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06/25/2017 03:47 PM
Cuba and the United States Return to the Trenches
Cuba and the United States Return to the Trenches / Iván García Iván García, 19 June 2017 — For both countries it amounts to a remake of the Cold War, this time in version 2.0. It will take time to determine the scope of the contest or if the new diplomatic battle will involve only […]
06/02/2017 07:02 PM
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 […]
05/16/2017 09:59 PM
Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom
Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom / Iván García Iván García, 3 May 2017 — Let’s step back in time. One morning in 1985, Yndamiro Restano Díaz, a thirty-seven-year-old journalist with Radio Rebelde, took out an old Underwood and wrote a clandestine broadsheet entitled “Nueva Cuba.” After distributing the single-page, handmade newspaper up and […]
04/13/2017 02:13 AM
Lysandra Does Not Want To Be Reeducated
Lysandra Does Not Want To Be Reeducated 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 12 April 2107 — Confined for more than 80 days in a punishment cell, without a single contact with the outside, the activist Lisandra Rivera Rodríguez of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) received her first family visit this Tuesday, in the Mar Verde […]
04/04/2017 06:36 PM
Three Siblings On Hunger Strike Released On Parole
Three Siblings On Hunger Strike Released On Parole 14ymedio, Havana, 3 April 2017 — The three Holguin siblings who had been on hunger strike since last March 7 were released on Sunday on parole, according to what their mother, Maydolys Leyva, told this newspaper. The activists Anairis Miranda, Adairis Miranda and Fidel Batista were sentenced […]
03/22/2017 07:06 PM
The Government Prohibits Berta Soler From Leaving Cuba
The Government Prohibits Berta Soler From Leaving Cuba / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 21 March 2017 – This Tuesday, the Cuban government prevented Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White movement, from traveling outside the country because of an unpaid fine for for an alleged infraction “against public adornment.” Meanwhile, the authorities accuse her of […]
03/20/2017 04:46 PM
A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy
A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 19 March 2017 – It rained when the presidential plane touched down on the tarmac at Havana’s Airport. On 20 March 2016, Barack Obama began a historic visit to the island that awakened hopes and sparked questions. […]
03/09/2017 10:23 PM
José Daniel Ferrer “This Type Of Assault Does Not Discourage Us”
José Daniel Ferrer: “This Type Of Assault Does Not Discourage Us” / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 9 March 2017 — The leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba, José Daniel Ferrer, was released Thursday after being detained for more than 24 hours. The opponent denounced an “increase in the repression” against the activists of his movement, […]
03/07/2017 03:39 PM
50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ
Cuba: 50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ Kyodo via AP Images by FRANCES MARTEL 6 Mar 2017 The Cuban anti-Communist group Ladies in White reports at least 50 of its members were arrested this weekend following a mob attack on their headquarters in Havana, in which the dissidents were forced to […]
02/25/2017 09:36 PM
The Countdown Begins For Raul Castro’s Departure From Power
The Countdown Begins For Raul Castro’s Departure From Power / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 24 February 2017 — On February 24 of next year Raul Castro must leave the presidency of Cuba if he is to fulfill the promise he has made several times. His announced departure from power is looked on with suspicion by some […]
02/23/2017 06:48 PM
Felipe Calderón “I Ask The Cuban Government To Rectify This Absurdity”
Felipe Calderón: “I Ask The Cuban Government To Rectify This Absurdity” / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2017 — Just five years ago, Mexican President Felipe Calderón was greeted warmly in Havana during an official visit. However, this week the now former president was denied entry to the island to participate in the Oswaldo Payá […]
01/30/2017 07:11 PM
Jose Marti’s Birthday Is Marked By House Arrests
Jose Marti’s Birthday Is Marked By House Arrests / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 28 January 2017 – On the 164th anniversary of the birth of José Martí, the day was marked by house arrests of several activists and the arrest of the regime opponent Manuel Cuesta Morúa. The most intense operation has been against those involved in […]
01/24/2017 08:44 PM
Obama Left, Trump Arrived, the Repression Continues
Obama Left, Trump Arrived, the Repression Continues / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 23 January 2017 — Within 48 hours of Donald Trump being declared President of the United States, the political police maintained their repression against opponents unchanged. The hard hand of State Security begins to contradict the claim that “Barack Obama’s […]
01/15/2017 04:37 PM
Police Raid the House of Activist Belkis Cantillo in Palmarito Del Cauto
Police Raid the House of Activist Belkis Cantillo in Palmarito Del Cauto / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 14 January 2017 — At six on Saturday morning the police raided the house of Belkis Cantillo, leader of the Citizens for Democracy movement in Palmarito del Cauto, Santiago de Cuba. The officers showed up a few hours after […]
01/12/2017 06:08 PM
Prominent Cuban dissidents detained by state security agents
Prominent Cuban dissidents detained by state security agents BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Cuban dissident Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet, recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, was taken into custody by police and state security agents Wednesday morning in Havana and briefly detained. Miami-based Inspire America Foundation, a super PAC that supports pro-democracy leaders and […]
01/09/2017 12:32 PM
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 […]
12/26/2016 04:31 PM
Pagan, A Very Bad Man With a Cuban Ministry of the Interior ID
Pagan, A Very Bad Man With a Cuban Ministry of the Interior ID / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, 20 December 2016 — Today I am going to tell you something you absolutely are not going to believe. But I don’t care, the military dictatorship violates human rights in cold blood and many don’t […]
12/17/2016 09:16 PM
Threats and Arrests if Dissidents Continue in Cuba
Threats and Arrests if Dissidents Continue in Cuba / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 15 December 2016 –The leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler, was arrested Thursday in the morning when she was about to leave the headquarters of the organization in the neighborhood of Lawton, Havana, in order to connect to the Internet. Angel […]
12/14/2016 08:25 PM
Cuban Authorities Block Travel Of Dissident Amel Carlos Oliva
Cuban Authorities Block Travel Of Dissident Amel Carlos Oliva / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 14 December 2016 – Yesterday, Tuesday afternoon, Carlos Amel Oliva checked in well in advance with his ticket to take Air Europe Flight 052 that was leaving for Madrid just after 10:00 PM, intending to connect from the Spanish capital to travel […]
11/27/2016 05:14 PM
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 […]
11/26/2016 02:03 PM
Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba
Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails people for […]
11/05/2016 01:23 PM
Former Cuban Political Prisoner Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique Dies
Former Cuban Political Prisoner Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique Dies / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 3 November 2016 — On Thursday morning former political prisoner Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique died in Havana at age 74 after a long battle with cancer. The funeral of the regime opponent, sentenced to 18 years in prison during the Black Spring of 2003, […]
10/27/2016 02:27 PM
Whether covering an ice cream company or a hurricane, Government and independent journalists encounter the same obstruction of their work
Whether covering an ice cream company or a hurricane, Government and independent journalists encounter the same obstruction of their work OSMAR LAFFITA ROJAS | La Habana | 27 de Octubre de 2016 – 10:59 CEST. The arbitrary arrest of a group of Cuban journalists on October 12 while covering the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in […]
10/08/2016 05:15 PM
Reflections Against a “Black Winter”
Reflections Against a “Black Winter” / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Miriam Celaya, Havana, 4 October 2016 — CUBALEX, an independent organization dedicated to providing free legal aid to Cubans — an essential service in a society where the abuse of rights is a permanent part of daily life — in recent days suffered a sudden and […]
10/01/2016 04:15 PM
Tallies and Tales of the Reforms
Cuba: Tallies and Tales of the Reforms / Vicente Botín Once upon a time… A female cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to the goddess Aphrodite to turn her into a woman. The goddess, pitying the cat’s yearning, transformed her into a beautiful maiden, and the young man, captivated by […]
09/30/2016 05:48 PM
Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex
Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 28 September 2016 — After passing the crossing of La Palma, two kilometers from the old bus stop of Mantilla, El Calvario is found nestled, a district of one-story houses, roads without asphalt and a multitude of dogs without owners. At […]
09/29/2016 02:57 PM
Even tougher times loom ahead for the opposition, warn activists, predicting more violence
Even tougher times loom ahead for the opposition, warn activists, predicting more violence DDC | La Habana | 29 de Septiembre de 2016 – 12:54 CEST. There are trying times up ahead for the opposition, as the regime continues to act with impunity, reported members of civil society consulted by DIARIO DE CUBA after a […]
09/26/2016 06:29 PM
The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report
The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 September 2016 — A report from the European Union details that in 2015 Cuba continued “arbitrary and short-term arrests of opposition members, activists and human rights defenders.” This situation that has led the bloc to communicate “on […]
09/16/2016 07:56 PM
We Have to Get the Police Out of Our Heads
“We Have to Get the Police Out of Our Heads” / 14ymedio, Yania Suarez 14ymedio, Yania Suarez, Stuttgart, 12 September 2016 – Erik Jennische, author of “We Must Get the Police Out of Our Heads” declared that the book was written to enlighten the Swedish reader about the democratic movement in Cuba and its current […]
09/12/2016 05:31 PM
The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear
The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 7 September 2016 — In the autumn of 2002 at an event in a Havana theater, the dictator Fidel Castro sent a clear message to independent journalists and regime opponents in an effort to downplay their importance. Referring to dissidents, he […]
09/01/2016 03:39 PM
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 […]
08/15/2016 04:49 PM
Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government?
Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government? / 14ymedio Guillermo Fariñas, UNPACU Activist: “With this [hunger strike] I am giving the Castro regime leaders to decide if they want to assassinate me publicly.” Eliécer Ávila, President of Somos+ (We Are More): “I don’t see how the death of leaders who […]
08/12/2016 03:51 PM
Ivan Hernandez And Felix Navarro Prevented From Leaving Cuba “A Second Time”
Ivan Hernandez And Felix Navarro Prevented From Leaving Cuba “A Second Time” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 11 August 2016 – Cuba’s immigration authorities prevented activists Ivan Hernandez and Felix Navarro from traveling outside Cuba this Thursday. The former prisoners of the 2003 Black Spring were invited to participate in the 2nd […]
08/09/2016 06:11 PM
US Embassy Official Visits Guillermo Fariñas
US Embassy Official Visits Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 9 August 2016 – A note published on the digital site of the Anti-totalitarian Forum (FANTU) reports that Dana Brown, Political and Economic Section Chief of the United States Embassy in Havana visited Guillermo Fariñas at his home in Santa Clara on Monday. The official […]
08/02/2016 03:55 PM
Guillermo “Coco” Farinas – Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues
Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruiz, 29 July 2016 — Guillermo ‘Coco’ Fariñas lost consciousness on Thursday, 28 July at noon, the eighth day of his hunger and thirst strike. He had to be taken to the main hospital of Santa Clara by the group of activists who […]
08/01/2016 07:22 PM
Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues
Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruiz, 29 July 2016 — Guillermo ‘Coco’ Fariñas lost consciousness on Thursday, 28 July at noon, the eighth day of his hunger and thirst strike. He had to be taken to the main hospital of Santa Clara by the group of activists who […]
08/01/2016 02:34 PM
Chronology – Ten Years Without Fidel Castro
Chronology: Ten Years Without Fidel Castro / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 31 July 2016 – Since the proclamation in which Fidel Castro temporarily delegated power on 31 July 2006, the former president has met with two popes, has received visits several European, Asian and Latin American leaders and has written hundreds of articles under the title […]
07/31/2016 06:51 PM
I Have Not Been Able to Overcome Laura’s Death
“I Have Not Been Able to Overcome Laura’s Death”/ Cubanet, Hector Maseda Cubanet.org, Julio Cesar Alvarez and Augusto Cesar San Martin, 29 July 2016, Havana – Hector Maseda dreamed of designing big ships and hanging his naval engineering degree where everyone could see it, but “since they only built boats here,” he graduated with a […]
07/24/2016 06:58 PM
Oscar Arias Asks Fariñas To Suspend His Hunger Strike
Oscar Arias Asks Fariñas To Suspend His Hunger Strike / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 23 July 2016 — In a letter published Saturday by the former president of Costa Rica and 1987 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Oscar Arias Sanchez asks his “friend” Guillermo Fariñas to “lift his hunger and thirst strike.” Arias Sanchez explains […]
07/21/2016 06:37 PM
Fariñas Begins Hunger And Thirst Strike To Demand Dialogue With The Government /
Fariñas Begins Hunger And Thirst Strike To Demand Dialogue With The Government / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 20 July 2016 — Guillermo Fariñas, winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2010, has declared a hunger and thirst strike and as of dawn Wednesday to demand an end to the beatings of […]
06/14/2016 02:40 PM
Another Sunday Of Repression For The Ladies In White
Another Sunday Of Repression For The Ladies In White / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 12 June 2016 – This Sunday there was, again, a operation around the Ladies in White headquarters in the Lawton area of Havana, organized by the National Revolutionary Police (PNR), State Security agents and civilians called up for Rapid Response Brigades. Lady […]
06/10/2016 01:47 PM
Are there political prisoners in Cuba?
Are there political prisoners in Cuba? Alexandre GROSBOIS •June 10, 2016 Havana (AFP) – It was one of the most awkward moments of a press conference that was full of them: when an American journalist asked Cuban President Raul Castro about the fate of political prisoners on the island. Castro, who had only reluctantly agreed […]
06/04/2016 01:32 PM
Cuba’s opposition movement has grown stronger since U.S.-Cuba deal, dissident says
Cuba’s opposition movement has grown stronger since U.S.-Cuba deal, dissident says By Elizabeth Llorente Published June 03, 2016 Fox News Latino The thawing of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States is having a little-spoken-about side effect – people on the island are feeling bolder about challenging the government, says one of Cuba’s leading […]
06/02/2016 04:11 PM
A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards
A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards Tracy Wilkinson Fast-talking and often harassed, Cuban political dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer could hold himself up as Exhibit A in the improving relations between Washington and Havana. Ferrer, 45, has been allowed to travel abroad for the […]
06/01/2016 04:38 PM
Cuban dissident leader takes his message to the United States – ‘We’re not afraid’
Cuban dissident leader takes his message to the United States: ‘We’re not afraid’ By Karen DeYoung May 31 at 6:01 PM For most of his career as a Cuban dissident leader, through his 2003 arrest and seven years as a political prisoner, José Daniel Ferrer was repeatedly pressed by the Cuban government to leave the […]
05/29/2016 07:48 AM
Oscar Elias Biscet Says That Cuba Can No Longer “Bring Down” The Opposition
Oscar Elias Biscet Says That Cuba Can No Longer “Bring Down” The Opposition / EFE (14ymedio) EFE (via 14ymedio), Miami, 26 May 2106 — Cuban dissident Oscar Elias Biscet said Wednesday, on arriving at the Miami airport from Spain, that the opposition on the island is “well defined” and that the regime “can no longer […]
05/28/2016 11:06 AM
José Daniel Ferrer, the man behind Cuba’s largest opposition group
José Daniel Ferrer, the man behind Cuba’s largest opposition group Former political prisoner heads the Cuban Patriotic Union, an organization in eastern Cuba that has launched a campaign urging the island’s people to let go of their fear. NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Irreverent youth, activist in the Christian Liberation Movement’s early days, political prisoner and […]
05/07/2016 03:27 PM
Interview with Mary Jo Porter
Interview with Mary Jo Porter If paradise ends where choice begins, as Arthur Miller observed, then our digital age fantasy of paradise as a tropical island with no Internet collapses with our choice to travel to one. The permanent inhabitants of such an island, who live without Internet access or the luxury of travel, would […]
05/06/2016 03:13 PM
Patriotic Union Of Cuba Launches A Political Program
Patriotic Union Of Cuba Launches A Political Program / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 5 May 2016 — Since early this month, members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) have begun to disseminate the document Minimum Program and Projections, which outlines guidelines for the actions of the opposition organization, forms of struggle, […]
04/29/2016 06:04 PM
“The opposition has not matured,” Laments Martha Beatriz Roque
“The opposition has not matured,” Laments Martha Beatriz Roque / 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz, Havana, 28 April 2016 — Martha Beatriz Roque has returned from Miami after receiving a permit from the Cuban government in late February, which authorized her to leave the country one time. The activist was one of the seven […]
04/29/2016 05:01 PM
Goodbye, Jaime Ortega
Goodbye, Jaime Ortega DDC | Madrid | 29 Abr 2016 – 7:40 am. Things are so bad in Cuba that any news about a shakeup in the country’s elite – even if it’s just a quasi-retirement, like that announced for Jaime Ortega- is good news. Cardinal Ortega had been the Archbishop of Havana since 1981. […]
04/28/2016 01:22 PM
A ‘Bishop Of The People’ For A Cuba In Transition
A ‘Bishop Of The People’ For A Cuba In Transition / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 April 2016 — After nearly 35 years as head of the Archdiocese of Havana, Jaime Ortega y Alamino, the only Cuban cardinal and a crucial figure in the thaw with the United States, has been replaced. […]
04/27/2016 03:42 PM
Controversial Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega retires
Controversial Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega retires He will be replaced as archbishop of Havana by Archbishop Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez A new cardinal may be named at a later date Ortega presided over visits to Cuba by three popes, created more space for church BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who presided […]
04/11/2016 02:36 PM
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 […]
04/09/2016 02:10 PM
Remembering founder of Ladies in White movement
Cuba: Remembering founder of Ladies in White movement Tim MacGabhann Al Jazeera 9 April 2016 La Havana, Cuba – The ashes of Laura Pollan, the talismanic leader of Cuba’s Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) human rights movement, were recently laid to rest under a pine tree on Havana’s Quinta Avenida. The former English and […]
03/25/2016 08:35 PM
Activists Deliver 10,000 Varela Project Signatures to Cuba’s National Assembly
Activists Deliver 10,000 Varela Project Signatures to Cuba’s National Assembly / 14ymedio Posted on March 24, 2016 14ymedio, 24 March 2016 – On Thursday morning several activists delivered 10,000 signatures on the Varela Project, which are in addition to the 25,404 signatures previously provided to this legislative body. Participating in the delivery were Rosa Maria […]
03/25/2016 08:34 PM
Who Should Be Apologizing?
Who Should Be Apologizing? / Rebeca Monzo Posted on March 25, 2016 Rebeca Monzo, 24 March 2016 — No sooner had Air Force One taken off for Buenos Aires from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with President Barack Obama, his family and entourage onboard than Cuban media began broadcasting distorted commentary by a twisted […]
03/23/2016 08:39 PM
Dissidents Call Meeting With Obama Positive And Give Him A List Of Political Prisoners
Dissidents Call Meeting With Obama Positive And Give Him A List Of Political Prisoners / EFE, 14ymedio Posted on March 23, 2016 EFE (14ymedio), Havana, 22 March 2016 – Several dissidents who met with President Barack Obama in Havana this Tuesday, assessed the meeting as “positive” and “frank,” and one of them delivered a list […]
03/20/2016 05:38 PM
From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert
Cuba: From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert / Iván García Posted on March 18, 2016 Iván García, 16 March 2106 — Around 12 midnight on Tuesday, 18 March 2003, I was en route to my apartment in the La Víbora neighborhood when, from the balcony, some incomprehensible signs coming from my mother […]
03/20/2016 05:37 PM
More than 200 Activists Arrested Throughout the Island
More than 200 Activists Arrested Throughout the Island / 14ymedio Posted on March 20, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 19 March 2016 — The arrests of 209 activists is the final result this Saturday, a day on which several opposition groups demanded the release of political prisoners. The majority of those arrested are members of Unión Patriótica […]
03/12/2016 02:37 PM
Obama Advisor Ben Rhodes Meets With Cuban Activists In Miami, During A “Historic” Meeting
Obama Advisor Ben Rhodes Meets With Cuban Activists In Miami, During A “Historic” Meeting / 14ymedio, Marion Penton Posted on March 11, 2016 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 11 March 2016 – President Obama’s top advisor on US policy toward Cuba, Ben Rhodes, met this Friday with representatives from the island’s Civil Society and exile organizations. […]
03/11/2016 02:54 PM
Cuba, European Union to finalize deal amid thaw in relations
Cuba, European Union to finalize deal amid thaw in relations By Patrick Oppmann, CNN Updated 0739 GMT (1539 HKT) March 11, 2016 Story highlights European Union foreign policy chief to meet with island’s foreign minister The two will nail down deal, two years in the making, that seeks to improve relations Havana, Cuba (CNN)The chill […]
03/10/2016 02:06 PM
CSW marks ongoing struggle of Ladies in White on International Women’s Day
Cuba: CSW marks ongoing struggle of Ladies in White on International Women’s Day Monday, March 7, 2016 8:29 pm. Ladies in White, Havana 2012 Wiki image CC BY-SA 3.0 Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is marking the ongoing struggle and enduring courage of Cuba’s Ladies in White ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March. The […]
03/09/2016 02:49 PM
José Daniel Ferrer Arrested To Prevent His Participation In Forum Otro18
José Daniel Ferrer Arrested To Prevent His Participation In Forum #Otro18 / 14ymedio Posted on March 9, 2016 14ymedio, 8 March 2016 — According to various opposition sources, the leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Jose Daniel Ferrer, was arrested Tuesday in Havana with two other activists. The former prisoner of the Black […]
03/05/2016 04:28 PM
Martha Beatriz Roque Believes That The US Should “Straighten Out” The Normalization With Cuba
Martha Beatriz Roque Believes That The US Should “Straighten Out” The Normalization With Cuba / EFE, 14ymedio Posted on March 4, 2016 EFE/14ymedio, Miami, 4 March 2016 — The Cuban dissident Martha Beatriz Roque told EFE on Friday in Miami that she would like to be received by the US President, Barack Obama, to ask […]
02/28/2016 12:49 PM
He is Obama, Not God
He is Obama, Not God / Iván García Posted on February 28, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 24 February 2016 — Neither American economic power nor Barack Obama’s oratorical skills seem to be enough to satisfy exaggerated, unreasonable or personal demands from the diverse group of Obama fans who make up Cuban society. The national psyche is […]
02/23/2016 02:03 PM
Seven of Eleven Former Black Spring Prisoners Allowed to Travel for “Good Behavior”
Seven of Eleven Former Black Spring Prisoners Allowed to Travel for “Good Behavior” / 14ymedio Posted on February 22, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2016 — Former prisoners of the Black Spring Martha Beatriz Roque and Arnaldo Lauzurique received from the authorities “a unique opportunity to travel,” Roque informed 14ymedio this Monday, adding that today […]
02/16/2016 05:07 PM
Ladies In White Pay Tribute To Laura Pollan
Ladies In White Pay Tribute To Laura Pollan / 14ymedio Posted on February 15, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 14 February 2016 — Several groups of Cuban activists paid tribute on Sunday to Laura Pollan, the late leader of the Ladies in White. The weekly pilgrimage of the human rights movement along 5th Avenue in Havana honored […]
02/08/2016 01:11 PM
CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS
CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS David Soler 8 February 2016 Years after their release, two Cuban journalists look back at lost years. In March 2003 the world’s attention was transfixed on Iraq as the United States prepared to launch a divisive military assault on Saddam Hussein’s government. Meanwhile just 90 miles from U.S. shores, […]
02/04/2016 03:55 PM
People In Need Award Goes To Former Cuban Prisoners Of The Black Spring
People In Need Award Goes To Former Cuban Prisoners Of The Black Spring / 14ymedio Posted on February 3, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 3 February 2016 — The Czech organization People in Need has given its Homo Homini Award for this year to the 11 former prisoners of the 2003 Black Spring who continue to live […]
02/03/2016 12:49 PM
Twenty Independent Communicators to Consult in Cuba
Twenty Independent Communicators to Consult in Cuba / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on February 1, 2016 Luis Felipe Rojas, 1 February 2016 — This list is not intended to be a “Top Ten,” as is so common on internet publications. The list of names that follows carries the history of the men and women who […]
01/27/2016 05:46 PM
Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested And Beaten In Santiago De Cuba
Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested And Beaten In Santiago De Cuba / 14ymedio Posted on January 26, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 25 January 2016 — Cuban activists have again experienced a repressive Sunday with the arrest of more than a hundred opponents throughout the island. The leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Jose Daniel Ferrer, […]
01/24/2016 02:07 PM
Against Raúl Castro’s visit to France
Against Raúl Castro’s visit to France J. MACHOVER / L. MULLER / J. ZÚÑIGA | París | 21 Ene 2016 – 9:11 am. Cuban dictator Raúl Castro, invited by François Hollande, is scheduled to arrive in Paris on February 1, 2016. The President of the Council of State and of Ministers and the First Secretary […]
01/23/2016 02:04 PM
Three Members of Cuban Opposition Released After Three Months’ Detention
Three Members of Cuban Opposition Released After Three Months’ Detention / 14ymedio Posted on January 21, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 21 January 2016 – Released on Wednesday, after three months detention, were two members of the Cuban opposition: Hugo Damián Prieto Blanco, leader of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Front for Civic Action, and Wilberto Parada Milan, […]
12/29/2015 10:16 AM
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 […]

 

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