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Five Minus Three Is Two

Five Minus Three Is Two / Fernando Damaso
Posted on March 2, 2014

On the 27th, after serving his sentence, one of the “Cuban Five” spies
was released and subsequently deported to Cuba. For several days, the
official press and the authorities have launched a media circus, which
starting today will grow. There are only three now serving sentences in… Continue reading

Cuban agent released from U.S. prison gets hero’s welcome

Cuban agent released from U.S. prison gets hero’s welcome
BY DANIEL TROTTA
HAVANA Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:04pm EST

(Reuters) – Cuban President Raul Castro and top leaders of the Cuban
government and Communist Party greeted a Cuban intelligence agent with a
hero’s welcome upon his return to Havana on Friday, a day after his
release from a U.S. prison.… Continue reading

Second member of Cuban Five spy ring freed from U.S. prison

Posted on Thursday, 02.27.14

Second member of Cuban Five spy ring freed from U.S. prison
BY JAY WEAVER

A second member of the “Cuban Five,” the Castro-directed spy ring that
infiltrated South Florida military installations and the exile community
in the wake of the Cold War, was released from federal prison Thursday
and was expected to be deported soon… Continue reading

Another Cuban 5 Spy Getting Release From US Prison

Another Cuban 5 Spy Getting Release From US Prison
MIAMI February 27, 2014 (AP)
By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer

A second member of the “Cuban Five” spy ring is getting his release from
a U.S. prison after spending more than 15 years behind bars.

Bureau of Prisons records show 50-year-old Fernando Gonzalez — known to
U.S. authorities by… Continue reading

Free Enterprise Without Freedom

Free Enterprise Without Freedom / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo
Posted on February 19, 2014

“Invest in Castro, it does not matter: Castroism will condemn you. . .”

Cuban exile mogul, Alfonso Fanjul, has traveled to Cuba several times
between 2012 and 2013. Recently, he has declared that there’s a “soft
spot in his heart” and that he has an “open… Continue reading

Another convicted Cuban spy to be released, deported

Posted on Tuesday, 01.28.14

Another convicted Cuban spy to be released, deported
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO

One of the five Cuban spies convicted in a Miami trial in 2001 will be
released from a federal prison on Feb. 27 but will be transferred to an
immigration lockup while awaiting his deportation to Cuba, his lawyer
said Tuesday.

Miami attorney… Continue reading

US, rights groups condemn Cuban dissident detentions

Posted on Tuesday, 01.28.14

US, rights groups condemn Cuban dissident detentions
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO

The U.S. State Department, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch
joined Tuesday in condemning the Cuban government’s detentions of dozens
of dissidents to keep them away from a Havana summit of hemispheric leaders.

Human rights activists in Havana said an estimated 100 pro-democracy
activists… Continue reading

Miami man who broke Cuba embargo is sentenced to 12 months

Posted on Saturday, 10.05.13

Miami man who broke Cuba embargo is sentenced to 12 months
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO

Pedro Adriano Borges was a no-show for a Miami trial in 1997 on charges
of selling goods to Cuba in violation of the U.S. embargo. He had fled
to Costa Rica two years earlier, ironically hinting that he was joining… Continue reading

I am the Woman Who was Raped by an Immigration Officer in the Bahamas

I am the Woman Who was Raped by an Immigration Officer in the Bahamas / CID
Posted on September 27, 2013

My name is Maireni Saborio Gonzales, I am 23 years old and I live in
city of Caibarien, Villa Clara. I left as a boat person or rafter on
September 25, 2012 and I was jailed for 11 months… Continue reading

Deadly Serious, the Cuban Spy Game lives on in the Americas

Deadly Serious, the Cuban Spy Game lives on in the Americas
By Jerry Brewer
Monday, September 23, 2013

If rhetoric alone was the official doctrine of world political
institutions, both of the Cuban brothers that have dominated Cuban
misery with iron fisted rule for 54 years, with influence and
persuasion, would be kings.

As well, besides the deception and the… Continue reading

A Palestinian in Havana – Why am I illegal, isn’t it the capital of all Cubans?

A Palestinian in Havana: Why am I illegal, isn’t it the capital of all
Cubans? / Víctor Manuel Domínguez
Posted on September 18, 2013

HAVANA, Cuba , September, ww.cubanet.org – Héctor Pulgar Fernández has a
temporary residence permit for Havana, but not the right to sell
chiviricos (thin strips of cake batter, fried and dusted with sugar),
because he has… Continue reading

Cubans – The Plague of the New Century

Cubans: The Plague of the New Century / Jeovany Jimenez Vega
Posted on September 17, 2013

Since the Cuban government enacted amendments to an emigration policy
that had remained unchanged for over 50 years, a trend that could have
been foreseen is increasingly apparent: now almost all embassies suspect
that every Cuban is really an immigrant, and consequently they have… Continue reading

Three decades after Mariel Boatlift repatriations continue

Posted on Tuesday, 09.03.13

Three decades after Mariel Boatlift repatriations continue
BY ALFONSO CHARDY
[email protected]

It was still dark when federal agents knocked on the door of a residence in Columbus, Ohio, on an early January morning.

They told Yuneqca Bryant that they were looking for her husband, Marcos Diaz Hernandez, a Cuban exile who arrived during the 1980 Mariel… Continue reading

Carromero’s Courage

Carromero’s Courage / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo
Posted on August 19, 2013
Translated by Alex Higson.
From Sampsonia Way Magazine.

You must have nearly suicidal courage to accuse Cuban State Security, an
offshoot of the Soviet KGB which has thousands of officials and millions
of collaborators on and off the island, of a double murder.

The accusation comes from Madrid,… Continue reading

Bahamas claims that video of Cubans being kicked is fraudulent

Posted on Tuesday, 06.18.13

Bahamas claims that video of Cubans being kicked is fraudulent
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO

A video purporting to show a Bahamian guard kicking Cuban migrants
detained in Nassau has been branded a forgery by the Nassau government
but sparked a call for a protest Wednesday at the Bahamas consulate in
Miami.

The video was taken… Continue reading

British fund executives to go on trial in Cuba

Exclusive: British fund executives to go on trial in Cuba
Reuters
By Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) – The two top executives of a British investment fund
in Cuba are scheduled to go on trial in Havana on Thursday, according to
sources close to the accused men, as part of an unprecedented government
crackdown on corruption involving foreign businessmen.

In the… Continue reading

Tindouf: The forgotten Children Deported to Cuba

Tindouf: The forgotten Children Deported to Cuba
Written by Ali Haidar
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 16:29

Hundreds of children from the Polisario-controlled Tindouf camps are deported every year to Cuba. These children are forcibly separated from their parents and shipped manu-military to Cuba where they undergo communist indoctrination at a time the international community and NGOs, which have their eyes… Continue reading

Cuban Five Leader Criticizes Agents who Cooperated with US Gov.

Cuban Five Leader Criticizes Agents who Cooperated with US Gov.
May 13, 2013
By Café Fuerte

HAVANA TIMES — Cuban agent Gerardo Hernandez, currently serving two life
sentences on charges of conducting espionage in the United States, has
leveled strong criticisms at members of the Avispa Network (Red Avispa)
who cooperated with US federal authorities in order to reduce their… Continue reading

NJ trooper’s killer named a most wanted terrorist

Posted on Thursday, 05.02.13

NJ trooper’s killer named a most wanted terrorist
By DAVID PORTER
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. — The reward for the capture and return of a fugitive
member of a black militant group convicted of murdering a New Jersey
state trooper was doubled to $2 million on Thursday, the 40th
anniversary of the bloody gunbattle.

The FBI… Continue reading

A True Story That Reveals the Work of the Cooperating Cubans in Venezuela

A True Story That Reveals the Work of the Cooperating Cubans in Venezuela
Posted on April 26, 2013
By Ignacio Estrada

Havana, Cuba — Some time ago I listened to a doctor from from Villa
Clara narrate her life as a medical aid worker, in the Republic of
Venezuela.

I listened carefully to each of her stories. Gossip that she… Continue reading

Light and Liberty

Light and Liberty / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo from Sampsonia Way

Posted on April 15, 2013

Rosa María Payá is visiting the United States from April 3 to 16. She

lives in Havana and is the daughter of Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, the Cuban

dissident who won the Andrei Sakharov Prize in 2002 and founded the

Christian Liberation Movement. He died… Continue reading

Haunted by cancer after Cuba’s Black Spring

Haunted by cancer after Cuba's Black Spring By Alfredo Felipe Fuentes/ CPJ Guest Blogger As the world welcomes celebrated Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez on her first international tour in a decade, we must also remember journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, who continues to be confined not only to the island nation, but to a prison [...] Continue reading
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