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    Guillermo Fariñas abandons his hunger strike

    Guillermo Fariñas abandons his hunger strike DDC | La Habana | 14 de Septiembre de 2016 – 06:49 CEST. On Monday dissenter Guillermo Fariñas decided to abandon a hunger strike he had been on for 54 days to demand that Raúl Castro desist from his persecution of protestors on the Island. His spokesman, Jorge Luis […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissident Coco Farinas ends hunger strike

    Cuban dissident Coco Farinas ends hunger strike Published September 12, 2016 Associated Press HAVANA – A Cuban dissident says fellow activist Guillermo Farinas has ended a nearly two-month hunger strike in response to an apparently false report about the European Parliament taking up his case. Dissident Jorge Luis Artiles told The Associated Press on Monday […] Continue reading

    Prominent Cuban opposition leader abandons long hunger strike

    Prominent Cuban opposition leader abandons long hunger strike Cuban opposition leader Guillermo Fariñas abandons 54-day hunger strike. BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban opposition leader Guillermo Fariñas ended his 54-day-old hunger strike Monday, following unconfirmed reports that the European Parliament approved a measure that links aid to the island to Cuban government compliance with his […] 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

    Cuban dissident briefly hospitalized, hunger strike in third week

    Cuban dissident briefly hospitalized, hunger strike in third week Posted 06 Aug 2016 07:00 HAVANA: Veteran Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was briefly hospitalized in Santa Clara on Friday after losing consciousness in his home on the 16th day of a hunger strike to protest government repression, his opposition organisation said. This was the second time […] 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

    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

    Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spells out Cuba’s new revolution

    Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spells out Cuba’s new revolution 04/02 14:48 CET The commercial embargoes have been falling one after the other. The official visit of Raul Castro to France talked about a new reality between Cuba and Europe. Between Cuba and the World. Symbols were in evidence. In August 2015 there was another […] Continue reading

    Electoral Defeat in Venezuela Could Accelerate Reforms in Cuba

    Electoral Defeat in Venezuela Could Accelerate Reforms in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 16, 2015 Iván García, Diario de las Américas, 8 December 2015 — Just past midnight, when Cuba’s military bigwigs heard the president of the Venezuelan electoral college, Tibisay Lucena, confirm the loss of Nicolas Maduro’s PSUV (United Socialist Party of […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissident, hunger strike survivor, to receive Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

    Cuban dissident, hunger strike survivor, to receive Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom By Elizabeth LlorentePublished June 10, 2015Fox News Latino A Cuban dissident who has won numerous awards for his longtime efforts – including 23 hunger strikes, some of them near-fatal – to bring democratic changes to his homeland is expected to receive the 2015 Truman-Reagan […] Continue reading

    Cuba and the European Union – A Change of Tone and a New Dynamic

    Cuba and the European Union: A Change of Tone and a New Dynamic / Dimas Castellano Posted on March 10, 2014 In a statement issued on Tuesday, February 11th, Rogelio Sierra Diaz, Cuba’s deputy foreign minister, reported that the Council of Foreign Ministers of the European Union (EU) had authorized the European Commission and the […] Continue reading

    Liberan a Roilán Álvarez y Rubislandis Ávila

    Liberan a Roilán Álvarez y Rubislandis Ávila [16-11-2013] UNPACU (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Roilán Alvarez Rensoler (tras más de 42 días en huelga de hambre) y Rubislandy Ávila González. LA PRESIÓN MEDIÁTICA Y LA FIRMEZA FUERZAN AL GOBIERNO A DARLES LA LIBERTAD. - Prudencio Villalón retira su testimonio y los jóvenes son liberados. A pesar de eso, no […] 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

    Cuban Dissident Famous For His Hunger Strikes Tours The U.S.

    Cuban Dissident Famous For His Hunger Strikes Tours The U.S. By Elizabeth Llorente Published June 24, 2013 Fox News Latino Guillermo Fariñas was doing what he has done for years — denouncing the communist regime of Cuba’s Castro brothers, and spreading the word about how opponents to the brothers are persecuted. Only this time, the […] Continue reading

    Cuban Dissident Guillermo Fariñas Interviewed in Miami

    Cuban Dissident Guillermo Fariñas Interviewed in Miami May 22, 2013 Daniel García Marco HAVANA TIMES — After the more than 20 hunger strikes that have seriously undermined his health, Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is still determined to oppose Raul Castro’s government through peaceful means and wishes to send “a message of love” to his “oppressors”, […] 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

    What happened to Cuba’s Oswaldo Payá?

    What happened to Cuba’s Oswaldo Payá? July 27, 2012 By: Achy Obejas Did Oswaldo Payá die in a straightforward auto accident, or was he killed by Cuban government forces? According to official reports, Payá and another Cuban died when the driver of the rented car he was in lost control and violently crashed against a […] Continue reading

    How the Catholic Church is Preparing for a Post-Castro Cuba

    How the Catholic Church is Preparing for a Post-Castro CubaReligion and Rebuilding on the IslandVictor GaetanFebruary 27, 2012 When Pope Benedict XVI visits Cuba next month, he will once again reinforce a strategy that the Vatican has allowed the local Catholic Church there to pursue for more than three decades: diligently avoid any political confrontation […] 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

    Of Strikes and Causes: Reflections on a Conflict / Miriam Celaya

    Of Strikes and Causes: Reflections on a Conflict / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting Recently a fellow Cuban living abroad and I exchanged views on the advisability of hunger strikes as a way to confront the dictatorship. The subject, of course, was motivated by the strike initiated by Jorge Luis Artiles (Bebo) last May […] Continue reading

    Cuba dissident dies, allies allege police beating

    Posted on Sunday, 05.08.11 Cuba dissident dies, allies allege police beatingBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press HAVANA — A Cuban dissident died Sunday following a run-in with authorities at a protest, said fellow government opponents who accused police of beating him and provoking his death. Juan Wilfredo Soto died early in the morning in the central city […] Continue reading

    Despotic Cuba yields a little

    Despotic Cuba yields a littleMonday, March 14, 2011 Raul Castro, seeking a better economic deal with the European Union, has promised to release 10 more political prisoners, including the justly celebrated Afro-Cuban medical doctor Oscar Elias Biscet, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George Bush in 2007. In absentia, of course. […] Continue reading

    Press Cuba to keep promise to free journalists

    Press Cuba to keep promise to free journalists February 9, 2011 José Luis Rodríguez ZapateroPresident of the Government of SpainPalacio de La MoncloaMadrid, Spain Via facsímile: 34-913- 900-217 Dear President Rodríguez Zapatero: The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed that the Cuban government has yet to fulfill its promise to free all journalists imprisoned during […] Continue reading

    Dissident: Cuba won’t let me accept rights prize

    Dissident: Cuba won't let me accept rights prize 'I'm going to continue in my battle for democracy,' winner of EU award says HAVANA — A Cuban dissident said he would not attend a ceremony in France to accept the European Parliament's top human rights prize because Cuban authorities had not given him permission to make […] Continue reading

    EU human rights laureate calls for change in Cuba

    Posted on Wednesday, 12.15.10
    EU human rights laureate calls for change in Cuba
    By RAF CASERT
    Associated Press

    BRUSSELS — A Cuban dissident used a video address at Wednesday's award
    of the EU's main human rights prize to call for the release of political
    prisoners in his homeland and for the government to end attacks on… Continue reading

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