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The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report

The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 September 2016 — A report from the European Union details that in 2015 Cuba continued “arbitrary and short-term arrests of opposition members, activists and human rights defenders.” This situation that has led the bloc to communicate “on […] Continue reading

Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens”

Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura Chinchilla The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances, professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere, address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba, to express the following: We celebrate […] Continue reading

Tomas Regalado, “Washington Refuses To Recognize That There Is A Migration Crisis”

Tomas Regalado, “Washington Refuses To Recognize That There Is A Migration Crisis” / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Posted on February 6, 2016 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 3 February 2016 — Miami Mayor Tomas Pedro Regalado (born Havana, 1947), says that his is not prepared to cope with the surge of Cuban rafters who come daily […] Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

Cuban dissidents push for opening to democracy

Cuban dissidents push for opening to democracyBy Carlos Batista (AFP) – 8 hours ago HAVANA — Leading dissidents in Cuba have launched a reform plan seeking a democratic opening in the Americas' only one-party Communist-run state. More than 40 prominent members of a range of outlawed small parties and movements signed and issued the document [...] Continue reading

Cuban government urged to let Guillermo Fariñas collect Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg in December

Cuban government urged to let Guillermo Fariñas collect Sakharov Prize
in Strasbourg in December
Published on 21 October 2010
In the same country

The European Parliament today announced its decision to award this
year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Guillermo Fariñas
Hernández, a dissident journalist and blogger and tireless campaigner
for civil liberties in… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents offered political asylum

Cuban dissidents offered political asylumSchwarzenberg calls for democracy activists to be releasedPosted: September 1, 2010By Cat Contiguglia – Staff Writer The Czech Republic has offered asylum to 10 Cuban dissidents and their families. In early July, the Spanish Foreign Ministry and the Catholic Church negotiated the release of 52 of 75 prisoners who were sentenced [...] Continue reading

Soul Searching: The Catholic Church and Human Rights in Cuba

Soul Searching: The Catholic Church and Human Rights in Cuba
by COHA Research Associate Bethan Rafferty

Last month's visit of the Holy See's foreign minister, Monsignor
Dominique Mamberti, to Cuba highlighted the historically uneasy
relationship between the Cuban government and the nation's Catholic
Church. However, it should be recognised that overall, relations between
Havana and the… Continue reading

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