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Hillary Clinton Endorsed By Cuba’s Mass-Murdering Castro Brothers HUMBERTO FONTOVA 4:18 PM 10/21/2016 “It’s Hillary’s hour!… The only hope of defeating Donald Trump is Hillary Clinton…the difference between the two candidates is vast. Barack Obama did not exaggerate when he claimed that she was better prepared to be a U.S. President than even he was—or […] 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
Winds of change hit Cuba’s Mariel port Site of massive exodus in 1980s now free trade zone project Author: Andrea Torres, Reporter, Hatzel Vela, Reporter, 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
Without Freedom, Without Justice, Without Law / Amir Valle and Elisa Tabakman Posted on June 29, 2015 New Violations of Ángel Santiesteban’s Rights Amir Valle and Elisa Tabakman, 28 June, 2015 — Today, June 28, 2015, Angel Santiesteban Prats should have been released on parole after having served exactly half of his unjust sentence. In […] Continue reading
Ex-political prisoner warns Congress on U.S.-Cuba accord By William E. Gibson Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s outreach to Cuba will only perpetuate the torture, beatings and harsh imprisonment faced by Cubans who dare speak out against the Castro regime, former political prisoner Jorge Garcia Perez Antunez told members of Congress on Thursday. Republicans […] Continue reading
“My Most Fruitful and Difficult Experience Has Been Jail” / 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz, Antunez Posted on October 27, 2014 14ymedio, LILIANNE RUIZ, Havana, October 25, 2014 — On leaving prison, it took Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, known as Antunez, some time to digest that he could go where he wanted without being watched. They had […] Continue reading
Opposition Group Slams Cuba’s 963 Political Arrests in June HAVANA – The dissident Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) said on Tuesday that at least 963 arrests were made for political reasons last month on the Communist-ruled island. In its monthly report, the commission noted the cases of independent journalists Guillermo Fariñas […] Continue reading
HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES Exclusive: Marisa Martin blasts celebs for ignoring Cuba’s persecuted artists MARISA MARTIN Fidel Castro, Hollywood’s favorite living dictator, and his li’l bro Raul arrested more than 360 political prisoners in the first 13 days of May alone. Perhaps Kings Castro I and II are just trying to balance out […] Continue reading
Posted on Wednesday, 10.16.13 Che Guevara’s image doesn’t fit ghastly reality BY HUMBERTO FONTOVA HFONTOVA.COM Good thing the college “hipsters” who wear Che T-shirts didn’t live in Stalinist Cuba under their idol. “Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates!” snarled the KGB-mentored Che Guevara in 1961. “Instead they must dedicate themselves to study, […] 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 Solitude of the Desert / Angel Santiesteban Angel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated Translator's note: This blog post does NOT relate to Angel's most recent arrest this week. It relates to a series of criminal charges the regime fabricated against him in order to be able to imprison him as a "criminal" rather than as a [...] Continue reading
May being brave not be so costly, and being a coward not so worthwhile* / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruíz, Translator: Unstated In one of those programs that State Security shows on Cuban television, I have seen one of the men I most admire for his courage in this saga for the freedom of Cuba. But [...] Continue reading
Cuban Dissident Held Without Charges for WeeksPublished April 20, Havana – The opposition Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation on Thursday denounced the fact that former political prisoner José Daniel Ferrer remains in jail without any charges being filed against him more than two weeks after being arrested. "He continues to be [...] Continue reading
Posted on Wednesday, 03.21.12 Amnesty denounces detentions of Cuba oppositionBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press HAVANA — Amnesty International on Wednesday placed four jailed Cubans on its global list of prisoners of conscience, the only inmates on the island to have such a designation, and denounced the Communist-run government for what it called a campaign of intimidation [...] Continue reading
Beset by online surveillance and content filtering, netizens fight onPublished on Monday 12 March 2012. This report, which presents the 2012 list of countries that are "Enemies of the Internet" and "under surveillance," updates the report published on 12 March 2011. The last report, released in March 2011 at the climax of the Arab Spring, [...] Continue reading
The Pot-Banging Protest of January 2012 / Jorge Luis García Pérez AntunezAntunez, Translator: Unstated In January, the first month of 2012, the Cuban internal resistance was the scene of two major events which, for their impact and significance, are milestones and mark the Cuban nation. On January 19, 2012 the death of political prisoner Wilman [...] 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