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    Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass

    Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass by FRANCES MARTEL26 Jun 2017 Over thirty members of the Ladies in White, a peaceful Catholic dissident group in Cuba, were violently arrested over the weekend for attempting to attend Sunday Mass, including leader Berta Soler. The Cuban government recently banned […] Continue reading

    Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homes of several activists

    Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homes of several activists DDC | Santiago de Cuba | 20 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:08 CET. Early Sunday regime forces simultaneously “assaulted” the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) in Santiago of Cuba and another eight houses of activists in that […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights

    Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights By Javier Albisu | euroefe.es | Translated By Samuel Morgan 11:46 (updated: 14:59) While the EU wraps up a new framework for relations with Havana, Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas warns that his country could descend into civil war if this deal is not made dependent […] Continue reading

    What Everyone Should Avoid

    What Everyone Should Avoid / 14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer 14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer, Miami, 6 August 2016 — We live in complex times. The world is full of problems, some more serious than others. We live in the twenty-first century of the Christian Era, with some surrounded by comfort and wonderful technologies and others living […] Continue reading

    Cuba Post-‘Normalization’ – Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest

    Cuba Post-‘Normalization’: Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest by FRANCES MARTEL21 Jul 20167 Guillermo Fariñas, a Cuban human rights activist who has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s concessions to dictator Raúl Castro, has declared himself on a hunger strike following a severe beating in which communist agents tortured him for […] 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

    Political Prisoner ‘Freed’ by Cuba Deal on Day 81 of Prison Hunger Strike

    Political Prisoner ‘Freed’ by Cuba Deal on Day 81 of Prison Hunger Strike by FRANCES MARTEL 31 Dec 2015 Vladimir Morera Bacallao, a Cuban dissident allegedly freed as part of President Obama’s deal with Cuba but sentenced to four years in prison shortly after being released, is currently on his 81st day of a hunger […] Continue reading

    If it were up to them, they’d shoot me

    If it were up to them, they’d shoot me / Angel Santiesteban Posted on January 20, 2015 Warning: The regime in Havana has prepared a new legal trap for Ángel. As is already public knowledge, Ángel Santiesteban has been held in a military border patrol base in Jaimanitas since August 13. He was placed there […] Continue reading

    U.S. and Cuba Working On Solution to Free American Alan Gross From Cuban Jail

    U.S. and Cuba Working On Solution to Free American Alan Gross From Cuban Jail Dec 3, 2014, 12:04 AM ET By JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL Senior National Correspondent Alan Gross is seen in this undated file photo. bringalanhome.com Today is the 5th anniversary of U.S. government contractor Alan Gross’s arrest for espionage in Cuba, […] Continue reading

    Uncovering a dark secret at ‘Model Prison’

    Uncovering a dark secret at ‘Model Prison’ BY NORA GAMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 10/26/2014 9:46 AM 10/26/2014 2:46 PM On a remote island off the southwest coast of Cuba stands a complex of circular structures once described by French philosopher Michel Foucault as a perfect model of disciplinary power. Those held there can’t tell if an […] Continue reading

    ?HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES

    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

    Seven Years of Governing

    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

    Prison Diary XLIV (of an isolated prisoner). Another life snuffed out in Prison 1580

    Prison Diary XLIV (of an isolated prisoner). Another life snuffed out in Prison 1580 / Angel Santiesteban Posted on August 7, 2013 Angel Santiesteban remains not only a prisoner in solitude, but also kidnapped and incommunicado in the hands of the repressive forces of the Castro dictatorship, that doesn’t know how it is teaching the […] Continue reading

    Report Following Visit to Angel Santiesteban-Prats in Prison

    Report Following Visit to Angel Santiesteban-Prats in Prison Posted on April 14, 2013 After a week of anxious uncertainty about the destination and the conditions in which Angel was then being transferred illegally, against his will and violently from La Lima prison so that he could not talk to the commission of journalists who visited […] Continue reading

    Cuban spring ‘unavoidable’ amid repression

    Cuban spring 'unavoidable' amid repressionby Laima Andrikiene08 February 2012 The international community must act against the undemocratic Cuban regime as it increases its repression of dissidents, argues a member of the European Parliament's human rights subcommittee Who is responsible for the death of the Cuban political prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza on January 19? Why, on […] Continue reading

    Once Renowned, Cuban Doctors Are Failing their Medical Exams in Droves

    Once Renowned, Cuban Doctors Are Failing their Medical Exams in DrovesWritten By Luís Henrique VieiraPublished October 25, 2011Fox News Latino Many people still believe that Cuban health care is among the most efficient in the world, as it is often advertised by the regime. The same doctors who support the supposed renowned health care system […] 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

    Resistance to the regime is here to stay

    Posted on Sunday, 09.05.10
    Resistance to the regime is here to stay
    BY ORLANDO GUTIERREZ-BORONAT
    info@directorio.org

    So Fidel Castro went back to college. Or, more precisely, to the iconic
    front steps of the University of Havana, where the hemisphere's longest
    ruling dictator delivered his first public speech after a four-year
    hiatus from mass rallies and other… Continue reading

    Church helps son of ex-Cuban leader leave for US

    Posted on Wednesday, 08.25.10
    Church helps son of ex-Cuban leader leave for US
    By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
    Associated Press Writer

    HAVANA — The Roman Catholic Church said Wednesday it has intervened
    again on behalf of a political dissident, this time helping the ailing
    son of one of Cuba's top revolutionary heroes go to the United States
    for… Continue reading

    We are playing Fidel Castro's game

    Posted on Saturday, 08.14.10
    THE OPPENHEIMER REPORT
    We are playing Fidel Castro's game
    BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER
    aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com

    Here's the question being asked by almost anybody who is following the
    latest news from Cuba — what on earth is Fidel Castro up to?

    Since he made his first public appearance in four years last month,
    Cuba's officially… Continue reading

    Dressing Cuban Political Prisoners

    Dressing Cuban Political Prisoners

    Anthony DePalma
    Author of City of Dust (FT Press), Reporter, Writer-in-Residence at
    Seton Hall University
    Posted: July 22, 2010 01:17 PM

    Before they were flown from Havana to Madrid last week, seven Cuban
    prisoners of conscience were taken from their stinking cells to a
    hospital where for three days they were screened,… Continue reading

    Sunshine policy toward Cuba?

    CLAVER-CARONE:

    'Sunshine policy' toward Cuba?
    Similar wishful thinking failed to bring together the two Koreas
    By Mauricio Claver-Carone

    5:59 p.m., Monday, June 28, 2010

    North and South Korea are facing their gravest crisis since the end of
    the Korean War as South Korea threatens to retaliate against North Korea
    for sinking one of its warships. Forty-six… Continue reading

    The fight against racism in Cuba goes viral

    The fight against racism in Cuba goes viral
    By Marlie Hall
    9:28 AM on 05/14/2010
    Tags: Afro Cubans, Cuba, Discrimination, Raul Castro

    Rosa Parks refused to stand. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Barack
    Obama won the presidential election. America' s plight for racial
    equality has had its struggles, its heroes and its progress. But… Continue reading

    Molina stands by 'my truth' about Cuba

    Addresses select audience to dodge violent hecklers

    Molina stands by 'my truth' about Cuba
    By Michael Soltys
    Herald staff

    After last month's violent incidents at the Book Fair, Cuban dissident
    Hilda Molina went "clandestine" yesterday in a discreet fourth-floor
    salon of a downtown hotel at an event organized by CADAL (the Centre for
    the Opening and… Continue reading

    Cuba concert to counter critics draws sparse crowd

    Posted on Saturday, 04.10.10
    Cuba concert to counter critics draws sparse crowd
    By WILL WEISSERT
    Associated Press Writer

    HAVANA — A surprisingly small crowd sweated and sang along to
    performances by Cuban rock, folk and salsa stars Saturday, at what the
    communist government billed as a politically important "concert for the
    homeland."

    Organizers had said the… Continue reading