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On Cuba and Latin America
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Since March 4, 2004
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The purpose of this site is to objectively fill some of the gaping hole left by mainstream media coverage of Cuba and Latin America. For the motives and qualifications of author Glen Roberts, click HERE.
MOST DOCUMENTS ON THIS SITE ARE LONG AND SHOULD BE DOWNLOADED TO BE CONVENIENTLY READ AND SHARED.

Unspinning the news

Fidel's uniform is headlined
by confused US newspaper

 5 September 2010: Appearances by Fidel are always, to US media, opportunities to demonstrate their political naiveté in general and their ignorance of Cuba in particular. Saturday's LA Times reaction to a speech by Fidel the day before, which focused mindlessly on Fidel's uniform, was an AP story without a by-line, which probably means it was written in America very slightly using some dissident's detail-free e-mail from Havana as an excuse to rehash a tired line.
     Besides a photo cut-line you'd do well to cross out, which declares that "his choice of dress suggests that he may be seeking to return to a bigger political role," readers are Continue

  Any American can go to
 Cuba as his own reporter

   This document argues that any American, even under the so-called "Cuban travel ban," has the existential and constitutional right to go to Cuba as his own reporter without anyone's permission except possibly Cuba's. Read Document.

 Cubans choose socialism
    On a 6-week 2002 tour of Cuba, I surveyed 100 random Cubans about a petition reportedly signed by 98% of eligible voters to lock socialism into their constitution after George Bush accused Cuba of bio-terrorism involvement and Jimmy Carter refuted the lie from Cuba but also urged Cubans to adopt the American way. See Survey Intro, Interviews 1-17 Havana, 18-48 Baracoa, 49-73 on the road, 74-89 Cienfuegos, 90-100 Havana.


Santiago Ladies on May Day

"Cuban Notebooks"
by Glen Roberts
Watch me write this book

This book, based on seven visits to the island, is being published here, chapter by chapter, as it is written. Ten chapters were posted, 1-4 have just been combined as a new chapter 1, a new 2 was inserted and I am writing a new 3 and 4 as you read them. Select any chapter by clicking on the number below.


Cienfuegos high school students pack the gazebo at Parque Marti

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.


LINKS:

Current, relevant daily & weekly reports easily accessed
through a tightly focused selection of reliable news links

Circles Robinson Online
Havana Times.org
Narco News Bulletin
The National Cuban Organization:
Cuba Headlines
Green Left Weekly
ACN Cuban News Agency
Venezuelanalysis.com
Granma International
Trabajadores
Latin American Newspapers
www.chavezcode.com

Other Informational Links

Send letters, articles and questions to editorofiamor@hotmail.com. This web publication is a one-man venture, but I may provide space for reports from very objective traveling writers with solid knowledge and experience of place and situation who don't want to start their own sites. Permission to reprint without change is extended for ¨Any American Can Go to Cuba as His Own Reporter,¨ and ¨Misconceptions About Cuba,¨ credited to this site. Please inquire about possible republication of other materials