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A subdued Cuba comes to grips with news of Fidel Castro’s death

A subdued Cuba comes to grips with news of Fidel Castro’s death BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com He was a master of stagecraft until the end. Fidel Castro’s death, announced Friday night, came on the same day in 1956 — Nov. 25 — when he, his brother Raúl, Che Guevara and 79 other revolutionaries boarded a […] Continue reading

Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba

Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com 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

Cuban dissidents meet Obama to air grievances about Castro — and about new U.S. policy

Cuban dissidents meet Obama to air grievances about Castro — and about
new U.S. policy

The president sat down privately with 13 political activists
All appreciated the recognition
But some wanted more from him

BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND NORA GAMEZ… Continue reading

Despite Obama visit, global spotlight, Havana cracks down on dissidents

Despite Obama visit, global spotlight, Havana cracks down on dissidents

Dozens of protestors were detained in Cuba
Critics accuse Obama of ignoring the island’s human-rights record
Short-term arrests and detentions are common tactics

BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

As they have… Continue reading

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip
by SANDRA LILLEY , JOHN BRECHER and CARMEN SESIN

The 90 miles separating the island of Cuba from the United States seem
just a little closer as Havana prepares… Continue reading

Castro, speech, dissidents, baseball and business to highlight Obama’s Cuba trip

Castro, speech, dissidents, baseball and business to highlight Obama’s
Cuba trip
MARCH 16, 2016 9:28 PM

President Obama will visit Cuba Sunday through Tuesday
He will meet with Raúl Castro and also dissidents
His speech will be addressed to Cubans… Continue reading

Tribute To Orlando Zapata Leads To Dozens Of Arrests

Tribute To Orlando Zapata Leads To Dozens Of Arrests / 14ymedio
Posted on February 22, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 21 February 2016 — The events organized on Sunday to
remember the late activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo resulted in dozens of
opposition… Continue reading

Estado De Sats Holds Workshop On Rights And Freedoms

Estado De Sats Holds Workshop On Rights And Freedoms / Cubanet, Arturo
Rojas Rodriguez
Posted on February 12, 2016

Cubanet, Arturo Rojas Rodriguez, Havana, 12 February 2016 – On Thursday,
members of several opposition groups participated in the first “Rights… Continue reading

State Security is Outside 14ymedio’s Newsroom

State Security is Outside 14ymedio’s Newsroom / 14ymedio
Posted on December 10, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 10 December 2015 – State Security agents who
introduced themselves as members of counterintelligence are outside
14ymedio’s newsroom right now to keep our reporters from… Continue reading

Another Sunday of Repression of Activists Throughout the Country

Another Sunday of Repression of Activists Throughout the Country / 14ymedio
Posted on October 13, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 12 October 2015 – A new round of repression against
activists was experienced in Cuba this Sunday. The arrests began in the… Continue reading

Cuba – A nation gets connected

Cuba: A nation gets connected

Cubans have embraced new WI-FI hotspots
Connections aren’t as fast as U.S. but good enough to make video calls
Demand for Internet connections far outstrips supply
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD AND PATRICIA MAZZEI
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

HAVANA On… Continue reading

The Ladies In White Face Another Sunday Of Repression In Havana

The Ladies In White Face Another Sunday Of Repression In Havana / 14ymedio
Posted on October 4, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 4 October, 2015 – Fifty-nine Ladies in White and 20
activists gathered this Sunday in Gandhi Park in Havana’s Playa… Continue reading

Dozens Of Activists Detained To Prevent Them From Attending Pope’s Mass

Dozens Of Activists Detained To Prevent Them From Attending Pope’s Mass
/ 14ymedio
Posted on September 20, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 20 September 2015 — Opposition groups have reported
dozens of arrests during the late night and morning hours of Sunday,… Continue reading

No blogger, no Obama

No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo
Posted on March 29, 2015

No blogger, no cry.
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3
Repression was all… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents will head to Summit of the Americas

Cuban dissidents will head to Summit of the Americas
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM
03/26/2015 4:10 PM 03/26/2015 6:05 PM

HAVANA
Cuban opposition leaders and activists Manuel Cuesta Morúa, Guillermo
Fariñas, and Berta Soler will take part in civil-society events… Continue reading

U.S. outreach to Cuba opens fissures among dissidents

U.S. outreach to Cuba opens fissures among dissidents
By Karen DeYoung February 2 at 7:56 PM

HAVANA — President Obama’s outreach to Cuba, intended to open doors for
human rights and political activists here, has also opened divisions
within the… Continue reading