Raul Castro: “We no longer see him”

Saturday marked the Cuban Revolution's 56th birthday and Raul Castro's third time in celebrating the event with a televised speech. One of our Observers there, Yoani Sanchez, watched the speech on her TV at home. Here are her thoughts...


Kundera's fall from grace

The Czech press is dismayed bu Milan Kundera after a document, dug out of Czechoslovakian police (SNB) archives, reveals that the esteemed writer was an informant in the 1950s. Read more...


Polish revolution hero Walesa comes under attack

Poland's political community has been thrown into turmoil over allegations that the country's former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa collaborated with the Communist-era secret police and spent years trying to cover it up. Read more...