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    Eliécer Ávila, The ‘New Man’ Who Became An Opponent

    Eliécer Ávila, The ‘New Man’ Who Became An Opponent 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 8 April 2017 – Walking along the streets with Eliécer Ávila can be a complicated task. His face is well known thanks to a viral video broadcast almost a decade ago. However, before fame came into his life, this young man born […] Continue reading

    Information as Treason

    Information as Treason / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, 14 October 2016 – Authoritarians aren’t very given to calm. They need the citizens to feel widespread discomfort to be able to govern them with ease. This scenario of fears has sharpened recently in Cuba, where the government has strengthened or opened new […] Continue reading

    Neither McDonald’s, nor Freedom

    Neither McDonald’s, nor Freedom / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on December 15, 2015 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 15 December 2015 — A year ago, at noon on 17 December, the national clock was restarted and we became a country filling the headlines and people’s expectations. With the reestablishment of relations between the governments of Cuba […] Continue reading

    The Government We Need

    The Government We Need / 14ymedio, Regina Coyula Posted on August 9, 2015 14ymedio, Regina Coyula, Havana. 2 August 2015 — In light of the government’s refusal to dialog with the nonviolent opposition, the latter should start a discussion within itself, an exercise unfamiliar to Cubans. Instead, we are accustomed to extremes ranging from the […] Continue reading

    Female Caricature

    Female Caricature / Yoani Sanchez Posted on August 23, 2014 14yMEDIO, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 22 August 2014 – A woman on national television said that her husband “helps” her with some household chores. To many, the phrase may sound like the highest aspiration of every woman. Another lady asserts that her husband behaves like a […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Culture of Violence – A Dangerous Spiral

    Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Cuba’s Culture of Violence: A Dangerous Spiral Posted: 04/20/2014 12:44 am EDT Updated: 04/20/2014 12:59 am EDT A woman hits a child, who appears to be her son, on one corner. The passersby who see it don’t get involved. A hundred yards further on, two men get in a […] Continue reading

    Some Thoughts on How Cuba Can Undo the Disaster

    Some Thoughts on How Cuba Can Undo the Disaster April 4, 2014 Verónica Vega HAVANA TIMES — The title of my post alludes to the question with which blogger Yoani Sanchez closes Devaluación (“Devaluation”), an article addressing the question of how the marked and profound damage the revolution has caused Cuban society could be fixed […] Continue reading

    Cuba Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Confronted by Italian Pro-Castro Fanatics

    Cuba Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Confronted by Italian Pro-Castro Fanatics By Gianluca Mezzofiore: Subscribe to Gianluca’s RSS feed April 28, 2013 9:59 PM GMT Cuba dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez has been confronted by pro-Castro fanatics at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia A group of around twenty demonstrators accused Sanchez of being pro-American, shouting “Yes […] Continue reading

    Cubans test official limits on criticism

    Cubans test official limits on criticismBy Peter OrsiAssociated PressPublished: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 6:50 a.m. MDT PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba — Pedro Pablo Oliva was the kind of model citizen the Cuban government wants to show the world. Oliva proclaimed his loyalty to Fidel Castro's revolution, his support for its goal of social equality and [...] Continue reading