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Cuban Counterintelligence Plays Hardball with Journalists

Cuban Counterintelligence Plays Hardball with Journalists / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 17 April 2017 — Money is no object. When it comes to
thwarting, harassing and repressing intellectuals or journalists, there
are always enough funds in military’s coffers to write a blank check.

Solid numbers are hard to come by but, according to conservative
estimates, Cuba’s special services and armed… Continue reading

Exercising Independent Journalism In Cuba Is A State Crime

Exercising Independent Journalism In Cuba Is A State Crime / Iván García

Iván García, 30 March 2017 — Fear has the habit of first knocking on
your door. On any night, in a work center or a house, an official of
State Security can give a citizen an official citation with an
intimidating look.

It could be your sister, a… Continue reading

Legal Process Opens Against ‘14ymedio’ Reporter in Camagüey

Legal Process Opens Against ‘14ymedio’ Reporter in Camagüey

14ymedio, Havana, 23 March 2017 – This Wednesday the gates have begun to
close around independent journalist Sol Garcia Basulto, who has been
charged with the crime of “usurpation of legal capacity.” (In other
words, “practicing journalism without a license.”) The correspondent for
this newspaper in Camaguey is facing a sentence of… Continue reading

We’ve Been Investigating Ivan Garcia for Five Years

“We’ve Been Investigating Ivan Garcia for Five Years” / Iván García

Iván García Quintero, Havana, 19 March 2017 — When the summons arrived
for an interview with a police official, the girl’s puzzled family
thought it was a mistake.

Let’s call them Kenia, Pedro, and Camila. They are neighbors of mine and
prefer to remain anonymous.

Kenia was summoned to… Continue reading

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy /
14ymedio, Luz Escobar

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 19 March 2017 – It rained when the presidential
plane touched down on the tarmac at Havana’s Airport. On 20 March 2016,
Barack Obama began a historic visit to the island that awakened hopes
and sparked questions. One year after that visit,… Continue reading

Police Accuse Journalist Henry Constantin Of “Usurpation Of Legal Capacity”

Police Accuse Journalist Henry Constantin Of “Usurpation Of Legal
Capacity” / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 17 March 2017 – Journalist Henry Constantin, director
of La Hora de Cuba (Cuba Hour) magazine and regional vice president of
the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), was formally charged Friday
with the crime of “usurpation of legal capacity,” he told 14ymedio.

Constantin received a subpoena… Continue reading

The Official Press and the Art of “Sweetening The Pill”

The Official Press and the Art of “Sweetening The Pill” / 14ymedio,
Reinaldo Escobar

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 14 March 2017 – After contemplating
several ideas of what to write about on this Day of the Press in Cuba, I
decided to share with my readers an extract from an unpublished
autobiography where I relate the vicissitudes of a journalist… Continue reading

The Countdown Begins For Raul Castro’s Departure From Power

The Countdown Begins For Raul Castro’s Departure From Power / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 24 February 2017 — On February 24 of next year Raul
Castro must leave the presidency of Cuba if he is to fulfill the
promise he has made several times. His announced departure from power is
looked on with suspicion by some and seen as an inescapable… Continue reading

Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on the island say

Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on
the island say
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

When Washington put an end to a preferential immigration policy for
Cuban migrants nearly two weeks ago, the official reasoning behind the
move was to stem the flow of an increasing exodus and prompt democratic
changes on the island.

Many… Continue reading

Inter-American Press Association Names Henry Constantin Vice President for Cuba

Inter-American Press Association Names Henry Constantin Vice President
for Cuba / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 30 December 2016 — The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA)
has named independent journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro as regional
vice president for Cuba. Director of the magazine La Hora de Cuba and a
resident of the city of Camagüey, the reporter told 14ymedio that he
intends to defend… Continue reading

CONSISTENT KILLING BY THE CASTRO REGIME FOR ALMOST SIX DECADES

CONSISTENT KILLING BY THE CASTRO REGIME FOR ALMOST SIX DECADES

The Cuban regime has killed systematically since the start of its
57-year dictatorship. 345 documented disappearances and fatalities
occurring in the month November, as in any other month, illustrate the
widespread atrocities occurring over decades, continuing to date, and
taking thousands of lives. This is the tragic tally Cuba Archive… Continue reading

Police Confiscate Activist Henry Constantín’s Phone And Computer

Police Confiscate Activist Henry Constantín’s Phone And Computer / 14ymedio

On Sunday night, the activist Henry Constantín was detained at Customs
at the Ignacio Agramonte International Airport of Camaguey, on his
arrival from Miami. The dissident was taken to a police station where
they confiscated his cellphone and laptop, according to what he told
14ymedio. The independent journalist was released… Continue reading

Lawyers and journalists, in danger

Lawyers and journalists, in danger
HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 9 de Noviembre de 2016 – 13:34
CET.

There are two vexing occupations for the Cuban government. One of them
is the legal profession, a career only open to those deemed reliable by
the political police.

But when they leave classrooms Law graduates acquire the irritating
habit of… Continue reading

In Cuba, online media pry open state grip on news

In Cuba, online media pry open state grip on news
October 27, 2016

Havana (AFP) – Abraham, Elaine and Jose are under 30, and they’ve pulled
off the unthinkable in Cuba — they are producing online news, prying
open the state’s half-century grip on the media.

The Castro government created a crack in the Cuban media wall, allowing
this small… Continue reading

It’s Hard for the Government to Tolerate the Professionalism ofIndependent Journalists

“It’s Hard for the Government to Tolerate the Professionalism of
Independent Journalists”

14ymedio, Joanna Columbie, Havana, 21 October 2016 – Ignacio Gonzalez is
frequently seen in the streets of Havana with microphone in hand
recording citizens’ reactions to a flood, a historic baseball game or
the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the governments of
Cuba and the United States. Independent… Continue reading

Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex

Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex /
Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 28 September 2016 — After passing the crossing of La Palma,
two kilometers from the old bus stop of Mantilla, El Calvario is found
nestled, a district of one-story houses, roads without asphalt and a
multitude of dogs without owners.

At the end of a narrow… Continue reading

Cuba Forbids Opposition Observers from Traveling to Columbia Because President Raul Castro “Is Visiting There”

Cuba Forbids Opposition Observers from Traveling to Columbia Because
President Raul Castro “Is Visiting There” / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 28 September 2016 – The reason put forth by the Cuban
authorities to block travel to Colombia by opposition members called to
be observers in the plebiscite on the that country’s agreement with the
FARC, is “national security,” because “the president… Continue reading

Police Burst into Cubalex Headquarters

Police Burst into Cubalex Headquarters / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 23 September 2016 — The headquarters of Cubalex, The
Center of Legal Information, located in the Havana municipality of
Arroyo Naranjo, was searched by National Revolutionary Police (PNR)
officers and State Security agents on Friday, as confirmed to this
newspaper by the independent journalist Osniel Carmona.

After two in the afternoon,… Continue reading

Cuba’s independent media must ‘win the confidence’ of the population

Cuba’s independent media must ‘win the confidence’ of the population

The two-day Cuba Internet Freedom event, which is part of Social Media
Week ending Friday, brought together activists, journalists and other
professionals from outside and inside Cuba to discuss the state of
internet access on the island.
ABEL FERNANDEZ
staff@InCubaToday.com

Despite a slight opening of internet use in Cuba, the… Continue reading

UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms

UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms /
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 24 August 2016 – Five
years can be a long time in Cuba, when we’re talking about an opposition
organization. In the complex kaleidoscope of dissident groups and
parties that make up civil society on the island, many are active for… Continue reading

Journalism on Demand

Cuba: Journalism on Demand / Iván García

Iván García, 27 August 2016 — I still remember that two-day trip to
Pinar del Río. I stayed in a Communist Party hotel at the side of the
old central highway. I visited the province’s outstanding factories,
cooperatives and work centers.

Then in Havana, I wrote three or four sugar-coated articles about the… Continue reading

The Other Mariel

The Other Mariel / Iván García

Iván García, 28 July 2016 — A woman with outlandish eye-glasses, reading
a book in the back seat, and a sinewy mulatto who is chain-smoking and
chatting up the driver on the approaching economic austerity are two of
the six passengers in an old collective taxi that the chauffeur drives,
zigzagging along the ruined… Continue reading

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