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    Keep the embargo until Castro relents

    Posted on Tuesday, 02.18.14 U.S. POLICY Keep the embargo until Castro relents BY MICHAEL PUTNEY MPUTNEY@LOCAL10.COM The U.S. trade embargo against Cuba is a fiction, a fraud, a failure and has been for a long time. It’s a Potemkin Village embargo. But it has served the purposes of both Washington and Havana. When it was […] Continue reading

    DESPITE REFORM TO MIGRATION LAW, CUBA CONTINUES TO RESTRICT FREEDOMS OF EXPRESSION, ASSOCIATION AND ASSEMBLY AND TO HOLD PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE

    DOCUMENT – CUBA: DESPITE REFORM TO MIGRATION LAW, CUBA CONTINUES TO RESTRICT FREEDOMS OF EXPRESSION, ASSOCIATION AND ASSEMBLY AND TO HOLD PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT AI Index: AMR 25/007/2013 20 September 2013 Despite reform to migration law, Cuba continues to restrict freedoms of expression, association and assembly and to hold prisoners of […] Continue reading

    Protesting in Cuba

    Protesting in Cuba May 29, 2012 Veronica Vega HAVANA TIMES — When working with the multidisciplinary cultural group Omni Zona Franca back in 2007, I read an essay about the phenomenon of graffiti. Someone in the group had the outlandish idea that such an effort set to prose could be done in the lobby of […] Continue reading

    Human Rights Watch: Cuba More Repressive Than Ever

    Human Rights Watch: Cuba More Repressive Than EverBy Erik Maza, Thursday, May. 13 2010 @ 3:56PM Cuba has been on a repressive kick since the beginning of a year. After well-known critic Zapata Tamayo died in February, other Cubans took to the streets in protest. Another one, Guillermo Farinas, is said to be at death's […] Continue reading

    Cuba—A Way Forward

    Cuba—A Way Forwardby Nik Steinberg, Daniel Wilkinson In a 1980 interview, Gabriel García Márquez told The New York Times that he had spent three years writing a book about life in Cuba under Fidel Castro. But, he said, "now I realize that the book is so critical that it could be used against Cuba, so […] Continue reading

    Concerns expressed over imprisoned Cuban journalists

    Concerns expressed over imprisoned Cuban journalistsPublished on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 PARIS, France (RSF/IFEX): The Paris-based Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has expressed concern about the health and safety of Cuba's imprisoned journalists, especially Normando Hernández González, the editor of the Colegio de Periodistas Independientes de Camagüey, an independent news agency, who is still waiting for […] Continue reading

    Policia política detiene, registra y enjuicia a PI -RSF

    Policía política detiene, registra y enjuicia a PI -RSF

    País/Tema: Cuba
    Fecha: 05 de febrero de 2007
    Fuente: Reporteros Sin Fronteras (RSF)
    Persona: Ramón Velázquez Toranso, Haydee Rodríguez, Luis Esteban
    Espinosa Echemendía, Armando Betancourt
    Victimas: redactor(es) , periodista(s)
    Tipos de violaciónes: arresto , detenido , huelga de hambre ,
    encarcelado , interrogado , allanado , raptado
    Urgencia: Noticia urgente

    (RSF/IFEX) – RSF lamenta que el… Continue reading

    Cuba: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006

    Cuba: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. February 28, 2005. Cuba remains a Latin American anomaly: an undemocratic government that represses nearly all forms of political dissent. President Fidel Castro, now in his forty-seventh year in power, shows no willingness to consider even minor […] Continue reading

    HRW 2006 Report Cuba

    Cuba Cuba remains a Latin American anomaly: an undemocratic government that represses nearly all forms of political dissent. President Fidel Castro, now in his forty-seventh year in power, shows no willingness to consider even minor reforms. Instead, his government continues to enforce political conformity using criminal prosecutions, long- and short-term detentions, mob harassment, police warnings, […] Continue reading