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Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo

Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo
JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 11:02 CEST.

What does Leopoldo López’s relapse from prison and placement under house
arrest entail in Venezuela’s current political situation?

It is important to keep in mind that his arrest, conviction and
conditions of imprisonment in a military prison were all the result of… Continue reading

Cuba: More Implicated in the Interior Ministry’s Stolen Documents Case

Cuba: More Implicated in the Interior Ministry’s Stolen Documents Case /
Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 5 July 2017 — The case is notable for its strict
secrecy and a degree of coercion. The highly irregular trial and
mystifying plight of those already found guilty and sentenced make “the
top secret theft from the Ministry of the Interior (MININT)… Continue reading

They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba

They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of
daily life in Cuba
BY MARIO J. PENTÓN
mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA
The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that
they say reflects what is normal life on the island.

They got stranded in Panama, but still hope to eventually reach… Continue reading

Cuba should return its terrorists to US, terror victim’s son says

Cuba should return its terrorists to US, terror victim’s son says
By Eric Shawn Published June 26, 2017 Fox News

They sought safety on the shores of Cuba from American justice.

Now Joe Connor wants them back.

“Get these guys back, as a starting point for any further opening up of
Cuba,” Connor insists.

An estimated 70 fugitives, including terrorists,… Continue reading

Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum

Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND ABEL FERNÁNDEZ
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

An elderly Cuban couple detained upon arrival at Miami International
airport following an end to the “wet foot, dry foot” immigration policy
remain in custody, almost a month after a judge denied their asylum
application.

Aquilino Caraballo and Georgina Hernández,… 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

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

The Prosecution Asks For Three Years In Prison For The Opponent Eduardo Cardet

The Prosecution Asks For Three Years In Prison For The Opponent Eduardo
Cardet / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 3 March 2017 — This Friday, the trial against Eduardo
Cardet, a doctor and the national coordinator of the Christian
Liberation Movement (MCL), was concluded. The prosecution has maintained
its original request for three years of deprivation of liberty for the
opponent, who… Continue reading

HUMAN RIGHTS? CUBA ARRESTS, ORDERS TRIAL FOR HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS

HUMAN RIGHTS? CUBA ARRESTS, ORDERS TRIAL FOR HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS
Father reports: ‘They are making inquiries as if we were criminals’
Published: 16 hours ago
BOB UNRUH

Even as President Trump prepares to undo some of Barack Obama’s
executive orders to normalize America’s relations with Cuba, the
communist island nation remains far short of international human-rights
standards.

For example, government officials… Continue reading

Pastor and Wife Arrested for Homeschooling Children in ‘Normalized’ Cuba

Pastor and Wife Arrested for Homeschooling Children in ‘Normalized’ Cuba
Courtesy Home School Legal Defense Association
by PENNY STARR 28 Feb 2017

A pastor and his wife have been arrested in Cuba for homeschooling their
children, according to Mike Donnelly, director of global outreach for
the Home School Legal Defense Association, a U.S.-based organization
that has offered legal assistance to… Continue reading

Amnesty International Calls For Release Of Cuban Opponent Eduardo Cardet

Amnesty International Calls For Release Of Cuban Opponent Eduardo Cardet
/ EFE, 14ymedio

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 1 Februday 2017 — The global
organization Amnesty International on Tuesday called for the “immediate
and unconditional” release of Cuban dissident Eduardo Cardet, who has
been detained for two months accused of the crime of assault.

Amnesty International believes that Cardet, the national… Continue reading

U.S. and Cuba meet to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property claims

U.S. and Cuba meet to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property
claims
BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ
abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com

Two separate delegations with representatives from the United States and
Cuba will meet in Washington and Havana to discuss human trafficking and
confiscated property claims.

The meeting in Washington, which begins Thursday and will run through
Friday, is the fourth exchange between the two… Continue reading

Cuba’s Christian Liberation Movement Leader Gets a Lawyer

Cuba’s Christian Liberation Movement Leader Gets a Lawyer / 14ymedio

Eduardo Cardet, national coordinator of the Christian Liberation
Movement (MCL) who has been under arrest since the night of 30 November,
as of Thursday has found a lawyer to represent him. His relatives have
denounced in several media that no lawyer wanted to take on the
activist’s defense. Although the… Continue reading

‘El Sexto’ Moved to a Criminal Prosecution Center

‘El Sexto’ Moved to a Criminal Prosecution Center / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 6 December 2016 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, known
as ‘El Sexto’ (The Sixth), was transferred Sunday from the police
station at Zapata and C in Vedado to the Bivouac Calabazar criminal
prosecution center in Havana. The graffiti artist’s mother, Maria
Victoria Machado, visited him on Monday morning… Continue reading

Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Declares Hunger Strike After Six Days In Custody

Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Declares Hunger Strike After Six Days In
Custody / 14ymedio, Mario Penton & Abel Fernandez

14ymedio, Mario Penton & Abel Fernandez, Miami, 2 December 2016 – The
Cuban artist Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto’ (the Sixth), declared
a hunger strike this Thursday, according to reports to this newspaper
from his mother Maria Victoria Machado. The… Continue reading

Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Eats But Rejects Food from Police

Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Eats But Rejects Food from Police / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 2 December 2016 — Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El
Sexto’ (The Sixth), began to eat the food, his mother, Maria Victoria
Machado, told this newspaper. A week after his arrest for painting
graffiti on a central Havana street corner and posting a video on his
Facebook… Continue reading

‘Mariela Castro’s March’ Review: Changing minds in Cuba

‘Mariela Castro’s March’ Review: Changing minds in Cuba
An HBO documentary about transgender persecution raises more questions
than it answers.
By JOHN ANDERSON
Nov. 24, 2016 5:19 p.m. ET

“Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution,”
Monday, 9 p.m., HBO.

As a venue for high-quality nonfiction films, HBO Documentaries has few
peers. So it’s with some dismay that one drinks in… Continue reading

Private Restaurants Closed, Owners in Jail

Private Restaurants Closed, Owners in Jail / 14ymedio, Ignacio de la Paz

14ymedio, Ignacio de la Paz, Camaguey, 11 November 2016 — Closed and
silent. Thus are several of the most successful private restaurants –
known as paladares – in Las Tunas and Camaguey these days. Their
proprietors are accused of several economic crimes and are in jail
awaiting prosecution,… Continue reading

Elections and the ‘Blockade’

Elections and the ‘Blockade’ / 14ymedio, Pedro Armando Junco

14ymedio, Pedro Armando Junco, Camaguey, 6 November 2016 — I met a man
who, when his wife left him, carried on endlessly about the contempt he
felt for her, constantly berating her, although he couldn’t stop talking
about her: she was a prostitute, a liar, a thief and all sorts of… Continue reading

Assassins, Accomplices, and Victims (II)

Assassins, Accomplices, and Victims (II) / Ángel Santiesteban

Ángel Santiesteban, 2 September 2016 — After writing what will now be
considered the first part of this post, and publishing it under this
same title, I was arrested by State Security; however it was not the
writing, and much less the visibility that it would attain in my blog,
that was… Continue reading

A judge, then an independent lawyer, and currently in prison, JulioFerrer Tamayo talks about the corruption of the Cuban judicial system

A judge, then an independent lawyer, and currently in prison, Julio
Ferrer Tamayo talks about the corruption of the Cuban judicial system
WALDO FERNÁNDEZ CUENCA | La Habana | 25 de Octubre de 2016 – 08:00 CEST.

Before becoming an independent lawyer, Julio Ferrer Tamayo had a long
career as a judge and attorney within the Cuban judicial system. During… Continue reading

Traveling to Cuba? This Q&A has info on visas, credit cards, hotels and how not to run afoul of U.S. law

Traveling to Cuba? This Q&A has info on visas, credit cards, hotels and
how not to run afoul of U.S. law
Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer
Friday, October 21, 2016 11:00am

When Southwest Airlines begins direct service Dec. 12 from Tampa to
Havana, it will be cheaper and easier for locals to visit Cuba.

Still, the trip isn’t as simple… Continue reading

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