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Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias

Document – Cuba: Further information: Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias Further information on UA: 25/13 Index: AMR 25/002/2013 Cuba Date: 14 March 2013 URGENT ACTION PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE image1.png Independent journalist and prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is on hunger strike to protest against his [...] Continue reading

Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking [...] Continue reading

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists After a year away, Cuba returns to the list of countries imprisoning journalists. Alex Pearlman December 11, 2012 13:56 Human rights defenders, political dissidents and journalists have been threatened, beaten and arbitrarily imprisoned in Cuba recently, and the widespread government crackdown continued on International Human Rights Day yesterday. On [...] Continue reading

Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak

Posted on Saturday, 12.08.12 Life on the island Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak It's the disease that the government doesn't acknowledge, because it might deter tourists from coming to the island. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban dissident Walter Clavel says that when he took his 2-year-old son to a hospital Wednesday with [...] Continue reading

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012. Updated on Friday 16 November 2012. Reporters Without Borders condemns a worrying increase in harassment of dissidents in recent months, which has yet again contradicted the intentions manifested by the Cuban government when signing two [...] Continue reading

When Sandy Hit Cuba

November 4, 2012, 6:45 p.m. ET When Sandy Hit Cuba The regime in Havana would rather watch the Cuban people annihilated than risk losing its lock on power. By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY A day after the worst of extratropical cyclone Sandy—once a hurricane—had pulled out of town, I strolled around Lower Manhattan expecting to find [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s bloggers stir up storm

Cuba's bloggers stir up storm November 4, 2012 – 4:15am By The Economist The New York Times Syndicate Six days after hurricane Sandy passed through, Santiago — Cuba's second city, with a population of 500,000 — remained without power. Running water was scarce in Santiago, where a cholera outbreak was reported earlier this year, and [...] Continue reading

Chinks in the state’s media monopoly

Winds of change Chinks in the state's media monopoly Nov 3rd 2012 | HAVANA | from the print edition SIX days after Hurricane Sandy passed through, Santiago, Cuba's second city with a population of 500,000, remained without power. Running water in Santiago, where a cholera outbreak was reported earlier this year, was scarce and there [...] Continue reading

Cubans Need Help Recovering From Hurricane Sandy

Cubans Need Help Recovering From Hurricane Sandy / Yoani SanchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez    How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy has devastated the city of Santiago de Cuba and caused severe damage in several towns in the east of the country. The images of destruction speak for themselves, but the cameras barely manage to capture a [...] Continue reading

As Hurricane Sandy devastates Cuba, bloggers rise to the challenge

As Hurricane Sandy devastates Cuba, bloggers rise to the challenge Posted by Max Fisher on October 29, 2012 at 10:31 am Cuban bloggers are showing surprising initiative in responding to Hurricane Sandy, which has killed 11 and caused significant damage since making landfall there on Thursday. It's still not clear how costly the storm will [...] Continue reading

Seven Proposals After Hurricane Sandy

Seven Proposals After Hurricane Sandy / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez Thursday morning will never be forgotten by thousands of people in Eastern Cuba. The wind, flying roofs, heavy rains and trees falling on streets and houses, will remain as permanent memories of Hurricane Sandy. Nor will they be able to get out of [...] Continue reading

Who Can We Ask?

Who Can We Ask? October 13, 2012 Esteban Morales* People buy newspapers but usually do so only by inertia, because day after day they won't find anything of interest in them. Photo:Caridad HAVANA TIMES — For people like me who enjoy writing, we also like it when others read our work. But this isn't enough. [...] Continue reading

Call for release of independent journalist accused of insulting president

Call for release of independent journalist accused of insulting president Published on Monday 24 September 2012. Harassment of dissidents has never really stopped since Raúl Castro became president in 2006 but, if they are detained, it is usually for short spells. The arrest of Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, a reporter for the independent Hablemos Press [...] Continue reading

Cuban journalist arrested for his investigative reporting

Cuban journalist arrested for his investigative reporting The Paris-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), is concerned that the detention of Cuban reporter Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is a return to darker days. Martínez, who works for the independent Hablemos Press agency, was arrested on 16 September on a charge of insulting the president, [...] Continue reading

Cuban government stays mum on new cholera reports

Cuban government stays mum on new cholera reports Juan O. Tamayo | The Miami Herald MIAMI — Four weeks after the Cuban government announced that an outbreak of cholera in the eastern part of the island was over, there are unconfirmed reports of new cases popping up in two small towns. Twenty-seven cases were reported [...] Continue reading

Among Conspiracies and Euphemisms

Among Conspiracies and Euphemisms… / Miriam Celaya Miriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting This week, the official press published a lengthy press release that stated that the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) considered what they referred to as “the outbreak of intestinal infection caused by water pollution” had ended. It lasted for two months in eastern [...] Continue reading

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained Agence France-Presse 10:12 am | Saturday, August 25th, 2012 HAVANA – Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was arrested by police after an argument with agents guarding his home, his mother and activists said Friday. Farinas, who has gone on hunger strike about two dozen times against the regime, was arrested late [...] Continue reading

More dengue fever reported in eastern Cuba

Posted on Monday, 08.20.12 More dengue fever reported in eastern Cuba A vocational school has been turned into a makeshift hospital to handle the overflow of Dengue patients. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com An outbreak of dengue fever in eastern Cuba has reportedly forced authorities to turn a vocational school into a hospital, while a [...] Continue reading

Cuba mute in the time of cholera

Cuba mute in the time of cholera Castro government strong on public health, weak on public information in response to outbreak. Nick MiroffJuly 13, 2012 13:47 Cuba media cholera 2012 07 13 Cubans only relying on local media such as the official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, Granma, miss important information about a cholera [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s top epidemiologist tells CNN in Manzanillo that cholera has not spread

Posted on Saturday, 07.14.12 Cuba's top epidemiologist tells CNN in Manzanillo that cholera has not spread By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuba's national director of epidemiology has told a CNN crew, the first foreign journalists to visit the focus of a cholera outbreak, that the disease has not spread to other regions and that the [...] Continue reading

Government says cholera cases jump from 85 to 110, but outbreak remains under control

Posted on Thursday, 07.12.12 Government says cholera cases jump from 85 to 110, but outbreak remains under control Dissident in eastern city of Santiago de Cuba says government is hiding eight cholera deaths By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban public health officials say the number of confirmed cholera cases has risen from 85 to 100 [...] Continue reading

Cholera

Cholera / Anddy Sierra Alvarez Anddy Sierra Alvarez, Translator: Regina Anavy CóleraThe outbreak of cholera in Cuba is increasing, and the capital could have 10 cases. Still, the official media have not commented about it. A source from the Capri polyclinic says there was a meeting in his workplace to learn that in the province [...] Continue reading

Scope of Cuba’s cholera outbreak unclear

Scope of Cuba's cholera outbreak unclear 11/07/2012 10:33:00 AM Angela Mulholland Worries are growing about how widespread the cholera outbreak affecting Cuba is, with news that at least 85 people have become ill and reports that the disease has spread to several parts of the country. Worries are growing about how widespread the cholera outbreak [...] Continue reading

Cholera Cases Multiply in Cuba as Authorities Work to Contain Outbreak

Cholera Cases Multiply in Cuba as Authorities Work to Contain Outbreak Published July 10, 2012 Associated Press With new cases multiplying, health officials in Cuba are struggling to prevent a widespread outbreak of cholera. Cuban authorities confirmed in a Monday newscast 85 cases of cholera in the eastern province of Granma, according to the news [...] Continue reading

Cuban government: Cholera outbreak under control

Posted on Wednesday, 07.11.12 Cuban government: Cholera outbreak under control A Cuban government official claims the cholera outbreak in eastern Granma province is under control. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com A cholera outbreak in eastern Cuba remained at 85 confirmed cases as government officials reported that crews rushed in from other regions helped to pump [...] Continue reading

Cuban official reports 85 confirmed cholera cases in eastern Granma province alone

Posted on Tuesday, 07.10.12 Cuban official reports 85 confirmed cholera cases in eastern Granma province alone Cholera cases appear to be spreading as new cases were unofficially reported in Havana. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The number of cholera cases confirmed in eastern Cuba jumped from 30 to 85 over the weekend but the death [...] Continue reading

Funcionaria local reporta 85 casos de cólera en provincia Granma

Epidemias Funcionaria local reporta 85 casos de cólera en provincia Granma "Se han cerrado varios pozos y eso empeora la situación del abasto de agua", dijo a CaféFuerte una anciana que regresó este lunes a Miami, luego de haber visitado a familiares en Manzanillo Redacción CE, Madrid | 10/07/2012 9:54 am Las autoridades sanitarias confirmaron [...] Continue reading

Cuba Experiencing Cholera Outbreak, 50 People Now Infected

Cuba Experiencing Cholera Outbreak, 50 People Now Infected Posted: July 8, 2012 At least three people have died and 50 have been infected since a cholera outbreak was discovered in the south-eastern town of Manzanillo, Cuba. Medical officials have rushed to contain the outbreak by treating nearly 1,000 people in the area. Officials from the [...] Continue reading
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