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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

Dozens Of Ladies In White Arrested On The 100th Day Of TodosMarchamos

Dozens Of Ladies In White Arrested On The 100th Day Of TodosMarchamos

14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2017 – At least 38 Ladies in White were arrested
this Sunday in Havana, Matanzas, Guantanamo, Ciego de Avila and Santa
Clara, during the 100th day of the #TodosMarchamos (We All March)
campaign for the release of Cuba’s political prisoners.

The leader of the… Continue reading

Dissidence and silence

Dissidence and silence
ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 5 de Abril de 2017 – 12:29 CEST.

Status as a “dissident ” is not the product of any coherent calculation.
It does not refer to a particular affiliation or a specific creed. It
does not even necessarily stem from a primeval hatred of what they call
“Revolution.”

It is… 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

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

Cuban dissident leader to Trump – ‘Treat Cuba like a dictatorship’

Cuban dissident leader to Trump: ‘Treat Cuba like a dictatorship’
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Frustrated by what they see as “indolence” from the previous
administration, some Cuban government opponents are urging President
Donald Trump to backtrack current Cuba policy and speak out about
increased government repression on the island.

Antonio G. Rodiles and his partner Ailer González — both… Continue reading

Cuba’s New Minister of the Interior Inaugurates His Tenure With a Repressive Wave Across the Country

Cuba’s New Minister of the Interior Inaugurates His Tenure With a
Repressive Wave Across the Country / 14ymedio, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 11 January 2017 — While in the
United States Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of
State, made it clear that human rights will be an important part of
Washington’s policy toward Cuba, the island’s… Continue reading

You bring out the Cuban in me, Randy!

You bring out the Cuban in me, Randy!
BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO
fsantiago@miamiherald.com

Dear Randy,

What a sweet name for such a nasty character.

For me, it conjures the infectious loud laugh of a football player I
knew in high school, a friend during a time when I was still privately
heartsick over losing country and family but reveling in the… Continue reading

State Security Tactics in Cuba

State Security Tactics in Cuba / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 11 May 2016 — Daniel Llorente Miranda, 52, is a spontaneous
dissident. He doesn’t belong to any opposition party, nor is he an
un-gagged journalist. He is on his own.

Last 22 March, with the stars and stripes on his shoulders, Llorente
found himself in the area of the United… Continue reading

A Glossary Against the Deafness of Raul Castro

A Glossary Against the Deafness of Raul Castro / Luis Felipe Rojas
Posted on April 10, 2016

Luis Felipe Rojas, 28 March 2016 — With mouths agape and arms extended
to the heavens, Cubans of goodwill are still awaiting the night on which
Raúl Castro will liberate all political prisoners and fling into the
garbage can that judicial aberration which… Continue reading

The Ladies In White Denounce A New Act Of Repudiation Against The Headquarters Of The Movement

The Ladies In White Denounce A New Act Of Repudiation Against The
Headquarters Of The Movement / 14ymedio
Posted on January 21, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 21 January 2016 — A new act of repudiation against the
Ladies in White is developing right now outside the headquarters of the
movement in the Havana neighborhood of Lawton. Since this morning the
activists… Continue reading

Cuban activists report mysterious marks after attack

Cuban activists report mysterious marks after attack

Cuban activists were attacked during a march in which they protested the
liberation of political prisoners
They are now en route to the United States, where they will be medically
examined for further health complications
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@alnuevoherald.com

Two Cuban human rights activists traveled to Miami on Thursday where
they will… Continue reading

Vladimir Morera Bacallao Ends Hunger Strike

Vladimir Morera Bacallao Ends Hunger Strike / 14ymedio
Posted on January 4, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 4 January 2016 – Government opponent Vladimir Bacallao
Morera has ended his hunger strike, having begun to eat on 30 December,
according to information received by 14ymedio from Librado Linares. The
prisoner spent more than 80 days without eating to demand his release,
after being… Continue reading

UNPACU Reports More Than A Hundred Activists Arrested

UNPACU Reports More Than A Hundred Activists Arrested / 14ymedio
Posted on August 16, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 16 August 2015 — From the early hours of Sunday the
Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) denounced the arrest of more than 130
of its activists. Several sources within the organization told this
newspaper that the detainees were going to the Shrine of… Continue reading

Some new immigrants from Cuba need a second look

Fabiola Santiago: Some new immigrants from Cuba need a second look
BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO
fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com

Cuban immigration is stirring up a hornet’s nest of concern, with good
reason.

Are some of the Cuban newcomers victims fleeing oppression and economic
hardship — or two-faced opportunists seeking to cash in on generous U.S.
government benefits available only to Cuban refugees?

Are supporters… Continue reading

The Government We Need

The Government We Need / 14ymedio, Regina Coyula
Posted on August 9, 2015

14ymedio, Regina Coyula, Havana. 2 August 2015 — In light of the
government’s refusal to dialog with the nonviolent opposition, the
latter should start a discussion within itself, an exercise unfamiliar
to Cubans. Instead, we are accustomed to extremes ranging from the
consistent unanimity of our parliamentary… Continue reading

More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The Ladies In White

More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The Ladies In
White / 14ymedio
Posted on August 2, 2015

The writer Angel Santiesteban with the Ladies in White at the Gandhi
Park at the exit of the church of Santa Rita (Photo Luis Lazaro Guanche)

14ymedio, Havana, 2 August 2015 – This afternoon, after Sunday’s march
of the… Continue reading

Ladies in White March Ends With 120 Arrests

Ladies in White March Ends With 120 Arrests / 14ymedio
Posted on July 13, 2015

14ymedio, 13 July 2015 – A group of 120 activists and Ladies in White
was arrested on Sunday during the traditional weekly march. Among those
arrested were the opposition leader Jorge Luis Garcia Perez (known as
Antunez), who in the days before had called for… Continue reading

A Bill to Penalize Acts of Repudiation

Cuba: A Bill to Penalize Acts of Repudiation / Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on May 1, 2015

To guarantee the prevalence of solidarity and respect, a bill is
urgently needed that would penalize acts of repudiation, and hold their
perpetrators and accomplices criminally responsible.

Help me to promote this bill.

A Bill to Penalize Acts of Repudiation in Cuba

By… Continue reading

Is Cuba ready to come in from the cold?

Is Cuba ready to come in from the cold?
14 April 2015, 17:44 UTC
By Robin Guittard, Caribbean Campaigner at Amnesty International

The Cuban government marked a historic first in Panama over the weekend,
as the Caribbean island’s President, Raúl Castro, joined leaders from
around the region at the Summit of the Americas. Despite all the past
wounds and ongoing… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit

Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit
BY JOSHUA GOODMAN AND ANDREA RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS
04/08/2015 9:00 PM 04/08/2015 9:59 PM

PANAMA CITY
About 100 supporters of Cuba’s government aggressively heckled
dissidents from the communist-run island attending a civil society forum
Wednesday at the start of the Summit of the Americas in Panama.

Opponents of President Raul Castro were greeted to… Continue reading

Pro-Castro Panamanian groups threaten Cuban activists

Pro-Castro Panamanian groups threaten Cuban activists / 14ymedio
Posted on April 9, 2015

14ymedio, 8 April 2105 — Several Panamanian leftist organizations have
forwarded to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama, Isabel de Saint
Malo, a letter of protest against the activities organized by the groups
in opposition to the governments of Cuba and Venezuela in the forums
being… Continue reading

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