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    Warning to the Repressors – “We Are Watching You ”

    Warning to the Repressors: “We Are Watching You” 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 31 March 2017 — The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FDHC) launched its new program Artists For Rights in Miami on Friday and sent a strong message to the Cuban government’s “repressors”: You are being watched and your actions will not go […] Continue reading

    Former Political Prisoners Say US Failed on Promise To Bring Their Families From Cuba

    Former Political Prisoners Say US Failed on Promise To Bring Their Families From Cuba / 14ymedio, Abel Fernandez, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Abel Fernandez and Mario Penton, Miami, 28 April 2016 – Former Cuban political prisoners Niorvis Rivera, Aracelio Riviaux and Jorge Ramirezmet Thursday in Miami with staff for Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for help in bringing […] Continue reading

    A Glossary Against the Deafness of Raul Castro

    A Glossary Against the Deafness of Raul Castro / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on April 10, 2016 Luis Felipe Rojas, 28 March 2016 — With mouths agape and arms extended to the heavens, Cubans of goodwill are still awaiting the night on which Raúl Castro will liberate all political prisoners and fling into the garbage […] Continue reading

    Forum for Rights and Freedoms

    Forum for Rights and Freedoms / Estado de Sats (see endnote) Posted on January 17, 2015 Announcements made by United States President Barack Obama and his administration have sparked an intense controversy about the Cuban conflict. Many opponents and civil society activists, within the island and in exile, have lamented, especially, the lack of transparency […] Continue reading

    What I Said at FIU

    What I Said at FIU / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on December 9, 2014 Translator’s Note: On Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo participated in a panel discussion at Florida International University, in Miami. The program announcement is here. Since the time of the Iron Curtain and Soviet socialism, the word, “solidarity,” […] Continue reading

    Czech ambassador says his country’s experiences may be useful to Cuba’s transition to democracy

    Posted on Wednesday, 12.11.13 Czech ambassador says his country’s experiences may be useful to Cuba’s transition to democracy BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM For the Czech Republic’s ambassador to the United States, Petr Gandalovic, Cuba’s future might well follow the path of his country’s past. His European nation of 10 million people lived under Communist […] Continue reading

    Havana abuzz over singer’s bold concert lyrics

    Posted on Friday, 09.13.13 Havana abuzz over singer’s bold concert lyrics BY PETER ORSI ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — It was a day when Cubans were called to speak with one voice to demand the return of intelligence agents serving long prison terms in the United States. Then, at a nationally televised event outside the U.S. […] Continue reading

    Amnesty names Cuban dissident a ‘prisoner of conscience,’ a month after recognizing 5 others

    Amnesty names Cuban dissident a ‘prisoner of conscience,’ a month after recognizing 5 others BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 HAVANA – Amnesty International designated a sixth Cuban dissident jailed in the island nation as a “prisoner of conscience” Wednesday and called for his immediate and unconditional release. Ivan Fernandez Depestre, 40, […] Continue reading

    Amnesty recognizes Cuban ‘prisoner of conscience’

    Posted on Wednesday, 09.11.13 Amnesty recognizes Cuban ‘prisoner of conscience’ BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Amnesty International designated a sixth Cuban dissident jailed in the island nation as a “prisoner of conscience” Wednesday and called for his immediate and unconditional release. Ivan Fernandez Depestre, 40, was arrested July 30 in the central province […] Continue reading

    Amnesty names 5 Cubans ‘prisoners of conscience’

    Posted on Sunday, 08.04.13 Amnesty names 5 Cubans ‘prisoners of conscience’ BY PETER ORSI ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Amnesty International designated five Cubans detained on the island as “prisoners of conscience” on Sunday and called for their immediate release. The New York-based human rights watchdog highlighted the cases of Rafael Matos Montes de Oca, Emilio […] Continue reading

    Cuban Dissidents Harness Blogs, Social Media to Spread Cause Globally

    Cuban Dissidents Harness Blogs, Social Media to Spread Cause Globally By Curt Devine July 22, 2013 Fewer than half of Middle East residents think it’s safe to express political opinions online, according to a study by sponsor Northwestern University in Qatar. Explore the data on this interactive site and watch a recent MediaTwits chat about […] Continue reading

    Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

    18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking […] Continue reading

    Thinking of Cuba on International Human Rights’ Day

    Thinking of Cuba on International Human Rights' DayBy Cuba Archive Friday, December 10, 2010 Summit, New Jersey. December 10, 2010. Today marks the anniversary of the United Nations' General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. As the world celebrates the primacy of human rights, Cuba ignores their most basic and […] Continue reading

    Cuban Dissident Wins Human Rights Prize – HRW

    Cuba:Cuban Dissident Wins Human Rights Prize21 Oct 2010 14:26:51 GMTSource: Human Rights Watch (New York) – The Council of Europe's award of its Sakharov prize for human rights to Guillermo Fariñas, the Cuban dissident who held a hunger strike to call for the release of other political prisoners, is a welcome step, Human Rights Watch […] Continue reading

    Cuba group wants parole for 69 ‘political’ inmates

    Posted on Thursday, 08.05.10Cuba group wants parole for 69 'political' inmatesBy WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press Writer HAVANA — Cuba's leading domestic human rights group called on the government Thursday to release 69 inmates it says are being held for political reasons, arguing that they should be eligible for parole after serving at least half their sentences. […] Continue reading

    The Castros blink

    Posted on Friday, 07.30.10POLITICAL PRISONERS The Castros blinkBY JORGE G. CASTANEDAjorgecastaneda.org Finally, someone in Cuba went eyeball to eyeball with the Castro brothers, and they blinked. On July 7, Guillermo Fariñas, a dissident on a hunger strike for more than four months, achieved what no one has done before. Through a combination of careful confrontation, […] Continue reading

    Guerrilla Blogging

    INSIDE CUBA: Guerrilla Blogging
    A virtual democracy against all odds.
    By Orlando Pardo Lazo

    Blog." Many people in Cuba don't understand all the fuss regarding this
    mono-syllabic word that seems to have no relationship to the daily
    routine of survival.

    On the Island, the blogosphere is an incipient media and, outside of
    Havana, all but invisible. Though their work generates controversies and
    awards worldwide, Cuban… Continue reading

    Cuban rocker Gorki Aguila: Juanes concert will be manipulated

    Posted on Sunday, 09.20.09CUBA | JUANES CONCERTCuban rocker Gorki Aguila: Juanes concert will be manipulatedCuban dissident musician Gorki Aguila weighed in on the controversy over the Juanes concert in Havana with a press conference in Miami.BY JORDAN LEVINjlevin@MiamiHerald.com Gorki Aguila is that rarest of Cuban creatures, an independent and dissident musician. It is a lonely […] Continue reading

    Jailed Cuba protester released to psychiatric ward

    Posted on Thursday, 09.17.09Jailed Cuba protester released to psychiatric wardBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press Writer HAVANA — A man whose drunken outburst on hunger in Cuba made him an Internet celebrity was released from prison and sent to psychiatric ward for three weeks of alcoholism treatment, a leading human rights activist said Thursday. Authorities on the […] Continue reading

    CUBA UNDER RAUL: DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICIES: THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION

    CUBA UNDER RAUL: DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICIES: THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION2009-06-19.Ambassador James Cason (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Bucharest, Romania. May 28, 2009.- Cuba continues to be one of the worst violators of human rights in the world, and certainly the worst in Latin America. It systematically violates almost all of the articles of the Universal declaration of Human […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009 Amnsety International

    Document – Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourthsession of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009 8 September 2008 Publicamnesty internationalCuba Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council February 2009 Executive summary In this submission, Amnesty […] Continue reading

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

    Report on the HR situation in Cuba over the last 5 months (January -May 2008) Over the last five months, the Cuban regime arrested and jailed 22 dissidents and opposition activists, 13 of whom were still in prison at the time of this report. The closed door trials were problematic on several levels. They were […] Continue reading

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

    Cuba Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 8, 2006 Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations, the […] Continue reading

    FIU spy case reawakens old mistrust among exiles

    Posted on Sun, Feb. 05, 2006

    EXILE POLITICS
    FIU spy case reawakens old mistrust among exiles
    The FIU spy case is stirring up distrust between Cuban exile factions
    and also between exiles and island dissidents.
    BY OSCAR CORRAL
    ocorral@MiamiHerald.com

    The case against two Florida International University employees believed
    to be supplying Cuba information about South Florida exiles has stirred
    up once again the element of… Continue reading