• Chavez cutout
    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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  • Courtesy of Roberto Chile/ Cubadebate
    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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  • Camila Vallejo
    Desperately Seeking Camila

    This was not the Cuban remake of A Star is Born. This was the visit of the Chilean communist student leader Camila Vallejo to the Island at the beginning of April. She is “the world’s most glamorous revolutionary,” according to the New York Times.

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