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    PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE – URGENT ACTION

    UA: 76/17 Index: AMR 25/6001/2017 Cuba Date: 31 March 2017 URGENT ACTION PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE Two days after Fidel Castro’s death, a family of four human rights defenders were arrested in Holguín, south-east Cuba. They received a one-year sentence, and the three siblings are currently on hunger strike. They are prisoners of […] Continue reading

    The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola

    The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 de Marzo de 2017 – 09:21 CET. This interview is important in many ways. But, if I had to choose one, it would be how it illustrates the existence of Cuba’s civil society. Castroism has endured by enfeebling the individual, […] Continue reading

    Broken Dreams

    Broken Dreams / Cubalex Translator’s note: The references here to the empty offices and the inability to work relate to a police raid that occurred in September of last year, during which much of the organization’s equipment was confiscated. Cubalex, 20 February 2017 – It is an ordinary November day. Cubalex members are visiting the […] Continue reading

    Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba?

    Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba? August 23, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. Personally, his greatest virtue, without him intending to do this, is to show the […] 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

    Cuban dissident becomes weak from hunger strike; church may step in

    Cuban dissident becomes weak from hunger strike; church may step in BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Internationally-known Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is growing gravely weak from a two-week-old hunger strike to protest human rights abuses while the Catholic Church has emerged as a possible mediator between the opposition leader and the government of Raúl Castro. […] Continue reading

    Hunger strikes against State terrorism

    Hunger strikes against State terrorism JOSÉ HUGO FERNÁNDEZ | Miami | 2 de Agosto de 2016 – 22:36 CEST. It is disturbing that 20 Cubans on hunger strikes do not even constitute an event capable of affecting the course of daily life on the island. And it is outrageous that it does not produce headlines […] Continue reading

    U.S. worried about hunger-striking Cuban dissidents – State Department

    U.S. worried about hunger-striking Cuban dissidents: State Department July 29, 2016 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is concerned about the physical well-being of hunger-striking activists in Cuba and is closely watching their situation, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. “We stand in solidarity with those who advocate for human rights and fundamental freedoms, […] Continue reading

    Castro mediates Colombian peace deal — but won’t talk to Cuban dissidents

    Castro mediates Colombian peace deal — but won’t talk to Cuban dissidents Cuban President Gen. Raúl Castro has been applauded by world leaders for his mediation in Colombia’s peace talks But Castro refuses to talk with his own country’s peaceful opposition It’s time to demand that Cuba’s dictatorship abide by the international treaties it has […] 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

    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

    CUBAN PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE DANILO MALDONADO MACHADO ( EL SEXTO ) RELEASED

    CUBAN PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE RELEASED Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado Machado (‘El Sexto’) was released on 20 October after spending almost 10 months in prison without trial following accusations of “aggravated contempt”. Amnesty International considered him a prisoner of conscience. Around 11am on 20 October, Danilo Maldonado Machado, known by his artistic name ‘El Sexto’, […] Continue reading

    El Sexto Resumed Hunger Strike Two Days Ago, According To His Mother

    El Sexto Resumed Hunger Strike Two Days Ago, According To His Mother / 14ymedio Posted on October 17, 2015 14ymedio, 17 October 2015 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, “El Sexto,” resumed his hunger strike two days ago, his mother, Maria Victoria Machado, said on Saturday. By telephone from Valle Grande prison, the graffiti artist said […] Continue reading

    El Sexto “Should Not Spend Another Day Behind Bars,” Says Amnesty International

    El Sexto “Should Not Spend Another Day Behind Bars,” Says Amnesty International / 14ymedio Posted on October 16, 2015 14ymedio, 16 October 2015 — The organization for the defense of human rights Amnesty International has denounced in a statement Friday that the authorities of Cuba failed “miserably” in keeping their promise to release Danilo Maldonado, […] Continue reading

    What pigs protest says about Cuba

    What pigs protest says about Cuba By Will Grant Cuba correspondent, BBC News 13 October 2015 In the days after last December’s historic announcement that the US and Cuba were to re-establish diplomatic relations, a number of dissidents were released from Cuban jails as part of the deal. Among them was Roberto Hernandez. In a […] 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

    Cuba must release graffiti artist jailed for painting Castros’ names on pigs’ back

    Cuba must release graffiti artist jailed for painting Castros’ names on pigs’ back 29 September 2015, 14:50 UTC A Cuban graffiti artist who has been unfairly held in prison for nearly a year after he painted “Raúl” and “Fidel” on the backs of two pigs has been named as a prisoner of conscience, said Amnesty […] Continue reading

    “El Sexto” in the Clutches of the Castro Beast

    “El Sexto” in the Clutches of the Castro Beast / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on August 29, 2015 Danilo Maldonado is a Cuban political prisoner who just embarked on the terrible path of committing to a hunger strike. This was confirmed by his family members from Havana late on August 25th. “El Sexto” (as in […] Continue reading

    Graffiti Artist El Sexto Declares a Hunger Strike after Eight Months in Prison

    Graffiti Artist El Sexto Declares a Hunger Strike after Eight Months in Prison / Diario de Cuba Posted on August 26, 2015 DiariodeCuba.com, Havana, 25 August 2015 – Graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, declared a hunger strike Tuesday, according to his mother, Maria Victoria Machado, in statements taken by Radio Marti. As of August […] 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

    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

    To Cuba, for haute cuisine

    To Cuba, for haute cuisine UCSD-based think tank sponsors tour of Fidel’s food and politics By Matt Potter, Dec. 4, 2014 As rumors of an impending thaw in relations with Cuba make the rounds, some well-heeled tourists affiliated with a UCSD-related think tank had planned to set off this weekend on a seven-day, $6100-a-person haute […] Continue reading

    At Repression’s Ground Zero

    At Repression’s Ground Zero / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 23, 2014 The first time I set foot in that scary place called Villa Marista, similar to Lubyanka Prison in the now fortunately disappeared Soviet Union, it was by my own will. I accompanied Manuel Cuesta Morúa to see Investigator Yurisan Almenares, in charge of […] Continue reading

    Cuba – U.S. using new weapon against us — spam

    Cuba: U.S. using new weapon against us — spam By Patrick Oppmann, CNN April 10, 2014 — Updated 0128 GMT (0928 HKT) Havana (CNN) — Cuban officials have accused the U.S. government of bizarre plots over the years, such as trying to kill Fidel Castro with exploding cigars. On Wednesday, they said Washington is using […] Continue reading
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