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‘We have an advantage. We’re not scared.’ A former political prisoner to run in the ‘elections’

‘We have an advantage. We’re not scared.’ A former political prisoner to run in the ‘elections’ YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 12 de Abril de 2017 – 12:10 CEST. ‘We will take the voter’s voice wherever necessary’, says José Díaz Silva. For his anti-Government activism José Díaz Silva has received four jail sentences […] Continue reading

One Family. Six Decades. Myriad Views of Fidel Castro’s Revolution.

One Family. Six Decades. Myriad Views of Fidel Castro’s Revolution. By DAMIEN CAVE NOV. 27, 2016 HAVANA — When Fidel Castro rode victoriously into Havana on Jan. 8, 1959, Juan Montes Torre rushed into the streets to cheer. A poor, uneducated laborer from the eastern countryside of Cuba, he had arrived in the capital a […] Continue reading

Cuba’s exiles face a transitional stage

Cuba’s exiles face a transitional stage MICHAEL H. MIRANDA | Arkansas | 14 Abr 2016 – 6:02 pm. President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba last March prompts the pondering of some questions about the present and future of Cuba’s community of exiles. Is it on its way to becoming a historical fiction, or is it […] Continue reading

‘The only thing they can´t take from me is my body’

‘The only thing they can´t take from me is my body’ ERNESTO SANTANA | La Habana | 5 Oct 2015 – 12:05 pm. A look of the career and meaning of the artist Danilo Maldonado (‘El Sexto’). Danilo Maldonado, aka “El Sexto” and Tania Bruguera were the protagonists, albeit absent, behind the last Bienal de […] Continue reading

With restored US-Cuba ties, a long trip home for Miami Cubans

With restored US-Cuba ties, a long trip home for Miami Cubans Many expected Cuban-Americans to rise up in anger at the restoring of relations. That hasn’t happened. Instead, a yearning has taken hold among both younger generations and older exiles to know the Cuba of today. By Ariel Zirulnick Raul Moas’s family has a 1982 […] Continue reading

The State of Cuba

The State of Cuba Text by Azam Ahmed and Victoria Burnett. SEPT. 18, 2015 Battered Chevys still course up and down the broad avenues, and photos of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara still paper the city like campaign posters. But you can also try the sumptuous seafood risotto at a high-end paladar, or watch a […] Continue reading

The Cuban Money Crisis

The Cuban Money Crisis The biggest change to the island’s economy isn’t the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations April 1, 2015 by Patrick Symmes The currency crisis starts about 75 feet into Cuba. I land in the late afternoon and, after clearing customs, step into the busy arrivals hall of Havana’s airport looking for help. I […] Continue reading

Exiled Ladies in White members demand leader’s resignation after YouTube video

Exiled Ladies in White members demand leader’s resignation after YouTube video NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 02/18/2015 7:38 PM 02/18/2015 11:07 PM After appearing before two recent U.S. congressional hearings seeking freedom for political prisoners and respect for human rights in Cuba, the leader of Ladies in White now faces calls for her resignation from exiled […] Continue reading

Cuban journalist arrested for second time in a month

Cuban journalist arrested for second time in a month Published on October 4, 2014 HAVANA, Cuba (RSF) — The National Revolutionary Police in Cuba have arrested and threatened independent journalist Bernardo Arévalo for the second time in a less than month. This time they arrested both him and his wife as they were travelling to […] Continue reading

Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

Marta Beatriz Roque, Injured by State Security

Marta Beatriz Roque, Injured by State Security / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on November 22, 2013 On Tuesday we learned of the beating of Marta Beatriz. They didn’t just beat her, they also dragged her up the stairs, 31 steps, beating her neck and whole body. I did not ask Marta’s age but she is an […] Continue reading

Scandals involving Cuba raise concerns

Scandals involving Cuba raise concerns Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 9:58 pm A rusty North Korean ship hides 2 MiGs, munitions and radar systems — 240 tons of contraband weapons in all — under tons of sacks of Cuban sugar then gets stopped going through the Panama Canal. A former Cuban Interior Ministry colonel accused […] Continue reading

Ex-Cuban prisons official accused of abuse flees U.S. — again

Posted on Sunday, 08.11.13 Ex-Cuban prisons official accused of abuse flees U.S. — again BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM A former Cuban prisons official, who fled Miami after he was accused of abusing inmates and lying on his U.S. visa and residency documents, has apparently again left his latest U.S. home in a hurry, amid […] Continue reading

Who Provoked the Riot in the Guatao Women’s Prison

Who Provoked the Riot in the Guatao Women’s Prison / Dania Virgen Garcia Posted on August 5, 2013 Havana, Cuba, July 25, 2013, Dania Virgen Garcia / www.cubanet.org. A reliable source who asked to remain anonymous for reasons of safety — it is clear that this source is not political prisoner Sonia Garro, illegally confined […] Continue reading

Cuba’s ex-prisons chief — accused of human-rights abuses — is back in the U.S.

Posted on Thursday, 07.11.13 Cuba’s ex-prisons chief — accused of human-rights abuses — is back in the U.S. BY DAVID NORIEGA AND JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM A former Cuban prisons chief who was living in Miami and returned hastily to the island after he was accused of human-rights abuses is now back again in the [...] Continue reading

Complicity in Murder: Shades of Cuba in Benghazi

April 7, 2013 Complicity in Murder: Shades of Cuba in Benghazi By Janet Levy Almost seven months have passed since the attack on the Benghazi consulate building and nearby CIA annex by al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Sharia, in which four Americans were murdered, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Despite demands for further information into why the [...] Continue reading
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