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La ONU declara arbitrarios el arresto y posterior encarcelamiento de El Sexto

La ONU declara arbitrarios el arresto y posterior encarcelamiento de El
Sexto
DDC | Nueva York | 18 de Julio de 2017 – 10:29 CEST.

Human Rights Foundation (HRF) aplaudió la decisión de la Organización de
Naciones Unidas (ONU) de declarar arbitrarios el arresto y posterior
encarcelamiento del artista gráfico Danilo Maldonado el 26 de noviembre
de 2016.

En una… Continue reading

Cuba courted in diplomatic push on Venezuela crisis

Cuba courted in diplomatic push on Venezuela crisis
Colombian president flies to Havana to seek support for regional
John Paul Rathbone in Miami

Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, was set to fly to Cuba on
Sunday on a mission to convince Havana to support a regional diplomatic
push to staunch Venezuela’s growing crisis, which has left 90 dead after
three… Continue reading

Cuba Awaits New Trump Proposals

Cuba Awaits New Trump Proposals / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 14 June 2017 — What you lose last is hope. And those who
have plans to immigrate to the United States maintain bulletproof optimism.

Close to a small park in Calzada street, next to Rivero’s funeral home,
dozens of restless people await their appointment for the consular
interview at the… Continue reading

Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump

Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump
– Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on
Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. detente
– He also rejected any “lessons” on human rights from the U.S., saying
his country “has a lot to be proud about” on the issue
The Associated Press

Cuban… Continue reading

Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another

Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 3 July 2017 — The fan stopped turning around 3:30 in the
morning, when in the middle of a heat wave, a black out forced Ricardo,
his wife and their two children to sleep on a mat on the balcony of
their apartment in the Lawton neighborhood,… Continue reading

If Trump Ends Our Remittances?

If Trump Ends Our Remittances? / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 8 July 2017 — Without too much caution, the CUPET tanker
truck painted green and white begins to deposit fuel in the underground
basement of a gas station located at the intersection of Calle San
Miguel and Mayía Rodríguez, just in front of Villa Marista, headquarters
of State Security, in… Continue reading

Relatora de la ONU sobre derechos humanos continúa visita a Cuba

Relatora de la ONU sobre derechos humanos continúa visita a Cuba
EFE

LA HABANA
La relatora de la ONU sobre derechos humanos y solidaridad
internacional, Virginia Dandan, continuó el miércoles su primera visita
a Cuba, con reuniones de responsables de las carteras de la Salud, el
Comercio Exterior, y una visita a la Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina
(ELAM).

En esta… Continue reading

Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy

Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy
07/13/2017 09:20 am ET
William M. LeoGrande
Professor of Government at American University

President Donald J. Trump signs the National Security Presidential
Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba,
Miami, June 16, 2017

On June 16, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba… Continue reading

Will Trump Open A Pandora’s Box Of Litigation Over Cuban Property?

Will Trump Open A Pandora’s Box Of Litigation Over Cuban Property?
If the president fails to continue the suspension of Title III, business
relations will be disrupted far more severely and irreparably than they
would be by any regulatory change.
07/10/2017 02:34 pm ET

Long before the Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce finish
writing the new regulations that President… Continue reading

Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration

Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to
Cubans but to illegal migration
BY MARIO J. PENTÓN
mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA
Javier Carrillo Silvestri, Panama’s head of migration services, is
accustomed to order and hierarchy. So he is matter-of-fact when he says
that his nation has nothing against Cuban migrants, but that those who
enter the… Continue reading

U.S. names interim charge d’affaires at embassy in Havana

U.S. names interim charge d’affaires at embassy in Havana
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba has a new interim chief at its seaside building
in Havana: career diplomat Scott Hamilton.

Hamilton, who has served as deputy chief of mission since July 2015,
replaces Jeffrey DeLaurentis as Chargé d’Affaires.

A brief notice posted on the embassy website… Continue reading

La experta en derechos humanos de la ONU se reúne con representantes del Gobierno

La experta en derechos humanos de la ONU se reúne con representantes del
Gobierno
DDC | La Habana | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 18:48 CEST.

Virginia Dandan, experta independiente sobre derechos humanos y
solidaridad internacional de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU),
se reunió este martes en La Habana con representantes de varias
organizaciones de masas controladas por… Continue reading

La FDHC alerta a la experta de la ONU de las violaciones de los derechos laborales en Cuba

La FDHC alerta a la experta de la ONU de las violaciones de los derechos
laborales en Cuba
DDC | Miami | 10 de Julio de 2017 – 21:05 CEST.

La Fundación para los Derechos Humanos en Cuba (FDHC) alertó sobre “las
violaciones de los derechos laborales de los cubanos” a la experta de
la ONU en derechos humanos y… Continue reading

Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo

Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo
JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 11:02 CEST.

What does Leopoldo López’s relapse from prison and placement under house
arrest entail in Venezuela’s current political situation?

It is important to keep in mind that his arrest, conviction and
conditions of imprisonment in a military prison were all the result of… Continue reading

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 in June 2017.

The number,… Continue reading

A Lot of Heat and No Fire

A Lot of Heat and No Fire / Fernando Dámaso

Fernando Damaso, 18 June 2017 — The policy toward Cuba, announced by
United States President Donald Trump, in an event in Miami that was more
buffoonish than serious, as well as the Declaration of the Revolutionary
Government responding to it, constitute “a lot of heat and no fire.”

First of… Continue reading

Cuban entrepreneurs brace for President Trump’s new Cuba policy

Cuban entrepreneurs brace for President Trump’s new Cuba policy
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

Nidialys Acosta handles the booking for a loose association of vintage
car owners who have banded together to offer transportation for visiting
dignitaries and other groups. Clients have included a New York business
delegation led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and one of the founders of Airbnb.

But… Continue reading

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 former President Obama
reestablished U.S.… Continue reading

Rosa María Payá, en la mira del régimen cubano

Rosa María Payá, en la mira del régimen cubano
30 de junio de 2017 – 18:06 – Por LUIS LEONEL LEÓN

La presencia de la hija del fallecido disidente cubano Oswaldo Payá
entre quienes asistieron a la más reciente comparecencia de Donald Trump
en Miami, le ha valido a Rosa María una campaña de descrédito desde los
medios de difusión… Continue reading

Rosa María Payá habla en La Haya sobre información y DDHH en Cuba

Rosa María Payá habla en La Haya sobre información y DDHH en Cuba
junio 29, 2017

La opositora cubana Rosa María Payá, intervino el jueves en el evento
Border Sessions organizado por Human Rights Foundation (HRF) en La Haya,
junto a panelistas de Eritrea y Turquía. Todos abordaron acerca de la
situación de sus países en materia de información y… Continue reading

Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again

Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again
BY ALEJANDRO DE LA FUENTE
delafuente@fas.harvard.edu

As President Trump announced the administration’s new policies on Cuba,
I worried that Afro-Cubans would be the main losers. They have been
losing for some time. The timid economic reforms implemented by the
Cuban government in the past two decades have resulted in… Continue reading

Rosa María Payá acusa a Madrid de un ‘pacto de silencio’ con La Habana

Rosa María Payá acusa a Madrid de un ‘pacto de silencio’ con La Habana
AGENCIAS | Madrid | 30 de Junio de 2017 – 01:51 CEST.

Rosa María Payá, hija del opositor cubano Oswaldo Payá, fallecido en
2012, estuvo el jueves en La Haya para informarse de cómo podría llevar
el caso de su padre a la Corte Penal Internacional… Continue reading

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