I love Cubans/ This talk about Communism is so confusing." I feel ya, Jay-Z.

Queer Citizens in Cuba's Shadow

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Kelly Cogswell

In that island of silence and the meaningful ellipse, blogging is not an innocuous pastime. The government has done its best to restrict internet usage and even skew Cuba's image online by bombarding the web with their own propaganda.

WATCH: Yoani Sanchez Brings Miami To Its Feet

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.02.2013 | Miami

BY CHRISTINE ARMARIO, ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — They came from all over to hear her speak. Old Cuban ladies with wrinkled faces and pristine makeu...

Yoani Sanchez in Miami to Measure Cuban-American Pulse

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 05.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Garcia

Not allowing artists and writers freedom of speech goes against the very basic rights Cuban-Americans enjoy in the United States and criticize in Cuba.

Who's Afraid of Yoani Sánchez

Coco Fusco | Posted 05.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Coco Fusco

Yoani Sánchez's historic visit to New York last week thrust political debates about Cuba into the public arena, exposing their invariably polemical character.

The U.S. Celebrates Yoani, But Does Not Hear Her Message

Saul Landau | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Saul Landau

The princess of technological communication, Yoani Sanchez, made her triumphant debut. But apparently, no one in power or belonging to mainstream media cared about what she said. The Cuban government, however, should be proud of her, nevertheless.

Let Cuba Open Itself to the World, and Let the World Open Itself to Cuba

William D. Delahunt | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
William D. Delahunt

The Cold Warriors in Congress, less prepared to move forward than the Cubans, are turning a blind eye to all these developments.

Yoani Sánchez Goes To Washington

The Miami Herald | Juan Carlos Chavez | Posted 03.21.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez ended her two-day visit to Washington, D.C., Wednesday by holding private meetings analyzing U.S. policy to...

Roque Planas

'Generation Y' Blogger Plots Unprecedented Project In Communist Cuba | Roque Planas | Posted 03.18.2013 | Latino Voices

Communist Cuba may soon see a non-government newspaper produced on the island. Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez said she plans to launch an independent...