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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

Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on the island say

Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on the island say BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com When Washington put an end to a preferential immigration policy for Cuban migrants nearly two weeks ago, the official reasoning behind the move was to stem the flow of an increasing exodus and prompt democratic […] Continue reading

CONSISTENT KILLING BY THE CASTRO REGIME FOR ALMOST SIX DECADES

CONSISTENT KILLING BY THE CASTRO REGIME FOR ALMOST SIX DECADES The Cuban regime has killed systematically since the start of its 57-year dictatorship. 345 documented disappearances and fatalities occurring in the month November, as in any other month, illustrate the widespread atrocities occurring over decades, continuing to date, and taking thousands of lives. This is […] 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

UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms

UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 24 August 2016 – Five years can be a long time in Cuba, when we’re talking about an opposition organization. In the complex kaleidoscope of dissident groups and parties that make up civil society on the […] Continue reading

Dissidents Call Meeting With Obama Positive And Give Him A List Of Political Prisoners

Dissidents Call Meeting With Obama Positive And Give Him A List Of
Political Prisoners / EFE, 14ymedio
Posted on March 23, 2016

EFE (14ymedio), Havana, 22 March 2016 – Several dissidents who met with
President Barack Obama in Havana this… 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

Police Raid UNPACU’s Children’s Party

Police Raid UNPACU’s Children’s Party / 14ymedio
Posted on December 6, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 6 December 2015 – Police officers raided a house in
Palma Soriano in the city of Santiago this Sunday, where the Patriotic
Union of Cuba (UNPACU)… Continue reading

Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight

Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight
Published October 31, 2015
TRACEY EATON

The graffiti artist jailed for 10 months after he painted the names
“Fidel” and “Raúl” on two pigs said today he isn’t backing down.
“Art is my life and… 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

Pope On Dissidents In Cuba “I Did Not Give Audiences To Anyone”

Pope On Dissidents In Cuba: “I Did Not Give Audiences To Anyone” / EFE,
14ymedio
Posted on September 24, 2015

EFE (14ymedio), Aboard the Papal plane, 22 September 2015 — Pope Francis
said Tuesday that during his stay in Cuba… Continue reading

Cuban Dissidents Buoyed in a New Era

Cuban Dissidents Buoyed in a New Era
AUG. 24, 2015
Editorial Observer
By ERNESTO LONDOÑO

Critics of President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba
have accused him of abandoning dissidents on the island, a marginalized
group that had been… 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

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

Cuban Dissidents – Some in the Trenches, Others Applauding

Cuban Dissidents: Some in the Trenches, Others Applauding / Ivan Garcia
Posted on February 3, 2015

Iván García, 27 January 2015 — The shifting political landscape of the
Middle East is probably more complicated. No doubt it is. But given… 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

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