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Despite Fidel Castro’s death, few expect rapid political changes in Cuba

Despite Fidel Castro’s death, few expect rapid political changes in Cuba Tracy Wilkinson, Patrick J. McDonnell and Cecilia Sanche For Amalia Cortes, a loyal member of Cuba’s “revolutionary” generation, there is no question that Fidel Castro helped transform the country for the better. “Of course I will be in the Plaza de la Revolución to […] Continue reading

Cuba rejects Trump’s call for negotiations on human rights

Cuba rejects Trump’s call for negotiations on human rights September 29, 2016 HAVANA (AP) — A top Cuban diplomat on Wednesday rejected Donald Trump’s threat to undo detente with Cuba unless the single-party government meets the Republican presidential candidate’s demands. Trump said in Miami this month that he would reverse President Barack Obama’s executive orders […] 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

Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens”

Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura Chinchilla The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances, professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere, address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba, to express the following: We celebrate […] Continue reading

Declaration from Cuba’s Independent Civil Society in Advance of Obama’s Visit to the Island

Declaration from Cuba’s Independent Civil Society in Advance of Obama’s Visit to the Island Posted on March 20, 2016 Declaration from Cuba’s Independent Civil Society 19 March 2018 The March 20 to 22 visit [to Cuba] of Mr. Barack Obama, president of the United States, in the company of his wife, Mrs. Michelle Obama, closes […] Continue reading

Cuba, Burma and Obama

Cuba, Burma and Obama / Antonio Rodiles Posted on February 2, 2016 Martin Luther King Jr.: This “wait” has almost always meant “never.”* Antonio Rodiles, 1 February 2016 — More than a year after the announcement of the restoration of relations between the United States government and the Havana regime, the direction that the political […] 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

For Pope Francis, an unfinished mission in Cuba

For Pope Francis, an unfinished mission in Cuba By Nick Miroff September 12 at 9:25 AM HAVANA — Pope John Paul II’s groundbreaking trip to Cuba in 1998 made such an impression on the Rev. Jorge Mario Bergoglio that he wrote a book about it. Bergoglio’s “Dialogues Between John Paul II and Fidel Castro” was […] Continue reading

Don’t Celebrate America’s Diplomatic Opening to Cuba

Don’t Celebrate America’s Diplomatic Opening to Cuba By Ana Quintana August 19, 2015 On Friday August 14, John Kerry is slated to arrive in Havana, where he will formally reopen the United States’ embassy on the island. It will be the first time a U.S. Secretary of State has set foot in Cuba in 70 […] Continue reading

Redefining the Cuban Opposition After 17 December

Redefining the Cuban Opposition After 17 December / Cubanet, Alexis Jardines Chacon Posted on August 12, 2015 Cubanet, Alexis Jardines Chacon, Miami, 7 August 2015 – The First National Cuban Conference will be held August 13-15 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is an event that Cubans United of Puerto Rico have been preparing for […] Continue reading

“If You Keep Bothering Me, I’ll Have Them Call the Police,” Says Cardinal Jaime Ortega

“If You Keep Bothering Me, I’ll Have Them Call the Police,” Says Cardinal Jaime Ortega / Ivan Garcia Posted on July 6, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 4 July 2015 — Diplomacy does not seem to be Cardinal Jaime Ortega’s strongpoint. The archbishop of Havana behaved badly to a group of anti-Castro activists who were distributing a […] Continue reading

Cuba has failed to expand freedom

Cuba has failed to expand freedom BY JAMES C. CASON jimccason@yahoo.com It is unfortunate that the discussion about U.S.-Cuba relations remains so focused on the embargo. It obscures developments within Cuba and excludes considerations on what should be done to free Cubans to choose their own destiny. Cubans aspire to live in a democracy and […] Continue reading

Temper hope with realism

CUBA: Temper hope with realism Updated: Apr 17, 2015 7:46 PM John David Dyche By John David Dyche WDRB Contributor LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Some of the reactions to President Barack Obama’s decision to reform U.S.-Cuban relations has bordered on idealization of that place 90 miles off Florida’ shores that President John F. Kennedy called […] Continue reading

Castro backers disrupt activist meeting at Americas Summit

Castro backers disrupt activist meeting at Americas Summit BY JOSHUA GOODMAN AND ANDREA RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS 04/09/2015 7:30 PM 04/09/2015 7:30 PM PANAMA CITY A group of pro-government Cubans muscled their way into a closed-door meeting of grassroots activists Thursday, disrupting for the second day in a row a tension-filled meeting ahead of this week’s […] Continue reading

Dissident leaders carry a united message to the Americas Summit in Panama

Dissident leaders carry a united message to the Americas Summit in Panama / 14ymedio, EFE Posted on April 4, 2015 14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 3 April 2015 –Several leaders of the Cuban opposition and independent civil society made public Friday a document title “A United Message to the Seventh Summit of the Americas” under the slogan “Yo […] Continue reading

A United Message to the Seventh Summit of the Americas

A United Message to the Seventh Summit of the Americas / Cuban Opposition, Civil Society and Democratic Social Actors Posted on April 4, 2015 Cuban Pro-democracy Organizations on the Island and in Exile bring: A UNITED MESSAGE TO THE SEVENTH SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS Cuban Opposition, Civil Society and Democratic Social Actors The Summits of […] Continue reading
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