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    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

    Thugs Beat Pregnant Pro-Democracy Dissident ‘in the Belly,’ Put Father in the Hospital

    Cuba: Thugs Beat Pregnant Pro-Democracy Dissident ‘in the Belly,’ Put Father in the Hospital by FRANCES MARTEL29 Mar 2017110 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER An unidentified mob attacked two members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) – a pregnant teen and her activist father – on Sunday night, hurling bottles at them and reportedly […] Continue reading

    The regime’s impudence

    The regime’s impudence DDC | Madrid | 18 de Enero de 2017 – 09:42 CET. A regime like Cuba’s – which has never tired of discriminating between nationals and foreigners, treating its own people like second-class citizens, and imposing nationality-based policies of apartheid – now considers it a victory to have undone the only preferential […] 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 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

    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

    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

    The Repression Obama Did Not See in Havana

    The Repression Obama Did Not See in Havana / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 22 March 2016 — Just when Air Force One landed at 2 pm at the Andrew military base on the way to Havana, forty-six Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) walked in file along the central promenade of 5th Avenue, with photos, […] 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

    Ladies in White and Opponents Arrested After Sunday March in Havana

    Ladies in White and Opponents Arrested After Sunday March in Havana / EFE, 14ymedio Posted on March 20, 2016 EFE/14ymedio, Havana, 20 March 2016 – Some fifty Ladies in White and other opposition members such as the graffiti artist El Sexto and Antonio Gonzales Rodlies were arrested in Havana today after the usual Sunday march […] Continue reading

    Opposition Marchers Should Change Their Strategy

    Opposition Marchers Should Change Their Strategy / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 17, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 13 January 2016 — There were more than seven thousand arrests of dissidents in 2015, with most detentions lasting several hours. Beatings, harassment, acts of repudiation and degrading treatment by police are common in Cuba. Political reforms are not […] Continue reading

    Cuban activists report mysterious marks after attack

    Cuban activists report mysterious marks after attack Cuban activists were attacked during a march in which they protested the liberation of political prisoners They are now en route to the United States, where they will be medically examined for further health complications BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@alnuevoherald.com Two Cuban human rights activists traveled to Miami […] Continue reading

    Cuban Activist On The Brink Of Death After A Prolonged Hunger Strike

    Cuban Activist On The Brink Of Death After A Prolonged Hunger Strike / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on December 27, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 December 2015 – A blacksmith by profession, he never imagined that after so many years of fabricating bars for his neighbors’ homes, he would end up locked behind prison […] 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

    Same Hatred, Different Collar

    Same Hatred, Different Collar / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Posted on August 28, 2015 Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Lord Acton Hate crimes are violent acts induced by prejudices against a person or group considered “different,” owing to their social class, race, ethnicity, nationality, political affiliation, ideology, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or […] Continue reading

    UNPACU Reports More Than A Hundred Activists Arrested

    UNPACU Reports More Than A Hundred Activists Arrested / 14ymedio Posted on August 16, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 16 August 2015 — From the early hours of Sunday the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) denounced the arrest of more than 130 of its activists. Several sources within the organization told this newspaper that the detainees were […] 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

    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

    Another Sunday, Another 89 Political Arrests in Cuba

    Another Sunday, Another 89 Political Arrests in Cuba April Tally Reaches 350 as Ladies in White Bear the Brunt SABRINA MARTÍN MAY 4, 2015 AT 7:24 PM The Cuban Commission of Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported on Monday that Cuban security forces made 338 politically motivated arrests during April alone. While the figure is lower than […] 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

    Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit

    Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit BY JOSHUA GOODMAN AND ANDREA RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS 04/08/2015 9:00 PM 04/08/2015 9:59 PM PANAMA CITY About 100 supporters of Cuba’s government aggressively heckled dissidents from the communist-run island attending a civil society forum Wednesday at the start of the Summit of the Americas in Panama. Opponents of President […] 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

    Cuban trial postponed again

    Cuban trial postponed again BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 11/07/2014 7:00 AM 11/07/2014 8:05 PM The trial of two Cuban dissidents and their neighbor, who have been in pre-trial detention in Cuba since March 2012, was postponed for the fourth time Friday without explanation. The human rights group Amnesty International said the postponement left the three […] 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

    THREE BROTHERS DETAINED FOR DISSENT – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

    DOCUMENT – CUBA: THREE BROTHERS DETAINED FOR DISSENT UA: 201/13 Index: AMR 25/005/2013 Cuba Date: 2 August 2013 URGENT ACTION THREE BROTHERS DETAINED FOR DISSENT Three brothers who are members of a dissident organization are being detained on trumped-up charges. Amnesty International believes them to be prisoners of conscience, detained solely for peacefully exercising their […] Continue reading

    Cuba Organizes Acts of Repudiation Against Me in Brazil

    Cuba Organizes Acts of Repudiation Against Me in Brazil Posted: 02/19/2013 1:12 pm Perhaps you don't know — because not everything is related in a blog — but the first act of repudiation that I saw in my life was when I was only five. The commotion in the tenement caught the attention of the [...] Continue reading

    Estado de Sats Responds to Threat of “Act of Repudiation”

    Estado de Sats Responds to Threat of "Act of Repudiation" / Estado de Sats, Antonio Rodiles Antonio Rodiles, Estado de Sats / State of Sats This morning we heard through a friend that on Thursday the workers of the Labiofam company were notified that they would participate, today, in an act of repudiation* in front [...] Continue reading

    Portrait of a Revolutionary Old Man

    Portrait of a Revolutionary Old Man / Iván García Iván García, Translator: Chabeli When Leandro was born, back in 1930, there was no television. Of course, there was no Internet, computers or mobile phones either. The radio and the movies were no longer silent, and newspapers used to have many pages. Leandro still remembers when […] Continue reading

    Samsara / Lilianne Ruíz

    Samsara / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruíz, Translator: Maria Montoto I am writing in order to release my anger, because this morning Agustin has been attacked by a mob of people from that neighborhood “El Globo” –The Globe– in Calabazar, from where I was able to take him out by force with love and hot meals. […] Continue reading