His stubbornness has led a nation rich in resources to misery and his incendiary oratory is now pushing it towards a violent explosion.
I am no longer the teenager who turned her eyes away from the official press and looked for other alternative news sources. I now have new responsibilities. I lead a group of journalists, who every day must cross the lines of illegality to perform their jobs.
A few hours after the launch of the book in the Alejo Carpentier room, the novelist with a degree in Hispanic Language and Literature responded by email to some questions for the readers of 14ymedio, from Barcelona's Gothic Quarter where he lives and creates.
Trapped by Cuban justice since last December 30, when she was arrested during her performance #YoTambienExijo (I Too Demand), the artist remains in Havana hoping to resolve her legal situation. We talked with her about this, her artivism, and the future of Cuba.
This loquacious woman with an attentive gaze has a profound knowledge of the Cuban reality. It is no wonder that she has led the first round of conversations between Cuba and the United States after the December 17th announcement about the reestablishment of relations between both countries.
Ernesto Londoño, who authored six editorials on Cuba published recently by The New York Times engaged in a friendly conversation on Saturday with a part of the 14ymedio team, in the hotel where he is staying in Havana.
Reluctant -- or unable -- to compete, the Cuban State has put an end to the business of "trapi-shopping." Several of the best-known and air-conditioned places have already closed their doors to the public.
The Internet Forum has allowed us to feel like citizens of the world, to share experiences with those who live in different situations but, in essence, surprisingly similar ones.
The princess of technological communication, Yoani Sanchez, made her triumphant debut. But apparently, no one in power or belonging to mainstream media cared about what she said. The Cuban government, however, should be proud of her, nevertheless.
The first surprise was at the entrance, where the woman who was selling tickets had the courtesy to let me pass free, due to the fact -- she explained -- that I came from Cuba.
The Recife airport was a place for embraces. I met many people there who have supported me for years in my efforts to travel outside the national borders. There were flowers, gifts and even a group of people insulting me which, I confess, I really enjoyed.
By the time they told me I was "being transferred to Havana," I could barely raise my eyelids and my tongue was practically hanging out of my mouth from the effects of prolonged thirst. However, I felt that I had won.
Fidel's "Revolutionary Collective Surveillance" Neighborhood Spies Create Social Violence and Hatred
People are tired of the worn out sign in front of their house with the figure with the threatening machete. People are tired of paying a membership fee to an organization that when you need it takes the side of the boss, the State, the Party.
Styled after the Soviet Komsomol, this organization provided cadres to the Party and even to the Council of State and Minsters. The UJC was a direct springboard to power, a pool of reliable and ideologically correct people.
After five years of publishing on that "most personal, subjective" site, the journalist has decided to close it and devote herself to teaching and research. A loss to the plurality of the blogosphere in Cuba.