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Cuba: 50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ Kyodo via AP Images by FRANCES MARTEL 6 Mar 2017 The Cuban anti-Communist group Ladies in White reports at least 50 of its members were arrested this weekend following a mob attack on their headquarters in Havana, in which the dissidents were forced to […] 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
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
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
Tampa men on opposite sides of the Cuba question to debate in Ybor By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: October 4, 2015 TAMPA — Al Fox and Ralph Fernandez are strident champions of opposite positions on the Cuba question, but the two Tampa men might agree on one thing: When it comes to their […] Continue reading
Che Guevara: Not a Saint, Not a Butcher March 16, 2015 Martín Guevara* HAVANA TIMES — Today, I had something of a domestic dispute with an on-line acquaintance who asked me what I thought about my uncle Ernesto “Che” Guevara having been a “butcher.” I tackled the issue more or less saying that, generally speaking, […] 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
Spanish Bank Can’t Deflect Claims by Cuba Terror Victims Jan Wolfe, The Litigation Daily August 25, 2014 After winning about $3.5 billion in default judgments against the Republic of Cuba, Fidel Castro’s persecuted political opponents and their families have cleared a hurdle in their bid to seize frozen Cuban assets at global banks including Spain’s […] Continue reading
The USCCB, Cuba and the Chong Chon Gang By Marielena Montesino de Stuart ♦ Bishop Richard E. Pates tries to influence American policy towards Cuba. ♦ The socialist reality of the USCCB is clear, even when they coat it with Cuban sugar. ♦ With Obama in the White House and Francis in the Vatican – […] Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 07.06.13 Tampa looks to capitalize on tomorrow’s Cuba BY ERIC BARTON FLORIDA CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING A group of 38 business leaders and politicians from Tampa flew to Cuba in late May. Tourist visas forbid them from any official meetings. But there was no mistaking that the trip was about promoting Tampa [...] Continue reading
Interview with Rosa Maria Paya / Lilianne Ruiz, Rosa Maria Paya Posted on June 18, 2013 By Lilianne Ruíz HAVANA, Cuba, May, www.cubanet.org.- Rosa María Payá, daughter of the late leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, returned to Cuba after finishing a tour with the main objective of promoting an international investigation to clarify 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
Jorge Olivera: The History of the Cuban Dissidence is Long / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 12, 2013 For someone from Havana, the best thing is to walk the streets in spring. These March days, Jorge Olivera Castillo, 52, poet and journalist, is delighted by the green of the trees, the salty aroma, and the [...] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 10.02.12 Retired spy in Brothers to the Rescue case lives in obscurity in Havana By Tracey Eaton Florida Center for Investigative Reporting HAVANA — Lt. Col. Juan Pablo Roque wore his Rolex with pride — the unique pride of a Cuban double agent who once worked for the FBI. But now the [...] 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
Posted on Saturday, 04.21.12 The hit teams that carried out Castro's vendettas In an excerpt, the first of three, from his new book, 'Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine,' Brian Latell a retired CIA agent now with the University of Miami, discloses how a Cuban intelligence defector Assassination operations had always been Fidel's [...] Continue reading
Cuban Dissident Held Without Charges for WeeksPublished April 20, 2012FoxNews.com 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