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Easter No. 3 for a Prisoner of Castro

Easter No. 3 for a Prisoner of Castro Bearing witness to Cuba’s political persecution costs Sonia Garro her freedom. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY April 20, 2014 5:34 p.m. ET Christians the world over celebrated the resurrection of their savior on Sunday with worship services and family gatherings. Thirty-eight-year-old Sonia Garro shares the faith too, but […] Continue reading

Archbishop Wenski asks for prayers for Cuban dissidents

Posted on Saturday, 04.19.14 Archbishop Wenski asks for prayers for Cuban dissidents BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski has asked that masses at the Our Lady of Charity shrine say special prayers this weekend for Cuban dissident Sonia Garro and two others jailed without trial since shortly before a papal mass in […] Continue reading

A Cuba Crime Report

A Cuba Crime Report April 18, 2014 Irina Echarry HAVANA TIMES — On the last Saturday of March, an official government announcement took the habitual listeners of Havana’s Radio Reloj radio program by surprise. It was a petition by authorities asking the public the help clear up a crime that had taken place in Old […] Continue reading

Threats to religious freedom in Cuba

Threats to religious freedom in Cuba Published 04 April 2013 | ASSIST News Service Events in the first quarter of 2013 point to an ongoing trend of a broader political crackdown on religious freedom in Cuba, while reported violations tripled in 2012. That's according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide's (CSW) latest report on religious freedom in [...] Continue reading

Will the Cuban government pay a price, or benefit, by finally letting Castro opponents travel?

Cuba's dissidents go abroad Will the Cuban government pay a price, or benefit, by finally letting Castro opponents travel? HAVANA, Cuba — For most of the past 50 years, the Cuban government has had a straightforward strategy for keeping opposition activists from spreading their criticism abroad and linking up to international sympathizers. It wouldn't let [...] Continue reading

Yoani Sánchez faces as many questions as explanations from exiles

Posted on Saturday, 03.30.13 In My Opinion Myriam Marquez: Yoani Sánchez faces as many questions as explanations from exiles By Myriam Marquez mmarquez@MiamiHerald.com Forty questions in 80 days. From Brazil to New York, internationally renown Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has encountered Castro sympathizers agitating, calling her a "mercenary of the CIA," a gusana, a worm [...] Continue reading

In solidarity with Cuba’s voices of opposition to Castro’s tyranny

Posted on Saturday, 03.30.13 YOANI SANCHEZ In solidarity with Cuba's voices of opposition to Castro's tyranny BY MARIO DIAZ-BALART AND ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN As we celebrate Passover and Easter, we cherish the freedom to practice our beliefs and express our views, but are also reminded of those 90 miles away who suffer under an evil communist [...] Continue reading

Gauging the impact of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s visit to Cuba

Posted on Monday, 03.25.13 Papal visit anniversary Gauging the impact of Pope Emeritus Benedict's visit to Cuba By MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com In the year since then-Pope Benedict XVI visited Cuba with a message of "reconciliation," change has come to Cuba but even greater change has come to the Roman Catholic Church. Though no one present [...] Continue reading

10 years after arrests, Cubans split on pace of change

Updated: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:52:11 GMT | By Agence France-Presse 10 years after arrests, Cubans split on pace of change Ten years after the "Black Spring" arrest of 75 Cuban dissidents, some in the opposition perceive signs of greater openness while others see a regime that is merely changing tactics to improve its image. [...] Continue reading

Church reaches out to Cuba through faith

Published: March 18, 2013 Updated: 1:20 p.m. Church reaches out to Cuba through faith By IVY JELDEN / FOR THE REGISTER Despite the depressing news filling the media these days, it is now an open season to get out the "good news" in Cuba. Of course, there are restrictions, but the fact remains that churches [...] Continue reading

Cuba Closing Evangelical Church Amid Wider Crackdown

Cuba Closing Evangelical Church Amid Wider Crackdown March 17th, 2013 by George Whitten HAVANA, CUBA (Worthy News)– Hundreds of Christians in Cuba were without a place of worship after security forces closed down the Full Gospel Church as part of a government attempt to "destroy" evangelical congregations on the Communist-run island, rights activists said. The [...] 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

Cuban Biscet calls for public defiance of ‘illegitimate’ Cuban government

Posted on Thursday, 01.10.13 Cuban Biscet calls for public defiance of 'illegitimate' Cuban government By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban dissident and former political prisoner Oscar Elias Biscet on Wednesday called for a new mass movement that will demand democracy and human rights "in public places, in a non-violent political defiance" of the government. Flanked [...] Continue reading

Church evicts occupiers from Havana temple

Posted on Tuesday, 12.18.12 Cuba Church evicts occupiers from Havana temple The occupation of the protestant temple in Havana lasted 16 months. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Leaders and members of a Pentecostal church in Cuba have evicted the followers of a rebel pastor who had occupied a temple and apartment in Havana in a [...] Continue reading

Stalking the Stalkers

Stalking the Stalkers / Rebeca Monzo #Cuba Rebeca Monzo, Translator: Unstated Since the arrests which grew out of a tragic event—the premature deaths of Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero—it has increased. Especially the stalking near the house of Antonio Rodiles, headquarters of State of SATS.* This time they were not content to hinder access to [...] Continue reading

Cuba cracks down on dissidents on Rights Day

Posted on Tuesday, 12.11.12 Cuba cracks down on dissidents on Rights Day Scores of Ladies in White and other dissidents were detained during the Sunday crackdown. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban police have detained more than 100 dissidents and put another 100 to 150 under house arrest in an island-wide crackdown to block any [...] Continue reading

Cuba: The Time to Fill the Jails Came Again

Cuba: The Time to Fill the Jails Came Again / Ivan Garcia #Cuba Ivan Garcia, Translator: mlk Trying to analyze the strategy of the Castro brothers is an exercise in pure abstraction. Their way of moving tokens on the political board tends to go against logic. The incarceration of 75 dissidents ordered by Fidel Castro [...] Continue reading

Cuba Recognizes Role of Catholic Church

Cuba Recognizes Role of Catholic Church November 30, 2012 HAVANA TIMES — Cardinal Jaime Ortega, the archbishop of Havana, said recently at a conference in Germany that the Cuban Catholic Church is recognized as a legitimate interlocutor by the island's government. Since 2010 the Church has been in dialogue with the authorities and "not only [...] Continue reading

Cuba keeps intense pressure on rights advocates

Cuba keeps intense pressure on rights advocates By IVETTE MARTNEZ The Institute for War & Peace Reporting More than 5,600 dissidents, journalists and human-rights activists have been arrested or detained in Cuba between January and the end of October of this year, a leading human rights group reports. The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and [...] Continue reading

Political Detentions in Cuba Top 5,000

Political Detentions in Cuba Top 5,000 Some await trial, while many are detained for shorter periods to disrupt their work as journalists or rights activists. By Ivette Martínez – Latin America 23 Nov 12 More than 5,600 Cuban dissidents, journalists and rights activists were detained or arrested between January and the start of November, a [...] Continue reading

Lack of basic human rights one reason to keep embargo

Lack of basic human rights one reason to keep embargo Guillermo I. Martinez Columnist November 22, 2012 Last weekend, during a presentation of the book "Cubans: An Epic Journey," which Sam Verdeja and I co-edited, a man in the audience asked the most expected question: "Why doesn't the United States lift the embargo on Cuba?" [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Ladies in White

Cuba’s Ladies in White An undercover reporter finds out what it is like to live in a culture of fear and surveillance. People and Power Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 10:28 Video: http://aje.me/ScqDPo After 53 years of revolution, Cubans are increasingly exasperated by the restrictions imposed on them by the country’s change-averse communist regime. In [...] Continue reading

The Worst Evil of Bad People is the Silence of Good People

The Worst Evil of Bad People is the Silence of Good People / Lilianne Ruiz Antonio Rodiles, Dimas Castellanos, Lilianne Ruiz, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Oswaldo Paya, Translator: Unstated Antonio Rodiles continues to be held in the dungeons at Acosta and 10 de Octubre streets, for 9 days now. Perhaps the political police won't free [...] Continue reading

Persecución encubierta a cristianos opositores en Cuba

Persecución encubierta a cristianos opositores en Cuba Persecución encubierta a cristianos opositores en Cuba En Cuba existen seminarios bíblicos, iglesias con edificios propios y libertad para el ingreso de Biblias, pero no todos los cristianos gozan de estos derechos. 16 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2012, MADRID Después de dedicar varias ediciones al "mundo musulmán", el último [...] Continue reading

To My Cuban Brothers and Sisters in Exile

To My Cuban Brothers and Sisters in Exile / Padre Jose Conrado Rodriguez Alegre Eliecer Avila, Padre Jose Conrado, Reinaldo Escobar, Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez Dear Brothers and Sisters: In Santiago de Cuba it is just dawning. Today, Friday October 26, 2012, just 48 hours after the horrible devastation left behind Hurricane Sandy, I got [...] Continue reading

Cyber-indigence in Cuba

Cyber-indigence in Cuba November 8, 2012 Alfredo Fernandez HAVANA TIMES — "Please, when you write to Zenaida, tell her not to forget to send the shoes for Carlitos' graduation, the eye drops for Claudia and the cooking yeast. And please, please, remember to also remind her that the power supply of the computer isn't going [...] Continue reading

Cuba Needs a Constitution That Serves Everyone

Cuba Needs a Constitution That Serves Everyone / Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia, Translator: Unstated Some dissidents believe the best place for the current constitution is a waste basket. Laura Diversent, an independent attorney, is more circumspect. "Certainly, today's constitution has innumerable shortcomings. I don't believe it would be adequate in a democratic Cuba. But in [...] Continue reading
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