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The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Future of Cuba

The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Future of Cuba / Iván García Iván García, 6 December 2016 — Some large scale political events, the ones where people are weeping over the death of a “venerated leader” or yelling slogans like ventriloquists, are really smoke and mirrors. A dishonest trick. On April 7, 1957, a […] Continue reading

HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba

HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba Two offerings coincide with strongman’s death. Glenn Garvin | December 3, 2016 HBO should get a little trophy from the television industry for giving executives something to talk about at holiday parties besides falling ratings and the specific level of Hell that should be reserved for whoever invented this […] Continue reading

Cuba viola la Convención contra la tortura

Cuba viola la Convención contra la tortura El Comité de la ONU, encargado de verificar el cumplimiento de la Convención contra la tortura, resaltó una serie de incumplimientos por parte de Cuba en 2012, que siguen sin resolverse Marlene Azor Hernández, Ciudad de México | 28/10/2016 9:53 am El 28 del presente, Cuba aspira a […] Continue reading

Hillary Clinton Endorsed By Cuba’s Mass-Murdering Castro Brothers

Hillary Clinton Endorsed By Cuba’s Mass-Murdering Castro Brothers HUMBERTO FONTOVA 4:18 PM 10/21/2016 “It’s Hillary’s hour!… The only hope of defeating Donald Trump is Hillary Clinton…the difference between the two candidates is vast. Barack Obama did not exaggerate when he claimed that she was better prepared to be a U.S. President than even he was—or […] Continue reading

Who Violates the Rights of Whom in Cuba … Washington or Havana?

Who Violates the Rights of Whom in Cuba … Washington or Havana? / Somos+ Carlos Raúl Macías López, 15 September 2016 — Starting in the second half of the twentieth century, the world has witnessed a phenomenon without parallel in the history of mankind, one which has been strengthened by the fall of the Berlin […] Continue reading

Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant…

Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant… / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Commentary by Carmen Zampallo in the forum of the article “Martí and his Myth,” by José Gabriel Barrenechea, published at 14:30m on the 17 May 2015. Thanks, Carmen, wherever you may be! Where are you Martí? What have you become? In your name have been created […] Continue reading

Freedom remains in short supply in Cuba

Freedom remains in short supply in Cuba By ROBIN BERES 12 hrs ago In January 1961, the American embassy in Cuba was abruptly closed as the U.S. State Department recalled all of its personnel and President Eisenhower formally severed relations with the island nation. Within a few weeks of that decision, the only Americans remaining […] Continue reading

Opinion – U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny

Opinion: U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny BY TED CRUZ I had the honor recently to meet with Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet, who was visiting the United States to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom that President George W. Bush had awarded him in 2007. Then serving a 25-year prison sentence for […] Continue reading

Castro still Israel’s enemy, prominent Cuban dissident warns on rare visit

‘It’s a regime that has always been anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian’ Castro still Israel’s enemy, prominent Cuban dissident warns on rare visit Undeterred by torture and prison, Oscar Biscet draws attention to the totalitarian nature of the regime in Havana. I may get killed when I return but I must continue my fight, he saysBY RAPHAEL […] Continue reading

What Everyone Should Avoid

What Everyone Should Avoid / 14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer 14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer, Miami, 6 August 2016 — We live in complex times. The world is full of problems, some more serious than others. We live in the twenty-first century of the Christian Era, with some surrounded by comfort and wonderful technologies and others living […] Continue reading

Ha cambiado algo en Cuba?

¿Ha cambiado algo en Cuba? 31/07/2016@11:24:24 GMT+1 El 17 diciembre de 2014 el presidente norteamericano, Barack Obama, y el cubano, Raúl Castro, anunciaron la reanudación de las relaciones diplomáticas. En ese momento, la liberación del contratista Alan Gross y su intercambio por tres cubanos encarcelados por espionaje, hizo finalmente posible algo en lo que los […] Continue reading

U.S. worried about hunger-striking Cuban dissidents – State Department

U.S. worried about hunger-striking Cuban dissidents: State Department July 29, 2016 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is concerned about the physical well-being of hunger-striking activists in Cuba and is closely watching their situation, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. “We stand in solidarity with those who advocate for human rights and fundamental freedoms, […] Continue reading

Premios Sajarov cubanos agradecen solidaridad contra la represión

Premios Sajarov cubanos agradecen solidaridad contra la represión julio 24, 2016 Idolidia Darias / martinoticias.com Sobre la carta de Arias, Fariñas dijo que es “muy bueno” que un premio Nobel se interese por lo que está ocurriendo en Cuba”, mientras Berta Soler agradeció la petición del exilio a la candidata demócrata Hillary Clinton. Dos premios […] Continue reading

Fariñas – Lo que exijo al gobierno es que cumpla sus propias leyes

Fariñas: Lo que exijo al gobierno es que cumpla sus propias leyes julio 21, 2016 Martinoticias.com El Premio Sajarov a la Libertad de Conciencia dijo que la decisión que ha tomado es “la última esperanza” para que no se desate una ola de violencia dentro de Cuba”. A dos días de su huelga de hambre, […] Continue reading

Cuba Post-‘Normalization’ – Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest

Cuba Post-‘Normalization’: Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest by FRANCES MARTEL21 Jul 20167 Guillermo Fariñas, a Cuban human rights activist who has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s concessions to dictator Raúl Castro, has declared himself on a hunger strike following a severe beating in which communist agents tortured him for […] Continue reading

Fariñas Begins Hunger And Thirst Strike To Demand Dialogue With The Government /

Fariñas Begins Hunger And Thirst Strike To Demand Dialogue With The Government / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 20 July 2016 — Guillermo Fariñas, winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2010, has declared a hunger and thirst strike and as of dawn Wednesday to demand an end to the beatings of […] Continue reading

Radio and Television Marti: Notes from Havana

Radio and Television Marti: Notes from Havana / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 28 May 2016 — Thirty-one years after its founding, the government annoyingly continues to jam broadcasts by Radio Marti and its television signal still cannot be picked up in Cuba. Its website is censored and this media empire was a point of contention […] Continue reading

Cuban–American says Obama’s visit to Cuba ‘invalidates all the suffering’ she and others have experienced

Cuban–American says Obama’s visit to Cuba ‘invalidates all the suffering’ she and others have experienced Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 9:30 pm By CATHY DYSON Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star FREDERICKSBURG — While some cheered President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuba — and what may be a new chapter in relations between the two countries — […] Continue reading

Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights

Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights By Frank Jack Daniel in Havana, Matt Spetalnick 1:19 PM Wednesday Mar 23, 2016 Castro accuses US of double standards after Obama criticises human rights record. United States President Barack Obama yesterday pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island, publicly sparring […] Continue reading

Cuban Refugees Flocking to Texas Border

Cuban Refugees Flocking to Texas Border by Julián Aguilar March 22, 2016 The same week President Obama makes the first trip to Cuba by an American president in almost 90 years, The Rolling Stones will play a free concert in Havana — the first open-air show there by a British rock band. But changing times […] Continue reading

LETTER TO OBAMA – MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA – RSF

LETTER TO OBAMA: MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016. Next week, President Barack Obama will visit Cuba, the first sitting President of the United States to do so since 1928. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written an open letter to President Obama asking […] Continue reading

Obama, Bergoglio y los Castro

“Obama, Bergoglio y los Castro” marzo 2, 2016 11:35 am· Lo curioso es que no vemos que ese peregrinaje repetido a Cuba no se extiende también a Pekín, Hanói o Piongyang Miami, Florida, Julio M. Shiling, (PD) Si incluimos su jefatura de jure del Partido Comunista Cubano, Fidel Castro es el dictador con más duración […] Continue reading

Academies To Produce Macho-Men In Cuba

Academies To Produce Macho-Men In Cuba / Abel Sierra Madero Posted on February 19, 2016 In the 1960s, close to 30,000 young men were detained in forced-labor camps. The mistreatments that took place in these camps, known as Military Units to Aid Production UMAP, in the name of “social hygiene,” testify to the homophobic component […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Prison in Guantanamo

Cuba’s Prison in Guantanamo / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on February 4, 2016 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 4 February 2016 – To the shame of the United States justice system, the prison at the Guantanamo Naval Base is 14 years old today. Since 2003, 680 detainees have arrived there, though today there are fewer than […] 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

Cuba May Use Middlemen for Flights to U.S.

Cuba May Use Middlemen for Flights to U.S. By Lenore T. Adkins Jan. 4 — The Cuban government is considering different ways to bypass the potential expropriation of its aircraft, which the U.S. could impound on American soil as payment for billions of dollars in unpaid U.S. terrorism judgments against Cuba, a State Department official […] Continue reading

Cuban Man Says He Relied on God to Survive 22 Years of Torture in Castro’s Gulag

Cuban Man Says He Relied on God to Survive 22 Years of Torture in Castro’s Gulag BY SAMUEL SMITH , CP REPORTER November 21, 2015|11:20 am A former Cuban prisoner of conscience who was imprisoned for opposing the Communist regime of Fidel Castro and used his own blood to write poetry throughout his 22-year detention […] Continue reading

Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight

Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight Published October 31, 2015 TRACEY EATON The graffiti artist jailed for 10 months after he painted the names “Fidel” and “Raúl” on two pigs said today he isn’t backing down. “Art is my life and I can’t breathe without a life,” said Danilo Maldonado, also known as “El Sexto.” “Of […] Continue reading

Tampa men on opposite sides of the Cuba question to debate in Ybor

Tampa men on opposite sides of the Cuba question to debate in Ybor By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: October 4, 2015 TAMPA — Al Fox and Ralph Fernandez are strident champions of opposite positions on the Cuba question, but the two Tampa men might agree on one thing: When it comes to their […] Continue reading

Pope Francis Desecrates Memory of Catholic Martyrs in Cuba

Pope Francis Desecrates Memory of Catholic Martyrs in Cuba Humberto Fontova | Sep 26, 2015 “Dear Mom and Dad, I’ve just received the news that I’ll be executed by firing squad in the morning. I assure you, dear parents, that I’ve never felt such spiritual tranquility as I do now. I feel content knowing that […] Continue reading

From Political Violence to Citizen Participation

From Political Violence to Citizen Participation / Somos+, Alfonso Susano Posted on September 13, 2015 Alfonso Susano, 20 August 2015 — The highest level of conscience is required amongst those who practice politics. On the other hand, the same activity which should promote liberty and creativity of individuals can transform into the worst form of […] Continue reading

Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers

Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers The regime was built on the blood of dissidents like those the U.S. now avoids acknowledging. By ARMANDO VALLADARES Aug. 20, 2015 7:23 p.m. ET All Rosa Maria Payá wants is a copy of her father’s autopsy report. All her father wanted before he was murdered by Castro’s […] Continue reading

Obama is taking the wrong side in Cuba

Obama is taking the wrong side in Cuba By WASHINGTON EXAMINER • 8/17/15 12:01 AM A memorable line from Ronald Reagan’s famous 1964 speech, “A Time for Choosing,” pertained to some left-leaning politicians’ accommodationist attitude toward communism. The line stood out last week, as the United States resumed diplomatic relations with Cuba’s oppressive Communist regime. […] Continue reading

After ceremonial flag raising, real talk of diplomacy begins in Cuba

After ceremonial flag raising, real talk of diplomacy begins in Cuba BY BRADLEY KLAPPER AND MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS August 15, 2015 at 12:56 PM EDT HAVANA — A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States […] Continue reading

LETTER TO JOHN KERRY – “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD”

LETTER TO JOHN KERRY: “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD” PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 13 AUGUST 2015. On August 14, Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Cuba in order to celebrate the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It is the first time since 1959 that the head of […] Continue reading

What Can Journalists Do For Cuba?

What Can Journalists Do For Cuba? / Somos+, Kaned Garrido Posted on August 10, 2015 Somos+, 20 July 2015 — In 2014 the organization Reporters Without Borders released a list of “100 Heroes of Information.” They are journalists from 65 nations who have denounced crimes against humanity. From 25 to 75 years of age, they […] Continue reading

Without Freedom, Without Justice, Without Law

Without Freedom, Without Justice, Without Law / Amir Valle and Elisa Tabakman Posted on June 29, 2015 New Violations of Ángel Santiesteban’s Rights Amir Valle and Elisa Tabakman, 28 June, 2015 — Today, June 28, 2015, Angel Santiesteban Prats should have been released on parole after having served exactly half of his unjust sentence. In […] Continue reading

The Indomitable Opposition

The Indomitable Opposition / Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 22, 2015 I am startled at the idea that the Cuban spies captured in the United States were at one time kept isolated, and that odes are written about this, as if it were an unheard of injustice. I don’t want to make comparisons, but the […] Continue reading

The Caravan Of Terror Expands Its Impunity

The Caravan Of Terror Expands Its Impunity / Agustin Lopez Posted on June 9, 2015 Dekaisone, Agustin Lopez, Havana, 8 June 2015 – It is 8:30 in the morning on Sunday, 7 June. I am at my sister’s house and go down to the street with the intention of buying bread for breakfast. A People’s […] Continue reading

Reporters Without Borders to Hollande: “Mr. President, France should…”

Reporters Without Borders to Hollande: “Mr. President, France should…” Posted on May 27, 2015 Reporters Without Borders to Hollande: “Mr. President, France should seek the immediate and unconditional release of Yoennis de Jesus Guerra Garcia, Juan Antonio Torres, and Angell Santiesteban-Prats.” Note: This post was written by the editor of Angel’s blog. Once again, Reporters […] Continue reading