Today in ongoing programs and until Dec. 31, 2007 at least 773,000 Cubans in the 5 Eastern provinces of Cuba need WFP food aid.
That means 1 in 5 (20%) of the population of these provinces and 7% of the Cuban population needs WFP food aid.
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05/22/2017 10:22 PM Cuba’s Proxy War in Venezuela Cuba’s Proxy War in Venezuela Mary Anastasia O’Grady in The Wall Street Journal The commitment to Maduro among soldiers and police is breaking down Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro is responding to mass demonstrations by selectively killing civilians. If, as a result, some branch of the military breaks with the regime, the country will descend into […] 05/20/2017 08:57 PM Miami Has It All, Even Russian Meat Miami Has It All, Even Russian Meat / Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez, Havana, 18 May 2017—A neighbor of mine in Arroyo Naranjo recently had to ask an old friend of his who lives Miami to help him obtain some amitriptyline. A psychiatrist had recommended this medication for my neighbor’s wife to […] 05/16/2017 09:58 PM El Sexto’ Will Stay In The US But Will Continue To Fight Against Arbitrary Detentions In Cuba El Sexto’ Will Stay In The US But Will Continue To Fight Against Arbitrary Detentions In Cuba 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 15 May 2017 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto’ (The Sixth), announced his desire to reside in the United States, although he will remain attentive to what happens in Cuba to […] 05/08/2017 09:40 PM Eating Steak and Fries is a Luxury in Cuba Eating Steak and Fries is a Luxury in Cuba / Iván García Iván García, 2 May 2017 — On an afternoon like any other, an underground seller of beef, living in the southeast of Havana, bought flank steaks wholesale from a slaughterer, to then sell them to private restaurants and neighbours who could afford them. […] 05/06/2017 01:36 PM ‘Cubazuela’ and Castroism’s three-fold failure ‘Cubazuela’ and Castroism’s three-fold failure FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 5 de Mayo de 2017 – 00:51 CEST. Backed by Fidel Castro, and launched by Hugo Chávez, the project of forging an alliance between the regimes of Cuba and Venezuela, dubbed “Cubazuela” (or “Venecuba”), began amidst much fanfare. The ideological firmness of the former […] 05/02/2017 09:36 PM The Dangers of Hatred The Dangers of Hatred / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Norma Whiting, West Palm Beach, U.S., 29 April 2017 – The news, later refuted, of a supposed Cuban flag burning in recent days by Venezuelan demonstrators who oppose the government of Nicolás Maduro provoked diverse reactions on social networks and some Cuban websites. Many Cubans, mostly residing […] 04/26/2017 06:54 PM Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Published April 26, 2017 HAVANA – Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find. But Cuba’s hotels and restaurants are packed, major U.S. airlines are adding flights and […] 04/24/2017 05:53 PM Growth returns to Caribbean Basin, but recovery is uneven Growth returns to Caribbean Basin, but recovery is uneven BY JACQUELINE CHARLES AND MIMI WHITEFIELD firstname.lastname@example.org Economic performance in the Caribbean will be uneven this year: Some economies will grow by 5 percent or more, but others will be lucky to eke out even negligible economic growth. “The Dominican Republic and Guyana are expected to […] 04/18/2017 11:28 PM Depressed But Happy? Depressed But Happy? / Francis Sanchez Francis Sanchez, 29 March 2017 – Cuba is the country with the second highest levels of depression in Latin America, exceeded only by Brazil. The statistics appear in a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) released in Geneva. From this report, paradoxically, this data is omitted by Cuban […] 04/06/2017 05:30 PM State Security Doctors Constantly Mistreated Us “State Security Doctors Constantly Mistreated Us” 14ymedio, Havana, 4 April 2017 — Maydolys Leyva can breath easy for the first time since last March 7. Her three children have abandoned their hunger strike after being released on parole. This Monday, their mother prepared a meal of mild creamed vegetables, root vegetables and meat for her […] 04/04/2017 06:36 PM Three Siblings On Hunger Strike Released On Parole Three Siblings On Hunger Strike Released On Parole 14ymedio, Havana, 3 April 2017 — The three Holguin siblings who had been on hunger strike since last March 7 were released on Sunday on parole, according to what their mother, Maydolys Leyva, told this newspaper. The activists Anairis Miranda, Adairis Miranda and Fidel Batista were sentenced […] 04/04/2017 01:46 PM The regime paroles the three siblings from Holguín who went on a hunger strike The regime paroles the three siblings from Holguín who went on a hunger strike DDC | Madrid | 4 de Abril de 2017 – 11:01 CEST. On Sunday the regime released on parole the three siblings from Holguín who had been on a hunger strike since March 7, when they were sentenced to a year […] 04/01/2017 02:29 PM PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE – URGENT ACTION UA: 76/17 Index: AMR 25/6001/2017 Cuba Date: 31 March 2017 URGENT ACTION PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE Two days after Fidel Castro’s death, a family of four human rights defenders were arrested in Holguín, south-east Cuba. They received a one-year sentence, and the three siblings are currently on hunger strike. They are prisoners of […] 03/30/2017 04:10 PM Activist on hunger strike is transferred to an isolated intermediate care room Activist on hunger strike is transferred to an isolated intermediate care room DDC | Holguín | 30 de Marzo de 2017 – 11:20 CEST. On Monday Cuban activist Anairis Miranda Leyva was moved to an isolated intermediate care room at the provincial hospital of Holguin after spending 22 days on a hunger strike, her mother, […] 03/29/2017 07:47 PM Health Of Three Siblings On Hunger Strike In Cuba Worsens Health Of Three Siblings On Hunger Strike In Cuba Worsens 14ymedio Havana, 27 March 2017 — The health of the siblings Fidel Batista Leyva, and Anairis and Adairis Miranda Leyva is worsening, as Monday marked their 21 days on a hunger strike, according to their mother, Maydolis Leyva Portelles, who spoke with 14ymedio. Members of […] 03/28/2017 01:49 PM Never belonging – Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba Never belonging: Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba OPINIONMIGUEL DE LA TORRE | MARCH 28, 2017 Returning to the land which witnessed my birth is always a gut-wrenching experience. Separation from my island has now been five times longer than Odysseus’ was from his. But unlike Odysseus, who was returning to a place […] 03/21/2017 06:45 PM To Live As Third Class Citizens Cuba: To Live As Third Class Citizens / Iván García Iván García, 17 March 2017 — On a wooden shelf are displayed two bottles of liquid detergent, a dozen packs of Populares cigarettes, a packet of coffee, and, on a hastily-drawn poster, a quotation from the deceased Fidel Castro. Past 10:30 am, the hot bodega […] 03/16/2017 01:43 PM Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES email@example.com A group of Cuban migrants detained in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula have accused authorities of beating and mistreating them after they staged a hunger strike — some by sewing their lips together — to demand their release. […] 03/10/2017 07:49 PM The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 de Marzo de 2017 – 09:21 CET. This interview is important in many ways. But, if I had to choose one, it would be how it illustrates the existence of Cuba’s civil society. Castroism has endured by enfeebling the individual, […] 03/08/2017 04:32 PM Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms March 7, 2017 By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez HAVANA TIMES — Every Sunday, there is the “Los Chinos” agro-market fair in the city of Holguin in eastern Cuba. Trucks loaded with produce come from all over the country, mainly from its central provinces. As there is competition and since […] 03/06/2017 06:26 PM Growing Old in Cuba – Luck or Misfortune? Growing Old in Cuba: Luck or Misfortune? / Cubanet, Ana Leon Cubanet, Ana Leon, Havana, 3 March 2017 – Jose Vargas is 85 years old and a retired musician. He lives alone in a room in a tenement in Old Havana, depending on a monthly check of 240 Cuban pesos (eight dollars U.S.) and whatever […] 02/21/2017 02:55 PM Broken Dreams Broken Dreams / Cubalex Translator’s note: The references here to the empty offices and the inability to work relate to a police raid that occurred in September of last year, during which much of the organization’s equipment was confiscated. Cubalex, 20 February 2017 – It is an ordinary November day. Cubalex members are visiting the […] 02/10/2017 04:54 PM Did the regime pay its creditors 5.29 billion? Did the regime pay its creditors 5.29 billion? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 10 de Febrero de 2017 – 14:56 CET. The anxiety affecting the dictator and military higher-ups in charge of Cuba is palpable, eager to dispel their bad international reputation for non-payment, as they yearn to attract unwary foreign investors and […] 01/31/2017 05:47 PM Cuban emigrants declare a hunger strike in Panama Cuban emigrants declare a hunger strike in Panama JUAN ARTURO GÓMEZ TOBÓN | Turbo | 31 de Enero de 2017 – 11:13 CET. A group of six Cuban emigrants, including several identifying themselves as members of the Movimiento Prodemocrático Pedro Luis Boitel, declared themselves on a hunger strike in the locality of Laja Blanca, Darien […] 01/25/2017 02:24 PM Travelling the dichotomy of Cuba, from the beautiful beaches to the mainland Travelling the dichotomy of Cuba, from the beautiful beaches to the mainland Nancy Truman, Special to National Post | January 24, 2017 3:16 PM ET More from Special to National Post Just weeks after Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro was laid to rest on December 3, 2016, I found myself on the largest island in […] 01/24/2017 08:45 PM The Punk Who Didn’t Cry For Fidel The Punk Who Didn’t Cry For Fidel / 14ymedio, Pablo De LLano 14ymedio, Pablo de Llano, Miami, 22 January 2017 — Minutes after the announcement of the death of Fidel Castro, last November 25, Danilo Maldonado Machado passed by his mother’s house and knocked on the window of her room. Maria Victoria Machado opened and […] 01/14/2017 10:06 PM Activist Abandons Hunger Strike After Promise Of Not Being Deported To His Home Province Activist Abandons Hunger Strike After Promise Of Not Being Deported To His Home Province / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 10 January 2017 — Vladimir Martín Castellanos, a member of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), abandoned his hunger strike this Monday after the authorities promised that he would not be deported from Las Tunas to Santiago […] 01/13/2017 08:08 PM Obama ‘screwed’ us, angry Cuban migrants say Obama ‘screwed’ us, angry Cuban migrants say BY THE MANILA TIMES ON JANUARY 13, 2017 PANAMA CITY: “Obama has screwed all Cubans,” Yadiel Cruz, a Cuban in Panama bitterly told Agence France-Presse on Thursday upon learning the US president has suddenly made it tougher for migrants like him to get into America. The 33-year-old summed […] 01/02/2017 06:57 PM Cuban Faces of 2016 – Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, Scientist (b. 1974) Cuban Faces of 2016: Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, Scientist (b. 1974) / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 26 December 2016 – Cuban Faces of 2016: Ariel Urquiola, a biologist and doctor of science, has participated in several research projects on Cuban biodiversity, especially related to marine and terrestrial species. He directed an international research project carried out between […] 12/30/2016 09:12 PM 250 Ghanaian medical students ‘neglected’ in Cuba call for help 250 Ghanaian medical students ‘neglected’ in Cuba call for help Ghanaian medical students in Cuba have called for immediate restructuring of the Cuban-Ghana medical program after decrying what they termed “maltreatment” suffered under the programme for years. The 250 students who have spent four years in Cuba studying a 7-year programme in medicine, complained bitterly […] 12/24/2016 04:31 PM It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It / Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa, 21 December 2016 — December 3rd was the ceremony in Santiago de Cuba after the death of Fidel Castro and the procession of his ashes across the entire Cuban archipelago. I sat down […] 12/23/2016 07:14 PM UNPACU suffers at least 13 raids on homes in 48 hours, in addition to thefts and arrests UNPACU suffers at least 13 raids on homes in 48 hours, in addition to thefts and arrests DDC | Santiago de Cuba | 23 de Diciembre de 2016 – 09:06 CET. In the last 48 hours regime forces have carried out raids on the homes of at least 13 human rights activists, reported the Coordinator […] 12/20/2016 03:35 PM Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homes of several activists Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homes of several activists DDC | Santiago de Cuba | 20 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:08 CET. Early Sunday regime forces simultaneously “assaulted” the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) in Santiago of Cuba and another eight houses of activists in that […] 12/17/2016 08:43 PM Two Years After U.S.-Cuba Opening, What’s Next Under Trump? Two Years After U.S.-Cuba Opening, What’s Next Under Trump? by CARMEN SESIN MIAMI, Fla. — After recently returning from her first trip to Cuba, Elizabeth Díaz, 24, went to her grandmother’s house to show her pictures of the home she left behind in 1962. It still had the same furniture. Her grandmother cried looking at […] 12/14/2016 08:14 PM The Seven Phases of Fidel Castro The Seven Phases of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 10 December 2016 — In a country sculpted by slogans, intolerance and symbols, the departure of Fidel Castro — absolute ruler and founding father of the Cuban Revolution — changes the rules of the game. Nothing will ever be the same again. No future […] 12/05/2016 06:45 PM Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Declares Hunger Strike After Six Days In Custody Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Declares Hunger Strike After Six Days In Custody / 14ymedio, Mario Penton & Abel Fernandez 14ymedio, Mario Penton & Abel Fernandez, Miami, 2 December 2016 – The Cuban artist Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto’ (the Sixth), declared a hunger strike this Thursday, according to reports to this newspaper from his […] 12/05/2016 06:19 PM Where Are Che’s Bones ? Where Are Che’s Bones ? / 14ymedio, Bertrand de la Grange 14ymedio, Bertrand de la Grange, 1 December 2016 – In the Santa Clara mausoleum everything is genuine. Except, perhaps, Che’s bones. Thousands of people are making pilgrimages lately to this giant stone building to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Ernesto Guevara’s death. Official history […] 12/04/2016 06:23 PM Fidel Castro’s ideal of amateur sport for Cuba lies in ashes Fidel Castro’s ideal of amateur sport for Cuba lies in ashes BY LINDA ROBERTSON firstname.lastname@example.org Among the items that ought to be interred with Fidel Castro’s ashes when Cuba’s “Maximum Leader” is formally laid to rest on Sunday are a baseball glove and a tracksuit. Castro was not only an avid sports fan but an […] 11/27/2016 02:26 PM A subdued Cuba comes to grips with news of Fidel Castro’s death A subdued Cuba comes to grips with news of Fidel Castro’s death BY MIMI WHITEFIELD email@example.com He was a master of stagecraft until the end. Fidel Castro’s death, announced Friday night, came on the same day in 1956 — Nov. 25 — when he, his brother Raúl, Che Guevara and 79 other revolutionaries boarded a […] 11/24/2016 05:37 PM Cuba Orders North Korea-Style ‘Fighting People’s March’ Following Military Exercises Cuba Orders North Korea-Style ‘Fighting People’s March’ Following Military Exercises by FRANCES MARTEL23 Nov 201628 The communist government of Cuba has announced a “Fighting People’s March” in Havana on December 2 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Castro brothers landing in Cuba after fleeing a confrontation with Fulgencio Batista’s forces. The march follows the […] 11/21/2016 06:06 PM U.S. businesses to pressure Trump to keep ties to Cuba U.S. businesses to pressure Trump to keep ties to Cuba Alan Gomez , USA TODAY 4:12 p.m. EST November 20, 2016 MIAMI — A powerful coalition of U.S. companies is preparing to appeal to President-elect Donald Trump’s business instincts and drop his vow to reverse one of President Obama’s signature achievements: renewed relations with Cuba. […] 11/19/2016 01:53 PM Cuban human rights activist urges U.S. to suspend trade and investment in Cuba until regime stops oppression Cuban human rights activist urges U.S. to suspend trade and investment in Cuba until regime stops oppression By Elizabeth Llorente Published November 18, 2016 One of Cuba’s most prominent human rights activists is in the U.S. to push for a halt or suspension of U.S.-Cuba trade and investment changes that he and other leaders say […] 11/17/2016 05:20 PM Why Does Cuba Have a Journalism of the Barricade? Why Does Cuba Have a Journalism of the Barricade? / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, 11 November 2016 — The answer is simple. Because we are a country at war with the media for almost six decades. To speak of the green shoots of happiness, in the midst of hardships and political harassment, is […] 11/17/2016 05:44 PM Cuban-American leaders, dissidents urge Trump to get tough with Castro regime Cuban-American leaders, dissidents urge Trump to get tough with Castro regime By Elizabeth Llorente Published November 16, 2016 Cuban-American leaders and human rights activists within the island nation are hoping that the incoming Trump administration will scale back President Obama’s efforts to restore relations between the two countries, measures they say emboldened the communist regime […] 11/12/2016 12:29 PM Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, who went on a hunger strike to protest the lack of medicine for his sister, talks about the irregularities affecting cancer patients Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, who went on a hunger strike to protest the lack of medicine for his sister, talks about the irregularities affecting cancer patients BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 12 de Noviembre de 2016 – 09:47 CET. The story of the siblings Omara and Ariel Ruiz Urquiola is a moving one. For […] 11/08/2016 03:17 PM Biologist Ruiz Urquiola Arrested for Demanding Medicine for His Sister Biologist Ruiz Urquiola Arrested for Demanding Medicine for His Sister / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 November 2016 – On Sunday morning, the police arrested for the third time this week the researcher and marine biologist Ariel Urquiola, who has been holding a peaceful protest in front the National Oncology and Radiology Institute (INOR) since Thursday. […] 11/07/2016 02:30 PM Cuba with a Little “Help” from the USA Cuba with a Little “Help” from the USA November 4, 2016 Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — “Napoleon was to them, an Italian man, who organized the fight without the US; and people are more than sure, that he wouldn’t have lost Waterloo with the US’ help” (1), says an upbeat song from Rio de la […] 10/20/2016 02:57 PM Acto de repudio (cuento) Acto de repudio (cuento) 19 octubre, 2016 6:57 am por Waldo González López Miami, USA, Waldo González, (PD) (He cambiado los nombres de los personajes y la situación originales, aunque los hechos aquí narrados son verídicos, pues me sucedieron a mí, en 2010, pocos meses antes de venir definitivamente, con mi esposa, a Miami, donde […] 10/14/2016 05:04 PM The Grandchildren Of The Revolution Aspire To A Normal Life With Neither Utopia Nor Frustration The Grandchildren Of The Revolution Aspire To A Normal Life With Neither Utopia Nor Frustration / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Guatemala, 12 October 2016 – This will be the story of at least three stages my nation has lived through. Three moments when the young amassed hopes, collected frustrations and used their ingenuity […] 10/12/2016 05:41 PM Building Socialism in Cuba Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] 10/12/2016 05:26 PM Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights By Javier Albisu | euroefe.es | Translated By Samuel Morgan 11:46 (updated: 14:59) While the EU wraps up a new framework for relations with Havana, Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas warns that his country could descend into civil war if this deal is not made dependent […] 09/17/2016 07:56 PM Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] 09/17/2016 02:04 PM Cuba dissident – Fake site duped me into ending hunger strike Cuba dissident: Fake site duped me into ending hunger strike Published September 14, 2016 Associated Press HAVANA – Guillermo “Coco” Farinas became one of Cuba’s best-known dissidents by starving himself — launching two dozen hunger strikes demanding government concessions on human rights. He started his 25th strike in late July with the demand that President […] 09/16/2016 07:56 PM Who Violates the Rights of Whom in Cuba … Washington or Havana? Who Violates the Rights of Whom in Cuba … Washington or Havana? / Somos+ Carlos Raúl Macías López, 15 September 2016 — Starting in the second half of the twentieth century, the world has witnessed a phenomenon without parallel in the history of mankind, one which has been strengthened by the fall of the Berlin […] 09/15/2016 04:08 PM Guillermo Fariñas abandons his hunger strike Guillermo Fariñas abandons his hunger strike DDC | La Habana | 14 de Septiembre de 2016 – 06:49 CEST. On Monday dissenter Guillermo Fariñas decided to abandon a hunger strike he had been on for 54 days to demand that Raúl Castro desist from his persecution of protestors on the Island. His spokesman, Jorge Luis […] 09/15/2016 03:58 PM The “Fariñas Amendment” does not exist, clarifies a European Parliament group The “Fariñas Amendment” does not exist, clarifies a European Parliament group DDC | Madrid | 15 de Septiembre de 2016 – 09:18 CEST. The alleged “Fariñas Amendment,” which, it was claimed, ratified the demands of the Cuban Sakharov Prize winner and spurred him to abandon his hunger strike “does not exist,” said the Alliance of […] 09/13/2016 04:57 PM Cuban dissident Coco Farinas ends hunger strike Cuban dissident Coco Farinas ends hunger strike Published September 12, 2016 Associated Press HAVANA – A Cuban dissident says fellow activist Guillermo Farinas has ended a nearly two-month hunger strike in response to an apparently false report about the European Parliament taking up his case. Dissident Jorge Luis Artiles told The Associated Press on Monday […] 09/13/2016 04:57 PM Prominent Cuban opposition leader abandons long hunger strike Prominent Cuban opposition leader abandons long hunger strike Cuban opposition leader Guillermo Fariñas abandons 54-day hunger strike. BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES firstname.lastname@example.org Cuban opposition leader Guillermo Fariñas ended his 54-day-old hunger strike Monday, following unconfirmed reports that the European Parliament approved a measure that links aid to the island to Cuban government compliance with his […] 09/11/2016 03:17 PM President Of The European Parliament Asks Fariñas Not To Endanger His Life President Of The European Parliament Asks Fariñas Not To Endanger His Life / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Madrid, 9 September 2016 – The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, has shown his support of peaceful protests by the Cuban opposition to defend human rights, but is asking Guillermo Fariñas to give up his hunger and thirst […] 09/10/2016 04:05 PM Guillermo Farinas’ Daughter Calls For A Social Campaign In Support Of Her Father Guillermo Farinas’ Daughter Calls For A Social Campaign In Support Of Her Father / EFE, 14ymedio EFE (via 14ymedio), 8 September 2016 – From Puerto Rico, the daughter of Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas called today on the international community to join together tomorrow at noon in a campaign on social networks to support her father, […] 09/08/2016 05:56 PM Opponents Accuse Castro Of Letting Guillermo Farinas Die On Hunger Strike Opponents Accuse Castro Of Letting Guillermo Farinas Die On Hunger Strike / 14ymedio EFE (via 14ymedio) – The Cuban National Congress (ENC), which consists of 65 opposition organizations inside and outside the island, said today of the dissident Guillermo Fariñas, 54, who is on a hunger strike, that if the Cuban government “lets him die” […] 09/08/2016 02:27 PM On day 49 of hunger strike Cuban dissident says he’ll becomes martyr if demands aren’t met On day 49 of hunger strike Cuban dissident says he’ll becomes martyr if demands aren’t met Guillermo Franias wants growth of private sector By Hatzel Vela – Reporter Posted: 6:24 PM, September 07, 2016 SANTA CLARA, CUBA – The Cuban exile community continues to pay close attention to Guillermo Franias, who is on day 49 […] 09/08/2016 02:19 PM If you want to start a revolution in Cuba, don’t do it via text If you want to start a revolution in Cuba, don’t do it via text WRITTEN BY Ana Campoy September 07, 2016 Cuba has been relying on Chinese technology to build up its telecommunications network. Now it appears to have also adopted the Asian giant’s censorship techniques, according to dissident reports. An analysis by 14 y […] 09/08/2016 02:17 PM Biden – U.S. can talk human rights in Cuba ‘without pushback’ Biden: U.S. can talk human rights in Cuba ‘without pushback’ By SUSAN CRABTREE (@SUSANCRABTREE) • 9/7/16 7:14 PM Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration’s ability to talk to Cuba and other Latin-American countries about human rights “without pushback,” on the same day a Senate critic of the diplomatic thaw said the Castro regime’s […] 09/07/2016 05:53 PM Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation – August 2016 Report Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation: August 2016 Report In August of 2016, our Commission registered at least 517 arbitrary detentions, for political reasons, of peaceful Cuban opponents, which represents an increase from the previous month. The figures associated with political repression in Cuba continue to be unacceptably high for a country with […] 09/07/2016 05:47 PM Guillermo Fariñas Returns Home After Hospital Visit For Fainting Guillermo Fariñas Returns Home After Hospital Visit For Fainting / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 September 2016 — Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, after 47 days on a hunger and thirst strike, was transferred on Monday afternoon to Arnaldo Milian Castro Provincial Hospital. The dissident was discharged hours later because doctors felt that he did not meet […] 09/06/2016 05:18 PM Cuba government filtering mobile text messages, dissidents say Cuba government filtering mobile text messages, dissidents say September 5, 2016 By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s Communist government is filtering mobile phone text messages for key words such as “democracy” and “human rights” and then blocking them, dissidents said on Monday. An investigative report by blogger Yoani Sanchez and journalist Reinaldo Escobar concluded […] 09/05/2016 06:35 PM Thank You, Venezuela! Thank You, Venezuela! / Somos+ Somos+, 2 September 2016 — Yesterday the Venezuelan people gave us another great lesson: We can go out into the streets united to demand our rights, we can peacefully challenge a Populist-Marxist government and conquer the streets. It was a great victory. We salute our Venezuelan brothers and we thank […] 09/03/2016 05:03 PM Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike” Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez/Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 3 September 2016 — If you are considering sending a text message to a friend to wish him a “happy coexistence” with his family or to suggest that he not give in to “the […] 09/01/2016 03:39 PM UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 24 August 2016 – Five years can be a long time in Cuba, when we’re talking about an opposition organization. In the complex kaleidoscope of dissident groups and parties that make up civil society on the […] 08/29/2016 08:56 PM Doctors Give Medical Clearance To Guillermo Fariñas Doctors Give Medical Clearance To Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 28 August 2016 — Regime opponent Guillermo Fariñas received medical clearance on Saturday, after staying for several hours at the Arnaldo Milian Castro Hospital where he was taken because of his delicate state of health after 39 days on a hunger and thirst strike. […] 08/24/2016 02:24 PM Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba? Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba? August 23, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. Personally, his greatest virtue, without him intending to do this, is to show the […] 08/23/2016 05:18 PM The Best Way to “Become a Man”? The Best Way to “Become a Man”? / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 16 August 2016 — Recently, during my brief stay in Miami to participate in an academic meeting on legal issues, I was surprised to hear from a Cuban emigrant – fairly old in age – about his wish that, in […] 08/22/2016 12:12 PM FANTU Activists Ask Obama to “Save the Life” of Guillermo Farinas FANTU Activists Ask Obama to “Save the Life” of Guillermo Farinas / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 21 August 2016 — A group of activists from the Anti-Totalitarian Forum (FANTU) have sent an open letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to “save the life of Guillermo Fariñas Hernández” who, as of Sunday, has been on a […] 08/20/2016 04:35 PM Coco Farinas Lost Consciousness Again Coco Farinas Lost Consciousness Again / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruiz, 19 August 2106 — Guillermo “Coco” Fariñas had to be taken to the hospital again yesterday, at 4:40 in the afternoon The photo at the top of this post was taken several weeks ago but it shows how FANTU activists take him to the hospital. 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