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    Three Kings Day in Revolutionary Cuba

    In Cuba, it’s not uncommon for children to say: “The Three Kings are Fidel, Camilo, and Che.” For writer and columnist Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Cuba is currently experiencing a “phase of forgetting” in its now decades long history of religious repression.

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    Mandela and the Cuban Apartheid

    “The situation in Cuba,” writes Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, “is identical to that of apartheid South Africa.” In his column, the Cuban writer looks at Nelson Mandela’s relationship with Fidel Castro in spite of the Cuba’s human rights violations and undemocratic political system.

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    Notes on Venezuela

    In this week’s column, Israel Centeno takes a look at the political myth-making behind “Chavismo”, which he describes as “a religious movement,” fifteen years in the making, used by the government to veil the country’s deepening economic and social crisis.

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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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    El Caballo

    Israel Centeno writes to Fidel Castro about how he has outlived his counterparts and is seemingly unchanged from when he first took power in Cuba.

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