Ladies in White


Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction with them, carrying out the duties of local governance. But due to the inaccessible and […] Continue reading
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
Tarará’s Thousand And One Stories / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 17 September 2016 – “This was my house,” says Elena, a Cuban-American who returned to the island this week and visited the place where she spent her childhood. In Tarará she took her fist steps, but the place barely resembles the residential […] 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: Caught Between The Castros And Capitalism Barack Obama is catching a nation on the cusp of change, suspended between the Fidel era and its post-communist future. 08:33, UK, Monday 21 March 2016 By Cordelia Lynch, US Correspondent I visited Cuba four years ago as a tourist, keen to see one of the last bastions […] Continue reading
Obama should cancel Cuba trip if thwarted President should meet with dissidents of his choosing He should be prepared to decline to visit if regime blocks him If President Obama cannot meet with the dissidents of his choice — and of his choice alone — when he visits Cuba this month, then he should just […] Continue reading
Historic Change In Crisis As John Kerry Cancels Cuba Trip March 3, 2016 11:31 PM MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There appears to be a major bump in the road in negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba regarding human rights. So much so, it’s believed to be the reason Secretary of State John Kerry has canceled his […] Continue reading
Covering the “Eyes” of Claudio Fuentes / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on February 28, 2016 Luis Felipe Rojas, Miami, 15 February 2016 — Cuban photographer and dissident Claudio Fuentes was once again arrested on Sunday, 14 February, by forces of the National Revolutionary Police (PNR) in Havana. The Castro regime’s gendarmes kept Fuentes from taking […] Continue reading
Hawaiian Shirts and Mojitos Will Not Free Cuba US Tourism Only Lines Castro’s Pockets, Says Exiled Journalist Ninoska Pérez VANESSA ARITA OCTOBER 23, 2015 AT 10:14 AM Despite the ongoing repression of citizens on the island, Cuba is set to become a new tourist destination for US residents. (Travel Blog) EspañolFollowing renewed diplomatic relations with […] 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
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
Castro and the Pope: A Real Conversion? by GEORGE WEIGEL May 12, 2015 12:00 AM The evidence, please. “. . . they only heard it said, ‘He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy’. . . .” – Galatians 1:23 Has Cuban president Raúl Castro, once described by […] Continue reading
The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick ( 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
Female Caricature / Yoani Sanchez Posted on August 23, 2014 14yMEDIO, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 22 August 2014 – A woman on national television said that her husband “helps” her with some household chores. To many, the phrase may sound like the highest aspiration of every woman. Another lady asserts that her husband behaves like a […] Continue reading
What do Cubans Hope For in the New Year? / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 22, 2013 December is a month of epilogues. 2013 brought new things for Cubans. After the 14th of January, those born on the island could travel abroad without so much government oversight. Even the dissidents. Although with exceptions. Opponents, hostages […] Continue reading
Gloria Estefan opens up about her desire to perform in her native Cuba as she releases latest album The Standards By AMY OLIVER PUBLISHED: 20:54 GMT, 21 October 2013 | UPDATED: 00:36 GMT, 22 October 2013 The 56-year-old grandmother doesn’t strike you as a threat to national security. Despite her towering Louboutin heels she is […] Continue reading
Mike Collazo: Don’t count on seeing the ‘real’ Cuba Aug. 23, 2013 Re: “Trips offer a special way to connect with Cuba” (My View, Aug. 19). While in part I share Elizabeth Ricci’s enthusiasm for visiting Cuba (my parents were born in Cuba, I still have family there, and I recently visited them), and I […] Continue reading
U.S. Engages Cuba, Cuba Engages in Arms Trafficking Emil MaineJuly 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm The interception of a North Korean ship believed to be carrying missiles, jets, and other weapons from Cuba through the Panama Canal should be a wakeup call for the Obama Administration as it resumes migration talks with Cuban officials for […] Continue reading
Leader of Dissident Group ‘Ladies In White’ Uses Trip To Denounce Cuba’s Regime By Elizabeth Llorente Published April 30, 2013 Fox News Latino Berta Soler doesn’t know what awaits her when she returns to her native Cuba once her tourist visa expires in about a month. One of that country’s leading dissidents, Soler has traveled […] Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 04.29.13 Ladies in White leader wants U.S. to maintain hard-line on Cuba By Juan O. Tamayo The leader of Cuba’s dissident Ladies in White, Berta Soler, Monday called for maintaining the U.S. trade embargo and limiting travel to the island until the Raúl Castro government respects human rights. Castro’s economic and […] Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 04.08.13 Beyoncé, Jay-Z may claim culture trip By Juan O. Tamayo Superstar couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z might have had a legal permit for their controversial trip to Cuba, but they and their retinue might still face trouble with the complex U.S. sanctions on the island, U.S. government and travel industry officials […] 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
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