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    Cuban man who sewed mouth shut collapses

    Posted on Thursday, 09.23.10
    Cuban man who sewed mouth shut collapses
    By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
    Associated Press Writer

    GUANABACOA, Cuba — A Cuban man who sewed his mouth shut after launching
    a hunger strike to protest confiscation of electronic devices by customs
    officials has collapsed and been sent to a hospital, his son said Thursday.

    Vladimir Alejo… Continue reading

    Cuban hunger striker who sewed lips shut hospitalized

    Posted on Thursday, 09.23.10
    Cuban hunger striker who sewed lips shut hospitalized
    The Cuban dissident who sewed his mouth shut to prove he was on a hunger
    strike fainted amid spasms, according to a report.
    BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    A Cuban dissident who sewed his lips shut after doctors made fun of his
    hunger strike… Continue reading

    Ignoring the cruelty

    Posted on Sunday, 09.19.10
    Cuba: Ignoring the cruelty
    BY MARTIN GUEVARA

    In the second half of the 1970s, the military junta of the Argentine
    Republic broke the grain embargo imposed by the United States and sold
    wheat to the Soviet Union.

    The USSR, under the leadership of Leonid Brezhnev, expressed its
    gratitude by awarding The Order… Continue reading

    Castro's Return Spells Doom For Cuba

    Foreign Policy:
    Castro's Return Spells Doom For Cuba
    by Jose R. Cardenas

    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro gives a speech at Havana's
    University. He has made a number of public appearances lately, most
    notably an interview with the The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg.
    September 13, 2010

    Jose R. Cardenas is an associate with the consulting firm
    VisionAmericas,… Continue reading

    Spain Cozies Up To Cuba

    Spain Cozies Up To Cuba
    Wednesday, September 08, 2010
    By Soeren Kern

    Six Cuban political prisoners arrived in Spain in August, joining 20
    others who came to the country in July after being released from prison
    by the dictatorship of Cuban President Raúl Castro. They form part of a
    July 7 deal struck between communist Cuba… Continue reading

    Resistance to the regime is here to stay

    Posted on Sunday, 09.05.10
    Resistance to the regime is here to stay
    BY ORLANDO GUTIERREZ-BORONAT
    info@directorio.org

    So Fidel Castro went back to college. Or, more precisely, to the iconic
    front steps of the University of Havana, where the hemisphere's longest
    ruling dictator delivered his first public speech after a four-year
    hiatus from mass rallies and other… Continue reading

    Cuban hunger striker rushed to hospital

    Posted on Friday, 09.03.10
    Cuban hunger striker rushed to hospital
    BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas underwent emergency surgery Friday to
    remove his gall bladder, inflamed as a result of his 135-day hunger
    strike earlier this year to demand the release of political prisoners.

    The surgery was successful but his recovery is uncertain… Continue reading

    Cuban dissidents offered political asylum

    Cuban dissidents offered political asylum
    Schwarzenberg calls for democracy activists to be released
    Posted: September 1, 2010
    By Cat Contiguglia – Staff Writer

    The Czech Republic has offered asylum to 10 Cuban dissidents and their
    families.

    In early July, the Spanish Foreign Ministry and the Catholic Church
    negotiated the release of 52 of 75 prisoners who… Continue reading

    Scourge of the Castros: Cuba's Ladies Courageous

    Thor Halvorssen
    Human rights advocate and film producer
    Posted: September 2, 2010 11:19 AM

    Scourge of the Castros: Cuba's Ladies Courageous

    HAVANA, CUBA — This coming Sunday a group of women, dressed in white
    and holding flowers, will walk quietly down the Quinta Avenida — Fifth
    Avenue. They have done this every Sunday for the past… Continue reading