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A CDR (Committee for the Defence of the Revolution) logo on an apartment building. (Photo: Abraham Orozco/Flickr)
2 Nov 12
Nearly everyone is part of the communal surveillance network, but members admit that people don’t turn up for events any more.
Street traders are part of Cuba's highly restricted private sector. (Photo: Cheeses/Flickr)
26 Oct 12
Informal “fines” form part of wider pattern of state corruption.
23 Oct 12
Alcohol and shortage of “ideological fervour” ruin festivities staged by neighbourhood watch body.
17 Oct 12
Parents remove children from unsanitary wards as staff struggle to cope.
Women shopping at a state-run pharmacy in Cuba. (Photo: Bitboy/Flickr)
17 Oct 12
Availability of basic items limited by cumbersome state rationing and distribution system.
11 Oct 12
Agreement to hold talks is important, but fighting continues and there is massive distrust between government and rebel guerrillas.
Yellow fever mosquito, the species that spreads dengue fever. (Photo: James Gathany/Wikimedia Commons)
1 Oct 12
Medical students drafted in to help with health checks in Cienfuegos.
1 Oct 12
Cuban capital’s drainage systems badly need repairs.
Journalists of Hablemos Press. (Photo: Hablemos Press)
26 Sep 12
Detained journalist says security service men promised to “eliminate” Hablemos Press.
Cuban journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Árias. (Photo: Hablemos Press)
25 Sep 12
Press rights group highlights absurdity of arresting Calixto Ramón Martínez Árias for reporting on matters of public interest.