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04/26/2017 08:29 PM
Lady In White Sentenced To Almost Three Years In Prison For Alleged Crime Of ‘Attack’
Lady In White Sentenced To Almost Three Years In Prison For Alleged Crime Of ‘Attack’ 14ymedio, Havana, 25 April 2017 — On Tuesday morning the Court in Havana’s municipality of Diez de Octubre, confirmed the prosecutor’s request of two years and eight months in jail for Micaela Roll Gibert, 53. The woman, a member of […]
04/26/2017 08:27 PM
How Cuban State Security Intimidates Potential Informants
How Cuban State Security Intimidates Potential Informants / Iván García Iván García,9 April 2017 — They did not put a Makarov pistol to his head or torture him with electric prods. Let’s call him Josué. (The names in his article have been changed). He is a guy who wears American-made jeans, listens to jazz by […]
04/23/2017 10:08 PM
The Fidel Castro Fair
The Fidel Castro Fair / Iván García Iván García , 21 February 2017 — The wood charcoal embers are slowly browning half a dozen kebabs with vegetables, pineapples and pieces of pork, while, on a shelf, the flies are hovering around the steamed corn cobs. From very early in the morning, Jesús, a chubby mulatto […]
04/13/2017 02:03 PM
Cuba and Venezuela: And God Created Them…
Cuba and Venezuela: And God Created Them… / Cubanet, René Gómez Manzano Cubanet, René Gómez Manzano, Havana, 5 Abril 2017 — In recent days, the absence of a true rule of law has become evident in the two countries of “Socialism of the 21st Century,” an absence that reached the highest levels of arbitrariness and […]
04/13/2017 02:13 AM
Lysandra Does Not Want To Be Reeducated
Lysandra Does Not Want To Be Reeducated 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 12 April 2107 — Confined for more than 80 days in a punishment cell, without a single contact with the outside, the activist Lisandra Rivera Rodríguez of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) received her first family visit this Tuesday, in the Mar Verde […]
04/08/2017 03:21 PM
Danilo Maldonado Machado, the dissident artist called ‘El Sexto,’ on art and liberty in Cuba
Danilo Maldonado Machado, the dissident artist called ‘El Sexto,’ on art and liberty in Cuba Carolina A. Miranda At the tail end of 2014, Danilo Maldonado Machado, the graffiti artist known as “El Sexto,” was detained by the authorities as he made his way to a public park in Havana to stage a work of […]
04/07/2017 12:36 AM
Alleged Cuban smuggler pleads guilty to sex trafficking
Alleged Cuban smuggler pleads guilty to sex trafficking BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com This was the premise of a case involving a Cuban resident in Miami accused of illegally bringing women from the island and forcing them into sex slavery in the United States. Silvio Clark Morales, 31, plead guilty in federal court Thursday to […]
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 […]
04/02/2017 02:07 PM
Locked up for 16 months: how a British architect discovered Cuba’s dark side
Locked up for 16 months: how a British architect discovered Cuba’s dark side 2 APRIL 2017 • 7:00AM The Cuban conundrum is that little is what it seems. The mojitos flow, the Buena Vista tribute acts play and the tropical sun shines magnanimously on the tourists: the pasty Canadians, Britons and now – thanks to […]
04/01/2017 05:07 PM
Warning to the Repressors – “We Are Watching You ”
Warning to the Repressors: “We Are Watching You” 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 31 March 2017 — The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FDHC) launched its new program Artists For Rights in Miami on Friday and sent a strong message to the Cuban government’s “repressors”: You are being watched and your actions will not go […]
04/01/2017 04:14 PM
Los riesgos de hacer negocios en Cuba: cárcel, despojo y expulsión
Los riesgos de hacer negocios en Cuba: cárcel, despojo y expulsión MANUEL C. DÍAZ Especial/el Nuevo Herald Mucho antes de que el presidente Barack Obama estableciese relaciones diplomáticas con Cuba y de que algunas compañías norteamericanas como Carnival Cruise Lines, Airbnb, Starwood Hotels y Jet Blue, comenzasen a hacer negocios en la isla, ya había […]
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 […]
04/01/2017 11:06 AM
N.J. lawmakers launch push for fugitive Chesimard’s return from Cuba
N.J. lawmakers launch push for fugitive Chesimard’s return from Cuba on March 31, 2017 at 7:10 AM, updated March 31, 2017 at 8:51 AM WASHINGTON — Reps. Chris Smith and Albio Sires began a new effort to push for the return of convicted cop-killer Joanne Chesimard to the U.S., re-introducing legislation to have the government […]
03/30/2017 09:21 PM
Ladies in White Report the Repression They Suffer to Attorney General
Ladies in White Report the Repression They Suffer to Attorney General 14ymedio, Havana, 2017 — The Ladies of White Yamile Garro Alfonso, Lázara Barbara Sendilla and Maria Cristina Labrada delivered on Monday, as representatives of the whole movement, a summary report to the Attorney General’s Office on the repression they have suffered over the last […]
03/30/2017 09:16 PM
The Ascent Of The Spy
The Ascent Of The Spy 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 29 March 2017 — It was only a matter of time before the spy Fernando González Llort took over the presidency of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). Since his return to Cuba after serving a 15-year prison sentence in the United States, […]
03/30/2017 07:17 PM
Cuba starving for children – and here’s why
Cuba starving for children – and here’s why Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com) If Cuba is to emerge into a vital and productive nation, it must first begin to encourage families. That’s the advice of one of the leading experts on the international pro-life movement. Dr. Joseph Meaney, a spokesman for Human […]
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 […]
03/29/2017 02:47 PM
No bandits, scum, or mercenaries (bandidos, escoria, mercenarios) – learning to speak without the keywords of Castroist propaganda
No bandits, scum, or mercenaries (bandidos, escoria, mercenarios): learning to speak without the keywords of Castroist propaganda FRANCISCO ALMAGRO DOMÍNGUEZ | Miami | 29 de Marzo de 2017 – 11:00 CEST. On March 11 Cuban television aired The Other War (La otra guerra) a series on the civil conflict (1960-1966) that took place in the […]
03/28/2017 02:55 PM
The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear
The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear / Iván García Iván García, 21 March 2017 — In the slum of Lawton, south of Havana, the need for housing has converted an old collective residence with narrow passageways into a bunkhouse. With dividers made from cardboard or bricks recovered from demolished buildings, “apartments” have appeared where a […]
03/26/2017 04:53 PM
Christie Renews Call to Demand Cuba Return Convicted Killer
Christie Renews Call to Demand Cuba Return Convicted Killer New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is again calling on the federal government to have Cuba return a woman convicted in the murder of a state trooper. March 25, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has again called on the […]
03/22/2017 04:55 PM
A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship?
A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship? BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga has pulled an acclaimed film, based on repression against gay writers in the early years of the Revolution, from an upcoming presentation in New York after festival organizers banned it from official competition and […]
03/21/2017 03:48 PM
UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh
UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh By UN Watch —— Bio and Archives March 21, 2017 GENEVA— Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Bolivia, UAE, Iran, Bangladesh, and Venezuela today attempted to silence UN human rights council testimony by the head of UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights […]
03/19/2017 03:06 PM
‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail
‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story Stephen Gibbs Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT If you happened to go to a […]
03/18/2017 05:14 PM
Cuba capitalism blinds tourists from Communist reality
Cuba capitalism blinds tourists from Communist reality George Diaz Orlando Sentinel “So when are you going to Cuba?” I get that a lot, maybe once a week. It’s understandable, since I am a home-grown Cubano, at least until I was almost 5 years old. That’s when my parents, in an act of ultimate sacrifice, left […]
03/13/2017 06:28 PM
Un arquitecto inglés acusado de espiar para EEUU publica sus vivencias dentro de Villa Marista
Un arquitecto inglés acusado de espiar para EEUU publica sus vivencias dentro de Villa Marista DDC | Londres | 12 de Marzo de 2017 – 22:26 CET. “En Villa Marista hay en promedio un intento de suicidio al mes. Dos de cada tres reclusos se vuelven locos. Regularmente oía a alguien empezar a gritar, seguido […]
03/13/2017 04:21 PM
Rio Mar, a Restaurant Under Surveillance by Alejandro Castro
Rio Mar, a Restaurant Under Surveillance by Alejandro Castro / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 28 February 2017 — An unusual combination of powerful forces has conspired to put Río Mar, a privately owned restaurant, in the defendant’s dock. Who has broken the rules this time? Río Mar occupies an enviable location on the […]
03/09/2017 10:23 PM
José Daniel Ferrer “This Type Of Assault Does Not Discourage Us”
José Daniel Ferrer: “This Type Of Assault Does Not Discourage Us” / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 9 March 2017 — The leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba, José Daniel Ferrer, was released Thursday after being detained for more than 24 hours. The opponent denounced an “increase in the repression” against the activists of his movement, […]
03/09/2017 07:49 PM
CCDHRN – 482 arbitrary arrests on the Island in February and a political activist, dead in prison
CCDHRN: 482 arbitrary arrests on the Island in February and a political activist, dead in prison DDC | La Habana | 8 de Marzo de 2017 – 20:48 CET. In its monthly report the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) denounced the “482 arbitrary arrests” of peaceful opponents and dissidents that took […]
03/08/2017 06:12 PM
Cuban Human Rights Group Denounces The Death Of A Political Prisoner Pending Trial
Cuban Human Rights Group Denounces The Death Of A Political Prisoner Pending Trial / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 7 March 2017 — The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) has denounced the death of political prisoner Hamel Santiago Maz Hernández, an activist from UNPACU, who died* on February 24 at Combinado del Este […]
03/08/2017 05:05 PM
No sign of release for the last Cuban spy in a US jail
No sign of release for the last Cuban spy in a US jail Despite thaw in relations, Ana Belén Montes looks set to serve last nine years of quarter-century sentence PABLO DE LLANO Corresponsal en Miami Miami 8 MAR 2017 – 16:05 CET On February 28, in her cell at a maximum security prison in […]
03/08/2017 04:29 PM
Raúl Castro slams Trump – and I’m forced to agree with the dictator. How sick is that?
Raúl Castro slams Trump – and I’m forced to agree with the dictator. How sick is that? BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com Cuban dictator Raúl Castro has no moral authority to condemn any democratically elected world leader. Not when the most distinguishing trait of his and his late brother’s legacy is death, prison and exile for […]
03/06/2017 07:05 PM
Cuba Kills Another Dissident
Cuba Kills Another Dissident After Obama’s detente: More tourists on the island and more repression. By Mary Anastasia O’Grady March 5, 2017 5:08 p.m. ET Score another kill for the Cuban military dictatorship: Last month it eliminated Afro-Cuban dissident Hamell Santiago Más Hernández, an inmate of one of its most notoriously brutal prisons. The remarkable […]
03/05/2017 05:14 PM
The Prosecution Asks For Three Years In Prison For The Opponent Eduardo Cardet
The Prosecution Asks For Three Years In Prison For The Opponent Eduardo Cardet / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 3 March 2017 — This Friday, the trial against Eduardo Cardet, a doctor and the national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), was concluded. The prosecution has maintained its original request for three years of deprivation of […]
03/05/2017 04:40 PM
HUMAN RIGHTS? CUBA ARRESTS, ORDERS TRIAL FOR HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS
HUMAN RIGHTS? CUBA ARRESTS, ORDERS TRIAL FOR HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS Father reports: ‘They are making inquiries as if we were criminals’ Published: 16 hours ago BOB UNRUH Even as President Trump prepares to undo some of Barack Obama’s executive orders to normalize America’s relations with Cuba, the communist island nation remains far short of international human-rights […]
03/04/2017 09:36 PM
Cuban Double Agent Fears for His Life after Revealing His True Identity
Cuban Double Agent Fears for His Life after Revealing His True Identity / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 27 February 2017 — Luis Enrique Cepero García was an opponent of the Cuban regime serving a sentence in the Combinado del Este prison when he decided to infect himself with a disease rather than continue […]
03/04/2017 08:05 PM
Report – Cuba has kept drug trafficking, consumption in check
Report: Cuba has kept drug trafficking, consumption in check BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Although Cuba sits in close proximity to Caribbean drug lanes and the U.S. market, the U.S. State Department’s annual narcotics control report found that it’s not a major consumer, producer or transit point for illegal narcotics, and drug consumption on the island […]
03/03/2017 02:41 PM
The Private Sector Consolidates Its Presence in Gastronomy and Services
The Private Sector Consolidates Its Presence in Gastronomy and Services / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 1 March 2017 — The corner of Galiano and Zanja is a hive of people at noon. The area’s private cafes sell everything from bread with croquettes to a complex meat lasagna, but the nearest state places […]
03/01/2017 11:31 PM
Havana Mobilizes For The Liberation Of The Spy Ana Belén Montes
Havana Mobilizes For The Liberation Of The Spy Ana Belén Montes 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana 27 February 2017 – This Tuesday, a campaign launches in Cuba for the liberation of Ana Belén Montes, a former intelligence analyst for the United States Defense Intelligence Agency, condemned for espionage and considered a “prisoner of conscience” by the […]
02/25/2017 06:51 PM
Appeasement Never Works
Appeasement Never Works by GEORGE WEIGEL February 25, 2017 4:00 AM And it’s making matters worse in Cuba. At first blush, Luis Almagro would seem an unlikely candidate for the disfavor of the current Cuban regime. A man of the political Left, he took office as the tenth secretary general of the Organization of American […]
02/23/2017 06:48 PM
Felipe Calderón “I Ask The Cuban Government To Rectify This Absurdity”
Felipe Calderón: “I Ask The Cuban Government To Rectify This Absurdity” / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2017 — Just five years ago, Mexican President Felipe Calderón was greeted warmly in Havana during an official visit. However, this week the now former president was denied entry to the island to participate in the Oswaldo Payá […]
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 […]
02/17/2017 07:52 PM
Trump – Rubio and I have ‘very similar views on Cuba’
Trump: Rubio and I have ‘very similar views on Cuba’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com President Donald Trump said during a press conference Thursday that he shares Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s views on Cuba. “We had dinner with Senator Rubio and his wife, who was by the way, lovely, and we had a very […]
02/16/2017 12:57 AM
Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo – Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico
Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo: Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 February 2017 — Hundreds of Cubans were stranded in Mexico after the Obama administration ended the wet-foot/dry-foot policy that favored Cuban’s immigration to the United States, but for the 90 who are detained at the […]
02/10/2017 05:28 PM
Another Democrat visits Cuba
Another Democrat visits Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. Governor John Hickenlooper (D) of Colorado spent a few days in Cuba. He spoke about doing business with Cuba but not about human rights. This is a summary of his visit: The governor of Colorado said on Sunday he believes the Cuban government wants to further improve […]
02/09/2017 07:25 PM
Prostitution – ‘extra pay’ for many police
Prostitution: ‘extra pay’ for many police GERÓNIMO GARCÍA | La Habana | 9 de Febrero de 2017 – 10:46 CET. “I don’t know why you’re surprised, when everybody knows that prostitution and pimping represent an extra salary for many police,” says Alexis. This young man, in his 30s, is a pimp who controls what he […]
02/08/2017 09:09 PM
More Than 50% Of Cuba’s Political Prisoners Belong To UNPACU, According To Human Rights Group
More Than 50% Of Cuba’s Political Prisoners Belong To UNPACU, According To Human Rights Group / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 February 2017 – A report released this Monday by the National Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) counts 478 arbitrary arrests against dissidents throughout the island during the month of January. The […]
02/08/2017 05:24 PM
Clinic operator who fled to Cuba returns to face $130M healthcare fraud case
Clinic operator who fled to Cuba returns to face $130M healthcare fraud case BY JAY WEAVER jweaver@miamiherald.com Soon after the feds broke up a family-run chain of clinics that tried to steal $130 million from Miami-Dade Public Schools and a string of major U.S. companies, a trio of Cuban immigrants fled to Mexico and eventually […]
02/07/2017 04:49 PM
“I come from the street, but I did not want to stay there,” says ‘El Sexto
“I come from the street, but I did not want to stay there,” says ‘El Sexto’ / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) after his release from prison. (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 3 February 2017 — The uniform haircut imposed upon entering the Combinado del Este prison contrasts with the stains of fresh […]
02/04/2017 10:19 PM
Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump
Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump Trump threatened to remove embassy in Havana By: PATRICK OPPMANN Updated: Feb 04, 2017 12:22 AM CST HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) – As US President Donald Trump lashes out at US enemies and allies alike, many Cubans wonder which Trump they will face. Will it be the […]
02/04/2017 10:09 PM
Brazen Cuban street artist El Sexto talks about his work, prison and activism
Brazen Cuban street artist El Sexto talks about his work, prison and activism BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Danilo Maldonado, the Cuban graffiti artist and human rights activist known as El Sexto, is the very antithesis of the communist “new man” the Castro revolution was supposed to create. Maldonado spent 55 days in prison after […]
02/02/2017 07:51 PM
Amnesty International Calls For Release Of Cuban Opponent Eduardo Cardet
Amnesty International Calls For Release Of Cuban Opponent Eduardo Cardet / EFE, 14ymedio EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 1 Februday 2017 — The global organization Amnesty International on Tuesday called for the “immediate and unconditional” release of Cuban dissident Eduardo Cardet, who has been detained for two months accused of the crime of assault. Amnesty International […]
02/01/2017 08:49 PM
On Notice – Cuban Repressor Dainier Suarez Pagan
On Notice: Cuban Repressor Dainier Suarez Pagan / Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba, 30 January 2017 — To Mr. Suarez Pagan: For six months, since we took the initiative to identify those people who exercise the repression of the Cuban tyranny, your name is repeated more often than […]
02/01/2017 07:32 PM
Ports deserve state support in dealing with Cuba
Editorial: Ports deserve state support in dealing with Cuba Posted: 5:43 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Port of Palm Beach officials see an opportunity in normalizing relations with the communist island of Cuba. As well they should. The port is in an advantageous position geographically. It has a deep and rich history of trade with […]
02/01/2017 07:10 PM
DEMAND RELEASE OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER EDUARDO CARDET – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
URGENT ACTION DEMAND RELEASE OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER Five days after Fidel Castro’s death, human rights defender Eduardo Cardet was detained and has since been held in provisional detention in Holguín, south-east Cuba. He is a prisoner of conscience who must be released immediately and unconditionally. Dr. Eduardo Cardet Concepción, leader of the Christian Liberation […]
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 […]
01/29/2017 06:26 PM
“That day, like the kids, I went out to play,” says El Sexto
“That day, like the kids, I went out to play,” says El Sexto / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 27 January 2017 — Since late last November Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, has lived a nightmare. He passed from one police station to another until he reached the dreaded Combinado del Este jail in […]
01/29/2017 06:25 PM
21 km for Cuban Political Prisoners
21 km for Cuban Political Prisoners / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, 21 January 2017 — This 29th of January I will be running the Miami Half Marathon. It will be 21 kilometers of puffing and panting while I think about the people who are in jail in Cuba because of their opinions. My […]
01/24/2017 08:48 PM
Belkis Cantillo, Leader Of The Dignity Movement Released
Belkis Cantillo, Leader Of The Dignity Movement Released / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 23 January 2017 — The leader of the Dignity Movement, Belkis Cantillo, who was arrested last Thursday was released Monday afternoon, as confirmed to 14ymedio by Moraima Diaz, an activist of the same movement. Shortly after being released, 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 […]
01/22/2017 09:18 PM
El Sexto Released, After Almost Two Months Detention
El Sexto Released, After Almost Two Months Detention / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 21 January 2017 — Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto, was released this Saturday after spending nearly two months in prison after being arrested on 26 November of last year for painting graffiti with the phrase “He left” on a wall of the […]
01/22/2017 08:52 PM
Artist ‘El Sexto’ walks out of prison in Cuba
Artist ‘El Sexto’ walks out of prison in Cuba Artist spends 2 months in prison after celebrating Fidel Castro’s death By Andrea Torres – Digital Reporter/Producer , Liane Morejon – Reporter Updated: 6:42 PM, January 21, 2017 HAVANA – Cuban authorities freed artist Danilo Maldonado on Saturday. The Cuban government had been holding the artist […]
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 […]

 

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