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    The Punk Who Didn’t Cry For Fidel

    The Punk Who Didn’t Cry For Fidel / 14ymedio, Pablo De LLano 14ymedio, Pablo de Llano, Miami, 22 January 2017 — Minutes after the announcement of the death of Fidel Castro, last November 25, Danilo Maldonado Machado passed by his mother’s house and knocked on the window of her room. Maria Victoria Machado opened and […] 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 human rights activist urges U.S. to suspend trade and investment in Cuba until regime stops oppression

    Cuban human rights activist urges U.S. to suspend trade and investment in Cuba until regime stops oppression By Elizabeth Llorente Published November 18, 2016 One of Cuba’s most prominent human rights activists is in the U.S. to push for a halt or suspension of U.S.-Cuba trade and investment changes that he and other leaders say […] Continue reading

    On day 49 of hunger strike Cuban dissident says he’ll becomes martyr if demands aren’t met

    On day 49 of hunger strike Cuban dissident says he’ll becomes martyr if demands aren’t met Guillermo Franias wants growth of private sector By Hatzel Vela – Reporter Posted: 6:24 PM, September 07, 2016 SANTA CLARA, CUBA – The Cuban exile community continues to pay close attention to Guillermo Franias, who is on day 49 […] 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

    Guillermo Fariñas Letter to Raul Castro

    Guillermo Fariñas Letter to Raul Castro Fariñas’ Letter to Raul Castro Santa Clara, Cuba, 20 July 2016 General of the Army Raul Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba Sir: Yesterday, on 19 July of the present year, I was tortured while handcuffed by troops of […] 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

    Most Cuban dissidents freed last year have sought asylum in US

    Most Cuban dissidents freed last year have sought asylum in US At least 35 of 53 political prisoners freed want to leave country Others are back in jail and some have abandoned activism Associated Press in Havana Friday 8 January 2016 20.19 GMT Last modified on Friday 8 January 2016 20.31 GMT One year ago, […] Continue reading

    January 1, 1959 – The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 2)

    January 1, 1959: The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 2) / Somos+ Posted on January 5, 2016 SOMOS+, Jose M. Presol , 3 January 2016 — Part 1 enunciated what I consider to be the four main points of the “Manifesto to the People of Cuba,” but there are many more. Let’s recall these four […] Continue reading

    Cuban Exiles Demand The Release Of Danilo Maldonado

    Cuban Exiles Demand The Release Of Danilo Maldonado / EFE, 14ymedio Posted on September 29, 2015 EFE, Miami, 29 September 2015 — The Assembly of Cuban Resistance in Miami on Tuesday demanded the release in Cuba of artist Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto (The Sixth), who has spent 22 days on a hunger strike […] Continue reading

    A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba

    A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and PETER BAKERAUG. 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Before the United States and Cuba could seal a historic diplomatic rapprochement brokered in 18 months of secret talks, they first had to hide a pregnancy. Late last year, when President Obama and President Raúl […] 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

    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

    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

    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

    Alan Gross losing hope after 5 years in Cuban prison

    Alan Gross losing hope after 5 years in Cuban prison BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 11/30/2014 7:01 PM 12/01/2014 12:01 AM In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, supporters of Alan Gross, on poster at left, mark his fourth year in a Cuban prison with a protest in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in […] 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

    Alan Gross was no soldier but should not be left behind in Cuba

    Posted on Friday, 06.20.14 Alan Gross was no soldier but should not be left behind in Cuba BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO FSANTIAGO@MIAMIHERALD.COM The American captive in Cuba, Alan Gross, won’t be able to attend his mother’s funeral and mourn her death with his family. It’s a despicable decision, but the cruelty of the Cuban government is […] Continue reading

    Exiles captured in Cuba during armed infiltrations cannot return to the U.S.

    Posted on Sunday, 05.11.14 Exiles captured in Cuba during armed infiltrations cannot return to the U.S. South Florida exiles captured in Cuba during armed infiltrations served long prison terms and now cannot return to the United States. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Branded as a terrorist by both the Cuban and U.S. governments, Tomas Ramos […] Continue reading

    Held in Cuba, American Alan Gross launches hunger strike

    Posted on Tuesday, 04.08.14 Held in Cuba, American Alan Gross launches hunger strike BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM U.S. government subcontractor Alan P. Gross, serving a 15-year prison sentence in Havana, went on a hunger strike after learning that Washington had financed a semi-clandestine Twitter-like system for Cubans, his U.S. lawyer said Tuesday. Attorney Scott […] 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

    Czech ambassador says his country’s experiences may be useful to Cuba’s transition to democracy

    Posted on Wednesday, 12.11.13 Czech ambassador says his country’s experiences may be useful to Cuba’s transition to democracy BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM For the Czech Republic’s ambassador to the United States, Petr Gandalovic, Cuba’s future might well follow the path of his country’s past. His European nation of 10 million people lived under Communist […] Continue reading

    Cuban arrivals from Bahamas allege beatings and sexual abuses

    Posted on Saturday, 08.31.13 Cuban arrivals from Bahamas allege beatings and sexual abuses BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The first Cubans to arrive in Miami from a notorious migrant detention center in Bahamas this month alleged Friday that guards regularly beat some of the male inmates and sexually abused some of the women. One of […] Continue reading

    Miami group says Bahamas planned to return detainees to Cuba

    Posted on Friday, 08.16.13 Miami group says Bahamas planned to return detainees to Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Bahamas government Thursday started — then stopped — the repatriation of 24 undocumented Cuban migrants, including eight who have been offered asylum in Panama, according to a Miami group that has been supporting the Cubans. […] Continue reading
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