Political prisoners in Cuba

Guillermo Farinas

Guillermo Fariñas Returns Home After Hospital Visit For Fainting

Guillermo Fariñas Returns Home After Hospital Visit For Fainting / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 September 2016 — Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, after 47 days on a hunger and thirst strike, was transferred on Monday afternoon to Arnaldo Milian Castro Provincial Hospital. The dissident was discharged hours later because doctors felt that he did not meet […] Continue reading

Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba?

Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba? August 23, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. Personally, his greatest virtue, without him intending to do this, is to show the […] Continue reading

Chronology – Ten Years Without Fidel Castro

Chronology: Ten Years Without Fidel Castro / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 31 July 2016 – Since the proclamation in which Fidel Castro temporarily delegated power on 31 July 2006, the former president has met with two popes, has received visits several European, Asian and Latin American leaders and has written hundreds of articles under the title […] Continue reading

Letter from Cuban Pro-Democracy Leaders to the U.S. Congress

Letter from Cuban Pro-Democracy Leaders to the U.S. Congress at 8:58 PM Thursday, September 24, 2015 It is with profound concern that we implore the Congress of the United States of America to read this letter directed against the strong campaign being waged to unconditionally lift the economic sanctions that weigh upon the Cuban dictatorship. […] Continue reading

Yes, Communism Is Still With Us

Yes, Communism Is Still With Us By Lee Edwards, Ph.D. A quarter of a century ago, Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that had controlled dozens of nations and was responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent victims, suddenly collapsed. In just two years, from 1989 to 1991, the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union […] Continue reading

In U.S.-Cuba prisoner swap, mystery surrounds the unnamed 53

In U.S.-Cuba prisoner swap, mystery surrounds the unnamed 53 UPDATED: 2:46 PM, DECEMBER 28, 2014 HAVANA – Cuba’s most prominent dissidents say they have been kept in the dark by U.S. officials over a list of 53 political prisoners who will be released from jail as part of a deal to end decades of hostility […] Continue reading

With latest hunger strike, Antunez challenges the world to take a stand for Cuban freedom

February 11, 2014 With latest hunger strike, Antunez challenges the world to take a stand for Cuban freedom Cuban activist Jorge Luis Perez Garcia, or “Antunez.” one of the most eloquent and forceful leaders of the opposition, is much more valuable to Cuba alive than as another martyr in the struggle versus communism. So it […] Continue reading

Damas de Blanco y activistas, víctimas de la violencia

Damas de Blanco y activistas, víctimas de la violencia Otra jornada de arrestos y violencia policial contra opositores y Damas de Blanco en Matanzas y Villa Clara. Idolidia Darias / martinoticias.com septiembre 30, 2013 Opositores y Damas de Blanco de las provincias de Villa Clara y Matanzas fueron liberados luego de una jornada dominical marcada […] Continue reading

Private talks hint at change in U.S.-Cuba relationship

Private talks hint at change in U.S.-Cuba relationship By Guy Taylor-The Washington Times Thursday, July 4, 2013 The State Department has quietly been holding talks with a small but diverse cadre of Cuban natives in Washington — including democracy activists offering insider views of the communist island’s politics — that analysts say could send shock [...] Continue reading

Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize

Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize Saying “Cuba will be free”, dissident Guillermo Farinas on Wednesday finally picked up the European Union’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize — three years after winning the award. “This fist held high means there will one day be democracy in Cuba,” Farinas told the packed European [...] Continue reading

Ladies in White Returning to Cuba Re-energized

Ladies in White Returning to Cuba Re-energized June 18, 2013 When Berta Soler, leader of Cuba’s dissident Ladies in White, returned to the island last month after her first-ever trip abroad, she felt ready to resume the grinding struggle against the communist government. Soler had received a hero’s welcome in the United States and Europe. [...] Continue reading

Will the Cuban government pay a price, or benefit, by finally letting Castro opponents travel?

Cuba's dissidents go abroad Will the Cuban government pay a price, or benefit, by finally letting Castro opponents travel? HAVANA, Cuba — For most of the past 50 years, the Cuban government has had a straightforward strategy for keeping opposition activists from spreading their criticism abroad and linking up to international sympathizers. It wouldn't let [...] Continue reading

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists After a year away, Cuba returns to the list of countries imprisoning journalists. Alex Pearlman December 11, 2012 13:56 Human rights defenders, political dissidents and journalists have been threatened, beaten and arbitrarily imprisoned in Cuba recently, and the widespread government crackdown continued on International Human Rights Day yesterday. On [...] Continue reading

30 Cuban Hunger Strikers Win Release of an Opponent

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger 30 Cuban Hunger Strikers Win Release of an Opponent Posted: 09/19/2012 8:18 am After a week on a hunger strike, several Cuban dissidents ended their fast this Tuesday afternoon. The number of opponents refusing to eat had reached 30 throughout the country, with their main demand the immediate release [...] Continue reading

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained Agence France-Presse 10:12 am | Saturday, August 25th, 2012 HAVANA – Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was arrested by police after an argument with agents guarding his home, his mother and activists said Friday. Farinas, who has gone on hunger strike about two dozen times against the regime, was arrested late [...] Continue reading

Arrests show Cuba not yet ready for reform

Arrests show Cuba not yet ready for reform by Staff Writers Havana (UPI) Jul 25, 2012 Cuba’s wide-scale crackdown on dissent that led to arrests at a funeral shows the Central American country isn’t ready for credible political reform despite its ambition to embrace a market economy. For more than two years Cuba has been [...] Continue reading
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