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    If you want to start a revolution in Cuba, don’t do it via text

    If you want to start a revolution in Cuba, don’t do it via text WRITTEN BY Ana Campoy September 07, 2016 Cuba has been relying on Chinese technology to build up its telecommunications network. Now it appears to have also adopted the Asian giant’s censorship techniques, according to dissident reports. An analysis by 14 y […] Continue reading

    Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike”

    Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez/Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 3 September 2016 — If you are considering sending a text message to a friend to wish him a “happy coexistence” with his family or to suggest that he not give in to “the […] Continue reading

    After the Castro brothers – How much power will Cuba’s crown prince really wield?

    After the Castro brothers: How much power will Cuba’s crown prince really wield? Miguel Díaz-Canel, Raúl Castro’s apparent successor, has trod a careful path to the top But without the support of the military and the Communist Party, being president of Cuba might not mean much And what about the youngest generation of Castros? BY […] Continue reading

    Cuba frees artist ‘El Sexto’

    Cuba frees artist ‘El Sexto’ The Cuban artist was freed Tuesday morning Despite having resumed a hunger strike on Saturday, he says he’s in good health He assures he won’t “slack off” in the work he has ahead of him BY NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban artist Danilo Maldonado, better known as “El Sexto” (The […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s much ado about two little pigs

    Cuba’s much ado about two little pigs A Cuban graffiti artist has been jailed for 10 months El Sexto named two pigs Raúl and Fidel Regime must make real human-rights strides Cuba’s questionable human-rights record is on display again over a relatively insignificant act of civil disobedience. But how authorities have handled it, up to […] Continue reading

    ‘The only thing they can´t take from me is my body’

    ‘The only thing they can´t take from me is my body’ ERNESTO SANTANA | La Habana | 5 Oct 2015 – 12:05 pm. A look of the career and meaning of the artist Danilo Maldonado (‘El Sexto’). Danilo Maldonado, aka “El Sexto” and Tania Bruguera were the protagonists, albeit absent, behind the last Bienal de […] Continue reading

    No blogger, no Obama

    No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on March 29, 2015 No blogger, no cry. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo 1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3 Repression was all over the blogosphere. 4 And the citizens saw the blogs were good. 5 So that […] Continue reading

    NO EMBARGO, NO CRY

    NO EMBARGO, NO CRY ORLANDO LUIS PARDO LAZO MARCH 18, 2015 This article is part of The Mantle’s series Against Censorship. The U.S. embargo against the Cuban government is like those recurrent childhood nightmares, for both Cubans living on the Island and abroad. Oh, the Embargo Embargo: limit of our life, fire of our leaders… […] Continue reading

    Are There Reasons to be Hopeful in Cuba?

    Are There Reasons to be Hopeful in Cuba? February 23, 2015 Veronica Vega HAVANA TIMES — Some days ago, a French journalist who was shooting a documentary here told me he was surprised I could speak of hope when referring to Cuba – not because he doesn’t want to be hopeful, but because the impressions […] Continue reading

    It is up to Cubans decide their future

    “It is up to Cubans decide their future” YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Havana | Enero 24, 2015 In October of 2013 I had a conversation with Roberta Jacobson, via a Google hangout (videodebate), on democracy, technology and the role of women in activism. On that occasion, we interacted through a screen in the company of internauts interested […] Continue reading

    The plight of Alan Gross

    Posted on Thursday, 05.08.14 The plight of Alan Gross BY BASILIO GUZMAN CUBACENTER.ORG I sympathize with the plight of Alan Gross, a USAID contractor unjustly sentenced to 15 years in a Cuban prison. Some reports have said he is, or was, waging a hunger strike to protest his confinement; other reports say he is “fasting.” […] Continue reading

    Keep the human rights abusers off U.N. council

    Keep the human rights abusers off U.N. council By Editorial Board, Published: November 10 IN RECENT WEEKS, an imprisoned Cuban human rights activist and rapper, Angel Yunier Remón, known as “El Critico,” has been on a hunger strike against his incarceration, and is reported to be near death. An innovative artist with an underground following […] Continue reading

    Be vigilant for those who remain in Cuba

    Posted on Saturday, 10.26.13 Be vigilant for those who remain in Cuba MAO35@COLUMBIA.EDU Yoani was here again. I don’t say that lightly, and I don’t take it for granted. That the blogger can leave Cuba and return safely is a profound change. I marvel at and applaud the changes that allow her to come and […] Continue reading

    Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize

    Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize Saying “Cuba will be free”, dissident Guillermo Farinas on Wednesday finally picked up the European Union’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize — three years after winning the award. “This fist held high means there will one day be democracy in Cuba,” Farinas told the packed European […] Continue reading

    Call for release of blogger held for past two months

    Call for release of blogger held for past two months Published on Monday 29 April 2013. Reporters Without Borders calls on the Cuban authorities to quickly release Angel Santiesteban-Prats, a writer and blogger who has been held for the past two months and who has been on hunger strike since his transfer to a different […] Continue reading

    Calixto, the Resolute

    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

    Independent reporter released after seven months in detention

    Independent reporter released after seven months in detention Published on Wednesday 10 April 2013. Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday's release of Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, an independent reporter for the Hablemos Press information centre, after several weeks of mounting calls for his release from Cuban civil society and international organizations. On being freed, Martínez immediately […] Continue reading

    A week after his promised release, Cuban political prisoner Calixto Martinez still in jail

    April 05, 2013 A week after his promised release, Cuban political prisoner Calixto Martinez still in jail A week after Cuban prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramon Martinez ended his hunger strike when his jailers promised his release was imminent, he remains in jail. Not a surprise in the least — a promise from the Castro […] Continue reading

    Cuban editor starts hunger strike to demand release of his reporter from Castro gulag

    Cuban editor starts hunger strike to demand release of his reporter from Castro gulag (UPDATED) UPDATED, 8 p.m. EDT — Via Twitter, Roberto Guerra reports that Calixto Martinez has resumed his hunger strike. Cuban independent journalist Roberto de Jesus Guerra on Monday started a hunger strike to force the release of his imprisoned colleague, Calixto […] Continue reading

    Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias

    Document – Cuba: Further information: Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias Further information on UA: 25/13 Index: AMR 25/002/2013 Cuba Date: 14 March 2013 URGENT ACTION PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE image1.png Independent journalist and prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is on hunger strike to protest against his […] Continue reading

    Will Cuba be the next Egypt?

    Wall Street Journal:Will Cuba be the next Egypt?6. February 2011 22:38Feb. 7 – Article by Mary Anastasia O'Grady on Monday's Wall Street Journal. The most striking difference between the two countries is Internet access. Developments in Egypt over the last two weeks brought Cuba to my mind. Why does a similar rebellion against five decades […] Continue reading