NAT HENTOFF: Rewarding Cuba leads to escalation in repression of Cuban dissidents POSTED: 10/14/15, 2:00 AM EDT On Dec. 10, 2014, the Cuban government marked the 64th anniversary of international Human Rights Day with sweeping nationwide arrests of pro-democracy dissidents. One week later, on Dec. 17, President Obama announced that the United States and Cuba […] Continue reading
El Sexto: He Who Laughs First, Laughs Twice / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on October 3, 2015 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 3 October 2015 — There was no mistaking it. It was the same face that smiles defiantly from some paintings in which it resembles an unrepentant Christ. I had seen the signature of El […] Continue reading
Demanda de justicia sin respuesta julio 22, 2015 9:12 am· Cuba actualidad, El Vedado, La Habana, (PD) En cualquier parte del mundo, los acusados de un presunto de-lito, son inocentes mientras no se de¬muestre lo contrario. Este principio fundamental de la justicia fue violado en el caso de Er¬nesto Castañeda Maso, quien por tres años […] Continue reading
After mother’s death, jailed American Alan Gross visited by wife in Cuba By Patrick Oppmann, CNN June 25, 2014 — Updated 0234 GMT (1034 HKT) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Alan Gross’ wife, Judy, visits husband in Cuba a week after his mother’s death The U.S. State Department contractor offered to return to jail after a goodbye visit […] Continue reading
HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES Exclusive: Marisa Martin blasts celebs for ignoring Cuba’s persecuted artists MARISA MARTIN Fidel Castro, Hollywood’s favorite living dictator, and his li’l bro Raul arrested more than 360 political prisoners in the first 13 days of May alone. Perhaps Kings Castro I and II are just trying to balance out […] Continue reading
Raul Castro: Seven Years of Governing / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 4, 2013 Giving an accounting of their administration was never among the priorities of the Castro brothers. The modern caudillos are considered beyond good and evil. Indeed, Fidel Castro managed the nation like a private bodega, with outlandish economic plans, bypassing the state […] Continue reading
Posted on Wednesday, 05.29.13 Cuban dissident says security forces are studying Vladimir Putin’s rule By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban security officers are studying post-communist changes in Russia — and being nicer to dissidents — in preparation for a possible transition away from the island’s totalitarian system, leading opposition activist Guillermo Fariñas said Tuesday. Some […] Continue reading
Calixto, the Resolute* / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 15, 2013 This past Tuesday, the Cuban authorities finally acknowledged Calixto R. Martinez Arias's right to go free, after he had served more than six months in prison, initially for the crime of "insulting the leadership figures of the Revolution." He had no trial. Martinez Arias […] Continue reading
Cuba: The Serious Issue of Machismo March 25, 2013 Veronica Vega vega1HAVANA TIMES — A few days ago, the partner of a friend of mine started beating her up in the middle of the street in the presence of several other people they knew. I wasn't there at the time, but I learned that my […] Continue reading
Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez refuses to back down Published On Sat May 19 2012 By Catherine Porter Columnist HAVANA, CUBA—I have called Yoani Sanchez 76 times since I arrived in Cuba eight days ago. Once, I managed to get through for 38 seconds before the line was cut. So, finally, I board a sleek, blue […] Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 03.25.12 Cuba's Ladies in White march without incident in Havana, but report detentions of othersBy Franco Ordonez AND Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com HAVANA — More than 30 Ladies in White marched in Havana on Sunday without incident but watched by dozens of journalists in Cuba to cover Pope Benedict XVI's visit, while another […] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 02.28.12 Cuban police briefly arrested more than 100 dissidents over the weekend One human rights activist described 'a state of paranoia' as at least 100 dissidents were arrested ahead of key anniversaries.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Police briefly arrested more than 100 Cuban dissidents over the weekend in a multi-pronged campaign to prevent […] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 02.02.12 Cuban women on a protest march say police harassed and detained them They say they were trying to stage a march in the central Cuba city of Santa Clara when police searched them for cellphones By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban dissidents say police beat, groped and detained seven women who tried […] Continue reading
Cuba releases ex-hunger striker FarinasAFP/HavanaPolice released dissident and former hunger striker Guillermo Farinas on Thursday after a 27-hour detention for shouting anti-government slogans from his rooftop.Farinas, the 2010 Sakharov rights prize w... Continue reading
Former hunger striker detained in Cuba: mother(AFP)HAVANA — Police detained former hunger striker Guillermo Farinas Wednesday as he shouted anti-government slogans on the anniversary of the death of political prisoner Orlando Zapata, his mother said.... Continue reading
Cuban hunger-striker's mum detained
AAP December 6, 2010, 8:02 am
The mother of a Cuban political prisoner who died on hunger strike in
February says she and a group of relatives were detained by police after
visiting her son's grave.
Reina Luisa Tamayo told AFP on Sunday police detained them at the
cemetery in the town… Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 06.05.10
37 arrested in Cuba crackdown
Two major Cuban dissident groups have been raided in Havana in the past
two days and 37 members were arrested, group leaders said.
BY JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ
The Cuban government harassed and detained dozens of opponents in the
past two days, signaling a new wave of… Continue reading
Cuba: Nothing against the Revolution
Cuba is opening up to public criticism — but not from the Ladies in White.
By Nick Miroff
Published: April 30, 2010 19:09 ET
HAVANA, Cuba — In June 1961, Fidel Castro summoned Cuba's leading
writers and intellectuals to a meeting at Havana's Bibleoteca Nacional.
There, he issued a warning that… Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 04.18.10
Cuban security agents again halt march by Ladies in White
For the second time in as many weeks, security agents denied the female
relatives of jailed dissidents permission to hold their protest Sunday.
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
Cuban security agents and pro-government civilians blocked the Ladies in
White from marching for… Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 04.11.10
Police bar Cuba's 'Ladies in White' from marching
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer
HAVANA — Police broke up a weekly march by wives and mothers of
imprisoned Cuban opposition leaders Sunday, forcing them onto a bus and
driving them home as a pro-government crowd screamed insults.
Uniformed police and plainclothes security… Continue reading
Cuba: Reason vs. Barbarism
de Jorge Olivera Castillo Sindical Press
Mar?i, 6 aprilie 2010, 15:12
The Cuban government has shown its true face to the world. However, what
could be plainly seen was not an expression of goodness or sound
judgment – what explanation could there be for a crowd attacking with
impunity three or four… Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 03.30.10
A welcome word among Cuban exiles: `Unity'
By Daniel Shoer Roth
He had neither bathed nor eaten since Saturday, March 20.
That day, angry and frustrated, Sergio Rodríguez Lorenzo dressed in
white, climbed into the bed of his '98 Silverado pickup truck, and asked
his son to drop him off in… Continue reading
For Cubans, transition ahead
By Ted Mann
Updated 03/28/2010 03:18 AM
Still recovering from post-Cold War changes, the country seeks a new economic reality
Reporter Ted Mann and photojournalist Sean D. Elliot traveled to Cuba last week with the Amistad, the reproduction schooner built at the Mystic Seaport. In 1839, the original Amistad was homeported in… Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 03.27.10
Gloria Estefan at intersection of art, politics
In my opinion: Human rights and the Ladies in White
Myriam Marquez discusses human rights, the Calle Ocho protest led by
Gloria Estefan and the 'Damas de Blanco' in Cuba.
Ladies in White stand up to regime in Cuba
In this 2008 interview, Yolanda Huerga… Continue reading
Cuban dissidents praise Obama, government silent
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:09pm EDT
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban dissidents applauded U.S. President Barack
Obama on Thursday for denouncing their ill treatment by the Cuban
government and said it had helped their cause.
They praised him for standing by them in what appeared to be… Continue reading