Archive for February, 2010

SOLIDARITY WITH A CUBAN BLOGGER

Posted in Pedro Luis, Translator: Gracie Christie, Translator: Raul G. on February 28, 2010 by Pedro Luis

We, the bloggers in Cuba, carry out the tasks of giants with the purpose of, through hard work, demonstrating the reality of these islanders to the world, taking into account that we live in THE ISLAND OF THE DISCONNECTED.  In order to send out our work, we have to pay 8.00 CUC an hour for connection to the Internet in a hotel, which is equivalent to 192.00 Cuban pesos, out of 250.00 which is the basic salary of a worker, and we also run the risk, once we’re connected, of having our blog spied on.

If you wish to help a Cuban blogger don’t think twice about it, DO IT!

Here’s How:

– If you come to visit Cuba, give a blogger an internet card.

– If, in your home, you have more than one computer, bring it and donate it.

– An external hard drive.

– A digital camera.

– A dvd/CD burner.

– Flash memory

– Rechargeable batteries and/or a charger, don’t hesitate.

– If you have a cell phone that you are not using…

– Recharge the cell from the website http://turecarga.com and that way we could maintain a Twitter account.

Even what may seem most insignificant could serve to facilitate the man or woman who writes a new history about the reality facing Cubans — when one lives without access to the net it could end up being the solution and the most effective way to realize the work and goals of these social communicators.

On my part, I exhort and greatly appreciate the simple act of even bothering to read these blogs, showing SOLIDARITY WITH A CUBAN BLOGGER.

CONTACT ME:  internetencuba@gmail.com

Translated by Raul G. and Gracie Christie, Miami, Fl. (In Solidarity)

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The Malecon in Havana this Sunday

Posted in Pedro Luis on February 28, 2010 by Pedro Luis

Look, my friends, how the Malecon was this Sunday afternoon in Havana.

From the Blog: Post-Revolution Mondays

Posted in Pedro Luis on February 28, 2010 by Pedro Luis

From the Blog: Post-Revolution Mondays

OBSTRUCTIONS

Posted in Pedro Luis on February 27, 2010 by Pedro Luis


REJECTION LETTER TO THE EXISTING OBSTRUCTIONS AND PROHIBITION OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL INITIATIVES* “When they came for the Jews, I kept quiet because I was not Jewish, when they came for the communists, I said nothing because I was not communist, and when they came for the trade unionists I kept quiet because it was not a trade unionist, then they came for me, and nobody spoke.

Niemöller.

Translator’s Note: This cut-and-paste article has not attracted a volunteer translator; it can be seen at the original site.

Spanish post
February 27 2010

NEWS FROM CUBA: Poet Francisco de Oraa dies in Havana

Posted in Pedro Luis on February 27, 2010 by Pedro Luis

The Ministry of Culture and the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, reported that on the morning Feb. 27, after a sudden illness, the prominent poet Francisco de Oraa died in Havana; he was born in Havana, July 4, 1929, and received the National Literature Prize in 1993. His body is lying at the funeral “La Nacional”, Infanta and Benjumeda, and his funeral will be tomorrow, Sunday 28 February, at 11:20 am at the Colon Cemetery.

BIOGRAFÍA

For a longer biography see: Spanish post

Picture of the Week in Havana

Posted in Pedro Luis on February 27, 2010 by Pedro Luis

I took this photo this week in Havana, Cuba.

Original and Without Copy: Cuban Press

Posted in Pedro Luis on February 27, 2010 by Pedro Luis

http://www.cubadebate.cu/opinion/2010/02/24/zapata-un-muerto-util

Headline reads: Whom does the death serve?