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La Habana, ciudad de moscas

La “Mesa Redonda” es el buque insignia de la propaganda gubernamental. Hace un par de días dedicaron el programa a la “salud ambiental” del país, explicándonos todos los “esfuerzos” que nuestro Gobierno hace para cuidarnos. (11 photos) Continue reading

Bloody Lineage: The Somoza family –released in Spanish as an e-book

One night in 1970, during my adolescent years, while poring through the shelves of my father’s library at our home in the Managua neighborhood of Las Palmas, I discovered the book Estirpe Sangrienta: Los Somoza [Bloody Lineage: the Somoza family]. Continue reading

Unsafe Neighborhoods

Last Tuesday, I was on my way home at a time when the country becomes paralyzed: the sacred telenovela hour. Once again, it was dark. As taxis don’t adapt their routes to their customers, rather you have to follow the routes they impose, I had to get off at Avenida de los Cocos and walk to my house along the street with the Lazaro Pena primary school. Continue reading

Criminalizar la verdad

Desacreditar a quienes cuestionan la política oficial, es estrategia común en Cuba; así como anular a individuos o grupos que reaccionan contra el estancamiento económico o la falta de libertad, difamando de ellos con total impunidad y torciendo sus verdaderos reclamos. Continue reading

Barrios inseguros

Las calles de Alamar son cada vez más peligrosas. La oscuridad encubre cualquier fechoría. Hace unos meses me bajé de la 400, era medianoche y atravesaba la Plaza de África cuando un muchacho haló bruscamente la mochila que llevaba en mis hombros, poco faltó para que me tumbara. Continue reading

Wisconsin Activists Speak Out on Events in Nicaragua

As citizens with strong and historic ties to the Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua and the many different sister city programs throughout Wisconsin, we are speaking out to express our concern about the violence against the people of Nicaragua... Continue reading

“We Are the Face of Civic Struggle” in Nicaragua

One of the central questions of the debate was: How are we going to reach a democratic Nicaragua? For economist and business specialist Salvador Amador, when the possibility of elections approaches, "the first thing that must be guaranteed is the stren... Continue reading

“Poisoned” Apples: A Scam Made in Cuba

The seven employees at the La Puntilla shopping mall (in the Cuban capital) involved in the Apple affair, were summarily let go from their respective jobs and some will go to trial, accused of a crime that has yet to become public knowledge. Continue reading

What Comes after the Balloons in the Civic Struggle?

The civic struggle that began on April 18th against the regime of Daniel Ortega continues, but now it is done through alternative and creative ways to protest, such as the barrage of balloons. This was confirmed by panelists during the online discussion “What comes after the balloons?”, organized by the Free Country and Live Movement. Continue reading

Marcha por los presos políticos atacada a balazos en Managua

Al menos cinco personas resultaron heridas hoy en la capital de Nicaragua, una de ellas de gravedad, cuando policías y paramilitares del gobierno atacaron a balazos una marcha demandando la libertad por los centenares de presos políticos, informaron testigos y manifestantes. Continue reading

Cienfuegos, Cuba tiene su tranvía de nuevo

Tirados por caballos y luego impulsados por energía eléctrica, los tranvías circularon en Cuba hasta principios de la década de 1950. Unos 65 años después, un trabajador “por cuenta propia” de la centro-sureña ciudad de Cienfuegos ha “rescatado” del olvido ese medio de transporte. Aunque el suyo es un tranvía muy original. Continue reading

Small Entreprenuer Returns Tram to Cienfuegos, Cuba

Pulled along by horses and later powered by electricity, trams circulated in Cuba until the early 1950s. Approximately 65 years later, a “self-employed” worker from the south-central city of Cienfuegos has “rescued” this form of transport from oblivion. Although his tram is very unique. Continue reading

Lírica urbana contemporánea

De todo cuanto se ha escuchado hasta ahora en Cuba en términos de música, es el trap el género cuyas letras exponen lo más burdo del pensamiento humano. Continue reading

Contemporary Urban Poetry

Of everything that has been heard thus far in Cuba in terms of music, “Trap” is the genre whose lyrics expose the grossest of human thought. Continue reading

Sexual Violence under the Ortega Regime

A month had passed since April 18 when the protests began, and we found ourselves thinking about what might happen if they arrested us. We’d never thought before about losing our freedom, much less that it could happen for exercising our right to inform. Continue reading

Detenido por “desobediencia” el artista de hip hop cubano Soandry del Rio

Soandry del Río esta detenido desde el 21 de septiembre en la estación de Zanja y Dragones, Habana Vieja, por órdenes de la policía política. Lo arrestaron en su casa y según nos han informado hoy en la policía lo acusan de 'desobediencia'. Continue reading

Nicaraguans in the USA to Give Ortega a “Fabulous” Welcome

The Nicaraguan community based in the USA is preparing to protest against the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, who is expected to attend the UN General Assembly on Wednesday in New York. The organizers expect to receive delegations from New Jerse... Continue reading

Nicaragüenses en EE.UU. preparan una “bienvenida” a Ortega

La comunidad nicaragüense radicada en los Estados Unidos se prepara para protestar contra el presidente de Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, quien se prevé que asista el próximo miércoles a la Asamblea General de la ONU, en Nueva York, anunciaron hoy a dpa los organizadores de la manifestación. Continue reading

Maneras de formar al hombre nuevo

Tiene ochenta y un años y, parodiando a Herman Melville en su Moby Dick, podría comenzar mi entrevista con el Call him… René, llamémoslo René, que no es su nombre real, pero sí el de un amigo ya fallecido que vivió una experiencia aún más complicada que la del protagonista de mi interviu. Continue reading

Cuban Artists against Law 349 Sign New Manifesto

Aside from being a new project, writing up the “San Isidro Manifesto” against Law 349 has allowed us to see ourselves as a movement. It has given us a space to discuss our interests, and to establish a consensus about our aesthetic and political stance. Continue reading

Artistas cubanxs contra el decreto 349 firman un manifiesto

Más allá de ser una nueva iniciativa, redactar el "Manifiesto de San Isidro" nos permitió observarnos a nosotros mismos como movimiento. Nos permitió discutir sobre nuestros intereses, y establecer un consenso sobre nuestro posicionamiento estético - político. Continue reading

Gascon and the World of Naif Temptations

The "Espacio Abierto" Gallery is putting on a painting exhibition called “Las tentaciones del ingenio” (Naif temptations). The show is of the works of painter and teacher Jose Clemente Gascon Martinez. (17 photos) Continue reading

Gascon y el mundo de las tentaciones del ingenio

La exposición de pintura "Las tentaciones del ingenio" es exhibida en la galería Espacio Abierta, ubicada en la sede de la revista Revolución y Cultura, en el Vedado, La Habana. Las piezas recorren un mundo de apropiaciones de obras conocidas dentro del arte universal y cubano, para con el tono naif, lograr nuevos trabajos, teniendo como elemento fundamental a la mujer, lo femenino. (17 fotos) Continue reading

Manipulation of Family Visits to Political Prisoners Denounced

“The Government of Nicaragua guarantees that terrorists receive visits of family members, who also bring them essential products,” were the headlines in official media outlets on Wednesday. However, relatives of the prisoners regretted the “manipulation” by the government. Continue reading

Nicaragua’s Tourism Industry Remains Crippled by Insecurity

According to Valenti, the key to this sector’s recovery lies in international tourism returning to the country, which will only happen if a safe environment is restored. “The tourism industry is all about confidence, a tourist will only go where they feel safe and confident.” Continue reading

Aborto legal, seguro y grátis pronto en Irlanda, Chomsky visita a Lula y mas noticias en breve

Presentamos las noticias internacionales en breve recopilada por Democracy Now el viernes 21 de septiembre de 2018. Continue reading