The Real Blockade in Cuba

Raúl Rivero Castañeda, a leading Cuban poet and dissident, was sentenced to 20 years in prison this week for organizing a petition that called for free elections. Written some months before his arrests, this article details Rivero Castañeda's objections to the Castro regime.

HAVANA: A man riding the Chinese-made Forever brand bicycle under the Caribbean sun after eating a single slice of bread, washed down with very bad coffee, finds it difficult to ponder America's trade embargo against Cuba.

Such a man has lunch on his mind-his and his family's. For him, abstract thought is a luxury that requires time, information, and a reason to reflect on a subject that, at first sight, appears to be from another galaxy.

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