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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Yoani Sanchez, Cuba's most popular blogger, has been beaten up by thugs for the offence of describing life under the Castro regime

Yoani Sanchez, Cuba's most popular blogger, has been beaten up by thugs
for the offence of describing life under the Castro regime
By Andrew Hamilton in Mexico City
Published: 5:47PM GMT 28 Nov 2009

With her platted hair and bookish demeanour, Yoani Sanchez does not look
like a threat to the Cuban State. But her blog, an acerbic critique of
the hypocrisies… Continue reading

REPRESIÓN SIN ESCRÚPULOS

REPRESIÓN SIN ESCRÚPULOS
2009-11-28.
Ignacio Estrada Cepero, Periodista Independiente, Centro de Información
Hablemos Press

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Habana. El pasado viernes 20 de
noviembre, un grupo de compatriotas fueron cruelmente golpeados por una
orquesta instrumentada por el aparato represor que por cinco largas
décadas han doblegado por la fuerza a toda la nación cubana.

La prensa oficial los tildó de mercenarios… Continue reading

SE INCREMENTA LA REPRESIÓN Y AUMENTA LA CRIMINALIDAD EN CUBA

SE INCREMENTA LA REPRESIÓN Y AUMENTA LA CRIMINALIDAD EN CUBA
2009-11-28.
Igancaio Estrada Cepero, Centro de Información Hablemos Press

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Habana. La Policía Nacional
Revolucionaria refuerza la represión y asedio contra sitios de encuentro
de la comunidad lesbianas, gay, bisexuales y trasgéneros (LGBT) en Cuba.
La presencia de uniformados en lugares de reunión es algo persistente e
inoportuno dentro… Continue reading

Same old Cuba: Tyranny pervades

Same old Cuba: Tyranny pervades
Saturday, November 28, 2009

No one should be surprised that Raul Castro's July 2006 assumption of
power from his ill brother has yet to free the Cuban people from heinous
repression by their island nation's Communist regime.

Thus, the U.S. must not use this regime "change" — a distinction
without a difference — as a reason to… Continue reading

New Castro, Same Cuba, Same Ignorant Apologists

New Castro, Same Cuba, Same Ignorant Apologists
Posted by Lloyd Billingsley on Nov 25th, 2009 and filed under FrontPage.

New Castro, Same Cuba, a new report from Human Rights Watch, notes that
under Raul Castro, Fidel's brother, Cuba continues to harass and
imprison dissidents. The criminal code punishes "dangerousness," which
punishes such crimes as handing out the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights,… Continue reading

EU official suggests shift in policy on Cuba

EU official suggests shift in policy on Cuba
By Tom Evans, CNN
November 23, 2009 8:26 p.m. EST

* EU official suggests less emphasis on human rights in Cuba policy
* Signs suggest new EU president will soften policy toward island nation
* Many members of U.S. Congress support a relaxation of travel ban to Cuba

(CNN) — A European Union commissioner… Continue reading

Cuba's embargo must go

Cuba's embargo must go

It's time to end the counterproductive sanctions against Cuba, which
have only served to strengthen its brutal regime

John Keenan
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 November 2009 14.00 GMT

This month Europe celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the collapse
of the iron curtain. Tribute was paid the role the US played in helping
to speed the demise of totalitarian… Continue reading

Freedom has no double standard

Posted on Saturday, 11.21.09
Freedom has no double standard
BY JOE CARDONA
jccigar@aol.com

Among the few things that Cubans can count on after 50 years under the
rule of the Castro brothers is the subhuman, Draconian methods with
which the regime lashes out against those who dare disagree.

The deafening silence from supposed freedom lovers around the globe, the
United States and,… Continue reading

Represión en Cuba

Represión en Cuba
22/11/2009

El relevo de Fidel Castro por su hermano Raúl despertó hace ya más de
tres años esperanzas de suavización de la dictadura cubana. Suscitó
también expectativas sobre un cambio en los rígidos esquemas económicos
comunistas de la isla que mejorara la vida de los cubanos. La ilusión se
acrecentó con la llegada al poder de Barack Obama, del… Continue reading

THE VARELA PROJECT, HOPE UNDER CROSSFIRE

THE VARELA PROJECT, HOPE UNDER CROSSFIRE
2009-11-21.
Coordinating Council of the Christian Liberation Movement

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- With this document, today we begin the
publication of a series of reports, denunciations and declarations about
the Varela Project, the repression and attacks suffered by its
organizers, the government and its allies' maneuvers used to confuse,
silence, and discourage the citizenry and public opinion,… Continue reading

Still in agony

Posted on Friday, 11.20.09
Still in agony
OUR OPINION: Rights report shows Cuba's new boss same as old boss

The title of the latest Human Rights Watch report on Cuba succinctly
describes the dismal state of civil liberties on the island since Raúl
Castro took over for his ailing brother in July of 2006: “New Castro,
Same Cuba.''

Anyone who thought that… Continue reading

MÁS REPRESIÓN Y CORRUPCIÓN, EL BINOMIO DE RAÚL CASTRO

MÁS REPRESIÓN Y CORRUPCIÓN, EL BINOMIO DE RAÚL CASTRO
2009-11-19.
Elías Amor, Economista ULC.

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Dos informes recientes de Transparency
International y de la organización Human Rights Watch han venido a
confirmar que los cambios propuestos por Raúl Castro al inicio de su
mandato se han quedado en simples promesas que, en ningún caso, han
servido para mejorar la situación… Continue reading

Stand firm, America

Posted on Thursday, 11.19.09
CUBA
Stand firm, America
BY BERTA ANTUNEZ PERNET
bantunezpernet@gmail.com

Afew weeks ago, Cuban State Security agents beat up on the streets of
Havana the internationally known Cuban writer and blogger Yoani Sánchez.
The international community condemned the attack.

Some wonder why the Cuban government would attack Yoani at a time when
the government of the United States is… Continue reading

Raúl Castro mantiene intacta la represión en Cuba

Raúl Castro mantiene intacta la represión en Cuba
Human Rights Watch reclama más presión internacional al régimen
castrista en favor de los presos políticos

MAITE RICO – Madrid – 18/11/2009

El traspaso de poderes de Fidel Castro a su hermano Raúl, en julio de
2006, desató en Cuba una esperanza de cambio, alentada por el propio
régimen. Tres años después, la realidad… Continue reading

Report Says Castro Brother Retains Tactics of Repression

Report Says Castro Brother Retains Tactics of Repression
By REUTERS
Published: November 18, 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Raúl Castro has kept the system his brother Fidel
used to repress critics in Cuba, Human Rights Watch said in a report
released Wednesday, with tactics that include imprisoning people on the
charge of being "dangerous" and refusing to free scores of people who
were… Continue reading

US rights group finds abuses rife in Raul's Cuba

US rights group finds abuses rife in Raul's Cuba
By WILLIAM C. MANN (AP)

WASHINGTON — Human Rights Watch says conditions in Cuba have not
improved under Raul Castro and in some ways are worse than they had been
when his brother Fidel was president.

In a report released Wednesday, the group accuses Raul Castro's
government of systematic repression and creating "a… Continue reading

Raúl Castro Imprisons Critics, Crushes Dissent – HRW

Cuba: Raúl Castro Imprisons Critics, Crushes Dissent
Obama Should Replace Failed Embargo With Effective Multilateral Policy
November 18, 2009

"In his three years in power, Raúl Castro has been just as brutal as his
brother. Cubans who dare to criticize the government live in perpetual
fear, knowing they could wind up in prison for merely expressing their
views."
José Miguel Vivanco, Americas… Continue reading

Rare for tourists to speak up in Cuba

Rare for tourists to speak up in Cuba
Idea is refreshing, but unlikely
By Frank Calzon
November 18, 2009

Because of years of environmental abuse, a number of species are rare in
Cuba, but none more so than a foreign tourist willing to speak up in the
face of political repression there.

A case in point is the beating by Cuban police… Continue reading

Yoani y el muro de la represión

Publicado el miércoles, 11.18.09
Yoani y el muro de la represión
By MIRTA OJITO

Como los que recuerdan dónde estaban y qué estaban haciendo cuando
asesinaron al presidente Kennedy o cuando Neil Armstrong caminó en la
Luna, sé dónde estaba y qué estaba haciendo el día en que derribaron el
Muro de Berlín. No digo cuando se “cayó'' porque no se cayó… Continue reading

REPRESIÓN POLICIAL AUMENTA, LAS PRISIONES SON TESTIGOS

CUBA: REPRESIÓN POLICIAL AUMENTA, LAS PRISIONES SON TESTIGOS
2009-11-18.
Jorge Alberto Liriano Linares, Prisionero Político

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Camagüey, Cerámica Roja, 13 de noviembre.
La represión policial aumenta en las calles de esta provincia centro
oriental de la isla.
Las fuerzas represivas que se encargan de controlar el orden interno
empleando indiscriminadamente la violencia, empuñando y disparando
sus armas contra un pueblo… Continue reading

Denuncian en Cuba hasta 90 actos de represión política en octubre

CONTRA ANCIANOS Y DISCAPACITADOS, ENTRE OTROS

Denuncian en Cuba hasta 90 actos de represión política en octubre

Coincidiendo con la grave situación de Marta Beatriz Roque, que ha
explicado a esRadio Vladimiro Roca, la ONG Solidaridad Española con Cuba
ha revelado el informe de octubre en materia de violaciones de derechos
humanos en Cuba que concluye que el grado de represión en… Continue reading

Stifling Voices Of Freedom In Cuba

Stifling Voices Of Freedom In Cuba
13 November 2009

Change comes slowly in Cuba, even when it starts at the top. Despite
expectations of reforms when Raul Castro became president last year and
some signs of easing, the island nation remains a tightly controlled
central economy under a Communist regime that suppresses freedom of
speech and other civil liberties.

The Castro government… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents ramp up protest with fast

Cuban dissidents ramp up protest with fast
By Arthur Brice, CNN
November 14, 2009 — Updated 0215 GMT (1015 HKT)

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

* Group of Cuban dissidents have started a liquid-only fast at a
house in Havana
* Dissident vowed that the remaining nine protesters in the house
will continue their protest
* Anti-dissident protests at the house are "acts of repudiation,"… Continue reading

REPRESIÓN CONTRA SINDICALISTAS INDEPENDIENTES

REPRESIÓN CONTRA SINDICALISTAS INDEPENDIENTES
2009-11-13.
Héctor Julio Cedeno Negrín, Periodista Independiente

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Los sindicalistas independientes Minaldo
Ramos Salgado, ex-preso político y Vice-Presidente de la Confederación
de Trabajadores Independientes de Cuba, CTIC, y los activistas Lázaro
Jaime Sarduy y Yoander Farrés Delgado miembros del Sindicato de
Bici-Taxis, fueron reprimidos fuertemente, en los últimos días.

Minaldo Ramos fue amenazado por el jefe… Continue reading

DECLARATION OF THE CUBA´S WORKING GROUP OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

DECLARATION OF THE CUBA´S WORKING GROUP OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR
HUMAN RIGHTS
2009-11-12.
René Gómez Manzano, President of the Cuba´s Working Group of the
International Society for Human Rights

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- The Cuba's Working Group of the
International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) issues the present
Declaration in order to condemn the outrage perpetrated several days ago
by a group… Continue reading

Reality defeated communist theory

Posted on Tuesday, 11.10.09
KARL MARX
Reality defeated communist theory
BY CARLOS MONTANER
www.firmapress.com

Twenty years ago, the rubble of the Berlin Wall crashed down loudly onto
Marxism and pulverized it. Something that, paradoxically, confirmed
Marx's opinion about theories, which he explained in his Theses on
Feuerbach: “It is in practice that man must prove the truth, i.e., the
reality and power,… Continue reading

Cuban crackdown part of worldwide attack on internet dissidents

Cuban crackdown part of worldwide attack on internet dissidents
Bobbie Johnson, San Francisco
guardian.co.uk, Monday 9 November 2009 08.29 GMT

Freedom of speech campaigners are railing against the repression of
bloggers around the world, following claims by a prominent Cuban
dissident that she was beaten up for her online activities.

Yoani Sánchez, an author and blogger who has forged a reputation… Continue reading

La Lucha: The Human Cost Of Economic Repression In Cuba

La Lucha: The Human Cost Of Economic Repression In Cuba
by Patricia Linderman for the Foundation For Economic Education

As I opened the gate of the high security fence around my yard in
Havana, a black woman in her 30s glanced left and right and quickly
wheeled her rusty Chinese bicycle inside. Her name was Marta, and she
was wearing a pair… Continue reading

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