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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 calls for democracy, end of arbitrary detentions in Cuba

Obama calls for democracy, end of arbitrary detentions in Cuba Obama encourages Cuba to embrace democracy Speaks out against arbitrary detentions Sends message to Europe in wake of terror attack BY LESLEY CLARK, MIMI WHITEFIELD AND JIM WYSS jwyss@miamiherald.com HAVANA President Barack Obama encouraged Cubans to embrace democracy and its leaders to tolerate dissent and […] Continue reading

Big week ahead in Havana with historic Obama visit

Big week ahead in Havana with historic Obama visit The city has been cleaned and spiffed up The Tampa Bay Rays will play Cuban team on Tuesday The week finishes with a Rolling Stones concert BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com “ HAVANA There are unprecedented sights and sounds around Havana: fleets of burgundy-colored Jeeps carrying U.S. […] Continue reading

POR LA VIDA DE EL SEXTO EN CUBA. DIFUNDE Y ACTÚA AHORA!

POR LA VIDA DE EL SEXTO EN CUBA. DIFUNDE Y ACTÚA AHORA!!! TODOS A ESCRIBIR A NUESTROS ALCALDES DE CADA CIUDAD, POR FAVOR. YA ESTÁ HECHA LA CARTA! SI LA MANDAN ONLINE Y POR TELÉFONO SÓLO LES TOMARÁ 5 MINUTOS, A VER SI ENTRE TODOS SACAMOS LIBRE A Danilo Maldonado Machado. _______________________________________________ The Honorable Mayor […] Continue reading

Distribute and Act on to Save the Live of El Sexto

Distribute and Act on to Save the Live of El Sexto / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on September 26, 2015 Danilo Maldonado Machado, also known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth) is a graffiti artist in Cuba, imprisoned since December 25, 2014 for attempting to perform an artistic action in a public space. Danilo has […] Continue reading

Cuba, EU to continue talks on normalizing ties

Cuba, EU to continue talks on normalizing ties 2015/6/15 8:09:22 HAVANA, June 14 (Xinhua) — Cuba and the European Union (EU) will hold a fourth round of talks starting Monday on normalizing bilateral ties, and paving the way for unrestricted trade and political cooperation. The talks, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, aim to address […] Continue reading

Watchdog group issues dismal report on global press freedom

Watchdog group issues dismal report on global press freedom THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 04/29/2015 4:38 AM 04/29/2015 4:39 AM WASHINGTON Journalists in many parts of the world face deteriorating reporting conditions, with a democracy watchdog group noting a sharp decline in global press freedom in 2014. In its annual report released Wednesday, the group Freedom House […] Continue reading

Should American Taxpayers Help Fund Cuba’s Media?

Should American Taxpayers Help Fund Cuba’s Media? July 3, 2014 by Humberto Fontova “Everything within the Revolution, nothing outside of it.” (Fidel Castro speech, June, 1961.) “Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” (Benito Mussolini, Doctrine of Fascism, 1932.) In his famous speech on June 16, 1961 Fidel Castro, whose […] Continue reading

Europe approves negotiations with Cuba

Posted on Monday, 02.10.14 Europe approves negotiations with Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Cuban government has welcomed a European Union initiative for bilateral negotiations that include the issue of human rights, even as dissidents said they suspect the EU’s negotiating stance lacks sufficient focus on democracy. EU foreign ministers on Monday gave final […] Continue reading

Top EU Lawmakers Urge Own Governments to Oppose China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi in UN Rights Council Educ

Top EU Lawmakers Urge Own Governments to Oppose China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi in UN Rights Council Educ By UN Watch (Bio and Archives) Thursday, November 7, 2013 GENEVA, – Top European lawmakers today called on their own governments to oppose China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and other “manifestly unworthy” countries running in next Tuesday’s election […] Continue reading

125 Leaders Urge UN: Investigate Cuba Dissident’s Death

125 Leaders Urge UN: Investigate Cuba Dissident’s Death Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 2:54 pm Press Release: UN Watch One Year After Suspicious Death of Cuba’s Top Dissident, 125 Leaders Urge U.N. to Investigate First Time: Appeal Filed As Official Submission to U.N. Human Rights Council, Will Appear On Agenda of September Session Signatories include Archbishop [...] Continue reading

Paris, June 4: Tribute to Imprisoned Writers

Paris, June 4: Tribute to Imprisoned Writers / Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 4, 2013 Editor’s note: This post is in French and is only partially translated here. Text of notice: In solidarity with the imprisoned Chinese writer Li Bifeng, the International Literary Festival of Berlin is calling on intellectuals and artists, schools and universities, [...] Continue reading

Cuban dissident says security forces are studying Vladimir Putin’s rule

Posted on Wednesday, 05.29.13 Cuban dissident says security forces are studying Vladimir Putin’s rule By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban security officers are studying post-communist changes in Russia — and being nicer to dissidents — in preparation for a possible transition away from the island’s totalitarian system, leading opposition activist Guillermo Fariñas said Tuesday. Some [...] Continue reading

Ladies in White leader wants U.S. to maintain hard-line on Cuba

Posted on Monday, 04.29.13 Ladies in White leader wants U.S. to maintain hard-line on Cuba By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The leader of Cuba’s dissident Ladies in White, Berta Soler, Monday called for maintaining the U.S. trade embargo and limiting travel to the island until the Raúl Castro government respects human rights. Castro’s economic and [...] 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

Cuba’s ‘Ladies’ to pick up EU prize 8 years later

Posted on Wednesday, 04.17.13 Cuba's 'Ladies' to pick up EU prize 8 years later The Associated Press HAVANA — Members of Cuba's Ladies in White opposition group will finally pick up Europe's top human rights prize from 2005 in person next week in Belgium, the European Union and the daughter of the group's former leader [...] Continue reading