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A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 19 March 2017 – It rained when the presidential plane touched down on the tarmac at Havana’s Airport. On 20 March 2016, Barack Obama began a historic visit to the island that awakened hopes and sparked questions. […] Continue reading

Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016

Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016 / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Madrid, 4 January 2016 – Last year closed with a balance of almost 1,000 more arbitrary arrests than in 2015, according to data from the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights, based in Madrid, which on Wednesday issued its annual report on […] Continue reading

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

Cubalex considers suing the Minister of Justice for violating its right to form an association

Cubalex considers suing the Minister of Justice for violating its right to form an association DDC | La Habana | 6 de Octubre de 2016 – 02:47 CEST. Justice Minister María Esther Reus dismissed “without recourse” the administrative appeal the association Cubalex had filed in response to the July decision by the Department of Associations […] 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

Even tougher times loom ahead for the opposition, warn activists, predicting more violence

Even tougher times loom ahead for the opposition, warn activists, predicting more violence DDC | La Habana | 29 de Septiembre de 2016 – 12:54 CEST. There are trying times up ahead for the opposition, as the regime continues to act with impunity, reported members of civil society consulted by DIARIO DE CUBA after a […] Continue reading

Cuba dissidents present slate of candidates for 2017 election

Cuba dissidents present slate of candidates for 2017 election
AFP
May 12, 2016

Cuban opposition leader Manuel Costa Morua (L) speaks during a press
conference to present the “Towards a national project, the minimum
program” in Havana on May 12,… Continue reading

Stay or Go? Cuban Entrepreneurs Divided on Where to Stake Futures

Stay or Go? Cuban Entrepreneurs Divided on Where to Stake Futures
By FRANCES ROBLESMARCH 21, 2016

HAVANA — As an inside joke about all the cookies they scorched on the
road to establishing a successful bakery, Antonio and Sandra Camacho… Continue reading

Number Of Political Arrests In Cuba Doubles From Dec. 2014

Number Of Political Arrests In Cuba Doubles From Dec. 2014 / 14ymedio
Posted on January 4, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 4 January 2015 — The number of political arrests in
the month of December in Cuba was almost twice that of… Continue reading

‘The only thing they can´t take from me is my body’

‘The only thing they can´t take from me is my body’
ERNESTO SANTANA | La Habana | 5 Oct 2015 – 12:05 pm.

A look of the career and meaning of the artist Danilo Maldonado (‘El
Sexto’).

Danilo Maldonado, aka… Continue reading

On Cuban Political Prisoners

On Cuban Political Prisoners / 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque
Posted on July 14, 2015

14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque, Havana, 11 July 2015 — What classifies
as a political prisoner is a cause for disagreement among the Cuban
opposition. There are… Continue reading

Holguin Hospitals Throw Away Biological Wastes in the Cemetery

Holguin Hospitals Throw Away Biological Wastes in the Cemetery /
14ymedio, Orlando Palma and Fernando Donate
Posted on July 11, 2015

14ymedio, Orlando Palma and Fernando Donate, Holguin, 11 July 2015 –
Broken tombstones, open graves, dilapidated tombs, and, here… Continue reading

State Department negotiator meets with Cuban cardinal, dissidents

State Department negotiator meets with Cuban cardinal, dissidents
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM
01/23/2015 7:00 AM 01/23/2015 9:57 PM

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta
Jacobson hosted a group of seven dissidents for breakfast Friday as part… Continue reading

Dissidents struggle to regroup as US, Cuba move closer

Dissidents struggle to regroup as US, Cuba move closer

Havana (AFP) – Dissidents in Cuba keen to get off the sidelines are
reeling after the United States and the communist government said they
will seek to end decades of Cold… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents say police detained more than 150 on Human Rights Day

Posted on Wednesday, 12.11.13

Cuban dissidents say police detained more than 150 on Human Rights Day
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM

Cuban police carried out more than 150 detentions of dissidents Tuesday
on International Human Rights Day and followed up… Continue reading