Torture in Cuba
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Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND ABEL FERNÁNDEZ An elderly Cuban couple detained upon arrival at Miami International airport following an end to the “wet foot, dry foot” immigration policy remain in custody, almost a month after a judge denied their asylum application. […] Continue reading
‘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
Freedom remains in short supply in Cuba By ROBIN BERES 12 hrs ago In January 1961, the American embassy in Cuba was abruptly closed as the U.S. State Department recalled all of its personnel and President Eisenhower formally severed relations with the island nation. Within a few weeks of that decision, the only Americans remaining […] Continue reading
Fort Myers-to-Havana, Cuba, nonstop launches Monday LAURA RUANE, LRUANE@NEWS-PRESS.COM 2:49 p.m. EDT October 30, 2015 On Monday, Southwest Florida International writes a new chapter in its air service history. The airport’s first non-stop airline flight to Cuba departs at 2:15 p.m. Choice Aire’s service between RSW in Fort Myers, Florida, and Havana’s Jose Marti International […] Continue reading
Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline BY LINDA ROBERTSON LROBERTSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/27/2014 7:57 PM 12/27/2014 10:10 PM The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players who risk their lives on sea crossings only to be auctioned off by smugglers demanding an exorbitant cut of […] Continue reading
Abuses at the Border / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Posted on March 22, 2014 On March 7th I returned to Cuba from Miami and they seized seventy pounds of food from me. I doesn’t matter that I bought the ticket at the travel agency, sent the money and packages to my Country through “Go Cuba,” which […] Continue reading
Huber Matos: “The struggle continues. Viva Cuba Libre!” / CID Posted on February 27, 2014 Huber Matos died on the morning of 27 February in Miami. On the 25th he was admitted to Kendall Regional Hospital where he was diagnosed with a massive heart attack. On the 26th he asked that they withdraw his respirator […] 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
Interview with Rosa Maria Paya / Lilianne Ruiz, Rosa Maria Paya Posted on June 18, 2013 By Lilianne Ruíz HAVANA, Cuba, May, Rosa María Payá, daughter of the late leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, returned to Cuba after finishing a tour with the main objective of promoting an international investigation to clarify the [...] Continue reading
Calixto, the Resolute* / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 15, 2013 This past Tuesday, the Cuban authorities finally acknowledged Calixto R. Martinez Arias's right to go free, after he had served more than six months in prison, initially for the crime of "insulting the leadership figures of the Revolution." He had no trial. Martinez Arias [...] Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 06.26.11 Despite Mariel agreement, U.S. deports man to Cuba after almost 30 years Technically, only Cubans who arrived during the Mariel boatlift can be sent back to the island if they are criminals, but several cases of non-Mariel deportations have emerged.By ALFONSO One day in March 2010 Abraham Gonzalez, a Cuban [...] Continue reading