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    Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners

    Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners / 14ymedio, EFE 14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 22 February 2017 — The presentation of the Oswaldo Payá “Freedom and Life” Prize has led to a diplomatic conflict, after the Cuban government vetoed the entry into the country of three of the guests: OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Former Mexican […] Continue reading

    Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains

    Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading

    Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures

    Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 30 November 2016 – Cuba’s official press and, oddly, a good part of the international media, never stop repeating that Fidel Castro brought Cubans free education and healthcare for all. Cuba was already, however, one of the most developed countries on […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s strides under Castro offset by decades of repression, reports say

    Cuba’s strides under Castro offset by decades of repression, reports say By Joe Sterling, CNN Updated 0626 GMT (1426 HKT) November 27, 2016 (CNN)The relentlessly brutal legacy of political repression that marked Fidel Castro’s rule in Cuba offset and undermined his achievements, two major human rights groups said on Saturday. Amnesty International and Human Rights […] Continue reading

    Cuban Youth From US ‘World Learning’ Course Find Themselves Amid Slogans And Fear

    Cuban Youth From US ‘World Learning’ Course Find Themselves Amid Slogans And Fear / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 1 October 2016 — Their names are barely known, but now they find themselves in the middle of acts of political reaffirmation and facing police interrogations. They are young people between the ages of […] Continue reading

    Cuban Government Lashes Out At Scholarships For Young Cubans In The United States

    Cuban Government Lashes Out At Scholarships For Young Cubans In The United States / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 25 September 2016 — The ideological battle of officialdom has a new enemy: the scholarships offered by the American organization World Learning to young Cubans between 16 and 18 years of age. In Cuban […] Continue reading

    Fidel Castro’s Battle of Ideas… Political Pantomime

    Fidel Castro’s Battle of Ideas… Political Pantomime / Somos+, Roberto Camba How much truth can a man take? Friedrich Nietzsche Somos+, Roberto Camba, 12 September 2016 — They say it began with the fight to return the young rescued rafter Elian Gonzalez from the United States to Cuba. Really it was much earlier, since the […] Continue reading

    The Alternative To Socialism – A Solidarity Market Economy

    The Alternative To Socialism: A Solidarity Market Economy / 14ymedio, Mauricio Rojas Chile uneasy with success 14ymedio, Mauricio Rojas, Santiago de Chile, 9 September 2016 — Since 2011 the Chilean left has launched a search for “another model,” an alternative to the social market economy that has led the country to remarkable economic and social […] Continue reading

    Journalism on Demand

    Cuba: Journalism on Demand / Iván García Iván García, 27 August 2016 — I still remember that two-day trip to Pinar del Río. I stayed in a Communist Party hotel at the side of the old central highway. I visited the province’s outstanding factories, cooperatives and work centers. Then in Havana, I wrote three or […] Continue reading

    State Security Tactics in Cuba

    State Security Tactics in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 11 May 2016 — Daniel Llorente Miranda, 52, is a spontaneous dissident. He doesn’t belong to any opposition party, nor is he an un-gagged journalist. He is on his own. Last 22 March, with the stars and stripes on his shoulders, Llorente found himself in […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Communist Youth Union And The Devaluation Of Its Militancy

    Cuba’s Communist Youth Union And The Devaluation Of Its Militancy / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on April 6, 2016 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 5 April 2017 — Social stereotypes have their moment. In the Cuba of the 50s, being baptized, making one’s first communion, or being married in the church, were the rites of passage […] 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

    Why Do Cubans Emigrate?

    Why Do Cubans Emigrate? / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 22, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 16 December 2015 — Laying the blame on “Yankee imperialism” or the “perverse and criminal” Cuban Adjustment Act will not stem the flow of people escaping poverty and bleak futures. The national debate should be of a different nature. A responsible […] Continue reading

    December 17th, One Year On: Balance and Responsibility

    December 17th, One Year On: Balance and Responsibility / Convivencia Posted on December 14, 2015 Coexistence Magazine, Pinar del Rio, Cuba Convivencia, Pinar del Rio, 20 November 2015 — December 17, 2014 opened, without a doubt, a new stage, a new phase in the recent history of Cuba: it was the announcement of the process […] Continue reading

    On Censorship And Its Demons

    On Censorship And Its Demons / 14ymedio, Enrique Colina Posted on November 14, 2015 14ymedio, Enrique Colina, 30 October 2015 – The artistic censorship practiced in Cuba during these 56 years, against works and creators, from a culture in favor of a supposed defense of the Revolution, has paradoxically resulted in a backlash against the […] 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

    A Bill to Penalize Acts of Repudiation

    Cuba: A Bill to Penalize Acts of Repudiation / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on May 1, 2015 To guarantee the prevalence of solidarity and respect, a bill is urgently needed that would penalize acts of repudiation, and hold their perpetrators and accomplices criminally responsible. Help me to promote this bill. A Bill to Penalize Acts […] Continue reading

    The Ladies in White Should Change Their Political Profile

    The Ladies in White Should Change Their Political Profile / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 20, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 11 March 2015 — During the hot summer of 2013 I remember Blanca Reyes, wife of the poet and journalist Raul Rivero, writing letters to the pope in the Vatican, to the Mothers of the Plaza […] Continue reading

    El Crítico – Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba

    El Crítico: Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba 02/06/2015 2:38 PM 02/06/2015 10:08 PM HAVANA During his years behind bars, Angel Yunier Remón Arzuaga staged a 27-day hunger strike and refused to wear the prison uniform. Now, as the rapper known as “El Critico” returns to his music, he plans to do so with […] Continue reading

    The Documentary “Worm” Goes Undercover on the Island

    The Documentary “Worm” Goes Undercover on the Island / Manuel Guerra Perez Posted on March 14, 2014 In digital format and DVD media, it is alarming part of the population that says it is unaware of the siege of the dissidents. HAVANA, Cuba – The documentary “Gusano” (Worm), produced by Estado de Sats, is being […] Continue reading

    Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

    Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] 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

    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

    Inhumane acts committed by paramilitary forces against Ladies in White, worsen

    "Every Sunday the beatings are worse, but they will have to kill us because we will continue going to mass." CUBA: Inhumane acts committed by paramilitary forces against Ladies in White, worsenOnline Monday, August 22, 2011 Santiago de Cuba: At 7 a.m. the homes of five human rights defenders in three municipalities in Eastern Cuba [...] Continue reading

    INHUMANE ACTS COMMITTED BY PARAMILITARY FORCES AGAINST LADIES IN WHITE

    INHUMANE ACTS COMMITTED BY PARAMILITARY FORCES AGAINST LADIES IN WHITE22-08-2011.Laida CarroCoalition of Cuban-American Women (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Santiago de Cuba / August 21, 2011. At 7 a.m. the homes of five human rights defenders in three municipalities in Eastern Cuba were under siege by paramilitary forces and by pro government mobs: three in "Palma Soriano", one in [...] 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

    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

    “The Gray Quinquennium” Or Five Black Decades?

    "The Gray Quinquennium" Or Five Black Decades?
    2007-02-22.
    Oswaldo José Payá Sardiñas, Movimiento Cristiano Liberación
    Havana, February 1 2007- I will never be able to forget the days of
    captivity and liberation on the Island of Pinos, where I, among… Continue reading

    Cuba: Amnesty International’s human rights concerns

    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

    Media Briefing

    AI Index: AMR 25/003/2007 (Public)
    News Service No: 018
    29 January 2007

    Cuba: Amnesty International's human rights concerns
    For the past 40 years, Amnesty International (AI) has campaigned against
    human rights violations committed by the Cuban… Continue reading