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The Political Legacy of Oswaldo Paya

The Political Legacy of Oswaldo Paya / 14ymedio
Posted on July 22, 2014

14YMEDIO, 22 July 2014 – On 22 July 2014, the opposition leader Oswaldo
Payá and the activist Harld Cepero died. Payá led the Christian
Liberation Movement and promoted the Varela Project, which managed to
collect some 25,000 signatures to demand a national referendum. Freedom
of expression, of… Continue reading

Cómo te sentirias de ser inocente, pero encarcelado cada domingo?

¿Cómo te sentirias de ser inocente, pero encarcelado cada domingo?

Como las Damas de Blanco siguen estando en el punto de mira de las
autoridades estatales cubanas la ONG Checa People in Need, desearía
señalar a la atención del público dos casos de Damas de Blanco que han
estado bajo la represión constante en los últimos dos años.

Keila Ramos… Continue reading

How would you feel if you were innocent but still thrown in jail each Sunday?

How would you feel if you were innocent but still thrown in jail each
Sunday?

As a result of the Ladies in White movement continuing to be a target of
Cuban state authorities, the Czech NGO People in Need would like to
bring greater public attention to two cases of Ladies in White members
who have been forced to contend… Continue reading

HRF envió solicitud de llamamiento urgente a la ONU sobre caso de periodista Roberto Guerra

Cuba: HRF envió solicitud de llamamiento urgente a la ONU sobre caso de
periodista Roberto Guerra
[22-07-2014 12:42:28]
Human Rights Foundation

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- NUEVA YORK. —Human Rights Foundation (HRF)
remitió unasolicitud de envío de llamamiento urgente al Relator Especial
sobre la promoción y protección del derecho a la libertad de opinión y
expresión de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (Relator… Continue reading

Russia Rejoins Cuba’s Espionage Apparatchik in the Americas

Monday, July 21, 2014

Russia Rejoins Cuba’s Espionage Apparatchik in the Americas
By Jerry Brewer

In order to effectively monitor aggression, hostile intelligence acts,
interference, and other forms of insurgency within their homelands,
democracies throughout the Americas must immediately address their
governments’ counterintelligence missions against those rogue and
dictatorial style regimes that pose obvious threats.

Russia’s recent decision to reopen… Continue reading

The Wasted Bolivian Summit and the Words of Raul Castro

The Wasted Bolivian Summit and the Words of Raul Castro / Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on July 20, 2014

With much of the world caught up in the unharmonious rivalry of
football’s World Cup, which ended last Sunday in Brazil, few people were
paying attention to the conclusion of the funereal G77+China summit.

It was attended by a couple of… Continue reading

I owe to my father the hatred of authoritarianism that he embodied

“I owe to my father the hatred of authoritarianism that he embodied” /
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Mario Varga Llosa
Posted on July 16, 2014

The writer Mario Vargas Llosa discusses literature, democracy and Latin
America in the second part of an interview with 14ymedio. First part of
the interview: “The myth of Cuba has been cut to shreds”

Yoani Sánchez,… Continue reading

SENTENCING OF THREE BROTHERS POSTPONED – Amnesty International

DOCUMENT – FURTHER INFORMATION: CUBA: SENTENCING OF THREE BROTHERS POSTPONED

Further information on UA: 201/13 Index: AMR 25/003/2014 Cuba Date: 15
July 2014
URGENT ACTION
sentencing of three brothers postponed

The sentencing of three prisoners of conscience originally scheduled for
1 July has been postponed with no further information. They are
prisoners of conscience and should be released immediately and… Continue reading

US slams Cuba dissident arrests as ‘intimidation tactic’

US slams Cuba dissident arrests as ‘intimidation tactic’

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Monday blasted Cuba’s recent
mass arrest of dissidents as an “intimidation tactic” to silence
critics, and called for the end to such detentions.

Cuban authorities broke up a Sunday march by the Ladies in White,
arresting about 100 of the opposition activists as they marked… Continue reading

Synecdoche of the LGTB Community

Cuba: Synecdoche of the LGTB Community
July 14, 2014
Haroldo Dilla Alfonso

HAVANA TIMES — Activists of Cuba’s LGTB community organized around the
National Center for Sexual Education (CENESEX) headed by Mariela Castro
– the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro – welcomed the New Year
brimming with optimism.

In December of 2013, Cuba’s National Assembly of the People’s Power… Continue reading

The Tribal Unity of the Dissenters

The Tribal Unity of the Dissenters / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on July 11, 2014

I want to mention the appearance of laziness inside the Cuban
opposition, because — in my opinion — this is what most corrodes our
political force and does the lamentable work of the common enemy.

And I’m not even referring to those who must be sprinkled… Continue reading

Why Is Another Cuba Necessary?

Why Is Another Cuba Necessary? / Jeovany Jimenez Vega
Posted on July 10, 2014
By Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Among the series of international instruments related to the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights are the International Convention on Civil
and Political Rights and the Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural
Rights. Implementing them requires two basic steps. First, they must be… Continue reading

20 minutos de silencio por víctimas del remolcador

20 minutos de silencio por víctimas del remolcador
Protesta pacífica hoy en Nueva York. Un minuto por cada año de un crimen
que ha permanecido impune
jueves, julio 10, 2014 | CubaNet

Grupo de cubanos en el exilio protestan pacíficamente en Nueva York, en
recordatorio a las víctimas del remolcador 13 de Marzo, a veinte años
del crimen

NUEVA YORK.-… Continue reading

Cuba’s problem is within Cuba

“Cuba’s problem is within Cuba” / 14ymedio
Posted on July 9, 2014

Speaking at the Atlantic Forum, Yoani Sánchez tells Mario Vargas Llosa that help is needed to move the center of the discussion to the island.

14ymedio, Madrid, 8 July 2014 — “Cuba’s problem is within Cuba. The locus of the discussion needs to be moved to the island.”… Continue reading

Are We In Transition?

Are We In Transition? / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez
Posted on July 9, 2014

Yoani Sánchez, Madrid, 9 July 2014 – Right now I am taking part, along
with several Cuban activists, in a seminar on the Spanish transition
being held in Madrid. Organized by the Association of Ibero-Americans
for Freedom and the Spanish Transition Foundation at the Casa de
America,… Continue reading

US, Cuba hold migration talks in Washington

Posted on Wednesday, 07.09.14

US, Cuba hold migration talks in Washington
BY PETER ORSI
ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAVANA — U.S. and Cuban officials discussed efforts to combat illegal
migration, human smuggling and migratory document fraud in Washington on
Wednesday, a rare moment of dialogue between countries that cut ties
more than five decades ago.

The latest round of biannual migration talks… Continue reading

Bank BNP Paribas pleads guilty to violating rules

Posted on Wednesday, 07.09.14

Bank BNP Paribas pleads guilty to violating rules
BY LARRY NEUMEISTER
ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank, pleaded guilty Wednesday
to a federal charge of violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing
transactions for clients in blacklisted countries, a development that a
Manhattan judge said should show that no financial institution is
“immune… Continue reading

Join HRF and DDC for “20 minutes of silence for 20 years of impunity”

Cuba: Join HRF and DDC for “20 minutes of silence for 20 years of impunity”
[09-07-2014 00:01:00]
Human Rights Foundation

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- NEW YORK (July 8, 2014)—Directorio
Democrático Cubano (DDC) and the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) invite
you to join in a symbolic act of peaceful protest in honor of the
20-year anniversary of the “13 de Marzo” tugboat killings. On… Continue reading

I Would Not Accept Trading My Freedom For That of the Spies

I Would Not Accept Trading My Freedom For That of the Spies / Angel
Santiesteban
Posted on July 8, 2014

I hope that President Obama does not have the card up his sleeve to
exchange Alan Gross for the three spies who are fulfilling their
sentences in the United States. The dictatorship is aiming for that to
happen. We all… Continue reading

Exiliados convocan 20 minutos de silencio para recordar el crimen del remolcador 13 de Marzo

REPRESIÓN

Exiliados convocan 20 minutos de silencio para recordar el crimen del
remolcador 13 de Marzo
DDC | Miami | 8 Jul 2014 – 1:28 am.

La demostración será el 10 de julio próximo frente a la sede de la
misión permanente del Gobierno de Cuba ante la ONU.

El Directorio Democrático Cubano, con sede en Miami, y la organización… Continue reading

Cuba Wants You To Think It’s a Gay Paradise. It’s Not.

Cuba Wants You To Think It’s a Gay Paradise. It’s Not.
Cuba has come a long way on LGBT rights since putting gays in labor
camps. But don’t believe the Castro family’s gay-friendly PR.
BY JUSTIN ROHRLICH JULY 3, 2014

TRINIDAD, Cuba — I’m surprised to see a rainbow flag outside a tiny bar
called Gats Loco in Trinidad, an… Continue reading

Renowned Cuban Poet Resigns from Cuba’s Artists & Writers Association

Renowned Cuban Poet Resigns from Cuba’s Artists & Writers Association
July 4, 2014
By Cafe Fuerte

HAVANA TIMES — Poet Rafael Alcides Perez, one of the most prestigious of
contemporary Cuban intellectuals, publicly announced he has resigned
from the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) in protest
against the government restrictions he is being subjected to.

“In view of… Continue reading

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