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    The Stone-Throwing Analyst

    Political analyst or disruptive propagandist? A disturbing trend in newspaper editorials in Venezuela. “Analysts interpret. They don’t rebuke, punish, exclude, or explain; that is the job of a propagandist.”

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    A Burden, For What? by Michel Encinosa Fú

    Encinosa Fú is one of the best writers of science fiction and fantasy epic genres in Cuba. But he is also a storyteller who explores realism to its very violent limits. Author of more than 11 books, his work has been included in more than 20 anthologies.

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    Unfinished Business by Erick Mota

    Erick Mota is a kind of chronicler of our thousand and one post-Fidel fossil futures. Entertaining, funny, relying on pure action, from which emanates however a sad reflection on the present of Cuba. He is the author of three books of fiction.

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    Judith by Abel Fernández Larrea

    In his writing, Fernández Larrea seeks to banish any local color of his sceneries and language, in a displacement that ultimately imitates the most common literary translation. Author of a novel, short stories and essays, he is also an editor at the University of Havana publishing house.

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    Yan Lianke: A Master of Sarcasm

    Independent Chinese PEN Center president Tienchi Martin-Liao profiles celebrated writer Yan Lianke. Longlisted for this year’s Man Booker International Prize, Yan is known to provoke and expose the CCP, despite official bans and censorship.

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    Ai Weiwei’s Havana

    Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo’s thoughts on the unofficial screening of the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry at an independent cinema in Havana, Cuba, and of Walfrido López Rodríguez’s photography project inspired by Ai’s “Study of Perspective” series.

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