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    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 […] Continue reading

    Transparency, Honesty and Free Information – Exotic Ideals in Cuba

    Transparency, Honesty and Free Information: Exotic Ideals in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 31, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 21 June 2015 — When Berta Soler, leader of one of three splinter groups of the Ladies in White, convened a referendum on her continued command of the organization following a scandal in Fall 2014 regarding […] Continue reading

    Cuba and the new normal

    Cuba and the new normal BY MICHAEL PUTNEYMPUTNEY@WPLG.COM 03/03/2015 6:22 PM 03/03/2015 6:22 PM There is deep ambivalence in our community over normalizing relations with Cuba. For the first wave of Cubans, those relations will never be normal. Not when their homes, stores, factories, farms and fincas are in the hands of Cuban communists who […] Continue reading

    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

    Raúl Castro Imprisons Critics, Crushes Dissent – HRW

    Cuba: Raúl Castro Imprisons Critics, Crushes DissentObama Should Replace Failed Embargo With Effective Multilateral PolicyNovember 18, 2009 "In his three years in power, Raúl Castro has been just as brutal as his brother. Cubans who dare to criticize the government live in perpetual fear, knowing they could wind up in prison for merely expressing their […] 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

    Cuban punk rocker escapes ‘social dangerousness’ conviction with £15 fine

    Cuban punk rocker escapes 'social dangerousness' conviction with £15 fine A Cuban punk rocker who was put on trial for his subversive lyrics hasexposed the fragility of the country's Communist dictatorship by walkingfree with only a £15 fine. By Angus McDowall and our correspondent in HavanaLast Updated: 10:14AM BST 31 Aug 2008 Gorki Aguila, the […] Continue reading

    Situation of Human Rights in Cuba

    Situation of Human Rights in Cuba 2005-10-23 1. IntroductionFor the past 46 years Cuba has been, and continues to be, a totalitarian state controlled single-handedly by Fidel Castro, who occupies all the relevant: Head of State, Head of Government, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and First Secretary of the Communist Party. The authority […] Continue reading