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  • 09.08.2009 The Real Che Was No T-Shirt Idol, As Cuban-American Author Finds

    Cuba's late Marxist revolutionary, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, is experiencing something of a revival these days. His fiery-eyed visage and rock-star good looks, immortalized in an iconic snapshot by photographer Alfredo Korda in 1961, seem to epitomize the youthful idealism of revolution, rebellion and free-spiritedness.

  • 09.08.2009 Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

    HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba, in the grip of a serious economic crisis, is running short of toilet paper and may not get sufficient supplies until the end of the year, officials with state-run companies said on Friday.

  • 07.08.2009 Cuban Resistance Day- 15th Anniversary of the August 5th, 1994 Maleconazo Freedom Uprising

    On August 5, 1994 thousands took to the streets of Havana to demand their freedom. Cubans of all ages, despite the police presence, marched chanting "Libertad" (liberty) and calling for an end to the dictatorship through various areas of the Cuban capital adjacent to the sea wall (Malecón). This action was one of the most prominent demonstrations of Cuban resistance to communism.