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    Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass

    Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass by FRANCES MARTEL26 Jun 2017 Over thirty members of the Ladies in White, a peaceful Catholic dissident group in Cuba, were violently arrested over the weekend for attempting to attend Sunday Mass, including leader Berta Soler. The Cuban government recently banned […] Continue reading

    Health Of Three Siblings On Hunger Strike In Cuba Worsens

    Health Of Three Siblings On Hunger Strike In Cuba Worsens 14ymedio Havana, 27 March 2017 — The health of the siblings Fidel Batista Leyva, and Anairis and Adairis Miranda Leyva is worsening, as Monday marked their 21 days on a hunger strike, according to their mother, Maydolis Leyva Portelles, who spoke with 14ymedio. Members of […] 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

    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

    Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homes of several activists

    Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homes of several activists DDC | Santiago de Cuba | 20 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:08 CET. Early Sunday regime forces simultaneously “assaulted” the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) in Santiago of Cuba and another eight houses of activists in that […] 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

    Deteriorating health of Cuban dissident on hunger strike worries international observers

    Deteriorating health of Cuban dissident on hunger strike worries international observers By Elizabeth Llorente Published August 16, 2016Fox News Latino Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is on the fourth week of a hunger strike, and his health continues to deteriorate, his mother told Fox News Latino in a telephone interview from Cuba. Fariñas started his hunger […] 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

    Ivan Hernandez And Felix Navarro Prevented From Leaving Cuba “A Second Time”

    Ivan Hernandez And Felix Navarro Prevented From Leaving Cuba “A Second Time” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 11 August 2016 – Cuba’s immigration authorities prevented activists Ivan Hernandez and Felix Navarro from traveling outside Cuba this Thursday. The former prisoners of the 2003 Black Spring were invited to participate in the 2nd […] 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

    ‘El Sexto’ – “Myths are very dangerous, but an idea can break them.”

    ‘El Sexto’: “Myths are very dangerous, but an idea can break them.” / 14ymedio, Maria Tejero Martin EFE (via 14ymedio), Maria Tejero Martin, Oslo, 24 May 2016 – Danilo Maldonado is known as El Sexto the name engraved in ink on his skin and that he paints on the walls of Havana to plant an […] Continue reading

    ‘El Sexto’ – Cuba Can Change Only If People “Wake Up Inside”

    ‘El Sexto’: Cuba Can Change Only If People “Wake Up Inside” / 14ymedio Posted on February 19, 2016 EFE (14ymedio), Ana Mengotti, Miami, 19 February 2016 — Cuban graffiti El Sexto (The Sixth), who spent ten months in prison for having written the names of Fidel and Raul on two live pigs that he intended […] 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

    January 1, 1959 – The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 2)

    January 1, 1959: The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 2) / Somos+ Posted on January 5, 2016 SOMOS+, Jose M. Presol , 3 January 2016 — Part 1 enunciated what I consider to be the four main points of the “Manifesto to the People of Cuba,” but there are many more. Let’s recall these four […] 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

    Political Prisoner ‘Freed’ by Cuba Deal on Day 81 of Prison Hunger Strike

    Political Prisoner ‘Freed’ by Cuba Deal on Day 81 of Prison Hunger Strike by FRANCES MARTEL 31 Dec 2015 Vladimir Morera Bacallao, a Cuban dissident allegedly freed as part of President Obama’s deal with Cuba but sentenced to four years in prison shortly after being released, is currently on his 81st day of a hunger […] Continue reading

    Cuban Faces of 2015: Danilo Maldonado, ‘El Sexto’, Graffiti Artist

    Cuban Faces of 2015: Danilo Maldonado, ‘El Sexto’, Graffiti Artist / 14ymedio Posted on December 31, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 29 December 2015 — Irreverent and daring, the graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto (The Sixth)—in a satirical reference to the ‘Five Heroes’—organized a performance for Christmas 2014 under the title Animal Farm. In […] Continue reading

    Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Obama administration demand release of Cuban prisoner

    Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Obama administration demand release of Cuban prisoner Vladimir Morera Bacallao hospitalized after 81-day hunger strike State Department, GOP Miami lawmaker express concern over dissident Dispute over political prisoner is hiccup in recent improved U.S.-Cuban ties BY JAMES ROSEN McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON In a rare alliance of often-conflicting viewpoints on U.S.-Cuban relations, […] Continue reading

    Cuban Activist On The Brink Of Death After A Prolonged Hunger Strike

    Cuban Activist On The Brink Of Death After A Prolonged Hunger Strike / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on December 27, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 December 2015 – A blacksmith by profession, he never imagined that after so many years of fabricating bars for his neighbors’ homes, he would end up locked behind prison […] Continue reading

    Vladimir Morera, the political prisoner on a hunger strike, is admitted to intensive care

    Vladimir Morera, the political prisoner on a hunger strike, is admitted to intensive care DDC | La Habana | 24 Dic 2015 – 4:05 pm. Political prisoner Vladimir Morera Bacallao was admitted, in serious condition, to the Hospital Arnaldo Milian de Santa Clara on Monday night, confirmed his wife, Maribel Herrera, for DIARIO DE CUBA. […] 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

    Cuban protest artist El Sexto – ‘You have to keep at it until you change their minds’

    Cuban protest artist El Sexto: ‘You have to keep at it until you change their minds’ By Louise Tillotson, Researcher on the Caribbean at Amnesty International, 21 December 2015, 00:01 UTC Danilo Maldonado Machado, known as “El Sexto”, is a Cuban artist and former prisoner of conscience who spent 10 months behind bars for planning […] 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

    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
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