Monthly Archives: November 2010
Evolution of Cuban revolution
November 27, 2010
• 1959: In January, Fidel Castro forces out President Fulgencio Batista.
In February, Castro becomes prime minister of Cuba.
• 1959: Castro signs the Agrarian Reform Act in May, banning foreigners
from owning land.
• 1960: In March, US President Dwight Eisenhower orders the CIA to train
Cuban exiles… Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 11.15.10
Cuban migrants report abuses in Mexico
Since a deal between Cuba and Mexico was made two years ago, Cubans
traveling through Mexico to get to the U.S. say their journey has become
riskier and costlier.
By PENILEY RAMIREZ
Special to El Nuevo Herald
MEXICO CITY — On Oct. 26, Yanisleidys Pineda Nápoles… Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 11.11.10
Cuba briefly delays release of 13 political prisoners
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
One of the 13 Cuban political prisoners who were expected to be released
last weekend has reported that he was told by one government official
that he would be freed within 15 to 30 days.
The report is the… Continue reading
Cuban bishops still see 'promise' of freedom for political prisoners
MIAMI (CNS) — The Cuban government may have missed a deadline to
release 13 prisoners of conscience detained in Cuba, but the work of the
church on their behalf — and for all prisoners on the island,
regardless of their offense — will continue, said Cuba… Continue reading
Reform in Cuba
Raúl the pragmatist
Bold changes intended to preserve Cuban communism may herald the
beginning of its end
Nov 11th 2010
SHORTLY after he took charge of Cuba from his ailing brother, Fidel, in
2006, Raúl Castro declared that his country's moribund communist economy
needed to change. But his failure to make anything more… Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 11.09.10
Dissidents vow protests to free comrades
Castro opponents threatened street protests unless 13 dissidents are
released from prison.
By JUAN O. TAMAYO
Cuba's Ladies in White and other dissidents vowed Monday to take to the
streets if the government does not soon release the 13 opponents it had
promised to free… Continue reading
Cuba deadline to free political prisoners passes
By PAUL HAVEN, Associated Press Paul Haven, Associated Press – Mon Nov
8, 12:06 am ET
HAVANA – The wives and mothers of Cuba's most prominent political
prisoners marched through the leafy streets of the capital Sunday, but
their demands that the government honor an agreement to release… Continue reading
Families, church press Cuba on dissidents' release
By Isabel Sanchez (AFP)
HAVANA — Dozens of human rights activists marched and shouted "Freedom"
here to press the Cuban government to meet its own deadline for freeing
a large group of political prisoners.
At the center of the showdown are 13 prisoners who have rejected exile,
putting pressure… Continue reading
8 November 2010 Last updated at 08:21 GMT
Cuba urged to free more prisoners
Opposition activists in Cuba have accused the government of failing to
keep its promise to free another 13 jailed dissidents.
President Raul Castro agreed in July to free 52 political prisoners
within four months.
Most have been released into exile in Spain,… Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 11.07.10
Deadline gone, Cuban dissident vows hunger strike
By PAUL HAVEN
HAVANA — A prominent Cuban dissident is vowing to begin a hunger strike
Monday to pressure the government to free the last 13 political
prisoners jailed in a 2003 crackdown on dissent, after a midnight
deadline for the men's release… Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 11.02.10
Protest marchers beaten, detained
Cuban authorities cracked down on a march Sunday to pray at the tomb of
a dissident whose death became a rallying cry for human rights activists.
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
Cuban security agents beat and detained about 40 dissidents after the
mother of the late political prisoner… Continue reading
Cuba to release longest-held political prisoner
HAVANA | Mon Nov 1, 2010 4:59pm EDT
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba will free its longest-held political prisoner,
jailed since 1985, and send him to Spain as the government continues to
ship opponents out of the country.
The Catholic Church said on Monday that Cuba had agreed to release three… Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 11.01.10
Cuba to send 3 more prisoners to exile in Spain
By PAUL HAVEN
HAVANA — Roman Catholic officials on Monday announced the names of
three more Cuban prisoners who have accepted exile in Spain in return
One of the men, Adrian Alvarez Arenciba, has been in jail since… Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 10.31.10
Cuba faces looming deadline for prisoner release
By PAUL HAVEN
HAVANA — Angel Moya has told relatives he will never stop fighting for
political change in Cuba, and hopes to be a thorn in the government's
side if he is released from jail. Hector Maseda's wife says he will
leave… Continue reading