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Uncertainty whittles away hope for Cuban migrants stranded in Panama BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com GUALACA, PANAMA The color green seems to fill everything in Chiriqui, the western province of Panama where the government is holding 124 undocumented Cuban migrants. The morning’s quiet amid huge pine trees is broken only by the hum of insects […] Continue reading
Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND ABEL FERNÁNDEZ ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com An elderly Cuban couple detained upon arrival at Miami International airport following an end to the “wet foot, dry foot” immigration policy remain in custody, almost a month after a judge denied their asylum application. […] Continue reading
UN expert probes human trafficking in Cuba Associated Press 3:59 p.m. ET April 10, 2017 Havana — An independent expert from the United Nations was in Cuba on Monday for a four-day visit to evaluate the human trafficking situation on the island for the first time in a decade. Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro is […] Continue reading
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
Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and FRANCES ROBLES JAN. 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he was terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an unexpected […] Continue reading
Gov. Scott to Raul Castro: Bring Freedom and Democracy to Cuba By: FOX 13 News staff POSTED:DEC 21 2016 11:09AM EST UPDATED:DEC 21 2016 11:09AM EST TALAHASSEE (FOX 13) – Governor Rick Scott sent a strongly-worded letter Tuesday to Raul Castro urging him to bring absolute freedom and democracy to Cuba. In the correspondence, Governor […] Continue reading
HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba Two offerings coincide with strongman’s death. Glenn Garvin | December 3, 2016 HBO should get a little trophy from the television industry for giving executives something to talk about at holiday parties besides falling ratings and the specific level of Hell that should be reserved for whoever invented this […] Continue reading
Who Violates the Rights of Whom in Cuba … Washington or Havana? / Somos+ Carlos Raúl Macías López, 15 September 2016 — Starting in the second half of the twentieth century, the world has witnessed a phenomenon without parallel in the history of mankind, one which has been strengthened by the fall of the Berlin […] 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
‘It’s a regime that has always been anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian’ Castro still Israel’s enemy, prominent Cuban dissident warns on rare visit Undeterred by torture and prison, Oscar Biscet draws attention to the totalitarian nature of the regime in Havana. I may get killed when I return but I must continue my fight, he saysBY RAPHAEL […] Continue reading
What Everyone Should Avoid / 14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer 14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer, Miami, 6 August 2016 — We live in complex times. The world is full of problems, some more serious than others. We live in the twenty-first century of the Christian Era, with some surrounded by comfort and wonderful technologies and others living […] Continue reading
U.S. worried about hunger-striking Cuban dissidents: State Department July 29, 2016 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is concerned about the physical well-being of hunger-striking activists in Cuba and is closely watching their situation, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. “We stand in solidarity with those who advocate for human rights and fundamental freedoms, […] Continue reading
Cuba Post-‘Normalization’: Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest by FRANCES MARTEL21 Jul 20167 Guillermo Fariñas, a Cuban human rights activist who has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s concessions to dictator Raúl Castro, has declared himself on a hunger strike following a severe beating in which communist agents tortured him for […] Continue reading
1950 brochure for Florida-to-Cuba cruise is a fascinating time capsule SUSAN TAYLOR MARTIN Tampa Bay Times After a decades-long hiatus, Miami-to-Cuba cruises resumed this month with a hefty price tag, a lot of political baggage and an enormous amount of publicity. But before Fidel Castro seized power in 1959, overnight sailings to Havana were an […] 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
U.S. Tour Operators Rethink Future of People-to-People Tours in Cuba Dan Peltier, Skift – Apr 26, 2016 6:45 am @djpeltier The tour companies that have been guiding U.S. tourists through Cuba up to now will eventually evolve or go away, but right now when restaurants are full and beds are, too, they may be more […] Continue reading
Cuban–American says Obama’s visit to Cuba ‘invalidates all the suffering’ she and others have experienced Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 9:30 pm By CATHY DYSON Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star FREDERICKSBURG — While some cheered President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuba — and what may be a new chapter in relations between the two countries — […] Continue reading
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