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The New Challenge to Repressive Cuba

The New Challenge to Repressive Cuba
by Daniel Wilkinson
Published in:
The New York Review of Books
August 19, 2010

For decades, the Castro government has been very effective in repressing
dissent in Cuba by, among other things, preventing its critics from
publishing or broadcasting their views on the island. Yet in recent
years the blogosphere has created an outlet for a… Continue reading

Detención arbitraria de activistas por la democracia – Acción Urgente Amnistía Internacional

Document – Cuba: Pro-democracy activists arbitrarily detained

AU: 186/10 Índice: AMR 25/013/2010 Cuba Fecha: 25 de agosto de 2010

ACCIÓN URGENTE

detención arbitraria de activistas por la democracia

Cinco hombres, todos miembros de una organización pro democracia de
Cuba, han sido detenidos en relación con sus ideas y actividades
políticas. Están bajo custodia de la policía desde el 12 de agosto, y… Continue reading

Engagement with Castro Has Clearly Failed — Time to Try an Embargo

August 28, 2010

Engagement with Castro Has Clearly Failed — Time to Try an Embargo
By Humberto Fontova

"Gosh, maybe if we were only nice to Castro," goes the liberal mantra on
Cuba.

In fact, the U.S. elite's fetish for "engagement" with Fidel Castro
began before he was even in "office."

"Me and my staff were all Fidelistas." (Robert Reynolds, the CIA's… Continue reading

Obama's ill-timed Cuba move

Obama's ill-timed Cuba move
Posted By José R. Cárdenas Thursday, August 26, 2010 – 11:52 AM Share

For weeks now, the Obama administration has been leaking to reporters
its intention to modify U.S. travel regulations to Cuba. Reportedly, the
administration will announce the policy change during the current
congressional recess to avoid political blowback (so much for the
courage of their convictions.)… Continue reading

Finally given Cuban exit permit, dissident savors Miami welcome

Posted on Friday, 08.27.10

Finally given Cuban exit permit, dissident savors Miami welcome

Capping a seven-year period during which the Cuban government repeatedly
rejected his travel requests, dissident Juan Juan Almeida arrived in
Miami with a temporary permit to get medical care.
BY JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ
El Nuevo Herald

Juan Juan Almeida, the son of the historic Cuban commander Juan Almeida
Bosque,… Continue reading

Congressional Black Caucus Still Stuck on Castro

Congressional Black Caucus Still Stuck on Castro
Humberto Fontova

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who also serves as chairperson for the
Congressional Black Caucus, has composed an entreaty to President Obama
for an end to the "embargo" on Cuba. "Mr. President: Lift the travel
ban," reads the title of her post on The Hill's Congress Blog.

"[W]e need to…eliminate the trade embargo (on… Continue reading

ORGANIZACIÓN DE DERECHOS HUMANOS CUBANOS LIBRES, INFORME SOBRE SITUACIÓN ARRESTOS Y REPRESIÓN

ORGANIZACIÓN DE DERECHOS HUMANOS CUBANOS LIBRES, INFORME SOBRE SITUACIÓN
ARRESTOS Y REPRESIÓN
24-08-2010.
Joel Lázaro Carbonell Guilar
Organización de Derechos Humanos Cubanos Libres

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Habana, 20 de agosto 2010

Se ha agravado la represión en Cuba hacia activistas pro- derechos
Humanos e integrantes de la sociedad civil; cuando a la vez, el gobierno
mantiene a las vistas internacionales distraídas… Continue reading

Documentary depicts Cuban prisoners' living conditions

Posted on Monday, 08.23.10
Documentary depicts Cuban prisoners' living conditions
BY DANIEL SHOER ROTH
dshoer@ElNuevoHerald.com

Oscar's Cuba, a documentary film about Cuban activist Oscar Elías Biscet
— a prisoner of conscience serving a 25-year sentence — was shown
Sunday in Little Havana after a tour that took it to audiences in Los
Angeles, Madrid and Paris.

Its executive producer, Jordan Allott, who… Continue reading

Cuba Church defends brokering prisoner release

Cuba Church defends brokering prisoner release
AP
By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press Writer Will Weissert, Associated
Press Writer – Fri Aug 20, 5:37 pm ET

HAVANA – Roman Catholic officials said Friday they had a humanitarian
obligation to broker a landmark deal in which Cuba promised to free 52
political prisoners — answering island opposition activists who
complained of being left out… Continue reading

Mom of dead Cuban hunger striker allowed to march

Posted on Sunday, 08.22.10
Mom of dead Cuban hunger striker allowed to march
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — The mother of a Cuban political prisoner who died following a
hunger strike held a march in her son's honor without incident Sunday,
as pro-government mobs that had broken up the demonstration for weeks
stayed away.

Reina Luisa Tamayo led about… Continue reading

El régimen parece poner fin a la represión contra la madre de Zapata

El régimen parece poner fin a la represión contra la madre de Zapata
Domingo 22 de Agosto de 2010 16:34 DDC

Reina Luisa Tamayo pudo finalmente este domingo, después de reiterados
actos de repudio, asistir a misa y al cementerio donde se encuentra
enterrado su hijo, el fallecido preso de conciencia Orlando Zapata
Tamayo, informó Radio Martí.

Su asistencia a la Iglesia… Continue reading

LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA
22-08-2010.
Joaquin F. Otero

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- August 17, 2010

The President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. President,

I am writing to request your personal attention and assistance, and that
of the U.S. Government, on behalf of a mother in Cuba who has been
suffering and continues to suffer the abuse, harassment… Continue reading

Disidentes cubanos que arribaron a España denuncian represión en la isla

Disidentes cubanos que arribaron a España denuncian represión en la isla
Agencias en Madrid | Mundo
Viernes 20 de Agosto, 2010 | Hora de creación: 22:57| Ultima
modificación: 02:24

Dos nuevos disidentes cubanos liberados por el gobierno del presidente
Raúl Castro llegaron ayer a Madrid, España, y denunciaron una ola
represiva del régimen castrista contra la oposición que sigue en la
isla.… Continue reading

Regime's rigidity

Posted on Thursday, 08.19.10
Regime's rigidity

OUR OPINION: Cuba's “softening'' all offensive and no charm

Cuba's attempt to put a kinder, gentler face on the Castro brothers'
hard-line government is beginning to look more and more like a flop.

The regime would have the world believe that it has a generous side,
allowing some 26 political prisoners to go free in recent… Continue reading

El gobierno excarcela opositores, pero lo compensa con más represión

Disidentes: El gobierno excarcela opositores, pero lo compensa con más
represión
Jueves 19 de Agosto de 2010 11:12 Agencias

El gobierno continuó esta semana el proceso de excarcelación de presos
políticos prometido a la Iglesia Católica y a España, pero mantuvo a la
vez la presión sobre los disidentes que expresaron su descontento en las
calles de la Isla, dijeron el miércoles… Continue reading

Mother of dead Cuban prisoner of conscience prevented from attending church

Mother of dead Cuban prisoner of conscience prevented from attending church
17/08/2010

Christian Solidarity Worldwide is calling on the Cuban government to
allow Reina Luis Tamayo Danger, the mother of Orlando Zapata Tamayo who
died in Cuban prison earlier this year, to attend religious services and
to cease their harassment of Tamayo Danger and her family.

Since the beginning of August, on… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents say regime is only whitewashing its image

Cuban dissidents say regime is only whitewashing its image
Posted : Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:42:48 GMT
By : dpa

Madrid – Three more Cuban dissidents arrived in Spain on Tuesday, part
of a group of 52 dissidents whom Havana has agreed to release.

The release of dissidents did not mean that Cuba was "opening up," the
three told journalists at a… Continue reading

La Policía retiene a 5 disidentes en Guantánamo desde el jueves.

La Policía retiene a 5 disidentes en Guantánamo desde el jueves. Cientos
de activistas sufren el acoso de la dictadura en las provincias orientales
La silenciosa represión de los Castro
15 Agosto 10 – Alberto Rubio

La oposición denunció ayer que el régimen involucró a niños en un «acto
de repudio» contra disidentes esta semana.

El de los Castro es, pura y… Continue reading

Represión a granel

Represión a granel
Miguel Iturria Savón

LA HABANA, Cuba, agosto (www.cubanet.org) – Desde el silencio, la
impunidad y con el mismo desprecio por los activistas que promueven los
derechos humanos en Cuba, la policía política activó las detenciones y
amenazas en La Habana y otras ciudades del país, entre el 10 de julio y
el 12 de agosto, lo cual… Continue reading

El PP quiere que Cuba explique la represión contra la madre de Orlando Zapata

El PP quiere que Cuba explique la represión contra la madre de Orlando
Zapata
Por Agencia EFE

Madrid, 13 ago (EFE).- El Partido Popular ha pedido al Gobierno que
exija explicaciones a Cuba sobre las "medidas de represión" que se
ejercen, entre otras personas, contra Reina Luisa Tamayo, la madre del
preso político Orlando Zapata, fallecido el 23 de febrero tras 85… Continue reading

Las autoridades de Cuba dicen que no cesará la represión

PERIODISMO | Tras la liberación de los 21 presos políticos

Las autoridades de Cuba dicen que no cesará la represión

* Aseguran que un periodista de ELMUNDO.es 'desprestigió' a los militares
* La citación judicial es un método para intimidar a los disidentes
* LEA MÁS NOTICIAS DE AMÉRICA EN ELMUNDO.ES/AMERICA
Laritza Diversent | La Habana
Actualizado martes 10/08/2010 09:04 horas

Tras… Continue reading

CUBAN GOVERNMENT DENIES WORKERS THEIR TRADE UNIONS RIGHTS

CUBAN GOVERNMENT DENIES WORKERS THEIR TRADE UNIONS RIGHTS

Despite Increased Repression Independent Unions Continue to Emerge
Inside Cuba
By Jack Otero

During the Clinton Administration Mr. Otero served as Deputy
Undersecretary of Labor for International Affairs, Assistant Secretary
of Labor-Designate and was the U.S. Government Representative on the
Governing Body of the International Labor Organization (ILO) 1993-1997.

Mr. Otero is a former… Continue reading

Human rights campaigners attacked in Cuba

Human rights campaigners attacked in Cuba
Thursday, August 05, 2010
by Odalys Sanabria Rodríguez

Once more, State Security officials of the Cuban government attacked
members of the Information Center of the Council of Human Rights
Rapporteurs in Cuba on July 31, 2010.

Juan Carlos González Leiva, executive secretary of this NGO stated:

Since the afternoon of August 1, 2010, our telephone service… Continue reading

CARTA AL PARLAMENTO EUROPEO

CARTA AL PARLAMENTO EUROPEO
05-08-2010.
Foro Cubano
(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Habana/CUBA 16 de Julio del 2010
"Solidaridad en la diversidad"
Parlamento Europeo
-Consejo de la Unión Europea
-Comisión Europea
-Comité Económico Europeo

Distinguidos Eurodiputados:
La firme coherencia demostrada por el Parlamento Europeo, en contra de
la perpetuada dictadura Castrista ahora legada en patrimonio partidista
a su hermano Raúl, demuestra de manera… Continue reading

MANTIENE LA POLICÍA POLÍTICA REPRESIÓN CONTRA DISIDENTES

MANTIENE LA POLICÍA POLÍTICA REPRESIÓN CONTRA DISIDENTES
05-08-2010.
Eriberto Liranza Romero
Periodista Independiente

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Una nueva muestra de valentía y
patriotismo demostraron los alumnos del circulo de estudio, ubicado en
la vivienda del vicepresidente de Natur-Paz, Hermógenes Guerrero Gómez,
en Avenida Güinera, entre Lindero San Agustín, Reparto Rosario, Arroyo
Naranjo, Ciudad de La Habana.

Más de 20 oficiales de la… Continue reading

REPRESION AGAINST OF THE INFORMATION CENTER OF THE COUNCIL OF HUMAN RIGHTS RAPPORTEURS IN CUBA CONTINUES

REPRESION AGAINST OF THE INFORMATION CENTER OF THE COUNCIL OF HUMAN
RIGHTS RAPPORTEURS IN CUBA CONTINUES
04-08-2010.
Odalys Sanabria Rodríguez

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Havana, Cuba / August 2010

Once more, State Security officials of the Cuban government attacked
members of the Information Center of the Council of Human Rights
Rapporteurs in Cuba on July 31, 2010.

Juan Carlos González Leiva, executive secretary… Continue reading

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