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Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo, Cuba

Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo, Cuba (the way some people seem to think it should be)
posted by dagny on Jan 21, 2002 - 78 comments

A sunken megalithic city, perhaps 6,000 years old, has been sonar-photographed with an underwater sub, off the coast of Cuba, 2100 feet down. Well, at least they didn't describe it as 'cyclopean'. Nor is there any word on whether its architectural angles are non-Euclidean. [More inside]
posted by Slithy_Tove on Dec 9, 2001 - 23 comments

How to survive extreme natural events.

How to survive extreme natural events. International project promoting understanding disasters from the "roots" up, and preventing disasters from the "bottom up" as well as the "top down". Whatever you think of his politics, this project should be encouraged.
posted by asok on Nov 21, 2001 - 5 comments

Elian's Miami home has been turned into shrine

Elian's Miami home has been turned into shrine by relatives in Florida to counter the Cuban museum to the "battle of ideas" in Elian's home town of Cardenas that recalls Cuba's version of the Elian story.
posted by danec on Oct 22, 2001 - 9 comments

Cuban terroists

Cuban terroists are living in Miami. Should we arrest them?
posted by the cuban on Oct 10, 2001 - 3 comments

Make an Oscar-nominated documentary, get fined $25,000. Ry Cooder gets slapped with a fine from the US Treasury Department for "spending money in Cuba without its permission." Are they pissed because The Buena Vista Social Club was a terrific movie that opened the eyes of millions of Americans to the pointlessness of the Cuban embargo? [via RRE]
posted by mathowie on Sep 4, 2001 - 16 comments

Elian Gonzalez may return to the US. with Castro

Elian Gonzalez may return to the US. with Castro May show up at UN for Children's Day, with Castro. Will Bush show up with Michael Jackson?
posted by Postroad on Aug 30, 2001 - 8 comments

Bush to Waive Helms-Burton Law

Bush to Waive Helms-Burton Law Under pressure from key European allies, President Bush is poised to reverse a campaign position, and in the process, screw over the Cubans in Florida.
posted by Rastafari on Jul 13, 2001 - 8 comments

Despite major American museums' and academia's unwillingness to host his Palestine Poster Project,

Despite major American museums' and academia's unwillingness to host his Palestine Poster Project, Dan Walsh has continued for 20 years on his quest to educate Americans about the Palestinian culture and cause with his collection of 3,200 original Palestinian solidarity posters. He has posted about a hundred of them in the online gallery at his Liberation Graphics website. He also has a fascinating collection of Che Guevera posters as part of his Cuba Poster Project.
posted by tamim on May 3, 2001 - 1 comment

Sensible policy toward Cuba developing, or the beginning of the end for Colin Powell?

Sensible policy toward Cuba developing, or the beginning of the end for Colin Powell? "He's done good things for his people," Powell told Rep. Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., who called the embargo of Cuba senseless. For most of his 42 years in power Castro has fomented revolutions and insurgencies, "but he is no longer the threat he was," Powell said.

This certainly breaks with what appears to be a fairly hawkish international stance by the administration, but maybe it's punishment aimed at Florida for not delivering a decisive victory? Poor Jeb.
posted by shagoth on Apr 27, 2001 - 22 comments

Manic Street Preachers play Havana tonight

Manic Street Preachers play Havana tonight - "It'll be like Wham! in China." Following in the footsteps of agit-prop songster Billy Joel, the Boys from Blackwood take Sony-branded anti-capitalism to the last place "that really fights against the Americanisation of the world."
posted by ceiriog on Feb 17, 2001 - 9 comments

I had a nightmare once that Fidel Castro hacked into my PC. Is this nightmare now a reality? Or is this just more goofy and dangerous cyberwar hype?
posted by tranquileye on Feb 9, 2001 - 5 comments

Reach out and touch someone

Reach out and touch someone unless they live in Cuba, where almost all direct phone service with the US is about to be cut. Where's Elian when you need him? Riding a scooter?
posted by NickBarat on Dec 8, 2000 - 0 comments

Elian: the Movie

Elian: the Movie - coming soon to small screens everywhere. My TV is riddled with commercials for this epic, touch-your-heart-and-soul 4 hour saga of Miami's favorite son.
posted by tomorama on Sep 16, 2000 - 5 comments

"Cuba maintains a prison system that is in many respects far more humane than Western propaganda would have the uninformed public believe."

"Cuba maintains a prison system that is in many respects far more humane than Western propaganda would have the uninformed public believe."
While the New York based Cuban American Democracy Project does not agree with the views expressed by Professor Jill Soffiyah Elijah, the CADP web site lists tons of articles, testimonies and resources about "situation" in Cuba.
posted by tamim on Sep 16, 2000 - 4 comments

Revolution or... vodka?

Revolution or... vodka? The photographer who took the unforgettable (and much imitated) picture of Che Guevara, which still covers the cracks on many a student wall, may have to travel from Cuba to London to prevent an ad agency from using it to sell Smirnoff. "Che was not a drunk," he says. Not the first time that the revolution has been appropriated by the capitalist running dogs...
posted by holgate on Aug 7, 2000 - 2 comments

Castro: Bush and Gore the two most 'boring and insipid' candidates possible.

Castro: Bush and Gore the two most 'boring and insipid' candidates possible. Finally, a political commentator who doesn't mince words.
posted by chaz on Aug 6, 2000 - 9 comments

Jesus Christ was a Communist?

Jesus Christ was a Communist? Fidel Castro seems to think so. The article even goes as far as to hint that Fidel's once atheistic views have "mellowed" in his old age.
posted by Satapher on Jul 17, 2000 - 11 comments

Fidel's victory over the U.S. is complete.

Fidel's victory over the U.S. is complete. Elian will return to Cuba, probably before the next sunrise. Why did this decision take so long? The negligent bungling of the Clinton adminsitration, the Department of Justice, and the INS. When Elian first arrived, the INS placed him in the custody of his nearest kin here in America, and advised them to seek a state court ruling on custody. They relied on that advice and did so. Then, for political resonas, the administration betrayed both the family and the boy, critically undermining our foreign policy objectives in the process. His future as a pawn of the Castro tyranny looks bleak indeed. We can only hope he and every other Cuban are soon freed from Fidel's rule.
posted by mikewas on Jun 28, 2000 - 34 comments

Elian's fathers rights were affirmed today, and the decision is already online. One thing I love about the Internet is that things like this take nanoseconds to be available to the public (if the system's working right, at least!) -- where previously you had to rely on the newsmakers' spin on things, now you can read the decision yourself and come to your own conclusions.
posted by delfuego on Jun 1, 2000 - 4 comments

Man who helped save Elian says raid violated civil rights, sues for $100M.

Man who helped save Elian says raid violated civil rights, sues for $100M. The title says it all...crazy. I wonder if Elian's father could sue the extended family for kidnapping Elian and holding him hostage?
posted by mathowie on May 23, 2000 - 9 comments

Just when you thought you'd seen it all

Just when you thought you'd seen it all Elian gets his own website...um, sorta.
posted by vitaflo on May 7, 2000 - 0 comments

Next up for bid, the damn raft.

Next up for bid, the damn raft. That's right, the top item for sale is the raft that Elian survived on while traveling to the United States from Cuba. Although six days are left in the auction, 112 bids have already been placed on it, with the high bid now at $10 million.
posted by bvanveen on May 1, 2000 - 7 comments

I think this deserves the front page: the two Elian_True guys work for Playboy:

http://www.playboy.com/digital/inthenews.html
posted by baylink on Apr 28, 2000 - 9 comments

"Elian and the Stormtrooper":

"Elian and the Stormtrooper": that famous picture which people have wondered about, makes more sense as part of a sequence. The cameraman was just snapping away, and picked the one picture which was most dramatic. When you see it in context, it makes more sense. The agent had just entered the room and didn't know what he'd find (Great Uncle with a shotgun?).

Once he knew he'd found the kid, he clearly points his gun away.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Apr 23, 2000 - 10 comments

Wow.

Wow.
posted by bluechief on Apr 22, 2000 - 23 comments

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