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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 […]
04/19/2017 07:50 PM
When Your Ally’s Beards are on Fire
When Your Ally’s Beards are on Fire*… / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 April 2017 — According to an old adage, when you see you neighbor’s beard on fire, go soak your own*. The maxim should be applied to the elderly Cuban dictator, especially if we take into account that the erratic performance […]
04/15/2017 04:24 PM
Oil in Cuba: Dream or Nightmare?
Oil in Cuba: Dream or Nightmare? Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 11 April 2017 — HAVANA, Cuba. – “Thank goodness oil is something we don’t have in Cuba.” So said the lyrics of a popular song by Cuban musical group Habana Abierta. However, now Cuba’s official media insist the opposite is true: “The enterprise Cuba-Petroleum Union […]
04/11/2017 12:55 PM
UN expert probes human trafficking in Cuba
UN expert probes human trafficking in Cuba Associated Press 3:59 p.m. ET April 10, 2017 Havana — An independent expert from the United Nations was in Cuba on Monday for a four-day visit to evaluate the human trafficking situation on the island for the first time in a decade. Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro is […]
03/31/2017 01:09 PM
Holding the Repressors Accountable
Editorial: Holding the Repressors Accountable DDC | Madrid | 31 de Marzo de 2017 – 04:08 CEST. Both off and on the Island, in recent weeks several successful actions have been taken against State-perpetrated violence. Composed of lawyers, professors, human rights activists and political and student leaders of several Latin American countries, a new organization […]
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 […]
03/19/2017 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 […]
03/07/2017 03:39 PM
50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ
Cuba: 50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ Kyodo via AP Images by FRANCES MARTEL 6 Mar 2017 The Cuban anti-Communist group Ladies in White reports at least 50 of its members were arrested this weekend following a mob attack on their headquarters in Havana, in which the dissidents were forced to […]
02/21/2017 01:38 PM
Serious Threat against Journalist in Cuba
Serious Threat against Journalist in Cuba February 20, 2017 HAVANA TIMES – Today the journalist Fernando Ravsberg warns of the public threats he has received from people linked to the most extremist side of Cuban officialdom. Ravsberg, who currently works for the Spanish newspaper Publico.es and writes his blog “Cartas desde Cuba” has been the […]
02/16/2017 11:39 PM
The Two Marielas
The Two Marielas / Cubanet, Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello Cubanet, Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello, Havana, 14 February 2017 – The story I want to relate has two parts, one is true and the other is fiction. The real one is an event I was involved in at the Carlos III market while in line to […]
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, […]
01/19/2017 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. […]
01/13/2017 07:11 PM
Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas
Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and FRANCES ROBLES JAN. 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he was terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an unexpected […]
12/21/2016 05:48 PM
Gov. Scott to Raul Castro – Bring Freedom and Democracy to Cuba
Gov. Scott to Raul Castro: Bring Freedom and Democracy to Cuba By: FOX 13 News staff POSTED:DEC 21 2016 11:09AM EST UPDATED:DEC 21 2016 11:09AM EST TALAHASSEE (FOX 13) – Governor Rick Scott sent a strongly-worded letter Tuesday to Raul Castro urging him to bring absolute freedom and democracy to Cuba. In the correspondence, Governor […]
12/11/2016 05:31 PM
Cuban Government Launches Ideological Offensive On Human Rights Day
Cuban Government Launches Ideological Offensive On Human Rights Day / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 10 December 2016 — For several years on International Human Rights Day, the Cuban government has strengthed its ideological battle on the internet with police operations around the country. The volume of epithets posted on social networks and […]
12/08/2016 08:31 PM
The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Future of Cuba
The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Future of Cuba / Iván García Iván García, 6 December 2016 — Some large scale political events, the ones where people are weeping over the death of a “venerated leader” or yelling slogans like ventriloquists, are really smoke and mirrors. A dishonest trick. On April 7, 1957, a […]
12/04/2016 06:23 PM
HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba
HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba Two offerings coincide with strongman’s death. Glenn Garvin | December 3, 2016 HBO should get a little trophy from the television industry for giving executives something to talk about at holiday parties besides falling ratings and the specific level of Hell that should be reserved for whoever invented this […]
10/22/2016 02:37 PM
Hillary Clinton Endorsed By Cuba’s Mass-Murdering Castro Brothers
Hillary Clinton Endorsed By Cuba’s Mass-Murdering Castro Brothers HUMBERTO FONTOVA 4:18 PM 10/21/2016 “It’s Hillary’s hour!… The only hope of defeating Donald Trump is Hillary Clinton…the difference between the two candidates is vast. Barack Obama did not exaggerate when he claimed that she was better prepared to be a U.S. President than even he was—or […]
09/16/2016 07:56 PM
Who Violates the Rights of Whom in Cuba … Washington or Havana?
Who Violates the Rights of Whom in Cuba … Washington or Havana? / Somos+ Carlos Raúl Macías López, 15 September 2016 — Starting in the second half of the twentieth century, the world has witnessed a phenomenon without parallel in the history of mankind, one which has been strengthened by the fall of the Berlin […]
08/26/2016 02:02 PM
Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant…
Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant… / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Commentary by Carmen Zampallo in the forum of the article “Martí and his Myth,” by José Gabriel Barrenechea, published at 14:30m on the 17 May 2015. Thanks, Carmen, wherever you may be! Where are you Martí? What have you become? In your name have been created […]
08/22/2016 12:11 PM
A Deplorable Spectacle
A Deplorable Spectacle / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya It is a crime to manipulate a child’s conscience for the adulation of a dictator. Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, 15 August 2016, Havana – This Saturday, August 13, 2016, was the culmination of true torture after months of putting up with the fanfare in the official media on the […]
08/16/2016 12:55 PM
Freedom remains in short supply in Cuba
Freedom remains in short supply in Cuba By ROBIN BERES 12 hrs ago In January 1961, the American embassy in Cuba was abruptly closed as the U.S. State Department recalled all of its personnel and President Eisenhower formally severed relations with the island nation. Within a few weeks of that decision, the only Americans remaining […]
08/15/2016 04:55 PM
Opinion – U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny
Opinion: U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny BY TED CRUZ I had the honor recently to meet with Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet, who was visiting the United States to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom that President George W. Bush had awarded him in 2007. Then serving a 25-year prison sentence for […]
08/10/2016 02:37 PM
Castro still Israel’s enemy, prominent Cuban dissident warns on rare visit
‘It’s a regime that has always been anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian’ Castro still Israel’s enemy, prominent Cuban dissident warns on rare visit Undeterred by torture and prison, Oscar Biscet draws attention to the totalitarian nature of the regime in Havana. I may get killed when I return but I must continue my fight, he saysBY RAPHAEL […]
08/08/2016 07:29 PM
What Everyone Should Avoid
What Everyone Should Avoid / 14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer 14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer, Miami, 6 August 2016 — We live in complex times. The world is full of problems, some more serious than others. We live in the twenty-first century of the Christian Era, with some surrounded by comfort and wonderful technologies and others living […]
07/31/2016 06:50 PM
Ha cambiado algo en Cuba?
¿Ha cambiado algo en Cuba? 31/07/2016@11:24:24 GMT+1 El 17 diciembre de 2014 el presidente norteamericano, Barack Obama, y el cubano, Raúl Castro, anunciaron la reanudación de las relaciones diplomáticas. En ese momento, la liberación del contratista Alan Gross y su intercambio por tres cubanos encarcelados por espionaje, hizo finalmente posible algo en lo que los […]
07/30/2016 07:03 PM
U.S. worried about hunger-striking Cuban dissidents – State Department
U.S. worried about hunger-striking Cuban dissidents: State Department July 29, 2016 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is concerned about the physical well-being of hunger-striking activists in Cuba and is closely watching their situation, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. “We stand in solidarity with those who advocate for human rights and fundamental freedoms, […]
07/22/2016 06:50 PM
Fariñas – Lo que exijo al gobierno es que cumpla sus propias leyes
Fariñas: Lo que exijo al gobierno es que cumpla sus propias leyes julio 21, 2016 Martinoticias.com El Premio Sajarov a la Libertad de Conciencia dijo que la decisión que ha tomado es “la última esperanza” para que no se desate una ola de violencia dentro de Cuba”. A dos días de su huelga de hambre, […]
07/22/2016 06:48 PM
Cuba Post-‘Normalization’ – Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest
Cuba Post-‘Normalization’: Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest by FRANCES MARTEL21 Jul 20167 Guillermo Fariñas, a Cuban human rights activist who has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s concessions to dictator Raúl Castro, has declared himself on a hunger strike following a severe beating in which communist agents tortured him for […]
07/21/2016 06:37 PM
Fariñas Begins Hunger And Thirst Strike To Demand Dialogue With The Government /
Fariñas Begins Hunger And Thirst Strike To Demand Dialogue With The Government / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 20 July 2016 — Guillermo Fariñas, winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2010, has declared a hunger and thirst strike and as of dawn Wednesday to demand an end to the beatings of […]
05/05/2016 03:29 PM
Cuba-Mexico Agree on Return of ‘Illegal’ Migrants
Cuba-Mexico Agree on Return of ‘Illegal’ Migrants / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 4 May 2016 — The memorandum of understanding between the governments of Cuba and Mexico that governs migration between the two countries is now in force. The agreement allows, starting now, automatic deportations from Mexico to Cuba to “strengthen cooperation between the two countries in […]
04/27/2016 04:14 PM
U.S. Tour Operators Rethink Future of PeoplePeople Tours in Cuba
U.S. Tour Operators Rethink Future of People-to-People Tours in Cuba Dan Peltier, Skift – Apr 26, 2016 6:45 am @djpeltier The tour companies that have been guiding U.S. tourists through Cuba up to now will eventually evolve or go away, but right now when restaurants are full and beds are, too, they may be more […]
03/29/2016 02:15 PM
Cuban–American says Obama’s visit to Cuba ‘invalidates all the suffering’ she and others have experienced
Cuban–American says Obama’s visit to Cuba ‘invalidates all the suffering’ she and others have experienced Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 9:30 pm By CATHY DYSON Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star FREDERICKSBURG — While some cheered President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuba — and what may be a new chapter in relations between the two countries — […]
03/29/2016 02:13 PM
LAWSUIT – OBAMA COVERS UP AMERICAN PRISONERS IN CUBA
LAWSUIT: OBAMA COVERS UP AMERICAN PRISONERS IN CUBA ‘Even the fate of the regime’s victims is of little concern’ BOB UNRUH President Obama’s campaign to mainstream the communist regime of Cuba has included the removal of the island nation from a list of terror sponsors, visits there by Secretary of State John Kerry and the […]
03/23/2016 07:56 PM
Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights
Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights By Frank Jack Daniel in Havana, Matt Spetalnick 1:19 PM Wednesday Mar 23, 2016 Castro accuses US of double standards after Obama criticises human rights record. United States President Barack Obama yesterday pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island, publicly sparring […]
03/22/2016 05:48 PM
Cuban Refugees Flocking to Texas Border
Cuban Refugees Flocking to Texas Border by Julián Aguilar March 22, 2016 The same week President Obama makes the first trip to Cuba by an American president in almost 90 years, The Rolling Stones will play a free concert in Havana — the first open-air show there by a British rock band. But changing times […]
03/19/2016 06:01 PM
LETTER TO OBAMA – MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA – RSF
LETTER TO OBAMA: MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016. Next week, President Barack Obama will visit Cuba, the first sitting President of the United States to do so since 1928. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written an open letter to President Obama asking […]
03/16/2016 04:23 PM
Americans can plan ‘peoplepeople’ trips to Cuba, but what does that mean?
Americans can plan ‘people-to-people’ trips to Cuba, but what does that mean? By Kate Silver March 15 at 5:11 PM U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba are easing further starting March 16. But don’t plan your beach-lounging, mojito-sipping vacation to Cuba just yet, says Tom Popper, president of insightCuba, a nonprofit travel organization that’s been leading […]
03/03/2016 03:24 PM
Obama, Bergoglio y los Castro
“Obama, Bergoglio y los Castro” marzo 2, 2016 11:35 am· Lo curioso es que no vemos que ese peregrinaje repetido a Cuba no se extiende también a Pekín, Hanói o Piongyang Miami, Florida, Julio M. Shiling, (PD) Si incluimos su jefatura de jure del Partido Comunista Cubano, Fidel Castro es el dictador con más duración […]
02/20/2016 05:17 PM
Academies To Produce Macho-Men In Cuba
Academies To Produce Macho-Men In Cuba / Abel Sierra Madero Posted on February 19, 2016 In the 1960s, close to 30,000 young men were detained in forced-labor camps. The mistreatments that took place in these camps, known as Military Units to Aid Production UMAP, in the name of “social hygiene,” testify to the homophobic component […]
02/17/2016 01:48 PM
You’ve heard Trump on Mexicans, but what about Cubans?
You’ve heard Trump on Mexicans, but what about Cubans? by Kevin Gray February 17, 2016 12:38 a.m. Donald Trump has made it excruciatingly, painfully clear where he stands on the issue of immigration from Mexico. But now he’s showing that his discomfort with Latino immigration isn’t limited to Mexicans. During a recent campaign stop in […]
02/05/2016 05:00 PM
Cuba’s Prison in Guantanamo
Cuba’s Prison in Guantanamo / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on February 4, 2016 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 4 February 2016 – To the shame of the United States justice system, the prison at the Guantanamo Naval Base is 14 years old today. Since 2003, 680 detainees have arrived there, though today there are fewer than […]
02/05/2016 04:02 PM
Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spells out Cuba’s new revolution
Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spells out Cuba’s new revolution 04/02 14:48 CET The commercial embargoes have been falling one after the other. The official visit of Raul Castro to France talked about a new reality between Cuba and Europe. Between Cuba and the World. Symbols were in evidence. In August 2015 there was another […]
01/07/2016 01:51 PM
Cuba May Use Middlemen for Flights to U.S.
Cuba May Use Middlemen for Flights to U.S. By Lenore T. Adkins Jan. 4 — The Cuban government is considering different ways to bypass the potential expropriation of its aircraft, which the U.S. could impound on American soil as payment for billions of dollars in unpaid U.S. terrorism judgments against Cuba, a State Department official […]
12/01/2015 05:21 PM
‘It was terrible’ – Alan Gross gives first interview after being
‘It was terrible’: Alan Gross gives first interview after being released from a Cuban prison By Ian Shapira November 30 at 12:13 PM It’s been nearly a year since Alan P. Gross was finally released from a Cuban prison. The Maryland man had been there for five years, on charges he was working in Cuba […]
11/28/2015 05:54 PM
Former Cuba prisoner Alan Gross details torture threats and survival strategies
Former Cuba prisoner Alan Gross details torture threats and survival strategies Government contractor spent five years in jail on espionage charges Release in December 2014 was part of thaw in US-Cuba relations Friday 27 November 2015 18.48 GMT Last modified on Friday 27 November 2015 18.50 GMT Alan Gross, the American government contractor who spent […]
11/27/2015 04:19 PM
Alleged spy Gross felt abandoned by US in Cuba
Alleged spy Gross felt abandoned by US in Cuba Washington (AFP) – US contractor Alan Gross says he was mistreated by his captors and felt abandoned by his own government after Cuba arrested him and accused him of spying. In his first major interview since his release last year, Gross said exercise, family memories and […]
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 […]
11/01/2015 01:57 PM
Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight
Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight Published October 31, 2015 TRACEY EATON The graffiti artist jailed for 10 months after he painted the names “Fidel” and “Raúl” on two pigs said today he isn’t backing down. “Art is my life and I can’t breathe without a life,” said Danilo Maldonado, also known as “El Sexto.” “Of […]
10/30/2015 01:12 PM
Winds of change hit Cuba’s Mariel port
Winds of change hit Cuba’s Mariel port Site of massive exodus in 1980s now free trade zone project Author: Andrea Torres, Local10.com Reporter, atorres@local10.com Hatzel Vela, Reporter, hvela@Local10.com Published On: Oct 29 2015 06:42:25 PM EDT Roberto Damas’ beloved island was in the hands of Fidel Castro’s revolution, and after spending years as a political […]
10/21/2015 02:03 PM
Tough Times in Cuba’s Prisons
Tough Times in Cuba’s Prisons Former inmates describe abuse by warders as well as poor health, sanitation and nutrition. Former political prisoners in Cuba say conditions in jail are poor and inmates are often subject to abuse. Official data from 2012 showed Cuba with a prison population of 57,300, or 508 per 100,000 people. A […]
10/05/2015 01:03 PM
Tampa men on opposite sides of the Cuba question to debate in Ybor
Tampa men on opposite sides of the Cuba question to debate in Ybor By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: October 4, 2015 TAMPA — Al Fox and Ralph Fernandez are strident champions of opposite positions on the Cuba question, but the two Tampa men might agree on one thing: When it comes to their […]
09/26/2015 06:00 PM
Pope Francis Desecrates Memory of Catholic Martyrs in Cuba
Pope Francis Desecrates Memory of Catholic Martyrs in Cuba Humberto Fontova | Sep 26, 2015 “Dear Mom and Dad, I’ve just received the news that I’ll be executed by firing squad in the morning. I assure you, dear parents, that I’ve never felt such spiritual tranquility as I do now. I feel content knowing that […]
09/22/2015 04:26 PM
Remembering when the Catholic schools were closed in Cuba
Remembering when the Catholic schools were closed in Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. Just read a story about a man known as Padre Gilberto, an American from Mississippi who is a priest in Cuba: The parishioners at La Merced church in Old Havana, one of Cuba’s most important shrines, know their bearded, soft-spoken priest as […]
09/14/2015 03:07 PM
From Political Violence to Citizen Participation
From Political Violence to Citizen Participation / Somos+, Alfonso Susano Posted on September 13, 2015 Alfonso Susano, 20 August 2015 — The highest level of conscience is required amongst those who practice politics. On the other hand, the same activity which should promote liberty and creativity of individuals can transform into the worst form of […]
08/21/2015 01:26 PM
Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers
Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers The regime was built on the blood of dissidents like those the U.S. now avoids acknowledging. By ARMANDO VALLADARES Aug. 20, 2015 7:23 p.m. ET All Rosa Maria Payá wants is a copy of her father’s autopsy report. All her father wanted before he was murdered by Castro’s […]
08/18/2015 03:57 PM
Obama is taking the wrong side in Cuba
Obama is taking the wrong side in Cuba By WASHINGTON EXAMINER • 8/17/15 12:01 AM A memorable line from Ronald Reagan’s famous 1964 speech, “A Time for Choosing,” pertained to some left-leaning politicians’ accommodationist attitude toward communism. The line stood out last week, as the United States resumed diplomatic relations with Cuba’s oppressive Communist regime. […]
08/16/2015 01:15 PM
After ceremonial flag raising, real talk of diplomacy begins in Cuba
After ceremonial flag raising, real talk of diplomacy begins in Cuba BY BRADLEY KLAPPER AND MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS August 15, 2015 at 12:56 PM EDT HAVANA — A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States […]
08/14/2015 01:50 PM
LETTER TO JOHN KERRY – “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD”
LETTER TO JOHN KERRY: “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD” PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 13 AUGUST 2015. On August 14, Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Cuba in order to celebrate the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It is the first time since 1959 that the head of […]
08/11/2015 01:47 PM
What Can Journalists Do For Cuba?
What Can Journalists Do For Cuba? / Somos+, Kaned Garrido Posted on August 10, 2015 Somos+, 20 July 2015 — In 2014 the organization Reporters Without Borders released a list of “100 Heroes of Information.” They are journalists from 65 nations who have denounced crimes against humanity. From 25 to 75 years of age, they […]
08/09/2015 04:20 PM
Cuba and LGBT Rights
Cuba and LGBT Rights ERNESTO ANTUNEZ 08.08.15 Reuters LGBT rights in Cuba are perplexing from an ideological standpoint. Communist theory itself is unclear on the issue of homosexuality. Logically, one would assume that, given communism’s emphatic support of abortion, disdain for the family unit and rejection of religiously based morality, its position on homosexuality would […]
07/01/2015 02:32 PM
Without Freedom, Without Justice, Without Law
Without Freedom, Without Justice, Without Law / Amir Valle and Elisa Tabakman Posted on June 29, 2015 New Violations of Ángel Santiesteban’s Rights Amir Valle and Elisa Tabakman, 28 June, 2015 — Today, June 28, 2015, Angel Santiesteban Prats should have been released on parole after having served exactly half of his unjust sentence. In […]
06/22/2015 01:27 PM
The Indomitable Opposition
The Indomitable Opposition / Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 22, 2015 I am startled at the idea that the Cuban spies captured in the United States were at one time kept isolated, and that odes are written about this, as if it were an unheard of injustice. I don’t want to make comparisons, but the […]
06/10/2015 08:46 PM
The Caravan Of Terror Expands Its Impunity
The Caravan Of Terror Expands Its Impunity / Agustin Lopez Posted on June 9, 2015 Dekaisone, Agustin Lopez, Havana, 8 June 2015 – It is 8:30 in the morning on Sunday, 7 June. I am at my sister’s house and go down to the street with the intention of buying bread for breakfast. A People’s […]
05/28/2015 01:06 PM
Reporters Without Borders to Hollande: “Mr. President, France should…”
Reporters Without Borders to Hollande: “Mr. President, France should…” Posted on May 27, 2015 Reporters Without Borders to Hollande: “Mr. President, France should seek the immediate and unconditional release of Yoennis de Jesus Guerra Garcia, Juan Antonio Torres, and Angell Santiesteban-Prats.” Note: This post was written by the editor of Angel’s blog. Once again, Reporters […]
05/25/2015 11:19 AM
The slow thaw of US-Cuba relations
The slow thaw of US-Cuba relations By Judy Robbins, Special to the BDN Posted May 24, 2015, at 6:48 a.m. One might perceive change is happening apace in this new era in U.S.-Cuba relations. But in the five months since the declarations of presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro that diplomatic relations between the two […]
05/08/2015 02:58 PM
“SILENCE BY CUBA’S FRIENDS WOULD BE A FORM OF COMPLICITY” – FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE, 2003
CUBA: “SILENCE BY CUBA’S FRIENDS WOULD BE A FORM OF COMPLICITY” – FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE, 2003 PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 7 MAY 2015. On 11 May, François Hollande will become the first French president to visit Cuba since 1959 and the first western leader to do so since the United States and Cuba announced on 17 December […]
05/04/2015 01:06 PM
Alarming Repression Against the Ladies in White in Cuba
Alarming Repression Against the Ladies in White in Cuba / Forum for Rights and Freedoms Posted on May 3, 2015 The repression against the Ladies in White, opposition activists and human rights defenders in Cuba, that we have seen during the last couple of weeks is alarming. The increase of violence from the authorities has […]
05/01/2015 05:49 PM
Judge Denies Daughter’s Cuba Damages Claim Under TRIA for Father’s Death
Judge Denies Daughter’s Cuba Damages Claim Under TRIA for Father’s Death By Patricia Hurtado | May 1, 2015 A federal judge who will sentence BNP Paribas SA Friday for violating U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Iran and Cuba on Thursday rejected a Cuban-American woman’s bid for compensation for her father’s death at the hands of the […]
04/01/2015 03:51 PM
The Censors Talk about Censorship
The Censors Talk about Censorship / 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez Posted on March 31, 2015 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez, Havana, 30 March 2015 — The Surprised Pupil is a program whose first mistake is the name. With quite mediocre staging, presentation and content, really this television program has nothing surprising to see. But to hear, […]
03/30/2015 01:21 PM
No blogger, no Obama
No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on March 29, 2015 No blogger, no cry. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo 1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3 Repression was all over the blogosphere. 4 And the citizens saw the blogs were good. 5 So that […]
03/21/2015 02:15 PM
How a Canadian businessman lost everything in Cuba
How a Canadian businessman lost everything in Cuba JEFF GRAY The Globe and Mail Last updated Friday, Mar. 20 2015, 8:14 PM EDT Canadian businessman Sarkis Yacoubian only knew his Cuban interrogator – the Cubans call them “instructors” – as Major Carlito. When they first met in the dim basement of the Havana house where […]
03/17/2015 10:44 AM
Che Guevara – Not a Saint, Not a Butcher
Che Guevara: Not a Saint, Not a Butcher March 16, 2015 Martín Guevara* HAVANA TIMES — Today, I had something of a domestic dispute with an on-line acquaintance who asked me what I thought about my uncle Ernesto “Che” Guevara having been a “butcher.” I tackled the issue more or less saying that, generally speaking, […]
02/27/2015 06:49 PM
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: ‘Cuba poses a clear and present danger to the United States’
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: ‘Cuba poses a clear and present danger to the United States’ At a congressional hearing reviewing President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told members of the Western Hemisphere subcommittee that the Castro regime “undermines our national security at every turn.” “Let me be clear,” Ros-Lehtinen said in prepared remarks. […]
02/26/2015 02:38 PM
Amnesty International Denounces Increase in Arbitrary Detentions in Cuba
Amnesty International Denounces Increase in Arbitrary Detentions in Cuba / 14ymedio Posted on February 26, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 24 February 2015 — Short-duration detentions increased considerably in Cuba in 2014, according to the annual report published today by Amnesty International. The human rights organization, with headquarters in London, emphasizes that the situation with respect to […]

 

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