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‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story Stephen Gibbs Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT If you happened to go to a […] Continue reading
Cuba and LGBT Rights ERNESTO ANTUNEZ 08.08.15 Reuters LGBT rights in Cuba are perplexing from an ideological standpoint. Communist theory itself is unclear on the issue of homosexuality. Logically, one would assume that, given communism’s emphatic support of abortion, disdain for the family unit and rejection of religiously based morality, its position on homosexuality would […] Continue reading
Cuba first among nations to end mother-to-child HIV, syphilis – Island nation helped by integrated, national health system – WHO effort seeks to get rates so low they are no longer health problem – Officials believe U.S. has met requirements as well BY CHRIS ADAMS cadams@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON World health officials say Cuba has become the […] Continue reading
Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE IACHR 2007
CHAPTER IV
CUBA

I. COMPETENCE FOR OBSERVING AND EVALUATING THE HUMAN RIGHTS
SITUATION IN CUBA

84. The authority of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to
observe the human rights situation in Cuba derives from the provisions
of the OAS Charter, from the Commission's own Statute, and from its
Rules… Continue reading

Obama emphasizes renewed diplomacy
Posted on Tue, Nov. 27, 2007
BY CHARLES BABINGTON
Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. —
Democrat Barack Obama, confronting claims that he's light on foreign
policy, surrounded himself Tuesday with heavyweights who said his
differences with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton and others are just what
the country needs: A new leader willing to… Continue reading

Che, Cuba and Christmas
2006-12-24 The Wall Street Journal, Page A13
Mary Anastasia O`grady

The Americas. December 22, 2006. Until yesterday Christmas shoppers at
Target department stores could purchase a 24-CD carrying case decorated
with the image of Che Guevara. When I heard about it, I wondered why the
retailer would want to promote the memory… Continue reading

Sahara issue
Sahrawi children inhumanely treated in Cuba, former Cuban official
Morocco TIMES 3/31/2006 | 12:45 am GMT

“Sahrawi children, who are sent to Cuba, followed military training and
courses on making explosives,” testified one of the Cuban former
officials, who made documentaries on the inhumane conditions of the
Sahrawi children in Cuba, reported MAP news… Continue reading

Cuba

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005
Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
March 8, 2006

Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a
president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life
through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations,… Continue reading