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    Evolution of Cuban revolution

    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

    Cuban migrants report abuses in Mexico

    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

    Cuba "briefly delays" release of 13 political prisoners

    Posted on Thursday, 11.11.10
    Cuba briefly delays release of 13 political prisoners
    BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    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

    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

    Raúl the pragmatist

    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

    Dissidents vow protests to free comrades

    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
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    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

    Cuba deadline to free political prisoners passes
    AP
    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

    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

    Cuba urged to free more prisoners

    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

    Deadline gone, Cuban dissident vows hunger strike

    Posted on Sunday, 11.07.10
    Deadline gone, Cuban dissident vows hunger strike
    By PAUL HAVEN
    Associated Press

    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

    Protest marchers beaten, detained

    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
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    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

    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

    Cuba to send 3 more prisoners to exile in Spain

    Posted on Monday, 11.01.10
    Cuba to send 3 more prisoners to exile in Spain
    By PAUL HAVEN
    Associated Press

    HAVANA — Roman Catholic officials on Monday announced the names of
    three more Cuban prisoners who have accepted exile in Spain in return
    for freedom.

    One of the men, Adrian Alvarez Arenciba, has been in jail since… Continue reading

    Cuba faces looming deadline for prisoner release

    Posted on Sunday, 10.31.10
    Cuba faces looming deadline for prisoner release
    By PAUL HAVEN
    Associated Press

    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