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    Summer Bells by Jhortensia Espineta Osuna

    Author of the short story collection Zona de Exorcismo, Espineta Osuna takes refuge in an upper floor of one of the few tall buildings of Camagüey, Cuba. From there, with explosive silence, like a gladiator illuminated by her own letters, she has been writing a novel for years.

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    Campanas de Verano por Jhortensia Espineta Osuna

    Autora del libro de cuentos Zona de exorcismo, Espineta Osuna se refugia en uno de los últimos pisos de uno de los únicos edificios altos de Camagüey, Cuba. Desde allí, en silencio explosivo, como una gladiadora iluminada de letras, escribe una novela desde hace años.

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    Jumping into an Empty Pool by Osdany Morales

    Author of two collections of short stories, Osdany Morales is one of the young Cuban writers that, through his many provocative intertextual connections, demonstrates a natural lucidity and playfulness. His work has been included in several short-story anthologies of recent Cuban literature.

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    Amplifying the Ludicrous

    Bina Shah speaks with Canadian-Pakistani political cartoonist Shahid Mahmood. His work has been censored in Pakistan and he has received death threats from the Taliban. Mahmood gained notoriety in 2004 when he was stopped from boarding a plane for appearing on a “no-fly”list.

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  • Ángel Carromero, one of the survivors of the car crash that killed activists Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero. Photo via youtube user cubadebatecu.
    Carromero’s Courage

    One year after the suspicious death of Cuban activist Oswaldo Payá, a witness speaks out. Angel Carromero tells world media that the collision that killed two Cuban opposition leaders in June 2012 was the work of Cuban State Security.

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