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The energy that Castroism is stifling

The energy that Castroism is stifling ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 21 de Febrero de 2017 – 09:05 CET. In recent weeks the regime of General Raúl Castro has “spooked,” and is now galloping in the wrong direction, in defiance of time and history. The economic crisis is compounded daily, and the dictator […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Ladies In White Report 50 Arrests This Sunday

Cuba’s Ladies In White Report 50 Arrests This Sunday / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 19 February 2017 — Some fifty Ladies in White were detained this Sunday on the Island, according to members of that dissident organization. Former political prisoner and regime opponent Angel Moya told 14ymedio by phone that Berta Soler had been arrested by […] Continue reading

Rosa María Payá denuncia boicot de policía política a entrega de premio a Almagro

Rosa María Payá denuncia boicot de policía política a entrega de premio a Almagro La activista pidió apoyo en las redes sociales para que las autoridades cubanas dejen de coaccionar a los invitados de honor a la entrega del premio que lleva el nombre de su fallecido padre. La disidente cubana Rosa María Payá denunció […] Continue reading

Policía política amenaza entrega del Premio Oswaldo Payá

Policía política amenaza entrega del Premio Oswaldo Payá Rosa María Payá denunció acoso y arrestos a miembros de la sociedad civil Lunes, febrero 20, 2017 | CubaNet MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- La policía política del régimen cubano ha amenazado a representantes de la sociedad civil en la isla para que no asistan el próximo miércoles a […] Continue reading

McGovern in Cuba to discuss new partnerships

McGovern in Cuba to discuss new partnerships Worcester Democrat is part of bipartisan delegation By Anthony Fay Published: February 20, 2017, 9:48 am WASHINGTON (WWLP) – Congressman Jim McGovern is in Cuba with a group of other members of Congress, to discuss increasing cooperation between the two nations. McGovern (D-Worcester), who has long advocated for […] Continue reading

Cuba Decide y Juventud LAC anuncian los últimos detalles de la entrega del Premio Oswaldo Payá

Cuba Decide y Juventud LAC anuncian los últimos detalles de la entrega del Premio Oswaldo Payá DDC | La Habana | 19 de Febrero de 2017 – 20:31 CET. La iniciativa ciudadana Cuba Decide y la Red Latinoamericana Jóvenes por la Democracia (Juventud LAC) entregarán el Premio Oswaldo Payá Libertad y Vida este miércoles 22 […] Continue reading

The Catholic Church takes a good step

Editorial: The Catholic Church takes a good step DDC | Madrid | 20 de Febrero de 2017 – 09:41 CET. Ever since the trip to Cuba taken by Pope John Paul II, the Cuban Catholic Church’s dedication to the defense of human rights has clearly been insufficient. Understandably, some have come to describe this failure […] Continue reading

Vermont US Sen. Patrick Leahy Heading to Cuba, Colombia

Vermont US Sen. Patrick Leahy Heading to Cuba, Colombia Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is headed to Cuba and Colombia during the President’s Day congressional recess. Feb. 19, 2017, at 8:18 a.m. MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is headed to Cuba and Colombia during the President’s Day congressional recess. Leahy, a […] Continue reading

HRF aplaude la valentía de Almagro al viajar a Cuba a recibir el Premio Oswaldo Payá

HRF aplaude la valentía de Almagro al viajar a Cuba a recibir el Premio Oswaldo Payá DDC | Washington | 17 de Febrero de 2017 – 19:39 CET. Human Rights Foundation (HRF) aplaudió este viernes la valentía del secretario general de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), Luis Almagro, al anunciar que viajará a Cuba […] Continue reading

Trump – Rubio and I have ‘very similar views on Cuba’

Trump: Rubio and I have ‘very similar views on Cuba’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com President Donald Trump said during a press conference Thursday that he shares Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s views on Cuba. “We had dinner with Senator Rubio and his wife, who was by the way, lovely, and we had a very […] Continue reading

El Sexto pide ante el senado de EEUU ‘solidaridad con la causa de la democracia en Cuba’

El Sexto pide ante el senado de EEUU ‘solidaridad con la causa de la democracia en Cuba’ DDC | Washington | 17 de Febrero de 2017 – 00:32 CET. Danilo Maldonado Machado, El Sexto, ofreció el jueves testimonio ante el Subcomité del Senado de Estados Unidos sobre el Hemisferio Occidental para los asuntos de Crimen […] Continue reading

The Archbishop of Havana Receives the Ladies in White

The Archbishop of Havana Receives the Ladies in White DDC | La Habana | 17 de Febrero de 2017 – 10:54 CET. The leader of the Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco), Berta Soler, and María Cristina Labrada Varona, representing the women’s movement, met on Wednesday morning with the Archbishop of Havana, Juan de la […] Continue reading

Trump, Rodiles and the Cuban Opposition

Trump, Rodiles and the Cuban Opposition / Juan Orlando Perez Juan Orlando Pérez, 1 February 2017, (re-published in Ivan Garcia’s blog on 7 February 2017) — Antonio Rodiles, one of the Cuban government’s most tireless enemies, or at least one of its most eloquent, has said that the arrival of Donald Trump at the White […] Continue reading

Top diplomat to accept award from democracy group in Cuba

Top diplomat to accept award from democracy group in Cuba By LUIS ALONSO LUGO AND ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Feb 15, 2017, 2:07 PM ET A prominent diplomat is planning a politically sensitive trip to Cuba to accept an award from a pro-democracy group on the island. Luis Almagro, secretary general of the […] Continue reading

El Sexto dará su testimonio en la próxima Cumbre de Ginebra para los Derechos Humanos y la Democracia

El Sexto dará su testimonio en la próxima Cumbre de Ginebra para los Derechos Humanos y la Democracia DDC | Madrid | 14 de Febrero de 2017 – 18:03 CET. El grafitero cubano Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) estará entre los activistas que darán su testimonio durante la Novena Cumbre de Ginebra para los Derechos Humanos […] Continue reading

“Those Who Do Not Help the Victims of Castro-ism Are Complicit in the Oppression,” says Rocio Monasterio

“Those Who Do Not Help the Victims of Castro-ism Are Complicit in the Oppression,” says Rocio Monasterio / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 11 February 2017 – Rocio Monasterio, a Cuban living in Spain who became popular after starring in a televised debate at the end of November in which she confronted […] Continue reading

Cubans Wanting To Emigrate See The United States As First Option

Cubans Wanting To Emigrate See The United States As First Option / Ivan garcia Ivan Garcia, 19 January 2017 — There are few things that spontaneously bring Cubans on the island together. For example, if the provincial team is crowned champion in the national baseball series, where, in between the infamous beer and a noisy […] Continue reading

Another Democrat visits Cuba

Another Democrat visits Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. Governor John Hickenlooper (D) of Colorado spent a few days in Cuba. He spoke about doing business with Cuba but not about human rights. This is a summary of his visit: The governor of Colorado said on Sunday he believes the Cuban government wants to further improve […] Continue reading

Portraits of Cubans executed by Castro regime on display in the European Parliament

Portraits of Cubans executed by Castro regime on display in the European Parliament BY LUIS DE LA PAZ More than 100 portraits of Cubans executed by the Castro regime are on display at the European Parliament offices in Brussels thanks to the support of three parliament members from Spain and the Czech Republic. The three […] Continue reading

More Than 50% Of Cuba’s Political Prisoners Belong To UNPACU, According To Human Rights Group

More Than 50% Of Cuba’s Political Prisoners Belong To UNPACU, According To Human Rights Group / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 February 2017 – A report released this Monday by the National Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) counts 478 arbitrary arrests against dissidents throughout the island during the month of January. The […] Continue reading

One of Obama’s parting acts – Suspending lawsuit provision of Helms-Burton

One of Obama’s parting acts: Suspending lawsuit provision of Helms-Burton BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com In his last month in office, former President Barack Obama preempted what could have been one of President Donald Trump’s first actions on Cuba: he suspended a section of the Helms-Burton Act that allows former owners of commercial property expropriated by […] Continue reading

The Struggle for Freedom Continues in Cuba

The Struggle for Freedom Continues in Cuba by MARIO T. DE LA PENA February 5, 2017 4:00 AM Fidel Castro is dead, but Castroism still needs to be defeated Fidel Castro died on November 25, but Castroism — the one-party, neo-Stalinist system that has tyrannized Cuba for more than half a century — still needs […] Continue reading

Postulada abogada cubana para dos premios de derechos humanos

Postulada abogada cubana para dos premios de derechos humanos febrero 04, 2017 Jorge P. Martínez La abogada cubana independiente Laritza Diversent, ha sido postulada para el Premio Front Line Defenders 2017 y Gwanju Prize for Human Rights 2017 por defender los derechos civiles y humanos de los cubanos en la isla. La abogada cubana independiente […] Continue reading

Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump

Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump Trump threatened to remove embassy in Havana By: PATRICK OPPMANN Updated: Feb 04, 2017 12:22 AM CST HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) – As US President Donald Trump lashes out at US enemies and allies alike, many Cubans wonder which Trump they will face. Will it be the […] Continue reading

Donald Trump ‘reviewing Cuba policy’, says White House

Donald Trump ‘reviewing Cuba policy’, says White House Possible hardening of stance towards communist island follows improving relations under Barack Obama Tom Batchelor White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on 3 February AP Donald Trump is to conduct a “full review” of America’s […] Continue reading

Brazen Cuban street artist El Sexto talks about his work, prison and activism

Brazen Cuban street artist El Sexto talks about his work, prison and activism BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Danilo Maldonado, the Cuban graffiti artist and human rights activist known as El Sexto, is the very antithesis of the communist “new man” the Castro revolution was supposed to create. Maldonado spent 55 days in prison after […] Continue reading

On Notice – Cuban Repressor Dainier Suarez Pagan

On Notice: Cuban Repressor Dainier Suarez Pagan / Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba, 30 January 2017 — To Mr. Suarez Pagan: For six months, since we took the initiative to identify those people who exercise the repression of the Cuban tyranny, your name is repeated more often than […] Continue reading

Ports deserve state support in dealing with Cuba

Editorial: Ports deserve state support in dealing with Cuba Posted: 5:43 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Port of Palm Beach officials see an opportunity in normalizing relations with the communist island of Cuba. As well they should. The port is in an advantageous position geographically. It has a deep and rich history of trade with […] Continue reading

DEMAND RELEASE OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER EDUARDO CARDET – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

URGENT ACTION DEMAND RELEASE OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER Five days after Fidel Castro’s death, human rights defender Eduardo Cardet was detained and has since been held in provisional detention in Holguín, south-east Cuba. He is a prisoner of conscience who must be released immediately and unconditionally. Dr. Eduardo Cardet Concepción, leader of the Christian Liberation […] Continue reading

Jose Marti’s Birthday Is Marked By House Arrests

Jose Marti’s Birthday Is Marked By House Arrests / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 28 January 2017 – On the 164th anniversary of the birth of José Martí, the day was marked by house arrests of several activists and the arrest of the regime opponent Manuel Cuesta Morúa. The most intense operation has been against those involved in […] Continue reading

“That day, like the kids, I went out to play,” says El Sexto

“That day, like the kids, I went out to play,” says El Sexto / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 27 January 2017 — Since late last November Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, has lived a nightmare. He passed from one police station to another until he reached the dreaded Combinado del Este jail in […] Continue reading

Former Political Prisoner Arturo Pérez De Alejo Dies

Former Political Prisoner Arturo Pérez De Alejo Dies / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 25 January 2017 — The former political prisoner Arturo Perez de Alejo, who was part of the Group of 75, died Wednesday in Miami at 66, as reported by MartíNoticias . Pérez Alejo was born in Manicaragua, in the then province of Las […] Continue reading

El grafitero cubano Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, llega a Miami

El grafitero cubano Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, llega a Miami enero 27, 2017 Maldonado abogó por la libertad del dirigente opositor Eduardo Cardet y de todos los presos políticos cubanos, al llegar este viernes al Aeropuerto de Miami y reiteró que no le merecía respeto la muerte de un dictador como Fidel Castro. El grafitero […] Continue reading

El Sexto recibe permiso del régimen castrista para viajar a EE.UU.

El Sexto recibe permiso del régimen castrista para viajar a EE.UU. El grafitero disidente fue liberado de prisión el pasado sábado Viernes, enero 27, 2017 | Agencias LA HABANA, Cuba.- El grafitero disidente cubano Danilo Maldonado, “El Sexto”, espera viajar hoy a EE.UU tras recibir el visto bueno por parte de las autoridades de la […] Continue reading

The Punk Who Didn’t Cry For Fidel

The Punk Who Didn’t Cry For Fidel / 14ymedio, Pablo De LLano 14ymedio, Pablo de Llano, Miami, 22 January 2017 — Minutes after the announcement of the death of Fidel Castro, last November 25, Danilo Maldonado Machado passed by his mother’s house and knocked on the window of her room. Maria Victoria Machado opened and […] Continue reading

PolitiFact – Were there five times the number of political arrests in Cuba in 2015 as there were in 2010?

PolitiFact: Were there five times the number of political arrests in Cuba in 2015 as there were in 2010? PolitiFact’s Truth-O-Meter rates a claim about political arrests in Cuba, and whether or not there have been five times as many in 2015 as there were in 2010. Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:57 AM […] Continue reading

Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on the island say

Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on the island say BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com When Washington put an end to a preferential immigration policy for Cuban migrants nearly two weeks ago, the official reasoning behind the move was to stem the flow of an increasing exodus and prompt democratic […] Continue reading

El Sexto Released, After Almost Two Months Detention

El Sexto Released, After Almost Two Months Detention / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 21 January 2017 — Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto, was released this Saturday after spending nearly two months in prison after being arrested on 26 November of last year for painting graffiti with the phrase “He left” on a wall of the […] Continue reading

El Sexto “El hermano es el que debía estar en el Combinado, no yo”.

El Sexto: “El hermano es el que debía estar en el Combinado, no yo”. enero 22, 2017 María Matienzo Puerto Eso aseguró a Cubanet el grafitero disidente Danilo Maldonado, liberado tras 57 días de prisión en Cuba sin juicio. LA HABANA, Cuba.- El artista plástico Danilo Maldonado, “El Sexto”, fue liberado al cabo de 57 […] Continue reading

Liberado el grafitero cubano Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto

Liberado el grafitero cubano Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto enero 21, 2017 Pablo Alfonso “Ustedes tienen, un grano de arena no, una piedra, por la libertad de mi hijo. Todas las noticias, todo el apoyo y todo lo que han hecho por su libertad ha sido importante, dijo agradecida María Victoria, durante una entrevista telefónica con […] Continue reading