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Normalizing The Communists Who Run Cuba Makes This Survivor Sick Totalitarianism touches every aspect of every person’s life, and Cuban communism has been traumatic for adults and children not drunk with fanaticism. By Armando Simón JANUARY 16, 2017 Ever since the death of that psychotic dictator Fidel Castro, I have been experiencing déjà vu. At […] Continue reading
Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails people for […] Continue reading
CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO: REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE?: THE EVIDENCE TO DATE Today, even the world’s largest democracies have embraced the idea that unconditional “engagement” with Cuba’s “reformist” military dictatorship will bring about economic and political reform. As a result, they have afforded it widespread impunity, legitimacy, and support. Yet, Raúl has been supreme leader of Cuba […] Continue reading
Even tougher times loom ahead for the opposition, warn activists, predicting more violence DDC | La Habana | 29 de Septiembre de 2016 – 12:54 CEST. There are trying times up ahead for the opposition, as the regime continues to act with impunity, reported members of civil society consulted by DIARIO DE CUBA after a […] Continue reading
The regime unleashes repression all over the island DDC | La Habana | 26 de Septiembre de 2016 – 20:39 CEST. The Cuban regime launched a massive crackdown on the offices of the Legal Information Center (Cubalex), headed up by attorney Laritza Diversent, according to information received by DIARIO DE CUBA, just hours after the […] Continue reading
Despite Obama’s claims, Cuba’s the same Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Bill Bumpas, Chad Groening ( Christian human rights organizations are alarmed at the wave of repression against Christians in Cuba – despite the normalization of relations between the United States and the communist island. Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports a government crackdown on freedom […] Continue reading
Cuba Attacks Religious Believers Even As It Liberalizes Economic Rules By DOUG BANDOW The Obama administration has been easing restrictions on travel, exports, and export financing. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker spoke of “building a more open and mutually beneficial relationship.” However, the administration expressed concern over Havana’s dismal human rights practices. Despite the warm reception […] 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
Cuba’s War on Christianity: Evangelical Church Demolished Overnight Reuters by FRANCES MARTEL12 Jan 2016 The pastor of an underground Evangelical church in Camagüey, Cuba, has denounced the communist government for leveling the building in which he holds religious services as a warning to others that openly practicing Christianity on the island will result in government […] Continue reading
Marco Rubio: Will Pope Francis visit inspire freedom in Cuba? By Marco Rubio Updated 2325 GMT (0625 HKT) September 18, 2015 Story highlights Marco Rubio: As Pope Francis visits the U.S. for the first time, it is our privilege to welcome His Holiness I pray the Pope can use his moral authority to inspire true […] Continue reading
WINDOW-DRESSING FOR PAPAL VISIT PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2015. The Cuban government’s announced release of 3,522 prisoners a week before Pope Francis’s arrival today for a five-day visit was a public relations exercise that must not divert attention from the disastrous situation of dissidents and independent journalists in Cuba. Did the announcement nonetheless reflect […] 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
Cuba cracks down on Christians PERSECUTION By JULIA A. SEYMOUR Posted Aug. 25, 2014, 11:30 a.m. Cuba’s communist government has increased its oppression of religious institutions, according to a Christian watchdog group, with reports of religious liberty violations almost doubling in the last six months. According to a new report from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), […] Continue reading
Easter No. 3 for a Prisoner of Castro Bearing witness to Cuba’s political persecution costs Sonia Garro her freedom. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY April 20, 2014 5:34 p.m. ET Christians the world over celebrated the resurrection of their savior on Sunday with worship services and family gatherings. Thirty-eight-year-old Sonia Garro shares the faith too, but […] Continue reading
Cuba Without Rights on Human Rights Day / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on December 11, 2013 The Cuban government has cracked down hard on dissidents who dared to go out on December 10th, the day when the world celebrated Human Rights Day, according to sources from the island who have posted on the social networks. […] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 05.21.13 Gloria Estefan delivers a message of freedom in the Vatican By SARAH MORENO and JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ It was late October 1995 when renowned Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan performed at the Vatican wearing an elegant and sober black dress in a recital celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pope John Paul […] Continue reading
Cuba Presents its Human Rights Report April 23, 2013 HAVANA TIMES – The Cuban government presented today in Havana its report on the human rights situation on the island, which will be submitted to the May 1st Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council. The report of over 120 pages and presented in […] Continue reading
Visiting activists share Cuba’s human rights plight April 20, 2013 By Jasmine Rogers ( , The Marietta Times Cuba is only 90 miles from the shores of the U.S., but many more miles away in terms of human rights, a group of visiting activists shared with more than 100 area college students during a visit […] 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: 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
Locked Up for Hip Hop: Cuban Brothers Antonio Michel and Marcos Maiquel Lima Cruz On Christmas Day, 2010, in the picturesque beach city of Holguín, Cuba, independent journalist Antonio Michel Lima Cruz and his brother and fellow journalist Marcos Maiquel decided to have a holiday gathering for friends and family at their home. As […] Continue reading
Cuban spring 'unavoidable' amid repressionby Laima Andrikiene08 February 2012 The international community must act against the undemocratic Cuban regime as it increases its repression of dissidents, argues a member of the European Parliament's human rights subcommittee Who is responsible for the death of the Cuban political prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza on January 19? Why, on [...] Continue reading
Cuban authorities ‘responsible’ for activist’s death on hunger strike 20 January 2012 “The responsibility for Wilman Villar Mendoza’s death in custody lies squarely with the Cuban authorities, who summarily judged and jailed him for exercising his right to freedom of expression.” Javier Zúñiga, Special Adviser at Amnesty International Fri, 20/01/2012 The death in custody of [...] Continue reading
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