Political prisoners in Cuba

Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cuba diverts dissidents’ phone numbers in pope crackdown

Posted on Friday, 03.30.12 CRACKDOWN IN HAVANA Cuba diverts dissidents' phone numbers in pope crackdown A number for the Cuban Interior Ministry was used to block calls to dissidents while Pope Benedict XVI was on the island.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuba's Interior Ministry doesn't have to be subtle when it represses dissidents. In charge of [...] Continue reading

Golpeado ex preso político

Golpeado ex preso políticoMiércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2012 08:43Escrito por Ainí Martin Valero Cuba noticias Regla, La Habana, 27 de marzo del 2012, (PD) El expreso político Yoel Marín Cárdenas quien salió en libertad en el 2011, miembro de Cuba Independiente y Democrática (CID) fue detenido el sábado 24, en Florida Camagüey donde reside. [...] Continue reading

Daños colaterales

Daños colaterales[30-03-2012]Martha Beatriz Roque CabelloEx Prisionera de Conciencia de la Causa de los 75 (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Durante la estancia de Su Santidad en el país, se llevaron a cabo miles de violaciones de los derechos humanos y de las libertades individuales, incluyendo las religiosas; y no solamente con la oposición, fueron víctimas los mendigos, los que [...] Continue reading

Régimen cubano se ensañó con opositores durante visita papal

Publicado el jueves, 03.29.12 Régimen cubano se ensañó con opositores durante visita papalJuan Carlos Chavezjcchavez@elnuevoherald.com Las autoridades cubanas continuaron su campaña represiva el miércoles durante el último día de la visita del papa Benedicto XVI, al tiempo que recibían la condena de Amnistía Internacional por las detenciones, amenazas e interrupción de los teléfonos de los [...] Continue reading

El régimen libera a jóvenes cubanos arrestados con motivo de la visita papal

Visita de Benedicto XVI, Represión El régimen libera a jóvenes cubanos arrestados con motivo de la visita papal También las liberaciones de algunos disidentes y damas de blanco, que habían sido detenidos para impedir que asistieran a misa o que se manifestaran, comenzaron a ocurrir tras la salida de Benedicto XVI de la Isla Redacción [...] Continue reading

In Cuba, Pope Pleas for ‘Those Deprived of Freedom’

Updated March 28, 2012, 11:08 a.m. ET In Cuba, Pope Pleas for 'Those Deprived of Freedom'By NICHOLAS CASEY SANTIAGO, Cuba—Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday paid homage to Our Lady of Charity, a statue of Mary said to be discovered by Cuban fisherman some four centuries ago. His prayers at the island's holiest site included a [...] Continue reading

Everybody won — and lost — in Pope’s trip to Cuba

Posted on Wednesday, 03.28.12In My Opinion Everybody won — and lost — in Pope's trip to CubaBy Andres Oppenheimeraoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba will not produce much change, but everybody — the Pope, the Cuban military regime, dissidents and Cuban exiles — can claim a semblance of victory from the high-profile event. The [...] Continue reading

Message of the Cuban Regime to the Resistance

"As soon as the PapaCuba leaves, we are going to disappear all of you" Message of the Cuban Regime to the ResistanceGuest Column Assembly of the Cuban Resistance Tuesday, March 27, 2012 (Partial List below of human rights defenders taken to prison cells and under house arrest) MIAMI, March 27, 2012. Assembly of the Cuban [...] Continue reading

Pope wraps Cuba visit with Mass, Fidel meeting

Posted on Wednesday, 03.28.12 Pope wraps Cuba visit with Mass, Fidel meetingBy NICOLE WINFIELD and PAUL HAVENAssociated Press HAVANA, Cuba — Pope Benedict XVI wraps up his visit to Cuba on Wednesday with an open-air Mass in the shrine of the Cuban revolution, hoping to revive the Catholic faith in this communist-run country. His other [...] Continue reading

Fidel Castro confirms he will meet with the pope

Posted on Tuesday, 03.27.12 Fidel Castro confirms he will meet with the popeBy PETER ORSI and ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press HAVANA — Pope Benedict XVI prayed for freedom and renewal "for the greater good of all Cubans" before the nation's patron saint Tuesday, but the island's communist leaders quickly rejected the Roman Catholic leader's appeal for [...] Continue reading

“Hay gran tensión y un estado de sitio a nivel nacional”, denuncia ex preso político

Represión, Visita de Benedicto XVI "Hay gran tensión y un estado de sitio a nivel nacional", denuncia ex preso político Iván Hernández Carrillo informa de amenazas, acoso policial y arrestos de opositores en Matanzas, La Habana, Santiago de Cuba, Villa Clara y Pinar del Río Redacción CE, Madrid | 27/03/2012 9:44 pm Activistas y periodistas [...] Continue reading

Papal visit to Cuba spurs talk of jailed U.S. contractor

Papal visit to Cuba spurs talk of jailed U.S. contractorMarch 27th, 2012By David Ariosto, CNN Havana, Cuba (CNN) – Pope Benedict XVI traveled to Cuba this week, forging inroads with the Castro government and ultimately helping to bring about the release of a jailed American contractor. At least, that’s how Judy Gross would like to [...] Continue reading

Updates on Repression Relating to Pope Benedict’s Visit from Pieces of the Island / Translating Cuba

Updates on Repression Relating to Pope Benedict's Visit from Pieces of the Island / Translating CubaTranslating Cuba, Translator: Raul G. Keep on eye on the blog Pieces of the Island, for up-to-minute reports of repression associated with Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. Here are some "highlights" since the last report re-posted here. Benedict XVI [...] Continue reading

Pope Urges Cuba to Become More Open Society

Pope Urges Cuba to Become More Open SocietyPublished March 27, 2012Fox News Latino Santiago de Cuba – Pope Benedict XVI gently urged Cubans to come together to build a more open society on Monday at a speech in the eastern city of Santiago. The pope spent the night in a brand-new home built just for [...] Continue reading

Pope presses Cuba over reforms

Pope presses Cuba over reforms27/03/2012 09:33 (00:06 minutes ago) The FINANCIAL — Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba in the footsteps of his more famous predecessor, gently pressing the island's long-time communist leaders to push through "legitimate" reforms their people. In contrast to the raucous welcome Benedict received in Mexico, his arrival in Cuba's second [...] Continue reading

Two Clerics Differ on Cuban Reform

Two Clerics Differ on Cuban ReformBy NICHOLAS CASEY SANTIAGO, Cuba—As young men, Jaime Ortega and José Conrado Rodríguez were teacher and student at a Cuban Catholic seminary. Decades later, the teacher, now a cardinal, and the student, a country priest, are dueling over the soul of the island—and the part the church should play in [...] Continue reading
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