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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

Berta Soler announces recall referendum on her tenure as head of the Ladies in White

Berta Soler announces recall referendum on her tenure as head of the Ladies in White / 14ymedio Posted on February 23, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2015 — During a press conference this afternoon, Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, announced that a recall referendum would be held within the organization to define […] Continue reading

Exiled Ladies in White members demand leader’s resignation after YouTube video

Exiled Ladies in White members demand leader’s resignation after YouTube video NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 02/18/2015 7:38 PM 02/18/2015 11:07 PM After appearing before two recent U.S. congressional hearings seeking freedom for political prisoners and respect for human rights in Cuba, the leader of Ladies in White now faces calls for her resignation from exiled […] Continue reading

In Havana, a wicked, unexpected act

Fabiola Santiago: In Havana, a wicked, unexpected act BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO FSANTIAGO@MIAMIHERALD.COM 02/17/2015 7:08 PM 02/17/2015 7:27 PM In Cuban Miami, the past is never too far away. One of the most poignant stories my mother tells about our lives in 1960s Cuba begins with her standing at the bread line in the neighborhood bodega […] 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

Are You One of Those Human Rights People?

Are You One of Those Human Rights People? / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on December 15, 2014 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 9 December 2014 — Victims of political illiteracy — as so aptly described by Dagoberto Valdés — many people do not know the difference between being a member of an opposition party, a civil […] Continue reading

Activists Denounce Act of Repudiation Held During Child’s Birthday Party

Activists Denounce Act of Repudiation Held During Child’s Birthday Party / 14ymedio Posted on November 30, 2014 This morning several activists reported an act of repudiation against members of the Network of Community Journalists and Communicators in the eastern city of Manzanillo. According to reports by those to whom this newspaper had access, Leonardo Cancio […] Continue reading

Activists denounce acts of repudiation during a child’s birthday party

Activists denounce acts of repudiation during a child’s birthday party / 14ymedio Posted on November 25, 2014 14ymedio, Manzanillo, 22 November 2014 – This morning several activists reported an act of repudiation against the members of the Community Network of Journalists and Communicators in the eastern city of Manzanillo. According to the testimony of those […] Continue reading

Cuban trial postponed again

Cuban trial postponed again BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 11/07/2014 7:00 AM 11/07/2014 8:05 PM The trial of two Cuban dissidents and their neighbor, who have been in pre-trial detention in Cuba since March 2012, was postponed for the fourth time Friday without explanation. The human rights group Amnesty International said the postponement left the three […] Continue reading

Crisis Among Cuban Dissidents?

Crisis Among Cuban Dissidents? / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 19, 2014 The egos and grandstanding are projecting an uncertain outlook within the peaceful opposition in Cuba. It’s like a symphony orchestra without a conductor, where musicians play their own tunes. It’s not for lack of political programs that Cuban activists cede space. They are […] Continue reading

SENTENCING OF THREE BROTHERS POSTPONED – Amnesty International

DOCUMENT – FURTHER INFORMATION: CUBA: SENTENCING OF THREE BROTHERS POSTPONED Further information on UA: 201/13 Index: AMR 25/003/2014 Cuba Date: 15 July 2014 URGENT ACTION sentencing of three brothers postponed The sentencing of three prisoners of conscience originally scheduled for 1 July has been postponed with no further information. They are prisoners of conscience and […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Culture of Violence – A Dangerous Spiral

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Cuba’s Culture of Violence: A Dangerous Spiral Posted: 04/20/2014 12:44 am EDT Updated: 04/20/2014 12:59 am EDT A woman hits a child, who appears to be her son, on one corner. The passersby who see it don’t get involved. A hundred yards further on, two men get in a […] Continue reading

The Documentary “Worm” Goes Undercover on the Island

The Documentary “Worm” Goes Undercover on the Island / Manuel Guerra Perez Posted on March 14, 2014 In digital format and DVD media, it is alarming part of the population that says it is unaware of the siege of the dissidents. HAVANA, Cuba – The documentary “Gusano” (Worm), produced by Estado de Sats, is being […] Continue reading

Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

Man who shouted “Down with communism!” during pope’s visit to Cuba is now in Chattanooga

Posted on Thursday, 12.26.13 Man who shouted “Down with communism!” during pope’s visit to Cuba is now in Chattanooga BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Andrés Carrión Alvarez says he knew it would be up to him to shatter the image of peace and order clamped on Cuba by government security agents when then Pope Benedict […] Continue reading

Cuba Without Rights on Human Rights Day

Cuba Without Rights on Human Rights Day / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on December 11, 2013 The Cuban government has cracked down hard on dissidents who dared to go out on December 10th, the day when the world celebrated Human Rights Day, according to sources from the island who have posted on the social networks. […] Continue reading

Justice and Prayers for Angel Yunier Remon Arzuga

Justice and Prayers for Angel Yunier Remon Arzuga #FreeElCritico / Angel Santiesteban Posted on November 6, 2013 Ángel Yunier Remon Arzuaga ’El Critico.’ Jailed since March 2013 for being a non-conformist rapper and an opponent of the Cuban dictatorship. In July he contracted cholera in prison. Jailed since March 2013 for being a non-conformist rapper […] Continue reading

Sonia Garro, Optimistic in Prison Remains a Lady in White

Sonia Garro, Optimistic in Prison Remains a Lady in White / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on November 2, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, November 1, 2013, www.cubanet.org.- The trial of the White Lady Sonia Garro, which had been scheduled for today, was suspended yesterday without explanation by the authorities. Her lawyer, Amelia Rodriguez Cala, appeared before the People’s […] Continue reading

Cuba suspends dissidents’ trial

Posted on Friday, 11.01.13 Cuba suspends dissidents’ trial BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuba suspended the trial scheduled for Friday of three democracy activists arrested during Pope Benedict XVI’s visit last year, and a jailed dissident rapper was reported to be maintaining his two-week-old hunger strike in a hospital. No explanation was given why the […] Continue reading

More Than 80 Ladies in White Arrested to Prevent Their Honoring Laura Pollan

More Than 80 Ladies in White Arrested to Prevent Their Honoring Laura Pollan Posted on October 15, 2013 This weekend the Police and State Security temporarily detained at least 81 Ladies in White to prevent them from honoring their founder, Laura Pollán, who died two years ago, Berta Soler. Leader of the organization, informed Diario […] Continue reading

Officers Invade Home to Remove Protest Sign

Officers Invade Home to Remove Protest Sign / Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello Posted on October 9, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, October 8, 2013, Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello / www.cubanet.org.- On Thursday September 26, Barbara Fernandez Barrera was the victim of an act of repudiation in her home, located at Avenida 47, #7403, between 74th and 76th, […] Continue reading

THREE BROTHERS DETAINED FOR DISSENT – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

DOCUMENT – CUBA: THREE BROTHERS DETAINED FOR DISSENT UA: 201/13 Index: AMR 25/005/2013 Cuba Date: 2 August 2013 URGENT ACTION THREE BROTHERS DETAINED FOR DISSENT Three brothers who are members of a dissident organization are being detained on trumped-up charges. Amnesty International believes them to be prisoners of conscience, detained solely for peacefully exercising their […] Continue reading

Relatives of jailed dissident rapper call on artists and activists to demand his freedom (Video)

Relatives of jailed dissident rapper call on artists and activists to demand his freedom (Video) Posted by Pedazos de la Isla on June 25, 2013 Yudisbel Roseyo Mojena, wife of dissident rapper and political prisoner Angel Yunier Remon Arzuaga “El Critico”, has been passing through some very difficult moments during these three months in which [...] Continue reading

Fear and Loathing in LASA

Fear and Loathing in LASA / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on June 19, 2013 After three months moving from coast to coast of the United States like an off-balance electron, finally I receive a little from dirty faces, the smell of croquette and military comemierduría (“crap eating”). I deserved it: I already missed my [...] Continue reading

Disruption of Yoani speech in New York carries echoes of Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 03.19.13 Fabiola Santiago: Disruption of Yoani speech in New York carries echoes of Cuba By Fabiola Santiago fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com NEW YORK — What do you know? I came to the hip "capital of the world" to attend an unprecedented conference on digital media in Cuba — and ended up witnessing an American-style version [...] Continue reading

Cuba Organizes Acts of Repudiation Against Me in Brazil

Cuba Organizes Acts of Repudiation Against Me in Brazil Posted: 02/19/2013 1:12 pm Perhaps you don't know — because not everything is related in a blog — but the first act of repudiation that I saw in my life was when I was only five. The commotion in the tenement caught the attention of the [...] Continue reading

Human rights activists detained in Cuba

Cuba: Human rights activists detained in Cuba UA: 276/12 Index: AMR 25/022/2012 Cuba Date: 25 September 2012 URGENT ACTION dozens of cuban opposition activists detained Members of the Ladies in White have been detained in Havana and several other places in Cuba. Some remain in detention and the authorities have failed to provide reasons for [...] Continue reading

The Preponderance of the Small

The Preponderance of the Small / Lilianne Ruiz Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated Yesterday I decided to go to Neptune Street between Aramburu and Hospital Streets to see about and receive impressions of the site where from 7:35 in the morning on Friday until today, Tuesday, September 25, the repressive organs have established themselves in front [...] Continue reading

September Returns: a Month of Repression Against the Ladies in White

September Returns: a Month of Repression Against the Ladies in White / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Translator: Unstated, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada For years Neptune Street in Central Havana, in the capital of the country, has been turned into a stage for the orchestrated Acts of Repudiation against the "Laura Pollán Toledo Ladies [...] Continue reading

Fortune Empress of the World

Fortune Empress of the World / Lilianne Ruiz Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated Leaving the house, any indistinguishable morning, on the park's second bench a group of neighbors. Happy retirees. It is not that they are happy for having learned some kind of existential revelation in the autumn of their lives. It would not be impossible [...] Continue reading

Disgraceful

Disgraceful / Cuban Law Association – Veizánt Boloy Cuban Law Association, Translator: Unstated, Veizant Boloy by Veizánt Boloy The laws are used by some citizens today like waste paper. If we take as an example the acts of repudiation — where citizens gather and scream at and even physically attack their fellow citizens or their [...] Continue reading

Estado de Sats Responds to Threat of “Act of Repudiation”

Estado de Sats Responds to Threat of "Act of Repudiation" / Estado de Sats, Antonio Rodiles Antonio Rodiles, Estado de Sats / State of Sats This morning we heard through a friend that on Thursday the workers of the Labiofam company were notified that they would participate, today, in an act of repudiation* in front [...] Continue reading

Samsara / Lilianne Ruíz

Samsara / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruíz, Translator: Maria Montoto I am writing in order to release my anger, because this morning Agustin has been attacked by a mob of people from that neighborhood “El Globo” –The Globe– in Calabazar, from where I was able to take him out by force with love and hot meals. [...] Continue reading

January 8th in Cuba: Jubilee and Repression / Luis Felipe Rojas

January 8th in Cuba: Jubilee and Repression / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. What a surprise his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will find when he visits the two main cities of Cuba. To kick off the Year of Jubilee, the repressive machinery unleashed a wave of aggression in nearly all the cities [...] Continue reading

Exile fireworks show off Cuba irks Castro govt

Posted on Saturday, 12.10.11 Exile fireworks show off Cuba irks Castro govtBy PETER ORSIAssociated Press HAVANA — Fireworks shot from a flotilla organized by Miami exiles exploded in red and white balls off the coast of Havana to call attention to Cuba's human rights record. The stunt irritated Cuban officials but drew few spectators. The [...] Continue reading

Cuba Urged To Let Church Leader, Family Leave Island

Cuba Urged To Let Church Leader, Family Leave IslandMonday, November 7, 2011 (6:02 pm)By BosNewsLife Americas Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)– The leader of a major Cuban network of independent churches and his family have urged Cuba's government to let them leave the Communist-run island following years of harassment, including imprisonment, [...] Continue reading

RESUMEN DE ARRESTOS EN CUBA EN LO QUE VA DE MES

RESUMEN DE ARRESTOS EN CUBA EN LO QUE VA DE MES17-10-2011.Laida Carro (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- A nuestra redacción ha llegado un resumen de noticias en inglés detallando los arrestos en las diferentes provincias de Cuba en lo que va de mes. CUBA From October 7-16, 2011, the Cuban regime has subjected hundreds of human rights defenders and [...] Continue reading

Cuban dissidents blocked from leaving home

Posted on Saturday, 09.24.11 Cuban dissidents blocked from leaving homeBy PETER ORSIAssociated Press HAVANA — A raucous pro-government crowd shouting insults and slogans blocked a group of Cuban dissidents from launching a protest march in Havana on Saturday. Carrying placards and waving tiny Cuban flags, hundreds of people massed outside the home of Laura Pollan, [...] Continue reading

Inhumane acts committed by paramilitary forces against Ladies in White, worsen

"Every Sunday the beatings are worse, but they will have to kill us because we will continue going to mass." CUBA: Inhumane acts committed by paramilitary forces against Ladies in White, worsenOnline Monday, August 22, 2011 Santiago de Cuba: At 7 a.m. the homes of five human rights defenders in three municipalities in Eastern Cuba [...] Continue reading

INHUMANE ACTS COMMITTED BY PARAMILITARY FORCES AGAINST LADIES IN WHITE

INHUMANE ACTS COMMITTED BY PARAMILITARY FORCES AGAINST LADIES IN WHITE22-08-2011.Laida CarroCoalition of Cuban-American Women (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Santiago de Cuba / August 21, 2011. At 7 a.m. the homes of five human rights defenders in three municipalities in Eastern Cuba were under siege by paramilitary forces and by pro government mobs: three in "Palma Soriano", one in [...] Continue reading