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EEUU les regala una excusa a Cuba y Venezuela

EEUU les regala una excusa a Cuba y Venezuela
ANDRÉS OPPENHEIMER
aoppenheimer@miamiherald.com

La inusual decisión del gobierno del presidente Donald Trump de
boicotear varias sesiones de la respetada Comisión Interamericana de
Derechos Humanos (CIDH) fue un serio error que debilitará los esfuerzos
de Estados Unidos por condenar a Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador y otros
abusadores de los derechos humanos.

La administración… Continue reading

El régimen acusa a la periodista Sol García Bas ulto de ‘usurpación de la capacidad legal’

El régimen acusa a la periodista Sol García Basulto de ‘usurpación de la
capacidad legal’
DDC | Camagüey | 23 de Marzo de 2017 – 14:50 CET.

La periodista independiente de La Hora de Cuba, Sol García Basulto, fue
“acusada” este miércoles en la unidad número 3 de la Policía Nacional
Revolucionaria (PNR) de Camagüey, por el primer teniente Pacheco… Continue reading

Activist sentenced to three years in jail after criticising Fidel Castro – Amnesty International

Cuba: Activist sentenced to three years in jail after criticising Fidel
Castro
21 March 2017, 16:58 UTC

A three year sentence against the leader of a Christian pro-democracy
movement after he criticized Fidel Castro is a stark illustration of
ongoing restrictions to the right to free expression in Cuba, said
Amnesty International.

Dr. Eduardo Cardet Concepción, leader of the Christian… Continue reading

How Congress Can Send a Strong Message to Cuban Diplomats in DC

How Congress Can Send a Strong Message to Cuban Diplomats in DC
Jackson Ventrella / Ana Quintana / @Ana_R_Quintana / March 20, 2017

COMMENTARY BY
Jackson Ventrella
Jackson Ventrella is a member of the Young Leader’s Program at The
Heritage Foundation.
Ana Quintana
@Ana_R_Quintana
Ana Quintana is a policy analyst for Latin America and the Western
Hemisphere in The Heritage… 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

Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba – ‘Una ola represiva con renovada brutalidad recorre la Isla’

Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba: ‘Una ola represiva con renovada
brutalidad recorre la Isla’
DDC | La Habana | 22 de Marzo de 2017 – 14:15 CET.

“Una ola represiva recorre Cuba con renovada brutalidad. Alcanza de
diversas maneras a opositores y disidentes, así como a intelectuales,
cineastas, artistas, escritores, científicos, periodistas, abogados y
todo aquel que profese una… Continue reading

UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh

UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia,
China, Iran, Bangladesh
By UN Watch —— Bio and Archives March 21, 2017

GENEVA— Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Bolivia, UAE, Iran,
Bangladesh, and Venezuela today attempted to silence UN human rights
council testimony by the head of UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights
non-governmental organization, after he criticized… Continue reading

As further US airlines exit Cuba, what does the future hold for US-Cuba relations?

As further US airlines exit Cuba, what does the future hold for US-Cuba
relations?
Karen Gilchrist | @_karengilchrist
Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 | 9:02 AM ET
CNBC.com

U.S. airlines Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines have become the
latest to bow out of Cuba due to weakened demand, posing new questions
about the U.S’s future relationship with its former Cold War… Continue reading

The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition

“The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition”
Daniel Abma, director of ‘Transit Havana’ says the regime is now
integrating gays into society
IÑAKI MAKAZAGA
Bilbao 20 MAR 2017 – 15:50 CET

“El colectivo LGTB de Cuba vive un momento de apertura y transición”
A meeting with a Belgian surgeon gave the Dutch documentary filmmaker
and human rights… Continue reading

Cuba capitalism blinds tourists from Communist reality

Cuba capitalism blinds tourists from Communist reality
George Diaz
Orlando Sentinel
“So when are you going to Cuba?”

I get that a lot, maybe once a week. It’s understandable, since I am a
home-grown Cubano, at least until I was almost 5 years old. That’s when
my parents, in an act of ultimate sacrifice, left everything behind
except their dignity… Continue reading

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following
protest
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

A group of Cuban migrants detained in the southern Mexico city of
Tapachula have accused authorities of beating and mistreating them after
they staged a hunger strike — some by sewing their lips together — to
demand their release.

The Quadratín news agency reported… Continue reading

Washington amenaza con retirarse del Consejo de Derechos Humanos

Washington amenaza con retirarse del Consejo de Derechos Humanos
AGENCIAS | Nueva York | 16 de Marzo de 2017 – 12:56 CET.

El secretario de Estado estadounidense, Rex Tillerson, declaró que
Washington no seguirá participando en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de
Naciones Unidas a menos que esa instancia implemente “profundas
reformas”, reporta la AP.

Tillerson no dio un calendario… Continue reading

Arrestan a Dama de Blanco y la amenazan con quitarle los hijos

Arrestan a Dama de Blanco y la amenazan con quitarle los hijos
marzo 14, 2017
Idolidia Darias

La líder del movimiento femenino, Berta Soler, responsabilizó a los
represores con lo que les pueda pasar a los dos menores, que quedaron
solos en casa tras el arresto de su madre.
La Dama de Blanco Lismery Quintana Ávila fue detenida este martes… Continue reading

Human Rights Foundation denuncia represión y trato inhumano a opositores en Cuba

Human Rights Foundation denuncia represión y trato inhumano a opositores
en Cuba
marzo 14, 2017
Pablo Alfonso

“El régimen no tolera la libertad de expresión ni opiniones disidentes,
y como nunca antes los activistas prodemocracia encaran el riesgo de
expresarse públicamente”, señaló Thor Halvorseen, presidente de esa
organización.
Human Rights Foundation (HRF) publicó este martes un comunicado en su
sitio… Continue reading

HRF condena la detención y abuso arbitrario contra dos activistas en Santiago de Cuba

HRF condena la detención y abuso arbitrario contra dos activistas en
Santiago de Cuba
DDC | La Habana | 14 de Marzo de 2017 – 22:49 CET.

Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condenó este martes en un comunicado la
detención y el abuso arbitrarios, por parte del régimen cubano, contra
la activista de la democracia María Mercedes Benítez.

HRF explicó que… Continue reading

Rosa María Payá asiste a foro en Texas para hablar sobre falta de libertades en Cuba

Rosa María Payá asiste a foro en Texas para hablar sobre falta de
libertades en Cuba
marzo 12, 2017

La activista participará en un panel del festival SXSW titulado “La
verdadera revolución de la información”.
La activista cubana Rosa María Payá hablará este lunes sobre la falta de
libertades en Cuba durante un foro en Austin, Texas.

El panel titulado… Continue reading

Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba – ‘El trabajo por cuenta propia ahora es más hostigado por el Gobierno’

Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba: ‘El trabajo por cuenta propia ahora
es más hostigado por el Gobierno’
DDC | La Habana | 11 de Marzo de 2017 – 20:20 CET.

El Gobierno ha aumentado “las prohibiciones, topes de precios,
confiscaciones de mercancías y equipos, regulaciones” contra los
transportistas privados o boteros de La Habana, los bicitaxistas y los
vendedores… Continue reading

Cuba’s nascent tech industry is growing fast

Cuba’s nascent tech industry is growing fast
As icy U.S.-Cuba relations begin to thaw, Cuba’s knowledge economy is
waking up. But it’s a delicate process

Like many Cubans, Ubaldo Huerta left his homeland during a time of deep
economic crisis following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1989,
which decimated Cuba’s economy and sent tens of thousands of Cubans… Continue reading

Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet foot, dry foot policy

Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet
foot, dry foot policy
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

An elderly Cuban couple is expected to remain in detention while a judge
who presided over their asylum hearing Friday makes a final
determination on their fate.

Aquilino Caraballo and Georgina Hernández, 67 and 64, have been held in… Continue reading

Cuba’s self-imposed embargo is hurting Cubans more than the US embargo

Cuba’s self-imposed embargo is hurting Cubans more than the US embargo
By KATARINA HALL • 3/8/17 8:00 PM

At the end of January, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., introduced the
Agricultural Export Expansion Act aimed at removing restrictions on
United States agricultural exports to Cuba. Following the steps of 16
other states, Virginia also launched its Engage Cuba State Council, an… Continue reading

Future of democracy in Cuba

Future of democracy in Cuba
Posted: Mar 08, 2017 5:48 AM
Updated: Mar 08, 2017 6:09 AM

Two human rights activists from the island nation spoke about what it
will take to secure democracy in the country.

Rosa María Payá with the Christian Liberation Movement and Cuba Decide
and Oswaldo Payá were invited to the university by the Department of… Continue reading

CCDHRN – 482 arbitrary arrests on the Island in February and a political activist, dead in prison

CCDHRN: 482 arbitrary arrests on the Island in February and a political
activist, dead in prison
DDC | La Habana | 8 de Marzo de 2017 – 20:48 CET.

In its monthly report the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National
Reconciliation (CCDHRN) denounced the “482 arbitrary arrests” of
peaceful opponents and dissidents that took place in Cuba in the… Continue reading

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