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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a Fearful Death

Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a Fearful Death
By Miriam Celaya

Until last February 23rd, it seemed that the imprisonment of the Black
Spring 75 had been one of Castro's utmost blunders. The death of Orlando
Zapata Tamayo, one of the civic fighters entrapped back then by the
strong wave of repression unleashed by the dictatorship, goes to show
that the events that took… Continue reading

Imprisoned for 'dangerousness' in Cuba

Imprisoned for 'dangerousness' in Cuba
By Nik Steinberg
Saturday, February 27, 2010

Click. And then silence.

It was the sound I dreaded in my calls to Cuba. As I gathered testimony
from relatives of political prisoners, I never knew what an abrupt end
to the call meant.

Had the Cuban intelligence services cut the line, or was it just the
shoddy phone… Continue reading

CENTER FOR A FREE CUBA APPEALS TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, MORE HUNGER STRIKERS IN CUBA

CENTER FOR A FREE CUBA APPEALS TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, MORE HUNGER
STRIKERS IN CUBA
2010-02-27.
Frank Calzon, Executive Director, Center for a Free Cuba
(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).-

February 26, 2010

Mr. Claudio Cordone
Amnesty International
One Easton Street
London WCIX 0DW, UK

Dear Mr. Corone,
I am writing to ask Amnesty International to do everything it can to
gain access to Cuban… Continue reading

Is the Castro-friendly Cuba policy working?

Is the Castro-friendly Cuba policy working?
Friday, February 26, 2010

IN THE PAST few months, proponents of lifting U.S. and international
sanctions against Cuba have been gaining momentum. Their argument is
that the strategy of isolating the Castro regime has failed and that
more trade, more visits by Americans and more diplomatic engagement will
produce better results. The thaw they advocate is… Continue reading

Cuban hunger striker buried as security agents watch

Posted on Friday, 02.26.10
Cuban hunger striker buried as security agents watch
Cuban security agents kept a close eye as about 150 people, some
shouting against the government, attended the funeral of a political
prisoner who died on a hunger strike.
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Amid shouts of “down with the dictatorship'' despite a heavy Cuban
secret police presence, about 150… Continue reading

Cuba crackdown hardens

Cuba crackdown hardens
Article By: Carlos Batista
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:14

Police arrested dissidents across Cuba on Wednesday to prevent protests,
following the death by self starvation of Orlando Zapata that has drawn
international condemnation.

Zapata, an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience in jail since
2003, diedon Tuesday after an 85-day hunger strike protesting prison
conditions. He was 42.

Cuban President… Continue reading

Cuba arrests curb dissident fury over starvation death

Cuba arrests curb dissident fury over starvation death
CARLOS BATISTA
February 26, 2010

HAVANA: Police have arrested dissidents across Cuba to prevent protests
following the death by self-starvation of Orlando Zapata, which has
drawn international condemnation. Mr Zapata, an Amnesty International
prisoner of conscience in jail since 2003, died on Tuesday after an
85-day hunger strike protesting prison conditions. He was 42.… Continue reading

Death of Cuban prisoner of conscience on hunger strike must herald change

Death of Cuban prisoner of conscience on hunger strike must herald change
24 February 2010

Amnesty International has urged Cuban President Raúl Castro to
immediately and unconditionally release all prisoners of conscience
after a political activist died following a hunger strike.

Orlando Zapata Tamayo was reported to have been on hunger strike in
protest at prison conditions for several weeks before his… Continue reading

Cuba in crackdown after dissident's death

Cuba in crackdown after dissident's death
By Carlos Batista, Agence France-PresseFebruary 24, 2010 3:06 PM

HAVANA – Security agents detained dissidents across Cuba Wednesday to
prevent protests at the funeral of a leading political prisoner, an
activist said, after the death of the hunger-striking detainee sparked
international outrage.

Cuban President Raul Castro "regrets the death of Cuban prisoner Orlando
Zapata Tamayo, who… Continue reading

Rights group criticizes Cuba in prisoner's death

Rights group criticizes Cuba in prisoner's death
Reuters
By Jeff Franks Jeff Franks – Wed Feb 24, 2:52 pm ET

HAVANA (Reuters) – Amnesty International called the hunger strike death
of jailed Cuban activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo a "terrible indictment"
of repression on the island and urged Cuban President Raul Castro on
Wednesday to release all political prisoners.

The London-based human rights… Continue reading

Amnesty International demands change after Cuba dissident's death

Amnesty International demands change after Cuba dissident's death
Posted : Wed, 24 Feb 2010 16:16:11 GMT
By : dpa

Buenos Aires/London – Amnesty International (AI) Wednesday called for
change in Cuba and a probe of the death of a Cuban dissident who had
been on hunger strike for 83 days. "Amnesty International has urged
Cuban President Raul Castro to immediately and unconditionally… Continue reading

Cuba denies role in dissident death, detains more dissidents

Cuba denies role in dissident death, detains more dissidents
Feb 24, 2010, 21:40 GMT

Havana – The death of a hunger-striking Cuban dissident provoked
international outcry Wednesday as well as conflicting reactions from
Cuban authorities, who arrested and detained dozens in what dissidents
called 'a wave of political repression.'

Cuban President Raul Castro denied charges of any official wrongdoing in
the death… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents say they're being held at home after activist's death

Posted on Wednesday, 02.24.10
Cuban dissidents say they're being held at home after activist's death
By JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Cuban security forces, fearing protests over the hunger-strike death of
political prisoner Orlando Zapata, have detained or kept home at least
50 dissidents and deployed agents to the cemetery where he may be
buried, island activists said Wednesday.

Zapata's mother told supporters… Continue reading

Even Obama Can't Open Cuba's Clenched Fist

Even Obama Can't Open Cuba's Clenched Fist
Posted February 23rd, 2010 at 10:00am in American Leadership

Cuba's communist regime lashed out at the Obama Administration over the
weekend following bilateral meetings in Havana.

A visit by a senior State Department official — Principal Deputy
Assistant Secretary Craig Kelly – marked the highest-level contact thus
far. The chief aim of the visit: a… Continue reading

In Cuba Academic Freedom Does Not Exist

In Cuba Academic Freedom Does Not Exist

I have heard hundreds of times that the university – like a cemetery –
could not be invaded by the demons of repression. I imagined them
milling around the steps, without the power to enter this zone of
letters and mathematical formulas where the students are sheltered. But
this supposed immunity lived only in my… Continue reading

Cuba libera a cuatro presos políticos pero aumenta represión, según comisión

18-02-2010 / 18:20 h

(CUBA) SOCIEDAD-SALUD,SOLIDARIDAD-DERECHOS

Cuba libera a cuatro presos políticos pero aumenta represión, según comisión

La Comisión Cubana de Derechos Humanos y Reconciliación Nacional
(CCDHRN) agrega en un informe que "en el mes de diciembre de 2009
documentamos por lo menos 93 casos de personas detenidas y en el mes de
enero de 2010 confirmamos por lo menos 113 detenciones… Continue reading

El Comité Cubano Pro Derechos Humanos pide a España que interceda para que acabe la 'feroz represión'

El Comité Cubano Pro Derechos Humanos pide a España que interceda para
que acabe la 'feroz represión'
Jueves 18 de Febrero de 2010 12:17 Agencias

El Comité Cubano Pro Derechos Humanos pidió a España que interceda por
el pueblo cubano y para que acabe la "feroz represión" contra todo
movimiento cívico en la Isla, informó EFE.

La organización, con sede en Miami,… Continue reading

Journalist deaths 'reach record level' in 2009

Journalist deaths 'reach record level' in 2009

Seventy journalists were killed in 2009, making it the worst year since
records began 30 years ago, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.

A massacre of 31 journalists in the Philippines and other deaths took
the total past the 2007 record of 67.

Some 150 journalists are currently in jail, including 23 in Iran where… Continue reading

SIGUE LA REPRESIÓN CONTRA LA IGLESIA

SIGUE LA REPRESIÓN CONTRA LA IGLESIA
2010-02-17.
Pr. Manuel A. Morejón Soler

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Ciudad de la Habana, 16 de febrero del
2010.- Recientemente tuve una entrevista con el Apóstol Carlos Montoya,
en la cual me relató que a algunos de los pastores y evangelistas de la
Obra que él representa han sido detenidos y hasta multados por estar
evangelizando en… Continue reading

CANDIDATO POR EL CAMBIO EN CUBA, SILVIO BENÍTEZ MÁRQUEZ DENUNCIA REPRESIÓN

CANDIDATO POR EL CAMBIO EN CUBA, SILVIO BENÍTEZ MÁRQUEZ DENUNCIA REPRESIÓN
2010-02-17.
Víctor Manuel León Piloto, Corresponsal del Centro de Información
Hablemos Press

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Punta Brava. —El Presidente del Partido
Liberal de la República de Cuba, una organización opositora, denunció
represión contra sus miembros, quienes se preparan para participar como
candidatos opositores en las votaciones oficiales de abril que se… Continue reading

"Venecuba", a single nation

The Americas
Venezuela and Cuba

"Venecuba", a single nation
Hugo Chávez, as he drafts in ever more Cuban aides to shore up his
regime, is fulfilling a longstanding dream of Fidel Castro's
Feb 11th 2010 | CARACAS | From The Economist print edition
AP

IN A small fishing village on the Caribbean coast of Venezuela stands a
plinth. Unveiled by government officials… Continue reading

Un líder de la revolución, experto en represión, metido a electricista

Un líder de la revolución, experto en represión, metido a electricista
Ramiro Valdés | El procónsul de Fidel en Caracas
Fecha de publicación:
14/2/2010

Ramiro Valdés Menéndez, de 77 años de edad, uno de los supervivientes de
la generación de militares cubanos que lucharon en Sierra Maestra y
acompañaron a los hermanos Castro en su ascenso al poder, es el hombre
elegido… Continue reading

U.S.-Cuba rapprochement? Not anytime soon

U.S.-Cuba rapprochement? Not anytime soon
Posted By Josh Rogin Tuesday, February 9, 2010 – 6:33 PM Share

At last week's Senate Intelligence committee hearing, top officials
acknowledged that President Obama's campaign promise to drastically
alter U.S. policy toward Cuba is meeting some significant roadblocks.

"Cuba has demonstrated few signs of wanting a closer relationship with
the United States," DNI Adm. Dennis Blair… Continue reading

Chavez's (Cuban) Electric Personality

Chavez's (Cuban) Electric Personality
by Gustavo Coronel
02/08/2010

The deteriorating Venezuelan social and political situation is turning
into an open national crisis that could accelerate Hugo Chavez's ouster
from the presidency.

One of the sectors on the brink of total collapse is electricity, due to
lack of the required investments during the last ten years. Although oil
is plentiful in the country,… Continue reading

Chávez entrega a Cuba el control de la represión estudiantil

El «ciberpolicía» Ramiro Valdés, héroe de la revolución, se instala en
Caracas
Chávez entrega a Cuba el control de la represión estudiantil
5 Febrero 10 – H. Montero

.MADRID- El nombramiento del comandante cubano y héroe de la revolución
Ramiro Valdés, uno de los pesos pesados del régimen castrista, al frente
de la gestión de la crisis energética que vive Venezuela ha… Continue reading

El Partido Popular Europeo expondrá ante el Parlamento las violaciones de los DDHH en Cuba

El Partido Popular Europeo expondrá ante el Parlamento las violaciones
de los DDHH en Cuba
Autor y Ciudad:
Agencias

El Partido Popular Europeo (PPE) expondrá ante el Parlamento Europeo las
violaciones de los Derechos Humanos en Cuba, las denuncias de represión
contra los disidentes y la situación de los presos políticos en la isla,
informó este jueves el diputado por Madrid del… Continue reading

UNA FARSA MÁS DE LA DICTADURA CUBANA

UNA FARSA MÁS DE LA DICTADURA CUBANA
2010-02-05.
Julio Beltrán Iglesias, ALAS, Corresponsal de Misceláneas de Cuba

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Una vez más nuestro gobierno ignora a su
pueblo, al reunirse con cubanos exiliados en el extranjero para discutir
temas de gran intereses para lograr una democracia en Cuba, otra de las
patrañas de este gobierno para mostrar a la opinión pública… Continue reading

Chávez ha convocado a Ramiro Valdés para 'diseñar' la represión, dicen exiliados venezolanos y cubanos

Chávez ha convocado a Ramiro Valdés para 'diseñar' la represión, dicen
exiliados venezolanos y cubanos
Autor y Ciudad:
Agencias

Varios grupos venezolanos y exiliados cubanos en Estados Unidos
advirtieron este miércoles de que el presidente Hugo Chávez aumentará la
represión contra la disidencia en su país con ayuda del ministro cubano
de la Informática y las Comunicaciones, Ramiro Valdés, a quien
calificaron… Continue reading

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