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    Number of Political Prisoners Doubles In Last Year, According To Human Rights Group

    Number of Political Prisoners Doubles In Last Year, According To Human Rights Group 14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2017 – The number of political prisoners has doubled this year, according to the most recent report from the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), which counts 140 people charged for these reasons in April, […] Continue reading

    Dozens Of Ladies In White Arrested On The 100th Day Of TodosMarchamos

    Dozens Of Ladies In White Arrested On The 100th Day Of TodosMarchamos 14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2017 – At least 38 Ladies in White were arrested this Sunday in Havana, Matanzas, Guantanamo, Ciego de Avila and Santa Clara, during the 100th day of the #TodosMarchamos (We All March) campaign for the release of Cuba’s political […] 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

    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

    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

    The Totalitarian Left and Their “Escraches”

    The Totalitarian Left and Their “Escraches” / 14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner 14ymedio, Carlos A. Montaner, Miami, 2 July 2016 – Cesar Nombela is the chancellor of the Menendez and Pelayo International University located in Santander, Spain. He is a renowned researcher in the world of microbiology. It occurred to Dr. Nombela and the Governing Council […] 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    The Government We Need

    The Government We Need / 14ymedio, Regina Coyula Posted on August 9, 2015 14ymedio, Regina Coyula, Havana. 2 August 2015 — In light of the government’s refusal to dialog with the nonviolent opposition, the latter should start a discussion within itself, an exercise unfamiliar to Cubans. Instead, we are accustomed to extremes ranging from the […] 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

    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

    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

    Cuba Urged To Let Church Leader, Family Leave Island

    Cuba Urged To Let Church Leader, Family Leave IslandMonday, November 7, 2011 (6:02 pm)By BosNewsLife Americas Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)– The leader of a major Cuban network of independent churches and his family have urged Cuba's government to let them leave the Communist-run island following years of harassment, including imprisonment, […] 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

    Cuba: Twilight of the regime

    Posted on Sunday, 04.03.11

    Cuba: Twilight of the regime
    By CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER
    www.firmaspress.com

    Jimmy Carter went to visit Raúl Castro. The initiative was Raúl's. He
    wanted to let President Obama know that everything is negotiable,
    including the release of… Continue reading

    Pro-government crowd taunts dissidents in Havana

    Posted on Friday, 03.18.11

    Pro-government crowd taunts dissidents in Havana
    By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
    Associated Press

    HAVANA — Pro-government demonstrators surrounded the home of a leading
    Cuban dissident Friday, yelling insults at her and other opposition
    figures gathered inside to mark… Continue reading

    INFORME SOBRE MÁS DE 200 ARRESTOS EN 72 HORAS

    INFORME SOBRE MÁS DE 200 ARRESTOS EN 72 HORAS28-02-2011.Centro de Información Hablemos Press(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- El Centro de Información Hablemos Press registra más de 200 detenciones por motivos políticos en menos d... 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

    Report on the HR situation in Cuba over the last 5 months

    Report on the HR situation in Cuba over the last 5 months (January -May
    2008)

    Over the last five months, the Cuban regime arrested and jailed 22
    dissidents and opposition activists, 13 of whom were still in prison at
    the… 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