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Cuba’s War on Wi-Fi

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Cuba's War on Wi-Fi Meanwhile, some in the U.S. propose strengthening ETECSA's monopoly and modernizing its infrastructure. Apparently, they don't understand that ETECSA is the source of the Castro regime's censorship, not the solution. Thus, the U.S. should continue finding ways to help the Cuban people get around this censorship, not […]

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Sen. Marco Rubio: Remembering Oswaldo and Harold

A guest post from Sen. Marco Rubio paying tribute to the memory of Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero: Remembering Oswaldo and Harold By Marco Rubio Two years ago the Castro regime murdered Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero. These two men had devoted their lives to bringing freedom and democracy to Cuba, only to be fatally […]

In memory and honor of two martyrs for Cuba’s freedom: Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero

***In honor of the second anniversary of the brutal murder of these two fallen Cuban heroes, this post will remain on top all day. Please scroll down for newer posts.*** Two years ago today, Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero were ruthlessly murdered by the Castro dictatorship for their tireless struggle to end tyranny and bring […]

The same old Cuba

The Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Same old Cuba Are those who would normalize U.S. relations with Cuba intelligent enough to decode the signal being sent by an agreement to reopen a Russian “signals intelligence” base there? Cuban dictator Raul Castro and Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly struck the deal in Havana this month […]

Reports from Cuba: Farewell, Adolfo Suarez

By Rosa Maria Rodriguez in Translating Cuba: Farewell, Adolfo Suarez Adolfo Suarez, Spanish lawyer Catholic politician, finally extends his hand in a physical goodbye. From now on we will resort to memory, photos and audiovisuals to see him greet us with his amiable gesture of unwavering gallantry in the fight for democracy in his country. History […]

July 22nd in Miami: Memorial services on the 2nd anniversary of the murders of Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero

Second Anniversary This Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:45 pm At the Varela salon of the Ermita de la Caridad A premier of the documentary: "Two years without Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas" and the audiovisual presentation: "Harold Cepero" A mass will be held in commemoration of their lives at 8 pm

Death as a measure of all things Cuban

By Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo in Diario de Cuba (my translation): Death as a measure of all things Cuban We are a nation that lacks good sense, but we are also lucky. Providence has given us an idol that corresponds to our destiny. Politics in Cuba is the business of death. Without death we Cubans […]

Russia Rejoins Cuba’s Espionage Apparatchik in the Americas

Jerry Brewer in Mexidata: Russia Rejoins Cuba's Espionage Apparatchik in the Americas In order to effectively monitor aggression, hostile intelligence acts, interference, and other forms of insurgency within their homelands, democracies throughout the Americas must immediately address their governments' counterintelligence missions against those rogue and dictatorial style regimes that pose obvious threats. Russia’s recent decision […]

AP continues its questionable and highly unethical coverage of Cuba and the apartheid Castro dictatorship

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: The AP's Apparent Disdain for Dissidents In announcing its new Havana bureau chief this week, the AP wrote in its release: "AP continues to deploy top-notch journalists to tell the story of Cuba's people, culture and government with accuracy, fairness and insight." One can't help but chuckle. Many words can be […]

Reports from Cuba: Offering fish at your door? Be careful!

By Rosa Lopez in 14yMedio (translation by Translating Cuba): Offering Fish At Your Door? Be Careful! Many Cubans opt for the informal market instead the high prices of the products in hard currency stores. Who among us has not bought cheese, ketchup or milk in illegal trading networks? However, when we acquire something in secret […]

Russia puts Cuba’s Castro dictatorship on life support… again

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Love is stronger than hate: Oswaldo’s and Harold’s nonviolent legacy in Cuba

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: Oswaldo's and Harold's Nonviolent Legacy in Cuba: Demonstrating Love is Stronger than Hate “The people will follow me in life, worship me in death but not make my cause their cause.” - Mohandas Gandhi, taken from Gandhi's poignant legacy Marking two years since Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas […]

The Usual Suspects: ALBA’s favorite lobbyist

Wave some bloodstained cash around and the usual suspects will crawl out for a taste. Via Capitol Hill Cubans: ALBA's Favorite Lobbyist After being outed last month for unregistered lobbying activities, two New York-based PR firms -- MCSquared and Fitzgibbon Media -- have filed documents with the U.S. Department of Justice admitting to their representation […]

Love affair between Russia and Cuba heats up again

Juan Tamayo in The Miami Herald: Russia-Cuba love affair on again Trade, politics, culture and history are leading to warmer relations between the Cold War allies. Like lovers who quarrel and then kiss and make up, Cuba and Russia are falling into each other’s embrace again, bringing back memories of their more than 30 years […]

Reports from Cuba: There you go again

By Fernando Damaso in Translating Cuba: There You Go Again Often the resolutions of the United Nations’ Committees are worthy of laughter.  So it happens with the recent resolution by the Decolonization Committee, ratifying the right of Puerto Rico to self-determination. The initiative was presented by Cuba, with the sponsorship of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and […]