Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Must watch: "Redes.Cu" - Excellent new mini-doc about Internet in Cuba!

Directed by David Vázquez Abella, this brand new documentary entitled REDES.CU profiles the daily struggles of three young Cuban professionals to get and stay connected to the web. H/T Penúltimos Días.

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Encuentro fraternal entre Guillermo Fariñas y cubanos de NY-NJ

New Jersey, 19 de junio de 2013

A los cubanos y amigos de la democracia en general,

El próximo viernes estará con nosotros el destacado periodista independiente y opositor cubano Guillermo (Coco) Fariñas, premio Sakharov 2010. Fariñas salió de Cuba en el marco de la Ley Migratoria promulgada en Cuba en enero del presente año y su propósito principal es el de dar a conocer ante el mundo la falta de libertad y democracia que hay en nuestra patria y los esfuerzos que se están haciendo para cambiar dicha situación. Antes de finalizar el acto habrá un espacio de preguntas y respuestas.

LUGAR: Local de la Unión de Expresos Políticos Cubanos, Zona Noreste
Calle 43  # 508, Union City, New Jersey
FECHA: Viernes 21 de junio de 2013
HORA: 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Décimas del Anauta

Décimas del Anauta

Posted at Observatorio Crítico by Lucha tu Yuca Taino

Por El Anauta

¡Ya tenemos Internet!,
nos dicen con alegría
Y se anima el alma mía
pensando entrar en la red.
Pero encuentro otra pared
levantada ante mí ahora.
¡Caramba! ¡Esto no mejora!
¡Tiene un precio inaccesible!
En moneda convertible:
cuatro cincuenta la hora.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

NYT Lede Blog: Cuban Blogger Elaine Díaz both Reveres Castro & Pushes for Reform

Thanx to Natalie Kitroeff for shining a light on this fascinating part of the emergent Cuban blogosphere and civil society.

Reading my quotes below (which are accurate) makes me reflect that this group of what I refer to as “silent dissidents,” are neither very silent nor do they consider themselves dissidents - if the term is understood to mean that they are against the government or against socialism.

However, they do constantly dissent from official policies - even if they often do so very carefully - "rattling the chain" of reform, while not "touching the monkey" of the system itself - as the Cuban saying goes.

Also, while I say that: “Their big problem is that they’re constantly biting their tongue.” Such caution might just be their particular solution, allowing them to be able to express criticism and keep their day jobs in a polarized political context.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Cuban bloggers in NYC (again)! Wed., June 5, 1:00 p.m. NYU

Co-sponsored by
the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy
and NYU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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