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Cuba: Broadband and Other Such Matters

Cuba: Broadband and Other Such MattersEspañol

by Nelson P. Valdés for Cuba-L Analysis (Albuquerque)

I’m singing
When the cat’s away
The mice will play
Political violence fill ya city
Yeah-ah
Don’t involve rasta in your say-say
Rasta don’t work for no CIA
– Bob Marley + the Wailers

On October 29, the Cuban magazine Temas held its monthly meeting/debate, which has come to be known as “Last Thursday [of the month].”  The discussion was to be about the Internet and Cuban culture.  This in itself is an enormously complex topic in today’s world, and still more complicated in Cuba’s case since all access to and use of the Internet has been politicized by those in opposition to the island’s government.  The Internet, at the same time, has become just one more instrument used by the United States government to project its foreign policy and influence internal processes in the rest of the world. [1] Continue reading

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Yoani Sánchez: a few cards short of a full deck

By Machetera A Yoani Sánchez se le aflojó un tornillo

Now en français! Cuba: Yoani Sánchez, La “Blogueuse Star” Cubaine: Une Folle Furieuse

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Untreated mental illness is never a lovely thing to gaze upon, so in the case of Yoani Sánchez, the self-proclaimed “blocked” Cuban blogger, it’s hard to fathom the cruelty of a U.S. State Department which in lieu of quietly suggesting psychological help for its client blogger, amplifies and repeats her ravings for the simple reason that they are so very helpful to the propaganda war against Cuba going on fifty years now.

On Monday, November 9, the same State Department which remained stoically silent in the face of so many criminal assaults and murders carried out by its client putschists in Honduras over the past four months, moved itself to issue a statement in which it “strongly deplore[d] the assault on bloggers Yoani Sanchez, Orlando Luis Pardo, and Claudia Cadelo.” Taking the Cuban government over its knee once again, it delivered a lecture about repression and violence, freedom and reconciliation.  There are multiple problems with the State Department’s touching level of concern, though. Continue reading