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Cuba, resistencia y activismo. Tres rostros en el límite

Cuba, resistencia y activismo. Tres rostros en el límite Difundir los rostros de la oposición cubana es un deber Sábado, junio 3, 2017 | Miguel Iturria Savón VALENCIA, España.- Cuba, aquella isla que transitó de la libertad a la dictadura, apenas genera titulares en los medios de prensa internacionales. Hasta los mercaderes de utopías fallidas […] Continue reading

The Countdown Begins For Raul Castro’s Departure From Power

The Countdown Begins For Raul Castro’s Departure From Power / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 24 February 2017 — On February 24 of next year Raul Castro must leave the presidency of Cuba if he is to fulfill the promise he has made several times. His announced departure from power is looked on with suspicion by some […] Continue reading

Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communistCuba

Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails people for […] Continue reading

Interview with Mary Jo Porter

Interview with Mary Jo Porter If paradise ends where choice begins, as Arthur Miller observed, then our digital age fantasy of paradise as a tropical island with no Internet collapses with our choice to travel to one. The permanent inhabitants of such an island, who live without Internet access or the luxury of travel, would […] Continue reading

Yoani Sanchez on Castro and Obama’s Key Moment

Yoani Sanchez on Castro and Obama’s Key Moment April 1, 2016 By Carlos F. Chamorro HAVANA TIMES – In defining the key moment of President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba, journalist and blogger Yoani Sanchez, who directs the site known as 14yMedio, doesn’t hesitate in naming the live press conference when – to the general […] Continue reading

Cuban dissidents meet Obama to air grievances about Castro — and about new U.S. policy

Cuban dissidents meet Obama to air grievances about Castro — and about new U.S. policy The president sat down privately with 13 political activists All appreciated the recognition But some wanted more from him BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES pmazzei@miamiherald.com HAVANA President Barack Obama granted outspoken political dissidents of the Cuban government the […] Continue reading

Despite Obama visit, global spotlight, Havana cracks down on dissidents

Despite Obama visit, global spotlight, Havana cracks down on dissidents Dozens of protestors were detained in Cuba Critics accuse Obama of ignoring the island’s human-rights record Short-term arrests and detentions are common tactics BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com As they have for 46 straight Sundays, the dissident Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) marched quietly along […] Continue reading

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip by SANDRA LILLEY , JOHN BRECHER and CARMEN SESIN The 90 miles separating the island of Cuba from the United States seem just a little closer as Havana prepares to host an American president for the first time in almost ninety years. “No American […] Continue reading

Castro, speech, dissidents, baseball and business to highlight Obama’s Cuba trip

Castro, speech, dissidents, baseball and business to highlight Obama’s Cuba trip MARCH 16, 2016 9:28 PM President Obama will visit Cuba Sunday through Tuesday He will meet with Raúl Castro and also dissidents His speech will be addressed to Cubans on the island and Cuban-Americans AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Some 1,000 people are expected […] Continue reading

Estado De Sats Holds Workshop On Rights And Freedoms

Estado De Sats Holds Workshop On Rights And Freedoms / Cubanet, Arturo Rojas Rodriguez Posted on February 12, 2016 Cubanet, Arturo Rojas Rodriguez, Havana, 12 February 2016 – On Thursday, members of several opposition groups participated in the first “Rights and Freedoms” workshop. The event brought together twenty participants and took place at Havana’s Miramar […] Continue reading

The Ladies In White Face Another Sunday Of Repression In Havana

The Ladies In White Face Another Sunday Of Repression In Havana / 14ymedio Posted on October 4, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 4 October, 2015 – Fifty-nine Ladies in White and 20 activists gathered this Sunday in Gandhi Park in Havana’s Playa district, despite the arrests previous to their traditional Sunday peregrination. After a summary of their […] Continue reading

Dozens Of Activists Detained To Prevent Them From Attending Pope’s Mass

Dozens Of Activists Detained To Prevent Them From Attending Pope’s Mass / 14ymedio Posted on September 20, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 20 September 2015 — Opposition groups have reported dozens of arrests during the late night and morning hours of Sunday, to prevent many activists from attending Pope Francis’s Mass at the Plaza of the Revolution. […] Continue reading

Ladies in White Denounce Arrests That Began Early Sunday Morning

Ladies in White Denounce Arrests That Began Early Sunday Morning / 14ymedio Posted on August 30, 2015 14ymedio, 30 August 2015 — The leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler, reported several arrests of opponents and independent journalists beginning early today. Those detained were prevented from attending Mass at Santa Rita Church and from […] Continue reading

More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The Ladies In White

More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The Ladies In White / 14ymedio Posted on August 2, 2015 The writer Angel Santiesteban with the Ladies in White at the Gandhi Park at the exit of the church of Santa Rita (Photo Luis Lazaro Guanche) 14ymedio, Havana, 2 August 2015 – This afternoon, […] Continue reading

Dozens of Activists Detained in Havana Following the Ladies in White March

Dozens of Activists Detained in Havana Following the Ladies in White March / Diario de Cuba, Angel Moya Posted on July 29, 2015 Diario de Cuba, Angel Moya, Havana, 26 July 2015 – Some 60 activists were arrested this past Sunday in Havana following the customary Sunday march of the Ladies in White, reported government […] Continue reading

Cuba has failed to expand freedom

Cuba has failed to expand freedom BY JAMES C. CASON jimccason@yahoo.com It is unfortunate that the discussion about U.S.-Cuba relations remains so focused on the embargo. It obscures developments within Cuba and excludes considerations on what should be done to free Cubans to choose their own destiny. Cubans aspire to live in a democracy and […] Continue reading
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