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Christmas Cuba

Banned for Decades, the Exuberance of Christmas Returns to Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The visual excesses of Cuba today are very likely the popular response to all those Christmas eves celebrated in whispers, or totally ignored, in which a tree with a nativity scene constituted evidence of "ideological deviation."

We Cubans Are Allowed to Say "Christmas" Again, But "Human Rights" Remains a Dirty Word

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.10.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In the long list of the words forbidden in my childhood, there were two in particular that were censored: "Christmas" and "Human Rights."