Dissidence 2.0 in Egypt, Ukraine, and Cuba

Dissidence 2.0 in Egypt, Ukraine, and Cuba

I am thrilled for Egypt, and more specifically my Egyptian friends. I have been following political developments in the country ever since Mostafa began covering Egypt on Global Voices back in October of 2005. (If you were watching CNN’s coverage of the protests...
Cuba is a metaphor, not a country

Cuba is a metaphor, not a country

Cafe La Habana, where according to legend, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and a group of Cuban exiles planned the Cuban Revolution to take down the Batista Dictatorship. It was also a favorite hangout of exiled Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño. Over an Ethiopian dinner with...
[Challenge] Hackers for Cuba

[Challenge] Hackers for Cuba

Raul Castro has made some social reforms since taking over as Cuba’s president. Most notably, over 7,400 mobile phone contracts were signed in just 10 days since restrictions were eased by the regime in April. (“The number of new mobile phone contracts is...

Chronicle of the City of Havana

Traveling up and down the West Coast in August, friends, family, and strangers solicited my thoughts on Cuba. “It’s a wonderful country,” I tell them, “and if you’re willing to wait in line for half an hour or so, you can get a...

Blogger Remains Accessible in Cuba

An article by José Daniel Fierro in the webzine, Rebelión suggesting that Google was blocking their Blogger service to Cuban internet users has been getting lots of love around the Spanish-speaking blogosphere, most notably by Eduardo Arcos, Manuel Almeida, and...