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Oswaldo Paya

‘The Totalitarian Regime Is Intact’ – One Cuban’s Message to Obama

‘The Totalitarian Regime Is Intact’: One Cuban’s Message to Obama The U.S. is pressing ahead with its opening to Cuba. What does that mean for democracy on the island? URI FRIEDMAN JUN 22, 2016 GLOBAL Earlier this month, Ben Rhodes, the architect of Barack Obama’s diplomatic opening to Cuba, characterized the full restoration of U.S.-Cuban […] Continue reading

La paja en el ojo ajeno – consigna del bloguero

La paja en el ojo ajeno: consigna del bloguero Para el autor de este artículo, el tronco clavado en el ojo que ya no puede ver sería el financiamiento exterior que recibe el Gobierno cubano en forma de deudas canceladas, créditos y ayudas para el desarrollo, entre otros Carlos Manuel Estefanía, Estocolmo | 08/06/2016 4:16 […] Continue reading

The Leaders Feel “Threatened” After Obama’s Visit

The Leaders Feel “Threatened” After Obama’s Visit / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 21 April 2106 — The national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), Eduardo Cardet, argues that the communist leaders of Cuba felt “very threatened” by the recent visit of US President Barack Obama. “They fear losing power,” he said told the Catholic news agency […] Continue reading

Activists Deliver 10,000 Varela Project Signatures to Cuba’s National Assembly

Activists Deliver 10,000 Varela Project Signatures to Cuba’s National Assembly / 14ymedio Posted on March 24, 2016 14ymedio, 24 March 2016 – On Thursday morning several activists delivered 10,000 signatures on the Varela Project, which are in addition to the 25,404 signatures previously provided to this legislative body. Participating in the delivery were Rosa Maria […] Continue reading

Days Before Obama’s Visit, Cuba’s Allies Try to Block Dissident From Speaking at UN Human Rights Council

Days Before Obama’s Visit, Cuba’s Allies Try to Block Dissident From Speaking at UN Human Rights Council By Patrick Goodenough | March 16, 2016 | 4:32 AM EDT (CNSNews.com) – The Castro regime, backed by representatives of some of the world’s most repressive regimes, tried on Tuesday to prevent a prominent Cuban dissident from speaking […] Continue reading

Entrevista con Héctor Palacios

Entrevista con Héctor Palacios marzo 16, 2016 6:01 am· A 20 años de Concilio Cubano (II) El Vedado, La Habana, Aleaga Pesant, (PD) Héctor Palacios Ruiz, hoy en el exilio, fue uno de los referentes de la oposición democrática en Cuba durante muchos años. Fue uno de los presos de la causa de los 75, […] Continue reading

No nos engañemos con la cancelación del viaje de Kerry a Cuba

No nos engañemos con la cancelación del viaje de Kerry a Cuba Posted on 4 marzo, 2016 Por Mauricio Claver-Carone La administración de Barack Obama se ha colocado entre la espada y la pared. En una entrevista de diciembre de 2015, el presidente Obama declaró que sólo viajaría a Cuba “si, de hecho, yo puedo […] Continue reading

Oswaldo Payá Remembered On The Anniversary Of His Birth

Oswaldo Payá Remembered On The Anniversary Of His Birth / 14ymedio Posted on February 29, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 29 February 2016 – A Mass in memory of the 64th anniversary of Oswaldo Payá’s birth was held Monday afternoon in the parish of El Salvador del Mundo in the Havana neighborhood of Cerro. Celebrating the Mass […] Continue reading

Cuban dissidents to receive human rights award

Cuban dissidents to receive human rights award ČTK | 8 FEBRUARY 2016 Prague, Feb 5 (CTK) – Eleven Cuban dissidents and former political prisoners will receive the Homo Homini award for human rights promotion from the Czech People in Need organisation at the beginning of the One World film festival on March 7, Adela Pospichalova, […] Continue reading

CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS

CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS David Soler 8 February 2016 Years after their release, two Cuban journalists look back at lost years. In March 2003 the world’s attention was transfixed on Iraq as the United States prepared to launch a divisive military assault on Saddam Hussein’s government. Meanwhile just 90 miles from U.S. shores, […] Continue reading

People In Need Award Goes To Former Cuban Prisoners Of The Black Spring

People In Need Award Goes To Former Cuban Prisoners Of The Black Spring / 14ymedio Posted on February 3, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 3 February 2016 — The Czech organization People in Need has given its Homo Homini Award for this year to the 11 former prisoners of the 2003 Black Spring who continue to live […] Continue reading

Beating A Dead Horse Between Brussels And Havana

Beating A Dead Horse Between Brussels And Havana / Rosa Maria Paya Posted on December 19, 2015 The issue of human rights must permeate every point of the agreement between the EU and Cuba El País, Rosa Maria Paya, 18 December 2015 – In more than a year of negotiations with the Cuban government, the […] Continue reading

No change in Cuba, totalitarianism persists – dissident in Prague

No change in Cuba, totalitarianism persists – dissident in Prague published: 25.11.2015, 18:13 Prague – The situation of the Cuban opposition has not changed in the past year of warmed relations between Havana and Washington, and the totalitarian regime persists in the county, Cuban dissident Maria Paya, on a visit to Prague, has told CTK. […] Continue reading

El carácter irrevocable del socialismo es un fracaso para todos!

¡El carácter irrevocable del socialismo es un fracaso para todos! noviembre 11, 2015 12:00 pm· Cerro, La Habana, Rogelio Travieso, (PD) Cada día, al régimen se le agotan más sus argumentos. La promesa del futuro luminoso, el sacrificio inútil de tres generaciones. El carácter Irrevocable del socialismo. Solo preserva a un régimen para él que […] Continue reading

Por qué una propuesta de ley electoral?

¿Por qué una propuesta de ley electoral? [27-10-2015 23:46:13] Abdel Legrá Pacheco Periodista Independiente (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Habana. El pasado 11 de septiembre Candidatos por el Cambio presentó a la Asamblea Nacional su propuesta para un debate sobre una posible reforma a la Ley Electoral. Esta iniciativa, responde ante todo a la importancia de tener una […] Continue reading

Farewell Letter from El Sexto

Farewell Letter from El Sexto / Danilo Maldonado Posted on September 24, 2015 Valle Grande Prison From the “cell” (of punishment) September 16, 2015… Where I am there is little light and I am in my underwear because I do not want to wear the prison uniform. They give me a mattress for 5 or […] Continue reading

Movimiento Cristiano Liberación envía mensaje en su 27 aniversario

Movimiento Cristiano Liberación envía mensaje en su 27 aniversario El MCL fue fundado en en Cuba en1988. Su propuesta más conocida fue el Proyecto Varela, impulsado por Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, fallecido en trágicas circunstancias en 2012. El Consejo coordinador del MCL envía hoy un mensaje a todos sus activistas y seguidores. Martinoticias.com septiembre 08, 2015 […] Continue reading

MCL envia carta a organizadores del IV Congreso Mundial de Presidentes de Parlamento

MCL envia carta a organizadores del IV Congreso Mundial de Presidentes de Parlamento Carta enviada al Sr. Saber CHOWDHURI Presidente de la Unión Interparlamentaria, al Sr. Martin Chungong, Secretario General de la Unión Interparlamentaria, (UIP) y el Sr. Oscar Piquinela, Secretario del GRULAC por el representante del MCL en Alemania Sr Jorge García Vázquez Cuba-Cuarta […] Continue reading

Cuban dissident’s daughter demands autopsy results from fatal 2012 crash

Cuban dissident’s daughter demands autopsy results from fatal 2012 crash Oswaldo Paya-Sardines’ supporters don’t believe fatal car crash was accident Author: Glenna Milberg, Reporter, gmilberg@Local10.com Dawn Brooks, Online Editor, Producer Published On: Jul 21 2015 06:22:51 PM EDT Updated 2 h WASHINGTON – One day after the Cuban embassy opened in Washington, D.C., the daughter […] Continue reading

MCl Leader for the Freedom of a Cuba without Castros

MCl Leader for the Freedom of a Cuba without Castros / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on July 4, 2015 Interview with Rosa Maria Paya Leader of the Christian Liberation Movement and Cuba Decides From El Pais “The United States is negotiating with the Cuban caste.” Cuban regime opponent, daughter of Oswaldo Para, speaks of […] Continue reading

The Lives Of Opposition Leaders Have Their Names On The Government’s Blacklist

The Lives Of Opposition Leaders Have Their Names On The Government’s Blacklist / Angel Santiesteban Posted on July 1, 2015 Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, 3 June 2015If the Cuban dictatorship has an enemy, it is themselves, as an institution of evil. After committing their outrages, the injustices and atrocities carried out by their henchmen who commit the […] Continue reading

Casa de Cuba celebrates enduring resistance to Castro regime

Casa de Cuba celebrates enduring resistance to Castro regime BY GEOFF FOX Tribune staff Published: June 28, 2015 TAMPA — As Rosa Maria Paya was introduced at a function celebrating the 25th anniversary of Casa de Cuba on Sunday, a lone protester barked objections from near the bar at the La Giraldilla restaurant. Paya, an […] Continue reading

La oposición cubana – El llamado de Glendower

La oposición cubana: El llamado de Glendower ¿Por qué tanta actividad fuera no se traduce en una movilización en el interior de Cuba? Arturo López-Levy, Denver | 16/06/2015 10:26 am En la obra Enrique IV de William Shakespeare el guerrero Glendower advierte a su primo Hotspur que él no es “gente común” y que cuando […] Continue reading

Nada se mueve en Cuba

Nada se mueve en Cuba De puertas para adentro, la presunta apertura del régimen castrista no se traduce en libertades reales para los cubanos disidentes u opositores políticos VICTORIA GARCÍA MADRID 05/06/2015 – 22:34 CET Uno de los presos políticos del régimen castrista más reconocidos que pasó dos lustros en las cárceles cubanas, por defender […] Continue reading

I come to my country because it is my right

“I come to my country because it is my right” — Rosa Maria Paya / Cubanet, Ignacio Gonzalez and Osmel Almaguer Posted on May 12, 2015 Cubanet, Ignacio González and Osmel Almaguer, Havana, 11 May 2015 — Rosa María Payá, daughter of the late fighter for human rights in Cuba, Oswaldo Paya, arrived in Havana […] Continue reading

Eslovaquia concede refugio a mayor del Minint

Eslovaquia concede refugio a mayor del Minint “Quiero reiterar el llamado a la familia Payá para que me contacte, tengo mucho que aportar a este caso, pruebas convincentes que debo compartir con Ofelia Acevedo, viuda de Payá”, dijo desde Eslovaquia el ex oficial cubano. Ricardo Quintana / MartiNoticias Televisión abril 27, 2015 Desde Bratislava, capital […] Continue reading

Ask the People

Ask the People / Rosa Maria Paya Posted on April 12, 2015 El Mundo, Rosa Maria Paya Acevedo, 12 April 2015 – Although the current Summit of the Americas in Panama has been a blackboard where the peoples of the Americas have been forced – once again – to choke on the barbarian mouthful of […] Continue reading

Cuba Decides – Continuing Oswaldo Paya’s Work for a Plebiscite

Cuba Decides: Continuing Oswaldo Paya’s Work for a Plebiscite Posted on April 11, 2015 For over half a century Cubans have been excluded from the political, economic and social decisions made in our nation. The group in power in Cuba has never been legitimized by democratic elections. The government is responsible for the repression and […] Continue reading

Disidentes del interior y del exilio cubano deciden aunar sus propuestas

Disidentes del interior y del exilio cubano deciden aunar sus propuestas Abril 09, 2015 (EFE).- Diversas organizaciones que dentro y fuera de Cuba integran la Asamblea de la Resistencia realizaron hoy en Panamá un foro de unidad estratégica, un día después de los enfrentamientos que sostuvieron con miembros de la delegación oficialista, que se saldaron […] Continue reading

Abel Prieto – Cuba does not dialogue with puppets of the United States

Abel Prieto: Cuba does not dialogue with puppets of the United States BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 04/09/2015 10:26 PM 04/09/2015 10:28 PM PANAMA CITY The events parallel to the VII Summit of the Americas have become a stage for confrontations between those in opposition, independent Cuban activists and the official Cuban delegation. Several Cuban […] Continue reading

Rosa Maria Paya For the Future of All Cubans Without Castro

Rosa Maria Paya For the Future of All Cubans Without Castro Posted on March 7, 2015 In recent years my country has been engaged in a deception. The Cuban government is changing the Law, but ignoring the rights of the people, which were sequestered over half a century ago. More people are allowed to enter […] Continue reading

Frente al deshielo con EEUU

Frente al deshielo con EEUU OSCAR PEÑA | Miami | 7 Ene 2015 – 10:23 am. Hay que lograr un Pacto Nacional entre todos con una hoja de ruta. Eso es realismo, altura política y buena voluntad. En pueblo cubano, que ha escuchado por más de 55 años el cuento oficial del “lobo que viene […] Continue reading

CONFUSION!

¡CONFUSION! Juan Carlos Reyes Ocaña 19 de diciembre de 2014 Nueva Jersey – www.PayoLibre.com – La noticia ya está en todos los medios, “Alan Gross se encuentra libre canjeado por tres espías de la Red Avispa, y el presidente Obama anuncia el restablecimiento de las relaciones diplomáticas con el régimen de Raúl Castro”. ¡Así mismo! […] Continue reading

Cuba – la frágil sucesión

Cuba: la frágil sucesión Reciclando a sus hijos al poder Pedro Roig, Miami | 12/11/2014 6:16 pm El modelo soviético que prevalece en Cuba es un trágico y nefasto sistema. Esta realidad contrasta con la feroz tenacidad de la casta militar y la burocracia cubana para mantenerse en el poder, nutriéndose de un activo revisionismo […] Continue reading

Nuevamente el embargo

Nuevamente el embargo [28-10-2014 20:49:01] Marta Menor Presidenta de Cultivamos una Rosa Blanca (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- En una reciente nota sobre el levantamiento del embargo económico de los Estados Unidos a Cuba, el grupo activista CubaNow propone que el mismo sea levantado unilateralmente por el presidente Obama y nombra al organismo de defensa de los derechos humanos, […] Continue reading

Spanish man convicted in Cuba in death of activist Oswaldo Paya recounts ordeal in visit to Miami

Spanish man convicted in Cuba in death of activist Oswaldo Paya recounts ordeal in visit to Miami BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 10/11/2014 12:06 AM 10/11/2014 12:24 AM HERALD STAFF Angel Carromero was emphatic during his visit to Miami on Friday: “What happened on July 22 wasn’t an accident, it was an assault,” he said. […] Continue reading

No, No and No Raul Castro

No, No and No Raul Castro / Jose Luis Garcia Antunez Posted on August 31, 2014 This I believe is the second or third occasion that I write to you, and as always without the least mood or desire that you answer me, because given the absolute contempt and disgust that emanates from your person […] Continue reading

Investment in Cuba? What for?

Investment in Cuba? What for? / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo ASCE XXIV / 2014 Annual Conference, Miami Hilton Downtown Hotel, Florida, USA Panel 12. Concerto Ballrom B – Friday, August 1st, 2:45-4:15pm 1. In Cuba during the 1970s, historian Manuel Moreno Fraginals challenged poet Jose Lezama Lima with his trendy scientific notions about the laws […] Continue reading

We want to contribute to personal and community reflection of pastoral agents

“We want to contribute to personal and community reflection of pastoral agents” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on August 5, 2014 Erick Alvarez 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 4 August 2014 – To mark the publication of a letter sent by five young Cubans to Pope Francisco, 14ymedio interviewed Erick Álvarez Gil, coordinator of the Christian […] Continue reading

The Political Legacy of Oswaldo Paya

The Political Legacy of Oswaldo Paya / 14ymedio Posted on July 22, 2014 14YMEDIO, 22 July 2014 – On 22 July 2014, the opposition leader Oswaldo Payá and the activist Harld Cepero died. Payá led the Christian Liberation Movement and promoted the Varela Project, which managed to collect some 25,000 signatures to demand a national […] Continue reading