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07/16/2017 11:15 PM
Prosperous Cuban Entrepreneur Arrested
Prosperous Cuban Entrepreneur Arrested / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 16 June 2017 — Alejandro Marcel Mendivil, successful entrepreneur, owner of El Litoral, a restaurant located at Malecon #161, between L & K, and the restaurant Lungo Mare, located in 1ra Esquina C, in the Vedado district, was arrested in Havana on June 8. […]
07/13/2017 11:20 PM
Drugs Play Increasing Role in the Battle for Cuban Teenagers’ Leisure Time
Drugs Play Increasing Role in the Battle for Cuban Teenagers’ Leisure Time 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 7 July 2017 — He dries his sweat and takes a drink of water from a bottle he carries in his backpack. “In my time the young people spent the holidays in front of the television,” says Ignacio, the […]
07/12/2017 04:29 PM
Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo
Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 11:02 CEST. What does Leopoldo López’s relapse from prison and placement under house arrest entail in Venezuela’s current political situation? It is important to keep in mind that his arrest, conviction and conditions of imprisonment in a military prison […]
07/09/2017 04:45 PM
Convicted of Murder, and Now Swept Up in U.S.-Cuba Shift
Convicted of Murder, and Now Swept Up in U.S.-Cuba Shift Ishmael Muslim Ali now lives a quiet life in Cuba, where he remains wanted by the F.B.I. for aircraft piracy. Credit Cave 7 Productions For more than 30 years, Ishmael Muslim Ali has lived a relatively full and unremarkable life in Cuba. He taught English […]
07/08/2017 07:25 PM
Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Cuban Sex Trafficking
Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Cuban Sex Trafficking A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for operating a sex trafficking ring involving women he lured from Cuba. July 8, 2017, at 10:38 a.m. MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for operating […]
07/07/2017 10:01 PM
Cuba: More Implicated in the Interior Ministry’s Stolen Documents Case
Cuba: More Implicated in the Interior Ministry’s Stolen Documents Case / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 5 July 2017 — The case is notable for its strict secrecy and a degree of coercion. The highly irregular trial and mystifying plight of those already found guilty and sentenced make “the top secret theft from the […]
07/07/2017 09:59 PM
Whom Do They Serve?
Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction with them, carrying out the duties of local governance. But due to the inaccessible and […]
07/05/2017 10:01 PM
Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression
Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression 14ymedio, Havana, 3 July 2014 — Last June, there were 198 fewer arbitrary arrests of Cuban activists and opponents compared to the same month last year, according to a report by the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation, which recorded a total of 380 arrests […]
07/02/2017 04:52 PM
They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba
They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that they say reflects what is normal life on the island. They got stranded in Panama, but […]
06/22/2017 05:59 PM
Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba?
Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba? Elliott Abrams, Newsweek • June 22, This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site. Congratulations to President Trump for a serious (though not total) reversal of the terrible Obama policy toward Cuba. Why? Because the Obama policy was values-free, granting all sorts […]
06/22/2017 05:31 PM
The true face of GAESA in Havana’s Historic Quarter
The true face of GAESA in Havana’s Historic Quarter ROLANDO MARTÍNEZ | La Habana | 22 de Junio de 2017 – 11:27 CEST. “What has the change from Habaguanex to GAESA been like?” “Disastrous.” “Why?” “Because the military management is inept. They demand too much and want to intimidate us. Imagine: if you refuse to […]
06/21/2017 02:50 PM
How to get off the eaten track in Santiago de Cuba
How to get off the eaten track in Santiago de Cuba A trip to Santiago de Cuba should start with dinner at a paladar (family-run restaurant) and end with drinks on the roof of the Hotel Casa Granda. By JENNIFER BAIN Travel Editor Wed., June 21, 2017 SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA-Ramon Guilarte welcomes us to […]
06/21/2017 02:06 PM
Trump’s Fault?
Trump’s Fault? ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 21 de Junio de 2017 – 10:47 CEST. Donald Trump’s announcement of an alteration of his country’s policies towards Cuba caused a great stir. Despite its limited scope – in terms of affecting Obama’s legacy and the foreseeable impact of the measures – adversaries and officials […]
06/17/2017 10:01 PM
National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba
National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES […]
06/17/2017 09:44 PM
Trump’s new Cuba policy is too much for some, not enough for others
Trump’s new Cuba policy is too much for some, not enough for others BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com If President Donald Trump did one thing during his Miami trip it was stir up simmering passions about the best course for U.S. policy toward Cuba. Neither side in the emotional debate — those who favor a more […]
06/17/2017 09:21 PM
Cuba to President Trump: We need to continue to cooperate and coexist
Cuba to President Trump: We need to continue to cooperate and coexist BY MAUREEN WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Noting the hostile rhetoric of President Donald Trump in his Miami speech and saying the United States was in no position to be giving lessons on human rights, Cuba still extended an olive branch and said it wanted to […]
06/15/2017 06:02 PM
Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership
Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 6 June 2017 — The leader speaks for hours on the platform, his index finger pointing to an invisible enemy. A human tide applauds when the intonation of a phrase demands it and stares enraptured at the bearded speaker. For decades these public acts were […]
06/12/2017 08:50 PM
Drug smuggling a risk if US relations with Cuba shift, officials say
Drug smuggling a risk if US relations with Cuba shift, officials say By Patrick Oppmann, CNN Updated 1005 GMT (1805 HKT) June 12, 2017 Havana, Cuba (CNN)For Cuban officials on the front lines of the fight against drug trafficking, the Trump administration’s threat to roll back improved relations between the United States and the communist-run […]
06/12/2017 08:25 PM
How to survive military service as a homosexual
How to survive military service as a homosexual CARLOS TRUJILLO HERRERA | La Habana | 12 de Junio de 2017 – 10:37 CEST. “My parents don’t know that I’m homosexual. And I don’t want them to, for now, so when I was recruited I didn’t say anything,” says Ariel, one of the members of the […]
06/10/2017 12:48 PM
Cuba continues to support terrorism
Cuba continues to support terrorism BY FRANK CALZON frank.calzon@cubacenter.org President Donald Trump’s strong opposition to terrorism, during his successful campaign, his recent speech to Arab leaders in Riyadh, and comments following the Manchester bombing, are welcome. Now, media reports indicate the administration is reevaluating U.S.-Cuba policy. It can be hoped that as Trump will look […]
06/09/2017 06:47 PM
The Cuban Government, Complicit in Corruption and Peddling Favours
The Cuban Government, Complicit in Corruption and Peddling Favours / Iván García Iván García, 26 MAY 2017 — Ideology is no longer the most important consideration if you want to get an administrative position in Cuba’s chaotic business and commercial network. They only ask you to do two things: fake support for the autocracy and […]
06/07/2017 04:35 PM
Local Surfers Are Rallying to Legalize Surfing in Cuba
Local Surfers Are Rallying to Legalize Surfing in Cuba TUESDAY JUNE 6, 2017 Corey McLean Filmmaker, Photographer In Cuba, there is a small, tight-knit community of diehard local surfers who are determined to represent their country in the 2020 Olympics, despite a laundry list of obstacles working against them. The most significant of these obstacles? […]
06/06/2017 04:35 PM
Cubans Want More Severe Laws for Criminals
Cubans Want More Severe Laws for Criminals / Iván García Iván García, 6 May 2017 — Some people in Cuba, not just a minority, want blood. And more severe laws for criminals. While the Catholic Church and different international institutions are advocating a crusade to eliminate the death penalty on the Island, there are people […]
06/06/2017 02:27 PM
Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba
Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba June 6, 2017 Albertina Nakale Windhoek-President Hage Geingob says there is much ground to cover to ensure the complete lifting of the United States of America’s long running economic and trade blockade against Cuba. Geingob made the remarks yesterday during the commencement of the 5th […]
06/02/2017 07:07 PM
In The Bank or Under the Mattress? Where Do Cubans Keep Their Money?
In The Bank or Under the Mattress? Where Do Cubans Keep Their Money? 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 25 May 2017 — Finding a little bottle filled with coins that her father hid in the patio was something that happened to Eneida when she was young; now she’s a retired and says that financially she’s “escachada, […]
06/02/2017 06:55 PM
Economic Crime, the Pitfall in the Path
Economic Crime, the Pitfall in the Path 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 22 May 2017 — The saleswoman described her merchandise in a murmur: loggerhead turtle steaks, beef and shrimp. The man salivated, but replied that he could not buy any of those products, the most persecuted in the informal market. Every opponent knows that […]
05/31/2017 07:27 PM
Officials: Trump may roll back Obama opening with Cuba
Officials: Trump may roll back Obama opening with Cuba By Patrick Oppmann and Elise Labott, CNN Updated 0903 GMT (1703 HKT) May 31, 2017 Story highlights Officials: Trump may reverse Obama-era policies softening relations with Cuba Gesture would fulfill campaign promises to Cuban-American voters and anti-Castro Congress members Havana, Cuba (CNN)President Donald Trump is expected […]
05/19/2017 05:23 PM
Activists on both sides still await President Trump’s reset with Cuba
Activists on both sides still await President Trump’s reset with Cuba Ledyard King and Alan Gomez, USA TODAY Published 5:41 p.m. ET May 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — Four months after he was sworn in, President Trump has yet to make good on his vow to undo his predecessor’s Cuba policies. There were reports the president […]
05/16/2017 09:59 PM
Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom
Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom / Iván García Iván García, 3 May 2017 — Let’s step back in time. One morning in 1985, Yndamiro Restano Díaz, a thirty-seven-year-old journalist with Radio Rebelde, took out an old Underwood and wrote a clandestine broadsheet entitled “Nueva Cuba.” After distributing the single-page, handmade newspaper up and […]
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 […]
05/16/2017 07:09 PM
Cuban activist prevented from meeting U.S. counterparts
Cuban activist prevented from meeting U.S. counterparts HAVANA — An independent Cuban LGBT rights advocate claims authorities prevented him from traveling to Havana late last week to meet with a delegation of U.S. advocates. Nelson Gandulla, president of the Cuban Federation for LGBTI Rights, told the Washington Blade he received a summons that ordered him […]
05/16/2017 06:37 PM
Cuban activists denounce new methods of repression
Cuban activists denounce new methods of repression BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com While the new U.S. president’s policies on Cuba remain uncertain, the government in Havana appears to be more nervous about its domestic opposition than usual, as the island heads into a complicated political transition. Authorities have expelled students from universities, arrested dissidents who […]
05/11/2017 06:28 PM
The Government Unleashed a Crackdown on Journalists After Hurricane Matthew
The Government Unleashed a Crackdown on Journalists After Hurricane Matthew 14ymedio, Havana, 10 May 2017 –The independent Cuban press has been especially harassed after the passage of Hurricane Matthew in the eastern part of the country. Several reporters were arrested while trying to cover the situation of the victims, reports the Association for Freedom of […]
05/10/2017 08:55 PM
Interview with El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado) in San Francisco
Interview with El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado) in San Francisco Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado is in San Francisco, planning for the opening of his art exhibit, “Angels and Demons,” at the Immersive ART LAB, 3255A Third Street, May 11, 6-10pm. His exhibit is sponsored by the Human Rights Foundation as part of its Art in Protest […]
05/09/2017 02:25 PM
Cuban man carrying U.S. flag rewrote monotonous script of Havana’s annual celebration
Cuban man carrying U.S. flag rewrote monotonous script of Havana’s annual celebration BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com The rehearsals for Havana’s annual May Day celebration went on for weeks. The Plaza of the Revolution was to host hundreds of thousands of Cubans as they marched past top government leaders in the best Soviet tradition. But […]
05/08/2017 09:01 PM
Cuba: Another perspective
Cuba: Another perspective U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall wants to sell Kansas wheat to Cuba (“Congressman reflects on a recent Cuba trip,” High Plains Journal, April 10), and has filled a bill that “allows” American banks and to finance the Cuban government’s purchase. Really? Cuba has one of the worst credit records in the world. Americans […]
05/07/2017 06:59 PM
Camaguey Police Prohibit Sol Garcia and Henry Constantin From Exercising Journalism
Camaguey Police Prohibit Sol Garcia and Henry Constantin From Exercising Journalism 14ymedio, Havana, 4 May 2017 — Journalists Sol García Basulto and Henry Constantín were summoned Thursday to Camagüey’s Third Police Unit, where they were threatened with having their homes searched and the equipment they use to do their work confiscated if they do not […]
05/05/2017 08:51 PM
Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile
Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami/Havana, 4 May 2017 — The team at the Cubalex Legal Information Center and its director, attorney Laritza Diversent, have obtained political refuge in the United States following the intensification of repression against the nonprofit organization dedicated to legally advising Cubans. Diversent, […]
05/04/2017 07:55 PM
Neither CUPs nor CUCs, It’s Bucks That Reign in Cuba
Neither CUPs nor CUCs, It’s Bucks That Reign in Cuba 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 3 May 2017 — The guard looks at him and dismisses him as an undercover cop. “Are you coming to change dollars? I’ll pay you at 90 cents,” he tells the customer while turning his back on the security camera at […]
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 […]

 

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