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03/22/2017 05:07 PM
Activist sentenced to three years in jail after criticising Fidel Castro – Amnesty International
Cuba: Activist sentenced to three years in jail after criticising Fidel Castro 21 March 2017, 16:58 UTC A three year sentence against the leader of a Christian pro-democracy movement after he criticized Fidel Castro is a stark illustration of ongoing restrictions to the right to free expression in Cuba, said Amnesty International. Dr. Eduardo Cardet […]
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 […]
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 […]
02/02/2017 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 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 […]
01/28/2017 05:33 PM
Former Political Prisoner Arturo Pérez De Alejo Dies
Former Political Prisoner Arturo Pérez De Alejo Dies / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 25 January 2017 — The former political prisoner Arturo Perez de Alejo, who was part of the Group of 75, died Wednesday in Miami at 66, as reported by MartíNoticias . Pérez Alejo was born in Manicaragua, in the then province of Las […]
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 […]
01/19/2017 06:51 PM
Artist jailed in Cuba since November for anti-Fidel Castro graffiti may be released Jan. 28
Artist jailed in Cuba since November for anti-Fidel Castro graffiti may be released Jan. 28 By Elizabeth Llorente Published January 18, 2017 FoxNews.com A prominent graffiti artist in Cuba who was jailed the day after Fidel Castro died for actions that appeared to celebrate the late Cuban leader’s passing, reportedly will be released on Jan. […]
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 […]
01/06/2017 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 […]
12/20/2016 03:35 PM
Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homes of several activists
Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homes of several activists DDC | Santiago de Cuba | 20 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:08 CET. Early Sunday regime forces simultaneously “assaulted” the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) in Santiago of Cuba and another eight houses of activists in that […]
12/17/2016 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 […]
12/06/2016 06:58 PM
Dissident artist jailed in Cuba beaten and fed sedative-laced food, family says
Dissident artist jailed in Cuba beaten and fed sedative-laced food, family says By Elizabeth Llorente Published December 05, 2016 One of Cuba’s most prominent anti-Castro artists is refusing to eat food served by his jailers, alleging that they have laced it with pills that induce drowsiness, those close to him say. Danilo Maldonado, known as […]
12/02/2016 08:28 PM
Red ink – The high human cost of the Cuban revolution
Red ink: The high human cost of the Cuban revolution BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@miamiherald.com LINKEDIN Danilo Maldonado’s collision with the Cuban revolution is, in some ways, a silly asterisk to history. And in others, it practically defines the country’s dilemma of the past 57 years, a state that defines itself as the people’s political vanguard, […]
11/30/2016 02:30 PM
Cuba detains dissident artist for celebrating Castro’s death
Cuba detains dissident artist for celebrating Castro’s death By Nicole Martinez Reuters November 29, 2016 MIAMI (Reuters) – Cuban police have detained dissident artist Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, once declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, after he made a video celebrating the death of Fidel Castro, a dissident human rights group and the […]
10/12/2016 05:26 PM
Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights
Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights By Javier Albisu | euroefe.es | Translated By Samuel Morgan 11:46 (updated: 14:59) While the EU wraps up a new framework for relations with Havana, Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas warns that his country could descend into civil war if this deal is not made dependent […]
10/06/2016 10:48 AM
CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO – REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE? – THE EVIDENCE TO DATE
CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO: REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE?: THE EVIDENCE TO DATE Today, even the world’s largest democracies have embraced the idea that unconditional “engagement” with Cuba’s “reformist” military dictatorship will bring about economic and political reform. As a result, they have afforded it widespread impunity, legitimacy, and support. Yet, Raúl has been supreme leader of Cuba […]
08/15/2016 04:49 PM
Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government?
Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government? / 14ymedio Guillermo Fariñas, UNPACU Activist: “With this [hunger strike] I am giving the Castro regime leaders to decide if they want to assassinate me publicly.” Eliécer Ávila, President of Somos+ (We Are More): “I don’t see how the death of leaders who […]
06/02/2016 04:11 PM
A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards
A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards Tracy Wilkinson Fast-talking and often harassed, Cuban political dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer could hold himself up as Exhibit A in the improving relations between Washington and Havana. Ferrer, 45, has been allowed to travel abroad for the […]
05/26/2016 07:25 PM
‘El Sexto’ – “Myths are very dangerous, but an idea can break them.”
‘El Sexto’: “Myths are very dangerous, but an idea can break them.” / 14ymedio, Maria Tejero Martin EFE (via 14ymedio), Maria Tejero Martin, Oslo, 24 May 2016 – Danilo Maldonado is known as El Sexto the name engraved in ink on his skin and that he paints on the walls of Havana to plant an […]
01/01/2016 01:42 PM
Cuban Faces of 2015: Danilo Maldonado, ‘El Sexto’, Graffiti Artist
Cuban Faces of 2015: Danilo Maldonado, ‘El Sexto’, Graffiti Artist / 14ymedio Posted on December 31, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 29 December 2015 — Irreverent and daring, the graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto (The Sixth)—in a satirical reference to the ‘Five Heroes’—organized a performance for Christmas 2014 under the title Animal Farm. In […]
12/21/2015 09:43 PM
Cuba One Year After Obama’s Olive Branch
Cuba One Year After Obama’s Olive Branch Thousands of political arrests, migrants flee, and Russia wants in. Sound familiar? By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Dec. 20, 2015 4:13 p.m. ET This month marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s unilateral rapprochement with Cuba. Upon making the Dec. 17 announcement, the Obama administration immediately moved to ease […]
12/21/2015 11:03 AM
Cuban protest artist El Sexto – ‘You have to keep at it until you change their minds’
Cuban protest artist El Sexto: ‘You have to keep at it until you change their minds’ By Louise Tillotson, Researcher on the Caribbean at Amnesty International, 21 December 2015, 00:01 UTC Danilo Maldonado Machado, known as “El Sexto”, is a Cuban artist and former prisoner of conscience who spent 10 months behind bars for planning […]
12/21/2015 10:43 AM
Cuba One Year After Obama’s Overtures
Cuba One Year After Obama’s Overtures Thousands of political arrests, migrants flee, and Russia wants in. Sound familiar? By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Dec. 20, 2015 4:13 p.m. ET This month marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s unilateral rapprochement with Cuba. Upon making the Dec. 17 announcement, the Obama administration immediately moved to ease restrictions […]
12/02/2015 05:06 PM
For a true Art Basel VIP, look to Cuba’s El Sexto
Fabiola Santiago: For a true Art Basel VIP, look to Cuba’s El Sexto He spent 10 months in prison without trial for his artwork Visiting Miami to accept human rights prize To leave, escape Cuba, not the solution, he says BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com After spending 10 months in prison without a trial for making […]
11/22/2015 02:31 PM
Cuban Man Says He Relied on God to Survive 22 Years of Torture in Castro’s Gulag
Cuban Man Says He Relied on God to Survive 22 Years of Torture in Castro’s Gulag BY SAMUEL SMITH , CP REPORTER November 21, 2015|11:20 am A former Cuban prisoner of conscience who was imprisoned for opposing the Communist regime of Fidel Castro and used his own blood to write poetry throughout his 22-year detention […]
10/21/2015 01:38 PM
Cuba frees artist ‘El Sexto’
Cuba frees artist ‘El Sexto’ The Cuban artist was freed Tuesday morning Despite having resumed a hunger strike on Saturday, he says he’s in good health He assures he won’t “slack off” in the work he has ahead of him BY NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban artist Danilo Maldonado, better known as “El Sexto” (The […]
10/21/2015 01:05 PM
CUBAN PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE DANILO MALDONADO MACHADO ( EL SEXTO ) RELEASED
CUBAN PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE RELEASED Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado Machado (‘El Sexto’) was released on 20 October after spending almost 10 months in prison without trial following accusations of “aggravated contempt”. Amnesty International considered him a prisoner of conscience. Around 11am on 20 October, Danilo Maldonado Machado, known by his artistic name ‘El Sexto’, […]
10/20/2015 04:05 PM
PIGS!
PIGS! / Mario Lleonart Posted on October 20, 2015 Mario Lleonart, 18 October 2015 — For the second time they have lied about a release date for prisoner-of-conscience (so designated by Amnesty International) Danilo Maldonado, better known by his artistic name “El Sexto” (The Sixth). First they announced his release for August 24. Then for […]
10/20/2015 01:39 PM
Art A Crime? Cuban Government Fails On Promise To Release Graffiti Artist #ElSexto
Art A Crime? Cuban Government Fails On Promise To Release Graffiti Artist #ElSexto Viva Tony Centeno | October 19, 2015 – 12:09 pm The Cuban Government has failed to live up to their promise to release from prison Danilo Maldonado Machado, a.k.a. “El Sexto.” Family, friends, and supporters of the out-spoken artist are outraged that […]
10/20/2015 01:34 PM
The unlikely chance of a serious human rights debate in Cuba
The unlikely chance of a serious human rights debate in Cuba 19 October 2015, 13:08 UTC Nearly a month since Pope Francis ended his historic visit to Cuba, any hope that authorities would loosen control on free expression in the country is fading as fast as the chants that welcomed him. At the start of […]
10/18/2015 03:58 PM
El Sexto Resumed Hunger Strike Two Days Ago, According To His Mother
El Sexto Resumed Hunger Strike Two Days Ago, According To His Mother / 14ymedio Posted on October 17, 2015 14ymedio, 17 October 2015 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, “El Sexto,” resumed his hunger strike two days ago, his mother, Maria Victoria Machado, said on Saturday. By telephone from Valle Grande prison, the graffiti artist said […]
10/17/2015 07:28 PM
Cuba: Authorities miserably fail on their promise to release graffiti artist unfairly held
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 […]
10/17/2015 03:09 PM
CUBA – EN CONTRA DE LO PROMETIDO, LAS AUTORIDADES NO LIBERAN A UN ARTISTA
CUBA: EN CONTRA DE LO PROMETIDO, LAS AUTORIDADES NO LIBERAN A UN ARTISTA By Amnesty International, 15 October 2015, Index number: AMR 25/2673/2015 El artista y grafitero cubano Danilo Maldonado Machado permanece en prisión después de que las autoridades hayan incumplido su promesa de ponerlo en libertad para el 15 de octubre. Danilo Maldonado es […]
10/17/2015 03:09 PM
CUBA – FURTHER INFORMATION: AUTHORITIES FAIL TO RELEASE ARTIST AS PROMISED – DANILO MALDONADO MACHADO
CUBA: FURTHER INFORMATION: AUTHORITIES FAIL TO RELEASE ARTIST AS PROMISED: DANILO MALDONADO MACHADO By Amnesty International, 15 October 2015, Index number: AMR 25/2673/2015 Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado Machado remains in prison after the authorities failed to uphold their promise to release him by 15 October. He is a prisoner of conscience and must be […]
10/14/2015 11:51 AM
What pigs protest says about Cuba
What pigs protest says about Cuba By Will Grant Cuba correspondent, BBC News 13 October 2015 In the days after last December’s historic announcement that the US and Cuba were to re-establish diplomatic relations, a number of dissidents were released from Cuban jails as part of the deal. Among them was Roberto Hernandez. In a […]
10/08/2015 10:27 PM
El Sexto Will Resume His Hunger Strike Next Week If He Is Not Released
El Sexto Will Resume His Hunger Strike Next Week If He Is Not Released / 14ymedio Posted on October 7, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 7 October 2015 – The mother of Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, has talked by phone with the artist, who reaffirmed his decision to resume his hunger strike if he is not released […]
10/05/2015 12:48 PM
‘The only thing they can´t take from me is my body’
‘The only thing they can´t take from me is my body’ ERNESTO SANTANA | La Habana | 5 Oct 2015 – 12:05 pm. A look of the career and meaning of the artist Danilo Maldonado (‘El Sexto’). Danilo Maldonado, aka “El Sexto” and Tania Bruguera were the protagonists, albeit absent, behind the last Bienal de […]
10/04/2015 07:23 PM
El Sexto – He Who Laughs First, Laughs Twice
El Sexto: He Who Laughs First, Laughs Twice / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on October 3, 2015 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 3 October 2015 — There was no mistaking it. It was the same face that smiles defiantly from some paintings in which it resembles an unrepentant Christ. I had seen the signature of El […]
10/03/2015 07:23 PM
The IAPA Does Not See Progress In Press Freedom In Cuba
The IAPA Does Not See Progress In Press Freedom In Cuba / 14ymedio Posted on October 3, 2015 14ymedio, 2 October 2015 — Within a few hours of the opening of the 71st General Assembly of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), scheduled between 2 and 6 October in Charleston (South Carolina), regional reports from […]
10/02/2015 07:22 PM
‘El Sexto’ Abandons Hunger Strike After 24 Days
‘El Sexto’ Abandons Hunger Strike After 24 Days / 14ymedio Posted on October 2, 2015 Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) ends 24-day hunger strike with promise from prison authorities that he will be released in 15 days. 14ymedio, Havana, 1 October 2015 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, abandoned the hunger strike he had maintained […]
09/30/2015 06:39 PM
Amnesty International declares Cuba graffiti artist a prisoner of conscience
Amnesty International declares Cuba graffiti artist a prisoner of conscience By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) – Amnesty International on Tuesday declared a Cuban graffiti artist as the country’s only prisoner of conscience, demanding the release of a man held for “disrespect of the leaders of the revolution” over a satire of Fidel and Raul Castro. […]
09/30/2015 01:45 PM
Cuba must release graffiti artist jailed for painting Castros’ names on pigs’ back
Cuba must release graffiti artist jailed for painting Castros’ names on pigs’ back 29 September 2015, 14:50 UTC A Cuban graffiti artist who has been unfairly held in prison for nearly a year after he painted “Raúl” and “Fidel” on the backs of two pigs has been named as a prisoner of conscience, said Amnesty […]
09/25/2015 05:18 PM
Letter from Cuban Pro-Democracy Leaders to the U.S. Congress
Letter from Cuban Pro-Democracy Leaders to the U.S. Congress at 8:58 PM Thursday, September 24, 2015 It is with profound concern that we implore the Congress of the United States of America to read this letter directed against the strong campaign being waged to unconditionally lift the economic sanctions that weigh upon the Cuban dictatorship. […]
09/14/2015 03:07 PM
Open Letter to Pope Francis for the Release of “El Sexto”
Open Letter to Pope Francis for the Release of “El Sexto” Posted on September 14, 2015 Freedom for Danilo Open Letter to the Pope Havana, September 8, 2015 Your Holiness, Pope Francis: In advance of your visit to our island, a group of Cuban citizens wish to call your attention to a case that needs […]
09/01/2015 02:26 PM
Transparency, Honesty and Free Information – Exotic Ideals in Cuba
Transparency, Honesty and Free Information: Exotic Ideals in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 31, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 21 June 2015 — When Berta Soler, leader of one of three splinter groups of the Ladies in White, convened a referendum on her continued command of the organization following a scandal in Fall 2014 regarding […]
07/14/2015 01:51 PM
On Cuban Political Prisoners
On Cuban Political Prisoners / 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque Posted on July 14, 2015 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque, Havana, 11 July 2015 — What classifies as a political prisoner is a cause for disagreement among the Cuban opposition. There are varying opinions about who has been jailed for political reasons or not, despite the criteria […]
06/16/2015 10:36 AM
To Die of Hunger
To Die of Hunger / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Posted on June 13, 2015 This February 23 marks five years since the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo. This humble black native of Santiago de Cuba, dissident mason and plumber, died after carrying out an 86-day hunger strike in the prison where he was being held, as […]
05/01/2015 06:20 PM
Cardinal Ortega – You Are a Prisoner of Conscience
Cardinal Ortega: You Are a Prisoner of Conscience Posted on April 30, 2015 “The Editor”, 4 April 2015 — But you are not one of those worthy men who serve a prison sentence in Cuba for raising his voice against the abuses of the dictator. You are a prisoner of conscience, because your conscience is […]
04/03/2015 01:58 PM
Political dissident must be released – Ciro Alexis Casanova Pérez – Amnesty International
Cuba: Political dissident must be released: Ciro Alexis Casanova Pérez By Amnesty International, 2 April 2015, Index number: AMR 25/1379/2015 Ciro Alexis Casanova Pérez has been detained in Cuba since June 2014. He was sentenced in December 2014 to one year’s imprisonment for “public disorder”. Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely […]
10/06/2014 11:19 AM
The New Robin Hoods (II)
The New Robin Hoods (II) / Angel Santiesteban Posted on October 5, 2014 Granting the wish of Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, who remains unjustly imprisoned, that his voice is not silenced, and while I await for him to find a way to send me his posts, I will be publishing, starting today, the ones he sent me […]
09/27/2014 06:33 PM
Angel Santiesteban’s New Dossier
Angel Santiesteban’s New Dossier Posted on September 26, 2014 The mechanism of annulment is cleanly bureaucratic: You can’t hire an attorney without having completed the dossier. The prosecution prepares its case in the dungeons. Lilianne Ruiz Havana, Cuba. In the doorways of Avenue Acosta, in the neighborhood of La Vibora, some faded beings sell aluminum […]
09/27/2014 06:33 PM
The “Hero” Who Couldn’t Find the Entrance
The “Hero” Who Couldn’t Find the Entrance / Angel Santiesteban Posted on September 26, 2014 A great truth was revealed at the VIII Conference of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC, by its Spanish initials). We have to admit when our detractors speak the truth. There’s no other option than –for […]
09/03/2014 03:07 PM
Liberty Costs Dearly, and Angel Santiesteban Decided to Buy It for Its Price
Liberty Costs Dearly, and Angel Santiesteban Decided to Buy It for Its Price Posted on September 3, 2014 “In the world there has to be a certain quantity of decency, just as there has to be a certainly quantity of light. Where there are many men without decency, there are always others who have in […]
08/13/2014 02:19 PM
RWB Exhorts Cuban Authorities to Clarify Angel Santiesteban-Prats’ Situation
RWB Exhorts Cuban Authorities to Clarify Angel Santiesteban-Prats’ Situation Posted on August 12, 2014 Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Cuban writer and blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats disappeared from the jail at San Miguel del Padron on July 21, 2014. Authorities at first said that he had escaped; nevertheless, ten days later his daughter managed to speak […]
06/22/2014 12:06 PM
On Cuba, Hillary Clinton’s not as smart as she seems
Posted on Sunday, 06.22.14 On Cuba, Hillary Clinton’s not as smart as she seems BY HUMBERTO FONTOVA HFONTOVA@EARTHLINK.NET “The Smartest Woman in the World” flunked her foreign-policy exam. Worse still, she was U.S. secretary of state. Back in the ’90s, when first lady, Hillary Clinton was widely known as “The Smartest Woman in the World.” […]
06/01/2014 11:31 AM
Answer To Those Who Don’t Accept the Embargo
Answer To Those Who Don’t Accept the Embargo / Angel Santiesteban Posted on May 31, 2014 A public letter addressed to President Obama with the intention of lifting the embargo or, at least, lessening it, has been signed by figures who demonstrate that Human Rights on the Island do not matter to them at all. […]
05/30/2014 11:00 AM
New book sparks renewed discussion of jailed Cuban novelist
Posted on Thursday, 05.29.14 New book sparks renewed discussion of jailed Cuban novelist BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The publication in Miami of the novel El verano en que Dios dormía (The Summer When God Was Sleeping) has revived the controversy surrounding Cuban dissident writer Angel Santiesteban, who is serving a five-year sentence on the […]
05/28/2014 06:53 PM
New Prize for Angel Santiesteban
New Prize for Angel Santiesteban Posted on May 28, 2014 Miami: Presentation of Ángel Santiesteban’s novel also includes a tribute to him Bacardi House, Rosa Blanca Institute, Chef Paella, Connect Cuba, Neo Club Editiones, Green Designs and Alexandria Library welcome to the presentation held on Tuesday, 3 June at 6 pm, of the book by […]
05/25/2014 07:28 PM
A Light on My Path
A Light on My Path / Angel Santiesteban Posted on May 25, 2014 I Raise My Glass to Freedom Day I must confess that when they seized Raul Rivero in the Black Spring, and he was part of “The Group of 75″ that was seeking political change in Cuba, at that time I had no […]
05/10/2014 12:17 PM
A Hero and a Villain
A Hero and a Villain / Angel Santiesteban Posted on May 9, 2014 To be a Cuban dissident in prison — who doesn’t tremble at denouncing the Castro dictatorship — and to be designated by Reporters without Borders as one of the “100 Heroes of Information,” is not only an immense honor but also makes […]
05/02/2014 06:30 PM
Raul Castro, Think Again
Raul Castro, Think Again / Angel Santiesteban Posted on May 1, 2014 The months keep passing, and Angel Santiesteban — the only “common prisoner” to whom the political police have offered “freedom” in exchange for his renouncing his political position, witnessed in a video — continues punished, victim of constant inspections and deprived of passes […]
04/26/2014 06:15 PM
Burn Your Neighbor’s Beard
Burn Your Neighbor’s Beard / Angel Santiesteban Posted on April 25, 2014 The hypocritical “conversation” that Nicolas Maduro held with the opposition indicates the political temperature of what is happening in Venezuela. Against his will, the dictator sat down at the table of dialogue. Although he does not want to recognize it, he did it […]
04/22/2014 02:22 PM
Easter No. 3 for a Prisoner of Castro
Easter No. 3 for a Prisoner of Castro Bearing witness to Cuba’s political persecution costs Sonia Garro her freedom. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY April 20, 2014 5:34 p.m. ET Christians the world over celebrated the resurrection of their savior on Sunday with worship services and family gatherings. Thirty-eight-year-old Sonia Garro shares the faith too, but […]
04/20/2014 01:54 PM
Angel Santiesteban’s Work Again Recognized in France
Angel Santiesteban’s Work Again Recognized in France Posted on April 18, 2014 The dictator Raul Castro continues stubbornly to make the world believe that he’s bringing to Cuba an opening that in reality doesn’t exist. He continues being the same dictator as always, violating the rights of all Cubans, submitting them to misery, censoring the […]
04/19/2014 11:51 AM
UNEAC Complicit In Its Silence
UNEAC Complicit In Its Silence / Angel Santiesteban Posted on April 18, 2014 Previously I have said that in the circus exercise called court, which I attended with the sentence already dictated by State Security, as I was made to know long before by one of their henchmen, a fact that I made known publicly […]
04/18/2014 11:07 AM
Group says jailed Cuban journalist should be freed
Posted on Thursday, 04.17.14 Group says jailed Cuban journalist should be freed Report says the reporter was jailed because she wrote about alleged police abuse. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban authorities should immediately free a journalist jailed for reporting on a case of alleged police abuse involving a man bitten by a police dog, […]
03/31/2014 03:09 PM
UNEAC – A VIII Congress Like the Previous
UNEAC: A VIII Congress Like the Previous / Angel Santiesteban Posted on March 30, 2014 If Fidel and Raul Castro should be delegates to the UNEAC Congress again, we can predict right now that it will be a copy of the previous, which, viewed from a distance, did not achieve any social scope, saving to […]
03/30/2014 12:03 PM
S.O.S. The Soldiers Are Suffocating Us
S.O.S. The Soldiers Are Suffocating Us / Angel Santiesteban Posted on March 29, 2014 A daring prisoner has revealed to me the intention of high-ranking soldiers to become my enemies. To accomplish this they took away a pass, the most sacred thing for them; then they reduced even more the precarious nutrition. The ration of […]
03/25/2014 01:44 PM
S.O.S.: They Continue Harassing Angel Santiesteban in Prison
S.O.S.: They Continue Harassing Angel Santiesteban in Prison / Angel Santiesteban Posted on March 24, 2014 My incarceration is not enough for the dictatorship At dawn on last March 22, we prisoners, once again, were awakened by henchmen’s boots for another search procedure. Several officers, directed again by Major Cobas, ousted us from the barracks […]
03/21/2014 09:39 PM
S.O.S. Another Brave Man is Dying
S.O.S. Another Brave Man is Dying / Angel Santiesteban Posted on March 21, 2014 Alcibíades Guerra Marín is in a hunger strike after being sentenced to a year in prison for demonstrating in public against totalitarianism. He was charged with the supposed crime of “CONTEMPT”. His wife, who is also a Lady in White approached […]
03/16/2014 02:31 PM
When Freedom Becomes Agony
When Freedom Becomes Agony / Angel Santiesteban Posted on March 15, 2014 “Thank you Fidel, for all you give us…” Prisoners curse their freedom Convicts say that when they get a pass for almost 72 hours every 10 days, their worries increase. They experience a major agony in the sense of feeling useless before the […]
03/15/2014 01:19 PM
The Last in History’s Line
The Last in History’s Line / Angel Santiesteban Posted on March 14, 2014 Cuba has always been the last in line in terms of positive results compared to the rest of Latin America. By a wide margin we were the last ones to abolish slavery, and also the last to achieve decolonization from Spain. After […]
03/06/2014 03:38 PM
Open Letter to the European Community
Open Letter to the European Community / Angel Santiesteban Posted on March 5, 2014 I am addressing each one of the twenty-eight nations which make up the European Community, to demand more depth, through an exhaustive investigation with free people, unencumbered and unafraid, to find a just consensus to the national issues of the Island, […]
03/01/2014 01:35 PM
Cuba and the European Union – Oil and Water
Cuba and the European Union: Oil and Water / Angel Santiesteban Posted on February 27, 2014 If the European Union only recommends that its chief of diplomacy, Catherine Ashton, “talk” with Havana’s dictatorship, it won’t serve any purpose other than to understand one more time that totalitarian governments cannot transform themselves nor do they want […]

 

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