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“The Politician Of The Week,” A Citizens’ Initiative

“The Politician Of The Week,” A Citizens’ Initiative 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 10 April 2017 — Facing the times that we live in can be an unpleasant task. And doing it without discrimination based on ideological viewpoints and with immediacy, takes visions of daring. This is the challenge that the Center for the Application of […] Continue reading

Cubans Newly Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump

Cubans Newly Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump By FRANCES ROBLESJAN. 22, 2017 NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — She spent weeks hiking through the Amazon, crossing a crocodile-filled river. She scaled border walls, escaped from immigration detention in Panama and slept in a church. Broke, hungry and exhausted, she found refuge with indigenous people […] Continue reading

Authorities miserably fail on their promise to release graffiti artist unfairly held – Amnesty Internationa

Cuba: Authorities miserably fail on their promise to release graffiti artist unfairly held 16 October 2015, 09:33 UTC The Cuban authorities’ failure to keep to their commitment to release a graffiti artist unfairly imprisoned nearly a year ago is a painful illustration of their disregard for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. “Committing to release […] Continue reading

Obama Invades Cuba

Obama Invades Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on April 8, 2016 Juan Juan Almeida, 28 March 2016 — I do not generally like rehashing old topics. It tends to squash conversation. But I am making an exception in this case because a critical reader, who in a confrontational tone accused me of being one […] Continue reading

Six facts about censorship in Cuba

Six facts about censorship in Cuba By Josefina Salomon, 11 March 2016, 00:00 UTC To mark the World Day against Cyber Censorship on 12 March, here are six things you should know about free speech, the internet and online censorship in Cuba. The re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba in December 2014 […] Continue reading

Martha Beatriz Roque Believes That The US Should “Straighten Out” The Normalization With Cuba

Martha Beatriz Roque Believes That The US Should “Straighten Out” The Normalization With Cuba / EFE, 14ymedio Posted on March 4, 2016 EFE/14ymedio, Miami, 4 March 2016 — The Cuban dissident Martha Beatriz Roque told EFE on Friday in Miami that she would like to be received by the US President, Barack Obama, to ask […] Continue reading

January 1, 1959 – The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 2)

January 1, 1959: The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 2) / Somos+ Posted on January 5, 2016 SOMOS+, Jose M. Presol , 3 January 2016 — Part 1 enunciated what I consider to be the four main points of the “Manifesto to the People of Cuba,” but there are many more. Let’s recall these four […] Continue reading

Cuban protest artist El Sexto – ‘You have to keep at it until you change their minds’

Cuban protest artist El Sexto: ‘You have to keep at it until you change their minds’ By Louise Tillotson, Researcher on the Caribbean at Amnesty International, 21 December 2015, 00:01 UTC Danilo Maldonado Machado, known as “El Sexto”, is a Cuban artist and former prisoner of conscience who spent 10 months behind bars for planning […] Continue reading

Cuba: Authorities miserably fail on their promise to release graffiti artist unfairly held

Cuba: Authorities miserably fail on their promise to release graffiti artist unfairly held 16 October 2015, 09:33 UTC The Cuban authorities’ failure to keep to their commitment to release a graffiti artist unfairly imprisoned nearly a year ago is a painful illustration of their disregard for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. “Committing to release […] Continue reading

Tania Bruguera – “Cuba needs massive civic literacy in the streets”

Tania Bruguera: “Cuba needs massive civic literacy in the streets” / Diario de Cuba Posted on October 7, 2015 Diario de Cuba, Joan Antoni Guerrero Vall, 4 October 2015 — After being held in the country for eight months by the regime, in punishment for attempting to bring her performance Tatlin’s Whisper to the Plaza […] Continue reading

Pinning hopes on the leadership of Pope Francis

Pinning hopes on the leadership of Pope Francis Expectations for Pope Francis’ visit run the gamut Political fireworks implicit in his Cuba-U.S. schedule Dissidents, Ladies in White on government lockdown BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com I confess: I’m a bad Catholic. I’m a bad Cuban, after four decades of citizenship, too Americanized. In Trumpian corners, I’m […] Continue reading

Open Letter to Pope Francis for the Release of “El Sexto”

Open Letter to Pope Francis for the Release of “El Sexto” Posted on September 14, 2015 Freedom for Danilo Open Letter to the Pope Havana, September 8, 2015 Your Holiness, Pope Francis: In advance of your visit to our island, a group of Cuban citizens wish to call your attention to a case that needs […] Continue reading

Did The Kerry Visit To Cuba Matter?

Did The Kerry Visit To Cuba Matter? by Elliott Abrams August 17, 2015 Secretary of State Kerry traveled to Havana to raise the flag at the U.S. Embassy there last week. As has been noted here in this blog and in many news articles and columns, no dissidents or human rights activists were invited to […] Continue reading

Restore Sovereignty to the People If You Want To Avoid another Revolution

Restore Sovereignty to the People If You Want To Avoid another Revolution / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on July 27, 2015 A pandemic of freedom floods our senses. Juan Carlos Cremata 14ymedio, Pedro Campos and other authors, Havana, 25 July 2015 – It will soon be 62 years since a group of young men headed […] Continue reading

Opponents Tried for Common Crimes

Opponents Tried for Common Crimes / Cubanet, Augusto Cesar San Martin Posted on July 15, 2015 The preference of trying political opponents for common crimes is not new. Thus is prevented the sullying of the regime’s image while giving cover to those who assert that in Cuba there are no political prisoners. Cubanet.org, Augusto Cesar […] Continue reading

On Cuban Political Prisoners

On Cuban Political Prisoners / 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque Posted on July 14, 2015 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque, Havana, 11 July 2015 — What classifies as a political prisoner is a cause for disagreement among the Cuban opposition. There are varying opinions about who has been jailed for political reasons or not, despite the criteria […] Continue reading
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