news analyst, media critic, and philosopher
on Cuba, Latin America and the world
Since March 4, 2004
With eyes shut tight, as always,
6 April 2012: Way back before George the First invented and decreed embedded journalism, good reporters were not only smarter than editors but bent on getting the true story, whether their editors liked it or not. Not now.
American can go to
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CUBA: For a review and dismissal of just a few common misconceptions about Cuba, click HERE.
FEB. '10: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HAVANA TIMES - CLICK
JAN. '08: A FRIENDLY CRITIQUE OF PRESS FREEDOM IN CUBA - CLICK
ENERO '08: UNA CRITICA AMISTOSA SOBRE PRENSA LIBRE EN CUBA - CLICK
2007 UPDATES FROM CUBA: For a look at Cuba with Fidel on the bench posted from the island in January and February 2007, click HERE.
2005: BIRDS & BRUJAS IN ENCHANTED CATEMACO click HERE.
THREE APRIL '05 LETTERS FROM CUBA: Self-syndicated and offered
on the dates indicated to various U.S. media I knew wouldn't print them.
"Human Rights in Cuba, April 14 from Havana," click HERE.
"Viva y Habla Fidel!, April 22 from Cienfuegos," click HERE.
"Elections in Cuba, April 29 from Havana," click HERE.
2004: SOUTH AMERICA COMPARED TO CUBA: In the summer and fall of '04, the author toured eight South American countries to compare the "emerging western style free enterprise democracies" to Cuba, because, as members of the OAS and the UN, these countries are regularly armtwisted into censuring Cuba as the only country in the hemisphere still not "free." In three extensive documents listed below, the author confirms that, logically, it should be Cuba that censures the other countries, since only Cuba is free of a significant list of oppressive attributes found everywhere else, as these documents attest.
"From Maracaibo," click HERE.
"From the Andes," click HERE.
"From the Cone" (includes South America Summary), click HERE.
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