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Rage Against the Marxist Machine

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Rage Against the Marxist Machine
by Humberto Fontova

Hugo Chavez' inspirational debt to Ernesto "Che" Guevara is such that he
titled his regime's socio-economic model, "Mision Che Guevara." Don't
look for much of this in the MSM–but as I write Venezuela's youth are
hitting the streets in the tens of thousands and… Continue reading

Cuban prisons torture, former inmates claim

Posted on Monday, 12.21.09
Cuban prisons torture, former inmates claim
Two former prisoners say they were tortured while incarcerated, but
Cuban officials deny the allegations.
By JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Inmates in a high-security prison in eastern Cuba are alleging that
guards punish infractions with beatings and handcuffings in
excruciatingly painful positions known as “the rocker''… Continue reading

Captain in deadly migrant smuggling gets 9 ½ years

Posted on Tuesday, 06.23.09
IMMIGRANT SMUGGLING
Captain in deadly migrant smuggling gets 9 ½ years
A Dominican boat captain will go to prison for nearly 10 years in a
migrant-smuggling case that ended with the drowning deaths of six
passengers in Biscayne Bay.
BY JAY WEAVER
jweaver@MiamiHerald.com

The boat captain of a deadly migrant-smuggling venture from… Continue reading

Visiting Raúl Castro's Cuba

Visiting Raúl Castro's Cuba
Samuel Farber

ON JULY 31, 2006, THE CUBAN government announced that due to a
serious illness, the nature of which was declared a state secret, Fidel
Castro was stepping aside as the head of state. His younger brother
Raúl, officially designated as his successor since the early days of the
1959 Revolution,… Continue reading

Aging Castro still rules 50 years after revolution

Posted on Saturday, 12.20.08
Aging Castro still rules 50 years after revolution
By ANITA SNOW
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — In the palace of a fallen dictator, the grade-school kids in
their red Communist Pioneer bandanas are getting their mandatory
introduction to the glories of the revolution. Clattering from one
display case to the next, they… Continue reading

Ghanaian Jailed in Cuba for Human Trafficking

Ghanaian Jailed in Cuba for Human Trafficking
Last Updated: Saturday, 19 July 2008, 7:51 GMT

Ghanaians living in Cuba have appealed to the President and the Minister
of Foreign Affairs to intervene in the illegal sentencing of a Ghanaian
pharmacist, who was wrongly charged with human trafficking.

Making the appeal through The Chronicle, the Ghanaian community… Continue reading

Cuba adapts well to the absence of its bearded leader

Cuba adapts well to the absence of its bearded leader
SILVIA AYUSO

ARTICLE (July 29 2007): There is a near-unanimous opinion held in Cuba
these days: "Everything is the same, nothing has changed." One year
after Cuban President Fidel Castro "temporarily" gave up power to his
younger brother Raul, some hold that opinion with relief, and… Continue reading

Rebels without a cause

Rebels without a cause
THE CUBA CHRONICLES III
Sunday, May 20th 2007

What does it mean to be a young Cuban in the 21st century? While the
rest of the world wears Che

T-shirts and shouts "Viva la revolucion!", those who have grown up as
heirs to Marti, Maceo and Guevara don't always want to be… Continue reading

Corruption Crack-Down Aims High

Corruption Crack-Down Aims High
Dalia Acosta

HAVANA, Jun 21 (IPS) – The “war on corruption” declared by President
Fidel Castro late last year has shaken the uppermost reaches of the
Cuban Communist Party (PCC), with a 12-year prison sentence recently
handed down to a former member of the country’s top government body.

Juan Carlos Robinson, 49,… Continue reading

Lyndonville man talks about being imprisoned in Cuba

Lyndonville man talks about being imprisoned in Cuba

By Helen J. Simon
Free Press Staff Writer

June 11, 2006
Rick Schwag of Lyndonville and his nonprofit organization, Caribbean
Medical Transport, have, over the past decade, helped send to Cuba 18
40-foot containers filled with medical equipment, supplies and
pharmaceuticals.

He has visited the communist island more… Continue reading

US Labor Leaders Appeal to Castro to Release Imprisoned Trade Unionists

U.S. Labor Leaders Appeal to Castro to Release Imprisoned Trade Unionists

2006-06-06

Cuban workers given lengthy jail sentences for efforts to form free
trade unions

Campaign for Free and Independent Trade Unions in Cuba, June 5, 2006.

WASHINGTON – A petition urging Cuban President Fidel Castro to release
eight workers imprisoned for attempting to form free… Continue reading

As Castro nears 80 a Scot who lived through his revolution asks what’s in store for Cuba after Fidel

As Castro nears 80, a Scot who lived through his revolution asks what’s
in store for Cuba after Fidel

By Andrew McLeod

YOU could call him the great survivor. The only communist leader outside
Asia, he has been a contemporary of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon,
Reagan, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Mao, De Gaulle, Brandt and Thatcher, not
to… Continue reading

THE CUBA-VENEZUELA ALLIANCE: EMANCIPATOR Y NEO-BOLIVARISMO OR TOTALITARIAN EXPANSION?

THE CUBA-VENEZUELA ALLIANCE: “EMANCIPATOR Y NEO-BOLIVARISMO” OR
TOTALITARIAN EXPANSION?

By Hernán Yanes *
© 2005 ICCAS
Infosearch:
Armando F. Mastrapa III
Director
Research Dept.
La Nueva Cuba
June 3, 2006

Abstract

This study examines the background as well as the ideological
foundations underpinning the Cuba-Venezuela alliance. Castro and Chavez
are now trying to consolidate a new… Continue reading