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Cuba: Twilight of the regime

Posted on Sunday, 04.03.11 Cuba: Twilight of the regimeBy CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANERwww.firmaspress.com Jimmy Carter went to visit Raúl Castro. The initiative was Raúl's. He wanted to let President Obama know that everything is negotiable, including the release of Alan Gross, an American sentenced on the island to 15 years' imprisonment for handing out computers and [...] Continue reading

Canada’s Dilemma With Cuba

Canada's Dilemma With CubaBy Nelson Taylor Sol Created: Mar 31, 2011 Last Updated: Mar 31, 2011 This month Dr. Oscar Biscet was released from a Cuban jail, a move that could mark a turning point in the country. Detained during the "Black Spring" of March 2003, Dr. Biscet and 74 other members of the opposition [...] Continue reading

Quota for Revolucionaries, or "If you have to do it, you have to do it."

Quota for Revolucionaries, or "If you have to do it, you have to do it."
Miriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting

University of Havana. Photograph from the Internet

If someone had told us in the distant 70's that the day would come when
attendance at a march or other event in support of the revolution would
be… Continue reading

Cuban Ladies in White harassed by pro-Castro hecklers

Monday, March 21st 2011 – 07:34 UTC

Cuban Ladies in White harassed by pro-Castro hecklers

Cuban government supporters harassed a group of dissidents who met at a
home in Havana to commemorate the eighth anniversary of a sweeping
crackdown on dissent.

Hundreds of mostly young counter-demonstrators gathered Friday outside
the home of Laura Pollan, leader of… Continue reading

Castro supporters jeer Cuban dissidents

Castro supporters jeer Cuban dissidents
Reuters March 19, 2011

Supporters of Cuba's communist government harassed Cuban dissidents on
Friday as they tried to mark the anniversary of a 2003 crackdown that
sent 75 government opponents to prison for long sentences.

About 100 people surrounded the home of Laura Pollan, head of the Ladies
in White dissident… Continue reading

Cuba releases another "Group of 75" dissident

Cuba releases another "Group of 75" dissidentPublished March 18, 2011EFE Havana – Cuban authorities have released the dissident Librado Linares, one of 75 government opponents sentenced to lengthy prison terms in a 2003 crackdown, according to the opposition member himself, who said he intends to continue working for human rights and democracy in Cuba. "Human [...] Continue reading

HRF demands amnesty for Oscar Elías Biscet and all paroled prisoners of conscience

Cuba's Black Spring:
HRF demands amnesty for Oscar Elías Biscet and all paroled prisoners of
conscience; After his release, Biscet tells HRF he's in a bigger prison now

NEW YORK (March 14, 2011) – Following the release of prisoner of
conscience Oscar Elías Biscet from prison, the Human Rights Foundation
(HRF) demands amnesty for him and… Continue reading

Does last Black Spring journalist’s release mark turning point for free expression?

Does last Black Spring journalist's release mark turning point for free expression?Published on Monday 7 March 2011. The last journalist detained since the March 2003 "Black Spring" crackdown, Pedro Argüelles Morán, was released from a prison in Ciego de Ávila, his home town, on the evening of 4 March and was reunited with his family, [...] Continue reading

Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet to be released

Posted on Thursday, 03.10.11

Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet to be released

Oscar Elías Biscet, one of Cuba's best-known political prisoners, will
be freed soon, the Catholic Church announced.
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO and JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

The Cuban Catholic Church announced Thursday the upcoming release of
political prisoner Oscar Elías Biscet, the most unwavering and… Continue reading

Dying Cuban prisoner finds new life in Miami

FROM CUBA TO MIAMI

Dying Cuban prisoner finds new life in Miami
By JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ
jcchavez@ElNuevoHerald.com

Nearly seven months after arriving in Miami in a wheelchair — wasted to
the bone from malnutrition — former Cuban political prisoner Ariel
Sigler Amaya has taken his first steps after a long stretch of paralysis.

Sigler, 47, walked… Continue reading

A new dawn for Cuba as capitalism eclipses communism

A new dawn for Cuba as capitalism eclipses communismBy David Usborne in HavanaSaturday, 5 March 2011The party begins to pop at about midnight when the half-naked male models point the last stragglers to the open roof top.On a second level above us unde... Continue reading

Cuban "Lady in White" Speaks of Life in Spain

Cuban "Lady in White" Speaks of Life in SpainInterview With Ex-Prisoner's SisterBy Nieves San MartínSAN FELIU DE LLOBREGAT, Spain, FEB. 25, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Teresa Galbán lives in Spain now -- her friendships and experiences f... Continue reading

Dissidents placed under house arrest, intimidated to avoid marking Zapata Tamayo's death

Posted on Wednesday, 02.23.11Cuba dissident clampdownDissidents placed under house arrest, intimidated to avoid marking Zapata Tamayo's deathBy JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@elnuevoherald.comCuban security officials tightened an already harsh clampdown on ... Continue reading

Cuban officials detain dozens of protesters honoring Zapata

Posted on Wednesday, 02.23.11Cuban officials detain dozens of protesters honoring ZapataBy JUAN TAMAYOjtamayo@MiamiHerald.comCuban security officials expanded a clampdown on dissidents Wednesday, detaining dozens, putting others under house arrest and ... Continue reading

ANNIVERSARY OF PRISONER´S DEATH HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUED ABUSES IN CUBA

ANNIVERSARY OF PRISONER´S DEATH HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUED ABUSES IN CUBA23-02-2011.Freedom House(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Washington – February 23, 2011 – It is with great sadness that Freedom House marks the one-year anniversary of Cuban poli... Continue reading

Cuba braces as dissidents remember a martyr

Posted on Sunday, 02.20.11

Cuba braces as dissidents remember a martyr
Castro critics will commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the death of
Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who was a political prisoner.
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHereald.com

Orlando Zapata Tamayo was one of Cuba's least-known political prisoners,
a 42-year-old Afro-Cuban plumber and bricklayer from the remote eastern
town… Continue reading

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