Readers who appreciate the steady stream of translations from the Cuban
media which are provided by the CubaNews list can help out in two ways.
Those who are Spanish-speaking can of course help by volunteering to
assist with that service. Even the best and most enthusiastic volunteers
really cannot keep up with the volume of work which we need to bring
this material to our large and growing audience.
Readers who've appreciated the materials by such Cuban writers as Celia
Hart, or the commentaries by Juana Carrasco Martin, and the many
Juventud Rebelde and etc. you can be certain that none of this material
would have got to the English-speaking readership without the choice
CubaNews list made to prioritize it. Historical figures such as Antonio
Guiteras, Julio Antonio Mella, Carlos Balino and many more have all been
brought out to the English-speaking audience through our project. When
TEMAS magazine held a large public forum on the fall of socialism in
Eastern Europe, CubaNews got the massive transcript and brought it out
into English. Soon it's to be published in English in print. The Cuban
intro to their edition of Malcolm X's autobiography is also available in
English from CubaNews. Work on Cuban hip-hop, and introductions to new
journals and people, all of these have started with CubaNews.
When prominent individuals including writers Howard Zinn and Noam
Chomsky went to Cuba to speak and to present their books, the detailed
reports on their visits were first brought to you by the CubaNews list.
New films? Personal interest stories? Women in non-traditional
employment? Homosexuality in Cuban literature? HIV-AIDS prevention?
Cartier-Bresson's visit to the island?
These and much more, from tattooing to motorcycling, etc. all been
brought out to an international and an English- speaking audience
through the CubaNews list. Many of the translations we've posted can be
Since I don't ask for any financial help for myself, and never have,
I've decided, however, to ask those of you among the readers who
appreciate our service to help out in a tangible manner, by choosing to
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