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Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say

Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say Cuban opposition activists have said the number of arbitrary arrests of dissidents rocketed to nearly 10,000 last year. The government on the one-party communist island denies holding any political prisoners. In a report published on Thursday, the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) found […] Continue reading

Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homesof several activists

Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homes of several activists DDC | Santiago de Cuba | 20 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:08 CET. Early Sunday regime forces simultaneously “assaulted” the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) in Santiago of Cuba and another eight houses of activists in that […] Continue reading

Fidel’s Legacy – Null or Empty

Fidel’s Legacy: Null or Empty Dec 12, 2016 | Opinion The death of Fidel Castro leaves a huge void, difficult to fill. It seems practically impossible, given the conditions of the modern world, that somebody may achieve his dictatorial power, his military interventionism in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, quite disproportionate for a […] Continue reading

Opposition Alliance Calls To Open An Inclusive National Dialog

Opposition Alliance Calls To Open An Inclusive National Dialog / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 1 December 2016 – The Democratic Action Unity Roundtable (MUAD) has made a call to open a national dialog a few days after the death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro. The opposition alliance believes that the country is entering a new […] Continue reading

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

CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO – REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE? – THE EVIDENCE TO DATE

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

What Everyone Should Avoid

What Everyone Should Avoid / 14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer 14ymedio, Jose Daniel Ferrer, Miami, 6 August 2016 — We live in complex times. The world is full of problems, some more serious than others. We live in the twenty-first century of the Christian Era, with some surrounded by comfort and wonderful technologies and others living […] Continue reading

Not even the Chinese model can save Castroism

Not even the Chinese model can save Castroism
FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 19 Abr 2016 – 7:02 pm.

Clinging to the most retrograde Soviet tradition, the Communist Party of
Cuba decided to hold its VII Congress without even… 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

Political Prisoner ‘Freed’ by Cuba Deal on Day 81 of Prison Hunger Strike

Political Prisoner ‘Freed’ by Cuba Deal on Day 81 of Prison Hunger Strike
by FRANCES MARTEL 31 Dec 2015

Vladimir Morera Bacallao, a Cuban dissident allegedly freed as part of
President Obama’s deal with Cuba but sentenced to four years… Continue reading

From Cuba to Washington — Francis bridges a cultural, political chasm

From Cuba to Washington — Francis bridges a cultural, political chasm

Pope wraps up four-day trip to Cuba in the cradle of the revolution
Expectations surround his address to the U.S. Congress
Latin America’s first pope said he felt ‘at… Continue reading

The Pope Has Left Me and My Fellow Citizens Discouraged

The Pope Has Left Me and My Fellow Citizens Discouraged / Hablemos
Press, Rafael Molina Rodríguez
Posted on July 15, 2015

Hablemos Press, Rafael Molina Rodríguez*, Santiago de Cuba, 10 July 2015
– The message put out by the Holy… Continue reading

ABOUT WHY DON’T WE CHANGE OUR OPINION ON THE NEW OBAMA POLICY TOWARDS CASTRO’S REGIME

ABOUT WHY DON’T WE CHANGE OUR OPINION ON THE NEW OBAMA POLICY TOWARDS
CASTRO’S REGIME

José Daniel Ferrer, Executive Secretary of the Patriotic Union of Cuba
(UNPACU) analyzes in this Press Release UNPACU’s position regarding the
current OBAMA’s policy towards… Continue reading

Castroniria

Castroniria / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo
Posted on November 14, 2014

Castroneirics: Is there Cuban literature after the Revolution?
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

This story started long before the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, on
January 1st1959. In the beginning… Continue reading

Approval, discontent greet Castro revolution’s 50th year in Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 01.06.09 Approval, discontent greet Castro revolution's 50th year in Cuba By MIAMI HERALD STAFF SANTIAGO DE CUBA -- At Parque Dolores, tourist buses filled with Canadians and Europeans lugging cameras that cost two years' ... Continue reading

Human Rights Activists arrested in Santiago, Cuba for distributing pamphlets with UN Declaration of Human Rights

Human Rights Activists arrested in Santiago, Cuba for distributing pamphlets with UN Declaration of Human RightsBy Alberto de la Cruz, on November 24, 2011, at 8:51 amOn Hablalo Sin Miedo, former political prisoner and independent journalist Jose Danie... Continue reading

Castro sics dogs on flower-carrying women

Castro sics dogs on flower-carrying women
Posted: September 06, 2011
6:12 pm Eastern
Nat Hentoff

Among the bravest and most persistent protesters against dictatorial
regimes have been, for years, the Ladies in White of Cuba. With Fidel
presumably sidelined, his… Continue reading