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    From somebody to nobody

    Posted on Wednesday, 10.27.10
    CUBAN LEADERSHIP

    From somebody to nobody
    BY FRANK CALZON
    frank.calzon@cubacenter.org

    Granted, Miguel Angel Moratinos has been summarily relieved from his
    duties as Spain's foreign minister. Tearful as he may be about losing
    his job in Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's
    Cabinet shuffle intended to spur economic recovery, Moratinos is a… Continue reading

    Europe should keep heat on Cuba

    Posted on Tuesday, 10.26.10
    Europe should keep heat on Cuba
    OUR OPINION: Island dictatorship still holds prisoners of conscience

    Europe's ambivalence toward Cuba was on display again this week when
    foreign ministers from a few countries tried and failed to ease the
    European Union's sanctions against the Castro regime. If these friends
    of Cuba don't know… Continue reading

    Goal of liberty crosses lines of partisanship

    Posted on Sunday, 10.24.10
    Goal of liberty crosses lines of partisanship
    By MYRIAM MARQUEZ
    mmarquez@MiamiHerald.com

    They've been called intransigent. Hard-line. Even dinosaurs. No matter.
    They proudly accept the characterization — a mucha honra, as we say in
    Cuban, with much honor.

    They are the members of the Cuban Liberty Council, which split with the
    Cuban American… Continue reading

    Analysts see award to Fariñas as fourth setback in a week to the Castro regime

    Analysts see award to Fariñas as fourth setback in a week to the Castro
    regime

    A prestigious human rights prize awarded to dissident Guillermo Fariñas
    on Thursday was the fourth admonition to the Cuban government this week
    that its reforms are not enough, Cuba watchers said Thursday.
    (fot5) Fariñas, 48, a psychologist and independent journalist whose… Continue reading

    Dissident's prize another Cuba thorn

    Posted on Thursday, 10.21.10
    CUBA ANALYSIS

    Dissident's prize another Cuba thorn
    Cuban activist Guillermo Fariñas, awarded a European human rights prize,
    said he will start a new hunger strike if he's not allowed to leave the
    island to receive the honor.
    BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    A prestigious human rights prize awarded to dissident Guillermo Fariñas… Continue reading

    Church announces release of 5 more Cuba prisoners

    Posted on Thursday, 10.21.10
    Church announces release of 5 more Cuba prisoners
    By PAUL HAVEN
    Associated Press Writer

    HAVANA — The Roman Catholic Church on Thursday announced the names of
    five more Cuban inmates who have accepted exile in Spain in return for
    freedom, though none are among a group of 52 political prisoners jailed
    in… Continue reading

    Cuban government urged to let Guillermo Fariñas collect Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg in December

    Cuban government urged to let Guillermo Fariñas collect Sakharov Prize
    in Strasbourg in December
    Published on 21 October 2010
    In the same country

    The European Parliament today announced its decision to award this
    year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Guillermo Fariñas
    Hernández, a dissident journalist and blogger and tireless campaigner
    for civil liberties in… Continue reading

    Cuba dissident Farinas awarded Sakharov Prize by EU

    Cuba dissident Farinas awarded Sakharov Prize by EU
    21 October 2010 Last updated at 11:12 GMT

    GUILLERMO FARINAS
    * One of best-known Cuban dissidents; staged more than 20 hunger strikes
    * Ended four-month hunger strike in July
    * Supporter of non-violent protest, said he was ready to die in fight
    for human rights in Cuba
    *… Continue reading

    Cuban Dissident Wins Human Rights Prize – HRW

    Cuba:
    Cuban Dissident Wins Human Rights Prize
    21 Oct 2010 14:26:51 GMT
    Source: Human Rights Watch

    (New York) – The Council of Europe's award of its Sakharov prize for
    human rights to Guillermo Fariñas, the Cuban dissident who held a
    hunger strike to call for the release of other political prisoners, is a
    welcome step, Human… Continue reading

    Cuban dissident Farinas wins Sakharov rights prize

    Cuban dissident Farinas wins Sakharov rights prize
    By Arnaud Bouvier (AFP)

    STRASBOURG — The European parliament awarded Thursday its prestigious
    Sakharov human rights prize to Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, as
    Europe debates whether to normalise ties with the Communist regime.

    "Guillermo Farinas is an independent journalist and political dissident
    who was ready to sacrifice and risk… Continue reading

    EU rights prize for Cuban dissident Farinas

    Posted on Thursday, 10.21.10
    EU rights prize for Cuban dissident Farinas
    The Associated Press

    STRASBOURG, France — The European Parliament awarded its annual human
    rights prize on Thursday to Guillermo Farinas, the Cuban dissident whose
    134-day hunger strike helped draw attention to the plight of political
    dissidents jailed in a 2003 crackdown on dissent.

    Cuba began… Continue reading

    Dead Cuban Hunger Striker's Kin Can Emigrate

    Dead Cuban Hunger Striker's Kin Can Emigrate
    Thursday, 14 Oct 2010, 6:37 PM MDT

    (AFP) – Cuba has authorized the family of dissident Orlando Zapata, who
    died in February after an 85-day hunger strike, to emigrate directly to
    the United States, Zapata's mother told AFP Thursday.

    "They told me that the government had authorized the departure… Continue reading

    Cuban Government Offers Dissidents Exit Visas

    Cuban Government Offers Dissidents Exit Visas

    HAVANA – Several former political prisoners and the family of a
    dissident who died behind bars earlier this year are being given the
    opportunity to leave Cuba, members of the internal opposition said Thursday.

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Havana conveyed the government's offer to
    Reina Luisa Tamayo, mother of the… Continue reading

    Feeling prisoners' agony in Cuba

    Posted on Sunday, 10.10.10
    HUMAN RIGHTS

    Feeling prisoners' agony in Cuba
    BY MIRTA OJITO
    mirtaojito@columbia.edu

    Actor Danny Glover sent a letter to President Obama recently, asking him
    to grant humanitarian temporary visas to Adriana Perez and Olga
    Salanueva, wives of Gerardo Hernandez and Rene Gonzalez, two of the five
    Cubans convicted in Miami in 2001 for… Continue reading