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Laura, the Rebellion of the Gladioli / Miriam Celaya

Laura, the Rebellion of the Gladioli / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Unstated It couldn't be true that Laura had died. It was Friday and had gotten dark earlier, perhaps because lately the rain in Havana hasn't let up, when I got that fatal message from Yoani on my cellphone: "Laura Pollán has just died." My [...] Continue reading

AP Interview: Cuba won’t unilaterally free Gross

Posted on Sunday, 10.09.11 AP Interview: Cuba won't unilaterally free GrossBy OLGA R. RODRIGUEZAssociated Press MEXICO CITY — The United States should not expect Cuba to make a unilateral humanitarian gesture to release an imprisoned American government contractor, a senior Cuban official said Sunday. Cuban Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon told The Associated Press in an [...] Continue reading

Leader of Cuban dissident group in intensive care

Posted on Saturday, 10.08.11 Leader of Cuban dissident group in intensive careBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press HAVANA — The founder of a prominent Cuban dissident group, the Ladies in White, was hospitalized for acute respiratory problems and was in intensive care Saturday, family members and associates said. Laura Pollan went to a hospital Friday and was [...] Continue reading

Hablemos Press journalist to be expelled from Havana yet again in new crackdown

Hablemos Press journalist to be expelled from Havana yet again in new crackdownPublished on Thursday 6 October 2011. Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, a reporter for the independent news centre Hablemos Press arrested on 30 September and held at the Alternative Penal Centre prison in Havana, is awaiting deportation from the capital for the ninth time [...] Continue reading

Cuban dissidents push for democracy

Cuban dissidents push for democracyAgence France-Presse October 5, 2011 3:02 AM Leading dissidents in Cuba on Tuesday launched a plan seeking a transition to democracy after more than five decades of one-party rule. Ratcheting up potential for a clash with the government – led by President Raul Castro, 80, and still centrally planned more than [...] Continue reading

The Pravda We Live in Cuba

The Pravda We Live in CubaOctober 4, 2011Armando Chaguaceda From "Pravda", Nicanor (l). In my last post I dealt with art that's critical yet committed to expressing the realities of today's Cuba. At that time I discussed the hip hop duo Los Aldeanos, while this time we turn our gaze to the work of filmmaker [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Repression Escalates

THE AMERICAS – OCTOBER 3, 2011 Cuba's Repression EscalatesThe loosening of travel restrictions by the U.S. is read as weakness in Havana.By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson returned home from an attempted hostage-rescue mission to Cuba last month empty-handed and "still scratching [his] head" as to why the Castro regime double-crossed [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Repression Escalates

THE AMERICAS – OCTOBER 3, 2011

Cuba's Repression Escalates
The loosening of travel restrictions by the U.S. is read as weakness in
Havana.
By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson returned home from an attempted
hostage-rescue mission to Cuba last month empty-handed and "still
scratching [his] head" as to why the Castro regime double-crossed him.
What is truly baffling… Continue reading

Havana’s patience with protests may be running thin

Posted on Friday, 09.23.11 Havana's patience with protests may be running thin A blog that supports the Cuban government also warned the Ladies in White that their demonstrations won't be allowed.By JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com A decision by Cuban prosecutors to put 11 dissidents on trial and a pro-government blog's threat against the Ladies in White [...] Continue reading

US vigil urges release of American held in Cuba

Associated Press US vigil urges release of American held in CubaBy JESSICA GRESKO , 09.23.11, 03:17 PM EDT WASHINGTON — The wife of an American subcontractor imprisoned in Cuba for nearly two years remains hopeful her husband can return home soon, even though a recent high-profile mission to bring her husband back failed. Judy Gross [...] Continue reading

Cuban-American lawyers from Miami bring ‘lady in white’ to Capitol Hill

Cuban-American lawyers from Miami bring 'lady in white' to Capitol Hill To highlight the plight of political dissenters in Cuba, the Cuban American Bar Association brought one of the founders of the Ladies in White to Washington Thursday to discuss human rights violations on the island. Josefa López Peña spoke at a briefing — largely [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s opposition tries to plot fresh course

Posted on Friday, 09.23.11 Cuba's opposition tries to plot fresh courseBy PAUL HAVEN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press HAVANA — When dozens of Cuban intellectuals and commentators were jailed in a notorious crackdown on dissent, their wives united in 2003 to form the Ladies in White, a dissident group focused on a simple, compelling goal: Freedom [...] Continue reading

Alan Gross Remains Castro’s Captive

Alan Gross Remains Castro's CaptivePosted By Humberto Fontova On September 21, 2011 @ 12:21 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage "I am leaving Cuba most disappointed and perplexed," said former New Mexico Governor and recent Democratic diplomatic troubleshooter Bill Richardson from Havana's Hotel Nacional last week. "After one week [in Cuba] I have exhausted all possibilities to [...] Continue reading

Cuban Officials Cracking Down on Dissidents

Cuban Officials Cracking Down on DissidentsSeptember 17, 2011 9:53 AM EDT Officials in Cuba have detained more than 30 anti-government protesters in an effort to prevent them from staging a demonstration in the town of Santa Clara. One of the activists who were arrested (but later released) was Guillermo Farinas – a psychologist and journalist [...] Continue reading

The Future Tense of the Verb "To Protest" / Rebeca Monzo

The Future Tense of the Verb "To Protest" / Rebeca MonzoRebeca Monzo, Translator: Unstated The Ladies in White being arrested at a protest The teachers asked his students: What is the future tense of the verb "to protest"? Quick as a bunny, Pepito raised his hand and blurted, "'Prison'! Professor." So it is, here in [...] Continue reading

Americans and Cubans Still Mired in Distrust

Americans and Cubans Still Mired in DistrustBy DAMIEN CAVEPublished: September 15, 2011 MEXICO CITY — Bill Richardson had chits to offer Cuban officials in Havana this week if they released Alan Gross, the American contractor serving a 15-year sentence for distributing satellite telephone equipment.Enlarge This ImageEnrique De La Osa/Reuters Bill Richardson talked with reporters in [...] Continue reading

Cuban police reportedly detain dissidents

Posted on Friday, 09.16.11 Cuban police reportedly detain dissidents More than 20 dissidents, who want to stage a protest march from one end of the island to the other, were reportedly detained by police.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban dissidents say police detained more than 20 people Thursday as they tried to take part in a [...] Continue reading

Richardson aide says Cuba backtracked on American

Posted on Wednesday, 09.14.11 Richardson aide says Cuba backtracked on AmericanBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press HAVANA — A top aide to Bill Richardson said Thursday the former New Mexico governor held a series of meetings with Cuban officials over more than a year about the fate of a jailed U.S. subcontractor, and was left with no [...] Continue reading

Blogger Luis Felipe Rojas Arrested for Peacefully Commemorating Heroes / Pedazos de la Isla

Blogger Luis Felipe Rojas Arrested for Peacefully Commemorating Heroes / Pedazos de la IslaTranslator: Raul G. In the early morning hours of Monday, September 12th, the dissident blogger/journalist Luis Felipe Rojas announced through his Twitter that he was in the town of Duaba, in Baracoa, reporting and taking part in the National 'Zapta and Boitel [...] Continue reading

Dissidents arrested in Cuba – Urgent Appeal

Document – Cuba: Dissidents arrested in Cuba UA: 265/11 Index: AMR 25/005/2011 Cuba Date: 1 September 2011 URGENT ACTION DISSIDENTS ARRESTED IN CUBA Eleven members of a dissident organization and three of their relatives have been detained , without be ing told of any charge s against them , since their arrest on 28 August [...] Continue reading

Magazine ranks Raúl Castro as 4th worst dictator

Posted on Monday, 09.12.11 Cuba Castro Magazine ranks Raúl Castro as 4th worst dictatorBy Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com An article in Foreign Policy magazine has ranked Cuba's Raúl Castro as the world's 4th worst dictator, and argued that after 52 years of Castro brothers rule "Cubans are stirring." Castro is being forced by a listless economy [...] Continue reading

Cuba dissidents freed after weekend detention

Posted on Monday, 09.12.11 Cuba dissidents freed after weekend detentionThe Associated Press HAVANA — The wife of one of two prominent Cuban dissidents who were arrested and held over the weekend says both men are now free. Berta Soler says her husband, Angel Moya, and opposition activist Jose Daniel Ferrer were released earlier Monday. The [...] Continue reading

Richardson rebuffed in effort to free Alan Gross

Richardson rebuffed in effort to free Alan GrossBy Mary Beth Sheridan, Published: September 11 The Cuban government has rebuffed a mission by former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson to free a U.S. government contractor jailed in Havana, even ruling out a visit with the man, Richardson said Sunday. Richardson vowed to remain in Cuba until [...] Continue reading

Hopes cool for freedom of American jailed in Cuba

Posted on Thursday, 09.08.11 Hopes cool for freedom of American jailed in CubaBy PAUL HAVEN and ANNE-MARIE GARCIAAssociated Press HAVANA — Hopes that a U.S. government subcontractor jailed in Cuba might soon be freed were dashed when former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said the Cuban government refused to let him meet with the prisoner. [...] Continue reading

Catholic church knocks abuse of Cuban dissidents

Posted on Monday, 09.05.11 Catholic church knocks abuse of Cuban dissidentsBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press HAVANA — The Roman Catholic Church denounced acts of abuse by pro-government crowds against a prominent Cuban opposition group, adding Monday that the government of President Raul Castro has assured it that officials were not behind the violence. The statement by [...] Continue reading

Cuba: Further information: Women denied right to protest – Amnesty International

"Document – Cuba: Further information: Women denied right to protest Further information on UA: 256/11 Index: AMR 25/004/2011 Cuba Date: 1 September 2011 URGENT ACTION WOMEN DENIED RIGHT TO PROTEST A group of female relatives of prisoners of conscience in Cuba and their supporters were again prevented from organizing a peaceful protest on 28 August [...] Continue reading

With American In Cuban Prison, Wife Hopes For Clemency

With American In Cuban Prison, Wife Hopes For Clemency Alan Gross Convicted Of Trying To Subvert Cuban Gov't From Jill Dougherty,CNN Foreign Affairs CorrespondentPOSTED: 7:27 pm EDT September 2, 2011 WASHINGTON (CNN) — Judy Gross sits at her dining table in her apartment in Washington, D.C., typing away on her laptop. She's checking messages from [...] Continue reading

WikiLeaks: U.S. visited jailed American after Cuban lawyer

Posted on Thursday, 09.01.11 WikiLeaks: U.S. visited jailed American after Cuban lawyerBy Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com A U.S. government subcontractor spent 25 days in a Havana jail before receiving his first visit from a U.S. diplomat, but he already had met with a Cuban lawyer involved in the case of five Havana spies that Cuba wants [...] Continue reading
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