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Activist Joanna Columbie Deported to Camaguey

Activist Joanna Columbie Deported to Camaguey 14ymedio, Havana, 2 June 2017 – The principal of Academy 1010 and Somos+ (We Are More) Movement activist, Joanna Columbie, was deported Friday from the Vivac detention center in Havana to Camaguey province, as reported to 14ymedio by the leader of the Somos+ organization, Eliecer Avila. “Joanna called from […] Continue reading

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 April 2017 — Cuban police are searching for a boat stolen from the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and to find it they are raiding houses of former rafters, according to Solainy Salazar, whose husband tried to leave the […] Continue reading

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 April 2017 — Juana Chiroles will never forget December 26, 2015. It was the last day she saw her son and her two nephews. As night fell the young men told her they were going to […] Continue reading

Cuban Migrant Interdictions Dry Up After US Ends ‘Wet Foot’ Policy

Cuban Migrant Interdictions Dry Up After US Ends ‘Wet Foot’ Policy Military.com | 12 Apr 2017 | by Hope Hodge Seck After seeing the number of Cubans trying to reach the United States by sea skyrocket in 2016 as the two countries resumed diplomatic relations, the commandant of the Coast Guard said the flow has […] Continue reading

Cuban Police Prevent Joanna Columbié From Boarding A Plane To Mexico

Cuban Police Prevent Joanna Columbié From Boarding A Plane To Mexico / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 March 2017 – Cuban police prevented activist Joanna Columbié from boarding a plane this Monday heading to Mexico. The car in which she was raveling was intercepted on the way to the airport and a State Security official warned […] Continue reading

Dry or Wet? Thinking with our Feet

Dry or Wet? Thinking with our Feet / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 17 January 2017 — The announcement of the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which gave Cuban immigrants the special privilege of remaining in the US without being deported, just by touching American soil, ended Thursday, 12 January […] Continue reading

The Drama of Hundreds of Cubans Who Have Their Bags Packed

The Drama of Hundreds of Cubans Who Have Their Bags Packed / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Havana/Miami, 14 January 2017 – Yeny Varela cried bitterly this Thursday when she heard on national television about the immediate end to the wet foot/dry foot policy. Repatriated to Cuba from Mexico after a long month-and-a-half […] Continue reading

Activist Abandons Hunger Strike After Promise Of Not Being Deported To His Home Province

Activist Abandons Hunger Strike After Promise Of Not Being Deported To His Home Province / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 10 January 2017 — Vladimir Martín Castellanos, a member of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), abandoned his hunger strike this Monday after the authorities promised that he would not be deported from Las Tunas to Santiago […] Continue reading

Cuban Faces of 2016 – Elaine Díaz, Director of ‘Neighborhood Journalism

Cuban Faces of 2016: Elaine Díaz, Director of ‘Neighborhood Journalism’ / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 27 December 2016 — Cuban Faces of 2016: Elaine Díaz graduated with a degree in Journalism from the Faculty of Communication of the University of Havana in 2008, she has worked as an assistant professor and maintains the blog La Polémica […] Continue reading

A Second Day Of Police Harassment For Somos+ Academy

A Second Day Of Police Harassment For Somos+ Academy / 14ymedio Academy 1010, an initiative of the Somos+ (We Are More) Movement, experienced a second day of police harassment with a strong Sttae Security operation around the homes of several activists, including arrests and deportations to home provinces. Today, no participants were able to reach […] Continue reading

Journalist Elaine Diaz Arrested In Baracoa While Reporting On Hurricane Matthew

Journalist Elaine Diaz Arrested In Baracoa While Reporting On Hurricane Matthew / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 12 October 2016 — The journalist Elaine Diaz, director of the independent media Periodismo de Barrio (Neighborhood Journalism), was arrested Wednesday morning in Baracoa, Guantanamo province, while covering the damage left by Hurricane Matthew. The reporter was accompanied by several […] Continue reading

We Don’t Want to Be Like Che

We Don’t Want to Be Like Che* / Somos+ Somos+, José Presol, 7 October 2016 — On October 9 it will be forth-nine years since a man with dirty, matted hair, a lice-ridden beard, boots that were no more than shards of leather and a uniform in tatters emerged from the forest to demonstrate, as […] Continue reading

Despite Obama’s claims, Cuba’s the same

Despite Obama’s claims, Cuba’s the same Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Bill Bumpas, Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com) Christian human rights organizations are alarmed at the wave of repression against Christians in Cuba – despite the normalization of relations between the United States and the communist island. Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports a government crackdown on freedom […] Continue reading

The growth and challenges of the Church in Cuba

The growth and challenges of the Church in Cuba ON: 8/19/2016, BY DONIS TRACY PILOT CORRESPONDENT To understand the Church’s current situation in Cuba, one needs to look at the early days of the revolution. “I remember that time,” recalls Laura Perez. Speaking in her native Spanish from her apartment in West New York, N.J., […] Continue reading

The Tentacles of Castroism Are Long

“The Tentacles of Castroism Are Long” / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 13 July 2016 — Desolate, but firm and willing to continue fighting for Cubans, whom he calls “my brothers.” Thus, Efrain Sanchez Mateo defines himself after serving a sentence of five days in jail for allegedly assaulting a police officer during […] Continue reading

They are afraid of us

“They are afraid of us” / 14ymedio Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 13 July 2016 — Before leaving Cuba, Armando Avila was an auto mechanic specializing in brake systems in Ciego de Avila. In December 2015, he took a flight to Ecuador with the intention of reaching the border between Mexico and the United […] Continue reading

LETTER TO OBAMA – MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA – RSF

LETTER TO OBAMA: MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016. Next week, President Barack Obama will visit Cuba, the first sitting President of the United States to do so since 1928. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written an open letter to President Obama asking […] Continue reading

Cuba is still a dictatorship

Cuba is still a dictatorship by Jorge Ramos January 13, 2016 2:47 p.m. Sometimes those of us who live outside Cuba forget that the country remains a dictatorship. But for the 11 million people living on the island, forgetting is impossible—they live the consequences every day. But the thaw between Washington and Havana that began […] Continue reading

Holocaust survivor’s art last seen in Cuba

Holocaust survivor’s art last seen in Cuba US foundation claims Castro regime seized paintings that Hitler failed to steal by DAVID D’ARCY | 22 December 2015 A US foundation is stepping up efforts to recover fr om Cuba a collection of paintings by Picasso, Degas, Goya, Van Gogh and Hans Memling, among others. The missing […] Continue reading

Jose Daniel Ferrer Barred from Havana and Warned He Could Return to Prison

Jose Daniel Ferrer Barred from Havana and Warned He Could Return to Prison / 14ymedio Posted on December 18, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 18 December 2015 — The leader of the National Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Jose Daniel Ferrer, was deported to Santiago de Cuba by order of a Havana judge who warned him that […] Continue reading

The Cuba conundrum – where to now for Cuba-US relations?

The Cuba conundrum: where to now for Cuba-US relations? Relations with the United States have thawed, and Cuba’s youth hunger for change. But other Cubans fear that ‘normalising’ of relations with the US will make life on the Caribbean island worse, rather than better Rozana loves Rihanna. “I like her songs, the way she dresses, […] Continue reading

The Tyrannosaurus Rex Generation

Cuba: The Tyrannosaurus Rex Generation August 31, 2015 By Martin Guevara HAVANA TIMES — The experience of Syrian refugees – a drama much talked about around Europe today, which is cause enough for concern in and of itself – led me to make a rather disheartening observation. The tragedies these exiles bring with them from […] Continue reading

LETTER TO JOHN KERRY – “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD”

LETTER TO JOHN KERRY: “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD” PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 13 AUGUST 2015. On August 14, Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Cuba in order to celebrate the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It is the first time since 1959 that the head of […] Continue reading

Everyone Bears Your Name, Fidel

Everyone Bears Your Name, Fidel / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on July 12, 2015 Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, 10 April 2015 We Cubans are going to miss Fidel a lot. Fidel was a spontaneous, almost infantile, assassin with an irresistible charisma that eroticized even his bodyguards. Meanwhile, he could kill just out of a […] Continue reading

Left-Wing Magazine Plans Posh Trip To Castro’s Cuba

Left-Wing Magazine Plans Posh Trip To Castro’s Cuba BLAKE NEFF Reporter 11:24 AM 07/11/2015 The Nation, one of America’s premier left-wing magazines, is advertising a trip to Communist Cuba where it touts that visitors will be able to meet spies who helped kill Americans. An email sent out Friday invites loyal friends of The Nation […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Trans-National Society & the Omissions of Politics

Cuba’s Trans-National Society & the Omissions of Politics June 22, 2015 Haroldo Dilla Alfonso HAVANA TIMES — If I were to say the most dynamic part of Cuban society lives, not on the island, but across the world (particularly South Florida), I wouldn’t be saying anything new. This is true economically and demographically – much […] Continue reading

Deportees in Their Own Country

Deportees in Their Own Country / Cubanet, Reinaldo Cosano Posted on May 18, 2015 Cuban Apartheid, suffered by families who abandoned their homes and went to Havana in search of a new life Cubanet.org, Reinaldo Emilio Cosano Alen, Havana, 15 May 2015 – Rodolfo Castro, from Santiago de Cuba, met with three other young men […] Continue reading
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