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    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

    Guillermo Fariñas abandons his hunger strike

    Guillermo Fariñas abandons his hunger strike DDC | La Habana | 14 de Septiembre de 2016 – 06:49 CEST. On Monday dissenter Guillermo Fariñas decided to abandon a hunger strike he had been on for 54 days to demand that Raúl Castro desist from his persecution of protestors on the Island. His spokesman, Jorge Luis […] 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

    ‘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

    They Kidnapped Me Again / El Sexto

    They Kidnapped Me Again / El Sexto – Danilo Maldonado MachadoEl Sexto – Danilo Maldonado Machado, Translator: Unstated In these days of waiting for the Pope, everything around me is tense. I start to leave my phone at home. They followed me from before the presentation of Voices Magazine Number 14. But it is only […] Continue reading

    Cuban spring ‘unavoidable’ amid repression

    Cuban spring 'unavoidable' amid repressionby Laima Andrikiene08 February 2012 The international community must act against the undemocratic Cuban regime as it increases its repression of dissidents, argues a member of the European Parliament's human rights subcommittee Who is responsible for the death of the Cuban political prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza on January 19? Why, on […] Continue reading

    Cuban authorities ‘responsible’ for activist’s death on hunger strike – Amnesty International

    Cuban authorities ‘responsible’ for activist’s death on hunger strike 20 January 2012 “The responsibility for Wilman Villar Mendoza’s death in custody lies squarely with the Cuban authorities, who summarily judged and jailed him for exercising his right to freedom of expression.” Javier Zúñiga, Special Adviser at Amnesty International Fri, 20/01/2012 The death in custody of […] Continue reading

    The awakening of Cuba’s resistance movement

    Posted on Saturday, 07.30.11CUBA The awakening of Cuba's resistance movementBY OTTO J. REICH ANDinfo@directorio.org In Guantánamo, Cuba, an important eastern city near the eponymous Naval Base, the streets recently reverberated with shouts of "Down with Fidel! Down with Raúl!" and "The streets belong to the people!" as dozens marched in open defiance of the iron-fisted […] Continue reading

    Scourge of the Castros: Cuba's Ladies Courageous

    Thor Halvorssen
    Human rights advocate and film producer
    Posted: September 2, 2010 11:19 AM

    Scourge of the Castros: Cuba's Ladies Courageous

    HAVANA, CUBA — This coming Sunday a group of women, dressed in white
    and holding flowers, will walk quietly down the Quinta Avenida — Fifth
    Avenue. They have done this every Sunday for the past… Continue reading

    Cuban refugee in Spain gives up hunger strike

    Posted on Monday, 08.02.10
    Cuban refugee in Spain gives up hunger strike
    BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    A Cuban refugee in Spain has ended a hunger strike after getting a new
    Spanish government promise that he will get residency and a work permit
    — 15 months after he was first promised them.

    Jorge Alberto Pérez Fernández… Continue reading

    Political prisoners in Spain confronted with maze of immigration rules

    Posted on Sunday, 07.25.10
    SPAIN | CUBA'S EX-POLITICAL PRISONERS

    Political prisoners in Spain confronted with maze of immigration rules

    Cuban ex-political prisoners in Spain face an uncertain immigration
    status and can be caught in a maze of rules.
    BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    Cuban refugee Jorge Pérez Fernández has the promise in writing: The
    Spanish government… Continue reading

    The plight of Cuba's hunger strikers

    The plight of Cuba's hunger strikers

    Cuba's neighbours should tell Castro's regime that if it wishes to avoid
    isolation it needs to improve its human rights record
    John Keegan
    Thursday 18 March 2010 12.30 GMT

    Today marks the seventh anniversary of a vicious crackdown on opponents
    of the Castro regime in Cuba. In the spring of… Continue reading

    The Castro brothers' big dirty secret

    The Castro brothers' big dirty secret
    Posted: December 30, 2009

    For years I have been reporting on how Fidel Castro has been crushing
    internal dissent. I did this while simultaneously trying to demythicize
    his comrade, Che Guevara, a charismatic man when he was not a merciless
    executioner at Havana prisons. I once met Guevara, and, during… Continue reading

    Cuba's embargo must go

    Cuba's embargo must go

    It's time to end the counterproductive sanctions against Cuba, which
    have only served to strengthen its brutal regime

    John Keenan
    guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 November 2009 14.00 GMT

    This month Europe celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the collapse
    of the iron curtain. Tribute was paid the role the US played in helping… Continue reading

    Double Standards on Latin America

    Double Standards on Latin America
    By Jackson Diehl
    Monday, July 13, 2009

    As the Obama administration and a host of Latin American governments
    campaigned to reverse the coup in Honduras, another democratically
    elected Latin leader embarked on a lonely effort to draw attention to
    the double standard that has lately governed violations of political and
    human… Continue reading

    Cuba democracy activists chide CBC members for Castro meeting

    May 6, 2009
    Cuba democracy activists chide CBC members for Castro meeting

    by Mosheh Oinounou

    Cuban pro-democacy advocates went up to Capitol Hill Wednesday to call
    on legislators who recently met with former Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro
    to address human rights concerns on the island.

    Activist Berta Antunez visited the offices of Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA),… Continue reading

    Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009 Amnsety International

    Document – Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourth
    session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009

    8 September 2008 Public
    amnesty international
    Cuba

    Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

    Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council

    February 2009

    Executive summary

    In this… Continue reading

    Cuba blasts U.S. "lackey" Hungary over refugees

    Cuba blasts U.S. "lackey" Hungary over refugees
    Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:20PM EDT

    HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba called Hungary a "lackey" of the United States
    on Wednesday for granting political asylum to 29 Cubans emigres held at
    the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay since they were intercepted at sea.

    "The government of Hungary acts as… Continue reading

    IAPA 2006 Report on Cuba

    62nd General Assembly
    Mexico City, Mexico
    September 29 to October 3, 2006
    Camino Real Hotel

    Reports and Resolutions

    CUBA

    Journalism is at an unprecedented crossroads in contemporary history. For
    the first time after 47 years of absolute control, Fidel Castro is not the
    nominal leader of Cuba.

    The temporary transfer of power from Fidel Castro to… Continue reading

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

    Cuba

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005
    Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    March 8, 2006

    Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a
    president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life
    through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations,… Continue reading

    Calls of bias mar meeting

    Posted on Thu, Mar. 09, 2006

    IMMIGRATION
    Calls of bias mar meeting
    Cuban-American leaders met with federal officials seeking to change the
    wet-foot, dry-foot policy, but some called the meeting partisan.
    BY OSCAR CORRAL AND LESLEY CLARK
    ocorral@MiamiHerald.com

    In a day that underscored tension between some Cuban exiles in Miami and
    the Bush administration, Cuban-American leaders… Continue reading

    Repatriated Cubans bet on American dream coming true

    Repatriated Cubans bet on American dream coming true
    Thu Mar 2, 2006 1:29 PM ET

    By Esteban Israel

    SAN FRANCISCO DE PAULA, Cuba (Reuters) – Cubans who made the dangerous
    crossing to Florida only to land on an abandoned bridge and be sent home
    in a controversial decision, are now dreaming of America, a new car… Continue reading

    Internet restrictions prompt hunger strike

    Posted on Fri, Feb. 03, 2006

    CUBA
    Internet restrictions prompt hunger strike
    From Miami Herald Staff and Wire Reports

    A dissident journalist in Cuba began a hunger strike this week to
    protest his loss of Internet access, one day after The Miami Herald
    featured him in a story.

    The Miami Herald featured Guillermo Fariñas, 43, in… Continue reading

    US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2005 on Cuba

    US State Department?s International Religious Freedom Report 2005 on Cuba
    2005-11-17

    Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

    Released on November 8, 2005 

    The Constitution recognizes the right of citizens to profess and practice any religious belief within the framework of respect for the law; however, in law and in practice, the Government… Continue reading