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Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass by FRANCES MARTEL26 Jun 2017 Over thirty members of the Ladies in White, a peaceful Catholic dissident group in Cuba, were violently arrested over the weekend for attempting to attend Sunday Mass, including leader Berta Soler. The Cuban government recently banned […] Continue reading
Ángel Moya lleva al Senado de EEUU la represión del régimen a la oposición pacífica DDC | Washington | 14 de Junio de 2017 – 19:38 CEST. El exprisionero político cubano Ángel Moya visitó este miércoles el Comité de Relaciones Internacionales del Senado de Estados Unidos, en Washington, donde habló sobre la situación en la […] Continue reading
Fariñas: ‘Yo debía haber sido un coronel de las FAR’ DDC | Oslo | 24 de Mayo de 2017 – 22:08 CEST. “Yo debía haber sido en estos momentos, con la edad que tengo, un coronel de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias, ese era mi destino. Uno de mis condiscípulos, dos años mayor que yo, es […] Continue reading
Merecido reconocimiento a Damas de Blanco 19 de mayo de 2017 – 21:05 – Por Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Cada domingo, las Damas de Blanco luchan por sus familiares cautivos y todos los presos políticos en Cuba, en demostraciones pacíficas mientras caminan hacia la iglesia. Pero cada domingo son acosadas y arrestadas por los secuaces del régimen […] Continue reading
Gobierno cubano impide a Berta Soler recibir premio en Washington junto a McCain NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Berta Soler y John McCain en una misma foto aparentemente no era una imagen que el gobierno cubano fuera a tolerar. Las autoridades cubanas impidieron que la líder de las Damas de Blanco recibiera este martes el Premio […] Continue reading
Cuban activists denounce new methods of repression BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com While the new U.S. president’s policies on Cuba remain uncertain, the government in Havana appears to be more nervous about its domestic opposition than usual, as the island heads into a complicated political transition. Authorities have expelled students from universities, arrested dissidents who […] Continue reading
Editorial: Holding the Repressors Accountable DDC | Madrid | 31 de Marzo de 2017 – 04:08 CEST. Both off and on the Island, in recent weeks several successful actions have been taken against State-perpetrated violence. Composed of lawyers, professors, human rights activists and political and student leaders of several Latin American countries, a new organization […] Continue reading
Ladies in White Report the Repression They Suffer to Attorney General 14ymedio, Havana, 2017 — The Ladies of White Yamile Garro Alfonso, Lázara Barbara Sendilla and Maria Cristina Labrada delivered on Monday, as representatives of the whole movement, a summary report to the Attorney General’s Office on the repression they have suffered over the last […] Continue reading
The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear / Iván García Iván García, 21 March 2017 — In the slum of Lawton, south of Havana, the need for housing has converted an old collective residence with narrow passageways into a bunkhouse. With dividers made from cardboard or bricks recovered from demolished buildings, “apartments” have appeared where a […] Continue reading
When Pope Benedict was in Cuba, he added a politically charged word at the last minute BY MIMI WHITEFIELD, KEVIN G. HALL AND FRANCO ORDOÑEZ Miami Herald Archives SANTIAGO, CUBA From the Miami Herald archives: Five years ago, Pope Benedict visited Cuba, greeting tens of thousands of Cubans on March 26, 2012 on the first […] Continue reading
The Government Prohibits Berta Soler From Leaving Cuba / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 21 March 2017 – This Tuesday, the Cuban government prevented Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White movement, from traveling outside the country because of an unpaid fine for for an alleged infraction “against public adornment.” Meanwhile, the authorities accuse her of […] Continue reading
Ros-Lehtinen critica a congresistas que visitan Cuba Por no reunirse con opositores durante sus viajes a la isla comunista Miércoles, marzo 1, 2017 | CubaNet MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- La congresista cubanoamericana Ileana Ros-Lehtinen criticó recientemente los viajes de legisladores estadounidenses a Cuba sin que estos incluyan reuniones con disidentes en la isla, informa El Nuevo […] Continue reading
Ros-Lehtinen desafía a los congresistas que viajarán a la Isla en marzo: ‘acompañen a las Damas de Blanco’ DDC | Washington | 1 de Marzo de 2017 – 18:48 CET. “Desafío a estas delegaciones de congresistas de EEUU que van a Cuba en marzo a que se reúnan con las Damas de Blanco cualquier domingo. […] Continue reading
Editorial: The Catholic Church takes a good step DDC | Madrid | 20 de Febrero de 2017 – 09:41 CET. Ever since the trip to Cuba taken by Pope John Paul II, the Cuban Catholic Church’s dedication to the defense of human rights has clearly been insufficient. Understandably, some have come to describe this failure […] Continue reading
The Archbishop of Havana Receives the Ladies in White DDC | La Habana | 17 de Febrero de 2017 – 10:54 CET. The leader of the Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco), Berta Soler, and María Cristina Labrada Varona, representing the women’s movement, met on Wednesday morning with the Archbishop of Havana, Juan de la […] Continue reading
“I come from the street, but I did not want to stay there,” says ‘El Sexto’ / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) after his release from prison. (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 3 February 2017 — The uniform haircut imposed upon entering the Combinado del Este prison contrasts with the stains of fresh […] Continue reading
The Struggle for Freedom Continues in Cuba by MARIO T. DE LA PENA February 5, 2017 4:00 AM Fidel Castro is dead, but Castroism still needs to be defeated Fidel Castro died on November 25, but Castroism — the one-party, neo-Stalinist system that has tyrannized Cuba for more than half a century — still needs […] Continue reading
Brazen Cuban street artist El Sexto talks about his work, prison and activism BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Danilo Maldonado, the Cuban graffiti artist and human rights activist known as El Sexto, is the very antithesis of the communist “new man” the Castro revolution was supposed to create. Maldonado spent 55 days in prison after […] Continue reading
El Sexto: ‘Quiero que los demás sepan que es posible ser libre y romper con el gobierno’ MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Danilo Maldonado Machado, grafitero y activista por los derechos humanos en Cuba, encarna la antítesis del hombre nuevo forjado por la revolución. Tras estar 55 días encarcelado por pintar un grafiti en una pared […] Continue reading
Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30 PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí International Airport […] Continue reading
How Trump could bring real change to Cuba By Editorial Board January 10 at 7:46 PM THE LASTING foreign policy legacy of a president often doesn’t become clear until years after he leaves office. That may be particularly true of President Obama, because some of his most distinctive initiatives were, in large part, bets on […] Continue reading
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
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