A Hero and a Villain / Angel Santiesteban

The citation document sent to Angel Lazaro Santiesteban Prats to put him in prison. To be a Cuban dissident in prison — who doesn’t tremble at denouncing the Castro dictatorship — and to be designated by Reporters without Borders as one of the “100 Heroes of Information,” is not only an immense honor but also … Continue reading “A Hero and a Villain / Angel Santiesteban”

Poor Results / Fernando Damaso

Photo: Peter Deel The Eighth Congress of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) recently ended, yielding very poor results, which was not unexpected to those of us who have been following it before the run-up and during the proceedings. It began with a doctrinaire address by its president, who stated that “UNEAC is … Continue reading “Poor Results / Fernando Damaso”

Cuba: Changes Come, Although the General May Not Want Them To / Juan Juan Almeida

For more than half a century, the Cuban Revolution developed exclusively inspired by the powerful and omnipresent archetype Fidel Castro.  An image that no longer exists or is hidden is the dressing rooms of the current political-economic-social theater. That is why when someone asks me if there exist in Cuba objective and subjective conditions for … Continue reading “Cuba: Changes Come, Although the General May Not Want Them To / Juan Juan Almeida”

The Small Farmers Association, Today as Yesterday / Dimas Castellano

A report released on Friday, January 25, 2013 in the newspaper Granma reports that the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) replaced or “released from their duties” 632 presidents of agricultural cooperatives. The president of that institution, Viego Felix Gonzalez, said at the Eighth Plenum of the National Committee, that a cooperative can not function … Continue reading “The Small Farmers Association, Today as Yesterday / Dimas Castellano”

Professionals / E. Javier Hernandez H. #Cuba

Lic. Edilio Javier Hernández H. There is a group of professionals in our society called to play an important role in the restoration of harmony between the people and the government, in the context of a Rule of Law which is seriously damaged, cracked and corrupt. We differentiate ourselves from the professionals of the health … Continue reading “Professionals / E. Javier Hernandez H. #Cuba”

Young Communist Union A Springboard to Power… and Corruption / Yoani Sanchez

There was a time when Cuba devoted a great deal of attention to the first secretary of the Young Communists Union (UJC). Styled after the Soviet Komsomol, this organization provided cadres to the Party and even to the Council of State and Minsters. The UJC was a direct springboard to power, a pool of reliable … Continue reading “Young Communist Union A Springboard to Power… and Corruption / Yoani Sanchez”