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Sept propositions après le passage de Sandy

Ce jeudi matin, des milliers d’habitants de la moitié est de Cuba ne sont pas près de l’oublier. Le vent, les toits qui s’envolaient, les fortes pluies et les arbres qui tombaient dans les rues et sur les maisons resteront pour eux comme un souvenir ineffaçable de l’ouragan Sandy.

Twitter a (encore) essayé de tuer Fidel Castro

Je vous le disais sur Twitter, la rumeur de la mort du Comandante resurgit. Les rumeurs, toujours les rumeurs... Un jour, mes petits-enfants me demanderont "Comment il s'appelait mamie... comment il s'appelait?

Ricardo Gonzalez : un homme libre à Cuba

Ricardo Gonzalez : un homme libre à Cuba

Il y a des anniversaires que l’on aimerait ne jamais souhaiter : celui-ci en est un. L’acharnement des autorités cubaines contre un groupe de journalistes emprisonné depuis 2003 à quelque chose de consternant. Ricardo Gonzalez en fait malheureusement partie, et ce uniquement à cause de son courage et sa détermination à dire la vérité sur […]

Les 365 jours de Raul Castro: Cuba reste une prison pour journalistes

A Cuba, un Castro peut en cacher un autre, et les 365 jours de succession dynastique n’ont rien changé sur l’ile des frères Castro. Les 23 journalistes jetés en prison sous Fidel, sont toujours arbitrairement détenus sous Raul.

Alamar and Hip-Hop: The Soundtrack of Cuba’s Reality (VIDEO)

Alamar and Hip-Hop: The Soundtrack of Cuba’s Reality (VIDEO)

Let’s go to Alamar! My mother would say and we would head out to visit some relatives who lived in that so-called “Siberia.” We arrived in an area of ugly, coarse buildings haphazardly tossed on the grass. We would play with other kids among these concrete boxes in the high grass that grew all around. It smelled of the sea, and also of boredom. It should have been the city of the New Man, but it was just a failed architectural experiment.

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Ciao Feliciano

Les amateurs de salsa pleurent le crooner Cheo Feliciano décédé jeudi 17 avril 2014 dans un accident de voiture.

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Cuba’s New Law Lets in Foreign Capital, But Labor Must Be Contracted From the Government

A gentleman with a beard and a shabby shirt reads the newspaper in a Reina Street doorway. “These people are re-inventing the wheel…” I can hear him say. The daily he has in his hands has a tabloid insert with the new Foreign Investment Law, recently voted on in the National Assembly. Unanimously approved, the controversial legislation comes at a time when the Cuban economy is in desperate need of foreign capital. The rush to get investment has not caused, however, greater flexibility in areas such as contracting for personnel

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The Venezuelan Dialogue From a Cuban Point of View

The dialogue between the Venezuelan opposition and Nicolas Maduro is in full swing. Its critics are many, its most visible loser: the Cuban government. For a system that for more than half a century has disqualified and reprimanded its dissidents, this discussion table must present a sad acknowledgement of its own inabilities. Last Tuesday stunned Cuban viewers could watch a debate between the opposition forces in Venezuela and pro-government representatives

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Happy 7th Birthday to My Blog, Generation Y

Happy 7th Birthday to My Blog, Generation Y

09 April 2014

Happy Blog-Birthday, Generation Y! At seven I had an incomplete smile. I was losing my baby teeth and also I read every sign I came across in the street. It was a time of learning and scraped knees from falls during games.

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Snowboy : « Le mambo est la plus excitante des musiques afro-cubaines. »

Snowboy : « Le mambo est la plus excitante des musiques afro-cubaines. »

09 April 2014

Mundo Latino est parti à la rencontre d'une figure de la scène londonienne. Spécialiste des musiques funk, soul et afro-cubaine, Mark Cotgrove dit Snowboy exerce depuis trente ans ses talents en tant que percussionniste et DJ.

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Apretaste! A Craigslist for the Island of the Disconnected

Apretaste! A Craigslist for the Island of the Disconnected

07 April 2014

Home page of the site Apretaste! Tatania wants to sell a stroller, Humberto is interested in some sneakers, and the retired woman on the corner is offering a mahogany desk. Individual barter and buying-selling alleviates the shortages in state markets. So it's become common to see walls plastered with ads offering houses for sale or the services of someone who repairs furniture

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Au Venezuela, le général Baduel, qui a sauvé Chavez des putschistes, en prison depuis cinq ans

Au Venezuela, le général Baduel, qui a sauvé Chavez des putschistes, en prison depuis cinq ans

04 April 2014

Le général Raul Isaias Baduel, 58 ans, reçoit la famille et des amis dans sa cellule de la prison militaire de Ramo Verde, à Los Teques (Etat de Miranda), à trente kilomètres de Caracas, samedi 29 mars, après avoir été privé de visite depuis la fin février.

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Cinq raisons de se rendre au festival Tempo Latino

Cinq raisons de se rendre au festival Tempo Latino

02 April 2014

Tempo Latino est l'un des grands festivals européens de musique latine.

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Militant Cuban Communist Trades Ideology for a Spanish Passport in the Blink of An Eye

Militant Cuban Communist Trades Ideology for a Spanish Passport in the Blink of An Eye

29 March 2014

Photo: Silvia Corbelle The whole neighborhood called him by the peculiar last name he'd inherited from his Basque grandfather. Vertical for ideological reasons, he always made it clear that he was "a man of the cause." Meeting after meeting, report after report, complaint after complaint, few exceeded him in offering proofs of faith in the system. He was also characterized by his severe face against the protestors and the hugs he gave to those who shared his ideology.

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Cuban Regime Ambivalent About Self-Employed, While the People Can't Live Without Them

Cuban Regime Ambivalent About Self-Employed, While the People Can’t Live Without Them

27 March 2014

Photo: MJ Porter The day started with a certain nightmarish atmosphere. The little sip of morning coffee was missing, because the seller with a thermos and paper cups wasn't on the corner. So she dragged her feet to the bus stop, while keeping an eye out for a collective taxi.

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Why I Won't 'Federate' With the 'Cuban Woman's Federation'

Why I Won’t ‘Federate’ With the ‘Cuban Woman’s Federation’

16 March 2014

Photo: Silvia Corbelle The Congress of the Cuban Women's Federation (FMC) ended a few days ago. At its closing ceremony, a man uttered the final words. But this wasn't the only, nor the last, mistake of an antiquated organization marked by ideology. After listening to the sessions in the Palace of Conventions, I affirm my decision not to be "federated." Why

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The Countdown to an Independent Newspaper in Cuba Has Begun

The Countdown to an Independent Newspaper in Cuba Has Begun

14 March 2014

"The newspaper was talking about you..." sings the voice of Joaquín Sabina, while I read the newspaper Granma. On the cover, as usual, there's some event. A tribute to a figure from the past, a reminder, a phrase someone said forty or fifty years ago. All the pages have this rancid stink of journalism that doesn't dare to address the present, that avoids the here and now

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« No Jazz, c’est du jazz. »

« No Jazz, c’est du jazz. »

13 March 2014

En juillet 2013 No Jazz bousculait les habitués du festival Tempo Latino avec leur cocktail festif de hip-hop, de jazz et d'électro. No Jazz, c'est quatre albums, des concerts dans le monde entier, des collaborations prestigieuses : Teo Macero, Maurice … Continuer la lecture →

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