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Who Violates the Rights of Whom in Cuba … Washington or Havana? / Somos+ Carlos Raúl Macías López, 15 September 2016 — Starting in the second half of the twentieth century, the world has witnessed a phenomenon without parallel in the history of mankind, one which has been strengthened by the fall of the Berlin […] Continue reading
A Deplorable Spectacle / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya It is a crime to manipulate a child’s conscience for the adulation of a dictator. Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, 15 August 2016, Havana – This Saturday, August 13, 2016, was the culmination of true torture after months of putting up with the fanfare in the official media on the […] Continue reading
Cuba-Mexico Agree on Return of ‘Illegal’ Migrants / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 4 May 2016 — The memorandum of understanding between the governments of Cuba and Mexico that governs migration between the two countries is now in force. The agreement allows, starting now, automatic deportations from Mexico to Cuba to “strengthen cooperation between the two countries in […] Continue reading
Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights By Frank Jack Daniel in Havana, Matt Spetalnick 1:19 PM Wednesday Mar 23, 2016 Castro accuses US of double standards after Obama criticises human rights record. United States President Barack Obama yesterday pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island, publicly sparring […] Continue reading
Academies To Produce Macho-Men In Cuba / Abel Sierra Madero Posted on February 19, 2016 In the 1960s, close to 30,000 young men were detained in forced-labor camps. The mistreatments that took place in these camps, known as Military Units to Aid Production UMAP, in the name of “social hygiene,” testify to the homophobic component […] Continue reading
Remembering when the Catholic schools were closed in Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. Just read a story about a man known as Padre Gilberto, an American from Mississippi who is a priest in Cuba: The parishioners at La Merced church in Old Havana, one of Cuba’s most important shrines, know their bearded, soft-spoken priest as […] Continue reading
From Political Violence to Citizen Participation / Somos+, Alfonso Susano Posted on September 13, 2015 Alfonso Susano, 20 August 2015 — The highest level of conscience is required amongst those who practice politics. On the other hand, the same activity which should promote liberty and creativity of individuals can transform into the worst form of […] Continue reading
US-Cuba deal to restore ties puts spotlight on island’s human rights record Published December 19, 2014 Associated Press HAVANA – To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty. Cuba’s supporters see the […] Continue reading
A Disappointing International Human Rights Day in Cuba December 11, 2014 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES — International Human Rights Day has just been celebrated and Ziad Abu Ein, a Palestinian minister who took part in a planting of olive trees near Ramala, was murdered by an Israeli soldier. The soldier hit the minister on the […] Continue reading
Misguided Opinions / Fernando Damaso Posted on October 20, 2014 It comes to my attention that in recent months the World Bank has reported that, according to their evaluation, Cuba has one of the best public education systems in the world, with acceptable teacher pay, and the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has said […] 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
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
The Forgotten Prisoner / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on August 22, 2013 Havana, Cuba, August 2013, www.cubanet.org- Armando Sosa Fortuny has turned 71 in the prison known as Kilo 9, in Camaguey province. In the photo, which was secretly taken by a member of the Committee for the Liberation of Political Prisoners (CPLPP) who visited him […] Continue reading
Ministry for Foreign Affairs publishes reports on human rights situation The human rights reports, presented by Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs in spring 2013, cover the 35 countries of the Americas. The reports reflect the Government’s ambition to integrate human rights into all areas of foreign policy and are part of its efforts to safeguard [...] Continue reading
'Poor conditions in Cuba bring students home' March 25 2013 at 11:13am By Bongani Hans Durban – When Shanice Moodley left KwaZulu-Natal for Cuba to study medicine through a Department of Health programme she had high hopes for a bright future. But they were dashed within two months, at which point she gave up her [...] Continue reading
America's forgotten prisoner languishes in Cuban jail PAUL KORING WASHINGTON — The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Nov. 22 2012, 10:07 PM EST Suffering from a mysterious ailment and having lost nearly 50 kilograms languishing in Cuban prisons for nearly three years, Alan Gross is perhaps America's most forgotten prisoner. The development worker, with experience [...] Continue reading
HRC: Cuban migrants can apply for asylumBy: Brent Fuller | brent@cfp.ky31 October, 2012 The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission will ask government to consider re-drafting a 1999 agreement between the British Overseas Territory and Cuba that dictates how migrants from that country are to be dealt with when they illegally land on local shores.*   [...] Continue reading