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The regime’s impudence

The regime’s impudence DDC | Madrid | 18 de Enero de 2017 – 09:42 CET. A regime like Cuba’s – which has never tired of discriminating between nationals and foreigners, treating its own people like second-class citizens, and imposing nationality-based policies of apartheid – now considers it a victory to have undone the only preferential […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains

Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro is dead

Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading

Cuba, 5 August 1994: Spontaneous Revolt, Expected Response

Cuba, 5 August 1994: Spontaneous Revolt, Expected Response / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 5 August 2016 — In Cuba 1994 marked the low point of an economic downturn which has been ongoing since the demise of the Eastern bloc in 1989. At the time the government was anticipating social unrest in the east […] Continue reading

Injustices of a Debate

Injustices of a Debate / 14ymedio Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana 10 August 2016 – The recent broadcast of a television program from Miami with Maria Elvira Salazar as moderator, where there was a heated debate between the well-known Cuban opposition leader, Jose Daniel Ferrer, and the also well-known Castro regime panderer, Edmundo Garcia […] Continue reading

Cuban human rights leader – Obama policy undermines American values

Cuban human rights leader: Obama policy undermines American values Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet won Presidential Medal of Freedom for his dedication to advancing human rights, democracy in Cuba Biscet spent more than 9 years as a political prisoner for speaking out against the communist government White House argues that after 50 years a new approach […] Continue reading

A Before and After

A Before and After / Fernando Dámaso Posted on March 30, 2016 Fernando Damaso, 29 March 2016 — The official journalists and the functionaries of the Cuban government, all in chorus, just to prove that the Guantanamo Naval Base is illegal have taken up against the presidents and Cuban governments from the years 1903 and […] Continue reading

Who Should Be Apologizing?

Who Should Be Apologizing? / Rebeca Monzo Posted on March 25, 2016 Rebeca Monzo, 24 March 2016 — No sooner had Air Force One taken off for Buenos Aires from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with President Barack Obama, his family and entourage onboard than Cuban media began broadcasting distorted commentary by a twisted […] Continue reading

The Cuban Exodus – Causes and Effects

The Cuban Exodus: Causes and Effects DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 30 Nov 2015 – 11:51 pm. The inexorable exodus of Cubans has become a crisis once again. While thousands of countrymen are stuck at the Costa Rica/Nicaragua border, the Government of Cuba chooses to deny the main cause. In recent months thousands of […] Continue reading

The Weighty Legacy of ‘Furry’

The Weighty Legacy of ‘Furry’ / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on October 31, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 27 October 2015 — Every Cuban has a minister in charge of his or her affairs, but the Ministry of the Interior is responsible for everyone. This is the reason why, when someone says “The Ministry” everyone […] Continue reading

Justice Before Delivering Forgiveness?

Justice Before Delivering Forgiveness? Posted on September 28, 2015 Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 24 September 2015 — The recent visit to Cuba of the Bishop of Rome, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, brought a flood of masses and homilies in several different settings, where, among others, two words were often heard in the context of the Cuban […] Continue reading

Activists Are Preparing To Protest In Front Of The United Nations During Raul Castro’s Speech

Activists Are Preparing To Protest In Front Of The United Nations During Raul Castro’s Speech / Diario de Cuba Posted on September 27, 2015 DDC, 27 September 2015 — Groups of Cuban activists will travel to New York on Saturday for a protest in front of the United Nations on Monday, when Raul Castro will […] Continue reading

Some new immigrants from Cuba need a second look

Fabiola Santiago: Some new immigrants from Cuba need a second look BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com Cuban immigration is stirring up a hornet’s nest of concern, with good reason. Are some of the Cuban newcomers victims fleeing oppression and economic hardship — or two-faced opportunists seeking to cash in on generous U.S. government benefits available only […] Continue reading

Time for Compensations

Time for Compensations / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya Posted on July 29, 2015 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 22 July 2015 — After the media foreplay stirred by the opening of the Cuban and US embassies in their respective countries, some outstanding issues on the agenda of negotiations between the two governments begin to surface as matters […] Continue reading

A Good Place for Killing Children and Living Peacefully

A Good Place for Killing Children and Living Peacefully / Dora Leonor Mesa Posted on July 23, 2015 In Cuba there are two ship sinkings that captured public opinion. One of them (1994), the ferryboat 13 de Marzo, was presented in 1996 to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (1,2,3). The other occurred years earlier […] Continue reading

Without dialogue and reconciliation, Cuba will go from bad to worse

Without dialogue and reconciliation, Cuba will go from bad to worse / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on April 15, 2015 Does the fact that Raul Castro has met and shaken hands with Obama and that both of their governments have engaged in a year and a half of secret conversations commit the general-president to the […] Continue reading

El Crítico – Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba

El Crítico: Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba 02/06/2015 2:38 PM 02/06/2015 10:08 PM HAVANA During his years behind bars, Angel Yunier Remón Arzuaga staged a 27-day hunger strike and refused to wear the prison uniform. Now, as the rapper known as “El Critico” returns to his music, he plans to do so with […] Continue reading

A question for Roberta Jacobson

A question for Roberta Jacobson / 14ymedio, Clive Rudd Fernandez Posted on January 23, 2015 14ymedio, Clive Rudd Fernandez, 22 January 2015 — In July of last year, when I talked to some of the victims of the “Marzo de 13” Tugboat massacre in the Bay of Havana, I found a list of horrifying statistics. […] Continue reading

CUBA’S SUICIDE RATE HIGHEST IN THE AMERICAS IN LAST AVAILABLE YEAR

NEW REPORT: CUBA’S SUICIDE RATE HIGHEST IN THE AMERICAS IN LAST AVAILABLE YEAR by FRANCES MARTEL 25 Oct 2014 Out of every 100,000 people in the island nation of Cuba, 16.3 commit suicide, the highest rate of any country in the Americas in 2009. According to a study by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)–the regional […] Continue reading

August 1994 – Safeguarding the Physical Well-Being of the ”Leaders of the Revolution”

August 1994: Safeguarding the Physical Well-Being of the ”Leaders of the Revolution” / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on September 3, 2014 1994 began with uncertainty and ended in despair. A number of astrologers were in agreement: there was reason to believe something unusual would happen later that year. This was partly due, they said, to […] Continue reading

The Day the People of Havana Protested in the Streets

The Day the People of Havana Protested in the Streets / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 18, 2014 1994 was an amazing year. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the disappearance of the USSR had been the trigger for the beginning in Cuba of the “Special Period in Times of Peace,” an economic crisis […] Continue reading

Remembering the Tugboat Massacre of 1994

Remembering the Tugboat Massacre of 1994 / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on July 27, 2014 During the summer of 1994, death ruled with impunity in my country. During that period, Cuba, which had been a civilian graveyard for decades, more closely resembled the gallows. In the early hours of July 13, the whirlwind of […] Continue reading

How would you feel if you were innocent but still thrown in jail each Sunday?

How would you feel if you were innocent but still thrown in jail each Sunday? As a result of the Ladies in White movement continuing to be a target of Cuban state authorities, the Czech NGO People in Need would like to bring greater public attention to two cases of Ladies in White members who […] Continue reading

‘Ladies in White’ protesters held in Cuba crackdown

14 July 2014 Last updated at 11:50 GMT ‘Ladies in White’ protesters held in Cuba crackdown “Ladies in White” activists said Cuban police rounded them up during a regular protest in Havana Dozens of “Ladies in White” opposition activists say they were detained during a protest march in Cuba. The women, who were freed after […] Continue reading

US slams Cuba dissident arrests as ‘intimidation tactic’

US slams Cuba dissident arrests as ‘intimidation tactic’ Washington (AFP) – The United States on Monday blasted Cuba’s recent mass arrest of dissidents as an “intimidation tactic” to silence critics, and called for the end to such detentions. Cuban authorities broke up a Sunday march by the Ladies in White, arresting about 100 of the […] Continue reading

Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents

Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents Reuters: Jorge Silva Cuban authorities arrested an unusually large group of about 100 dissident marchers Sunday, breaking up a march by the Ladies in White opposition activists. Shouting “Freedom! Freedom!,” the women offered no resistance as they were put on buses by dozens of police and plainclothes agents […] Continue reading

The Massacre in Canimar River – 34th Anniversary

The Massacre in Canimar River: 34th Anniversary / By Enrisco in the Blog of Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on July 12, 2014 By Enrisco Today, July 6th, is the 34th anniversary of what is regarded as (only by a few certainly) as “The Massacre in Canimar River” because 14 years before the sinking of the […] Continue reading
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