Political prisoners in Cuba

Ricardo Alarcon

The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear

The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 7 September 2016 — In the autumn of 2002 at an event in a Havana theater, the dictator Fidel Castro sent a clear message to independent journalists and regime opponents in an effort to downplay their importance. Referring to dissidents, he […] Continue reading

Dissident group says Cuba holds 93 political prisoners

Dissident group says Cuba holds 93 political prisoners Published April 25, 2016 EFE The dissident Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation said Monday that there are currently 93 political prisoners on the island, and that 21 of them have been behind bars for between 13 and 24 years. The latest release adds 22 […] Continue reading

Globe-trotting Cuban activists sway world opinion

Posted on Friday, 04.26.13 Cuban dissidents Globe-trotting Cuban activists sway world opinion BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com At least a half dozen Cuban activists are now crisscrossing the globe, more or less at the same time, publicly airing their grievances against the Cuban government and meeting with high-level officials and politicians abroad. What gives? Many Cuba [...] 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

Cuba: The second revolution?

Cuba: The second revolution? For the first time since the 1959 coup, Cubans are able to buy and sell property, set up businesses and farm their own land. Could these new liberties signal a move towards a free-market economy? Don't count on it, says Margareta Pagano.Margereta PaganoSunday 15 April 2012 It's the sort of glitz [...] Continue reading

Hopes rise for release of American jailed in Cuba

Posted on Thursday, 09.08.11 Hopes rise for release of American jailed in CubaBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press HAVANA — A surprise visit by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has revived hope Cuba may soon free a U.S. government subcontractor whose imprisonment has snarled efforts to improve relations between the two countries. A lawyer for Alan [...] Continue reading

Trip Report by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter,to Cuba, March 28-30, 2011

Trip Report by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carterto Cuba, March 28-30, 2011April 1, 2011 At the invitation of President Raul Castro, Rosalynn and I visited Havana on behalf of The Carter Center, accompanied by John Hardman, Jennifer McCoy, Robert Pastor, Melissa Montgomery, John Moores, and Diane Rosenberg. The goals of our trip were to: become [...] Continue reading
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