Author Archives: larosadescalzaen

BLOG MOVED

This blog has been moved to Translating Cuba. All of Rosa Maria’s posts are now available here.

Posted in Rosa Maria Rodriguez | Leave a comment

To Die of Hunger / Rosa Maria Rodriguez

This February 23 marks five years since the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo. This humble black native of Santiago de Cuba, dissident mason and plumber, died after carrying out an 86-day hunger strike in the prison where he was being … Continue reading

Posted in Rosa Maria Rodriguez, Translator: Alicia Barraqué Ellison

Toward a New Constitution / Rosa Maria Rodriguez

A group of Cubans in Cuba and its diaspora agreed to promote a roadmap for a constitutional consensus. Organizations and public figures from different generations, all ideologies, religious creeds and interests, we believe it’s good that, first, we agree on … Continue reading

Posted in Rosa Maria Rodriguez | Leave a comment

Soldiers of Information

March 14 turned out to be yet another Cuban press day with more shame than triumph. As in previous years there were media warriors who committed themselves to forging a more critical form of journalism. I ask myself, With whom? … Continue reading

Posted in Rosa Maria Rodriguez | Leave a comment

Farewell, Adolfo Suarez / Rosa Maria Rodriguez

Adolfo Suarez, Spanish lawyer Catholic politician, finally extends his hand in a physical goodbye. From now on we will resort to memory, photos and audiovisuals to see him greet us with his amiable gesture of unwavering gallantry in the fight for … Continue reading

Posted in Rosa Maria Rodriguez | Leave a comment

Soldiers of Information / Rosa Maria Rodriguez

On March 14, the Cuban press spent another day with more grief than glory. Like previous years, some media guerrillas pledged to do more critical journalism. I wonder with whom. With society and grassroots leaders? So not fair! To criticize … Continue reading

Posted in Rosa Maria Rodriguez | Leave a comment

Farewell, Adolfo Suarez / Rosa Maria Rodriguez

Adolfo Suárez, lawyer and Catholic Spanish politician, finally extended his hand to us in a physical goodbye. From now on, we will resort to memory, to photos and videos, to salute with a kind gesture his unwavering gallantry in the … Continue reading

Posted in Rosa Maria Rodriguez | Leave a comment