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Raul Castro, you fear being unmasked

Raul Castro, you fear being unmasked / Antonio Rodiles Posted on March 20, 2015 Your speech at the extraordinary ALBA summit reconfirms that you and your group are going to try to hold onto power at all costs. It doesn’t matter if the Cuban people are sunk in misery and desperation, it doesn’t matter if […] Continue reading

Recognizing changes does not mean we go along

“Recognizing changes does not mean we go along” REINALDO ESCOBAR, La Habana | Marzo 19, 2015 Twelve years after the Black Spring, 14ymedio chats with some of the former political prisoners currently living on the Island. Two questions have been posed to those activists condemned in March 2003: one about their decision to stay in […] Continue reading

Cuba Urges Washington to Halt Support for Dissidents Before Talks Resume

Cuba Urges Washington to Halt Support for Dissidents Before Talks Resume Rishi Iyengar @iyengarrishi The island nation wants U.S. diplomats to stop supporting Cuban opposition parties Cuba warned the U.S. this week against aiding opponents of Havana’s communist government, as the two countries move toward re-establishing diplomatic ties after over 50 years of adversarial relations. […] Continue reading

Cuba sounds warning ahead of next round of U.S. talks

Cuba sounds warning ahead of next round of U.S. talks BY DANIEL TROTTA HAVANA Tue Feb 3, 2015 12:07am EST (Reuters) – Cuba warned the United States on Monday that it wants American diplomats to scale back aid for Cuban dissidents before the two countries can reopen embassies in each other’s capitals. The long-time adversaries […] Continue reading

The Unknown of the Diaspora

The Unknown of the Diaspora / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila Posted on January 22, 2015 14ymedio, Elicer Avila, 13 January 2015 – Cuban civil society is often questioned, as are opposition groups, due to their apparent inability to join the masses and pressure the government for necessary changes. All of these questions are not without some […] Continue reading

Marco Rubio – Congress won’t fund ‘a fake embassy’ in Cuba

Marco Rubio: Congress won’t fund ‘a fake embassy’ in Cuba (+video) At a Monitor breakfast on Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, the lead Republican critic to opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba, said there is a ‘huge threshold’ that needs to be crossed before funding can go forward or an ambassador appointed. By Francine Kiefer, Staff […] Continue reading

Cheap oil – when bad things happen to bad people

Cheap oil: when bad things happen to bad people Date: December 28, 2014 – 3:20PM Paul Sheehan Sydney Morning Herald columnist Oil is, disproportionately, the fuel of evil. It may be the fuel of freedom of movement but it is also the greatest root source of more pollution and dirty politics than anything else. The […] Continue reading

I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated

“I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated” / Dimas Castellano, Oscar Espinosa Chepe Posted on June 21, 2014 One of the central figures of the Cuban opposition, who participated in the revolution before its ultimate victory but ended up being sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s prisons, was the independent economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who […] Continue reading

Notes for the Transition

Notes for the Transition / Antonio Rodiles, Alexis Jardines Posted on July 29, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, July 29, 2013: The political landscape of the island has been energized recently. In the international arena the event with the greatest impact is undoubtedly the death of Hugo Chavez and his succession embodied in Nicolas Maduro, a man [...] Continue reading

U.S.: Short-term detentions in Cuba reach record levels

Posted on Friday, 04.19.13 U.S.: Short-term detentions in Cuba reach record levels By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuba saw a record number of “politically motivated and at times violent short-term detentions” during 2012, according to the U.S. State Department’s “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” which was released Friday. The report noted serious violations in [...] Continue reading

Laritza Diversent: The Pending Emigration Law Should Make No Distinctions Because of Citizens’ Political Views

Laritza Diversent: The Pending Emigration Law Should Make No Distinctions Because of Citizens' Political Views #Cuba Laritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated Readers' interview from Diaro de Cuba The attorney and independent blogger, Laritza Diversent, responds to questions by readers of Diaro de Cuba regarding emigration reform. Ricardo E. Trelles: In your professional life you have to [...] Continue reading

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012. Updated on Friday 16 November 2012. Reporters Without Borders condemns a worrying increase in harassment of dissidents in recent months, which has yet again contradicted the intentions manifested by the Cuban government when signing two [...] Continue reading

Greater Flexibility Yes, Free Movement of Citizens No

Greater Flexibility Yes, Free Movement of Citizens No October 22, 2012 By Samuel Farber* HAVANA TIMES — The absence of the right to travel abroad since the sixties has been a major source of discontent among the Cuban people. With the measures recently adopted by his government, Raúl Castro is now trying to lower 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

Political activist released without charge: José Daniel Ferrer García

Document – Cuba: Further information: Political activist released without charge: José Daniel Ferrer García Further information on UA: 229/12 Index: AMR 25/020/2012 Cuba Date: 2 August 2012 URGENT ACTION political activist released without charge Political activist José Daniel Ferrer García was released without charge in the early afternoon of 1 August following an arrest by [...] Continue reading

No Way Out

No Way Out / Miguel Iturría Savón Miguel Iturria Savón, Translator: Maria Montoto To: Office of Immigration and Alien Affairs, Ministry of the Interior Re: Reply request Miguel Iturria Savón, Cuban citizen, legal adult, married, university graduate, unemployed, permanent identity number 53092900308, residing at 222 Street, #9529, between 101 and 1st, Cruz Verde, Cotorro, Havana, [...] Continue reading

Human Rights Still Suffer In Cuba

06-04-2012 Human Rights Still Suffer In Cuba Citizens are harassed and intimidated to keep them from speaking out on the island nation's political conditions. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sent Congress the Department's assessment of human rights around the world during 2011. The reports, required by law, evaluate the human rights performance of [...] Continue reading

UN panel blasts Cuba on human rights abuses

Posted on Saturday, 06.02.12 UN panel blasts Cuba on human rights abuses THE U.N. called Friday for an independent body to gather, investigate and report on complaints of human rights abuses in Cuba. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The U.N.'s Committee Against Torture hammered Cuba on Friday for a lengthy string of human rights abuses [...] Continue reading

The Government Guidelines for the Economy and the new Cuban Economic and Social Structure / Estado de Sats / State of Sats

http://translatingcuba.com/?p=18483 The Government Guidelines for the Economy and the new Cuban Economic and Social Structure / Estado de Sats / State of Sats Estado de Sats / State of Sats, Translator: Unstated By Antonio Rodiles The government document regarding guidelines for economic and social policy seeks to outline a new design for Cuban society. This [...] Continue reading

Travel may free up for Cubans

Travel may free up for Cubans Change only weeks away, official insists By Paul Haven Associated Press Monday, May 7, 2012 HAVANA — After controlling the comings and goings of its people for five decades, communist Cuba appears on the verge of a decision to lift many travel restrictions. One senior official says a "radical [...] Continue reading

After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely

Posted on Tuesday, 05.01.12 After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press HAVANA — After controlling the comings and goings of its people for five decades, communist Cuba appears on the verge of a momentous decision to lift many travel restrictions. One senior official says a "radical and profound" change [...] Continue reading

Press Freedom Matters

Press Freedom Matters 04-30-2012 Press freedom matters because without a free press, few other human rights are attainable. Press freedom matters because without a free press, few other human rights are attainable. A strong press freedom environment encourages the growth of civil society, which leads to stable democracies and political and economic development. That's why [...] Continue reading

Open Letter to The Cuban Dictator Raul Castro / Jorge Luis García Pérez Antunez

Open Letter to The Cuban Dictator Raul Castro / Jorge Luis García Pérez AntunezAntunez – Jorge Luis García Pérez, Translator: AnonyGY Mr. Dictator Raul Castro From Placetas, in the center of Cuba, Jorge Luis García Pérez Antúnez and his wife Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera are writing to you, a married couple openly opposed to your [...] Continue reading

Solidarity with Rafael / Miriam Celaya

Solidarity with Rafael / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting An open letter is circulating around the web these days. The letter was written by cinematographer Ismael de Diego and addressed to Camilla Vallejo, the Chilean communist student who recently visited Cuba as a guest of the Union of Young Communists. Of course, we Cubans [...] Continue reading

Brazilian Government must defend the rights of Yoani Sánchez, Cuban blogger and all other dissidents, journalists and human rights activists – Amnesty International

Brazilian Government must defend the rights of Yoani Sánchez, Cuban blogger and all other dissidents, journalists and human rights activists AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 27 January 2012 AI Index: AMR 19/002/2012 Br azilian Government must d efend the rights of Yoani Sánchez , Cuban blogger and all other dissidents, journalists and human rights activist s [...] Continue reading