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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 […]
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 […]

 

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