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Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans

Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration has worked until its final days to try to ensure the continuity of its Cuba policy, but Ben Rhodes, one of the chief architects of the rapprochement with the island, says he’s still not sure […] Continue reading

Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail

Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 20 de Enero de 2017 – 06:05 CET. Cuban misery really stands out when it is cold. In a country without much of a winter it is not worth spending much on jackets, which are passed down for decades. On January 15th, […] Continue reading

Artist jailed in Cuba since November for anti-Fidel Castro graffiti may be released Jan. 28

Artist jailed in Cuba since November for anti-Fidel Castro graffiti may be released Jan. 28 By Elizabeth Llorente Published January 18, 2017 FoxNews.com A prominent graffiti artist in Cuba who was jailed the day after Fidel Castro died for actions that appeared to celebrate the late Cuban leader’s passing, reportedly will be released on Jan. […] Continue reading

Rosa María Payá ‘Regreso a mi país’

Rosa María Payá: ‘Regreso a mi país’ DDC | La Habana | 18 de Enero de 2017 – 19:58 CET. La activista por las libertades civiles y derechos humanos Rosa María Payá anunció este miércoles que está viajando a la Isla, a donde regresa a “estar con sus amigos” cuando “en los últimos días se […] Continue reading

Belkis Cantillo Launches A New Fight From Santiago De Cuba

Belkis Cantillo Launches A New Fight From Santiago De Cuba / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 17 January 2017 — Talking with Belkis Cantillo these days can be an impossible mission. With her home raided on several occasions, a daughter about to give her her first granddaughter and the foundation of the new […] Continue reading

Cuba 2016 – The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro

Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30 PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí International Airport […] Continue reading

A Park, A Dream

A Park, A Dream / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta, Havana, 17 January 2017 — The neighbors of Martin Luther King Jr. Park have long cherished the dream of seeing a renewal for this piece of calm located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of 23rd Street in Havana’s Vedado district. After […] Continue reading

Amnistía pide liberación inmediata de grafitero disidente cubano ‘El Sexto’

Amnistía pide liberación inmediata de grafitero disidente cubano ‘El Sexto’ EFE LA HABANA Amnistía Internacional pidió el martes la liberación “inmediata y sin condiciones” del grafitero disidente cubano Danilo Maldonado “El Sexto”, encarcelado sin juicio desde el pasado 26 de noviembre por haber escrito “Se fue” en varios edificios de La Habana tras la muerte […] Continue reading

Police Raid the House of Activist Belkis Cantillo in Palmarito Del Cauto

Police Raid the House of Activist Belkis Cantillo in Palmarito Del Cauto / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 14 January 2017 — At six on Saturday morning the police raided the house of Belkis Cantillo, leader of the Citizens for Democracy movement in Palmarito del Cauto, Santiago de Cuba. The officers showed up a few hours after […] Continue reading

Cuban Police Detain Activists For Second Consecutive Day

Cuban Police Detain Activists For Second Consecutive Day / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 12 January 2017 — Police maintained a strong operation Thursday around the headquarters of the 1010 Academy in the neighborhood of Cerro, in Havana. Activists Joanna Columbié and Georlis Olazabal were arrested while trying to access the site to participate in a conference […] Continue reading

Repression Spiking in Cuba

Repression Spiking in Cuba / Somos+, Eliecer Avila Somos+, Eliecer Avila, 123 January 2017 — Two days ago, our eastern coordinator in Las Tunas, Wiliam Espinosa, spent 24 hours in jail when he tried to leave to attend our meeting in Havana. Last night there was a great witch hunt and persecution all over the […] Continue reading

Cuba’s New Minister of the Interior Inaugurates His Tenure With a Repressive Wave Across the Country

Cuba’s New Minister of the Interior Inaugurates His Tenure With a Repressive Wave Across the Country / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 11 January 2017 — While in the United States Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, made it clear that human rights will be an important part of Washington’s […] Continue reading

Human Rights Watch llama a “contrarrestar” la represión en Cuba

Human Rights Watch llama a “contrarrestar” la represión en Cuba La organización destaca los abusos del régimen en su informe anual para 2016 Jueves, enero 12, 2017 | CubaNet El activista pro derechos humanos Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca es detenido violentamente por dos agentes de la Seguridad del Estado cubana (Getty) MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- La […] Continue reading

Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas

Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and FRANCES ROBLES JAN. 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he was terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an unexpected […] Continue reading

Human Rights Watch condena la represión castrista en 2016

Human Rights Watch condena la represión castrista en 2016 DDC | Nueva York | 13 de Enero de 2017 – 00:51 CET. La organización Human Rights Watch (HRW) condenó en su informe anual la política represiva del Gobierno cubano durante 2016, según dieron a conocer en el antedicho balance. “El Gobierno cubano continúa reprimiendo el […] Continue reading

HRW pide a países presionar sobre gobiernos Cuba y Venezuela

HRW pide a países presionar sobre gobiernos Cuba y Venezuela POR LUIS ALONSO LUGO Associated Press WASHINGTON Human Rights Watch exhortó el jueves a los países del continente a presionar de manera conjunta para contrarrestar lo que considera como actos represivos de los gobiernos de Cuba y Venezuela y expresó preocupación por el incremento de […] Continue reading

Cuban Dissident Arrested For Democracy Campaign

Cuban Dissident Arrested For Democracy Campaign Marcy Kreiter International Business Times January 12, 2017 Biscet and four other dissidents were arrested by Cuban security agents as they prepared to hand out leaflets promoting the Emilia Project. More A U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom winner was arrested and held briefly Wednesday by Cuban security agents who […] Continue reading

So much for Obama’s ‘new chapter’ with Cuba

So much for Obama’s ‘new chapter’ with Cuba By DANIEL ALLOTT (@DANIELALLOTT) • 1/11/17 6:39 PM “If I had told you that we would open up a new chapter with the Cuban people…you might have said our sights were set a little too high.” So said President Obama in his farewell address to the country […] Continue reading

Prominent Cuban dissidents detained by state security agents

Prominent Cuban dissidents detained by state security agents BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Cuban dissident Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet, recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, was taken into custody by police and state security agents Wednesday morning in Havana and briefly detained. Miami-based Inspire America Foundation, a super PAC that supports pro-democracy leaders and […] Continue reading

Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016

Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016 / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Madrid, 4 January 2016 – Last year closed with a balance of almost 1,000 more arbitrary arrests than in 2015, according to data from the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights, based in Madrid, which on Wednesday issued its annual report on […] Continue reading

How Trump could bring real change to Cuba

How Trump could bring real change to Cuba By Editorial Board January 10 at 7:46 PM THE LASTING foreign policy legacy of a president often doesn’t become clear until years after he leaves office. That may be particularly true of President Obama, because some of his most distinctive initiatives were, in large part, bets on […] Continue reading

El Sexto cumple 45 días en prisión

El Sexto cumple 45 días en prisión DDC | La Habana | 10 de Enero de 2017 – 22:18 CET. Danilo Maldonado Machado, El Sexto, cumplió este martes en el Combinado del Este 45 días en prisión, donde recibió la visita de la familia y durante la cual estuvo acompañado de gran “cantidad de guardias”, […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains

Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading

Time Takes Another Life In Cuban Politics

Time Takes Another Life In Cuban Politics / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 8 January 2017 — Faithful, hard-line and knowledgeable of the ultimate secrets of dissidents and ministers, Carlos Fernandez Gondín made his mark on the Ministry of Interior (MININT), the most feared Cuban institution. But shortly after taking over the portfolio in 2015, life played […] Continue reading

El Sexto organiza una fiesta de Reyes para los niños del barrio

El Sexto organiza una fiesta de Reyes para los niños del barrio DDC | La Habana | 8 de Enero de 2017 – 00:10 CET. Danilo Maldonado Machado, El Sexto, tenía prevista una actividad para los niños del barrio para el día de Reyes que se celebró este sábado en su casa, según dijo María […] Continue reading

Dissident Group Denounces At Least 9,940 Arbitrary Arrests In Cuba In2016

Dissident Group Denounces At Least 9,940 Arbitrary Arrests In Cuba In 2016 / EFE,14ymedio EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 5 January 2017 — The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), a dissident group, denounced today that it had documented at least 9,940 arbitrary arrests for “political reasons” in 2016, the highest figure of […] Continue reading

The Regime’s Unalterable Faith In Its Own Continuity

The Regime’s Unalterable Faith In Its Own Continuity / 14ymedio, Jose Azel 14ymedio, Jose Azel, Miami, 3 January 2017 — Raul Castro, in his one-minute announcement on Cuban television reporting the death of his brother, referred to Fidel Castro as “the founder of the Cuban Revolution.” The label of “founder” shows the unalterable faith of […] Continue reading

Menendez ‘alarmed’ after meeting State Department nominee

Menendez ‘alarmed’ after meeting State Department nominee Herb Jackson , Washington Correspondent, @HerbNJDC Published 2:24 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2017 Sen. Bob Menendez said Thursday that a discussion about Cuba with Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, left him “a little alarmed,” and that the proposed nominee’s overall foreign policy stances […] Continue reading

Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say

Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say Cuban opposition activists have said the number of arbitrary arrests of dissidents rocketed to nearly 10,000 last year. The government on the one-party communist island denies holding any political prisoners. In a report published on Thursday, the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) found […] Continue reading

Former diplomats urge Trump to undo ‘unlawful’ Obama Cuba policy

Former diplomats urge Trump to undo ‘unlawful’ Obama Cuba policy BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRES pmazzei@miamiherald.com Five former U.S. diplomats with extensive experience in Latin America sent President-elect Donald Trump a letter this week urging him to rescind the executive actions signed by President Barack Obama relaxing sanctions against Cuba and to stop […] Continue reading

Cuban troops’ bizarre chant – We’ll make Obama ‘a hat out of bullets to the head’

Cuban troops’ bizarre chant: We’ll make Obama ‘a hat out of bullets to the head’ BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com In a particularly absurd display of military might and tropical folklore, Raúl Castro presided over a military parade in Havana on Monday to honor his dead brother and mark the 58th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. […] Continue reading

Kerry’s ‘exit’ memo to Obama on Cuba, other countries sounds as if it’s aimed at Trump

Kerry’s ‘exit’ memo to Obama on Cuba, other countries sounds as if it’s aimed at Trump BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States needed to deepen its ties with Cuba if it truly wanted to help the Cuban people and advance U.S. interests. In an exit memo […] Continue reading

Familia de El Sexto preocupada tras más de un mes de arresto

Familia de El Sexto preocupada tras más de un mes de arresto enero 04, 2017 La familia del grafitero disidente cubano Danilo Maldonado “El Sexto” manifestó hoy su preocupación por la prolongada detención del joven, que lleva preso desde el pasado 26 de noviembre por haber escrito “Se fue” en varios edificios de la ciudad […] Continue reading

Familia de grafitero opositor cubano preocupada tras más de un mes de captura

Familia de grafitero opositor cubano preocupada tras más de un mes de captura EFE LA HABANA La familia del grafitero disidente cubano Danilo Maldonado “El Sexto” manifestó hoy su preocupación por la prolongada detención del joven, que lleva preso desde el pasado 26 de noviembre por haber escrito “Se fue” en varios edificios de la […] Continue reading

Familia de ‘El Sexto’ preocupada a más de un mes del arresto del grafitero

Familia de ‘El Sexto’ preocupada a más de un mes del arresto del grafitero La policía política ha intentado intimidadar a la hermana del artista Martes, enero 3, 2017 | Agencias LA HABANA, Cuba.- La familia del grafitero y opositor cubano Danilo Maldonado “El Sexto” manifestó hoy su preocupación por la prolongada detención del joven, […] Continue reading

El Sexto pide a su familia que no deje de hablar de su prolongadoencierro

El Sexto pide a su familia que no deje de hablar de su prolongado encierro AGENCIAS | La Habana | 4 de Enero de 2017 – 11:22 CET. La familia del grafitero disidente Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) manifestó este martes preocupación por la prolongada detención del joven, que lleva preso desde el pasado 26 de […] Continue reading

Now It Is Colombia’s Turn To Help Us Win Democracy

Now It Is Colombia’s Turn To Help Us Win Democracy / 14ymedio, Sergio Segura 14ymedio, Sergio Segura, 2 January 2017 – Cuba is no longer subordinate to the dictates of the man who imposed his will for more than half a century. The time has come to talk to the people, to recognize and give […] Continue reading

Cuban Faces of 2016 – José Ramírez Pantoja, Journalist (b. Holguín)

Cuban Faces of 2016: José Ramírez Pantoja, Journalist (b. Holguín) / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 27 December 2016 – Cuban faces of 2016: The journalist José Ramírez Pantoja starred this year in one of the most publicized cases of censorship within the official press. The reporter was fired from his job at Radio Holguin after being […] Continue reading

Donald Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach

Donald Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach By Dave Boyer – The Washington Times – Monday, January 2, 2017 President Obama’s historic move to normalize relations with Cuba hasn’t slowed repression by the Castro regime, and the incoming Trump administration is likely to take a tougher stand on restricting tourism, […] Continue reading

El régimen cita a la hermana de El Sexto bajo ‘falsos cargos’

El régimen cita a la hermana de El Sexto bajo ‘falsos cargos’ DDC | La Habana | 2 de Enero de 2017 – 21:21 CET. Indira Maldonado, la hermana del grafitero Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto), fue citada por el régimen y acusada de “poner carteles que decían ‘Libertad para El Sexto'” este viernes 30 de […] Continue reading