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    The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola

    The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 de Marzo de 2017 – 09:21 CET. This interview is important in many ways. But, if I had to choose one, it would be how it illustrates the existence of Cuba’s civil society. Castroism has endured by enfeebling the individual, […] Continue reading

    Hunger strikes against State terrorism

    Hunger strikes against State terrorism JOSÉ HUGO FERNÁNDEZ | Miami | 2 de Agosto de 2016 – 22:36 CEST. It is disturbing that 20 Cubans on hunger strikes do not even constitute an event capable of affecting the course of daily life on the island. And it is outrageous that it does not produce headlines […] 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

    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

    El Sexto – He Who Laughs First, Laughs Twice

    El Sexto: He Who Laughs First, Laughs Twice / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on October 3, 2015 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 3 October 2015 — There was no mistaking it. It was the same face that smiles defiantly from some paintings in which it resembles an unrepentant Christ. I had seen the signature of El […] Continue reading

    One name on the list

    One name on the list YOANI SANCHEZ, Enero 15, 2015 Living in Caimanera is like living on an island within the island. On either side of the highway at the entrance can be read “This is the first anti-imperialist trench in Cuba.” The land is arid and three points of police control block any unauthorized […] Continue reading

    To Cuba, for haute cuisine

    To Cuba, for haute cuisine UCSD-based think tank sponsors tour of Fidel’s food and politics By Matt Potter, Dec. 4, 2014 As rumors of an impending thaw in relations with Cuba make the rounds, some well-heeled tourists affiliated with a UCSD-related think tank had planned to set off this weekend on a seven-day, $6100-a-person haute […] Continue reading

    At Repression’s Ground Zero

    At Repression’s Ground Zero / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 23, 2014 The first time I set foot in that scary place called Villa Marista, similar to Lubyanka Prison in the now fortunately disappeared Soviet Union, it was by my own will. I accompanied Manuel Cuesta Morúa to see Investigator Yurisan Almenares, in charge of […] Continue reading

    Family, friends of US contractor held in Cuba plead for US to do more to secure release

    Family, friends of US contractor held in Cuba plead for US to do more to secure release By Barnini Chakraborty Published April 13, 2014FoxNews.com WASHINGTON – For Alan Gross, the American contractor locked up in a Cuban prison on spying charges, the road to freedom seems increasingly out of reach. The Maryland resident, who repeatedly […] Continue reading

    Czech ambassador says his country’s experiences may be useful to Cuba’s transition to democracy

    Posted on Wednesday, 12.11.13 Czech ambassador says his country’s experiences may be useful to Cuba’s transition to democracy BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM For the Czech Republic’s ambassador to the United States, Petr Gandalovic, Cuba’s future might well follow the path of his country’s past. His European nation of 10 million people lived under Communist […] Continue reading

    Cuba in the UN Circus

    Cuba in the UN Circus / Luis Cino Alvarez Posted on November 14, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, November 2013, www.cubanet.org.- Do you remember when in the past decade Gadaffi’s Libya chaired the Human Rights Commission of the UN? Because of such scandalous contradictions, the 2006 announcement that a new body would be created to replace the […] 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

    Seven Years of Governing

    Raul Castro: Seven Years of Governing / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 4, 2013 Giving an accounting of their administration was never among the priorities of the Castro brothers. The modern caudillos are considered beyond good and evil. Indeed, Fidel Castro managed the nation like a private bodega, with outlandish economic plans, bypassing the state […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissident says security forces are studying Vladimir Putin’s rule

    Posted on Wednesday, 05.29.13 Cuban dissident says security forces are studying Vladimir Putin’s rule By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban security officers are studying post-communist changes in Russia — and being nicer to dissidents — in preparation for a possible transition away from the island’s totalitarian system, leading opposition activist Guillermo Fariñas said Tuesday. Some […] Continue reading

    The Serious Issue of Machismo

    Cuba: The Serious Issue of Machismo March 25, 2013 Veronica Vega vega1HAVANA TIMES — A few days ago, the partner of a friend of mine started beating her up in the middle of the street in the presence of several other people they knew. I wasn't there at the time, but I learned that my […] Continue reading

    Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez refuses to back down

    Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez refuses to back down Published On Sat May 19 2012 By Catherine Porter Columnist HAVANA, CUBA—I have called Yoani Sanchez 76 times since I arrived in Cuba eight days ago. Once, I managed to get through for 38 seconds before the line was cut. So, finally, I board a sleek, blue […] Continue reading

    Signs? / Yoani Sánchez

    Signs? / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez karl_marxThe interior stairs of a building collapse on the same corner where the socialist character of the Revolution was declared. A desperate group of thirteen people occupy the Church of Charity in Central Havana and are taken out by force in the middle of the night. The television […] Continue reading

    Cuban jailed in Havana for spying for US stages hunger strike

    Posted on Thursday, 03.01.12 Cuban jailed in Havana for spying for US stages hunger strikeBy Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega has met with a Cuban intelligence officer imprisoned in Havana for spying for the United States, and now reported to be in failing health after a three-week hunger strike to demand his release. […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Ladies in White mourn leader, vow to go on

    Cuba's Ladies in White mourn leader, vow to go on The Ladies in White, a group made up of family members of imprisoned dissidents, stand around the coffin of Laura Pollan at a funeral home in Havana October 14, 2011. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa By Nelson Acosta HAVANA | Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:24pm EDT […] Continue reading

    Ariel Arzuaga Peña Without the Right to Defend Himself / Luis Felipe Rojas

    Ariel Arzuaga Peña Without the Right to Defend Himself / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. I've spent some nights now trying to talk to the wife of Ariel Arzuaga, a defender of human rights in the city of Bayamo, in Granma province. He is currently imprisoned because of the malice of the […] Continue reading

    Cuba braces as dissidents remember a martyr

    Posted on Sunday, 02.20.11 Cuba braces as dissidents remember a martyrCastro critics will commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who was a political prisoner.BY JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@ElNuevoHereald.com Orlando Zapata Tamayo was one of Cuba's least-known political prisoners, a 42-year-old Afro-Cuban plumber and bricklayer from the remote eastern town of Banes. […] Continue reading

    Fidel Castro appearances blur Cuba reform questions

    Fidel Castro appearances blur Cuba reform questions
    Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:32pm GMT
    * Fidel Castro turns 84 on Friday, out of seclusion
    * Appearances, nuclear warnings raise role questions
    * Most analysts don't see him fully back in government
    By Marc Frank

    HAVANA, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Former Cuban President Fidel Castro turns 84
    on… Continue reading

    Race in Cuba: Yes, Virginia, There Is Racism on the Island

    Race in Cuba: Yes, Virginia, There Is Racism on the Island
    By: Achy Obejas
    Posted: July 26, 2010 at 6:17 AM

    When it comes to race, Cuba is far from the utopia that black
    intellectuals like to think it is. Today, on the 57th anniversary of the
    start of the Cuban Revolution, The Root launches its… Continue reading

    Out of Prison, Still Not Free

    Op-Ed Contributor

    Out of Prison, Still Not Free
    By RICARDO GONZÁLEZ ALFONSO
    Published: July 16, 2010
    Madrid

    I NEVER imagined I would be born at the age of 60, at an altitude of
    several thousand feet above the Atlantic. That isn't gibberish; it's
    what I felt when I was released from jail in Cuba and exiled… Continue reading

    Zapata Lives!

    Reina Luisa Tamayo Danger
    Cuban grandmother
    Posted: July 6, 2010 10:20 AM

    Zapata Lives!

    Much has been said in the Cuban regime's official media about my son
    Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a young black man. Many lies have been told, and
    it has been said that my son was a criminal, and that he was not simply… Continue reading