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Cuba: 50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ Kyodo via AP Images by FRANCES MARTEL 6 Mar 2017 The Cuban anti-Communist group Ladies in White reports at least 50 of its members were arrested this weekend following a mob attack on their headquarters in Havana, in which the dissidents were forced to […] Continue reading
Ladies in White on My Street Corner May 27, 2015 Vicente Morin Aguado HAVANA TIMES — I took the photo from a prudent distance, as the incident took me by complete surprise. A reporter armed with equipment more powerful than my modest cell phone was also covering all developments. Absorbed by her work, much like […] Continue reading
Posted on Wednesday, 06.11.14 Top dissidents detained in Cuba Most were freed later in the day but one alleges he was severely beaten BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban police detained four top pro-democracy activists and at least 40 other dissidents Wednesday in a crackdown in which an independent journalist alleges he was severely beaten […] Continue reading
First Report of the Advisory Group / Cuban Civil Society Advisory Group Posted on October 26, 2013 A brief summary of topics that describe the situation of Cuba in late 2013 could be summed up in two words: reform and repression. The reforms have been directed mostly in the right direction, but in a superficial […] Continue reading
The Cuba Camila Vallejo Didn't Want to See / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez The cellphone rang nervously and I jumped in my chair. It had been more than a week since the telephone service was virtually cut off and suddenly that little gadget with its keys and screen gave a sign of life. "Camila […] Continue reading
Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger The Cuba Camila Vallejo Didn't Want to SeePosted: 04/ 8/2012 11:47 am The cellphone rang nervously and I jumped in my chair. It had been more than a week since the telephone service was virtually cut off and suddenly that little gadget with its keys and screen gave a […] Continue reading
Gladys Bejerano' Cuba's "Iron Lady" / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated Eliot Ness and his group in Chicago in the 30's were called 'The Untouchables'. They fought head on rampant corruption in the Windy City, and through legal chicanery of tax evasion led gangster Al Capone to prison. That group of Chicago has a female [...] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 02.23.12 Cuban police crack down as key anniversaries approachBy Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban police and pro-government mobs cracked down on dissidents across the island Wednesday to avert protests marking the deaths of political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo and four South Florida members of Brothers to the Rescue. Security forces were besieging 40 [...] Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 10.15.11 Cuba's escape valve OUR OPINION: Havana shows it has no intention of respecting human rights, improving relations with the U.S.By The Miami Herald EditorialHeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com As Cuba continues its crack down on dissidents and young Cubans complain of no future, the number of Cubans caught at sea or pleading "dry foot" here [...] Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, 10.15.11

Cuba's escape valve

OUR OPINION: Havana shows it has no intention of respecting human
rights, improving relations with the U.S.
By The Miami Herald Editorial
HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com

As Cuba continues its crack down on dissidents and young… Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, 10.15.11RACIAL INEQUALITY Cuba's repression takes on more racial tint under Raul CastroBY JON B. PERDUETwitter@jonperdue Unlike the pervasive myth of universal literacy and quality healthcare that has gone unchecked and unchallenged for decades, Cuba's fabled championing of the Afro-Cuban community is one Cuban myth that has been shattered since Fidel Castro handed [...] Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, 10.15.11
RACIAL INEQUALITY

Cuba's repression takes on more racial tint under Raul Castro
BY JON B. PERDUE
Twitter@jonperdue

Unlike the pervasive myth of universal literacy and quality healthcare
that has gone unchecked and unchallenged for decades, Cuba's… Continue reading

Direct Help to Bloggers Many people want to do something to help the bloggers directly. The most important thing is to read them, talk about them, comment on their blogs, share their blogs with others, keep them IN THE PUBLIC EYE, which is a shield that helps to protect them. If you want to help [...] Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 08.29.11 Dissidents say police used tear gas in a raid, beat women For the first time in years, Cuban police used tear gas in a raid over the weekend. Women also accuse police of beating and sexually harassing them over.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Cuban police used tear gas in a weekend raid [...] Continue reading
After the Black Spring, Cuba's new repression When the last of 29 journalists jailed in a notorious 2003 crackdown was finally freed this year, it signaled to many the end of a dark era. But Cuban authorities are still persecuting independent journalists through arbitrary arrests, beatings, and intimidation. A CPJ special report by Karen PhillipsPublished [...] Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, 02.23.11

Cuba dissident clampdown
Dissidents placed under house arrest, intimidated to avoid marking
Zapata Tamayo's death
By JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@elnuevoherald.com

Cuban security officials tightened an already harsh clampdown on
dissidents Wednesday, detaining and putting under house… Continue reading

21st Century Slaves: Cuba and Obama's Hope

"THE Revolution has abandoned its principles, if it ever had them, of
building a more just society, and has condemned Cubans to a fierce fight
for their lives at the most primitive level… Continue reading

Cuba's Long Black Spring
By Carlos Lauria, Monica Campbell, and María Salazar

Five years after the Castro government cracked down on the independent
press, more than 20 journalists remain behind bars for the crime of free
expression.

In her kitchen… Continue reading

Change comes to Cuba
By ANITA SNOW
Associated Press writer
December 21, 2008 6:00 AM
Cuba at a glance

Here is a look at Cuba, now 50 years beyond the Communist revolution

LAND

Largest island in Caribbean, covers 44,344 square… Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, 12.20.08
Aging Castro still rules 50 years after revolution
By ANITA SNOW
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — In the palace of a fallen dictator, the grade-school kids in
their red Communist Pioneer bandanas are getting their mandatory… Continue reading

Cuba's Long Black Spring
Five years after the Castro government cracked down on the independent
press,
more than 20 journalists remain behind bars for the "crime" of
free expression. The island nation has paid the price of international
isolation.
The… Continue reading

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