Torture in Cuba
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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
Opinion: U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny BY TED CRUZ I had the honor recently to meet with Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet, who was visiting the United States to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom that President George W. Bush had awarded him in 2007. Then serving a 25-year prison sentence for […] 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
Cuban Refugees Flocking to Texas Border by Julián Aguilar March 22, 2016 The same week President Obama makes the first trip to Cuba by an American president in almost 90 years, The Rolling Stones will play a free concert in Havana — the first open-air show there by a British rock band. But changing times […] 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
Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spells out Cuba’s new revolution 04/02 14:48 CET The commercial embargoes have been falling one after the other. The official visit of Raul Castro to France talked about a new reality between Cuba and Europe. Between Cuba and the World. Symbols were in evidence. In August 2015 there was another […] 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
The slow thaw of US-Cuba relations By Judy Robbins, Special to the BDN Posted May 24, 2015, at 6:48 a.m. One might perceive change is happening apace in this new era in U.S.-Cuba relations. But in the five months since the declarations of presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro that diplomatic relations between the two […] 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
Esbirros* / Fernando Damaso Posted on September 21, 2013 A Castro goon harassing a group of Ladies in White holding posters of the former political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo who died in prison on a hunger strike. The word esbirro*, to designate someone who committed acts against human dignity, including torture and murder, sheltered by […] Continue reading
The Forgotten Prisoner / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on August 22, 2013 Havana, Cuba, August 2013, 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
How Cuba Will Use UNHRC Nominee Jean Ziegler to Spread Lies, Propaganda Published by unwatch – at August 19, 2013 November 1, 2007, in Havana, Cuba: Jean Ziegler, UN Special Rapporteur on The Right to Food (L) is welcomed by Cuba’s Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque. Ziegler’s visit marks the first time in many years […] Continue reading
Many Cuban blacks suffered longer incarceration in Castro’s dungeons and torture chambers “Axis of Evil” Alive and Well By Humberto Fontova (Bio and Archives) Monday, August 19, 2013 “Foreign reporters—preferably American—were much more valuable to us at that time (1957-59) than any military victory. Much more valuable than recruits for our guerrilla force, were American […] Continue reading
The Briton who languished in a Cuban jail after being accused of spying Stephen Purvis has returned to Britain after spending 16 months in a Cuban jail on false spying and fraud charges. He speaks to Colin Freeman about the ordeal. By Colin Freeman9:00PM BST 06 Jul 2013 WHEN the £400 million Bellomonte Golf and [...] Continue reading
Visiting activists share Cuba’s human rights plight April 20, 2013 By Jasmine Rogers ( , The Marietta Times Cuba is only 90 miles from the shores of the U.S., but many more miles away in terms of human rights, a group of visiting activists shared with more than 100 area college students during a visit [...] 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
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