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Elaine Diaz

Blogger, journalist and professor at the Havana University

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Latest posts by Elaine Diaz

20 March 2012

Cuba: Diverse Opinions on Pope Benedict's Visit

Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba has caused a great deal of controversy and debate in the Island. Blogs and social media have been a platform for an array of...

1 November 2011

Cuba: Guardians of Urban Green Spaces

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In December 2006 a century-old Ceiba tree was cut down in the San Agustín neighborhood of Havana, the Cuban capital. This sad event inspired a group of young Cubans to...

29 September 2011

Cuba: A Tireless Defender of Gay Rights

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Francisco Rodríguez Cruz is a Cuban journalist and activist who for over a year has maintained a controversial blog committed to advancing the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

10 December 2010

Cuba: UN Vote on LGBT Rights Sparks Controversy

During the UN General Assembly, Cuba supported the amendment to remove the explicit reference to sexual orientation from the periodic resolution condemning the extrajudicial, arbitrary or summary executions. The vote...

5 November 2010

Cuba: Solidarity on the Net After Plane Crash

A plane crashed near the town of Guasimal, located some 15 kilometers from Sancti Spiritus province, in central Cuba. Sixty-eight people died. Minutes later, Cubans using Twitter started exchanging information...

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