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Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains

Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading

Cuban human rights leader – Obama policy undermines American values

Cuban human rights leader: Obama policy undermines American values Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet won Presidential Medal of Freedom for his dedication to advancing human rights, democracy in Cuba Biscet spent more than 9 years as a political prisoner for speaking out against the communist government White House argues that after 50 years a new approach […] Continue reading

El Crítico – Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba

El Crítico: Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba 02/06/2015 2:38 PM 02/06/2015 10:08 PM HAVANA During his years behind bars, Angel Yunier Remón Arzuaga staged a 27-day hunger strike and refused to wear the prison uniform. Now, as the rapper known as “El Critico” returns to his music, he plans to do so with […] Continue reading

CUBA’S SUICIDE RATE HIGHEST IN THE AMERICAS IN LAST AVAILABLE YEAR

NEW REPORT: CUBA’S SUICIDE RATE HIGHEST IN THE AMERICAS IN LAST AVAILABLE YEAR by FRANCES MARTEL 25 Oct 2014 Out of every 100,000 people in the island nation of Cuba, 16.3 commit suicide, the highest rate of any country in the Americas in 2009. According to a study by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)–the regional […] Continue reading

How would you feel if you were innocent but still thrown in jail each Sunday?

How would you feel if you were innocent but still thrown in jail each Sunday? As a result of the Ladies in White movement continuing to be a target of Cuban state authorities, the Czech NGO People in Need would like to bring greater public attention to two cases of Ladies in White members who […] Continue reading

‘Ladies in White’ protesters held in Cuba crackdown

14 July 2014 Last updated at 11:50 GMT ‘Ladies in White’ protesters held in Cuba crackdown “Ladies in White” activists said Cuban police rounded them up during a regular protest in Havana Dozens of “Ladies in White” opposition activists say they were detained during a protest march in Cuba. The women, who were freed after […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Catholic magazine blasts critics of Cardinal Ortega

Posted on Wednesday, 05.23.12 Cuba's Catholic magazine blasts critics of Cardinal Ortega The Catholic magazine says there's a campaign to get rid of Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega because he's too close to Cuban leader Raúl Castro. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Unidentified factions want to "eliminate" Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega, according to an editorial in [...] Continue reading

On Castro, Martí and Mandela

Posted on Sunday, 04.11.10
CUBA'S FUTURE
On Castro, Martí and Mandela
BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER
www.firmaspress.com

Spain-based columnist Carlos Alberto Montaner, a critic of the Castro
government, has exchanged a series of open letters with Silvio
Rodriguez, a successful singer and supporter of the revolution.
Montaner's latest touches on the ideals of Cuban icon Jose Martí,… Continue reading

A Cuban dissident is murdered while Latin leaders schmooze with Castro.

Viva Zapata
A Cuban dissident is murdered while Latin leaders schmooze with Castro.
By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY

Mexican President Felipe Calderón wore a broad smile as he warmly
greeted Cuba's Raúl Castro at the Rio Group summit on the posh Mexican
Riviera last week. The two men, dressed in neatly pressed guayabera
shirts, shook hands as… Continue reading

Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009 Amnsety International

Document – Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourth
session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009

8 September 2008 Public
amnesty international
Cuba

Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council

February 2009

Executive summary

In this… Continue reading

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE IACHR 2007

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE IACHR 2007
CHAPTER IV
CUBA

I. COMPETENCE FOR OBSERVING AND EVALUATING THE HUMAN RIGHTS
SITUATION IN CUBA

84. The authority of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to
observe the human rights situation in Cuba derives from the provisions
of the OAS Charter, from the Commission's own Statute, and from its
Rules… Continue reading

Cuba frees journalist after 22 months

Posted on Thu, May. 10, 2007

Cuba frees journalist after 22 months
The Associated Press

HAVANA —
Cuba has released an journalist who served 22-months in prison for
participating in an anti-government rally, a local activist and a
foreign media watchdog group said Thursday.

Roberto de Jesus Guerra Perez, who reported for U.S. Web sites, was… Continue reading

An ugly past relevant to Cuba's future

Posted on Wed, Apr. 26, 2006

An ugly past relevant to Cuba’s future
OUR OPINION: ARCHIVE WILL HELP THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE

To reconcile the past, you must know the truth about it. To that end,
Armando M. Lago and María C. Werlau are producing priceless work that
promises to benefit post-tyranny Cuba. The… Continue reading

Cuba: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006

Cuba: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. February
28, 2005.

Cuba remains a Latin American anomaly: an undemocratic government that
represses nearly all forms of political dissent. President Fidel Castro,
now in his forty-seventh year in power, shows no willingness to consider
even minor reforms.… Continue reading

Mob attacks on Castro's critics are increasing

Posted on Sun, Jan. 22, 2006

CUBA
Mob attacks on Castro’s critics are increasing
Cuban dissidents are increasingly being set upon by violent groups that support President Fidel Castro, a tactic first used during the Mariel boatlift of 1980.
BY FRANCES ROBLES
frobles@MiamiHerald.com

Dozens of angry Cubans shouting insults and pounding their fists in the air… Continue reading

HRW 2006 Report Cuba

Cuba

Cuba remains a Latin American anomaly: an undemocratic government that represses nearly all forms of political dissent. President Fidel Castro, now in his forty-seventh year in power, shows no willingness to consider even minor reforms. Instead, his government continues to enforce political conformity using criminal prosecutions, long- and short-term detentions, mob harassment, police warnings, surveillance,… Continue reading
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