Author: Jimmy Roque Martinez

Cuba, Pensioners and Respect for the Law

Not too long ago, I witnessed how a policeman dressed as a civilian, fined an old lady, with the help of two inspectors. Minutes later, they took her merchandise to a police truck that was parked nearby. Persecution of retirees and other vendors trying to survive is commonplace.

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A Gay Republic of Cuba

One of the many things that surprised me in my short visit to Mexico City is the freedom with which homosexuals express their love for one another in public. It’s common to see homosexual men and women holding hands on the street or kissing each other on the lips out in the open.

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Mexico: Struggle and Resistance (Part II)

This past 26th of September marked one year since the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural School. An immense demonstration gathered over 150,000 people in Mexico City, to demand that the students be brought back alive. I had the unique and intense experience of participating.

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