Disqualified to Speak / Yoani Sánchez

He studied medicine, put on the white coat, entered a hospital to work in a specialty, and blindly believed in the maxims of Hippocrates. At first, imbued with a fascination for cells, muscles and tendons, he barely noticed that his colleagues walked in mended shoes, and that he himself did not earn enough to feed … Continue reading “Disqualified to Speak / Yoani Sánchez”

Susely Morfa Continues Her Meteoric Career in the PCC, now in Matanzas

14ymedio, Havana, 14 July 2020 — Susely Morfa has climbed a new step in her meteoric career by being appointed to lead the ideological political section of the  Cuban Communist Party (PCC) in the province of Matanzas. After standing out during the acts of repudiation against Cuban activists at the Summit of the Americas, in 2015 in … Continue reading “Susely Morfa Continues Her Meteoric Career in the PCC, now in Matanzas”

Success and Failure of Independent Candidates in Cuba

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 20 December 2017 — Although from the legal and theoretical point of view the concept of “independent candidate” is inappropriate in the context of the current Cuban electoral processes, this designation has been imposed on those men and women who attempted to be nominated as candidates for the position of Delegate … Continue reading “Success and Failure of Independent Candidates in Cuba”

Cuba’s Most Pressing Problems / Eduardo Martinez

Primavera Digital, Eduardo Martínez Rodríguez El Cerro, Havana, 5 September 2017 — We list here the most pressing problems faced by average Cubans: 1-A greatly reduced ration book of subsidized foods. High prices in the markets. Very little on offer in the stores. Relatively cheap goods of horrendous quality. In an island surrounded by water … Continue reading “Cuba’s Most Pressing Problems / Eduardo Martinez”

How Does the Cuban Survive? / Eduardo Martínez

Primavera Digital, Eduardo Martínez Rodríguez, Havana, 31 July 2017 — In the 1960s and even the 70s, the legitimacy of the system–despite its continuous economic fiascos and failure to achieve an adequate and genuinely Cuban social system–was acceptable for the hopeful lower classes, while the middle and upper classes were fleeing to Miami. Fifty-eight years … Continue reading “How Does the Cuban Survive? / Eduardo Martínez”

The Meteoric Rise Of Susely Morfa González / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 28 December 2016 — The political career of the psychologist Susely Morfa González has been meteoric. This Tuesday she was chosen to be a deputy in Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power and a member of the Council of State, barely two years after she burst on the public scene. Morfa was born in … Continue reading “The Meteoric Rise Of Susely Morfa González / 14ymedio”

The Battle of the “Chinese” Doctor / Reinaldo Escobar

Dr. Jeovany Jiménez In September of 2006 Dr. Jeovany Jiménez, exercising his revolutionary optimism, wrote a letter to the minister of Public Health to protest a ridiculous salary increase that didn’t correspond to the needs nor the expectations of the sector. The response was to disbar him from practicing medicine. Jeovany created a blog, and … Continue reading “The Battle of the “Chinese” Doctor / Reinaldo Escobar”