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    If Trump Ends Our Remittances?

    If Trump Ends Our Remittances? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 8 July 2017 — Without too much caution, the CUPET tanker truck painted green and white begins to deposit fuel in the underground basement of a gas station located at the intersection of Calle San Miguel and Mayía Rodríguez, just in front of Villa Marista, […] Continue reading

    Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass

    Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass by FRANCES MARTEL26 Jun 2017 Over thirty members of the Ladies in White, a peaceful Catholic dissident group in Cuba, were violently arrested over the weekend for attempting to attend Sunday Mass, including leader Berta Soler. The Cuban government recently banned […] Continue reading

    Martha Beatriz Roque: “The Cuban Opposition Has Not Found The Right Path”

    Martha Beatriz Roque: “The Cuban Opposition Has Not Found The Right Path” 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miamia, 25 May 2017 — On the verge of being operated on in Miami for a traumatic cataract caused by a punch from a Cuban State Security agent during one of the many acts of repudiation against her, the dissident […] Continue reading

    At 55, Cuba’s Young Communist Union Loses Relevance But Does Not Want To Retire

    At 55, Cuba’s Young Communist Union Loses Relevance But Does Not Want To Retire 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, 4 April 2017 — There was a time when its red card was a source of pride and most teenagers dreamed of entering its ranks. But those days have been left behind for the Young Communists Union (UJC), […] Continue reading

    Warning to the Repressors – “We Are Watching You ”

    Warning to the Repressors: “We Are Watching You” 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 31 March 2017 — The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FDHC) launched its new program Artists For Rights in Miami on Friday and sent a strong message to the Cuban government’s “repressors”: You are being watched and your actions will not go […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissident leader to Trump – ‘Treat Cuba like a dictatorship’

    Cuban dissident leader to Trump: ‘Treat Cuba like a dictatorship’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Frustrated by what they see as “indolence” from the previous administration, some Cuban government opponents are urging President Donald Trump to backtrack current Cuba policy and speak out about increased government repression on the island. Antonio G. Rodiles and his […] Continue reading

    It’s Time For Politics To Stop Separating Families And Friends

    It’s Time For Politics To Stop Separating Families And Friends / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 29 December 2016 — The model imposed in Cuba in the name of a socialism that never existed had, among its worst results, the politicization of everything. Families fought over politics. Friends became enemies. This was one […] Continue reading

    The Meteoric Rise Of Susely Morfa González

    The Meteoric Rise Of Susely Morfa González / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 28 December 2016 — The political career of the psychologist Susely Morfa González has been meteoric. This Tuesday she was chosen to be a deputy in Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power and a member of the Council of State, barely two years after […] Continue reading

    UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms

    UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 24 August 2016 – Five years can be a long time in Cuba, when we’re talking about an opposition organization. In the complex kaleidoscope of dissident groups and parties that make up civil society on the […] 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

    You bring out the Cuban in me, Randy!

    You bring out the Cuban in me, Randy! BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com Dear Randy, What a sweet name for such a nasty character. For me, it conjures the infectious loud laugh of a football player I knew in high school, a friend during a time when I was still privately heartsick over losing country and […] Continue reading

    The Emigrant Must Earn Brownie Points to Enter Cuba

    The Emigrant Must Earn Brownie Points to Enter Cuba / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 21 July 2016 — With blood-stained clothes and wounds and bruises on her arms, Ana Margarito Perdigon Brito returned to Miami from Havana’s Jose Marti Airport this past June. No one knew how to rationalize that the […] Continue reading

    Cuban Alternative Journalism: Challenges and Commitments

    Cuban Alternative Journalism: Challenges and Commitments / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 3 May 2016 — One morning in 1996, the poet and journalist, Raúl Rivero, Director of the press agency Independent Cuba Press, called me at home in Víbora, to ask me to cover the trial of a dissident in a municipal court in Cerro. […] Continue reading

    A Glossary Against the Deafness of Raul Castro

    A Glossary Against the Deafness of Raul Castro / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on April 10, 2016 Luis Felipe Rojas, 28 March 2016 — With mouths agape and arms extended to the heavens, Cubans of goodwill are still awaiting the night on which Raúl Castro will liberate all political prisoners and fling into the garbage […] Continue reading

    The Cuban Adjustment Act is not the Problem

    The Cuban Adjustment Act is not the Problem / Miriam Celaya Posted on January 27, 2016 Miriam Celaya, Cubanet, Havana, 22 January 2016 – The imminent arrival in the US of thousands of Cubans stranded in Costa Rica has, once again, unleashed the debate whether the Cuban Adjustment Act its right or not, its original […] Continue reading

    Cuba – From Thaw to Disillusion

    Cuba: From Thaw to Disillusion [07-01-2016 23:49:55] Carlos Alberto Montaner Escritor, periodista y político (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- The Cuban-American thaw is back to a freeze. Or at least the temperature has dropped a lot. From the torrid beginning one year ago, when Obama and Raúl Castro, virtually hand in hand through television, announced the rapprochement, disillusionment has […] Continue reading

    The Thaw and St. Lazarus Fight Over a Date: 17D

    The Thaw and St. Lazarus Fight Over a Date: 17D* / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma Posted on December 17, 2015 14ymedio, Orlando Palma, 17 December 2015 — Dawn broke, this Thursday, to hundreds of pilgrims and promise keepers in the sanctuary of Rincón, south of Havana. The front pages of the world’s newspapers celebrated the first […] Continue reading

    The Sad Ballad of Cuban Emigration

    The Sad Ballad of Cuban Emigration / 14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner Posted on November 21, 2015 14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Miami, 21 November 2015 — Another stampede of Cubans. It happens from time to time. An editorial in Costa Rica’s La Nación offers a strong description of how the government of that country reacted: “First […] 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

    Vandals Paint Che Statue with the Word “Murderer”

    Vandals Paint Che Statue with the Word “Murderer” / 14ymedio Posted on October 26, 2015 14ymedio, Spain, 26 October 2015 — At dawn on Sunday, a group of vandals painted the statue of Ernesto Che Guevara in the Galician town of Oleiros with the colors of the Spanish flag and the word “murderer.” This is […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Human Rights at a glance

    Cuba: Human Rights at a glance 17 September 2015, 07:33 UTC Short-term arbitrary detention Peaceful demonstrators and human rights activists are routinely detained for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly and movement. Activists are often detained to stop them from attending public demonstrations or private meetings. Independent journalists reporting on these detentions […] Continue reading

    “The Cuban Regime Seeks A 2018 Generational Shift Without Democratization” – Rafael Rojas

    Rafael Rojas: “The Cuban Regime Seeks A 2018 Generational Shift Without Democratization” / 14ymedio, Yaiza Santos Posted on September 15, 2015 14ymedio, Yaiza Santos, Mexico, 11 September 2015 — Rafael Rojas (b. Santa Clara, 1965) has published Historia mínima de la revolución cubana (A Brief History of the Cuban Revolution) in Mexico, where he has […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s controversial cardinal takes center stage with pope’s visit

    Cuba’s controversial cardinal takes center stage with pope’s visit HAVANA | BY DANIEL TROTTA Cardinal Jaime Ortega rose from labor camp inmate in the 1960s to become one of Cuba’s leading political figures, leveraging a non-confrontational style into a rare position of influence for someone outside the Communist Party. With Pope Francis visiting Cuba next […] Continue reading

    Some new immigrants from Cuba need a second look

    Fabiola Santiago: Some new immigrants from Cuba need a second look BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com Cuban immigration is stirring up a hornet’s nest of concern, with good reason. Are some of the Cuban newcomers victims fleeing oppression and economic hardship — or two-faced opportunists seeking to cash in on generous U.S. government benefits available only […] Continue reading

    Antonio Rodiles Arrives in Miami After Being Unable to Leave Cuba for 8 Months

    Antonio Rodiles Arrives in Miami After Being Unable to Leave Cuba for 8 Months / 14ymedio Posted on August 5, 2015 14ymedio, 4 August 2015 – The director of the alternative project Estado de Sats, Antonio Rodiles, arrived in Miami this Monday after 8 months during which the Government prevented his leaving the island. Hours […] 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

    Berta Soler announces recall referendum on her tenure as head of the Ladies in White

    Berta Soler announces recall referendum on her tenure as head of the Ladies in White / 14ymedio Posted on February 23, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2015 — During a press conference this afternoon, Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, announced that a recall referendum would be held within the organization to define […] Continue reading

    Exiled Ladies in White members demand leader’s resignation after YouTube video

    Exiled Ladies in White members demand leader’s resignation after YouTube video NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 02/18/2015 7:38 PM 02/18/2015 11:07 PM After appearing before two recent U.S. congressional hearings seeking freedom for political prisoners and respect for human rights in Cuba, the leader of Ladies in White now faces calls for her resignation from exiled […] Continue reading

    In Havana, a wicked, unexpected act

    Fabiola Santiago: In Havana, a wicked, unexpected act BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO FSANTIAGO@MIAMIHERALD.COM 02/17/2015 7:08 PM 02/17/2015 7:27 PM In Cuban Miami, the past is never too far away. One of the most poignant stories my mother tells about our lives in 1960s Cuba begins with her standing at the bread line in the neighborhood bodega […] 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