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An Interview with Berta Soler, Leader of the Ladies in White / Ivan Garcia Posted on July 28, 2013 (Exclusive, Iván García in Havana) If you want confirmation that socialism does not work, do yourself a favor and visit Alamar. This community, twenty minutes east of Havana, is an example of real urban chaos. A [...] Continue reading
Prison Diary XXXIX: State Security — Factory of Detractors and Betrayers / Angel Santiesteban Posted on July 27, 2013 Intent to discredit UNPACU (Patriotic Union of Cuba) The machinery of the Castro regime’s State Security creates detractors, traitors, and division among the opposition; this has historically been its most persistent work. We learned that to [...] Continue reading
People-to-people trip by ship to Cuba canceled BETH J. HARPAZ Travel NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S.-based organization on Friday canceled people-to-people trips to Cuba that would have transported U.S. citizens there by ship. Road Scholar canceled the programs after receiving an amended copy of its people-to-people license from the U.S. Treasury Department specifically excluding [...] Continue reading
Prison Diary XXXVIII: Inducement to Suicide / Angel Santiesteban Posted on July 25, 2013 In the days they had me in the punishment cell and I declared a hunger strike as the only way to protest against their injustices, several officers visited me, the Lieutenant Colonel and head of the prison, Villaurreta Reinaldo Vargas, Major [...] Continue reading
Represión contra reclusos [24-07-2013] Dania Virgen García Cuba por Dentro. Corresponsal de Misceláneas de Cuba (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Las torturas, los actos degradantes e inhumanos, la negacion de auxilio, y la homofobia no cesan en las prisiones. En la prisión 1580, en San Miguel del Padrón, La Habana, informó el preso político David Piloto Barceló, que la [...] Continue reading
Prison Diary XXXVII: Cowardice Disguised as Naivete / Angel Santiesteban Posted on July 23, 2013 The naiveté of Cubans on the island sometimes dresses itself up and asks my family if they’d really tortured me in prison. I remembered when, on the first beating, back in 2009, they fractured my arm, many doubted that fact [...] Continue reading
Polémico ex coronel del MININT está con familiares en Pensilvania Publicado el Martes, 23 Julio 2013 14:01 Por Miguel Fernández-Díaz El coronel retirado del Ministerio del Interior (MININT) Crescencio Marino Rivero, acusado por supuestos abusos en las cárceles cubanas, se encuentra viviendo en el estado de Pensilvania junto a la familia de su cuñado desde [...] Continue reading
Carcelero acosa sexualmente a recluso LUNES, 22 DE JULIO DE 2013 00:18 ESCRITO POR DANIA VIRGEN GARCÍA Cuba noticias, San Miguel del Padrón, La Habana, (PD) El reo Yandis Félix Suarez Poyó, de 21 años de edad, quien es homosexual, dijo por vía telefónica a esta reportera, desde la prisión de Aguica, en Matanzas, que [...] Continue reading
¿A dónde dirigirme, a quién quejarme? [22-07-2013] Gloria Pérez Vocera del Movimiento de Derechos Humanos 10 de Diciembre (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Me parece que me matan a un hijo cuando niegan a un hombre el derecho de pensar…Jose Martí LA HABANA, Cuba. -A dónde dirigirme, a quién quejarme- fueron las palabras de desespero que en la mañana [...] Continue reading
Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig faces $12-million lawsuit filed by man in Cuba By Dylan Hernandez July 19, 2013, 5:40 p.m. WASHINGTON – Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million by a man in Cuba who claims Puig knowingly made false allegations against him that resulted in his receiving a seven-year prison sentence. The complaint, which [...] Continue reading
Prisionero Raúl Rodríguez, ¿sin opción de vida? [17-07-2013] Gloria Pérez Vocera del Movimiento de Derechos Humanos 10 de Diciembre (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Con fiebre elevada a 39 grados de temperatura, infección en las encías, y una alveolitis en la cavidad de una muela desprendida y extraída por el dentista que labora en el penal, los niveles de [...] Continue reading
Muere un prisionero en celdas de castigo de Kilo 8 [16-07-2013] Jorge Alberto Liriano Linares Preso en la prisión Cerámica Roja, Hablemos Press (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Camagüey, Cuba.- Un joven prisionero se suicidó en una de las celdas de castigo de Máxima Severidad Nacional de la cárcel de Kilo 8 en la provincia Camagüey. El cuerpo sin [...] Continue reading
Policía política confina y tortura a prisionero político ciego Juan Carlos González Leiva 13 de julio de 2013 Ciego de Ávila, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – La policía política de Raúl Castro confinó y tortura física y psicológicamente al prisionero político ciego y paralítico Alexander Roberto Fernández Rico, denunció la propia víctima este 11 de julio. [...] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 07.11.13 Cuba’s ex-prisons chief — accused of human-rights abuses — is back in the U.S. BY DAVID NORIEGA AND JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM A former Cuban prisons chief who was living in Miami and returned hastily to the island after he was accused of human-rights abuses is now back again in the [...] Continue reading
“The Lives of Others” Cuban Version / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on July 9, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, June 2013, Lilianne Ruiz, www.cubanet.org — On every street in Cuba there are so-called “revolutionary vigilantes,” people who work independently for the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR). They meet periodically with an official from the State [...] Continue reading
Ponerle ojos a la lengua LUNES, 08 DE JULIO DE 2013 02:43 ESCRITO POR JULIO CÉSAR ÁLVAREZ Cuba actualidad, Santos Suárez, La Habana, (PD) Cuando vimos aquellas imágenes en la primavera del año 2004, el refrán “vale más una imagen que mil palabras” regresó del olvido para recordarnos la vigencia de su significado. El televisor [...] Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 07.06.13 Tampa looks to capitalize on tomorrow’s Cuba BY ERIC BARTON FLORIDA CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING A group of 38 business leaders and politicians from Tampa flew to Cuba in late May. Tourist visas forbid them from any official meetings. But there was no mistaking that the trip was about promoting Tampa [...] Continue reading
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