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"Gagging Law"

Promulgated in February 1999, the "88 Law" ľ soon nicknamed the "gagging law" in dissident circles ľ weighs like the Sword of Damocles over any person who "collaborates, by any means whatsoever, with radio or television programmes, magazines or any other foreign media" or "provides information" considered likely to serve US policy. The law provides for very heavy sentences: up to 20 years' imprisonment, confiscation of all personal belongings and fines up to 100,000 pesos (close to 4,800 dollars, while the average Cuban salary is 250 pesos or 12 dollars per month). This law, that no court has taken advantage of as yet, also provides for punishment for "the promotion, organisation or encouragement of, or the participation in meetings or demonstrations.

Gagging Law text (Spanish)


  1. All Newspapers : Country Listing Cuba violates freedomof speech

  2. Cuba - daily news and current events

  3. Cuba Free Press - Espa˝ol

  4. CubaNet News - Spanish

  5. Cubanet Noticias Internationales

  6. CubaNet News - English

  7. Cubanet News - French

  8. Cubanet News - German

  9. Cubanet News - Press overview

  10. Cuba Megalinks

  11. El Nuevo Herald

  12. Free Cuba Foundation - Fundacion Cuba Libre

  13. Google News - English

  14. Google News - Franšais

  15. Google News - Spanish

  16. Granma Internacional Digital, Cuba  

  17. Government Press Links


  19. Miami Herald

  20. MSN Spanish

  21. Nueva Prensa Cubana

  22. Presslingua

  23. Sun Sentinel

  24. Yahoo in Spanish

  25. Yahoo in English


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