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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Are Cuba's true martyrs a portent of a new 1989?

Are Cuba's true martyrs a portent of a new 1989?

In a godforsaken corner of the Western Hemisphere, a group of people
have decided to die for a cause and harm no one else in the process
Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Washington — From Wednesday's Globe and Mail Published on Tuesday, Mar.
30, 2010 5:38PM EDT Last updated on Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2010… Continue reading

Health of hunger-striking Cuban dissident worsens: mother

Health of hunger-striking Cuban dissident worsens: mother
AFP – Monday, March 29

HAVANA (AFP) – – Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who has been on a
full hunger strike for 28 days, has a staph infection and is in the
early stages of a battle against septic shock that could kill him, his
mother told AFP Sunday.

Farinas is the second case of… Continue reading

New chill enters US-Cuba relations after Obama's brief thaw

New chill enters US-Cuba relations after Obama's brief thaw

President Obama has made several goodwill gestures toward Havana, giving
US businesses the hope that Cuba relations could improve. But the Castro
regime appears unwilling to compromise.

By Howard LaFranchi, Staff writer / March 30, 2010
Washington

US business is setting its sights on Cuba, but the interest comes just
as President Obama… Continue reading

Who really jailed Alvarez Paz?

Posted on Tuesday, 03.30.10
Who really jailed Alvarez Paz?
BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER
www.firmaspress.com

Oswaldo Alvarez Paz is imprisoned in Caracas, but the tip of the chain
is in Havana. He is in a cell of the political police, denied the right
to bail.

The matter is serious. He may be the living Venezuelan politician most
respected outside his country. The international… Continue reading

Health of hunger-striking Cuban dissident worsens

Health of hunger-striking Cuban dissident worsens
Published on Monday, March 29, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who has been on
a full hunger strike for 28 days, has a staph infection and is in the
early stages of a battle against septic shock that could kill him, his
mother told AFP Sunday.

Farinas is the second case of… Continue reading

Shakira Supports Gloria Estefan's Freedom March

Shakira Supports Gloria Estefan's Freedom March
March 29, 2010 by Tim Saunders

Gloria Estefan led a massive march that attracted thousands of
demonstrators in Miami last week, and drew support from Shakira and Juanes.

"Today I join the call to action by Gloria Estefan to support the Ladies
In White, who are true heroines of our time, exemplars of female courage
and… Continue reading

Marcha o Concentracion?

Marcha o Concentracion?
Escrito por: Elsa I Pardo en Comunicación
on 28 03, 2010
Elsa I Pardo

Gloria y Emilio Estefan soñaron con una marcha que se convirtió en una
magestuosa concentración pacífica de mujeres y hombres vestidos de
blanco con sus gladiolos. Demostraron al mundo y a las Damas de Blanco,
unión, respaldo y solidaridad, desde la capital del exilio cubano,… Continue reading

More repression in Cuba

Posted on Friday, 03.26.10

More repression in Cuba
OUR OPINION: Cubans' pent-up frustration met with violence

President Obama's condemnation of repression in Cuba is a welcome if
somewhat belated acknowledgement of the campaign of “intensified
harassment'' that the Castro-run government is directing at Cubans who
dare to demand freedom and engage in nonviolent protests.

Such campaigns are business as usual for Cuba's… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents praise Obama, government silent

Cuban dissidents praise Obama, government silent
Jeff Franks
HAVANA
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:09pm EDT

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban dissidents applauded U.S. President Barack
Obama on Thursday for denouncing their ill treatment by the Cuban
government and said it had helped their cause.

Cuba

They praised him for standing by them in what appeared to be a new,
tougher turn for the… Continue reading

Obama toughens his stance over Cuba's crackdowns

Posted on Wednesday, 03.24.10
U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS

Obama toughens his stance over Cuba's crackdowns
The president censured Cuba's attacks on dissent as Gloria Estefan
prepared to lead a march Thursday in Miami's Little Havana to support
the Ladies in White.
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

President Barack Obama, in his harshest censure of Cuba's repression of
dissent, Wednesday said Havana had used “a… Continue reading

Obama pide el fin de la represión y la libertad de los presos políticos

Obama pide el fin de la represión y la libertad de los presos políticos
Jueves 25 de Marzo de 2010 00:04 Agencias

El presidente de EE UU, Barack Obama, pidió el "fin de la represión", la
puesta en libertad de todos los presos políticos y el respeto a los
derechos humanos en Cuba, reportó EFE.

En un comunicado distribuido por la Casa… Continue reading

Obama endurece el tono y pide fin a la "represión" en Cuba

Obama endurece el tono y pide fin a la "represión" en Cuba
(AFP)

WASHINGTON — El presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, endureció
este miércoles su tono contra Cuba, en un comunicado en el que pidió fin
a la "represión" política en la isla caribeña y reclamó la "liberación
de todos los presos políticos".

Los acontecimientos recientes, incluyendo la muerte de un… Continue reading

Cuban 'Lady in White' tells of police repression

Cuban 'Lady in White' tells of police repression
23 March 2010

Laura Pollan is one of the "Ladies in White", who has been demonstrating
in Havana for the release of relatives imprisoned for their criticism of
the Cuban government.

Her husband, HÃetor Fernando Maseda Gutierrez, 67, is an engineer and
independent journalist and one of 75 people arrested during a crackdown
by… Continue reading

Lo que más molesta a los hermanos Castro es que el mundo se entere de la represión

"Lo que más molesta a los hermanos Castro es que el mundo se entere de
la represión"

Así lo aseguró Ana Belkis Ferrer, una de Las Damas de Blanco. La mujer
tiene dos hermanos detenidos desde el 2003 por pensar distinto al
régimen castrista." El régimen está caído pero pareciera que sus últimos
recursos son hacer sufrir aun más a los presos",… Continue reading

Letter to Lula da Silva: "Cuba no longer a symbol, no longer a taboo"

Saturday, March 20th 2010 – 04:05 UTC

Letter to Lula da Silva: "Cuba no longer a symbol, no longer a taboo"

Brazil and the community of Latin American countries are the only ones
with the ability to influence the Cuban government's position on human
rights and media freedom, says a letter addressed to Brazilian president
Lula da Silva by Reporters Without Borders.… Continue reading

Exiliados protestan en Ginebra por la represión contra las Damas de Blanco

Exiliados protestan en Ginebra por la represión contra las Damas de Blanco
Jueves 18 de Marzo de 2010 17:14 Agencias

Una veintena de exiliados cubanos se congregó este jueves frente a la
sede europea de la ONU en Ginebra y criticó el "espectáculo bochornoso"
del "maltrato" a las Damas de Blanco durante su marcha del miércoles, en
La Habana.

"Las Damas de… Continue reading

EUROPE-CUBA NGO NETWORK CALLS FOR INCREASED FOCUS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY BY EU INSTITUTIONS

EUROPE-CUBA NGO NETWORK CALLS FOR INCREASED FOCUS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND
DEMOCRACY BY EU INSTITUTIONS

March 18, 2010.- Today, on the seventh anniversary of Cuba's „Black
Spring" the Europe-Cuba NGO Network calls on all EU Institutions to
increase their attention to issues of human rights and democracy on the
island and to utilize all appropriate measures to support Cuban civil
society efforts… Continue reading

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA de DAMAS DE BLANCO EN EEUU

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA de DAMAS DE BLANCO EN EEUU

Damas de Blanco reclaman libertad para prisioneros políticos y régimen
castrista desataviolencia policial contra ellas.

Las Damas de Blanco que residimos en Estados Unidos, condenamos la
violencia desatada en la mañana de hoy 17 de marzo por la policía
castrista contra un grupo de hermanas nuestras, a la salida de la
Iglesia de… Continue reading

"No existen tabúes cuando rige la represión": Reporteros sin Fronteras hace un llamado al presidente brasileño Lula

"No existen tabúes cuando rige la represión": Reporteros sin Fronteras
hace un llamado al presidente brasileño Lula

Señor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Presidente de la República Federal de Brasil
Palacio de Planalto, Brasilia, D.F.

Señor Presidente,
El trágico fallecimiento de Orlando Zapata Tamayo, el 23 de febrero
pasado, suscitó que los disidentes cubanos dirigieran sus demandas a
usted, que se encontraba… Continue reading

En Cuba, la represión no tiene límites

En Cuba, la represión no tiene límites
Lunes 15 de Marzo de 2010 22:40 Mary Simón, Ginebra

Dos años después de su excarcelación, el ex prisionero de conciencia
Alejandro González Raga no tiene dudas de que "el régimen no merece una
lágrima ni una víctima más ".

Raga conversa con DIARIO DE CUBA acerca de la muerte de Orlando Zapata
Tamayo y… Continue reading

World Opinion Joins to Mourn, and Save, the Lives of Cuba's Hunger Strikers

World Opinion Joins to Mourn, and Save, the Lives of Cuba's Hunger Strikers

Seven years ago this week, as the world was distracted by the start of
the war of in Iraq, the Cuban regime rounded up 75 journalists and other
democracy advocates, and subsequently sentenced them to decades-long
prison terms. Some have since been released for health reasons, but the
majority… Continue reading

Cuba: No more

Posted on Monday, 03.15.10
Cuba: No more
OUR OPINION: Castros deserve repeated condemnations

With a few outstanding exceptions like Václav Havel, former president of
Czechoslovakia, Europe's leaders have a deploraple history of painting a
smiley face on Cuba's police state.

Not one of them would willingly live under a 50-year dictatorship. Yet
faced with the abuses they would never tolerate within their… Continue reading

Las Damas de Blanco califican de 'indolente' a Miguel Bosé por relativizar la represión en la Isla

Las Damas de Blanco califican de 'indolente' a Miguel Bosé por
relativizar la represión en la Isla
Miércoles 10 de Marzo de 2010 19:20 DDC

Las Damas de Blanco calificaron de 'indolente' e 'insensible' al
cantante español Miguel Bosé por "mezclar fotos censuradas (en España)
con seres humanos que sufren tortura física y psicológica" en Cuba.

En una carta hecha pública este… Continue reading

No end to repression

No end to repression
From Monday's Globe and Mail Published on Monday, Mar. 08, 2010 12:00AM
EST Last updated on Monday, Mar. 08, 2010 3:31AM EST

Images of another emaciated and frail Cuban
dissident-turned-hunger-striker are a potent reminder of the frustration
and powerlessness felt by political opponents on this Caribbean island.

Guillermo Farinas, a 48-year-old psychologist and freelance writer,
stopped eating Feb.… Continue reading

Protests in Cuba must continue without hunger strikes, says dissident

Protests in Cuba must continue without hunger strikes, says dissident

Havana, Cuba, Mar 8, 2010 / 03:05 pm (CNA).- The president of the
Christian Liberation Movement in Cuba, Oswaldo Paya, issued a statement
last week encouraging the efforts of human rights defenders and
prisoners of conscience in the country, but asked that their demands be
made without resorting to hunger strikes.

Paya's… Continue reading

La escasez como represión

Publicado el lunes, 03.08.10
La escasez como represión
By ALEJANDRO ARMENGOL

En un proceso que tiene como única razón de existencia el perpetuar en
el poder a un reducido grupo, el mecanismo de represión invade todas las
esferas de la forma más descarnada, y sin tener que detenerse en los
tapujos de supuestos objetivos sociales, que en el proceso cubano
desaparecieron o… Continue reading

Truth about the travel ban

Posted on Thursday, 03.04.10
Truth about the travel ban
BY MAURICIO CLAVER-CARONE
www.uscubapac.com

Every day there seems to be a new effort to lift U.S. sanctions toward
Cuba, in particular the “travel ban.'' The latest is a bill by House
Agriculture Committee Chairman Colin Peterson, of Minnesota, and U.S.
Rep. Jerry Moran, of Kansas, supposedly aimed at increasing agricultural
sales to the… Continue reading

Yoani Sánchez advierte represión gobierno Cuba "irá más allá de cerrar" blogs

04-03-2010 / 18:00 h

(CUBA) SOCIEDAD-SALUD,SOLIDARIDAD-DERECHOS

Yoani Sánchez advierte represión gobierno Cuba "irá más allá de cerrar"
blogs

La autora del popular blog "Generación Y"
(www.desdecuba.com/generaciony/) ha participado en un debate organizado
por eurodiputados del Grupo de Los Verdes de la Eurocámara a través de
conferencia, ya que el gobierno de la isla no la deja salir de Cuba.

Sánchez… Continue reading

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