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Cuban ‘Wikipedia’ includes entry for dissident blogger

HAVANA — Cuba’s EcuRed digital encyclopedia, inspired by Wikipedia and operated by the island’s Communist Youth, has added an entry for award-winning dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez. The unusual turn of events in the Communist country, where information is tightly controlled and dissent is barely tolerated, comes with a price: Sanchez,…

Castro ‘laughs’ off Twitter rumors of death

HAVANA — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is “laughing” off rumors about his death that went viral on Twitter, an official Cuban blogger said Tuesday. “Fidel Castro studied, analyzed and is laughing at the rumors on Twitter,” wrote Yohandry Bloquera on his blog (www.yohandry.com). “The CIA tried to kill him…

Cuba lashes out against ‘vulgarity’ in popular music

Cuba on Wednesday took aim at “vulgarity” in popular music, decrying the sexually graphic lyrics that are increasingly common in music played by young people on the communist island. “We note with great concern that in the past few years there has been a… type of artistic expression, including in popular Cuban music, that…

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