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Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail

Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 20 de Enero de 2017 – 06:05 CET. Cuban misery really stands out when it is cold. In a country without much of a winter it is not worth spending much on jackets, which are passed down for decades. On January 15th, […] Continue reading

Opposition Leader José Daniel Ferrer Released

Opposition Leader José Daniel Ferrer Released / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 December 2016 — José Daniel Ferrer, general coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), was arrested on Thursday around one in the afternoon when he left the organization’s headquarters in the city of Santiago de Cuba, and released about 40 minutes later, as […] Continue reading

Two observers from Otro18 at the referendum in Colombia

Two observers from #Otro18 at the referendum in Colombia BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 28 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:48 CEST. On October 2 the “No” vote prevailed in Colombia, where a referendum gauged the public’s support for the peace treaties signed in Havana days before between the Colombian government and the […] Continue reading

Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex

Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 28 September 2016 — After passing the crossing of La Palma, two kilometers from the old bus stop of Mantilla, El Calvario is found nestled, a district of one-story houses, roads without asphalt and a multitude of dogs without owners. At […] 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

The unlikely chance of a serious human rights debate in Cuba

The unlikely chance of a serious human rights debate in Cuba
19 October 2015, 13:08 UTC

Nearly a month since Pope Francis ended his historic visit to Cuba, any
hope that authorities would loosen control on free expression in the… Continue reading

On third pope visit, Cuba and dissidents fight same battle

On third pope visit, Cuba and dissidents fight same battle
By Daniel Trotta

HAVANA (Reuters) – The popes change, but the images are similar:
plain-clothed Cuban security agents wrestling with dissidents to prevent
them delivering messages to the pontiff.

Cuba’s… 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

Cuba detains dissidents ahead of Pope Francis visit

Cuba detains dissidents ahead of Pope Francis visit
HAVANA | BY MARC FRANK

Cuban police detained about 50 people when a predominantly Roman
Catholic dissident group led a march in Havana on Sunday, less than a
week before Pope Francis… Continue reading

The Mariel Exodus – State Terrorism

The Mariel Exodus: State Terrorism / Cubanet, Roberto Jesus Quinones
Posted on April 1, 2015

Against the “scum,” acts of repudiation, beatings and humiliations.
Against Florida, an invasion of the unemployed

Cubanet.org, Roberto Jesus Quinones Haces, Guantanamo, 1 April 2015… Continue reading

Eliezer Avila Commits to a Green Party

Eliezer Avila Commits to a Green Party / Lilianne Ruiz
Posted on October 8, 2013

Cubanet interviewed Eliezer Avila, the computer scientist who once faced
Ricardo Alarcon, former president of the National Assembly. He moved to
the capital in order… Continue reading

Latest Cuban police tactic – Freeing detained dissidents in remote areas far from their homes

Posted on Tuesday, 08.20.13

Latest Cuban police tactic: Freeing detained dissidents in remote areas
far from their homes
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM

Cuban dissident Ana Celia Rodríguez Torres says police arrested her,
punched her and kept her all day… Continue reading

Dissidents send out images of police crackdown

Posted on Saturday, 12.17.11CUBADissidents send out images of police crackdownOne dissident got nine stitches, another oneBy Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.comCuban dissidents have sent out photos and videos of a large police crackdown in the east... Continue reading