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    El Sexto’ Will Stay In The US But Will Continue To Fight Against Arbitrary Detentions In Cuba

    El Sexto’ Will Stay In The US But Will Continue To Fight Against Arbitrary Detentions In Cuba 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 15 May 2017 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto’ (The Sixth), announced his desire to reside in the United States, although he will remain attentive to what happens in Cuba to […] Continue reading

    State Security Doctors Constantly Mistreated Us

    “State Security Doctors Constantly Mistreated Us” 14ymedio, Havana, 4 April 2017 — Maydolys Leyva can breath easy for the first time since last March 7. Her three children have abandoned their hunger strike after being released on parole. This Monday, their mother prepared a meal of mild creamed vegetables, root vegetables and meat for her […] Continue reading

    Cuban emigrants declare a hunger strike in Panama

    Cuban emigrants declare a hunger strike in Panama JUAN ARTURO GÓMEZ TOBÓN | Turbo | 31 de Enero de 2017 – 11:13 CET. A group of six Cuban emigrants, including several identifying themselves as members of the Movimiento Prodemocrático Pedro Luis Boitel, declared themselves on a hunger strike in the locality of Laja Blanca, Darien […] Continue reading

    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

    Activist Abandons Hunger Strike After Promise Of Not Being Deported To His Home Province

    Activist Abandons Hunger Strike After Promise Of Not Being Deported To His Home Province / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 10 January 2017 — Vladimir Martín Castellanos, a member of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), abandoned his hunger strike this Monday after the authorities promised that he would not be deported from Las Tunas to Santiago […] Continue reading

    Biologist Ruiz Urquiola Arrested for Demanding Medicine for His Sister

    Biologist Ruiz Urquiola Arrested for Demanding Medicine for His Sister / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 November 2016 – On Sunday morning, the police arrested for the third time this week the researcher and marine biologist Ariel Urquiola, who has been holding a peaceful protest in front the National Oncology and Radiology Institute (INOR) since Thursday. […] Continue reading

    Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government?

    Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government? / 14ymedio Guillermo Fariñas, UNPACU Activist: “With this [hunger strike] I am giving the Castro regime leaders to decide if they want to assassinate me publicly.” Eliécer Ávila, President of Somos+ (We Are More): “I don’t see how the death of leaders who […] 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

    Amel Carlos Oliva – A Handful Of Guts Against A System

    Amel Carlos Oliva: A Handful Of Guts Against A System / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 4 August 2016 — On August 13, the 90th birthday of Fidel Castro, there will not be only official festivities. If the young activist Carlos Oliva Amel holds to his decision not to eat, that day will mark […] 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

    The U.S. Needs To End Cuba’s Immigration Blank Check

    The U.S. Needs To End Cuba’s Immigration Blank Check GUEST POST WRITTEN BY G. Isabelle Abad Ms. Abad is a Dominican-American writer, entrepreneur and contracts/business initiatives specialist in financial services. Amidst the bustling controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuba, and the international pressures for the United States to end the embargo against […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Prison in Guantanamo

    Cuba’s Prison in Guantanamo / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on February 4, 2016 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 4 February 2016 – To the shame of the United States justice system, the prison at the Guantanamo Naval Base is 14 years old today. Since 2003, 680 detainees have arrived there, though today there are fewer than […] 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

    Vladimir Morera Bacallao Ends Hunger Strike

    Vladimir Morera Bacallao Ends Hunger Strike / 14ymedio Posted on January 4, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 4 January 2016 – Government opponent Vladimir Bacallao Morera has ended his hunger strike, having begun to eat on 30 December, according to information received by 14ymedio from Librado Linares. The prisoner spent more than 80 days without eating to […] Continue reading

    Abuse In Cuba’s Valle Grande Prison

    Abuse In Cuba’s Valle Grande Prison / 14ymedio, Manuel Morejon Posted on January 4, 2016 14ymedio, Manuel Alberto Morejón, Havana, 30 December 2015 – From Havana, the supervisor of the Christian Alliance sent 14ymedio several prisoners’ testimonies collected in the Valle Grande prison, which make up a small sample of the abuse they are subjected […] Continue reading

    Cuba Angel Santiesteban: Is Going to Jail Like Going to War?

    #Cuba Angel Santiesteban: Is Going to Jail Like Going to War? Posted on December 21, 2015 Interview with writer Angel Santiesteban Jorge Ángel Pérez Jorge Ángel Pérez, HAVANA, Cuba, 23 November 2015 – Angel Santiesteban has authored one of the most outstanding works of our literature. For that, he has received numerous awards in Cuba […] 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

    This isn’t news, it’s counterrevolution

    “This isn’t news, it’s counterrevolution” PABLO PASCUAL MÉNDEZ PIÑA | La Habana | 7 Dic 2015 – 2:39 pm. “The money, you dick!” was heard, followed by a clamor. Then a succession of confused screams and the boos and cheers of protesters. It was November 30, and a crowd of close to 500 people clogged […] Continue reading

    El Sexto Will Resume His Hunger Strike Next Week If He Is Not Released

    El Sexto Will Resume His Hunger Strike Next Week If He Is Not Released / 14ymedio Posted on October 7, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 7 October 2015 – The mother of Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, has talked by phone with the artist, who reaffirmed his decision to resume his hunger strike if he is not released […] Continue reading

    ‘El Sexto’ Abandons Hunger Strike After 24 Days

    ‘El Sexto’ Abandons Hunger Strike After 24 Days / 14ymedio Posted on October 2, 2015 Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) ends 24-day hunger strike with promise from prison authorities that he will be released in 15 days. 14ymedio, Havana, 1 October 2015 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, abandoned the hunger strike he had maintained […] Continue reading

    El Sexto’s Mother Fears for His Health in Prison, Where an Outbreak of Dengue Fever Has Occurred

    El Sexto’s Mother Fears for His Health in Prison, Where an Outbreak of Dengue Fever Has Occurred / Diario de Cuba, Maria Matienzo Puerto Posted on September 6, 2015 Diario de Cuba, María Matienzo Puerto, Havana, 5 September 2015 — The mother of graffiti artist El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado), María Victoria Machado, following her visit […] Continue reading

    To Die of Hunger

    To Die of Hunger / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Posted on June 13, 2015 This February 23 marks five years since the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo. This humble black native of Santiago de Cuba, dissident mason and plumber, died after carrying out an 86-day hunger strike in the prison where he was being held, as […] 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 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

    Seven Steps to Kill Orlando Zapata Tamayo

    Seven Steps to Kill Orlando Zapata Tamayo / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on March 1, 2015 Luis Felipe Rojas — I published this post a few days after that needless death. Now I again denounce the death and express the same ideas about it. It’s my homage to my brother, Orlando Zapata Tamayo. I am […] Continue reading
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