World Press Archive
2010-03-22 / Myriam Marquez (Miami Herald)
Cubans starting to see leaders as suspended in time Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/21/1539661/cubans-starting-to-see-leaders.html#ixzz0itEHOVn0
For commie spin in six languages, check out Granma. Prepare to be sucked up in a time warp of such dimensions that you'll be ducking and covering, holding your breath for the big one to hit.
Because in Cuba, the regime's propaganda for 51 years hasn't evolved past one scare tactic: that the ``imperialist monster to the north'' is gearing up to attack.
We're used to that old script in South Florida, where exiles suffer our own Cold War mentality. For good reason. You don't pal around with Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and every other power-hungry maniac, as Cuba's Fidel and Raúl Castro have done since 1959, for nothing. They're plotting from Venezuela to Iran, with the Cuban script at hand.
Many Americans think Cuba's just a poor island with nice beaches and want to go there because -- as one told me a few years back -- hey, there are no McDonald's. How quaint! ...more
2013-04-22 / The Miami Herald
U.S.: Short-term detentions in Cuba reach record levels
Cuba saw a record number of “politically motivated and at times violent short-term detentions” during 2012, according to the U.S. State Department’s “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” which was released Friday...more
2013-04-18 / The Washington Post
Cuba’s Ladies in White due in Brussels to receive 2005 Sakharov human rights award
Members of Cuba’s Ladies in White opposition group will finally pick up Europe’s top human rights prize from 2005 in person next week in Belgium, the European Union and the daughter of the group’s former leader said Wednesday...more
2013-04-16 / The Washington Post
Cuba avoids oil cutoff for now as Chavez ally narrowly wins Venezuela presidential election
Cubans were relieved Monday by the announcement that the late leader Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor had been elected Venezuela’s new president, apparently allowing their country to dodge a threatened cutoff of billions of dollars in subsidized oil...more