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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
Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight Published October 31, 2015 TRACEY EATON The graffiti artist jailed for 10 months after he painted the names “Fidel” and “Raúl” on two pigs said today he isn’t backing down. “Art is my life and I can’t breathe without a life,” said Danilo Maldonado, also known as “El Sexto.” “Of […] Continue reading
Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers The regime was built on the blood of dissidents like those the U.S. now avoids acknowledging. By ARMANDO VALLADARES Aug. 20, 2015 7:23 p.m. ET All Rosa Maria Payá wants is a copy of her father’s autopsy report. All her father wanted before he was murdered by Castro’s […] 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
No freedom of speech in Cuba despite easier foreign travel-activist Source: Reuters – Wed, 1 May 2013 04:59 PM * Dissident among 19 Cubans allowed to leave so far * Says Havana controls media * Britain, Spain and U.S. call for freedom of association By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 1 (Reuters) – The Castro government’s [...] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 02.16.12 Leading Cuban dissident asks pope to press Castro regime on human rightsBy ERIKA BOLSTADMcClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — With a visit from Pope Benedict XVI scheduled next month, one of Cuba's best-known political dissidents on Thursday called on the Roman Catholic leader to use his power and visibility to shine a light [...] Continue reading

CUBAN GOVERNMENT DENIES WORKERS THEIR TRADE UNIONS RIGHTS

Despite Increased Repression Independent Unions Continue to Emerge
Inside Cuba
By Jack Otero

During the Clinton Administration Mr. Otero served as Deputy
Undersecretary of Labor for International Affairs, Assistant Secretary
of Labor-Designate and was the U.S. Government Representative on the
Governing Body of the International Labor Organization (ILO)… Continue reading

A prisoner no more
By ANDREA SLIVKA
STAFF WRITER

When Cuban native Lisset Diez was 13, her father came to the United
States after years of imprisonment and torture as a political prisoner
of Fidel Castro.

"I didn't see him for 23 years, and I actually never thought we would
see each other again before he… Continue reading

Ibn Warraq, Michael Weiss
Inhuman Rights
The UN's Human Rights Council, friend to Islamists and tyrants everywhere

In December 2006, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), an
international group established in 1971 and representing 57 countries,
hosted an emergency summit in Mecca. The event became infamous after two
angry imams from Denmark presented a dossier… Continue reading

Cuba renews demands that the U.S. hand over Guantanamo
Ray Sanchez/Direct from Havana | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
1:11 AM EST, January 29, 2009

Havana – For more than a century, the United States has controlled the
Guantanamo naval base in eastern Cuba for a measly $4,085 in lease fees
per year. Cuba has long refused to… 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

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

Castro’s Library Pass, Part IV
By Walter Skold
FrontPageMagazine.com | October 17, 2005

[This is Part IV of a four-part series regarding the American Library
Association’s pandering to Fidel Castro’s totalitarian regime. Click
here to read Part I, Part II and Part III. – The Editors]

It is understandable when leading Cuban librarians obediently sing the… Continue reading