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Costa Rican Byron Ortiz and Argentinian Ana Laura Rodriguez at the Costa Rican border.  Foto: Argentinian consulate.
Nicaragua Deports Six Alternative Community Activists

June 29, 2016 | No Comments »

Byron Ortiz, a Costa Rican indigenous activist, was detained last Saturday in La Fonseca, Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua. Ortiz stated later that during the 48 hours of his and five colleagues’ disappearance, they were locked in a “very unsanitary room” in the central office of Immigration in Managua. The authorities never explained to them why they had been held.

The main park in Santiago de Las Vegas.
Robberies at Havana Area Wi-Fi Hotspots

June 29, 2016 | No Comments »

In June alone in Santiago de Las Vegas, people who live around the park where the Wi-Fi is installed say that at least ten people have been victims of assault. The official press has not reported at all on the situation.

What Happened to the Nicaragua Canal Project?

June 29, 2016 | 3 comments

So what ever happened to the Nicaragua Canal Project we heard so much about? Has anything new taken place? Did the billionaire Wang Jing led consortium actually raise the estimated US $50 billion needed for the project? Have the land expropriations by the government of Daniel Ortega begun and if not, when?

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Humanist Photography through Tony’s Lens

June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Antonio Hernandez “Tony” is a photographer and a designer. He was a wine steward before that until he was able to consolidate himself as a photographer and has already taken over important art spaces.

The 5-day event is dedicated to Nicole Nicoya (1946-2005) and Santiago Feliu (1962-2014). Photo:
Five Day Cuban Trova (Folk) Revival

June 28, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The first Gathering of Trovadores in Havana will take place at El Sauce. An initiative created by singer-songwriter Frank Delgado it honors the memory of Noel Nicola (1946-2005) and Santiago Feliu (1962-2014).

Campaign poster asking that Eduardo Arocena be freed.
Cuba: Can a Terrorist be a Hero?

June 27, 2016 | 21 comments

I recently read that Cuban activists were asking US President Barack Obama to grant a presidential pardon to anti-Castro militant Eduardo Arocena, who received a life sentence in 1984 for a number of terrorist attacks committed in the United States between 1975 and 1983.

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Comments on Orlando and Gay Pride from Nicaragua

June 27, 2016 | No Comments »

I’d never really got fully involved in the fight for Human Rights, especially the rights of the sexually diverse community, which, of course, are the same rights every other community in our society has.

Recreational Options for Young Cubans

June 26, 2016 | 4 comments

While many young Cubans and not so young Cubans would say they don’t have recreational options, the following are some photos I took and would like to share with you of alternative places here in Guantanamo where youth come together in a different and pleasant environment… (21 photos)

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Venezuela Opposition Successfully Concludes Signature Validation Process

June 25, 2016 | 4 comments

The Venezuelan opposition announced on Friday that at the end of the week-long process to validate signatures calling for a referendum against President Nicolas Maduro, a total of 409,313 voters reaffirmed their will for the consultation.

Fidel Castro at the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party in April 2016.  Photo:  Omara Garcia Mederos/ACN
Cuban Gov. Prepares for Fidel Castro’s 90th Birthday

June 25, 2016 | 16 comments

Cuba will be transformed into one giant concert on August 13th to celebrate Comandante Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday, announced the island’s cultural authorities on Saturday. Festivities promoted by government offices and Communist Party organizations for Castro’s birthday are focusing particularly on the younger generations, especially children. Here the leader is shown at his last public appearance in April 2016.