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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

    Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights

    Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights By Javier Albisu | euroefe.es | Translated By Samuel Morgan 11:46 (updated: 14:59) While the EU wraps up a new framework for relations with Havana, Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas warns that his country could descend into civil war if this deal is not made dependent […] Continue reading

    Biden – U.S. can talk human rights in Cuba ‘without pushback’

    Biden: U.S. can talk human rights in Cuba ‘without pushback’ By SUSAN CRABTREE (@SUSANCRABTREE) • 9/7/16 7:14 PM Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration’s ability to talk to Cuba and other Latin-American countries about human rights “without pushback,” on the same day a Senate critic of the diplomatic thaw said the Castro regime’s […] Continue reading

    UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms

    UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 24 August 2016 – Five years can be a long time in Cuba, when we’re talking about an opposition organization. In the complex kaleidoscope of dissident groups and parties that make up civil society on the […] 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

    Rep. Diaz-Balart pushes Cuba to free dissident journalist on hunger strike

    Rep. Diaz-Balart pushes Cuba to free dissident journalist on hunger strike Misael Canet has been on a hunger strike for 4 weeks Miami congressmen says he’s being held with no mattress, clothes Congressman says Cuba has arrested 8,000 since rapprochement began BY JAMES ROSEN jrosen@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart called Tuesday for the Cuban government […] 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

    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

    On Cuban Political Prisoners

    On Cuban Political Prisoners / 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque Posted on July 14, 2015 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque, Havana, 11 July 2015 — What classifies as a political prisoner is a cause for disagreement among the Cuban opposition. There are varying opinions about who has been jailed for political reasons or not, despite the criteria […] 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

    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

    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

    Santiesteban Protests Against Conditions Of His Confinement

    Santiesteban Protests Against Conditions Of His Confinement / 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz Posted on December 8, 2014 14ymedio, LILIANNE RUIZ, 7 December 2014 — Writer and journalist Angel Santiesteban continues to be detained, since August, in a border guard military unit located on Primera Street in Miramar. His jailers have announced to him this week that […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissident says he was beaten and choked

    Posted on Friday, 06.13.14 Cuban dissident says he was beaten and choked BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, known as Antúnez, said Friday he was beaten, choked into unconsciousness and injected with an unknown substance by security agents who warned him to stop working against warmer U.S.-Cuba relations. The U.S. […] Continue reading

    Be vigilant for those who remain in Cuba

    Posted on Saturday, 10.26.13 Be vigilant for those who remain in Cuba MAO35@COLUMBIA.EDU Yoani was here again. I don’t say that lightly, and I don’t take it for granted. That the blogger can leave Cuba and return safely is a profound change. I marvel at and applaud the changes that allow her to come and […] Continue reading

    Journalism in the street

    Journalism in the street / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 10, 2013 Owing to the lack of statistics and figures, independent Cuban reporters have to reinvent certain rules when providing information. We don’t have access to government press conferences and no minister gives interviews or comments. Nor can we rival the foreign agencies accredited in […] Continue reading

    Life or Death of a Political Prisoner – Instructions in a Sealed Envelope

    Life or Death of a Political Prisoner: Instructions in a Sealed Envelope / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on July 18, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, July 2013, www.cubanet.org. In Combinado del Este Prison, in the presence of a lieutenant from the Ministry of the Interior, a common prisoner threatened political prisoner Ernesto Borges with death. This past June, […] 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

    Call for release of blogger held for past two months

    Call for release of blogger held for past two months Published on Monday 29 April 2013. Reporters Without Borders calls on the Cuban authorities to quickly release Angel Santiesteban-Prats, a writer and blogger who has been held for the past two months and who has been on hunger strike since his transfer to a different […] Continue reading

    Calixto, the Resolute

    Calixto, the Resolute* / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 15, 2013 This past Tuesday, the Cuban authorities finally acknowledged Calixto R. Martinez Arias's right to go free, after he had served more than six months in prison, initially for the crime of "insulting the leadership figures of the Revolution." He had no trial. Martinez Arias […] Continue reading

    Official statement on the irregular situation of Angel Santiesteban-Prats

    Official statement on the irregular situation of Angel Santiesteban-Prats Posted on April 12, 2013 Angel's family wants to inform the international community where we stand as of tonight April 12, 2013. Last week, the regime tried to hide Angel in the Salvador Allende military hospital with the excuse of a dermatological treatment he is receiving, […] Continue reading

    Independent reporter released after seven months in detention

    Independent reporter released after seven months in detention Published on Wednesday 10 April 2013. Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday's release of Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, an independent reporter for the Hablemos Press information centre, after several weeks of mounting calls for his release from Cuban civil society and international organizations. On being freed, Martínez immediately […] Continue reading
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