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07/02/2017 05:00 PM
In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area
In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area July 2, 20178:26 AM ET CARRIE KAHN In recent years, a growing number of news and political websites have popped up in Cuba. Some are taking advantage of what they say has been a small but vibrant opening afforded them since […]
05/03/2017 07:46 PM
Outdated laws and limited, expensive internet access slow Cuba’s progress
Outdated laws and limited, expensive internet access slow Cuba’s progress Committee to Protect Journalists 2 May 2017 By Carlos Lauría Cuba’s media landscape has begun opening up in recent years, transformed by a lively blogosphere, an increasing number of news websites carrying investigative reporting and news commentary, and an innovative breed of independent reporters who […]
04/18/2017 11:33 PM
The Risks of Defending Human Rights in Cuba
The Risks of Defending Human Rights in Cuba / Cubalex Cubalex, 4 April 2017 — In the cycles of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR), held in 2009 and 2013, the Cuban State rejected 32 recommendations calling for an end to repression against human rights defenders and lifting restrictions that impede freedom of speech, […]
02/23/2017 06:53 PM
Rosa María Payá and Castroism’s fear
Editorial: Rosa María Payá and Castroism’s fear DDC | Madrid | 23 de Febrero de 2017 – 12:37 CET. In Havana, Rosa María Payá, President of the Latin American Youth Network for Democracy, was going to bestow the Oswaldo Payá Freedom and Life Award on Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS, and to honor […]
01/02/2017 06:04 PM
Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba
Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba By Frank E. Lockwood This article was published today at 5:45 a.m. WASHINGTON — A congressman from northeast Arkansas will reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba, and says he’s hopeful that barriers to agricultural sales will be addressed early in 2017. But […]
12/21/2016 06:17 PM
We need a Cuba policy that truly serves the Cuban people
We need a Cuba policy that truly serves the Cuban people José R. Cárdenas As the 2016 presidential campaign began heating up – and Florida appeared more and more winnable – the Donald Trump campaign began increasing its criticisms of President Barack Obama’s 2014 decision to reverse the United States’ longstanding policy towards Cuba. In […]
11/27/2016 04:25 PM
Cuba After Castro – Bloomberg
Cuba After Castro NOV 27, 2016 7:57 AM EST History will absolve me, said Fidel Castro in 1953, shortly before he took the world stage. He was wrong. In power for nearly a half-century, he brought the U.S. and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war, exported revolution and repression, and turned his island […]
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 […]
10/25/2016 01:39 PM
Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants
Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants October 24, 20169:23 AM ET You might assume that with the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S., Cubans would see positive change at home, and less reason to attempt the perilous water crossing to Florida. You’d assume wrong. U.S. law enforcement authorities are […]
10/19/2016 01:55 PM
‘Periodismo De Barrio’ Discovers The Harsh Reality Of Repression Against The Press
‘Periodismo De Barrio’ Discovers The Harsh Reality Of Repression Against The Press / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 17 October 2016 — In an editorial published Monday, the independent medium Periodosmo de Barrio (Neighborhood Journalism) distances itself from the ruling party to explain the circumstances of the arrest of its director, Elaine Diaz, and several members of […]
10/19/2016 01:55 PM
Who Has The Right to Tell a Country’s Stories? All Its Citizens
Who Has The Right to Tell a Country’s Stories? All Its Citizens / Periodismo de Barrio Periodismo de Barrio, 16 October 2016 – On 11 October 2016, six members of our Periodismo de Barrio (Neighborhood Journalism) team and two collaborators were arrested in the town of Baracoa, Guantanamo province. We were not arrested for smiling. […]
09/16/2016 07:55 PM
Fidel Castro’s Battle of Ideas… Political Pantomime
Fidel Castro’s Battle of Ideas… Political Pantomime / Somos+, Roberto Camba How much truth can a man take? Friedrich Nietzsche Somos+, Roberto Camba, 12 September 2016 — They say it began with the fight to return the young rescued rafter Elian Gonzalez from the United States to Cuba. Really it was much earlier, since the […]
08/18/2016 03:02 PM
Deteriorating health of Cuban dissident on hunger strike worries international observers
Deteriorating health of Cuban dissident on hunger strike worries international observers By Elizabeth Llorente Published August 16, 2016Fox News Latino Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is on the fourth week of a hunger strike, and his health continues to deteriorate, his mother told Fox News Latino in a telephone interview from Cuba. Fariñas started his hunger […]
07/22/2016 06:48 PM
New Cuban journalism emerges on the internet, beyond official and opposition media
New Cuban journalism emerges on the internet, beyond official and opposition media Digital journalism has arrived in Cuba, in the Cuban way. BY DANIEL WIZENBERG Knight Center Rodolfo Romero is 27 years-old. He received money from the government to finance a news site. It was going to be called Cuba accuses (Cuba acusa) but he […]
07/20/2016 06:29 PM
Cuba’s human rights abuses worse despite U.S. ties
Cuba’s human rights abuses worse despite U.S. ties One year after Cuba reopened its embassy in Washington on July 20, 2015, Cuba’s human rights situation is much worse. It’s time for Latin America and the U.S. to stop clapping, and demand that Cuba’s dictatorship start allowing fundamental freedoms. BY ANDRÉS OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@miamiherald.com On the first […]
07/14/2016 04:21 PM
Connected Cuba Is Pipedream for U.S. TelecomsL
Connected Cuba Is Pipedream for U.S. TelecomsL By Lydia Beyoud and Lenore Adkins July 13 — The normalization of U.S. relations with Cuba has stirred interest among tech and telecommunications companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Verizon Inc. seeking to break into Cuba’s nearly virgin telecommunications market. Other industries, from agriculture to transportation to […]
06/24/2016 04:57 PM
As Cubans rush through Texas, immigration policy questioned
As Cubans rush through Texas, immigration policy questioned From February to May, about 4,000 Cubans crossed over the Rio Grande River into Texas’ westernmost city. As they settle across the U.S., a broader immigration debate has emerged over whether Cuban immigrants should still be allowed to simply walk into the country and automatically be able […]
05/24/2016 04:27 PM
Afro-Cuban Activists Fight Racism Between Two Fires
Afro-Cuban Activists Fight Racism Between Two Fires They’re caught between a government that denies the existence of racism and fellow black Cubans who lack racial consciousness. By Sujatha FernandesTwitterTODAY 8:00 AM A “home for sale” sign in Santiago de Cuba. Far fewer Afro-Cubans get remittances from family overseas, and residents of eastern Cuba, more heavily […]
05/20/2016 01:05 PM
Families who fled not thrilled with renewed US-Cuba relations
Families who fled not thrilled with renewed US-Cuba relations Jake Whittenberg, KING 11:53 AM. EST May 19, 2016 SEATTLE — Not everyone is ready to paint a rosy picture when it comes to renewed US – Cuba relations. Images of President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro are drawing a mixed reaction from families who […]
04/29/2016 05:27 PM
Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit
Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit By Michael Weissenstein | AP April 29 at 9:30 AM HAVANA — Thursday morning was looking bad for Lazaro Martinez, who makes his living playing trombone for tourists on the Malecon, the sweeping boulevard overlooking the jewel-clear Florida Straits. Police shunted everyone onto side streets as a […]
04/18/2016 02:57 PM
Quebec wants to open a permanent office in Cuba
Quebec wants to open a permanent office in Cuba ‘We have to seize moment,’ says International Relations Minister Christine St-Pierre By Ryan Hicks, CBC News Posted: Apr 18, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 18, 2016 6:45 AM ET Quebec wants to seize the opportunity presented by the thawing of diplomatic relations between Cuba […]
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 […]
03/30/2016 03:54 PM
US-Cuba detente shows trade is blind
US-Cuba detente shows trade is blind BUSINESS/OPINION/COLUMNISTS / 30 March 2016 at 07:30am By: Keith Bryer Among the many positive attributes of a free market economic system is that it is blind. It does not care about politics. It cares less about skin colour. Despite Marxist arguments to the contrary, it cares nothing for class. […]
03/25/2016 08:05 PM
Post-Obama Cuba ask – And now what? No satisfaction in government response
Post-Obama Cuba asks: And now what? No satisfaction in government response As soon as Obama leaves, regime propaganda unleashed to quell aspirations Inspired Cubans rocking and making bold moves Americans need to keep their eyes on Cuba after the music ends BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com “You come here wanting to hear salsa. I want to […]
03/23/2016 07:56 PM
Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights
Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights By Frank Jack Daniel in Havana, Matt Spetalnick 1:19 PM Wednesday Mar 23, 2016 Castro accuses US of double standards after Obama criticises human rights record. United States President Barack Obama yesterday pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island, publicly sparring […]
03/21/2016 05:41 PM
Cuba’s Human Rights Record in Spotlight Ahead of Obama Trip
Michael Bowman March 20, 2016 1:03 PM CAPITOL HILL— Supporters and critics of U.S. President Barack Obama’s history-making trip to Cuba later this month agree on one thing: there has been little, if any, progress on basic liberties and human rights on the island since Washington and Havana restored full diplomatic ties. While tourists flock […]
03/21/2016 05:40 PM
Here’s What Obama and Castro Will Discuss During Their Meeting in Cuba
Here’s What Obama and Castro Will Discuss During Their Meeting in Cuba by Reuters MARCH 21, 2016, 10:50 AM EDT The two leaders have deep differences to address. U.S. President Barack Obama turns from sightseeing to state business on his historic Cuba trip on Monday, pressing President Raul Castro for economic and democratic reforms while […]
03/19/2016 05:38 PM
Obama’s trip to Cuba provokes strong emotions
Obama’s trip to Cuba provokes strong emotions Obama will make the first visit by a sitting president in nearly 90 years Major issues still separate the two countries But progress has been made since rapprochement announced Dec. 17, 2014 BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Symbolic, an effort to burnish his legacy and prevent his Cuba policies […]
03/10/2016 01:30 PM
Cuba Warns Against US Meddling; White House Unconcerned
Cuba Warns Against US Meddling; White House Unconcerned Mary Alice Salinas March 09, 2016 6:50 PM WHITE HOUSE— The White House said it is “not particularly concerned” about an editorial published in Cuba’s state newspaper warning the United States against meddling in its internal affairs. The editorial comes as President Barack Obama prepares for a […]
03/04/2016 01:27 PM
Kerry cancels trip to Cuba amid frictions over human rights
Kerry cancels trip to Cuba amid frictions over human rights The cancellation comes just two weeks before President Obama is to visit Cuba Officials: Logistical challenges of two back-to-back visits also contributed to cancellation State Department: Kerry trip might be rescheduled at some point BY TRACY WILKINSON Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Secretary of State John […]
02/21/2016 03:25 PM
‘Nos Vemos En La Habana’ Obama Says In Weekly Address
‘Nos Vemos En La Habana’ Obama Says In Weekly Address / 14ymedio Posted on February 20, 2016 14ymedio 20 February 2016 — The first trip by a US president to Cuba in almost ninety years was the central focus of Barack Obama’s weekly message to the American people, broadcast this Saturday. The president concluded his […]
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, […]
01/29/2016 06:33 PM
My view – The U.S. should keep the Cuba embargo in place
My view: The U.S. should keep the Cuba embargo in place By Daisy Penaloza For the Deseret News Published: Friday, Jan. 29 2016 12:10 a.m. MST Summary A year has elapsed since normalization talks were divulged between the United States and Cuba, and the prophetic words of Cuba’s dissidents reverberate within the current, grim reality […]
01/28/2016 05:54 PM
A Decade Of Work On Press Freedom For Cuba
A Decade Of Work On Press Freedom For Cuba / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on January 28, 2016 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 28 January 2016 — Journalism is a high-risk profession. Death threats and imprisonment are just around the corner for thousands of journalists throughout the world. In Cuba, as an illustrious writer said, in […]
01/24/2016 02:08 PM
All sides of Cuba debate ask – What would Martí do?
All sides of Cuba debate ask: What would Martí do? By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: January 24, 2016 TAMPA — There is no question about who stands as the symbol of freedom in Cuba. Throughout the country, buildings, streets and parks carry the name José Martí, and busts, statues and paintings honor the […]
01/20/2016 06:50 PM
Local veterans protest Cuban refugees
Local veterans protest Cuban refugees Updated: Tue 11:00 PM, Jan 19, 2016 By: Yocelin Gallardo LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) – It’s been almost a week since Cuban refugees started crossing into the U.S. here in Laredo, but on Tuesday, a local group is voicing their concerns over the issue. Veterans came together Tuesday morning to protest […]
12/23/2015 01:19 PM
Cuba may not want American business
Cuba may not want American business Tribune Staff Published: December 22, 2015 TAMPA — Whether people in the Tampa area should do business with Cuba has been hotly debated since relations between the U.S. and the island nation began to thaw a year ago. Willing businessmen believe it is the best way to build Tampa’s […]
12/17/2015 07:23 PM
U.S.-Cuba relations – A year of change
U.S.-Cuba relations: A year of change First anniversary of new relationship is Dec. 17 Symbolic and tangible changes mark the year Much work remains before there is a normal relationship BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com In the year since the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement began, some things have seemed to move at warp speed, but others have smacked […]
12/02/2015 05:11 PM
The Price of Change in the Castros’ Cuba
The Price of Change in the Castros’ Cuba Anthony DePalma – Reporter, writer-in-residence at Seton Hall University Posted: 12/01/2015 5:50 pm EST Updated: 12/01/2015 5:59 pm EST I went to Cuba last month wearing a rubber bracelet like the ones distributed by the Livestrong Foundation. But mine is white, not yellow, and instead of spelling […]
11/26/2015 04:25 PM
No change in Cuba, totalitarianism persists – dissident in Prague
No change in Cuba, totalitarianism persists – dissident in Prague published: 25.11.2015, 18:13 Prague – The situation of the Cuban opposition has not changed in the past year of warmed relations between Havana and Washington, and the totalitarian regime persists in the county, Cuban dissident Maria Paya, on a visit to Prague, has told CTK. […]
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 […]
10/20/2015 01:39 PM
Art A Crime? Cuban Government Fails On Promise To Release Graffiti Artist #ElSexto
Art A Crime? Cuban Government Fails On Promise To Release Graffiti Artist #ElSexto Viva Tony Centeno | October 19, 2015 – 12:09 pm The Cuban Government has failed to live up to their promise to release from prison Danilo Maldonado Machado, a.k.a. “El Sexto.” Family, friends, and supporters of the out-spoken artist are outraged that […]
10/16/2015 03:35 PM
U.S. plans to satirize Cuban leaders in TV show
U.S. plans to satirize Cuban leaders in TV show William E. GibsonContact Reporter Washington Bureau Critics say the Cuba broadcast service is swayed by South Florida exiles. —The provocative U.S. broadcast service to Cuba is developing a new TV comedy series that will satirize Cuban leaders at the same time U.S. diplomats are negotiating with […]
10/12/2015 11:53 PM
Inside Marco Rubio’s Cuba — The Way He Sees It
Inside Marco Rubio’s Cuba—The Way He Sees It By Jade ScipioniPublished October 12, 2015 FOXBusiness President Obama has made historic steps towards restoring relations with Cuba after nearly a half-century of diplomatic freeze. But Republican Presidential hopeful and Cuban-American Marco Rubio says these new policies will be short-lived once he takes office. “When I’m President, […]
08/28/2015 01:48 PM
Dissident artist Tania Bruguera talks leaving Cuba – ‘I would not let them make me a paranoiac’
Dissident artist Tania Bruguera talks leaving Cuba: ‘I would not let them make me a paranoiac’ Cuba Caribbean Carolina A. Miranda LOS ANGELES TIMES carolina.miranda​@latimes.com For months, the case of Tania Bruguera has been a protracted drama that has played itself out on the international stage. The artist — a Cuban national — was detained […]
08/22/2015 02:32 PM
Declaration of San Juan
Declaration of San Juan / Cuban National Conference Posted on August 22, 2015 Declaration of San Juan The first Cuban National Conference met in San Juan, Puerto Rico from August 13 to 15, 2015. Twenty-three organizations from the Cuban archipelago and 32 from the exile participated, duly represented by more than 100 of their leaders. […]
08/21/2015 01:26 PM
Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers
Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers The regime was built on the blood of dissidents like those the U.S. now avoids acknowledging. By ARMANDO VALLADARES Aug. 20, 2015 7:23 p.m. ET All Rosa Maria Payá wants is a copy of her father’s autopsy report. All her father wanted before he was murdered by Castro’s […]
08/19/2015 01:19 PM
What Flag Was Raised in Cuba Today?
What Flag Was Raised in Cuba Today? / Somos+ Posted on August 17, 2015 Somos+, 14 August 2105 — Today the American flag was raised in Cuba. But was it a flag of victory or defeat, and for whom? And in the coming years how will the story ultimately play out? Was this appropriate for […]
08/18/2015 04:05 PM
The Bare Flagpoles of Havana
The Bare Flagpoles of Havana Before Obama restored ties to Cuba, he ended an inventive U.S. effort to promote freedom. By DAVID FEITH Aug. 17, 2015 7:05 p.m. ET There was an odd sight over John Kerry’s shoulder as he stood in the Havana sun Friday. At a flagpole in front of him, U.S. Marines […]
08/17/2015 02:30 PM
Cuban Opposition Gathered In Puerto Rico Support Plebiscite For Free Elections
Cuban Opposition Gathered In Puerto Rico Support Plebiscite For Free Elections / 14ymedio Posted on August 16, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 16 August 2015 – The Cuban National Conference – involving one hundred activists from 23 organizations from the Island and 32 from exile meeting for three days in Puerto Rico – concluded this Saturday with […]
08/10/2015 12:47 PM
Kerry Should Welcome Cuban Dissidents to the Embassy
Kerry Should Welcome Cuban Dissidents to the Embassy BY ELLIOTT ABRAMS 8/8/15 AT 1:58 PM Secretary of State Kerry will visit Cuba soon—on August 14. Since the opening of diplomatic relations and of the Cuban embassy in Washington, what’s been going on in Cuba? More repression. There were 630 political arrests in June, according to […]
07/30/2015 01:55 PM
Obama should tell Latin Americans what he told Africans
Obama should tell Latin Americans what he told Africans BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com During his trip to Africa earlier this week, President Barack Obama gave a powerful speech asking the region’s long-entrenched leaders to end corruption, respect freedom of the press and stop changing the constitution to remain in power indefinitely. I wonder why he […]
07/23/2015 01:36 PM
It’s time for Kerry to engage with Cuban dissidents
It’s time for Kerry to engage with Cuban dissidents BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com If Secretary of State John Kerry is serious when he claims that the Obama Administration will keep pressing for democracy and human rights in Cuba, this is the least he should do: invite Cuban dissidents to the flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. […]
07/19/2015 05:55 PM
Historic thaw – U.S.-Cuba diplomatic ties will be reestablished Monday
Historic thaw: U.S.-Cuba diplomatic ties will be reestablished Monday BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com The last time the United States and Cuba had diplomatic relations, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House, Elvis Presley’s Are You Lonesome Tonight? topped the charts and a new dance craze, the Twist, was sweeping the country. The past half-century of […]
07/12/2015 08:01 PM
Tania Bruguera Now Has Her Passport
Tania Bruguera Now Has Her Passport / 14ymedio Posted on July 11, 2015 14ymedio, 11 July 2015 — The Cuban government finally returned her passport to the artist Tania Bruguera, who can now travel outside the island, she reported this Saturday in a statement on her Facebook site #YoTambiénExijo. The document had been seized last […]
07/08/2015 02:30 PM
Cubans pay the price for Obama’s ‘engagement’ with the Castros
Cubans pay the price for Obama’s ‘engagement’ with the Castros By Jeff Jacoby GLOBE COLUMNIST JULY 07, 2015 GLOBE STAFF ILLUSTRATION On July 1, President Obama announced the formal resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba, asserting confidently that “American engagement . . . is the best way to advance our interests and support for democracy […]
06/28/2015 02:08 PM
Cuban artist pushes boundary between art and politics, and pays a price
Cuban artist pushes boundary between art and politics, and pays a price NICK MIROFF | THE WASHINGTON POST HAVANA, Cuba – It was probably inevitable, given the trajectory of her career, that Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s creative vision would collide some day with her country’s less-expansive political reality. From a young age, Bruguera, 46, won […]
06/27/2015 01:54 PM
The Reestablishment of Civil Society: An Unavoidable Necessity
The Reestablishment of Civil Society: An Unavoidable Necessity / Dimas Castellanos Posted on June 26, 2015 Dimas Castellanos, 10 April 2015 — If by “civil society” we mean a group of autonomous associations, public spaces, rights, and liberties by which citizens exchange opinions, make decisions and participate in political, economic and social matters that interest […]
05/30/2015 01:00 PM
Laritza Diversent, the Cuban Lawyer who met with Obama
Laritza Diversent, the Cuban Lawyer who met with Obama / Cubanet, Manuel Guerra Perez Posted on May 28, 2015 Cubanet, Manual Guerra Perez, Havana, 30 April 2015 — Laritza Diversent is a lawyer and director of the Cubalx Center of Legal Information, an independent office that has offered free legal advice since 2010. She graduated […]
05/22/2015 03:06 PM
Obama would ‘relish’ opportunity to visit Cuba, spokesman says
Obama would ‘relish’ opportunity to visit Cuba, spokesman says BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com U.S. and Cuban negotiators talked for several hours on Thursday before deciding to continue the talks Friday, perhaps an indication that the two sides are nearing the finish line on renewing diplomatic relations and opening embassies. In its Twitter feed, Cuba’s Foreign […]
05/20/2015 02:38 PM
On Cuban Independence Day – Freedom is the goal
On Cuban Independence Day: Freedom is the goal BY MARCO RUBIO As we mark Cuban Independence Day this Wednesday, we must never forget that the only true form of independence for the Cuban people is freedom and democracy, and we must recommit our state and nation to the goal of helping them achieve that vital […]
05/15/2015 02:22 PM
The Castros’ New Friend
The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector uponentering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately […]
05/12/2015 12:32 PM
Rosa María Payá Returns to Cuba to Honor Father’s Memory
Rosa María Payá Returns to Cuba to Honor Father’s Memory Activist Defies Threats to Continue Oswaldo’s Struggle for Freedom BELÉN MARTY MAY 11, 2015 AT 2:53 PM After nearly two years of living in exile, Cuban political dissident Rosa María Payá will return to Havana on Monday, May 11, to pay her respects at the […]
05/04/2015 12:06 PM
Art, not politics led to dissident artist Tania Bruguera’s Herb Alpert award
Art, not politics led to dissident artist Tania Bruguera’s Herb Alpert award Carolina A. Miranda LOS ANGELES TIMES carolina.miranda​@latimes.com – Artist Tania Bruguera, composer Julia Wolfe and three others chosen for Herb Alpert awards – Five artists to receive Herb Alpert awards, but Cuban Tania Bruguera won’t be at ceremony For the first time in […]
04/09/2015 02:56 PM
The Specter of Castro Haunts Panama Summit
The Specter of Castro Haunts Panama Summit / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on April 8, 2015 PanAm Post, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, 8 April 2015 — A ghost ship haunts the halls of this week’s Summit of the Americas in Panama: the Chong Chon Gang. The vessel, seized in the Panama Canal in July […]
04/01/2015 01:58 PM
U.S. and Cuba face off on human rights in Washington meeting
U.S. and Cuba face off on human rights in Washington meeting BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 03/30/2015 3:55 PM 03/31/2015 8:59 PM The latest round in the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement got under way Tuesday when the two countries met in Washington to discuss the potentially divisive issue of human rights. The State Department described the meeting as […]
04/01/2015 01:54 PM
Cuba delegate reports ‘civilized’ talks on rights with US
Cuba delegate reports ‘civilized’ talks on rights with US THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 03/31/2015 9:59 PM 03/31/2015 9:59 PM HAVANA Cuban and U.S. delegations on Tuesday ended a preparatory meeting for holding future negotiations on human rights without setting a date, agenda or host for those talks. The head of the Cuban delegation at the session […]
03/31/2015 02:03 PM
U.S. and Cuba to face off on human rights in Tuesday Washington meeting
U.S. and Cuba to face off on human rights in Tuesday Washington meeting BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 03/30/2015 3:55 PM 03/30/2015 7:54 PM The latest round in the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement gets under way Tuesday when the two countries meet in Washington to discuss the potentially divisive issue of human rights. A State Department spokesperson said […]
03/28/2015 06:25 PM
Cuban dissidents will head to Summit of the Americas
Cuban dissidents will head to Summit of the Americas BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 03/26/2015 4:10 PM  03/26/2015 6:05 PM HAVANA Cuban opposition leaders and activists Manuel Cuesta Morúa, Guillermo Fariñas, and Berta Soler will take part in civil-society events at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, according to the Miami-based Cuban Soul Foundation. […]
03/27/2015 08:24 PM
Cuba, US to launch human rights dialogue Tuesday
Cuba, US to launch human rights dialogue Tuesday BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN AND ANDREA RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS 03/26/2015 10:21 PM 03/26/2015 10:21 PM HAVANA Cuba and the United States will debate human rights at a meeting in Washington on Tuesday in another sign of the thaw between the countries as they try to re-establish normal diplomatic […]
03/19/2015 12:32 PM
NO EMBARGO, NO CRY
NO EMBARGO, NO CRY ORLANDO LUIS PARDO LAZO MARCH 18, 2015 This article is part of The Mantle’s series Against Censorship. The U.S. embargo against the Cuban government is like those recurrent childhood nightmares, for both Cubans living on the Island and abroad. Oh, the Embargo Embargo: limit of our life, fire of our leaders… […]
03/13/2015 10:22 AM
CollateralFreedom, la censura a prueba en 11 países Enemigos del Internet
CollateralFreedom, la censura a prueba en 11 países Enemigos del Internet Para luchar contra la censura en internet, RSF lanzó une operación de desbloqueo de 9 sitios de informaciones censurados en once países, volviendolos accesibles desde los territorios donde hoy en día estan prohibidos. Collateral Freedom : como RSF desbarata la censura Para esquivar la […]
03/13/2015 09:21 AM
Collateral Freedom – how we thwart censorship
Collateral Freedom: how we thwart censorship In an original initiative designed to circumvent website blocking by governments that violate human rights, Reporters Without Borders is using the technique known as mirroring to duplicate the censored sites and place the copies on the servers of Internet giants such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google. In these 11 […]
03/12/2015 10:01 AM
Cuba – Leader of Dissident Group Retains Her Post After Challenge
Cuba: Leader of Dissident Group Retains Her Post After Challenge By VICTORIA BURNETTMARCH 11, 2015 Cuba’s most high-profile opposition group, the Ladies in White, voted Wednesday to keep their leader, Berta Soler, in a referendum prompted by complaints that she was autocratic and should resign. The challenge to Ms. Soler’s leadership exposed divisions within the […]

 

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