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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

CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO – REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE? – THE EVIDENCE TO DATE

CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO: REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE?: THE EVIDENCE TO DATE Today, even the world’s largest democracies have embraced the idea that unconditional “engagement” with Cuba’s “reformist” military dictatorship will bring about economic and political reform. As a result, they have afforded it widespread impunity, legitimacy, and support. Yet, Raúl has been supreme leader of Cuba […] Continue reading

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

When we achieve justice we can build a new society

“When we achieve justice we can build a new society” / 14ymedio, Ofelia Acevedo, Mario Penton, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Luz Escobar, Miami, 22 July 2016 – His name is tattooed on the skin of a Cuban graffiti artist (Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto) or is suggested by the letter L, standing for […] Continue reading

Cuban dissidents to receive human rights award

Cuban dissidents to receive human rights award ČTK | 8 FEBRUARY 2016 Prague, Feb 5 (CTK) – Eleven Cuban dissidents and former political prisoners will receive the Homo Homini award for human rights promotion from the Czech People in Need organisation at the beginning of the One World film festival on March 7, Adela Pospichalova, […] Continue reading

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

January 1, 1959: The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 1) / Somos+, Jose Presol Posted on January 3, 2016 Somos+, Jose M. Presol, 1 January 2016 — “The Revolution declares its absolute and reverent respect for the constitution, which was given to the people in 1940, and restores it as the official legal code. It […] Continue reading

Casa de Cuba celebrates enduring resistance to Castro regime

Casa de Cuba celebrates enduring resistance to Castro regime BY GEOFF FOX Tribune staff Published: June 28, 2015 TAMPA — As Rosa Maria Paya was introduced at a function celebrating the 25th anniversary of Casa de Cuba on Sunday, a lone protester barked objections from near the bar at the La Giraldilla restaurant. Paya, an […] Continue reading

Former Cuban political prisoner dies after hit-and-run

Former Cuban political prisoner dies after hit-and-run BY MICHAEL SALLAH AND MANNY NAVARRO msallah@MiamiHerald.com Onofre Perez, a former Cuban revolutionary who spent nearly three decades as a political prisoner on the communist island, died late Saturday afternoon from injuries he suffered last month when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver crossing the street in […] Continue reading

Organ Transplants Offered to Rich Tourists

Organ Transplants Offered to Rich Tourists / Dora Leonor Mesa Posted on April 29, 2015 Extracts from the article “Organ Trafficking: A Dark and Atrocious Business” By Mónica López Ferrado Users of transplant tourism come from all over the world. “As long as it’s offered there will be demand,” laments Luc Noel. From his office […] Continue reading

Old dissidents in Cuba – Between homelessness and forgetting

Old dissidents in Cuba: Between homelessness and forgetting / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 13, 2014 The elderly are the big losers in the timid economic reforms of Cuba’s General-President. Thousands who once applauded Fidel Castro’s long speeches in the Plaza of the Revolution, or fought in the civil wars in Africa, today survive however […] 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

I Defend My Lawyer

I Defend My Lawyer / Rene Gomez Manzano Posted on February 28, 2014 Havana, Cuba, February 2014 – Last week disturbing news circulated throughout the Cuban dissident community: The top permanent body of the National Organization of Collective Law Firms (ONBC) suspended Amelia Rodríguez Cala—the great defender of accused opponents of the regime—from practicing law […] Continue reading

As of today, Angel Santiesteban has served 6 months in prison, incommunicado

Communication: As of today, Angel Santiesteban has served 6 months in prison, incommunicado Posted on August 28, 2013 Today, August 28, marks six months since Angel was unjustly imprisoned by the Castro dictatorship, after their having invented crimes he did not commit, making use of his former wife and the mother of his son to […] 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

Interview with Rosa Maria Paya

Interview with Rosa Maria Paya / Lilianne Ruiz, Rosa Maria Paya Posted on June 18, 2013 By Lilianne Ruíz HAVANA, Cuba, May, www.cubanet.org.- Rosa María Payá, daughter of the late leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, returned to Cuba after finishing a tour with the main objective of promoting an international investigation to clarify the [...] Continue reading

Leading Dissident Group ‘Ladies In White’ Want A Cuba Without Castro

Leading Dissident Group 'Ladies In White' Want A Cuba Without Castro Published April 28, 2013 Fox News Latino CORAL GABLES, FL – APRIL 27: Berta Soler, co-founder of the Ladies in White, and current leader of the Cuban opposition group leads a cheer as she visits with Cuban exiles during an event at Merrick Park [...] Continue reading
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