Ladies in White


The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick ( Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector uponentering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately […] Continue reading
Exiled Ladies in White members demand leader’s resignation after YouTube video NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 02/18/2015 7:38 PM 02/18/2015 11:07 PM After appearing before two recent U.S. congressional hearings seeking freedom for political prisoners and respect for human rights in Cuba, the leader of Ladies in White now faces calls for her resignation from exiled […] Continue reading
By Ric Herrero, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Ric Herrero is the executive director of #CubaNow, a Miami-based democracy advocacy group. The views expressed are the writer’s own. Late last month, 44 former high-level U.S. officials and thought leaders, including prominent members of the Cuban-American community, signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging him […] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 05.22.14 No time to ease up on Cuba OUR OPINION: Havana has done nothing to warrant U.S. concessions HERALDED@MIAMIHERALD.COM Just as interest groups in this country mount a renewed effort to improve U.S. relations with Cuba, the regime in Havana offers fresh evidence that this is no time for Washington to ease […] Continue reading
Who Provoked the Riot in the Guatao Women’s Prison / Dania Virgen Garcia Posted on August 5, 2013 Havana, Cuba, July 25, 2013, Dania Virgen Garcia / A reliable source who asked to remain anonymous for reasons of safety — it is clear that this source is not political prisoner Sonia Garro, illegally confined […] Continue reading
Posted on Friday, 05.31.13 Dissidents’ return to Cuba an act of courage By Fabiola Santiago Here’s Cuba, post-travel “reform,” round one. In short lines sent from her cellphone — one could say guerrilla-style, for the way a word, a smiley face, a phrase began in one tweet and ended in another — the celebrated […] Continue reading
Seeing Berta Soler off at the airport / Agustin Lopez Posted on March 12, 2013 Between hugs, handshakes and some tears we said goodbye at the Havana aiport last night, Sunday, 10 March, to the leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler. She was accompanied more than fifty of these brave women and about […] Continue reading
November 4, 2012, 6:45 p.m. ET When Sandy Hit Cuba The regime in Havana would rather watch the Cuban people annihilated than risk losing its lock on power. By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY A day after the worst of extratropical cyclone Sandy—once a hurricane—had pulled out of town, I strolled around Lower Manhattan expecting to find […] 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
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