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Cubaverdad on Twitter

Translator: Hank Hardisty

Alberto Mendez Castelló (work appeared in the June 1, 2012, cubanet.org) A violation of the Municipal Department of Education here, committed to the timetable for the publication of examination results of incoming students to university, reveals that ... Continue reading
In my previous post, “Recovered Celebrations,” I alluded to the concessions that the Cuban regime has granted to the Catholic church in regards to Christmas and Good Friday. Although the latter has been recognized and adopted by Catholics, ... Continue reading
By: YOAXIS MARCHECO SUÁREZ I acknowledge that the Catholic Church through its pontificate has achieved in recent years some privileges that have benefited not only its faithful, but all Cuban Christians and the whole people in general. First by the ac... Continue reading
Note: This post is from March 2012, in advance of the Pope’s visit to Cuba The topic most discussed these days with regard to the Cuban reality is the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI. The official press has made clear its predictions, of cour... Continue reading
“It seems that every year is the first harvest the country has ever done. Every year we start fresh, even though we’ve been producing sugar for more than 200 years. If we are talking about the need for change, the first thing we have to change is t... Continue reading
AFTER THE VISIT OF THE POPE TO CUBA, WHAT? “You are and must be the sovereigns of your own personal and national history.” (John Paul II, Cuba 1998) The two visits of the Popes of the Catholic Church, are milestones that show the step forward of Cuban civil society. Cuba has changed, not only and [...] Continue reading
TODAY, PREMIERING AT THE EVENING CUBAN STATE OF SATS, IS THIS DOCUMENTARY BY RICARDO FIGUEREDO: AWAKENING … THE FILM WAS CENSORED AT THE LAST SAMPLE OF YOUNG DIRECTORS OF HAVANA 2012, WHICH LED TO THE DIGNIFIED RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR FERNANDO PEREZ BEFORE THE PRESSURE OF THE SEGUROSOS (STATE SECURITY AGENTS) AND THE EX-MINISTER OF CULTURE [...] Continue reading
The presence of the voice of a priest on television during the celebration of Mass, the opening words of the Pope, rendering thanks to his welcome, “the Church must earn a place in the public space”, the presence of the faithful, in the streets, in recent months to venerate the image of the Patroness of [...] Continue reading
The First National Conference of the Communist Party of Cuba, recently held on January 28th and 29th, left a permanent bittersweet taste. First Secretary Raul Castro said that one of its objectives was to, “promote greater democracy in our society, starting with an example within the ranks of the Party.” In this light, any person [...] Continue reading
Many will think that I am referring to a method of torture made by the Chinese with the deliberate attempt to hurt, but far from that, I am speaking of the famous Yutong brand of bus made in China. Although, I am sure it was not designed to torture us, it does so with amazing [...] Continue reading
Reforms by Raul Castro: self-employment, immigration reform, with abolition of the so-called “white card or exit permit. Every time I listen to some analysts and wise guy lecture on that topic, I think they have lost their sense of reality of what a Communist style totalitarian dictatorship is. To exercise the legitimate and sacred right [...] Continue reading
As with the campaigns, “Return Yili to his Father”, “Save Ariel”, “Do Not Let Mario Alberto Perez Aguilera Die”, “For Dignified and Decent Housing for all Cubans”, “Do Not Let Orlando Zapata Die”; again, the Rosa Parks Movement as a part of the Central Opposition Coalition, and the Front sensitized to the pain and suffering [...] Continue reading
I have been many Lillis, and all are me, one of those Lillis tried to escape from a confinement to which my mother condemned me, at age 22 at the Fajardo Hospital, really depressed after an abortion and drugged by one Dr. Justo against my will, I jumped without knowing what I was doing from [...] Continue reading
The historical and honorary President of Cuba signed a death certificate on Twitter last week. Our country has been known for years for the practice of “illness and burial” of the Cuban historical leader, more or less regularly in the unofficial voice of the people, to serve as the pretext of his proud reappearance, in [...] Continue reading
On January 30th, the National Cuban Television (NTV) star of the 8PM news, who occasionally dresses strangely, was transparently fawning over problems which are not normally covered on Cuban TV and radio. As we know that everything on NTV is controlled and passes through that inescapable screen of censorship. At home we deduced that it [...] Continue reading
Abdel Rodriguez Arteaga, Vice Presidentof the Cuba Independent and Democratic Party, gave to the Attorney General’s Office, at noon, July 11th, a document in support of the request for investigation to the death of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia. The original request was made by two priests on June 8th. Copies of the document, presented by [...] Continue reading
It is not surprising how many people go out in mass, before any revolutionary summons. In Cuba, the State is the absolute owner of everything; hospitals, schools, radio and television stations, hotels, discotheques, restaurants. The State is the sole employer. At the address of each one of these places, there appear the photos of the [...] Continue reading
The Cuban government gave its first statement on the death of Wilmar Villar, on January 23rd. It was taken from the Central Committee of the Communist Party. The paper in question, Unico Diario, is the only daily newspaper. It is the official organ of propaganda, of the only party legally allowed on the island, this [...] Continue reading