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07/05/2017 10:01 PM

Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression

Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression 14ymedio, Havana, 3 July 2014 — Last June, there were 198 fewer arbitrary arrests of Cuban activists and opponents compared to the same month last year, according to a report by the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation, which recorded a total of 380 arrests […]

04/24/2017 05:36 PM

Theft and Subsidies, Not Exports

Theft and Subsidies, Not Exports ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 24 de Abril de 2017 – 17:00 CEST. Once gain former Economy minister José Luis Rodríguez has attempted to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. Apparently the Castro dictatorship has called on him to do its dirty work and cook the books to […]

03/14/2017 05:02 PM

Scooters Ease The Problem Of Public Transport

Scooters Ease The Problem Of Public Transport / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada and Mario Penton 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada and Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 8 March 2017 — Carlos began to travel to Ecuador when Cubans did not need a visa. He brought back clothes and appliances to sell in the informal market, until he discovered […]

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 […]

09/11/2016 03:17 PM

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 […]

05/10/2016 01:32 PM

57 Years Later – Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2)

57 Years Later: Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2) / 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 8 May 2016 — The only certainty in Cuba in political terms is that the government accumulates a lot of power but lacks leadership. The kind of leadership required when a country faces an […]

04/17/2016 04:02 PM

Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens”

Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura Chinchilla The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances, professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere, address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba, to express the following: We celebrate […]

04/12/2016 02:37 PM

Cuba’s Constitution of 1976 – An Historic Setback

Cuba’s Constitution of 1976: An Historic Setback / Dimas Castellano Posted on April 11, 2016 Dimas Castellano, 1 March 2016 — “Two Benchmarks of the Cuban Republic” — an article by Pedro Antonio Garcia which appeared in the journal Granma on February 24 — makes a comparison between the 1901 and 1976 constitutions that merits […]

03/28/2016 12:47 PM

Cuba – If it’s such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?

Cuba: If it’s such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled? A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme for doctors in 2013 alone. “I LIVED IN Spain for 18 years but knew due to the economic crisis, I couldn’t continue my studies there. If I […]

02/07/2016 05:46 PM

Tomas Regalado, “Washington Refuses To Recognize That There Is A Migration Crisis”

Tomas Regalado, “Washington Refuses To Recognize That There Is A Migration Crisis” / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Posted on February 6, 2016 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 3 February 2016 — Miami Mayor Tomas Pedro Regalado (born Havana, 1947), says that his is not prepared to cope with the surge of Cuban rafters who come daily […]

11/16/2015 01:03 PM

Je Suis Cuba

Je Suis Cuba / Rosa Maria Paya Acevedo Posted on November 15, 2015 Diario de Cuba, Rosa Maria Paya Acevedo, 15 November 2015 — Two years ago in Paris, at exactly this time, I had the satisfaction of meeting in person a renowned Cuban writer who lives there. I was there only a few days […]

11/01/2015 01:57 PM

Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight

Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight Published October 31, 2015 TRACEY EATON The graffiti artist jailed for 10 months after he painted the names “Fidel” and “Raúl” on two pigs said today he isn’t backing down. “Art is my life and I can’t breathe without a life,” said Danilo Maldonado, also known as “El Sexto.” “Of […]

09/26/2015 06:02 PM

Distribute and Act on to Save the Live of El Sexto

Distribute and Act on to Save the Live of El Sexto / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on September 26, 2015 Danilo Maldonado Machado, also known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth) is a graffiti artist in Cuba, imprisoned since December 25, 2014 for attempting to perform an artistic action in a public space. Danilo has […]

08/02/2015 04:46 PM

Cruise lines, ferries, airlines gear up for Cuba

Cruise lines, ferries, airlines gear up for Cuba Doreen Hemlock and Arlene Satchell, SUN SENTINEL POSTED: Sunday, August 2, 2015, 3:01 AM FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – From cruise lines to ferries to airlines, businesses are getting in line to shepherd masses of Americans to the long-forbidden island of Cuba. Many hope to benefit quickly under […]

07/31/2015 10:33 PM

Examination of the Latest Ministry of Public Health Crusade

Examination of the Latest Ministry of Public Health Crusade / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on July 30, 2015 Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 3 April 2015 — The gods of Olympus have spoken. In their eyes we, miserable creatures, must simply obey and resign ourselves to complying with their divine whims. I will try to translate into […]

07/31/2015 10:30 PM

Cuba – Transforming a Revolution

Cuba: Transforming a Revolution Castro and Obama balance gradual normalization with showing benefits for both US and Cuba Patricia Alejandro YaleGlobal, 23 July 2015 CAMBRIDGE, MA: During the 1990s, the popular assumption was that most Cubans, if they had a choice, would leave their country for the United States in a heartbeat. Today, while many […]

07/14/2015 01:04 PM

Travel companies set their sights on Cuba

Travel companies set their sights on Cuba By Doreen Hemlock and Arlene Satchell Sun Sentinel By air and by sea, businesses prepare to take Americans to Cuba New travel rules have created “a tsumani of interest” in Cuba Cuba is banking on tourism as an economic engine From cruise lines to ferries to airlines, businesses […]

07/03/2015 09:57 PM

The Embassy Wall Fell

The Embassy Wall Fell YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Madrid | Julio 02, 2015 In a few days they will change the letterhead, replace the name plaque, and hoist the flag. This building with its green-tinted windows by the sea will cease to be called the Untied States Interests Section and become the United States Embassy in Havana. […]

07/01/2015 01:20 PM

U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled today

U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled today TODAY AT 3:58 AM IN NATIONAL, WORLD By Matt Spetalnick, Lesley Wroughton and Daniel Trotta WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) – The United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic ties severed more than five decades ago, and the historic deal will be […]

07/01/2015 01:08 PM

U.S. and Cuba reach a deal to open embassies, renew diplomatic ties

U.S. and Cuba reach a deal to open embassies, renew diplomatic ties – President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to make formal announcement Wednesday – Embassies would open in Washington, D.C. and Havana – For U.S., sticking point has been freedom for diplomats to travel around island BY LESLEY CLARK lclark@mcclatchydc.com The Obama […]

06/23/2015 01:11 PM

Cuba’s Trans-National Society & the Omissions of Politics

Cuba’s Trans-National Society & the Omissions of Politics June 22, 2015 Haroldo Dilla Alfonso HAVANA TIMES — If I were to say the most dynamic part of Cuban society lives, not on the island, but across the world (particularly South Florida), I wouldn’t be saying anything new. This is true economically and demographically – much […]

05/18/2015 02:44 PM

The Cuban people must get their voice back to begin the transition

“The Cuban people must get their voice back to begin the transition” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Rosa Maria Paya Posted on May 17, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 17 May 2012 — In the summer of 2012, Rosa María Payá had just started out in the political arena. She moved among the young people who […]

05/16/2015 02:12 PM

Cuba’s 12 Most Absurd Prohibitions That Tourists May Never Notice

Cuba’s 12 Most Absurd Prohibitions That Tourists May Never Notice It’s getting easier to go to Cuba, but not necessarily to live there. Sometimes it’s the little things that make you crazy. But, then, there are big things, too. HAVANA — Here’s a list of the 12 most absurd prohibitions and limitations that we Cubans […]

05/14/2015 10:56 AM

Work remains to be done with Cuba before opening embassies – US

Work remains to be done with Cuba before opening embassies: US By Indo Asian News Service | IANS Washington, May 13 (IANS) The US has said “there’s still more work to be done” with Cuba before embassies can be opened in each other’s capital, after Cuban President Raul Castro said that, starting at the end […]

04/12/2015 03:05 PM

Obama, Castro vow to pursue new future for US and Cuba

Obama, Castro vow to pursue new future for US and Cuba BY JOSH LEDERMAN AND JIM KUHNHENN ASSOCIATED PRESS 04/11/2015 2:15 PM 04/11/2015 2:15 PM PANAMA CITY President Barack Obama on Saturday declared his refusal to refight the Cold War battles while Cuban President Raul Castro rallied to his defense, absolving Obama of fault for […]

04/11/2015 03:03 PM

Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties

Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties BY JOSH LEDERMAN 04/10/2015 9:25 AM 04/10/2015 9:25 AM PANAMA CITY (AP) – The presidents of the United States and Cuba have spoken by phone for only the second time in more than 50 years, setting the stage for a historic encounter between the […]

04/10/2015 03:05 PM

Obama, Castro to come face to face amid bid to restore ties

Obama, Castro to come face to face amid bid to restore ties BY JOSH LEDERMAN ASSOCIATED PRESS 04/10/2015 3:54 AM 04/10/2015 3:55 AM PANAMA CITY As leaders from across the Western Hemisphere gather Friday in Panama, all eyes will be on two presidents: Barack Obama and Raul Castro, whose expected encounter at the Summit of […]

04/07/2015 02:23 PM

Cuba-US warming, hopes of opening embassy, held up by fight over Cuba on terror list

Cuba-US warming, hopes of opening embassy, held up by fight over Cuba on terror list Published April 06, 2015Associated Press HAVANA – American hopes of opening an embassy in Havana before presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet at a regional summit this week have been snarled in disputes about Cuba’s presence on the U.S. […]

04/07/2015 01:33 PM

Cuba-US warming held up by listing of Cuba as terror sponsor

Cuba-US warming held up by listing of Cuba as terror sponsor BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN AND BRADLEY KLAPPER ASSOCIATED PRESS 04/06/2015 7:19 PM 04/06/2015 7:19 PM HAVANA American hopes of opening an embassy in Havana before presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet at a regional summit this week have been snarled in disputes about Cuba’s […]

03/21/2015 02:29 PM

Raul Castro, you fear being unmasked

Raul Castro, you fear being unmasked / Antonio Rodiles Posted on March 20, 2015 Your speech at the extraordinary ALBA summit reconfirms that you and your group are going to try to hold onto power at all costs. It doesn’t matter if the Cuban people are sunk in misery and desperation, it doesn’t matter if […]

03/21/2015 02:24 PM

Recognizing changes does not mean we go along

“Recognizing changes does not mean we go along” REINALDO ESCOBAR, La Habana | Marzo 19, 2015 Twelve years after the Black Spring, 14ymedio chats with some of the former political prisoners currently living on the Island. Two questions have been posed to those activists condemned in March 2003: one about their decision to stay in […]

03/17/2015 11:02 AM

Both sides mum during latest round of U.S.-Cuba talks

Both sides mum during latest round of U.S.-Cuba talks Published March 16, 2015 EFE Cuba and the United States on Monday in this capital resumed their dialogue on reestablishing diplomatic relations and opening embassies at the most closely-guarded meeting the two parties have held since the historic announcement of the rapprochement between the two nations. […]

02/03/2015 02:35 PM

Cuba Urges Washington to Halt Support for Dissidents Before Talks Resume

Cuba Urges Washington to Halt Support for Dissidents Before Talks Resume Rishi Iyengar @iyengarrishi The island nation wants U.S. diplomats to stop supporting Cuban opposition parties Cuba warned the U.S. this week against aiding opponents of Havana’s communist government, as the two countries move toward re-establishing diplomatic ties after over 50 years of adversarial relations. […]

02/03/2015 02:32 PM

Cuba sounds warning ahead of next round of U.S. talks

Cuba sounds warning ahead of next round of U.S. talks BY DANIEL TROTTA HAVANA Tue Feb 3, 2015 12:07am EST (Reuters) – Cuba warned the United States on Monday that it wants American diplomats to scale back aid for Cuban dissidents before the two countries can reopen embassies in each other’s capitals. The long-time adversaries […]

01/22/2015 02:47 PM

The Unknown of the Diaspora

The Unknown of the Diaspora / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila Posted on January 22, 2015 14ymedio, Elicer Avila, 13 January 2015 – Cuban civil society is often questioned, as are opposition groups, due to their apparent inability to join the masses and pressure the government for necessary changes. All of these questions are not without some […]

01/22/2015 02:31 PM

Marco Rubio – Congress won’t fund ‘a fake embassy’ in Cuba

Marco Rubio: Congress won’t fund ‘a fake embassy’ in Cuba (+video) At a Monitor breakfast on Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, the lead Republican critic to opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba, said there is a ‘huge threshold’ that needs to be crossed before funding can go forward or an ambassador appointed. By Francine Kiefer, Staff […]

12/28/2014 09:12 PM

Cheap oil – when bad things happen to bad people

Cheap oil: when bad things happen to bad people Date: December 28, 2014 – 3:20PM Paul Sheehan Sydney Morning Herald columnist Oil is, disproportionately, the fuel of evil. It may be the fuel of freedom of movement but it is also the greatest root source of more pollution and dirty politics than anything else. The […]

06/22/2014 01:48 PM

I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated

“I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated” / Dimas Castellano, Oscar Espinosa Chepe Posted on June 21, 2014 One of the central figures of the Cuban opposition, who participated in the revolution before its ultimate victory but ended up being sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s prisons, was the independent economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who […]

10/29/2013 08:19 PM

To Have or Not To Have a Car

To Have or Not To Have a Car / Fernando Damaso Posted on October 29, 2013 In any country, the acquisition of a car, whether new or used, usually represents a reason for the new owner’s satisfaction. In Cuba, if acquiring a vehicle demands overcoming numerous obstacles, keeping it functioning requires overcoming many more. In […]

07/30/2013 10:27 PM

Notes for the Transition

Notes for the Transition / Antonio Rodiles, Alexis Jardines Posted on July 29, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, July 29, 2013: The political landscape of the island has been energized recently. In the international arena the event with the greatest impact is undoubtedly the death of Hugo Chavez and his succession embodied in Nicolas Maduro, a man […]

04/20/2013 04:38 PM

U.S.: Short-term detentions in Cuba reach record levels

Posted on Friday, 04.19.13 U.S.: Short-term detentions in Cuba reach record levels By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuba saw a record number of “politically motivated and at times violent short-term detentions” during 2012, according to the U.S. State Department’s “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” which was released Friday. The report noted serious violations in […]

12/08/2012 10:56 PM

Laritza Diversent: The Pending Emigration Law Should Make No Distinctions Because of Citizens’ Political Views

Laritza Diversent: The Pending Emigration Law Should Make No Distinctions Because of Citizens' Political Views #Cuba Laritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated Readers' interview from Diaro de Cuba The attorney and independent blogger, Laritza Diversent, responds to questions by readers of Diaro de Cuba regarding emigration reform. Ricardo E. Trelles: In your professional life you have to […]

11/16/2012 11:00 PM

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012. Updated on Friday 16 November 2012. Reporters Without Borders condemns a worrying increase in harassment of dissidents in recent months, which has yet again contradicted the intentions manifested by the Cuban government when signing two […]

10/22/2012 06:38 PM

Greater Flexibility Yes, Free Movement of Citizens No

Greater Flexibility Yes, Free Movement of Citizens No October 22, 2012 By Samuel Farber* HAVANA TIMES — The absence of the right to travel abroad since the sixties has been a major source of discontent among the Cuban people. With the measures recently adopted by his government, Raúl Castro is now trying to lower the […]

10/17/2012 08:49 PM

Cuba unlocks the door

Cuba unlocks the door The lifting of foreign travel restrictions is the most significant act of liberalisation yet from Raúl Castro By Telegraph View 8:22PM BST 16 Oct 2012 It has taken half a century but Cuba has finally bowed to the inevitable and announced the lifting of foreign travel restrictions on its citizens. From […]

09/27/2012 09:42 PM

Human rights activists detained in Cuba

Cuba: Human rights activists detained in Cuba UA: 276/12 Index: AMR 25/022/2012 Cuba Date: 25 September 2012 URGENT ACTION dozens of cuban opposition activists detained Members of the Ladies in White have been detained in Havana and several other places in Cuba. Some remain in detention and the authorities have failed to provide reasons for […]

09/22/2012 09:37 PM

If It’s Immigration and Travel Reform We’re Talking About

If It's Immigration and Travel Reform We're Talking About… / Miriam Celaya Miriam Celaya, Translator: Unstated Cuban television news just broadcast with undisguised joy the statements of the U.S. president about the failure of immigration reforms in that country. With images of Obama on the screen, although taking care, as usual, not to directly broadcast […]

08/03/2012 04:10 PM

Political activist released without charge: José Daniel Ferrer García

Document – Cuba: Further information: Political activist released without charge: José Daniel Ferrer García Further information on UA: 229/12 Index: AMR 25/020/2012 Cuba Date: 2 August 2012 URGENT ACTION political activist released without charge Political activist José Daniel Ferrer García was released without charge in the early afternoon of 1 August following an arrest by […]

07/21/2012 05:03 PM

Leaving Cuba: The difficult task of exiting the island

21 July 2012 Last updated at 08:34 GMT Leaving Cuba: The difficult task of exiting the island Sarah Rainsford By Sarah Rainsford BBC News, Havana Cubans need permission to leave their island. And if they stay away too long, they can't come back. A year ago, President Raul Castro pledged to "update" the country's migration […]

06/20/2012 05:32 PM

No Way Out

No Way Out / Miguel Iturría Savón Miguel Iturria Savón, Translator: Maria Montoto To: Office of Immigration and Alien Affairs, Ministry of the Interior Re: Reply request Miguel Iturria Savón, Cuban citizen, legal adult, married, university graduate, unemployed, permanent identity number 53092900308, residing at 222 Street, #9529, between 101 and 1st, Cruz Verde, Cotorro, Havana, […]

06/05/2012 03:13 PM

Human Rights Still Suffer In Cuba

06-04-2012 Human Rights Still Suffer In Cuba Citizens are harassed and intimidated to keep them from speaking out on the island nation's political conditions. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sent Congress the Department's assessment of human rights around the world during 2011. The reports, required by law, evaluate the human rights performance of […]

06/02/2012 05:39 PM

UN panel blasts Cuba on human rights abuses

Posted on Saturday, 06.02.12 UN panel blasts Cuba on human rights abuses THE U.N. called Friday for an independent body to gather, investigate and report on complaints of human rights abuses in Cuba. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The U.N.'s Committee Against Torture hammered Cuba on Friday for a lengthy string of human rights abuses […]

05/19/2012 08:12 PM

The Government Guidelines for the Economy and the new Cuban Economic and Social Structure / Estado de Sats / State of Sats

http://translatingcuba.com/?p=18483 The Government Guidelines for the Economy and the new Cuban Economic and Social Structure / Estado de Sats / State of Sats Estado de Sats / State of Sats, Translator: Unstated By Antonio Rodiles The government document regarding guidelines for economic and social policy seeks to outline a new design for Cuban society. This […]

05/08/2012 02:54 PM

Travel may free up for Cubans

Travel may free up for Cubans Change only weeks away, official insists By Paul Haven Associated Press Monday, May 7, 2012 HAVANA — After controlling the comings and goings of its people for five decades, communist Cuba appears on the verge of a decision to lift many travel restrictions. One senior official says a "radical […]

05/02/2012 01:17 PM

After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely

Posted on Tuesday, 05.01.12 After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press HAVANA — After controlling the comings and goings of its people for five decades, communist Cuba appears on the verge of a momentous decision to lift many travel restrictions. One senior official says a "radical and profound" change […]

05/01/2012 12:49 PM

Press Freedom Matters

Press Freedom Matters 04-30-2012 Press freedom matters because without a free press, few other human rights are attainable. Press freedom matters because without a free press, few other human rights are attainable. A strong press freedom environment encourages the growth of civil society, which leads to stable democracies and political and economic development. That's why […]

04/15/2012 10:50 PM

Solidarity with Rafael / Miriam Celaya

Solidarity with Rafael / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting An open letter is circulating around the web these days. The letter was written by cinematographer Ismael de Diego and addressed to Camilla Vallejo, the Chilean communist student who recently visited Cuba as a guest of the Union of Young Communists. Of course, we Cubans […]

03/04/2012 01:36 PM

Appeal Against Censorship in Cuba

Appeal Against Censorship in CubaMarch 4, 2012Armando Chaguaceda HAVANA TIMES, March 4 — More and more virtual and real networks are bringing together various voices into dialogue around issues that affect the lives of Cubans on and off the island. Slowly, overcoming mistrust and objective differences in ideology and identity, citizens of the island and […]

12/06/2011 06:07 AM

Cubans Can Sell Their Homes / Laritza Diversent

Cubans Can Sell Their Homes / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: BW, Translator: Haydee Diaz This past November 2nd, the Cuban government published the Legal Decree Number 288 that modified the "General Law of the Home", and permitted the buying and selling of real estate between private parties, until then it was prohibited by national legislation. […]

11/28/2011 05:02 AM

Housing Regulations Maintain Restrictions for Cubans / Laritza Diversent

Housing Regulations Maintain Restrictions for Cubans / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated The housing regulations, recently enacted by the government of Cuba, and which take effect on November 10, leave intact regulations that impede the full exercise of the right of ownership. As part of the implementation of the Guidelines adopted at the Sixth Congress […]

07/14/2011 12:25 PM

Cuban dissidents push for opening to democracy

Cuban dissidents push for opening to democracyBy Carlos Batista (AFP) – 8 hours ago HAVANA — Leading dissidents in Cuba have launched a reform plan seeking a democratic opening in the Americas' only one-party Communist-run state. More than 40 prominent members of a range of outlawed small parties and movements signed and issued the document […]

06/15/2011 12:24 PM

The Party Approves Guidelines on the Rights of Cubans / Laritza Diversent

The Party Approves Guidelines on the Rights of Cubans / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Regina Anavy Although the word freedom was absent, 12.7% of the guidelines approved by the Communists, for the five years 2011-2015, referred to the human rights of Cubans Laritza Diversent The Communists clarified, before beginning the process of discussing the draft […]

04/29/2011 06:41 PM

Prominent Cuban Dissident Arrested

Prominent Cuban Dissident Arrested HAVANA – Cuban dissident Darsi Ferrer was arrested Thursday along with four other people as they were staging a peaceful protest in downtown Havana, according to information provided by the Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission. Ferrer and his associates demanded during a "small demonstration" that the Cuban government "respect […]

02/18/2011 11:47 PM

Dissidents press Cuba to allow free movement

Thursday, February 17, 2011 11:19 am TWN, AFP Dissidents press Cuba to allow free movementHAVANA — Dissidents pushed Tuesday for Cuba's communist government to include freedom of movement and foreign travel for all Cubans as part of upcoming economic reforms. Also on the wish list for these opponents of President Raul Castro's government seeking to […]

10/22/2010 03:06 PM

Cuban government urged to let Guillermo Fariñas collect Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg in December

Cuban government urged to let Guillermo Fariñas collect Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg in DecemberPublished on 21 October 2010In the same country The European Parliament today announced its decision to award this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, a dissident journalist and blogger and tireless campaigner for civil liberties in Cuba. […]

09/04/2010 11:15 AM

Cuban dissidents offered political asylum

Cuban dissidents offered political asylumSchwarzenberg calls for democracy activists to be releasedPosted: September 1, 2010By Cat Contiguglia – Staff Writer The Czech Republic has offered asylum to 10 Cuban dissidents and their families. In early July, the Spanish Foreign Ministry and the Catholic Church negotiated the release of 52 of 75 prisoners who were sentenced […]

07/24/2010 01:04 PM

Soul Searching: The Catholic Church and Human Rights in Cuba

Soul Searching: The Catholic Church and Human Rights in Cubaby COHA Research Associate Bethan Rafferty Last month's visit of the Holy See's foreign minister, Monsignor Dominique Mamberti, to Cuba highlighted the historically uneasy relationship between the Cuban government and the nation's Catholic Church. However, it should be recognised that overall, relations between Havana and the […]

03/24/2010 09:09 PM

Cuban ‘Lady in White’ tells of police repression

Cuban 'Lady in White' tells of police repression23 March 2010 Laura Pollan is one of the "Ladies in White", who has been demonstrating in Havana for the release of relatives imprisoned for their criticism of the Cuban government. Her husband, HÃetor Fernando Maseda Gutierrez, 67, is an engineer and independent journalist and one of 75 […]

03/22/2010 11:20 PM

Cuba Still Fails On Human Rights

Cuba Still Fails On Human Rights One party rule remains the law of the land, and when elections are held they are neither free nor fair. The U.S. again urges the Cuban government to allow the Red Cross and United Nations officials to visit Cuban jails. For 34 years, the United States has reviewed the […]

03/20/2010 08:50 PM

Letter to Lula da Silva: "Cuba no longer a symbol, no longer a taboo"

Saturday, March 20th 2010 – 04:05 UTC Letter to Lula da Silva: "Cuba no longer a symbol, no longer a taboo" Brazil and the community of Latin American countries are the only ones with the ability to influence the Cuban government's position on human rights and media freedom, says a letter addressed to Brazilian president […]

03/11/2010 08:59 PM

EU condemns Cuba for rights violations

Posted on Thursday, 03.11.10EU condemns Cuba for rights violationsThe Associated Press STRASBOURG, France — The European Parliament voted Thursday to condemn Cuba for the "avoidable and cruel" death of a dissident hunger striker, earning a stinging response from Havana, which said it did not appreciate the lecture and would not respond to international pressure. The […]

02/27/2010 10:49 PM

Cuba’s Doctor Abuse

Cuba's Doctor AbusePosted 02/25/2010 06:47 PM ET Health Care: Remember Cuba's vaunted medical missionaries — those whotreated the poor abroad for nothing, supposedly out of selfless motives?A lawsuit shows they were nothing but a communist slave racket. It ought to bear a few lessons for our own country as the role ofdoctors in the health […]

02/01/2010 09:44 PM

Cuba Pastor Remains Behind Bars After Losing Appeal Right

Cuba Pastor Remains Behind Bars After Losing Appeal RightMonday, February 1, 2010 (10:08 am)By BosNewsLife Americas Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)– There was international disappointment Monday, February 1, that the leader of a growing network of independent churches in Cuba has been denied the right to appeal his six-year prison sentence […]

01/27/2010 10:04 PM

Stop Harassing Human Rights Defender and Family

Cuba: Stop Harassing Human Rights Defender and Family27 Jan 2010 15:54:00 GMTSource: Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) – The Cuban government should immediately cease its harassment of the blind human rights defender Juan Carlos González Leiva, a leader of the Council of Human Rights Rapporteurs, and his family, Human Rights Watch said today.In recent weeks, […]

12/11/2009 09:44 PM

Protesters mark Human Rights Day in Cuba

Protesters mark Human Rights Day in CubaBy David Ariosto, CNNDecember 11, 2009 — Updated 0827 GMT (1627 HKT) Havana, Cuba (CNN) — A few hundred pro-government demonstrators swarmedHavana's streets on Thursday, encircling a small group of femaleprotesters marching in support of International Human Rights Day. "This is an intolerant, totalitarian government," Cuban dissident LauraPollan told […]

 

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