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Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails people for […] Continue reading
CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO: REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE?: THE EVIDENCE TO DATE Today, even the world’s largest democracies have embraced the idea that unconditional “engagement” with Cuba’s “reformist” military dictatorship will bring about economic and political reform. As a result, they have afforded it widespread impunity, legitimacy, and support. Yet, Raúl has been supreme leader of Cuba […] Continue reading
Tarará’s Thousand And One Stories / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 17 September 2016 – “This was my house,” says Elena, a Cuban-American who returned to the island this week and visited the place where she spent her childhood. In Tarará she took her fist steps, but the place barely resembles the residential […] Continue reading
The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 7 September 2016 — In the autumn of 2002 at an event in a Havana theater, the dictator Fidel Castro sent a clear message to independent journalists and regime opponents in an effort to downplay their importance. Referring to dissidents, he […] Continue reading
The Lives Of Opposition Leaders Have Their Names On The Government’s Blacklist / Angel Santiesteban Posted on July 1, 2015 Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, 3 June 2015If the Cuban dictatorship has an enemy, it is themselves, as an institution of evil. After committing their outrages, the injustices and atrocities carried out by their henchmen who commit the […] Continue reading
Different Methods, Same Objective: To Annihilate the Opposition / Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 25, 2015 Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, June 3, 2015 — No “disinterested” person would say that the encounter by José Alberto Botell, the aggressor, with Guillermo Fariñas and his companions was casual, of a personal nature, or even an ordinary attempted mugging. On […] Continue reading
14 July 2014 Last updated at 11:50 GMT ‘Ladies in White’ protesters held in Cuba crackdown “Ladies in White” activists said Cuban police rounded them up during a regular protest in Havana Dozens of “Ladies in White” opposition activists say they were detained during a protest march in Cuba. The women, who were freed after […] Continue reading
US slams Cuba dissident arrests as ‘intimidation tactic’ Washington (AFP) – The United States on Monday blasted Cuba’s recent mass arrest of dissidents as an “intimidation tactic” to silence critics, and called for the end to such detentions. Cuban authorities broke up a Sunday march by the Ladies in White, arresting about 100 of the […] Continue reading
Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents Reuters: Jorge Silva Cuban authorities arrested an unusually large group of about 100 dissident marchers Sunday, breaking up a march by the Ladies in White opposition activists. Shouting “Freedom! Freedom!,” the women offered no resistance as they were put on buses by dozens of police and plainclothes agents […] Continue reading
Posted on Wednesday, 07.09.14 Cuban ‘dissident’ says he was really an infiltrator Lawyer Ernesto Vera said his main task was to attack and sow discord within two key Cuban opposition groups on the island. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM A Cuban lawyer has confessed that he was a State Security collaborator for the four years […] Continue reading
Cuban, Venezuelan Dissidents Harassed at UN Panel Dissidents testified on arbitrary arrests, torture of detainees BY: Daniel Wiser June 19, 2014 3:10 pm Cuban and Venezuelan dissidents were reportedly harassed this week by officials from their authoritarian governments while participating in a panel at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, according to a watchdog […] Continue reading
The Castro Regime Kills and Doesn’t Lie / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on April 2, 2014 The Castro regime is, above all, biopolitical. Power over the life and death of each one of the individuals, within and beyond the national frontiers of the wicked little island in the Caribbean Sea. The Castro regime is […] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 10.29.13 Cuban dissidents testify on human rights at OAS BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Seven top Cuban dissidents alleged during testimony before the human rights branch of the Organization of American States Tuesday that security officials regularly beat, strip search and evict government opponents from jobs and schools. The Inter American Commission […] Continue reading
Prison Diary LXI: Solidarity with Dania Virgen Garcia / Angel Santiesteban Posted on October 23, 2013 Today I heard that the independent journalist Dania Virgen García is being warned by State Security that her constant opposition to the system is disturbing to them. For this, as is their modus operandi, they use criminals, who are […] Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 10.14.13 Cuban government supporters ‘repudiate’ the Ladies in White BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban police and a pro-government mob Monday shut off the area around the Havana home where the dissident Ladies in White were marking the anniversary of the death of their founder, and police reportedly detained 22 group members […] Continue reading
Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize Saying “Cuba will be free”, dissident Guillermo Farinas on Wednesday finally picked up the European Union’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize — three years after winning the award. “This fist held high means there will one day be democracy in Cuba,” Farinas told the packed European […] Continue reading
Interview with Rosa Maria Paya / Lilianne Ruiz, Rosa Maria Paya Posted on June 18, 2013 By Lilianne Ruíz HAVANA, Cuba, May, www.cubanet.org.- Rosa María Payá, daughter of the late leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, returned to Cuba after finishing a tour with the main objective of promoting an international investigation to clarify the […] Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 05.05.13 Through posters, a dialogue about Cuba’s future By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press Related Content http://www.estadodesats.com/en/ http://www.twitter.com/cearmario http://www.porotracuba.org/ MIAMI — In one poster, Raul and Fidel Castro ride in a hot air balloon made of newspapers. Their fingers are plugged into their ears, drowning out any noise around them. A blue bird […] Continue reading
Leading Dissident Group 'Ladies In White' Want A Cuba Without Castro Published April 28, 2013 Fox News Latino CORAL GABLES, FL – APRIL 27: Berta Soler, co-founder of the Ladies in White, and current leader of the Cuban opposition group leads a cheer as she visits with Cuban exiles during an event at Merrick Park […] Continue reading
Vanessa Garcia – Multimedia Writer The Cuban Spring Posted: 04/23/2013 4:14 pm As someone who writes about ABCs (American Born Cubans), Cuba, and Cuban-Americans, people often ask me the following question: “If it’s so bad in Cuba, why don’t Cubans revolt?” Why don’t the people inside the island pour out into the street and lift […] Continue reading
Light and Liberty / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo from Sampsonia Way Posted on April 15, 2013 Rosa María Payá is visiting the United States from April 3 to 16. She lives in Havana and is the daughter of Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, the Cuban dissident who won the Andrei Sakharov Prize in 2002 and founded the […] Continue reading
Posted on Friday, 03.29.13 Three Cuban women speak out AP For the first time in more than 50 years, Cubans in exile have been able to see firsthand the work of three of the bravest women opposing the Castro regime: • Yoani Sánchez, who arrived in Miami on Thursday, has won numerous awards for her […] Continue reading
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