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Is Raul Castro’s Son A Leader I...

Is Raul Castro’s Son A Leader In Rise?

Daniel Trotta just published a piece entertaining the idea that Alejandro Castro Espin, son of Raul Castro is a leader in rise. From the moment Fidel and Raul Castro took power in 1959,there is been endless speculation on succession of power. SATS Centre reproduces the piece, let us know what you think. (1) A Castro […]

#Todosmarchamos o el miedo a la Liber...


Por: Antonio G. Rodiles Desde el mismo año 1959, Fidel Castro dejó muy claro que los espacios públicos eran solo para los “revolucionarios”. Para lograr ese objetivo convirtió cada acto público en una arenga para intimidar a la ciudadanía.  Muy rápido los cubanos vieron que los alardes se convertían en acciones y en turbas que podían arrasar con […]

Obama Cuba Policy Gets Critical Exami...

Obama Cuba Policy Gets Critical Examination on MundoFox

In a welcome course correction, MundoFox included perspectives critical of Obama’s policy toward Cuba in its national evening newscast. After a slanted report last week that hyped the Obama-Castro rapprochement and solely featured Castro and his supporters on touting the removal of the Cuban regime from the United States’ list of countries that sponsor terrorism, […]

Política de Obama hacia Cuba es exami...

Política de Obama hacia Cuba es examinada críticamente por MundoFox

En una bienvenida rectificación, MundoFox incluyó puntos de vista críticos sobre la política de Obama hacia Cuba en su noticiero nacional estelar. Un desbalanceado informe, transmitido la semana pasada, sobre el acercamiento entre Obama y Castro, como parte del retiro de Cuba de la lista de países que patrocinan el terrorismo, solo incluyó las reacciones […]

Cuba’s Removal from U.S. Terror List ...

Cuba’s Removal from U.S. Terror List Celebrated on MundoFox

Click here: Cuba’s Removal from U.S. Terror List Celebrated on MundoFox

La economia cubana segun PEW

PEW looks at Cuba's economy

Lo que sabemos sobre la economía de Cuba POR DREW DeSilver Dos tercios de los estadounidenses favorecen el fin de las décadas de embargo comercial de Estados Unidos hacia Cuba. Según un estudio del Centro de Investigación Pew de Enero pasado y ambas naciones según los informes, están haciendo progresos en el restablecimiento de las […]

Cuba’s Numbers According To PEW

Escaping Cuba's economy?

“What we know about Cuba’s economy” BY DREW DESILVER Two-thirds of Americans favor an end to the decades-long U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, a January Pew Research Center study found, and the two nations reportedly are making progress on re-establishing diplomatic relations. As the communist government continues to slowly reform Cuba’s economy, American businesses – from airlines to law firms – are exploring commercial […]

Vaclav Havel 2015 prize awarded to El...

vaclav havel prize

The 2015 Vaclav Havel prize 2015 was awarded to  graffiti artist El Sexto, detained in December 2014 ( Diario de Cuba ) El Sexto used conceptually 2 animals (pigs) and named them Fidel and Raul Castro. 1 artist + 2 written names = indefinite imprisonment in Cuba. In Oslo to collect the award on behalf of El Sexto […]

El premio Vaclav Havel 2015 para el E...

vaclav havel prize

El Vaclav Havel de ha sido otorgado al artista graffitero El Sexto. El Sexto se encuentra detenido desde Diciembre del 2014, según reporto en su momento  Diario de Cuba. Su crimen fue el uso conceptual de 2 animales (cerdos) a los que bautizo como Fidel y Raul  Castro. En Cuba ahora mismo 1 artista + 2 […]

Tania Bruguera detained in Havana Bie...


Tania Bruguera has a dossier in Hypoallergenic and they are reporting her brief arrest in Havana, Cuba.  For those who do not know the context, we will put things in perspective. Cuba is not our dreamy laid back normal Caribbean island. We have been ruled by the same family for 56 years. Our rulers are not a monarchy […]

Tania Bruguera, El Sexto, Gorki Aguil...


At SATS authors, artists, and reseachers have been supporting the studies being conducted by Tania Bruguera, who is investigating the intersection between Art and Social Activism. Ms. Bruguera is a thinker, known for conceptualism and creating “uncomfortable situations” in “uncomfortable spaces” in other words, a nightmare for establishment types, in a well thought out and impeccably […]

Alarming Increase In The Repression L...


In the last couple of weeks, repression levels against the world-wide known group “Ladies in White”, other opposition activists and human rights advocates in Cuba has increased to what now surmounts to alarming levels. Raul Castro’s government using paramilitary groups disguised as “upset Cubans workers responding to mercenaries” has increased both aggression and violence levels […]

Freedom and Rights Forum Declaration

Freedom and Rights Forum Declaration

The announcements made by U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration have triggered an intense debate about the Cuban problem.  Many of those in the opposition and activists from civil society, both inside the island and in exile, have lamented, above all, the lack of transparency and unilateral and unconditional character of the new measures […]

State of Sats in New York University

State of Sats in New York University

  Antonio G. Rodiles, Claudio Fuentes, and Ailer Gonzalez Friday, September 26th, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Location: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC), Room 701, 53 Washington Square South, New York University, New York NY 10012 (map) The State of SATS is an ongoing project that was initiated in 2010 by independent activists, artists, and writers in Havana. […]

Human rights activist Rodiles in Swed...

Antonio G.Rodiles

Stockholm, April 4- 2014. Human rights activist, physicist researcher and SATS director Antonio G. Rodiles, participating in “Empowering Human Rights Defenders at Risk” a conference organized by the organization Civil Rights Defenders in Sweden. Prof. Rodiles explained to all of those present the context of the situation for Cubans at large. (Video Production by Guillermo Milán […]

Why the United Nations Covenants?

Why the United Nations Covenants?

On 28 February 2008, the Havana regime signed, as a propaganda maneuver, the United Nations Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. At that time Raul Castro was seeking to legitimate his figure in the international arena and to project himself as a future option for the country. Six […]

Between the “Collectives” and the “Ra...

Between the “Collectives” and the “Rapid Response Brigades”

State violence has been the Cuban regime’s principle recourse for maintaining power for over 55 years. Beginning with the insurrection against Fulgencio Batista, executions, as a method of punishment, were used relentlessly. Anyone who wanted to show their loyalty had to deliver the coup de grace and take part in executions. A mix of the […]

Gusano (Worm) with English Subtitles

Gusano (Worm) with English Subtitles

If you don’t see the subtitles — start the video and then, on the bottom right, there will be a little “CC” box. Click there and ENGLISH will appear and the subtitles will show up. If an ad appears on the screen, close it and the subtitles will move to the bottom of the screen.



Cubans Are Losing Their Fear

Cubans Are Losing Their Fear

By Carmen Muñoz for To Antonio G. Rodiles (born Havana, 1972) it seemed “unthinkable” that a Cuban musician would dare to ask for free elections during an official concert, until the jazz musician Roberto Carcassés did it last week in the capital. “It’s a sign of the new times,” said this physicist, director of […]