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    Information as Treason

    Information as Treason / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, 14 October 2016 – Authoritarians aren’t very given to calm. They need the citizens to feel widespread discomfort to be able to govern them with ease. This scenario of fears has sharpened recently in Cuba, where the government has strengthened or opened new […] Continue reading

    Pro-government bloggers in Cuba use the web to discredit dissidents

    APRIL 8, 2016 12:02 PM Pro-government bloggers in Cuba use the web to discredit dissidents ABEL FERNÁNDEZ staff@InCubaToday.com A Spanish blog titled Comunidad del Parque de Santa Rita (Neighbors of Santa Rita Park) recently posted a series of videos of protests against the Ladies in White, a group of dissident Cuban women who march in […] Continue reading

    The New York Times, a Branch of Granma

    The New York Times, a Branch of Granma / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Posted on March 11, 2016 Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 9 March 2016 – The New York Times (NYT) has just dedicated a new editorial to Cuba. Or, to be more accurate, the article, signed by Colombian Ernesto Londoño, makes a whole accolade about […] Continue reading

    Cuban Journalists are in No-Man’s Land

    Cuban Journalists are in No-Man’s Land / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 3, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 31 October 2015 — It seems much time has passed since the ’80s, when a stern official from State Security, dressed in civilian clothing, solemnly intimidated us, a group of fresh youngsters, who were studying at La Vibora’s pre-university. […] Continue reading

    More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The Ladies In White

    More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The Ladies In White / 14ymedio Posted on August 2, 2015 The writer Angel Santiesteban with the Ladies in White at the Gandhi Park at the exit of the church of Santa Rita (Photo Luis Lazaro Guanche) 14ymedio, Havana, 2 August 2015 – This afternoon, […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Culture of Violence – A Dangerous Spiral

    Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Cuba’s Culture of Violence: A Dangerous Spiral Posted: 04/20/2014 12:44 am EDT Updated: 04/20/2014 12:59 am EDT A woman hits a child, who appears to be her son, on one corner. The passersby who see it don’t get involved. A hundred yards further on, two men get in a […] Continue reading

    Some Thoughts on How Cuba Can Undo the Disaster

    Some Thoughts on How Cuba Can Undo the Disaster April 4, 2014 Verónica Vega HAVANA TIMES — The title of my post alludes to the question with which blogger Yoani Sanchez closes Devaluación (“Devaluation”), an article addressing the question of how the marked and profound damage the revolution has caused Cuban society could be fixed […] Continue reading

    Five dissident journalists freed after short detention

    Cuba – Five dissident journalists freed after short detention Source: Reporters Without Borders – Tue, 15 Oct 2013 04:35 AM Author: Reporters Without Borders Mario Echevarría Driggs, David Águila Montero and William Cacer Díaz, arrested in Havana last week, were freed on 14 October 2013. Two correspondents for the Hablemos Press news center, Denis Noa […] Continue reading

    THREE DISSIDENT JOURNALISTS ARRESTED IN SPACE OF 24 HOURS

    THREE DISSIDENT JOURNALISTS ARRESTED IN SPACE OF 24 HOURS PUBLISHED ON MONDAY 14 OCTOBER 2013. Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of three dissident journalists who were arrested within the space of 24 hours at the end of last week in Havana. Mario Echevarría Driggs, a reporter for the Misceláneas de Cuba website, […] Continue reading

    Cuba Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Confronted by Italian Pro-Castro Fanatics

    Cuba Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Confronted by Italian Pro-Castro Fanatics By Gianluca Mezzofiore: Subscribe to Gianluca’s RSS feed April 28, 2013 9:59 PM GMT Cuba dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez has been confronted by pro-Castro fanatics at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia A group of around twenty demonstrators accused Sanchez of being pro-American, shouting “Yes […] Continue reading

    Disruption of Yoani speech in New York carries echoes of Cuba

    Posted on Tuesday, 03.19.13 Fabiola Santiago: Disruption of Yoani speech in New York carries echoes of Cuba By Fabiola Santiago fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com NEW YORK — What do you know? I came to the hip "capital of the world" to attend an unprecedented conference on digital media in Cuba — and ended up witnessing an American-style version [...] Continue reading

    Cubans test official limits on criticism

    Cubans test official limits on criticismBy Peter OrsiAssociated PressPublished: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 6:50 a.m. MDT PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba — Pedro Pablo Oliva was the kind of model citizen the Cuban government wants to show the world. Oliva proclaimed his loyalty to Fidel Castro's revolution, his support for its goal of social equality and [...] Continue reading

    RESUMEN DE ARRESTOS EN CUBA EN LO QUE VA DE MES

    RESUMEN DE ARRESTOS EN CUBA EN LO QUE VA DE MES17-10-2011.Laida Carro (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- A nuestra redacción ha llegado un resumen de noticias en inglés detallando los arrestos en las diferentes provincias de Cuba en lo que va de mes. CUBA From October 7-16, 2011, the Cuban regime has subjected hundreds of human rights defenders and [...] Continue reading

    The New Challenge to Repressive Cuba

    The New Challenge to Repressive Cuba
    by Daniel Wilkinson
    Published in:
    The New York Review of Books
    August 19, 2010

    For decades, the Castro government has been very effective in repressing
    dissent in Cuba by, among other things, preventing its… Continue reading

    Amnesty: Cuba harassing dead hunger striker’s mom

    Posted on Tuesday, 08.17.10
    Amnesty: Cuba harassing dead hunger striker’s mom
    By WILL WEISSERT
    Associated Press Writer

    HAVANA — Amnesty International is calling on Cuban authorities to stop
    disrupting weekly marches by the mother of a political who died… Continue reading

    Cuba—A Way Forward

    Cuba—A Way Forward
    by Nik Steinberg, Daniel Wilkinson

    In a 1980 interview, Gabriel García Márquez told The New York Times that
    he had spent three years writing a book about life in Cuba under Fidel
    Castro. But, he said, “now… Continue reading