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    Three Siblings On Hunger Strike Released On Parole

    Three Siblings On Hunger Strike Released On Parole 14ymedio, Havana, 3 April 2017 — The three Holguin siblings who had been on hunger strike since last March 7 were released on Sunday on parole, according to what their mother, Maydolys Leyva, told this newspaper. The activists Anairis Miranda, Adairis Miranda and Fidel Batista were sentenced […] Continue reading

    UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms

    UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 24 August 2016 – Five years can be a long time in Cuba, when we’re talking about an opposition organization. In the complex kaleidoscope of dissident groups and parties that make up civil society on the […] Continue reading

    Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government?

    Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government? / 14ymedio Guillermo Fariñas, UNPACU Activist: “With this [hunger strike] I am giving the Castro regime leaders to decide if they want to assassinate me publicly.” Eliécer Ávila, President of Somos+ (We Are More): “I don’t see how the death of leaders who […] Continue reading

    Ivan Hernandez And Felix Navarro Prevented From Leaving Cuba “A Second Time”

    Ivan Hernandez And Felix Navarro Prevented From Leaving Cuba “A Second Time” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 11 August 2016 – Cuba’s immigration authorities prevented activists Ivan Hernandez and Felix Navarro from traveling outside Cuba this Thursday. The former prisoners of the 2003 Black Spring were invited to participate in the 2nd […] Continue reading

    US Embassy Official Visits Guillermo Fariñas

    US Embassy Official Visits Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 9 August 2016 – A note published on the digital site of the Anti-totalitarian Forum (FANTU) reports that Dana Brown, Political and Economic Section Chief of the United States Embassy in Havana visited Guillermo Fariñas at his home in Santa Clara on Monday. The official […] Continue reading

    Guillermo “Coco” Farinas – Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues

    Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruiz, 29 July 2016 — Guillermo ‘Coco’ Fariñas lost consciousness on Thursday, 28 July at noon, the eighth day of his hunger and thirst strike. He had to be taken to the main hospital of Santa Clara by the group of activists who […] Continue reading

    Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues

    Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruiz, 29 July 2016 — Guillermo ‘Coco’ Fariñas lost consciousness on Thursday, 28 July at noon, the eighth day of his hunger and thirst strike. He had to be taken to the main hospital of Santa Clara by the group of activists who […] Continue reading

    Chronology – Ten Years Without Fidel Castro

    Chronology: Ten Years Without Fidel Castro / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 31 July 2016 – Since the proclamation in which Fidel Castro temporarily delegated power on 31 July 2006, the former president has met with two popes, has received visits several European, Asian and Latin American leaders and has written hundreds of articles under the title […] Continue reading

    Oscar Arias Asks Fariñas To Suspend His Hunger Strike

    Oscar Arias Asks Fariñas To Suspend His Hunger Strike / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 23 July 2016 — In a letter published Saturday by the former president of Costa Rica and 1987 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Oscar Arias Sanchez asks his “friend” Guillermo Fariñas to “lift his hunger and thirst strike.” Arias Sanchez explains […] Continue reading

    From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert

    Cuba: From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert / Iván García Posted on March 18, 2016 Iván García, 16 March 2106 — Around 12 midnight on Tuesday, 18 March 2003, I was en route to my apartment in the La Víbora neighborhood when, from the balcony, some incomprehensible signs coming from my mother […] Continue reading

    Cuban Activist On The Brink Of Death After A Prolonged Hunger Strike

    Cuban Activist On The Brink Of Death After A Prolonged Hunger Strike / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on December 27, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 December 2015 – A blacksmith by profession, he never imagined that after so many years of fabricating bars for his neighbors’ homes, he would end up locked behind prison […] Continue reading

    The Ladies in White Should Change Their Political Profile

    The Ladies in White Should Change Their Political Profile / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 20, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 11 March 2015 — During the hot summer of 2013 I remember Blanca Reyes, wife of the poet and journalist Raul Rivero, writing letters to the pope in the Vatican, to the Mothers of the Plaza […] Continue reading

    No matter where I live, I will keep working for the freedom of Cuba

    “No matter where I live, I will keep working for the freedom of Cuba” REINALDO ESCOBAR, La Habana | Marzo 19, 2015 Twelve years after the Black Spring, 14ymedio chats with some of the former political prisoners currently living on the Island. Two questions have been posed to those activists condemned in March 2003: one […] Continue reading

    Cuba – the Invented Country

    Cuba: the Invented Country March 14, 2014 Veronica Vega HAVANA TIMES — I have never understood that device so often used in the popular soap operas, whereby the romantic protagonists who have finally managed to get together after numerous reverses (and chapters) are then separated again through the machinations of a rival. There’s always such […] Continue reading

    An Interview with Berta Soler, Leader of the Ladies in White

    An Interview with Berta Soler, Leader of the Ladies in White / Ivan Garcia Posted on July 28, 2013 (Exclusive, Iván García in Havana) If you want confirmation that socialism does not work, do yourself a favor and visit Alamar. This community, twenty minutes east of Havana, is an example of real urban chaos. A […] Continue reading

    Eight years late, Cuba’s Ladies in White pick up Sakharov prize in Brussels

      Posted on Wednesday, 04.24.13 Eight years late, Cuba’s Ladies in White pick up Sakharov prize in Brussels By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuba’s Ladies in White finally received their Sakharov prize Tuesday, in a ceremony delayed by Havana for eight years but described by the head of the European Parliament as proof that “no […] Continue reading

    The Cuban Spring

    Vanessa Garcia – Multimedia Writer The Cuban Spring Posted: 04/23/2013 4:14 pm As someone who writes about ABCs (American Born Cubans), Cuba, and Cuban-Americans, people often ask me the following question: “If it’s so bad in Cuba, why don’t Cubans revolt?” Why don’t the people inside the island pour out into the street and lift […] Continue reading

    Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

    18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking […] Continue reading

    Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge

    Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012. Updated on Friday 16 November 2012. Reporters Without Borders condemns a worrying increase in harassment of dissidents in recent months, which has yet again contradicted the intentions manifested by the Cuban government when signing two […] Continue reading

    The Solitude of the Desert

    The Solitude of the Desert / Angel Santiesteban Angel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated Translator's note: This blog post does NOT relate to Angel's most recent arrest this week. It relates to a series of criminal charges the regime fabricated against him in order to be able to imprison him as a "criminal" rather than as a […] Continue reading

    The Cuban Regime’s Destructive Acts Against the Dissidence Have Come to Seem Normal to the World

    The Cuban Regime's Destructive Acts Against the Dissidence Have Come to Seem Normal to the World / Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia, Translator: Russell Conner Monday, September 17th marked the first week of a hunger strike carried out by the well-known economist and opposition figure Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello, 67 years old, "to demand the freedom […] Continue reading

    Nothing New Under the Sun

    Nothing New Under the Sun / Lilianne Ruiz Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated Now one of the photos I had put in my posts has been taken by State Security and put in a 17 minute documentary to try to accuse Señora Martha Beatriz Roque and twenty other Cubans of faking their hunger strike. I wasn't […] Continue reading

    25 Cuban Dissidents Launch a Hunger Strike

    Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger 25 Cuban Dissidents Launch a Hunger Strike Posted: 09/12/2012 10:58 pm This Monday several Cuban dissidents started a hunger strike which has already been joined by 25 people throughout the country. At a press conference, Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello explained that that the strikers are demanding the immediate release […] Continue reading

    13 Cuba dissidents go on hunger strike to protest government abuses

    Posted on Tuesday, 09.11.12 13 Cuba dissidents go on hunger strike to protest government abuses The dissidents, including Martha Beatriz Roque, are protesting government abuses. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com One of Cuba's most tenacious dissidents, Martha Beatriz Roque, announced Monday that she and 12 other opposition activists had launched hunger strikes to highlight the […] Continue reading

    Cuban Prisons: History Repeats Itself

    Cuban Prisons: History Repeats Itself / Iván García Iván García, Translator: Unstated One cold evening with a persistent drizzle, the poet and journalist Raul Rivero in his apartment in the Havana neighborhood of La Victoria, told me that the worst thing in prison was when it came time to sleep. Every night, while sleeping in […] Continue reading
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