Latest posts by Elaine Diaz
20 March 2012
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 opinions. Elaine Díaz takes a look at some of these online conversations.
1 November 2011
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 found environmental group El Guardabosques (The Guardian of the Forest or Forest Ranger).
29 September 2011
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 transgender (LGBT) community in Cuba.
10 December 2010
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 has sparked a debate in the Cuban blogosphere that has reached the governmental sphere.
5 November 2010
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 on the deadly accident.