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Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading
Cuban Adjustment Act or Upheaval Act / 14ymedio, Rolando Gallardo 14ymedio, Rolando Gallardo, Quito, 14 December 2016 — I wake up and I see a report on the arrival of a group rafters on the coast of Miami. I’m surprised by the open declaration of one of them, who confesses having left Cuba in search […] Continue reading
José Daniel Ferrer, the man behind Cuba’s largest opposition group Former political prisoner heads the Cuban Patriotic Union, an organization in eastern Cuba that has launched a campaign urging the island’s people to let go of their fear. NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Irreverent youth, activist in the Christian Liberation Movement’s early days, political prisoner and […] Continue reading
State Security Tactics in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 11 May 2016 — Daniel Llorente Miranda, 52, is a spontaneous dissident. He doesn’t belong to any opposition party, nor is he an un-gagged journalist. He is on his own. Last 22 March, with the stars and stripes on his shoulders, Llorente found himself in […] Continue reading
Tomas Regalado, “Washington Refuses To Recognize That There Is A Migration Crisis” / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Posted on February 6, 2016 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 3 February 2016 — Miami Mayor Tomas Pedro Regalado (born Havana, 1947), says that his is not prepared to cope with the surge of Cuban rafters who come daily […] Continue reading
Number Of Political Arrests In Cuba Doubles From Dec. 2014 / 14ymedio Posted on January 4, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 4 January 2015 — The number of political arrests in the month of December in Cuba was almost twice that of December 2014, from 489 increasing to 930, according to the monthly report issued by the […] Continue reading
What Happens the Day After Pope Francis Leaves Cuba? The paradise many Cubans dream of is not in the infinity of the heavens, but a mere 90 miles across the sea. MIRIAM CELAYA SEP 19, 2019 The pope is arriving in Cuba, and with him runaway speculation in the media about the impact his visit […] Continue reading
Redefining the Cuban Opposition After 17 December / Cubanet, Alexis Jardines Chacon Posted on August 12, 2015 Cubanet, Alexis Jardines Chacon, Miami, 7 August 2015 – The First National Cuban Conference will be held August 13-15 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is an event that Cubans United of Puerto Rico have been preparing for […] Continue reading
Kerry Should Welcome Cuban Dissidents to the Embassy BY ELLIOTT ABRAMS 8/8/15 AT 1:58 PM Secretary of State Kerry will visit Cuba soon—on August 14. Since the opening of diplomatic relations and of the Cuban embassy in Washington, what’s been going on in Cuba? More repression. There were 630 political arrests in June, according to […] Continue reading
“No matter where I live, I will keep working for the freedom of Cuba” REINALDO ESCOBAR, La Habana | Marzo 19, 2015 Twelve years after the Black Spring, 14ymedio chats with some of the former political prisoners currently living on the Island. Two questions have been posed to those activists condemned in March 2003: one […] Continue reading
Cuba, un cambio que defrauda y también apasiona MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/17/2015 9:59 PM 01/17/2015 11:26 P Corren aires de cambio sobre Cuba y Miami en tanto las delegaciones de Washington y La Habana se reúnen en la capital cubana esta semana para comenzar a discutir nuevas relaciones para dos países que han sido vecinos […] Continue reading
Diario de las Americas Interview with Ivan Garcia Posted on December 14, 2014 After participating in a workshop about investigative journalism in San Diego, California from November 10 to 14, Ivan Garcia spent four days in Miami. During his stay in that city a reporter from Diario de las Americas — a Miami-based Spanish-language newspaper […] Continue reading
Posted on Friday, 04.26.13 Cuban dissidents Globe-trotting Cuban activists sway world opinion BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com At least a half dozen Cuban activists are now crisscrossing the globe, more or less at the same time, publicly airing their grievances against the Cuban government and meeting with high-level officials and politicians abroad. What gives? Many Cuba […] Continue reading
Cuba’s Ladies in White An undercover reporter finds out what it is like to live in a culture of fear and surveillance. People and Power Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 10:28 Video: http://aje.me/ScqDPo After 53 years of revolution, Cubans are increasingly exasperated by the restrictions imposed on them by the country’s change-averse communist regime. In […] Continue reading
Citizen Demand for Another Cuba – 536 Signatures and Counting Translating Cuba Citizen Demand for Another Cuba As Cubans, legitimate children of this land and an essential part of our nation, we feel a deep sorrow at the prolonged crisis that we are experiencing and the demonstrated inability of the current government to make fundamental [...] Continue reading
Cuba, the Pope, and the Ladies in White Pope Benedict's visit to Cuba revealed the intransigence of theCastroite regime. Even so, the Ladies in White – the wives, mothers,and sisters of political prisoners – continue their demands for humanrights on the Caribbean island.Monday, April 02, 2012By Faisaan Sami The Cuban government, the Roman Catholic Church [...] Continue reading
Of Popes and Potatoes / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez From Foreign Policy MagazineBY YOANI SÁNCHEZ | MARCH 23, 2012 January 1998 was a moment of discovery and creativity, of unprecedented scenes and audible prayers. John Paul II visited us, and in the Plaza of the Revolution — ground zero or, better yet, Ground Red [...] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 05.20.10
Cuban cardinal wants political prisoners freed
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — Cuba’s Roman Catholic cardinal called for the liberation of some of the island’s 200 political prisoners on Thursday after a rare sit-down… Continue reading
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