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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

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail
A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected
to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story
Stephen Gibbs
Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT

If you happened to go to a British embassy reception in Havana… Continue reading

50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ

Cuba: 50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ
Kyodo via AP Images
by FRANCES MARTEL 6 Mar 2017

The Cuban anti-Communist group Ladies in White reports at least 50 of
its members were arrested this weekend following a mob attack on their
headquarters in Havana, in which the dissidents were forced to hide as
the mob hurled… Continue reading

Serious Threat against Journalist in Cuba

Serious Threat against Journalist in Cuba
February 20, 2017

HAVANA TIMES – Today the journalist Fernando Ravsberg warns of the
public threats he has received from people linked to the most extremist
side of Cuban officialdom.

Ravsberg, who currently works for the Spanish newspaper Publico.es and
writes his blog “Cartas desde Cuba” has been the victim of defamation
campaigns, like… Continue reading

The Two Marielas

The Two Marielas / Cubanet, Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello

Cubanet, Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello, Havana, 14 February 2017 – The
story I want to relate has two parts, one is true and the other is
fiction. The real one is an event I was involved in at the Carlos III
market while in line to buy yogurt, one of the… Continue reading

Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail

Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail
BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 20 de Enero de 2017 – 06:05 CET.

Cuban misery really stands out when it is cold. In a country without
much of a winter it is not worth spending much on jackets, which are
passed down for decades. On January 15th, I was struck by the… Continue reading

Artist jailed in Cuba since November for anti-Fidel Castro graffiti may be released Jan. 28

Artist jailed in Cuba since November for anti-Fidel Castro graffiti may
be released Jan. 28
By Elizabeth Llorente Published January 18, 2017 FoxNews.com

A prominent graffiti artist in Cuba who was jailed the day after Fidel
Castro died for actions that appeared to celebrate the late Cuban
leader’s passing, reportedly will be released on Jan. 28, his girlfriend
told FoxNews.com… Continue reading

Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas

Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas
By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and FRANCES ROBLES JAN. 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he was terminating the
22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States
soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an
unexpected move long sought by the… Continue reading

Gov. Scott to Raul Castro – Bring Freedom and Democracy to Cuba

Gov. Scott to Raul Castro: Bring Freedom and Democracy to Cuba
By: FOX 13 News staff
POSTED:DEC 21 2016 11:09AM EST
UPDATED:DEC 21 2016 11:09AM EST

TALAHASSEE (FOX 13) – Governor Rick Scott sent a strongly-worded letter
Tuesday to Raul Castro urging him to bring absolute freedom and
democracy to Cuba.

In the correspondence, Governor Scott tells Cuba’s new leader,… Continue reading

Cuban Government Launches Ideological Offensive On Human Rights Day

Cuban Government Launches Ideological Offensive On Human Rights Day /
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata

14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 10 December 2016 — For several years on
International Human Rights Day, the Cuban government has
strengthed its ideological battle on the internet with police operations
around the country. The volume of epithets posted on social networks and
the official slogans published in… Continue reading

The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Future of Cuba

The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Future of Cuba / Iván García

Iván García, 6 December 2016 — Some large scale political events, the
ones where people are weeping over the death of a “venerated leader” or
yelling slogans like ventriloquists, are really smoke and mirrors. A
dishonest trick.

On April 7, 1957, a month after the assault on… Continue reading

HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba

HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba
Two offerings coincide with strongman’s death.
Glenn Garvin | December 3, 2016

HBO should get a little trophy from the television industry for giving
executives something to talk about at holiday parties besides falling
ratings and the specific level of Hell that should be reserved for
whoever invented this internet thing. Instead, they can… Continue reading

Hillary Clinton Endorsed By Cuba’s Mass-Murdering Castro Brothers

Hillary Clinton Endorsed By Cuba’s Mass-Murdering Castro Brothers
HUMBERTO FONTOVA
4:18 PM 10/21/2016

“It’s Hillary’s hour!… The only hope of defeating Donald Trump is
Hillary Clinton…the difference between the two candidates is vast.
Barack Obama did not exaggerate when he claimed that she was better
prepared to be a U.S. President than even he was—or was her husband Bill
Clinton.”… Continue reading

Who Violates the Rights of Whom in Cuba … Washington or Havana?

Who Violates the Rights of Whom in Cuba … Washington or Havana? / Somos+

Carlos Raúl Macías López, 15 September 2016 — Starting in the second
half of the twentieth century, the world has witnessed a phenomenon
without parallel in the history of mankind, one which has been
strengthened by the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of… Continue reading

Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant…

Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant… / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Commentary by Carmen Zampallo in the forum of the article “Martí and his
Myth,” by José Gabriel Barrenechea, published at 14:30m on the 17 May
2015. Thanks, Carmen, wherever you may be!

Where are you Martí? What have you become? In your name have been
created tyranny, torture camps, and forced… Continue reading

A Deplorable Spectacle

A Deplorable Spectacle / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya

It is a crime to manipulate a child’s conscience for the adulation of a
dictator.

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, 15 August 2016, Havana – This Saturday, August
13, 2016, was the culmination of true torture after months of putting up
with the fanfare in the official media on the occasion of the ninetieth
birthday… Continue reading

Freedom remains in short supply in Cuba

Freedom remains in short supply in Cuba
By ROBIN BERES 12 hrs ago

In January 1961, the American embassy in Cuba was abruptly closed as the
U.S. State Department recalled all of its personnel and President
Eisenhower formally severed relations with the island nation.

Within a few weeks of that decision, the only Americans remaining on the
island were U.S.… Continue reading

Opinion – U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny

Opinion: U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny
BY TED CRUZ

I had the honor recently to meet with Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet, who
was visiting the United States to receive the Presidential Medal of
Freedom that President George W. Bush had awarded him in 2007. Then
serving a 25-year prison sentence for promoting human rights in Cuba,… Continue reading

Castro still Israel’s enemy, prominent Cuban dissident warns on rare visit

‘It’s a regime that has always been anti-Semitic, anti-Israel,
pro-Palestinian’

Castro still Israel’s enemy, prominent Cuban dissident warns on rare visit
Undeterred by torture and prison, Oscar Biscet draws attention to the
totalitarian nature of the regime in Havana. I may get killed when I
return but I must continue my fight, he saysBY RAPHAEL AHREN August 10,
2016, 3:28… Continue reading

What Everyone Should Avoid

What Everyone Should Avoid / 14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer

14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer, Miami, 6 August 2016 — We live in complex
times. The world is full of problems, some more serious than others. We
live in the twenty-first century of the Christian Era, with some
surrounded by comfort and wonderful technologies and others living like
poor serfs of the… Continue reading

Ha cambiado algo en Cuba?

¿Ha cambiado algo en Cuba?
31/07/2016@11:24:24 GMT+1

El 17 diciembre de 2014 el presidente norteamericano, Barack Obama, y el
cubano, Raúl Castro, anunciaron la reanudación de las relaciones
diplomáticas. En ese momento, la liberación del contratista Alan Gross y
su intercambio por tres cubanos encarcelados por espionaje, hizo
finalmente posible algo en lo que los dos países venían trabajando:… Continue reading

U.S. worried about hunger-striking Cuban dissidents – State Department

U.S. worried about hunger-striking Cuban dissidents: State Department
July 29, 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is concerned about the physical
well-being of hunger-striking activists in Cuba and is closely watching
their situation, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

“We stand in solidarity with those who advocate for human rights and
fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and… Continue reading

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