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Editorial: Holding the Repressors Accountable DDC | Madrid | 31 de Marzo de 2017 – 04:08 CEST. Both off and on the Island, in recent weeks several successful actions have been taken against State-perpetrated violence. Composed of lawyers, professors, human rights activists and political and student leaders of several Latin American countries, a new organization […] Continue reading
Cuban Government Launches Ideological Offensive On Human Rights Day / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 10 December 2016 — For several years on International Human Rights Day, the Cuban government has strengthed its ideological battle on the internet with police operations around the country. The volume of epithets posted on social networks and […] 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
Historia mínima y errónea del Moncada El análisis del asalto al cuartel Moncada, en Santiago de Cuba, como fuente de una polémica permanente Arnaldo M. Fernández, Broward | 26/07/2016 1:03 pm Necesitamos la historia de otra manera a como la necesita el holgazán mimado en los jardines del saber Federico Nietzsche, 1874 Por encargo del […] Continue reading
Sobre héroes y dictaduras Las dictaduras no rinden cuentas reales antes sus súbditos Los pueblos se inmovilizan para ser “protegidos” del exterior El general Raúl Castro ha congelado las esperanzas del cuentapropismo ALEJANDRO RÍOS Las dictaduras no rinden cuentas reales antes sus súbditos. Se ingenian unas parafernalias burocráticas verticales de ordena y mando en asambleas […] 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
Academies To Produce Macho-Men In Cuba / Abel Sierra Madero Posted on February 19, 2016 In the 1960s, close to 30,000 young men were detained in forced-labor camps. The mistreatments that took place in these camps, known as Military Units to Aid Production UMAP, in the name of “social hygiene,” testify to the homophobic component […] 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
Pope Francis Desecrates Memory of Catholic Martyrs in Cuba Humberto Fontova | Sep 26, 2015 “Dear Mom and Dad, I’ve just received the news that I’ll be executed by firing squad in the morning. I assure you, dear parents, that I’ve never felt such spiritual tranquility as I do now. I feel content knowing that […] Continue reading
The Censors Talk about Censorship / 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez Posted on March 31, 2015 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez, Havana, 30 March 2015 — The Surprised Pupil is a program whose first mistake is the name. With quite mediocre staging, presentation and content, really this television program has nothing surprising to see. But to hear, […] 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 migrants could lose easy access to green cards Daniel González, The Republic | azcentral.com 9:21 p.m. MST February 21, 2015 STORY HIGHLIGHTS – Experts say the ‘wet-foot, dry-foot’ policy may soon end as U.S. and Cuba normalize relations – Fears that the policy could end has triggered a spike in Cuban migrants trying to […] Continue reading
January 19, 2015 The Honorable Barack Obama The White House Washington, DC 20500 OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: SUPPORT FOR A NEW COURSE ON CUBA Dear Mr. President, We write to commend you on the historic actions you are taking to update America’s policy toward Cuba and Cuban citizens. Our new posture of engagement will […] Continue reading
‘Apoyo a la nueva política hacia Cuba’ DDC | Washington | 19 Ene 2015 – 5:49 pm. Un total de 78 figuras políticas piden al presidente estadounidense que trabaje con el Congreso para avanzar en la normalización de las relaciones con La Habana. 19 de enero, 2015 Excelentísimo Presidente Barack Obama La Casa Blanca Washington, […] Continue reading
Castro foes not ready to quit By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: January 4, 2015 TAMPA — Day after day for four months, Roberto Pizano was marched from inside a prison to a pond holding human waste from a tuberculosis hospital nearby. As punishment for his crimes against the revolution of Fidel Castro, Pizano […] 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
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
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