Literature in Liberty: With Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo and Cuban New Thought Contest Winners / Estado de Sats, For Another Cuba

Saturday September 1st at 7:00 pm SATS Literature in Liberty: With Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo and Cuban New Thought contest winners (e-Maro, Frank Correa, Orlando Freire Santana, Dimas Castellanos) Ave 1ra %46 y 60 #4606. Miramar, Playa. La Habana. Saturday September 1, 12:02 PM Detained @OLPL and Silvia Corbelle for Event at Estado de Sats: … Continue reading “Literature in Liberty: With Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo and Cuban New Thought Contest Winners / Estado de Sats, For Another Cuba”

Cuban Voices Magazine, The Voice / Luis Felipe Rojas

This past Friday, September 7th, I returned to that joyful encounter among friends. I attended the presentation of the 16th edition of the Cuban Voices Magazine, dedicated this time as a tribute to Oswaldo Paya Sardinas. With a forward by Orlando Luis Pardo, the dossier is filled with signatures of essayists like Rafael Rojas, Manuel … Continue reading “Cuban Voices Magazine, The Voice / Luis Felipe Rojas”

Cuban Voices Offers Tribute to Oswaldo Paya / Miguel Iturría Savón

Eighteen of the 21 articles that make up the contents of the 16th edition of the digital magazine Cuban Voices, presented on Friday, September 7, at the site of the Cuban Blogger Academy, evoke the loss of Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, leader and founder of the Christian Liberation Movement, an emblematic figure of the peaceful opposition … Continue reading “Cuban Voices Offers Tribute to Oswaldo Paya / Miguel Iturría Savón”

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Still in Custody / Yoani Sanchez

Translator’s note: The news of Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo’s arrest is beginning to appear on international news sites.  Also detained are his girlfriend, Silvia Corbelle Batista, and friend and fellow regime opponent Manuel Cuesta Morua. 1 hour: They told us in the Police Station that we are allowed to bring toiletries to OLPL, soap, toothpaste, … Continue reading “Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Still in Custody / Yoani Sanchez”

On the Day After, Who Could Replace the Castros? / Ivan Garcia

Some people in Cuba are already placing bets. Everyone knows that within five to ten years power could change hands. The unknowns are whether the successor will have the last name of Castro, and if the inefficient political and economic system will be preserved. Raúl Castro crafted a law limiting time in political office to … Continue reading “On the Day After, Who Could Replace the Castros? / Ivan Garcia”

Citizen Demand for Another Cuba – 536 Signatures and Counting

Citizen Demand for Another Cuba As Cubans, legitimate children of this land and an essential part of our nation, we feel a deep sorrow at the prolonged crisis that we are experiencing and the demonstrated inability of the current government to make fundamental changes. This obliges us, from civil society, to seek and demand our … Continue reading “Citizen Demand for Another Cuba – 536 Signatures and Counting”

Covenants and Demands / Rebeca Monzo

This morning, Saturday, June 16, Estado de Sats again hosted an interesting debate regarding a Citizen Demand for Another Cuba, and the United Nations Covenants on Human Rights, printed copies of which were handed out to everyone in attendance. The panel consisted of Elizardo Sánchez Santa Cruz, Reinaldo Escobar, Wilfredo Vallín and Manuel Cuesta Morua, … Continue reading “Covenants and Demands / Rebeca Monzo”

For Another Cuba – Citizen Demand for Another Cuba

Citizen Demand for Another Cuba As Cubans, legitimate children of this land and an essential part of our nation, we feel a deep sorrow at the prolonged crisis that we are experiencing and the demonstrated inability of the current government to make fundamental changes. This obliges us, from civil society, to seek and demand our … Continue reading “For Another Cuba – Citizen Demand for Another Cuba”

VOICES FOURTEENUM XIV / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

The free-lance Cuban magazine VOICES XIV, will be launched this coming Friday, March 23, an issue to welcome Benedicto XVI. Just a welcome good debate and nothing complacent. Critical eye. Clarity before faith. With more than 60 pages and 20 Cuban authors within and outside Cuba. Will you subscribe with a comment? It’s FREE!!! Manuel … Continue reading “VOICES FOURTEENUM XIV / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo”

VOICES 12 / Miguel Iturria Savón / Miguel Iturría Savón

At nine in the evening of December 31, coinciding with the guns of the Morro of Havana and after the staging of poems by representatives of OMNI ZONA FRANCA, Voices 12, the digital magazine of the alternative Cuban blogosphere, was presented. 12 issues say goodbye to 2011 and welcome to the twelfth year of the … Continue reading “VOICES 12 / Miguel Iturria Savón / Miguel Iturría Savón”

The Time for Racial Integration in Cuba / Iván García

Leonardo Calvo, 84 years of age, historian and political scientist and Juan Antonio Madrazo, 42, specialist in management and food services, are now two of the most lucid and coherent voices on the map of Cuban opposition. They are dissidents for two reasons. On the one hand, Calvo for 20 years and Madrazo for six, … Continue reading “The Time for Racial Integration in Cuba / Iván García”

Matraka Productions regrets that the Associated Press “Revelations” damage the independent cultural sector / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 12 December 2014 – The independent promoter Matraka Productions expressed its regret in a statement about the damage the Associated Press has done to the unofficial cultural sector by linking the receipt of grants from the US to allegedly subversive actions. This Thursday the American agency published the results of an investigation, which claims … Continue reading “Matraka Productions regrets that the Associated Press “Revelations” damage the independent cultural sector / 14ymedio”

Activists and CADAL Prepare a Forum Parallel to the CELAC Summit in Havana

The Democracy Bridge Program of the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) and internal dissidents activists have organized the Second Democratic Forum on International Relations and Human Rights, which they are planning to coincide in Havana with the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). The Summit … Continue reading “Activists and CADAL Prepare a Forum Parallel to the CELAC Summit in Havana”

For Another Cuba, In Miami on Saturday

Presentation of the Demand For Another Cuba. Friday, 4 May 2013, 4-8 pm. Free. Location: Cubaocho, 1465 SW 8th St. #106, Miami, Florida 33135 Poster Exhibition: Alcides, Annelys, Aristides, Garrincha, Gugulandia, Lauzan, Lavastida, Lia, Ley Tejuca, Manuel Bu, Olema, Pong, Pulido, Regueral, Santana, Villazan. Panelists: Carlos Alberto Montaner, Darsi Ferrer, Luis Felipe Rojas, Antonio G. … Continue reading “For Another Cuba, In Miami on Saturday”