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01/20/2017 04:14 PM
Cuba deal ‘burns bridge’ to convicted cop killer’s return, N.J. State Police head says
Cuba deal ‘burns bridge’ to convicted cop killer’s return, N.J. State Police head says By S.P. Sullivan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on January 19, 2017 at 5:43 PM TRENTON — The head of the New Jersey State Police on Thursday decried a deal struck between the […]
01/20/2017 04:09 PM
With no deal on convicted killer, police slam US-Cuba pact
With no deal on convicted killer, police slam US-Cuba pact Associated PressJanuary 20, 2017 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of New Jersey’s state police has criticized a law enforcement deal reached between the U.S. and Cuba, because it doesn’t require the return of a woman convicted of killing a state trooper. Col. Rick Fuentes […]
01/20/2017 03:29 PM
Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail
Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 20 de Enero de 2017 – 06:05 CET. Cuban misery really stands out when it is cold. In a country without much of a winter it is not worth spending much on jackets, which are passed down for decades. On January 15th, […]
01/18/2017 06:36 PM
Belkis Cantillo Launches A New Fight From Santiago De Cuba
Belkis Cantillo Launches A New Fight From Santiago De Cuba / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 17 January 2017 — Talking with Belkis Cantillo these days can be an impossible mission. With her home raided on several occasions, a daughter about to give her her first granddaughter and the foundation of the new […]
01/17/2017 05:46 PM
Authorities miserably fail on their promise to release graffiti artist unfairly held – Amnesty Internationa
Cuba: Authorities miserably fail on their promise to release graffiti artist unfairly held 16 October 2015, 09:33 UTC The Cuban authorities’ failure to keep to their commitment to release a graffiti artist unfairly imprisoned nearly a year ago is a painful illustration of their disregard for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. “Committing to release […]
01/17/2017 04:28 PM
Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba
Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba By Dave Boyer – The Washington Times – Monday, January 16, 2017 The Obama administration signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba Monday that doesn’t call for the return of U.S. fugitives, including former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who is wanted for killing a New Jersey police […]
01/16/2017 05:54 PM
Quick end to Cubans’ asylum claim; now they’re hoping for Trump to act
Quick end to Cubans’ asylum claim; now they’re hoping for Trump to act BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO The five Cubans who turned themselves into U.S. immigration authorities Saturday afternoon were back in Mexico Sunday after they withdrew their asylum applications out of fear they would miss out on any relief President-elect Donald […]
01/15/2017 03:37 PM
‘Marielitos’ Face Long-Delayed Reckoning – Expulsion to Cuba
‘Marielitos’ Face Long-Delayed Reckoning: Expulsion to Cuba By FRANCES ROBLESJAN. 14, 2017 MIAMI — They were some of the most feared people in South Florida, men who became cinematic fodder and, long before Donald J. Trump uttered the term “bad hombres,” ones who really did give some immigrants a bad name. For almost 40 years, […]
01/15/2017 03:26 PM
WPLG debuts a Havana-based reporting team
WPLG debuts a Havana-based reporting team BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com WPLG Local 10 News reporter Hatzel Vela and photojournalist Brian Ely have become the ABC affiliate’s men in Havana. The pair arrived last Wednesday to become the South Florida station’s full-time Havana-based crew. That gives WPLG the distinction of being the first local station in […]
01/14/2017 11:49 PM
Some Cuban felons, including 2,000 murderers, could face deportation under new policy
Some Cuban felons, including 2,000 murderers, could face deportation under new policy BY JAY WEAVER AND MIMI WHITEFIELD jweaver@miamiherald.com The sudden end of America’s “wet foot, dry foot” policy and special immigration privileges for Cubans may open the door for another move that would have a major impact on thousands of South Florida families: deporting […]
01/14/2017 11:11 PM
Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S.
Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S. BY CHABELI HERRERA AND ABEL FERNANDEZ cherrera@miamiherald.com Dozens of Cuban families in South Florida waiting for relatives without visas to arrive by land, air or sea were still trying to sort out what the abrupt change in immigration policy would […]
01/12/2017 06:31 PM
Cuban Dissident Arrested For Democracy Campaign
Cuban Dissident Arrested For Democracy Campaign Marcy Kreiter International Business Times January 12, 2017 Biscet and four other dissidents were arrested by Cuban security agents as they prepared to hand out leaflets promoting the Emilia Project. More A U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom winner was arrested and held briefly Wednesday by Cuban security agents who […]
01/12/2017 06:10 PM
So much for Obama’s ‘new chapter’ with Cuba
So much for Obama’s ‘new chapter’ with Cuba By DANIEL ALLOTT (@DANIELALLOTT) • 1/11/17 6:39 PM “If I had told you that we would open up a new chapter with the Cuban people…you might have said our sights were set a little too high.” So said President Obama in his farewell address to the country […]
01/11/2017 06:36 PM
Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016
Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016 / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Madrid, 4 January 2016 – Last year closed with a balance of almost 1,000 more arbitrary arrests than in 2015, according to data from the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights, based in Madrid, which on Wednesday issued its annual report on […]
01/10/2017 05:38 PM
A Protest’s Last Resort
A Protest’s Last Resort / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 9 January 2017 — The residents of a central street in Old Havana exhausted every way to get a sewer leak fixed. For weeks they had complained at the “Accountability Meetings” of the local People’s Power, reported the problem to their polyclinic, and written letters to the […]
01/09/2017 12:32 PM
Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains
Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […]
01/08/2017 06:51 PM
Cubans Don’t Have Big Plans For 2017
Cubans Don’t Have Big Plans For 2017 / Iván García Iván García, 6 January 2017 — When you live on the edge of an abyss, you lose your capacity to think about the future. Just ask Giraldo, who works as a plumber for Aguas de La Habana, what his plans are for 2017, and you’ll […]
01/08/2017 05:39 PM
Obama Boots Russian “Spies” – but Welcomes Cuban Spies
Obama Boots Russian “Spies”—but Welcomes Cuban Spies Humberto Fontova |Posted: Jan 07, 2017 12:01 AM The deepest and most damaging penetration of the U.S. Defense Department by an enemy agent in modern history was pulled off by a spy working for the Castro regime. Problem is, the mainstream media treasures their Havana bureaus. So they […]
01/07/2017 09:10 PM
Tinder Turns La Rampa Into A Catwalk For Love
Tinder Turns La Rampa Into A Catwalk For Love / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 30 December 2016 — “You have to show yourself like a peacock, with all your colors,” Tito, 22, explains to a friend who just downloaded the Tinder application onto his phone. The social dating network is sweeping the […]
01/06/2017 08:23 PM
Dissident Group Denounces At Least 9,940 Arbitrary Arrests In Cuba In 2016
Dissident Group Denounces At Least 9,940 Arbitrary Arrests In Cuba In 2016 / EFE,14ymedio EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 5 January 2017 — The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), a dissident group, denounced today that it had documented at least 9,940 arbitrary arrests for “political reasons” in 2016, the highest figure of […]
01/06/2017 06:58 PM
Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say
Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say Cuban opposition activists have said the number of arbitrary arrests of dissidents rocketed to nearly 10,000 last year. The government on the one-party communist island denies holding any political prisoners. In a report published on Thursday, the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) found […]
01/03/2017 05:47 PM
Donald Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach
Donald Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach By Dave Boyer – The Washington Times – Monday, January 2, 2017 President Obama’s historic move to normalize relations with Cuba hasn’t slowed repression by the Castro regime, and the incoming Trump administration is likely to take a tougher stand on restricting tourism, […]
12/26/2016 04:31 PM
Pagan, A Very Bad Man With a Cuban Ministry of the Interior ID
Pagan, A Very Bad Man With a Cuban Ministry of the Interior ID / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, 20 December 2016 — Today I am going to tell you something you absolutely are not going to believe. But I don’t care, the military dictatorship violates human rights in cold blood and many don’t […]
12/25/2016 12:48 AM
2016 was a truly historic year for Cuba
2016 was a truly historic year for Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The death of Fidel Castro marked the end of a truly historic year for Cuba. After years of false rumors that he had died, the former Cuban ruler finally passed away at 10:29 p.m. Nov. 25, according to a statement read by […]
12/24/2016 04:33 PM
The One Who Left Ashes
The One Who Left Ashes / Miriam Leiva Cubanet, Miriam Leiva, Havana, November 29, 2016 – Fidel Castro died on November 25 at 10:29 p.m. and, according to his own will, his remains will be cremated, according to the brief statement read by Raúl Castro on Cuban television. at midnight. As a deceased person, the […]
12/21/2016 07:21 PM
What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 1)
What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 1) / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 17 December 2016 — At the exit of the Bay Tunnel, the P-11 bus is packed with passengers. While the riders enjoy the view of the sea, the odor of saltpeter fills their noses. In this stretch of Havana’s geography, where Monumental Avenue […]
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 […]
12/19/2016 07:53 PM
POST-CASTRO CUBA CONTINUES TO LOCK UP DISSENTING ARTISTS
POST-CASTRO CUBA CONTINUES TO LOCK UP DISSENTING ARTISTS Street artist “El Sexto” was jailed for writing “Se fue” (He’s gone) on a wall. BY ANTHONY L. FISHER ON 12/19/16 AT 11:30 AM Cuba’s nine days of official mourning for its deceased former dictator Fidel Castro has mercifully concluded, but his penchant for locking up artists […]
12/18/2016 06:55 PM
“Get on that plane or go to jail,” Cuban Authorities Tell American Lawyer
“Get on that plane or go to jail,” Cuban Authorities Tell American Lawyer / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 18 December 2016 – The American lawyer Kimberley Motley, arrested Friday in Havana, returned to the United States after being subjected to three interrogations, the last of which, held at the Havana airport, made her miss her flight. […]
12/18/2016 06:19 PM
The EU lies and bites its tongue
The EU lies and bites its tongue ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 17 de Diciembre de 2016 – 22:23 CET. The Council of the Union European (EU) is lying when it says that the agreement signed with the dictatorship of Raúl Castro in Brussels on 12 December, which put an end to the […]
12/17/2016 09:17 PM
‘El Sexto’s’ American Lawyer and Two Activists Arrested in Havana
‘El Sexto’s’ American Lawyer and Two Activists Arrested in Havana / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 16 December 2016 – Kimberly Motley, an American attorney, and the activists Gorki Aguila and Luis Alberto Marino were arrested this Friday as they prepared to hold a press conference outside the Provincial Court in from of the Capitol Building in […]
12/17/2016 09:14 PM
Amnesty International – Where to Write for Release of El Sexto
Amnesty International: Where to Write for Release of El Sexto UA: 273/16 Index: AMR 25/5244/2016 Cuba Date: 29 November 2016 URGENT ACTION CUBAN GRAFFITI ARTIST ARRESTED AGAIN Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado Machado (‘El Sexto’) – named a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International in 2015 – was re-arrested on 26 November, shortly after the […]
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 08:17 PM
Cuban State Security Interrogates And Threatens Young LGBTI Leader
Cuban State Security Interrogates And Threatens Young LGBTI Leader / Cubanet, Alejandro Tur Valladares Cubanet, Alejandro Tur Valladares, Havana, 12 December 2016 – Dr. Nelson Gandulla Diaz, a national delegate to the Cuban Foundation for LGBTI Rights, headquartered in Cienfuegos, was interrogated by Cuban State Security officials after being cited to appear at the offices […]
12/10/2016 07:57 PM
Cuba’s Christian Liberation Movement Leader Gets a Lawyer
Cuba’s Christian Liberation Movement Leader Gets a Lawyer / 14ymedio Eduardo Cardet, national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) who has been under arrest since the night of 30 November, as of Thursday has found a lawyer to represent him. His relatives have denounced in several media that no lawyer wanted to take on […]
12/07/2016 08:06 PM
‘El Sexto’ Moved to a Criminal Prosecution Center
‘El Sexto’ Moved to a Criminal Prosecution Center / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 December 2016 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto’ (The Sixth), was transferred Sunday from the police station at Zapata and C in Vedado to the Bivouac Calabazar criminal prosecution center in Havana. The graffiti artist’s mother, Maria Victoria Machado, […]
12/07/2016 08:05 PM
Habeas Corpus for ‘El Sexto’
Habeas Corpus for ‘El Sexto’ / Cubalex Cubalex, Havana, 6 December 2016 – On Monday, María Victoria Machado González, mother of Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto,’ petitioned the Provincial Court of Havana for a Writ of Habeas Corpus in favor of her son. In the petition, she asked the court to order the detaining […]
12/06/2016 06:58 PM
Dissident artist jailed in Cuba beaten and fed sedative-laced food, family says
Dissident artist jailed in Cuba beaten and fed sedative-laced food, family says By Elizabeth Llorente Published December 05, 2016 One of Cuba’s most prominent anti-Castro artists is refusing to eat food served by his jailers, alleging that they have laced it with pills that induce drowsiness, those close to him say. Danilo Maldonado, known as […]
12/06/2016 06:00 PM
Fidel Castro Sent My Father to the Firing Squad; I Do Not Regret the Tyrant’s Death
Fidel Castro Sent My Father to the Firing Squad; I Do Not Regret the Tyrant’s Death / 14ymedio, Ileana de la Guardia 14ymedio, Ileana de la Guardia, Paris, 5 December 2016 – Dawn comes to Paris, this 26 November, the sun barely over the horizon. From the depths of my dreams I hear the phone […]
12/05/2016 06:45 PM
Independent Reporters Arrested Are Threatened With Trial
Independent Reporters Arrested Are Threatened With Trial / Cubanet Cubanet, Vladimir Turró Páez, Havana, 3 December 2016 — The independent journalists Manuel Guerra Pérez and Lisbey Lora, arrested this last Monday by the United Territorial Investigations of the San Jose Police in the province of Mayabeque, have been threatened with going to trial, according to […]
12/04/2016 06:23 PM
HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba
HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba Two offerings coincide with strongman’s death. Glenn Garvin | December 3, 2016 HBO should get a little trophy from the television industry for giving executives something to talk about at holiday parties besides falling ratings and the specific level of Hell that should be reserved for whoever invented this […]
12/02/2016 08:28 PM
Red ink – The high human cost of the Cuban revolution
Red ink: The high human cost of the Cuban revolution BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@miamiherald.com LINKEDIN Danilo Maldonado’s collision with the Cuban revolution is, in some ways, a silly asterisk to history. And in others, it practically defines the country’s dilemma of the past 57 years, a state that defines itself as the people’s political vanguard, […]
12/01/2016 03:42 PM
Torricelli – After meeting Castro, I have no regrets choking Cuba |Opinion
Torricelli: After meeting Castro, I have no regrets choking Cuba | Opinion Updated on Nov 30, 2016 at 11:07 PM EST By Robert Torricelli The death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro raises once again the issue of the American embargo. It’s a controversial law that for five decades has been more misunderstood and misrepresented than […]
11/30/2016 02:44 PM
The end of a dictatorship
The end of a dictatorship DDC | Madrid | 29 de Noviembre de 2016 – 19:06 CET. Fidel Castro Ruz, dictator emeritus, died in Havana at age 90. As a young, recent Law graduate he took up arms to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Determined to rise to power, he promised democratic elections and […]
11/30/2016 02:30 PM
Cuba detains dissident artist for celebrating Castro’s death
Cuba detains dissident artist for celebrating Castro’s death By Nicole Martinez Reuters November 29, 2016 MIAMI (Reuters) – Cuban police have detained dissident artist Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, once declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, after he made a video celebrating the death of Fidel Castro, a dissident human rights group and the […]
11/30/2016 02:28 PM
Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Still Under Arrest, Mother Says
Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Still Under Arrest, Mother Says / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 27 November 2016 — The Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado, known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth), remains under arrest, according to a report from his mother, Maria Victoria Machado, to14ymedio. Maldonado was arrested on Saturday and taken to the police unit at 51st […]
11/30/2016 02:28 PM
The Ancient Dictator Died Long Ago
The Ancient Dictator Died Long Ago / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 26 November 2016 — The official media have just announced the last and definitive death of Fidel Castro, and I think I have perceived more relief than bereavement in the mournful message. If I were a religious person, I would feel […]
11/27/2016 04:30 PM
Key dates in Fidel Castro’s government in Cuba
Key dates in Fidel Castro’s government in Cuba Associated Press November 27, 2016 Key events in Cuba under Fidel Castro: Jan. 1, 1959 — Castro’s rebels take power as dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba. June 1960 — Cuba nationalizes U.S.-owned oil refineries after they refuse to process Soviet oil. Nearly all other U.S. businesses expropriated […]
11/27/2016 04:25 PM
Cuba After Castro – Bloomberg
Cuba After Castro NOV 27, 2016 7:57 AM EST History will absolve me, said Fidel Castro in 1953, shortly before he took the world stage. He was wrong. In power for nearly a half-century, he brought the U.S. and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war, exported revolution and repression, and turned his island […]
11/27/2016 05:14 PM
Cuba’s strides under Castro offset by decades of repression, reports say
Cuba’s strides under Castro offset by decades of repression, reports say By Joe Sterling, CNN Updated 0626 GMT (1426 HKT) November 27, 2016 (CNN)The relentlessly brutal legacy of political repression that marked Fidel Castro’s rule in Cuba offset and undermined his achievements, two major human rights groups said on Saturday. Amnesty International and Human Rights […]
11/27/2016 02:41 PM
Two former Castro prisoners hopeful for change in Cuba
Two former Castro prisoners hopeful for change in Cuba By Anthony Hall Posted: Nov 27, 2016 12:54 AM Updated: Nov 27, 2016 5:57 AM LUBBOCK, Texas – Two Cuban-Americans were political prisoners for nearly four years each after they were caught discussing change in Cuba during perestroika and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s leadership in the […]
11/27/2016 02:33 PM
Cuban exiles in Miami’s Little Havana rejoice as Castro’s estranged sister vows not to attend funeral
Cuban exiles in Miami’s Little Havana rejoice as Castro’s estranged sister vows not to attend funeral Ruth Sherlock, miami 27 NOVEMBER 2016 • 1:28AM Fidel Castro’s estranged sister has said she will not return to Cuba to attend the late leader’s funeral and has promised to continue her fight against the Communist regime he brought […]
11/26/2016 06:22 PM
Police Confirm To ‘El Sexto’ He Can Not Leave The Country
Police Confirm To ‘El Sexto’ He Can Not Leave The Country / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 24 November 2016 — Police informed the graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado – known as ‘El Sexto’, (The Sixth) – that he can not leave the country because he is “regulated,” having been accused in a legal process due to a […]
11/26/2016 01:38 PM
Tania Bruguera – Cuban artist fights for free expression
Tania Bruguera: Cuban artist fights for free expression How the internationally renowned dissident artist turned a performance piece into a fight for freedom of expression. by Carlos Manuel Alvarez Carlos Manuel Alvarez is a Cuban journalist. Havana, Cuba – It is December 17, 2014 and the Cuban artist Tania Bruguera is at Pope Francis’ weekly […]
11/26/2016 01:27 PM
Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s
Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s BY ANA VECIANA SUAREZ Miami’s tightly knit and often contentious exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s. They knew him when he was a college student struggling for attention, when he was holed up in the Sierra Maestra mountains […]
11/26/2016 01:12 PM
Fidel Castro is dead
Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […]
11/26/2016 02:03 PM
Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba
Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails people for […]
11/24/2016 04:57 PM
CONSISTENT KILLING BY THE CASTRO REGIME FOR ALMOST SIX DECADES
CONSISTENT KILLING BY THE CASTRO REGIME FOR ALMOST SIX DECADES The Cuban regime has killed systematically since the start of its 57-year dictatorship. 345 documented disappearances and fatalities occurring in the month November, as in any other month, illustrate the widespread atrocities occurring over decades, continuing to date, and taking thousands of lives. This is […]
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 05:18 PM
Cubalex Launches Campaign For The Release Of Lawyer Julio Ferrer
Cubalex Launches Campaign For The Release Of Lawyer Julio Ferrer / Cubalex Cubalex Center for Legal Information, Havana, 15 November 2016 – The Cubalex Center for legal Information is initiating a campaign in support of Julio Alfredo Ferrer Tamayo, an attorney by profession and a defender of human rights by conviction. For years Ferrer Tamayo […]
11/16/2016 05:33 PM
Cuba pardons 787 prisoners after pope’s call for mercy
Cuba pardons 787 prisoners after pope’s call for mercy Cuba has pardoned 787 convicts in response to Pope Francis’ Holy Year call to all heads of state for acts of clemency, the ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma reported on Tuesday. Those pardoned include women, youths, people who are ill and “other categories,” according to Granma. […]
11/14/2016 01:29 PM
Obama’s Cuba policy produces only more suffering
Obama’s Cuba policy produces only more suffering by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: November 14, 2016 12:00 AM CDT y not be getting much attention, but President Barack Obama’s decision to liberalize U.S.-Cuba policy is rapidly shifting from naive and ill-advised to an act of willful obliviousness. The administration’s foreign policy often appears predicated on […]
11/13/2016 05:17 PM
Private Restaurants Closed, Owners in Jail
Private Restaurants Closed, Owners in Jail / 14ymedio, Ignacio de la Paz 14ymedio, Ignacio de la Paz, Camaguey, 11 November 2016 — Closed and silent. Thus are several of the most successful private restaurants – known as paladares – in Las Tunas and Camaguey these days. Their proprietors are accused of several economic crimes and […]
11/12/2016 12:51 PM
Wanted fisherman fled to Cuba
Wanted fisherman fled to Cuba BY ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff alinhardt@keysnews.com A Marathon trap fisherman accused of using dozens of untagged traps apparently fled to Cuba following a two-month investigation into illegal lobster fishing, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the State Attorney’s Office. FWC officers served a warrant on Nov. […]
11/05/2016 01:23 PM
Former Cuban Political Prisoner Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique Dies
Former Cuban Political Prisoner Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique Dies / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 3 November 2016 — On Thursday morning former political prisoner Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique died in Havana at age 74 after a long battle with cancer. The funeral of the regime opponent, sentenced to 18 years in prison during the Black Spring of 2003, […]
11/04/2016 04:56 PM
Young Cuban women lured to Miami on promises of freedom, forced into prostitution
Young Cuban women lured to Miami on promises of freedom, forced into prostitution BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND BRENDA MEDINA ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com As a means to flee Cuba, six young women agreed to work in Miami as exotic dancers. That was the deal to pay off a $20,000 smuggling fee from the island to Mexico and […]
10/29/2016 07:17 PM
Kidnapped by Human Traffickers
Kidnapped by Human Traffickers / 14ymedio, Georlys Olazabal Drake 14ymedio, Georlys Olazabal Drake, Florida, Camagüey Province, 19 October 2016 — At 29, like many of the young people here, Georlys Olazabal Drake fled the lack of opportunities in Cuba for undertake the risky journey to the United States. A member of the opposition movement Somos+ […]
10/27/2016 03:47 PM
Nominated for Reporters Without Borders Prize
Nominated for Reporters Without Borders Prize / Iván García, Tania Quintera Tania Quintero and Iván García, Lucerne and Havana, 25 October 2016 — To all our friends: Thank you for the congratulatory emails to Ivan and me (Tania Quintera) for having been nominated by Reporters Without Borders for their Press Freedom Prize in the category […]
10/27/2016 02:27 PM
Whether covering an ice cream company or a hurricane, Government and independent journalists encounter the same obstruction of their work
Whether covering an ice cream company or a hurricane, Government and independent journalists encounter the same obstruction of their work OSMAR LAFFITA ROJAS | La Habana | 27 de Octubre de 2016 – 10:59 CEST. The arbitrary arrest of a group of Cuban journalists on October 12 while covering the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in […]
10/25/2016 03:30 PM
Cuban Institute For Freedom Of Expression And The Press Denounces Harassment Of Its Members
Cuban Institute For Freedom Of Expression And The Press Denounces Harassment Of Its Members / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 24 October 2016 – A Cuban State Security operation has been directed, so far in October, against different independent journalists who cooperate with the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Press (ICLEP), according to Monday’s […]
10/25/2016 01:10 PM
A judge, then an independent lawyer, and currently in prison, JulioFerrer Tamayo talks about the corruption of the Cuban judicial system
A judge, then an independent lawyer, and currently in prison, Julio Ferrer Tamayo talks about the corruption of the Cuban judicial system WALDO FERNÁNDEZ CUENCA | La Habana | 25 de Octubre de 2016 – 08:00 CEST. Before becoming an independent lawyer, Julio Ferrer Tamayo had a long career as a judge and attorney within […]
10/23/2016 03:12 PM
It’s Hard for the Government to Tolerate the Professionalism ofIndependent Journalists
“It’s Hard for the Government to Tolerate the Professionalism of Independent Journalists” 14ymedio, Joanna Columbie, Havana, 21 October 2016 – Ignacio Gonzalez is frequently seen in the streets of Havana with microphone in hand recording citizens’ reactions to a flood, a historic baseball game or the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the governments of Cuba […]
10/22/2016 02:37 PM
Hillary Clinton Endorsed By Cuba’s Mass-Murdering Castro Brothers
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New trade-regulation debate – Should the U.S. share intelligence withCuba?
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“God bless you!” The Unusual ‘Goodbye’ from a Cuban Official to Dagoberto Valdes
“God bless you!”: The Unusual ‘Goodbye’ from a Cuban Official to Dagoberto Valdes 14ymedio, Havana, 19 October 2016 – The director of the Center for Coexistence Studies (CEC), Dagoberto Valdes, presented himself at ten o’clock on Wednesday morning at the headquarters of the State Security at Kilometer 4.5 of the highway to San Juan in […]

 

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