Represión – Cuba – Repression

Monthly Archives: May 2009

Juan Juan Almeida's letter, translated by The Miami Herald

Posted on Friday, 05.29.09
Juan Juan Almeida's letter, translated by The Miami Herald
30 June 2006

My dear Loisi. Pardon me, Lieut. Col. Loisi:

I have an odd mania to not proofread my letters and to send them out
just the way I write them; but you must understand that when I wrote
''dear'' I was very far from expressing any kind… Continue reading

Cuba must fully restore political and economic freedoms

May 27, 2009
Cuba must fully restore political and economic freedoms
by Ray Walser, Ph.D.

Even before his inauguration, President Barack Obama promised to improve
relations with Cuba. He has since taken steps to let Cuban-Americans
travel freely to the island and send more remittances. And Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton has authorized talks with Cuban officials and
opened the door for… Continue reading

CONTINÚA INTENSA REPRESIÓN CONTRA EL MOVIMIENTO DEMOCRÁTICO

CONTINÚA INTENSA REPRESIÓN CONTRA EL MOVIMIENTO DEMOCRÁTICO
2009-05-28.
Ana Aguililla Saladrigas, Periodista Independiente

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Habana, 26 de mayo del 2009.- Durante
los últimos días varios opositores han informado haber sido objeto de
represiones por parte de la policía política.

El día 20 de mayo detuvieron a Luís Ricardo Learas Pérez, activista del
Movimiento 30 de noviembre durante unas horas… Continue reading

No progress? No relief

Posted on Wednesday, 05.27.09
Cuba: No progress? No relief
BY RAY WALSER
www.heritage.org

Even before his inauguration, President Obama promised to improve
relations with Cuba. He has since taken steps to let Cuban Americans
travel freely to the island and send more remittances. And Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton has authorized talks with Cuban officials and
opened the door for Cuba's possible… Continue reading

Why being a Castro apologist is still considered okay

Why being a Castro apologist is still considered okay
May 21, 8:49 PM · 4 comments

This thug has always gotten a free ride from the Left.

My column of March 25, "A Semester in Cuba must address Communism,"
provoked an unexpected barrage of comments, ranging from the occasional
nod of agreement and support to the most vociferous denunciations – and
quite… Continue reading

CUBA, UNA POTENCIA MÉDICA

CUBA, UNA POTENCIA MÉDICA
2009-05-21.
Lisbán Hernández Sánchez, Buró de Información de la Comisión Martiana

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Malas condiciones de vida en Hospital
"Miguel Enrique" del capitalino municipio 10 de Octubre, por mal
servicio de su personal, trae como consecuencia el descontento de la
población.

Una frase muy popular en bocas de pacientes cubanos: "Cuba es una
potencia médica", con la… Continue reading

Cuba – Annual Report 2008 RSF

Cuba – Annual Report 2008

Area: 110,860 sq.km.
Population: 11,267,000.
Language: Spanish.
(Acting) Head of state: Raúl Castro.

Uncertainty hangs over the Castro regime and the closely-watched foreign
media has to tread carefully. The Havana correspondent of the US daily
Chicago Tribune, Gary Marx, and his colleague from the Mexican daily El
Universal, César Gonzáles-Calero, had their press cards cancelled on… Continue reading

La comparsita de Mariela

La comparsita de Mariela

Lucas Garve, Fundación por la Libertad de Expresión

LA HABANA, Cuba, 21 de mayo (www.cubanet.org) – El Día Mundial contra la
Homofobia se celebró públicamente en La Habana el sábado 16 de mayo a
golpe de rumbita. La prensa nacional destacó el Día del Campesino.
Agencias de prensa extranjera en La Habana reflejaron el hecho con… Continue reading

An independence day with nothing to cheer

Posted on Wednesday, 05.20.09
An independence day with nothing to cheer
OUR OPINION: As long as Cuba is not free, OAS should not invite its
membership

In South Florida, there will be proclamations and receptions Wednesday
marking the 107th anniversary of Cuba's independence from Spain.

But in Cuba, now in its 50th year of totalitarian rule under Fidel and
Raúl Castro, there… Continue reading

Rights Council needs to improve its record

Posted on Tuesday, 05.19.09
Rights Council needs to improve its record
OUR OPINION: U.S. has work cut out for it in trying to reform United
Nations agency

The Obama administration's decision to join the 47-member U.N. Human
Rights Council is a welcome sign that the United States will try to use
this forum to make a difference in protecting human rights around… Continue reading

CONTINÚA REPRESIÓN A OPOSITORES ARROYENSES

CONTINÚA REPRESIÓN A OPOSITORES ARROYENSES
2009-05-18.
Juan Mario Rodríguez, Corresponsal de Misceláneas de Cuba

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Habana.- En la mañana de ayer, 17 de
mayo, Luis Ricardo Learás Pérez fue contactado en su domicilio por tres
agentes del Departamento de Seguridad del Estado y conducido hacia la
unidad de la Policía Nacional Revolucionaria Capri ubicada en el
municipio Arroyo Naranjo.… Continue reading

Cuban Dissidents Shut Out of Conference on Cuban Revolution

Cuban Dissidents Shut Out of Conference on Cuban Revolution
By Kathy Xu
Epoch Times staff May 13, 2009

Despite the rain, a crowd of Cuban dissidents showed up to protest a
conference marking the 50th anniversary of the 1959 Cuban Revolution at
Queen's University in Kingston on Saturday.

Around 200 academics, business representatives, and Cuban government
officials attended "The Measure of a… Continue reading

TABAQUEROS DE LA FÁBRICA "LA CORONA", RECHAZAN MEDIDAS DE SEGURIDAD Y SE NIEGAN A TERMINAR JORNADA DE TRABAJO

TABAQUEROS DE LA FÁBRICA "LA CORONA", RECHAZAN MEDIDAS DE SEGURIDAD Y SE
NIEGAN A TERMINAR JORNADA DE TRABAJO
2009-05-13.
Lisbán Hernández Sánchez, Buró de Información de la Comisión Martiana
(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Tabaqueros de la Fábrica de tabacos "La
Corona", perteneciente a la Empresa de Tabaco Torcido "Miguel Fernández
Roing", ubicada en 20 de mayo y Marta Abreu, Municipio Cerro; se niegan… Continue reading

REPRESIÓN EN SANTIAGO DE CUBA CONTRA ACTIVISTAS DE DERECHOS HUMANOS Y OPOSITORES

REPRESIÓN EN SANTIAGO DE CUBA CONTRA ACTIVISTAS DE DERECHOS HUMANOS Y
OPOSITORES
2009-05-10.
Eduardo Torres Hernández, Colaborador desde Santiago de Cuba del Centro
de Información Hablemos Press, CIHPRESS, y activista del Partido
Republicano de Cuba

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Santiago de Cuba, 6 de mayo.- Como parte
del aumento de la represión en Cuba, desde el día 5 de mayo han sido
citados… Continue reading

Cuba democracy activists chide CBC members for Castro meeting

May 6, 2009
Cuba democracy activists chide CBC members for Castro meeting

by Mosheh Oinounou

Cuban pro-democacy advocates went up to Capitol Hill Wednesday to call
on legislators who recently met with former Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro
to address human rights concerns on the island.

Activist Berta Antunez visited the offices of Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA),
Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Laura Richardson… Continue reading

MIENTRAS SE CELEBRA EL DÍA MUNDIA POR LA LIBERTAD DE PRENSA, LA REPRESIÓN EN CUBA SE RECRUDECE

MIENTRAS SE CELEBRA EL DÍA MUNDIA POR LA LIBERTAD DE PRENSA, LA
REPRESIÓN EN CUBA SE RECRUDECE
2009-05-06.
Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez, Periodista Independiente, Director del
Centro de Información Hablemos Press, CIHPRESS, y Vice-presidente
primero del Consejo de Relatores de Derechos Humanos en Cuba

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Habana, Cuba, 4 de abril.- Mientras
organizaciones que defienden la libertad de expresión… Continue reading

Sister of Cuban activist 'Antúnez' to deliver letter to Congress

Posted on Wednesday, 05.06.09
Sister of Cuban activist 'Antúnez' to deliver letter to Congress
BY LESLEY CLARK
lclark@MiamiHerald.com

WASHINGTON — With efforts to open Cuba to travel and trade heating up
on Capitol Hill, the sister of a prominent Cuban democracy activist
plans Wednesday to deliver a letter from her brother decrying three
members of the Congressional Black Caucus for meeting with… Continue reading

A Cuban blogger confronts 'silent repression'

A Cuban blogger confronts 'silent repression'
By Laritza Diversent

Why write a blog? My reasons might not be convincing, but to me, they
are enough. The most important paper in my country is Granma, the
official organ of the Communist Party in Cuba. You open it, you read it,
and you don't see anything. Nothing about the day that we are living… Continue reading

Amnsety International: Cuba: Fear for safety : AMR 25/003/2009

PUBLIC AI Index: AMR 25/003/2009
30 March 2009
UA 89/09 Fear for safety

CUBA Jorge Luis García Pérez, usually known as Antúnez (m), activist

Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera (f), his wife

Carlos Michael Morales Rodriguez (m), journalist

Diosiris Santana Pérez (m)

Ernesto Mederos Arrozarena (m)

Activist and political dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, usually known
as Antúnez, began a hunger strike on… Continue reading

Will Havana reduce repression?

Posted on Saturday, 04.25.09
Will Havana reduce repression?
BY FRANK CALZON
frank.calzon@cubacenter.org

President Barack Obama just returned from Trinidad & Tobago where he met
with hemispheric heads of state. The one missing, Cuba was on
everybody's mind. The question most often asked was: “When will the
United States lift the failed trade embargo and normalize relations with
Cuba?

The media thrive on… Continue reading

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