Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

What’s up mr. Uribe and mr. Pearl?! (or Piedad 20)

November 8, 2009

Despairing, the state of affairs of the expected liberation of two FARC hostages, Pablo Emilio Moncayo and Josué Calvo. It seems that Colombia’s government cannot make up its mind about what to do, and meantime these guys keep on suffering. (more…)

The treasure of Freedom of speech

October 18, 2009

Never have I been so conscious of how important liberty of speech is as these days. Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez is releasing an avalanche of tweets about her frustration of not being able to enter the internet when she wants and not being able to read the news. (more…)

Yoani Sánchez can’t leave Cuba

October 14, 2009

Cuba’s most famous blogger, Yoani Sánchez, is going to celebrate her Maria Moors Cabot Prize at her home in Havana. The Castro government doesn’t allow her to leave the country to receive the prize. Neither can she travel to Brazil where she was going to present her book, Cuba Libre, and speak in Congress. (more…)

Juanes should call for freedom

September 18, 2009

Juanes 0909One of Colombia’s most famous singers, Juanes, is going to sing in Cuba’s capital Havana next Sunday, together with like 10 or 15 other singers from Spain and Latin America. Many have criticized him, because the concert will be on the Plaza de la Revolución and because it can be interpreted as a support of the Castro regime in Cuba. (more…)

Now it is Iran, tomorrow Cuba?

June 17, 2009

Interesting the protests which are going on in Iran after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reelected. It is possible that they will go on for quite a time. And even Twitter plays a part, now that the government has severely limited the possibilities of journalists to do their work. The Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez draws a parallel between Cuba and Iran.

Iranian women, painted in 1669

Iranian women, painted in 1669

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Bigamist shoemakers in Colombia and Afghanistan

June 8, 2009

Coincidence: last night I finished the Afghan Khaled Hosseini’s novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, about the two wives of a shoemaker in Kabul. It is terribly hard to keep reading, because the shoemaker is a violent brute. Fortunately, I must say, the oldest wife kills him when he tries to strangle the youngest. (more…)

Cubans don’t have access to internet

May 10, 2009

Through  Twitter I saw a You Tube Video showing how a Cuban in a hotel in Havana tried to get access to internet. (more…)

Protest with pots and pans in Cuba

April 20, 2009

That is the proposal of Cuba’s famous blogger Yoani Sánchez on Twitter for the First of May, Labour Day. The protest is meant against migration restrictions on the island. (more…)