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OAS silent in the face of threats to democracy

Posted on Monday, 05.27.13
LATIN AMERICA

OAS silent in the face of threats to democracy
BY CARL GERSHMAN

When the National Endowment for Democracy was created 30 years ago, the
third wave of democratization was beginning to crest in Latin America.
With the fall of Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay and the restoration of
democracy in Chile in 1989, and with… Continue reading

Dissidents Find ‘Cuba Outside Cuba’ In Miami

Dissidents Find ‘Cuba Outside Cuba’ In Miami
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO 05/23/13 03:49 PM ET EDT AP

MIAMI — When Cuban hunger striker Guillermo Farinas arrived in Miami,
he said he was prepared to face rejection from radical members of the
Cuban-American community who do not believe in pacific opposition.

The reaction has been far different. When he went to the… Continue reading

Crackdown on Afro-Cubans destroys myth of racial equality

Posted on Wednesday, 05.15.13

Crackdown on Afro-Cubans destroys myth of racial equality
BY JON B. PERDUE

OSLO, Norway At the time of ’s takeover of Cuba in 1959,
“separate but equal” was the norm in much of the Western world. Castro
won plaudits from early supporters for banning the practice of separate
facilities on the island, promising… Continue reading

Biden US Wants”Real Change” in Cuba

Biden: US Wants”Real Change” in Cuba
May 8, 2013

HAVANA TIMES — US Vice Joe Biden said today that Washington
believes that Cuba has made some “small encouraging signs” of change but
that the Obama administration still wants to see “real change” leading
to a “democratic” future of the island.

At the same time, he warned that the imprisonment… Continue reading

Through posters, a dialogue about Cuba’s future

Posted on Sunday, 05.05.13

Through posters, a dialogue about Cuba’s future
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO
Associated Press

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MIAMI — In one poster, Raul and ride in a hot air balloon
made of newspapers. Their fingers are plugged into their ears, drowning
out any noise around them. A blue bird similar to the Twitter icon… Continue reading

Cuban Regime Blog Threatens Rosa Maria Paya With Prison

Cuban Regime Threatens Rosa Maria Paya With / Juan Antoni Guerrero
Posted on April 28, 2013

The Cuban government sponsored blog Herlado Cubano is trying to intimidate Rosa Maria Paya in a recent post in which it criticizes the allegations ’s daughter had made about his death. The official , who goes by the name… Continue reading

Leading Dissident Group ‘Ladies In White’ Want A Cuba Without Castro

Leading Group 'Ladies In White' Want A Cuba Without Castro

Published April 28, 2013

Fox News Latino

CORAL GABLES, FL – APRIL 27: Berta Soler, co-founder of the Ladies in
White, and current leader of the Cuban opposition group leads a cheer as
she visits with Cuban exiles during an event at Merrick Park on April
27, 2013 in… Continue reading

Human-rights group asks Cuba for details of dissident’s death

Human-rights group asks Cuba for details of 's death

Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 4:52 pm

Associated Press

The human rights arm of the Organization of American States has formally

asked Cuba for details of the disputed car crash that killed noted

dissident , his daughter, Rosa Maria Paya Acevedo, revealed

Monday.

Paya Acevedo also told El… Continue reading

We need a ‘Dennis Rodman rule’ for celebrities who travel to rogue nations

We need a 'Dennis Rodman rule' for celebrities who to rogue nations

By Mike Gonzalez

Published April 11, 2013

FoxNews.com

The quiet dignity of Rosa Maria Paya was unmistakable Tuesday as she

asked the international community to pressure Cuba's government into

allowing a plebiscite on democracy and for an investigation into the

murder of her father, leader Continue reading

Cuban dissident’s daughter calls for investigation

Posted on Friday, 04.12.13

Cuban 's daughter calls for investigation

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO

Associated Press

MIAMI — The daughter of a Cuban dissident who led one of the most

significant campaigns for political change on the island said Friday

there is enough evidence to warrant an international investigation into

her father's death.

Rosa Maria Paya said witness accounts, text… Continue reading

Glimmer of Cuban reconciliation in activist’s trip

Posted on Friday, 04.05.13 Glimmer of Cuban reconciliation in activist's trip By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press MIAMI — For 50 years, Felice Gorordo's grandmother and great uncle did not speak. She fled Cuba after the 1959 communist revolution and never looked back. Her brother fought with the revolutionaries and remained on the island. Today, they [...] Continue reading

Glimmer of Cuban reconciliation in activist’s trip

Posted on Friday, 04.05.13

Glimmer of Cuban reconciliation in activist's trip

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO

Associated Press

MIAMI — For 50 years, Felice Gorordo's grandmother and great uncle did

not speak. She fled Cuba after the 1959 communist revolution and never

looked back. Her brother fought with the revolutionaries and remained on

the island.

Today, they not only communicate but have… Continue reading

Prison Diary X. The “5″ (Sybarites) Don’t Like Chicken

Prison Diary X. The "5″ (Sybarites) Don't Like Chicken / Angel Santiesteban Posted on April 6, 2013 The prisoners I share this barracks with tell me they read in the newspaper Granma that the 5 spies condemned in the U.S. complained because their jailers had offered them chicken twice. That is, they were protesting because [...] Continue reading

Prison Diary X. The “5″ (Sybarites) Don’t Like Chicken

Diary X. The "5″ (Sybarites) Don't Like Chicken / Angel Santiesteban

Posted on April 6, 2013

The prisoners I share this barracks with tell me they read in the

newspaper Granma that the 5 spies condemned in the U.S. complained

because their jailers had offered them chicken twice. That is, they were

protesting because they repeated the menu.

When… Continue reading

Prison Diary X. The "5″ (Sybarites) Don’t Like Chicken

Diary X. The "5″ (Sybarites) Don't Like Chicken / Angel Santiesteban

Posted on April 6, 2013

The prisoners I share this barracks with tell me they read in the

newspaper Granma that the 5 spies condemned in the U.S. complained

because their jailers had offered them chicken twice. That is, they were

protesting because they repeated the menu.

When… Continue reading

Cuba’s Yoani Sánchez: What to Make of the Dissident’s World Tour

Cuba's Yoani Sánchez: What to Make of the Dissident's World Tour By Tim Padgett April 04, 2013 By all accounts, the world tour of Cuban dissident Yoani Sánchez, which shifts today from the U.S. to Europe, has so far proven a Buena Vista Social Club-caliber success. For those weary of the feckless, half-century-long screaming match [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Yoani Sánchez: What to Make of the Dissident’s World Tour

Cuba's Yoani Sánchez: What to Make of the 's World Tour

By Tim Padgett

April 04, 2013

By all accounts, the world tour of Cuban dissident Yoani Sánchez, which

shifts today from the U.S. to Europe, has so far proven a Buena Vista

Social Club-caliber success. For those weary of the feckless,

half-century-long screaming match between left-wingers and right-wingers… Continue reading

For Cuba’s traveling dissidents, an anxious return

For Cuba's traveling dissidents, an anxious return Will Castro opponents face retaliation back home? HAVANA, Cuba — Taking full advantage of their new license to travel abroad, Cuba's leading dissidents have been on a whirlwind campaign in recent weeks, denouncing President Raul Castro's government on three continents and promising new tactics to challenge its 53-year [...] Continue reading
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