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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
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
Cuba: Tallies and Tales of the Reforms / Vicente Botín Once upon a time… A female cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to the goddess Aphrodite to turn her into a woman. The goddess, pitying the cat’s yearning, transformed her into a beautiful maiden, and the young man, captivated by […] Continue reading
1,400 Assemblies of God Churches Demolished, Confiscated by Cuba, Report Says BY ANUGRAH KUMAR , CHRISTIAN POST CONTRIBUTOR August 18, 2016|5:35 p The U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide has recorded more than 1,600 religious freedom violations in Cuba in the first six months of this year, highlighting the communist government’s crackdown of churches, especially the beginning […] Continue reading
“The Cuban justice system is seriously corrupt” DDC | Oslo | 26 Mayo 2016 – 9:03 pm. For more than 15 years the Cubalex Legal Information Center has been providing free guidance to Cubans, who, lacking resources and information, must grapple with the regime’s legal system. Cubalex also advises Cubans and foreigners with regards to […] Continue reading
When will Cuba pass a law against domestic violence? ADRIANA ZAMORA | La Habana | 8 Mar 2016 – 6:00 pm. The Chinese did it first. On Tuesday a law enters into force that classifies domestic violence as a crime, not a private or family matter. In response to the demands of Chinese feminists both […] Continue reading
Cuba Attacks Christians As Washington Liberalizes Economic Ties Doug Bandow CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The Obama administration has continued its effort to expand contact between the U.S. and Cuba by easing restrictions on travel, exports, and export financing. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker spoke of “building a more open and mutually […] Continue reading
Opposition Marchers Should Change Their Strategy / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 17, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 13 January 2016 — There were more than seven thousand arrests of dissidents in 2015, with most detentions lasting several hours. Beatings, harassment, acts of repudiation and degrading treatment by police are common in Cuba. Political reforms are not […] Continue reading
Opening for Business A former Marielito positions himself as an entrepreneur in the new Cuba. BY JON LEE ANDERSON One night not long ago, in a new restaurant in Havana called VIPs, the owner, a white-haired Catalan named Jordi, was speculating about what life might be like in Cuba after a reconciliation with the United […] Continue reading
Dissidents Have No Leadership Among Ordinary Cubans / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 16, 2015 Ivan Garcia,25 May 2015 — Cubans are not as uninformed as you think. Everyone knows that the Internet is a luxury. According to the latest report from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), broadband is almost nonexistent, with a penetration of […] Continue reading
Laritza Diversent, the Cuban Lawyer who met with Obama / Cubanet, Manuel Guerra Perez Posted on May 28, 2015 Cubanet, Manual Guerra Perez, Havana, 30 April 2015 — Laritza Diversent is a lawyer and director of the Cubalx Center of Legal Information, an independent office that has offered free legal advice since 2010. She graduated […] Continue reading
The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- 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
The Last Days of That Amorphous Thing Called “The Masses” / Cubanet, Rafael Alcides Posted on February 1, 2015 Whatever the Cuban government does, that amorphous thing with no head or eyes, that they call “the masses,” is in its final days. And with it are also ending the repudiation rallies, detentions, physical attacks on […] Continue reading
Cuban economic reforms spur talk of race BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 12/20/2014 8:39 AM 12/20/2014 4:43 PM As Cuba prepares to enter its fifth year of sweeping economic reforms to jump-start its lumbering economy, many say the changes have had an unintended effect: drawing attention to the thorny subject of race. A recent rally […] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 07.31.14 Support religious freedom in Cuba BY KATRINA LANDOS SWETT AND MARY ANN GLENDON MEDIA@USCIRF.GOV. This year marks the 55th anniversary of Cuba’s current government and July 26 commemorated the 61st anniversary of the revolution which swept it into power. After coming to power, the Castro government broke its pro-democracy pledges and, […] Continue reading
How to feed homeless in Cuba despite setbacks Mar 13, 2014 By Guest columnist By Carmen Sesin It was a picture on twitter of homeless people sleeping in a kiosk on top of newspapers and covered with old rags, in her hometown of Colon that caught the attention of Maria Cama, 12 years after she […] Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 01.13.14 15 Cuban students will start at Miami Dade College BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Fifteen young Cubans, from rappers to dissidents, will begin classes at Miami Dade College Tuesday in an unprecedented scholarship program for students from a country were universities regularly expel opposition activists. With some of the students already […] Continue reading
More Than 300 Opponents Arested on International Human Rights Day Posted on December 12, 2013 HAVANA, Dec. 11, 2013 , Let’s Talk Press / www.cubanet.org.- Repressive forces of Raul Castro’s military regime arrested several correspondents from the Hablemos (We Speak) Press Information Center who were trying to take pictures of the repression against activists and […] Continue reading
Journalism in the street / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 10, 2013 Owing to the lack of statistics and figures, independent Cuban reporters have to reinvent certain rules when providing information. We don’t have access to government press conferences and no minister gives interviews or comments. Nor can we rival the foreign agencies accredited in […] Continue reading
An Interview with Berta Soler, Leader of the Ladies in White / Ivan Garcia Posted on July 28, 2013 (Exclusive, Iván García in Havana) If you want confirmation that socialism does not work, do yourself a favor and visit Alamar. This community, twenty minutes east of Havana, is an example of real urban chaos. A […] Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 05.11.13 Myriam Marquez: Hope for Cuba one prayer at a time By Myriam Marquez mmarquez@MiamiHerald.com In her mind’s eye, Elsa Morejón looks from Miami at her beloved island and worries that what ails Cuba will not be cured solely with democracy. What ails Cuba, the humble Baptist nurse says with conviction, is […] Continue reading
Cuba Grants Prison Access on Own Terms First visit in years highlights lack of regular outside monitoring. By Yaremis Flores Marín – Latin America 8 May 13 When the Cuban authorities offered foreign journalists rare access to the prison system last month, it was very much on their own terms. The visit took place on […] Continue reading
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