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The Fidel Castro Fair

The Fidel Castro Fair / Iván García

Iván García , 21 February 2017 — The wood charcoal embers are slowly
browning half a dozen kebabs with vegetables, pineapples and pieces of
pork, while, on a shelf, the flies are hovering around the steamed corn
cobs.

From very early in the morning, Jesús, a chubby mulatto with calloused
hands, gets on… Continue reading

Cuba and Venezuela: And God Created Them…

Cuba and Venezuela: And God Created Them… / Cubanet, René Gómez Manzano

Cubanet, René Gómez Manzano, Havana, 5 Abril 2017 — In recent days, the
absence of a true rule of law has become evident in the two countries of
“Socialism of the 21st Century,” an absence that reached the highest
levels of arbitrariness and injustice: Cuba and Venezuela. In… Continue reading

Lysandra Does Not Want To Be Reeducated

Lysandra Does Not Want To Be Reeducated

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 12 April 2107 — Confined for more than 80
days in a punishment cell, without a single contact with the outside,
the activist Lisandra Rivera Rodríguez of the Patriotic Union of Cuba
(UNPACU) received her first family visit this Tuesday, in the Mar Verde
Women’s Prison in Santiago de… Continue reading

Danilo Maldonado Machado, the dissident artist called ‘El Sexto,’ on art and liberty in Cuba

Danilo Maldonado Machado, the dissident artist called ‘El Sexto,’ on art
and liberty in Cuba
Carolina A. Miranda

At the tail end of 2014, Danilo Maldonado Machado, the graffiti artist
known as “El Sexto,” was detained by the authorities as he made his way
to a public park in Havana to stage a work of protest art. In his
vehicle,… Continue reading

Alleged Cuban smuggler pleads guilty to sex trafficking

Alleged Cuban smuggler pleads guilty to sex trafficking
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

This was the premise of a case involving a Cuban resident in Miami
accused of illegally bringing women from the island and forcing them
into sex slavery in the United States. Silvio Clark Morales, 31, plead
guilty in federal court Thursday to 7 of the 19 charges… Continue reading

State Security Doctors Constantly Mistreated Us

“State Security Doctors Constantly Mistreated Us”

14ymedio, Havana, 4 April 2017 — Maydolys Leyva can breath easy for the
first time since last March 7. Her three children have abandoned their
hunger strike after being released on parole. This Monday, their mother
prepared a meal of mild creamed vegetables, root vegetables and meat for
her daughter Anairis and son Fidel… Continue reading

Three Siblings On Hunger Strike Released On Parole

Three Siblings On Hunger Strike Released On Parole

14ymedio, Havana, 3 April 2017 — The three Holguin siblings who had been
on hunger strike since last March 7 were released on Sunday on parole,
according to what their mother, Maydolys Leyva, told this newspaper.

The activists Anairis Miranda, Adairis Miranda and Fidel Batista were
sentenced were sentenced to one year… Continue reading

The regime paroles the three siblings from Holguín who went on a hunger strike

The regime paroles the three siblings from Holguín who went on a hunger
strike
DDC | Madrid | 4 de Abril de 2017 – 11:01 CEST.

On Sunday the regime released on parole the three siblings from Holguín
who had been on a hunger strike since March 7, when they were sentenced
to a year in prison for the alleged… Continue reading

Locked up for 16 months: how a British architect discovered Cuba’s dark side

Locked up for 16 months: how a British architect discovered Cuba’s dark side
2 APRIL 2017 • 7:00AM

The Cuban conundrum is that little is what it seems. The mojitos flow,
the Buena Vista tribute acts play and the tropical sun shines
magnanimously on the tourists: the pasty Canadians, Britons and now –
thanks to Barack Obama – Americans.

My… Continue reading

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 unnoticed.

The artistic project seeks… Continue reading

Los riesgos de hacer negocios en Cuba: cárcel, despojo y expulsión

Los riesgos de hacer negocios en Cuba: cárcel, despojo y expulsión
MANUEL C. DÍAZ
Especial/el Nuevo Herald

Mucho antes de que el presidente Barack Obama estableciese relaciones
diplomáticas con Cuba y de que algunas compañías norteamericanas como
Carnival Cruise Lines, Airbnb, Starwood Hotels y Jet Blue, comenzasen a
hacer negocios en la isla, ya había empresas españolas, inglesas,
canadienses, italianas,… Continue reading

PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE – URGENT ACTION

UA: 76/17 Index: AMR 25/6001/2017 Cuba Date: 31 March 2017
URGENT ACTION

PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE

Two days after Fidel Castro’s death, a family of four human rights
defenders were
arrested in Holguín, south-east Cuba. They received a one-year sentence,
and the three
siblings are currently on hunger strike. They are prisoners of
conscience and must be
released… Continue reading

N.J. lawmakers launch push for fugitive Chesimard’s return from Cuba

N.J. lawmakers launch push for fugitive Chesimard’s return from Cuba
on March 31, 2017 at 7:10 AM, updated March 31, 2017 at 8:51 AM

WASHINGTON — Reps. Chris Smith and Albio Sires began a new effort to
push for the return of convicted cop-killer Joanne Chesimard to the
U.S., re-introducing legislation to have the government push for the
return of… Continue reading

Ladies in White Report the Repression They Suffer to Attorney General

Ladies in White Report the Repression They Suffer to Attorney General

14ymedio, Havana, 2017 — The Ladies of White Yamile Garro Alfonso,
Lázara Barbara Sendilla and Maria Cristina Labrada delivered on Monday,
as representatives of the whole movement, a summary report to the
Attorney General’s Office on the repression they have suffered over the
last fifteen months.

The leader of… Continue reading

The Ascent Of The Spy

The Ascent Of The Spy

14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 29 March 2017 — It was only a
matter of time before the spy Fernando González Llort took over the
presidency of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples
(ICAP). Since his return to Cuba after serving a 15-year prison sentence
in the United States, many predicted his rise to… Continue reading

Cuba starving for children – and here’s why

Cuba starving for children – and here’s why
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

If Cuba is to emerge into a vital and productive nation, it must first
begin to encourage families. That’s the advice of one of the leading
experts on the international pro-life movement.

Dr. Joseph Meaney, a spokesman for Human Life International, is well
versed… Continue reading

Activist on hunger strike is transferred to an isolated intermediate care room

Activist on hunger strike is transferred to an isolated intermediate
care room
DDC | Holguín | 30 de Marzo de 2017 – 11:20 CEST.

On Monday Cuban activist Anairis Miranda Leyva was moved to an isolated
intermediate care room at the provincial hospital of Holguin after
spending 22 days on a hunger strike, her mother, Maydolis Leyva, told
Martí Noticias.… Continue reading

Health Of Three Siblings On Hunger Strike In Cuba Worsens

Health Of Three Siblings On Hunger Strike In Cuba Worsens

14ymedio Havana, 27 March 2017 — The health of the siblings Fidel
Batista Leyva, and Anairis and Adairis Miranda Leyva is worsening, as
Monday marked their 21 days on a hunger strike, according to their
mother, Maydolis Leyva Portelles, who spoke with 14ymedio.

Members of the Cuban Reflection Movement, the… Continue reading

No bandits, scum, or mercenaries (bandidos, escoria, mercenarios) – learning to speak without the keywords of Castroist propaganda

No bandits, scum, or mercenaries (bandidos, escoria, mercenarios):
learning to speak without the keywords of Castroist propaganda
FRANCISCO ALMAGRO DOMÍNGUEZ | Miami | 29 de Marzo de 2017 – 11:00 CEST.

On March 11 Cuban television aired The Other War (La otra guerra) a
series on the civil conflict (1960-1966) that took place in the center
of the Island and… Continue reading

The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear

The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear / Iván García

Iván García, 21 March 2017 — In the slum of Lawton, south of Havana, the
need for housing has converted an old collective residence with narrow
passageways into a bunkhouse. With dividers made from cardboard or
bricks recovered from demolished buildings, “apartments” have appeared
where a dozen families reside, living on… Continue reading

Christie Renews Call to Demand Cuba Return Convicted Killer

Christie Renews Call to Demand Cuba Return Convicted Killer
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is again calling on the federal
government to have Cuba return a woman convicted in the murder of a
state trooper.
March 25, 2017, at 5:45 p.m.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has again called on
the federal government to have Cuba… Continue reading

A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship?

A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship?
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga has pulled an acclaimed film, based on
repression against gay writers in the early years of the Revolution,
from an upcoming presentation in New York after festival organizers
banned it from official competition and instead categorized the
screening as… Continue reading

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