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How Cuban State Security Intimidates Potential Informants / Iván García Iván García,9 April 2017 — They did not put a Makarov pistol to his head or torture him with electric prods. Let’s call him Josué. (The names in his article have been changed). He is a guy who wears American-made jeans, listens to jazz by […] Continue reading
When Your Ally’s Beards are on Fire*… / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 April 2017 — According to an old adage, when you see you neighbor’s beard on fire, go soak your own*. The maxim should be applied to the elderly Cuban dictator, especially if we take into account that the erratic performance […] Continue reading
Serious Threat against Journalist in Cuba February 20, 2017 HAVANA TIMES – Today the journalist Fernando Ravsberg warns of the public threats he has received from people linked to the most extremist side of Cuban officialdom. Ravsberg, who currently works for the Spanish newspaper Publico.es and writes his blog “Cartas desde Cuba” has been the […] 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
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
Tough Times in Cuba’s Prisons Former inmates describe abuse by warders as well as poor health, sanitation and nutrition. Former political prisoners in Cuba say conditions in jail are poor and inmates are often subject to abuse. Official data from 2012 showed Cuba with a prison population of 57,300, or 508 per 100,000 people. A […] Continue reading
What Can Journalists Do For Cuba? / Somos+, Kaned Garrido Posted on August 10, 2015 Somos+, 20 July 2015 — In 2014 the organization Reporters Without Borders released a list of “100 Heroes of Information.” They are journalists from 65 nations who have denounced crimes against humanity. From 25 to 75 years of age, they […] Continue reading
The Indomitable Opposition / Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 22, 2015 I am startled at the idea that the Cuban spies captured in the United States were at one time kept isolated, and that odes are written about this, as if it were an unheard of injustice. I don’t want to make comparisons, but the […] Continue reading
Reporters Without Borders to Hollande: “Mr. President, France should…” Posted on May 27, 2015 Reporters Without Borders to Hollande: “Mr. President, France should seek the immediate and unconditional release of Yoennis de Jesus Guerra Garcia, Juan Antonio Torres, and Angell Santiesteban-Prats.” Note: This post was written by the editor of Angel’s blog. Once again, Reporters […] Continue reading
CUBA: “SILENCE BY CUBA’S FRIENDS WOULD BE A FORM OF COMPLICITY” – FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE, 2003 PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 7 MAY 2015. On 11 May, François Hollande will become the first French president to visit Cuba since 1959 and the first western leader to do so since the United States and Cuba announced on 17 December […] Continue reading
No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on March 29, 2015 No blogger, no cry. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo 1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3 Repression was all over the blogosphere. 4 And the citizens saw the blogs were good. 5 So that […] Continue reading
Cuban Dissidents on the U.S. Embargo [18-11-2014 00:06:45] Jennifer Hernandez (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Berta Soler- Leader of the Ladies in White (1): “The position of the Ladies in White is that it should be strengthened. No oxygen to the Cuban government, no diplomatic overtures, because this will not benefit the people of Cuba. When there was a […] Continue reading
Havana: A Guide for Tourists / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 12, 2014 Useful advice for tourists who visit the last Communist barricade of the Cold War in the Caribbean If you speak Spanish, it’s advisable to get to know Havana by taking private taxis. In a rented car, air-conditioned and with a map of […] Continue reading
DISSIDENT BLOGGER COMPLETES YEAR IN DETENTION PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2014. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Angel Santiesteban-Prats, a writer who completes a year in detention today and who began a blog in 2008 called Los hijos que nadie quiso that was openly critical of the government. Santiesteban-Prats was […] Continue reading
Reporters Without Borders Calls for Angel Santiesteban’s Release Posted on February 28, 2014 Dissident blogger completes year in detention Published on Friday 28 February 2014. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Angel Santiesteban-Prats, a writer who completes a year in detention today and who began a blog in 2008 called Los […] 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
Cuba Grants Prison Access on Own Terms First visit in years highlights lack of regular outside monitoring. By Yaremis Flores Marín – Latin America 8 May 13 When the Cuban authorities offered foreign journalists rare access to the prison system last month, it was very much on their own terms. The visit took place on [...] Continue reading