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Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND ABEL FERNÁNDEZ ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com 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
LETTER TO OBAMA: MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016. Next week, President Barack Obama will visit Cuba, the first sitting President of the United States to do so since 1928. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written an open letter to President Obama asking […] Continue reading
Winds of change hit Cuba’s Mariel port Site of massive exodus in 1980s now free trade zone project Author: Andrea Torres, Local10.com Reporter, atorres@local10.com Hatzel Vela, Reporter, hvela@Local10.com Published On: Oct 29 2015 06:42:25 PM EDT Roberto Damas’ beloved island was in the hands of Fidel Castro’s revolution, and after spending years as a political […] Continue reading
LETTER TO JOHN KERRY: “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD” PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 13 AUGUST 2015. On August 14, Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Cuba in order to celebrate the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It is the first time since 1959 that the head of […] 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
Prison Diary VII. My Life in a Story / Angel Santiesteban Posted on March 31, 2013 Recently I’ve been reading the book “Mandatory Happiness” by the Romanian writer Norman Manea, deported as a child with his family to a Ukrainian concentration camp, and the way the author masterfully describes an everyday story under a totalitarian [...] Continue reading
Risky Business: Investing in Cuba Is More Than Just a Financial Gamble By Justin Rohrlich Jun 20, 2012 1:45 pm "It's hard to argue against weeding out corruption. Sometimes, in the process, you break a couple of eggs." MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Investment risk can mean a number of different things. This past fall, British businessman Amado [...] Continue reading
A Hunted Hunter / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. On March 24, 2010 when the political police deported me from Bayamo, Granma to Holguin, they took me directly to the G2 Operations Barrack located in the neighborhood of Pedernales. Lieutenant Colonel Sabuco, a notable oppressor known for his abuses and his aggression [...] Continue reading
Cuba: Authorities Step Up Harassment Of Independent News CentreWritten by: Reporters Without BordersJuly 2, 2011Bookmark and Share The Cuban authorities are waging a campaign to intimidate Hablemos Press, a Havana-based independent news centre, presumably because of its criticism of the government. In the past three months, 14 of its correspondents have been threatened and 10 [...] 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 CHARDYachardy@ElNuevoHerald.com One day in March 2010 Abraham Gonzalez, a Cuban [...] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 06.21.11 IMMIGRATION Cubans who can't be deported could end up detained in U.S. Cubans with deportation orders are alarmed about a bill in Congress that immigrant rights activists say could lead to indefinite detentions.By ALFONSO CHARDYachardy@ElNuevoHerald.com Julio Muñoz, who arrived during the Mariel boatlift in 1980, spent more time in immigration detention [...] Continue reading

Posted on Monday, 11.15.10
Cuban migrants report abuses in Mexico
Since a deal between Cuba and Mexico was made two years ago, Cubans
traveling through Mexico to get to the U.S. say their journey has become
riskier and costlier.
By PENILEY RAMIREZ
Special to El Nuevo Herald

MEXICO CITY — On Oct. 26, Yanisleidys Pineda Nápoles… Continue reading

Humberto Fontova
Fidel Castro Apologizes to Gays, MSM Accepts
Email Humberto Fontova | Columnist's Archive

The oldest gay-rights organization in Latin America is taking Fidel
Castro to the International Court of justice in The Hague for "crimes
against humanity."

"What?!" snort the "enlightened." This clown got the news exactly
bass-ackwards! In fact, last week Fidel Castro… Continue reading

Ex-CIA spy who exposed agents dies in Cuba
Wed Jan 9, 2008 7:36pm EST
By Anthony Boadle

HAVANA (Reuters) – Philip Agee, a former CIA agent who exposed its
undercover operations and dozens of its spies in Latin America in a 1975
book, has died in Havana, Cuba's Communist Party newspaper Granma said
on Wednesday.

Agee… Continue reading

ESPIONAGE
E. Germans drew blueprint for Cuban spying
A once-jailed Cuban exile's research reveals how East Germany exported
its repressive Stasi security system to Cuba, where it lives on today.
Posted on Sun, Nov. 04, 2007
BY MICHAEL LEVITIN
Special to The Miami Herald

BERLIN —
In the cavernous underground jail once run by East Germany's… 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

Posted on Wed, Nov. 23, 2005

IMMIGRATION
Exile could face deportation
Santiago Alvarez, benefactor of Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, could face deportation to Cuba and loss of his citizenship application.
BY ALFONSO CHARDY AND JAY WEAVER
achardy@herald.com

Santiago Alvarez, a permanent resident, could face deportation proceedings and be denied U.S. citizenship if convicted of federal… Continue reading