For the Freedom of Calixto / Lilianne Ruiz #Cuba Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated
My friend Calixto R. Martinez (far left in photo), a reporter for Hablemos Press, is now on the 23rd day of a hunger strike in the punishment cells of the Combinado del Este prison. Prosecutors charged him with the crime of "contempt for the figures of R.… Continue reading
Cuba: Human rights activists detained in Cuba
UA: 276/12 Index: AMR 25/022/2012 Cuba Date: 25 September 2012
dozens of cuban opposition activists detained
Members of the Ladies in White have been detained in Havana and several other places in Cuba. Some remain in detention and the authorities have failed to provide reasons for their detention or information on… Continue reading
The Preponderance of the Small / Lilianne Ruiz Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated
Yesterday I decided to go to Neptune Street between Aramburu and Hospital Streets to see about and receive impressions of the site where from 7:35 in the morning on Friday until today, Tuesday, September 25, the repressive organs have established themselves in front of the headquarters of the… Continue reading
September Returns: a Month of Repression Against the Ladies in White / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Translator: Unstated, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada
For years Neptune Street in Central Havana, in the capital of the country, has been turned into a stage for the orchestrated Acts of Repudiation against the "Laura Pollán Toledo Ladies in White Movement."
The present… Continue reading
Fortune Empress of the World / Lilianne Ruiz Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated
Leaving the house, any indistinguishable morning, on the park's second bench a group of neighbors. Happy retirees.
It is not that they are happy for having learned some kind of existential revelation in the autumn of their lives. It would not be impossible although I venture it difficult… Continue reading
Disgraceful / Cuban Law Association – Veizánt Boloy Cuban Law Association, Translator: Unstated, Veizant Boloy by Veizánt Boloy
The laws are used by some citizens today like waste paper. If we take as an example the acts of repudiation — where citizens gather and scream at and even physically attack their fellow citizens or their homes — surely they would… Continue reading
Estado de Sats Responds to Threat of "Act of Repudiation" / Estado de Sats, Antonio Rodiles Antonio Rodiles, Estado de Sats / State of Sats
This morning we heard through a friend that on Thursday the workers of the Labiofam company were notified that they would participate, today, in an act of repudiation* in front of the Estado… Continue reading
Portrait of a Revolutionary Old Man / Iván García
Iván García, Translator: Chabeli
When Leandro was born, back in 1930, there was no television. Of course,
there was no Internet, computers or mobile phones either. The radio and
the movies were no longer silent, and newspapers used to have many pages.
Leandro still remembers when at age 13 in… Continue reading
Samsara / Lilianne Ruíz
Lilianne Ruíz, Translator: Maria Montoto
I am writing in order to release my anger, because this morning Agustin
has been attacked by a mob of people from that neighborhood “El Globo”
–The Globe– in Calabazar, from where I was able to take him out by force
with love and hot meals.
He doesn’t live there any… Continue reading
Repudiation Against Acts of Repudiation / Regina Coyula Regina Coyula, Translator: Maria Montoto
The year was 1993, my son was about to be born and I was given a weekend leave from the hospital. Upon my arrival at home, my husband was absent. He arrived very upset from the home of his son from a prior marriage. An act… Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 02.23.12
Pro-govt crowds surround Cuban dissident home By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA Associated Press
HAVANA — A crowd of government supporters surrounded the home of a leading Cuban dissident on Thursday where opposition activists were quietly paying homage to a hunger striker who died two years ago.
Some 200 pro-government protesters shouted slogans and insults at members and supporters… Continue reading
January 8th in Cuba: Jubilee and Repression / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G.
What a surprise his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will find when he visits the two main cities of Cuba. To kick off the Year of Jubilee, the repressive machinery unleashed a wave of aggression in nearly all the cities in the country against dissidents… Continue reading
Cuba’s Ladies in White dissidents honor late leader on Human Rights Day, amid counterprotest By Associated Press, Published: December 10
HAVANA — Cuba’s Ladies in White dissident group paid homage to their late leader while observing International Human Rights Day at her home Saturday, surrounded by a jeering pro-government crowd for a second straight day.
Photos of Laura Pollan and… Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 12.10.11
Exile fireworks show off Cuba irks Castro govtBy PETER ORSIAssociated Press
HAVANA — Fireworks shot from a flotilla organized by Miami exiles exploded in red and white balls off the coast of Havana to call attention to Cuba's human rights record. The stunt irritated Cuban officials but drew few spectators.
The display was visible only intermittently… Continue reading
Cuba Urged To Let Church Leader, Family Leave IslandMonday, November 7, 2011 (6:02 pm)By BosNewsLife Americas Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)– The leader of a major Cuban network of independent churches and his family have urged Cuba's government to let them leave the Communist-run island following years of harassment, including imprisonment, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife… Continue reading
Cubans test official limits on criticismBy Peter OrsiAssociated PressPublished: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 6:50 a.m. MDT
PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba — Pedro Pablo Oliva was the kind of model citizen the Cuban government wants to show the world.
Oliva proclaimed his loyalty to Fidel Castro's revolution, his support for its goal of social equality and his gratitude for cultural largesse… Continue reading
RESUMEN DE ARRESTOS EN CUBA EN LO QUE VA DE MES17-10-2011.Laida Carro
(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- A nuestra redacción ha llegado un resumen de noticias en inglés detallando los arrestos en las diferentes provincias de Cuba en lo que va de mes.
Posted on Saturday, 09.24.11
Cuban dissidents blocked from leaving homeBy PETER ORSIAssociated Press
HAVANA — A raucous pro-government crowd shouting insults and slogans blocked a group of Cuban dissidents from launching a protest march in Havana on Saturday.
Carrying placards and waving tiny Cuban flags, hundreds of people massed outside the home of Laura Pollan, one of the leaders of… Continue reading
"Every Sunday the beatings are worse, but they will have to kill us because we will continue going to mass."
CUBA: Inhumane acts committed by paramilitary forces against Ladies in White, worsenOnline Monday, August 22, 2011
INHUMANE ACTS COMMITTED BY PARAMILITARY FORCES AGAINST LADIES IN WHITE22-08-2011.Laida CarroCoalition of Cuban-American Women
(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Santiago de Cuba / August 21, 2011. At 7 a.m. the homes of five human rights defenders in three municipalities in Eastern Cuba were under siege by paramilitary forces and by pro government mobs: three in "Palma Soriano", one in "Palmarito de Cauto",… Continue reading
Monday, March 21st 2011 – 07:34 UTC
Cuban Ladies in White harassed by pro-Castro hecklers
Cuban government supporters harassed a group of dissidents who met at a home in Havana to commemorate the eighth anniversary of a sweeping crackdown on dissent.
Hundreds of mostly young counter-demonstrators gathered Friday outside the home of Laura Pollan, leader of the Ladies in White… Continue reading
Posted on Friday, 03.18.11
Pro-government crowd taunts dissidents in HavanaBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
HAVANA — Pro-government demonstrators surrounded the home of a leading Cuban dissident Friday, yelling insults at her and other opposition figures gathered inside to mark the anniversary of a notorious crackdown on dissent.
About 200 government supporters encircled the house of Laura Pollan, one of the leaders… Continue reading
The New Challenge to Repressive Cubaby Daniel WilkinsonPublished in:The New York Review of BooksAugust 19, 2010
For decades, the Castro government has been very effective in repressing dissent in Cuba by, among other things, preventing its critics from publishing or broadcasting their views on the island. Yet in recent years the blogosphere has created an outlet for a new kind… Continue reading
Cuba: Nothing against the Revolution
Cuba is opening up to public criticism — but not from the Ladies in White.By Nick MiroffPublished: April 30, 2010 19:09 ET
HAVANA, Cuba — In June 1961, Fidel Castro summoned Cuba's leading writers and intellectuals to a meeting at Havana's Bibleoteca Nacional. There, he issued a warning that would regulate speech on the island… Continue reading
Cuban government supporters harass rights marchersBy Nelson Acosta and Jeff FranksReutersTuesday, March 16, 2010; 3:05 PM
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban government supporters harassed and shouted at members of the opposition group "Ladies in White" on Tuesday in Havana as the women marched in protest against the 2003 imprisonment of 75 dissidents.
The women, numbering about two dozen and dressed in… Continue reading
Cuban dissidents ramp up protest with fastBy Arthur Brice, CNNNovember 14, 2009 — Updated 0215 GMT (1015 HKT)
* Group of Cuban dissidents have started a liquid-only fast at a house in Havana * Dissident vowed that the remaining nine protesters in the house will continue their protest * Anti-dissident protests at the house are "acts of repudiation,"… Continue reading
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN CUBA
Elections for delegates of the municipal assemblies of People's Power have begun in Cuba. These elections are of considerable importance for two reasons: they determine who these local authorities will be and it serves as the first step towards re-electing provincial assemblies and the National Assembly of People's Power. The replacement of provincial and national representatives… Continue reading
"The Gray Quinquennium" Or Five Black Decades?2007-02-22.Oswaldo José Payá Sardiñas, Movimiento Cristiano LiberaciónHavana, February 1 2007- I will never be able to forget the days of captivity and liberation on the Island of Pinos, where I, among many other young Cubans, were confined to mandatory work camps.
But I don't look back on those days with hatred, nor do I… Continue reading
AI Index: AMR 25/003/2007 (Public)News Service No: 01829 January 2007
Cuba: Amnesty International's human rights concernsFor the past 40 years, Amnesty International (AI) has campaigned against human rights violations committed by the Cuban government, in particular, the imprisonment of political dissidents and journalists as a result of severe restrictions on the freedom of expression, freedom of… Continue reading