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    U.S.-Cuba relations under Obama fall to lowest point

    U.S.-Cuba relations under Obama fall to lowest point
    Reuters
    By Jeff Franks Jeff Franks – Wed Mar 31, 10:36 am ET

    HAVANA (Reuters) – U.S.-Cuban relations have fallen to their lowest
    point since Barack Obama became U.S. president and are in danger of
    getting worse unless the two countries take serious steps toward ending
    five decades… Continue reading

    Are Cuba's true martyrs a portent of a new 1989?

    Are Cuba's true martyrs a portent of a new 1989?

    In a godforsaken corner of the Western Hemisphere, a group of people
    have decided to die for a cause and harm no one else in the process
    Alvaro Vargas Llosa

    Washington — From Wednesday's Globe and Mail Published on Tuesday, Mar.
    30, 2010 5:38PM EDT Last… Continue reading

    Health of hunger-striking Cuban dissident worsens: mother

    Health of hunger-striking Cuban dissident worsens: mother
    AFP – Monday, March 29

    HAVANA (AFP) – – Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who has been on a
    full hunger strike for 28 days, has a staph infection and is in the
    early stages of a battle against septic shock that could kill him, his
    mother told AFP Sunday.… Continue reading

    New chill enters US-Cuba relations after Obama's brief thaw

    New chill enters US-Cuba relations after Obama's brief thaw

    President Obama has made several goodwill gestures toward Havana, giving
    US businesses the hope that Cuba relations could improve. But the Castro
    regime appears unwilling to compromise.

    By Howard LaFranchi, Staff writer / March 30, 2010
    Washington

    US business is setting its sights on Cuba, but the… Continue reading

    A welcome word among Cuban exiles: `Unity'

    Posted on Tuesday, 03.30.10
    A welcome word among Cuban exiles: `Unity'
    By Daniel Shoer Roth
    dshoer@ElNuevoHerald.com

    He had neither bathed nor eaten since Saturday, March 20.

    That day, angry and frustrated, Sergio Rodríguez Lorenzo dressed in
    white, climbed into the bed of his '98 Silverado pickup truck, and asked
    his son to drop him off in… Continue reading

    Health of hunger-striking Cuban dissident worsens

    Health of hunger-striking Cuban dissident worsens
    Published on Monday, March 29, 2010

    HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who has been on
    a full hunger strike for 28 days, has a staph infection and is in the
    early stages of a battle against septic shock that could kill him, his
    mother told AFP Sunday.… Continue reading

    Cuban hunger striker rejects Spanish offer

    Cuban hunger striker rejects Spanish offer
    By Esteban Israel
    Reuters
    Monday, March 29, 2010; 2:49 PM

    HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban hunger striker Guillermo Farinas on Monday
    rejected the Spanish government's latest offer to take him to Spain to
    head off another dissident death that could worsen Cuba's relations with
    the international community.

    Some of his fellow… Continue reading

    For Cubans, transition ahead

    For Cubans, transition ahead
    By Ted Mann
    Updated 03/28/2010 03:18 AM

    Still recovering from post-Cold War changes, the country seeks a new economic reality

    Reporter Ted Mann and photojournalist Sean D. Elliot traveled to Cuba last week with the Amistad, the reproduction schooner built at the Mystic Seaport. In 1839, the original Amistad was homeported in… Continue reading

    Cuban abuses may scuttle efforts to ease sanctions

    Posted on Sunday, 03.28.10
    U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS

    Cuban abuses may scuttle efforts to ease sanctions
    Some monumental misbehavior by the Castro government may scuttle a move
    in Congress to ease sanctions.
    BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    The recent brutish crackdown on the Ladies in White protest marchers,
    the latest in a string of abuses in Cuba, might… Continue reading

    Gloria Estefan at intersection of art, politics

    Posted on Saturday, 03.27.10

    Gloria Estefan at intersection of art, politics
    In my opinion: Human rights and the Ladies in White
    Myriam Marquez discusses human rights, the Calle Ocho protest led by
    Gloria Estefan and the 'Damas de Blanco' in Cuba.
    Ladies in White stand up to regime in Cuba
    In this 2008 interview, Yolanda Huerga… Continue reading

    Message to Cuba

    Message to Cuba
    Marchers in U.S. back dissidents, rip regime
    SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010

    Cuban-Americans are responding to an incident that occurred in Cuba last
    week which highlights the island government's treatment of political
    dissidents.

    A group of about 30 women called the Ladies in White were marching in
    Havana when they were assailed by state… Continue reading

    Estefans break new ground with march

    Posted on Saturday, 03.27.10
    THE LADIES IN WHITE

    Estefans break new ground with march
    BY AIDA LEVITAN
    levitanbiz@gmail.com

    Gloria and Emilio Estefan have always been pioneers. When no one thought
    a Miami Cuban-American musical group could cross over into the general
    market, the Estefans did the impossible, becoming internationally
    famous, selling millions of records and producing… Continue reading

    Bell Tolls For Cuba

    Bell Tolls For Cuba
    Posted 03/25/2010 08:07 PM ET

    Tyranny: The death of a dissident on a hunger strike last month is still
    sending shock waves to Cuba's regime. Cuba's global support is falling
    away — and President Obama's surprise slam at Havana is one of many.

    It may be the end of the Cuban regime,… Continue reading

    Wave of Protests Signal Frustration Inside Cuba

    Wave of Protests Signal Frustration Inside Cuba
    Brian Wagner | Miami 26 March 2010

    Tens of thousands of people have marched in Miami to protest a recent
    crackdown in Cuba against dissident groups on the island.
    Cuban-Americans say there is a rising tide of resentment against the
    Cuban regime and the failure of promised reforms.

    People… Continue reading

    Tens of thousands join Gloria Estefan in march for Cuban protesters

    Posted on Friday, 03.26.10
    LITTLE HAVANA | GLORIA ESTEFAN'S PROTEST

    Tens of thousands join Gloria Estefan in march for Cuban protesters

    In solidarity with the Ladies in White, tens of thousands of people
    joined Gloria Estefan in an emotionally charged march in Miami.
    Tens of thousands march for Ladies in White
    Gloria Estefan and a huge… Continue reading

    Cuban dissidents praise Obama, government silent

    Cuban dissidents praise Obama, government silent
    Jeff Franks
    HAVANA
    Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:09pm EDT

    HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban dissidents applauded U.S. President Barack
    Obama on Thursday for denouncing their ill treatment by the Cuban
    government and said it had helped their cause.

    Cuba

    They praised him for standing by them in what appeared to be… Continue reading

    Obama toughens his stance over Cuba's crackdowns

    Posted on Wednesday, 03.24.10
    U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS

    Obama toughens his stance over Cuba's crackdowns
    The president censured Cuba's attacks on dissent as Gloria Estefan
    prepared to lead a march Thursday in Miami's Little Havana to support
    the Ladies in White.
    BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    President Barack Obama, in his harshest censure of Cuba's repression of
    dissent,… Continue reading

    Obama calls on Cuba to respect its people's rights

    Posted on Wednesday, 03.24.10
    Obama calls on Cuba to respect its people's rights
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling on the Cuban government
    to respect the rights of its people.

    In a statement Wednesday, Obama cited the recent jailhouse death of a
    dissident on a hunger strike, uniformed Cuban security agents blocking… Continue reading

    Calle Ocho packed with marchers organized by Gloria Estefan

    Posted on Thursday, 03.25.10
    Calle Ocho packed with marchers organized by Gloria Estefan
    BY LUISA YANEZ, JENNIFER LEBOVICH And FABIOLA SANTIAGO
    fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com

    Throngs of Cuban exiles wearing white and carrying gladioluses and Cuban
    flags packed a stretch of Calle Ocho closed to traffic Thursday to make
    way for a silent five-block march led by singer Gloria… Continue reading

    Cuban 'Lady in White' tells of police repression

    Cuban 'Lady in White' tells of police repression
    23 March 2010

    Laura Pollan is one of the "Ladies in White", who has been demonstrating
    in Havana for the release of relatives imprisoned for their criticism of
    the Cuban government.

    Her husband, HÃetor Fernando Maseda Gutierrez, 67, is an engineer and
    independent journalist and one of 75… Continue reading

    Cuba Gets Historic Criticism From Chile's Socialist Party

    Cuba Gets Historic Criticism From Chile's Socialist Party
    Written by Mira Galanova
    Monday, 22 March 2010 05:21

    Socialist deputies express concern over human rights violations

    Chile's Socialist Party (PS) is condemning the regime of Cuban President
    Raul Castro for its abuse of human rights — a historic change in the
    attitude of Chile's most important left-wing… Continue reading

    Cuban official urges political hunger striker to stop

    Cuban official urges political hunger striker to stop
    AFP March 22, 2010, 9:26 am

    HAVANA (AFP) – A top Cuban state security official for the first time
    visited hunger striker Guillermo Farinas in hospital and urged him to
    stop his nearly month-long protest, a spokesman for the dissident said.

    The head of Cuba's department of counterrevolutionary… Continue reading

    Marchers defy Cuba on political prisoners

    Marchers defy Cuba on political prisoners
    AFP , HAVANA
    Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010, Page 7

    Wives and mothers of political prisoners completed an unprecedented week
    of protest marches in Havana in defiance of the authorities to press for
    the release of dissidents held for seven years.

    "I hope that these [marches] will be the last ones,… Continue reading

    Cubans starting to see leaders as suspended in time

    Posted on Sunday, 03.21.10
    Cubans starting to see leaders as suspended in time
    By MYRIAM MARQUEZ
    mmarquez@MiamiHerald.com

    For commie spin in six languages, check out www.granma.cu. Prepare to be
    sucked up in a time warp of such dimensions that you'll be ducking and
    covering, holding your breath for the big one to hit.

    Because in… Continue reading

    Cuban Arrests Of Women Relatives Shows Hardening On Rights Issue

    Cuban Arrests Of Women Relatives Shows Hardening On Rights Issue
    Published on March 19, 2010
    by EU News Network
    STRASBOURG, FRANCE

    Cuba's detention of 30 women relatives of political prisoners showed no
    sign of an early resolution as European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek
    issued a sharp condemnation of Havana's actions aimed at crushing dissent.

    Washington condemned… Continue reading

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