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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

    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

    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 “Fariñas Amendment” does not exist, clarifies a European Parliament group

    The “Fariñas Amendment” does not exist, clarifies a European Parliament group DDC | Madrid | 15 de Septiembre de 2016 – 09:18 CEST. The alleged “Fariñas Amendment,” which, it was claimed, ratified the demands of the Cuban Sakharov Prize winner and spurred him to abandon his hunger strike “does not exist,” said the Alliance of […] Continue reading

    Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba?

    Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba? August 23, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. Personally, his greatest virtue, without him intending to do this, is to show the […] 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

    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

    Twelve Ladies in White Arrested Outside Combinado del Este prison

    Twelve Ladies in White Arrested Outside Combinado del Este prison / 14ymedio Posted on October 2, 2015 14ymedio, 1 October 2015 – The regime opponent Martha Beatriz Roque denounced the arrest Thursday of 12 Ladies in White protesting outside the Combinado del Este prison in Havana. The activists presented themselves at the place to complain […] Continue reading

    The Cardinal’s Bad Memory

    The Cardinal’s Bad Memory / 14ymedio, Mario Felix LLeonart Posted on June 14, 2015 14ymedio, Mario Felix Lleonart, Havana, 12 June 2015 – As was expected, Cardinal Jaime Ortega’s flat denial of the fact that there are still political prisoners in Cuba has leaked from the interview granted to Spain’s Ser Chain program Hour 25. […] 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

    No matter where I live, I will keep working for the freedom of Cuba

    “No matter where I live, I will keep working for the freedom of Cuba” REINALDO ESCOBAR, La Habana | Marzo 19, 2015 Twelve years after the Black Spring, 14ymedio chats with some of the former political prisoners currently living on the Island. Two questions have been posed to those activists condemned in March 2003: one […] 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

    El Crítico – Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba

    El Crítico: Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba 02/06/2015 2:38 PM 02/06/2015 10:08 PM HAVANA During his years behind bars, Angel Yunier Remón Arzuaga staged a 27-day hunger strike and refused to wear the prison uniform. Now, as the rapper known as “El Critico” returns to his music, he plans to do so with […] Continue reading

    Inspired by Ybor uncle, actor calls for protest in Cuba

    Inspired by Ybor uncle, actor calls for protest in Cuba By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: March 24, 2014 TAMPA — A former anti-Castro militant turned Hollywood actor with family ties to Ybor City has launched a social media campaign that’s drawing international attention with its call for a moment of civil disobedience in […] Continue reading

    Cuba and the European Union – A Change of Tone and a New Dynamic

    Cuba and the European Union: A Change of Tone and a New Dynamic / Dimas Castellano Posted on March 10, 2014 In a statement issued on Tuesday, February 11th, Rogelio Sierra Diaz, Cuba’s deputy foreign minister, reported that the Council of Foreign Ministers of the European Union (EU) had authorized the European Commission and the […] Continue reading

    With latest hunger strike, Antunez challenges the world to take a stand for Cuban freedom

    February 11, 2014 With latest hunger strike, Antunez challenges the world to take a stand for Cuban freedom Cuban activist Jorge Luis Perez Garcia, or “Antunez.” one of the most eloquent and forceful leaders of the opposition, is much more valuable to Cuba alive than as another martyr in the struggle versus communism. So it […] Continue reading

    Eight years late, Cuba’s Ladies in White pick up Sakharov prize in Brussels

      Posted on Wednesday, 04.24.13 Eight years late, Cuba’s Ladies in White pick up Sakharov prize in Brussels By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuba’s Ladies in White finally received their Sakharov prize Tuesday, in a ceremony delayed by Havana for eight years but described by the head of the European Parliament as proof that “no […] Continue reading

    Jay-Z Blasted by ’21 Jump Street’ Director Over Cuba Trip

    Jay-Z Blasted by '21 Jump Street' Director Over Cuba Trip By Greg Gilman | Reuters – Fri, Apr 12, 2013 LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Jay-Z responded to critics of his Cuba trip with a song called "Open Letter" and now "21 Jump Street" director Phil Lord has responded to the song with an open letter […] Continue reading

    Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

    18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking […] Continue reading

    Prominent Cuban dissident released after brief detention

    Prominent Cuban dissident released after brief detention Published May 11, 2012 EFE Havana – Prominent Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer has been released in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba after being held for 29 hours. Ferrer told Efe Thursday by phone from his home in the town of Palmarito del Cauto that he […] Continue reading

    Cuba frees dissident detained after Pope visit

    Cuba frees dissident detained after Pope visit (AFP) HAVANA — Police in Cuba released Jose Daniel Ferrer, a political dissident arrested shortly after the visit to the island by Pope Benedict XVI, the activist told AFP. "They released me around 1:00 pm," Ferrer said by telephone from his home in the town of Palmarito de […] Continue reading

    Jailed Cuban Dissident Ends Hunger Strike

    Jailed Cuban Dissident Ends Hunger Strike HAVANA – Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer has ended the hunger strike he launched to protest his arrest early this month, his wife told Efe on Friday. Coinciding with the end of the fast, Cuban authorities formally charged the detainee with creating a public disturbance in the eastern city […] Continue reading

    Wife of top Cuban dissident says he launched hunger strike to protest his imprisonment

    Posted on Tuesday, 04.24.12 Wife of top Cuban dissident says he launched hunger strike to protest his imprisonment The wife of José Daniel Ferrer García said he began the hunger strike to protest his detention.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuba's most aggressive dissident, José Daniel Ferrer García, freed only last spring after eight years in prison, […] Continue reading

    10 Cuban Ex-Political Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike in Spain

    10 Cuban Ex-Political Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike in SpainPublished April 13, 2012EFE Madrid – Ten Cuban former political prisoners protesting their "total abandonment" in Spain have launched a hunger strike to press their demands for government assistance, one of the participants in the fast told Efe Friday. "It's the only alternative we have," said Ernesto […] Continue reading
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