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Human Rights Violations: How to Report them?

Human Rights Violations: How to Report them? / Somos+ Somos+, 20 March 2017 — During the last session of Academia 10/10, we were joined by renowned Prof. Moisés Rodríguez Valdés, a physicist by profession but one with ample knowledge of human rights and civil liberties. He is the chief spokesperson in Cuba for Corriente Martiana. […] Continue reading

State Security Offensive Against ICLEP Citizen Journalists

State Security Offensive Against ICLEP Citizen Journalists 14ymedio, Havana, 23 May 2017 — Raúl Velázquez, executive director of the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Press (ICLEP) was released last Friday after being held for 72 hours in the second unit of the People’s Revolutionary Police (PNR) in Santiago de Cuba, as confirmed […] Continue reading

‘Experiencing Cuba’ while under government surveillance

‘Experiencing Cuba’ while under government surveillance CAIBARIÉN Cuba — Caibarién is a town on a bay that separates it from Cayo de Santa María, which is located on Cuba’s northern coast. It’s proximity to the city of Santa Clara, which is less than an hour to the south, provided the perfect place to escape “experiencing […] Continue reading

Cuban Government Extends Censorship To The Digital Site Somos+

Cuban Government Extends Censorship To The Digital Site Somos+ 14ymedio, Havana, 16 May 2017 — The digital site of the Somos+ (We Are More) Movement has now joined the list of pages censored on the servers of the Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) which supply public WiFi. The leader of the organization, Eliecer Avila, links this […] Continue reading

Cuban activist prevented from meeting U.S. counterparts

Cuban activist prevented from meeting U.S. counterparts HAVANA — An independent Cuban LGBT rights advocate claims authorities prevented him from traveling to Havana late last week to meet with a delegation of U.S. advocates. Nelson Gandulla, president of the Cuban Federation for LGBTI Rights, told the Washington Blade he received a summons that ordered him […] Continue reading

Lia Villares Finally Makes it to the United States

Lia Villares Finally Makes it to the United States Lia Villares is considered a “persecuted political” who is “under paramilitary harassment”. (Facebook) 14ymedio, Havana, 3 May 2017 – The independent activist Lia Villares finally traveled to the United States on Wednesday, as confirmed to 14ymedio by the dissident musician Gorki Aguila. On Tuesday, Villares was […] Continue reading

50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ

Cuba: 50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ Kyodo via AP Images by FRANCES MARTEL 6 Mar 2017 The Cuban anti-Communist group Ladies in White reports at least 50 of its members were arrested this weekend following a mob attack on their headquarters in Havana, in which the dissidents were forced to […] Continue reading

Cuban Government Blocks Several Guests From Entering Cuba For The Oswaldo Payá Award

Cuban Government Blocks Several Guests From Entering Cuba For The Oswaldo Payá Award / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 21 February 2017 – The Cuban government has mobilized in the last hours to prevent several guests from arriving in Havana to attend to Oswaldo Paya Award ceremony, scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11:00 am. Former Mexican President […] Continue reading

Continuity guaranteed

Continuity guaranteed VERÓNICA VEGA | La Habana | 6 de Febrero de 2017 – 11:19 CET. Last Sunday during the plenary session of the National Council of the University Students Federation (FEU), Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel stated that “Cuban youth is responsible for the historical continuity of the Island’s social project.” Since we are immersed in […] Continue reading

Detained Cuban artist who mocked Castro’s death ‘was badly beaten,’ family says

Detained Cuban artist who mocked Castro’s death ‘was badly beaten,’ family says BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com Cuban dissident artist Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, who was detained by authorities on Saturday after mocking Fidel Castro’s death, was severely beaten, according to relatives who saw him at the detention center in Guanabacoa. “Danilo’s mom saw him,” the […] Continue reading

Trump win prompts fear, uncertainty in Cuba

Trump win prompts fear, uncertainty in Cuba Carlos BATISTA AFP November 10, 2016 Havana (AFP) – Just when Cuba was starting to warm up to the United States, Americans elected Donald Trump president, throwing the countries’ rapprochement into doubt and causing stunned reactions in Havana. The brash Republican billionaire’s shock victory cast uncertainty over two […] Continue reading

From Today Your Life Will Be “Very Difficult,” State Security Tells Dagoberto Valdes

From Today Your Life Will Be “Very Difficult,” State Security Tells Dagoberto Valdes / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 28 October 2016 — The director of the Center for Coexistence Studies (CEC), Dagoberto Valdes, summoned to a meeting with State Security on Thursday, received “an official warning” which anticipates “the possibility of committing crimes against State Security […] Continue reading

“God bless you!” The Unusual ‘Goodbye’ from a Cuban Official to Dagoberto Valdes

“God bless you!”: The Unusual ‘Goodbye’ from a Cuban Official to Dagoberto Valdes 14ymedio, Havana, 19 October 2016 – The director of the Center for Coexistence Studies (CEC), Dagoberto Valdes, presented himself at ten o’clock on Wednesday morning at the headquarters of the State Security at Kilometer 4.5 of the highway to San Juan in […] Continue reading

If you want to start a revolution in Cuba, don’t do it via text

If you want to start a revolution in Cuba, don’t do it via text WRITTEN BY Ana Campoy September 07, 2016 Cuba has been relying on Chinese technology to build up its telecommunications network. Now it appears to have also adopted the Asian giant’s censorship techniques, according to dissident reports. An analysis by 14 y […] Continue reading

Cuba lags behind in ICT

Cuba lags behind in ICT OSMAR LAFFITA ROJAS | La Habana | 7 de Septiembre de 2016 – 11:57 CEST. Of the 329 sections into which the “Conceptualization of the Economic Model” document is divided, only number 110 refers to Communications. It reads: “Social communications are a strategic resource of the State, institutions, companies and […] Continue reading

Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike”

Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez/Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 3 September 2016 — If you are considering sending a text message to a friend to wish him a “happy coexistence” with his family or to suggest that he not give in to “the […] Continue reading

THE HARSH REALITY OF TRYING TO DO BUSINESS IN CUBA

THE HARSH REALITY OF TRYING TO DO BUSINESS IN CUBA BY KEN FIREMAN ON 6/19/16 AT 6:30 AM This article first appeared on the London School of Economics site. The car was a Detroit classic on a Havana street, a pink and white 1956 Chevy Bel Air with a nickname out of a rock ‘n’ […] Continue reading

Entrepreneurial youths invent Isladentro, the Cuban Yelp

Entrepreneurial youths invent Isladentro, the Cuban Yelp The new app serves as a guide to businesses and points of interest for “disconnected” Cubans. BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The talents of two young Cuban entrepreneurs came together to create Isladentro, a cell phone app that mimics Yelp but can be used without an Internet connection. […] Continue reading

Cuba’s telecom company ETECSA issues ban on “blacklisted” cell phones

Cuba’s telecom company ETECSA issues ban on “blacklisted” cell phones ETECSA announced new regulations that will forbid connecting cell lines on “blacklisted” devices. Users in Cuba who already have cell phones with invalid codes should replace their phones before May 18, 2018. ABEL FERNÁNDEZ staff@InCubaToday.com ETECSA, Cuba’s only telecom company, has issued new regulations prohibiting […] Continue reading

Obama and human rights – Is ‘soft power’ working?

USA FOREIGN POLICY Obama and human rights: Is ‘soft power’ working? By Howard LaFranchi, Staff writer APRIL 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — A new and downbeat assessment of human rights trends worldwide is raising questions about whether the Obama administration’s approach to foreign policy is making the situation worse. The State Department’s annual human rights report […] Continue reading

Open Letter to ETECSA Against Its Continuous Privacy Violations

Open Letter to ETECSA Against Its Continuous Privacy Violations / Somos+ Posted on February 25, 2016 SOMOS+, 20 February 2016 — We’ve got a special post today, an Open Letter written for us by Lizet González Rodríguez, a mother from Cienfuegos who recounts her battle against the ETECSA monopoly, in addition to giving us important […] Continue reading

The Dangerous World of Cuba’s Pushcart Vendors

The Dangerous World of Cuba’s Pushcart Vendors / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya Posted on February 15, 2016 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 13 February 2016 — There is a great poster of general-president Raúl Castro on the façade of a private building in the heart of Central Havana. In the image, he is saluting, dressed in a […] Continue reading

Video Reveals Details of Demolition Of An Evangelical Church In Camagüey

Video Reveals Details of Demolition Of An Evangelical Church In Camagüey / 14ymedio Posted on January 17, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pon_RSyvgl4 Note to readers: The video is not subtitled, but allows viewers to see the church before and after the demolition. The introduction notes that the video was filmed mostly clandestinely and apologizes for the poor quality. […] Continue reading

The Counterrevolution That Has Paralyzed Cuba

The Counterrevolution That Has Paralyzed Cuba December 21, 2015 By Pedro Campos HAVANA TIMES — In the most classic sense of the word, the counterrevolution is that which prevents the advance of revolutionary measures in Cuba’s political and economic spheres and keeps the country from making progress. What is the counterrevolution, specifically? Where is it […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Emerging Tech Entrepreneurs Aim to Move Country Forward

Cuba’s Emerging Tech Entrepreneurs Aim to Move Country Forward by CARMEN SESIN MIAMI, Fla. — Five young tech entrepreneurs from Cuba gathered in Miami for a discussion on emerging technology on the island, and they all have one thing in common – their desire to move the country forward. The entrepreneurs told a packed audience […] Continue reading

They Want To Frighten Me and Other Independent Journalists

“They Want To Frighten Me and Other Independent Journalists” / 14ymedio Posted on October 9, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 7 October 2015 – The Cuban political police intend to prosecute lawyer and journalist Roberto de Jesus Quinones for a crime called “spreading false news about international peace,” according to what the independent journalist told this daily […] Continue reading

The Abuse of My Rights and The Repression Reaffirmed My Opinions

The Abuse of My Rights and The Repression Reaffirmed My Opinions / Cubanet, Miriam Leiva Posted on September 25, 2015 Cubanet, Miriam Leiva, Havana, 24 September, 2015 – I received the pleasant surprise of a brief visit to my little apartment by Msgr. Veceslav Tumir, secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Havana, around 11:30am on […] Continue reading

Cuba Arrests Dissidents Before Pope’s Havana Mass

Cuba Arrests Dissidents Before Pope’s Havana Mass “Unfortunately, this morning’s actions by Cuba’s state security apparatus are only a glimpse into the constant and ongoing repression by the Cuban regime.” Lydia O’Connor Associate News Editor, The Huffington Post Posted: 09/20/2015 04:20 PM EDT Four dissidents opposed to Cuba’s communist regime were arrested when they tried […] Continue reading
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