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Censorship in Cuba

Pedro Pablo Oliva Defies Cuban Censorship to Open His Own Exhibition on the Island

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

I could never forget that picture, because in a limited number of inches Oliva had traced the national map of the last half century.

Cuba's Official Press: Triumphalism, Blacklisting and Censorship

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The original sin of the official press is not the press, but propaganda. It emerged to sustain the ideological political-economic model and it can't shed that genesis.

Meme Solis, an Artist Banned in Cuba, Honored in Havana

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

For the first time I heard the music of Meme Solís without hiding. The only thing missing was him singing it.

Terabytes... Slipping the Bonds of Censorship in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.21.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

With a lack of information channels not under the strict supervision of the State other paths also arise to exchange, buy and sell foreign television programs, music and films. In a dizzying variety and quantity.

Cuba Removes Artists Such as Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan From the Blacklist

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In addition to the already deceased Celia Cruz, many other artists have been banned for years and years. Among them are the bolero singer Olga Guillot, the saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, and pianist Bebo Valdes.

Cuba's Communist Party Worries About Our Tastes in Music

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The El Chupi Chupi video has been nominated for a Lucas Prize, but it was categorized as "horrible" by the president of the Cuban Music Institute. Fans of the composer don't know if he will remain in the competition and the media has almost stopped airing the song.

My Blog Is Once Again Visible In Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

With just a click I managed to enter the site that, since March of 2008, has not been visible from a public place. This is a citizen victory over the demons of control.

The Devaluation of Piracy

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

With their colorful covers and nylon sleeves, the new supply of CDs and DVDs fills every corner of my city. Selling music, TV series and movies is one...

Prosperity and Personal Well-being: "Completely contrary to the principles of our society"

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The response of the General Customs of the Republic to my complaint about the confiscation of ten copies of the book Cuba Libre is incredible. See wit...

Sleepwalking Through History, Officially Newsless In Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Special to the Huffington Post. Every day at half past six we have breakfast while watching the first morning news magazine on Cuban TV. Around nin...

What Did You Do When They Came For The Nonconformist?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Cubans are not living through a return of the cultural inquisitors, but rather the tightening of the screws of a dying system that has run out of arguments.