Ladies in White


Lady In White Sentenced To Almost Three Years In Prison For Alleged Crime Of ‘Attack’ 14ymedio, Havana, 25 April 2017 — On Tuesday morning the Court in Havana’s municipality of Diez de Octubre, confirmed the prosecutor’s request of two years and eight months in jail for Micaela Roll Gibert, 53. The woman, a member of […] Continue reading
Fidel Castro’s Death Elicits Mixed Reactions in Cuba Some expect little real change, others see a new chapter opening in island nation’s history Juan Forero Nov. 27, 2016 7:50 p.m. ET HAVANA—Cubans have stumbled through a collective haze since Fidel Castro died Friday night at age 90. Many have known him only as a grandfatherly […] Continue reading
Speculations and Speculations / Regina Coyula Posted on January 19, 2016 Regina Coyula, 18 January 2016 — Alejandro Armengol is the author of articles full of common sense that often clash with the opinions of opponents of the Castro regime inside and outside Cuba, but his article about the aggressions inflicted on the couple Antonio […] Continue reading
UNPACU Denounces A Plan For “Liquidating the Most Active Opposition” / 14ymedio Posted on November 29, 2014 14YMEDIO, November 28, 2014 — UNPACU issued a statement Thursday night in which it accuses President Raul Castro of having ordered the “liquidation” of the opposition. The organization cites sources from the Ministry of the Interior (MININT) according […] Continue reading
With a Double Standard Everything is Easier / Jorge Olivera Castillo Posted on November 14, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, November – The Cuban government’s recent ruling outlawing the sale of imported clothing and shoes, as well as private rooms exhibiting 3D films and offering video games, will not cause mass protests or anything like it. […] Continue reading
Mauricio Claver-Carone Director, Cuba Democracy Advocates in Washington, D.C. Not Surprised by Cuba’s Weapons Smuggling to North Korea Posted: 08/09/2013 11:14 am A lot of people were baffled — although it’s not clear why the befuddlement — that Cuba’s Castro brothers were caught red-handed smuggling fighter jets, radar and missile components, and other weaponry to […] Continue reading
April 16, 2013 4:15 pm Venezuela forces Cuba's pace of change By Marc Frank in Havana Hugo Chávez's death, the narrow election victory of Nicolás Maduro, his chosen successor, and Venezuela's stuttering economy are forcing Cuba, the country's closest regional ally, to pick up its reform heels. In 2011, before Mr Chávez's failing health potentially […] Continue reading
The Embargo / Yusnaby Perez Posted on April 14, 2013 Who hasn't heard of the EMBARGO? This issue is like the apple of discord. Some cling to it to "suffocate" the Cuban government while others plea, out of charity, for its elimination because of the shortages suffered by Cubans. My question is: Has anyone asked […] Continue reading
Hypocrisy, Fear…Both Things Pablo Pacheco Avila, Translator: Raul G. I walk for the freedom of Cuba. Cuba Democracy NOW! I have lost count of the times I have heard the phrase "I am not interested in politics". Often, it is young Cubans who say it. It's legitimate that we may not be interested in politics, […] Continue reading
Gladys Bejerano' Cuba's "Iron Lady" / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated Eliot Ness and his group in Chicago in the 30's were called 'The Untouchables'. They fought head on rampant corruption in the Windy City, and through legal chicanery of tax evasion led gangster Al Capone to prison. That group of Chicago has a female [...] Continue reading
Cuban 'Wikipedia' includes entry for dissident blogger(AFP) HAVANA — Cuba's EcuRed digital encyclopedia, inspired by Wikipedia and operated by the island's Communist Youth, has added an entry for award-winning dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez. The unusual turn of events in the Communist country, where information is tightly controlled and dissent is barely tolerated, comes with a [...] Continue reading
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