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    Los motivos de Fidel para ejecutar a Ochoa y sus colegas

    Los motivos de Fidel para ejecutar a Ochoa y sus colegas julio 13, 2017 Pablo Alfonso/ martinoticias.com Tuve el honor de conocer a Ernesto Betancourt y comprobar de cerca su capacidad de intuición política y de análisis, en especial cuando del castrismo se trataba. Compartimos juntos durante varios años, en Radio Martí, la conducción del […] Continue reading

    Medios de prensa comprueban censura de ETECSA a mensajes con contenido político

    Medios de prensa comprueban censura de ETECSA a mensajes con contenido político Martinoticias.com La única empresa de telecomunicaciones de Cuba bloquea los mensajes de texto con palabras o frases como “democracia”, “derechos humanos”, “huelga de hambre”, o que lleven nombres de disidentes. El gobierno de Cuba filtra mensajes de texto enviados por teléfonos celulares en […] Continue reading

    Huelga de Fariñas supera el mes

    Huelga de Fariñas supera el mes Piden al presidente de EEUU, Barack Obama, que realice una “acción salvadora” por el opositor Redacción CE, Madrid | 22/08/2016 9:54 am El opositor cubano Guillermo Fariñas, Premio Sajarov de derechos humanos 2010, cumplió el sábado un mes de huelga de hambre y sed para exigir el cese de […] 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

    Wife of American jailed in Cuba asks Obama ‘to intervene personally’

    Wife of American jailed in Cuba asks Obama ‘to intervene personally’ By Agence France-Presse Thursday, May 1, 2014 20:20 EDT The wife of an American serving a 15-year term in a Cuban prison demanded Thursday that President Barack Obama personally intervene for his safe return. Alan Gross, who turns 65 on Friday, was arrested in […] 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

    Award-winning Cuban dissident detained

    Award-winning Cuban dissident detained Agence France-Presse 10:12 am | Saturday, August 25th, 2012 HAVANA – Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was arrested by police after an argument with agents guarding his home, his mother and activists said Friday. Farinas, who has gone on hunger strike about two dozen times against the regime, was arrested late […] Continue reading

    Prioridades

    PrioridadesMartes, Diciembre 13, 2011 | Por Jorge Olivera Castillo LA HABANA, Cuba, diciembre, www.cubanet.org -El crujir de las costillas quebradas por los toletazos, el sonido bronco de los puntapiés y el retumbar de los puños encima de las víctimas, parecen no tener los decibeles suficientes para que el Consejo de Derechos Humanos, tome cartas en [...] Continue reading

    Fariñas queda libre sin cargos

    Publicado el viernes, 11.04.11 Fariñas queda libre sin cargos Fue golpeado en el momento de su arresto a la entrada de un hospitalAgence France Presse LA HABANA — El opositor cubano Guillermo Fariñas, premio Sajarov 2010 del Parlamento Europeo, fue liberado sin cargos este jueves luego de 40 horas de arresto por intentar visitar a [...] Continue reading

    Régimen cubano aprieta tuercas a prensa extranjera

    Publicado el miércoles, 09.07.11 Régimen cubano aprieta tuercas a prensa extranjeraJuan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com El gobierno cubano ha negado la entrada al corresponsal de una agencia de noticias francesa asignado a La Habana, gesto que otros periodistas en la isla describen como un severo endurecimiento de los controles a la prensa extranjera bajo el gobierno de [...] Continue reading

    Journalists: Raúl Castro tightens screws in Cuba

    Posted on Tuesday, 09.06.11 Journalists: Raúl Castro tightens screws in Cuba Cuba rejected admission for a French agency's correspondent, and a reporter for Spain's El País newspaper was denied a license renewal to work there.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The Cuban government has denied entry to a French news agency correspondent who had been assigned to […] Continue reading

    Cuba refuses dissident exit visa

    Cuba refuses dissident exit visa Farinas: Government "is behaving in an arrogant manner"The Cuban authorities have refused an exit visa for a leading Cuban dissident to travel to France to receive the EU's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Guillermo Farinas launched a prolonged hunger strike earlier this year, protesting against the plight of Cuba's […] 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

    EU decries no-show of Farinas for rights prize

    EU decries no-show of Farinas for rights prize
    The Associated Press

    BRUSSELS — The European Union parliament has criticized Cuba for not
    allowing a dissident protester to travel to collect its biggest human
    rights award.

    EU Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said Tuesday that Guillermo Farinas,
    whose 134-day hunger strike helped draw attention to the plight of… Continue reading

    Cuba must let dissident pick up EU prize: parliament chief

    Cuba must let dissident pick up EU prize: parliament chief
    (AFP) Posted Monday December 13, 2010 –9:49am

    European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek made a last-minute plea Monday
    for Cuban authorities to let dissident Guillermo Farinas leave the
    island to pick up the top EU rights prize.

    "Regretfully, Mr. Farinas was not allowed to come and collect… Continue reading

    Europe should keep heat on Cuba

    Posted on Tuesday, 10.26.10
    Europe should keep heat on Cuba
    OUR OPINION: Island dictatorship still holds prisoners of conscience

    Europe's ambivalence toward Cuba was on display again this week when
    foreign ministers from a few countries tried and failed to ease the
    European Union's sanctions against the Castro regime. If these friends
    of Cuba don't know… Continue reading

    Dissident's prize another Cuba thorn

    Posted on Thursday, 10.21.10
    CUBA ANALYSIS

    Dissident's prize another Cuba thorn
    Cuban activist Guillermo Fariñas, awarded a European human rights prize,
    said he will start a new hunger strike if he's not allowed to leave the
    island to receive the honor.
    BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    A prestigious human rights prize awarded to dissident Guillermo Fariñas… Continue reading

    EU rights prize for Cuban dissident Farinas

    Posted on Thursday, 10.21.10
    EU rights prize for Cuban dissident Farinas
    The Associated Press

    STRASBOURG, France — The European Parliament awarded its annual human
    rights prize on Thursday to Guillermo Farinas, the Cuban dissident whose
    134-day hunger strike helped draw attention to the plight of political
    dissidents jailed in a 2003 crackdown on dissent.

    Cuba began… Continue reading

    Rebellious Spain stands firm in pursuit of change to EU Cuba policy

    International Relations | 28.07.2010

    Rebellious Spain stands firm in pursuit of change to EU Cuba policy

    Officially, the European Union has a Common Position on relations with
    Cuba. In reality, Spain has deviated from that position to such an
    extent that it sees itself as a lone force pushing for change in the
    EU's stance.

    How… Continue reading

    Cuba reportedly will free and deport 'tens' of prisoners to Europe, newspaper says

    Cuba reportedly will free and deport 'tens' of prisoners to Europe,
    newspaper says

    Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Moratinos will arrive Monday in
    Cuba "to complete with Castro's authorities the details of the release
    of several tens of political prisoners of the more than 200 in the
    country," the Spanish newspaper ABC reports.
    Spain, France and… Continue reading

    Spain's top diplomat expects 'results' from Cuba visit

    Spain's top diplomat expects 'results' from Cuba visit

    Spain's foreign minister said Monday he hopes a trip to Cuba this week
    for talks on human rights will lead to "results", as Spanish media said
    Havana may agree to free some political prisoners.

    Spain's leading daily El Pais said the minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos,
    believes Cuba's communist… Continue reading

    Italy asks Cuba for 'concrete gestures' on dissidents

    Italy asks Cuba for 'concrete gestures' on dissidents

    Italy said it hoped Cuba would make "concrete gestures" in favour of
    jailed dissidents after talks between the Cuban government and the
    Catholic Church, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

    In a meeting with Cuba's ambassador to Italy Rodney Lopez Clemente,
    Italy's undersecretary for foreign affairs Vincenzo… Continue reading

    EU resists pressure to normalise with Cuba

    EU resists pressure to normalise with Cuba
    Published on Friday, June 11, 2010

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — EU foreign ministers will agree on Monday to
    prolong Europe's insistence that Cuba make progress on human rights and
    democracy before ties are normalised, diplomats said.

    "There is no unanimity" within the 27 EU nations to alter the current… Continue reading

    Cuba—A Way Forward

    Cuba—A Way Forward
    by Nik Steinberg, Daniel Wilkinson

    In a 1980 interview, Gabriel García Márquez told The New York Times that
    he had spent three years writing a book about life in Cuba under Fidel
    Castro. But, he said, "now I realize that the book is so critical that
    it could be used against Cuba, so… Continue reading