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Thugs Beat Pregnant Pro-Democracy Dissident ‘in the Belly,’ Put Father in the Hospital

Cuba: Thugs Beat Pregnant Pro-Democracy Dissident ‘in the Belly,’ Put Father in the Hospital by FRANCES MARTEL29 Mar 2017110 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER An unidentified mob attacked two members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) – a pregnant teen and her activist father – on Sunday night, hurling bottles at them and reportedly […] Continue reading

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

If you want to make money in Cuba, join a band

If you want to make money in Cuba, join a band A growth industry WRITTEN BY Ana Campoy June 08, 2016 Varadero, Cuba If Jorge Guevara worked as a doctor in the US, he’d likely have a six-figure salary. But this is Cuba, and as a drummer hammering out tropical standards for sunburned tourists in […] Continue reading

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards Tracy Wilkinson Fast-talking and often harassed, Cuban political dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer could hold himself up as Exhibit A in the improving relations between Washington and Havana. Ferrer, 45, has been allowed to travel abroad for the […] Continue reading

No Obama meeting with Fidel Castro, dissident talks on track – White House

No Obama meeting with Fidel Castro, dissident talks on track – White House
WASHINGTON | BY JEFF MASON AND MATT SPETALNICK

The White House has ruled out an encounter between President Barack
Obama and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Cuba… Continue reading

Being in prison should not deprive one of his human rights

‘Being in prison should not deprive one of his human rights’
BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 Dic 2015 – 3:09 pm.

Rolando Ferrer Espinosa is the coordinator of the Frente Antitotalitario
Unido (FANTU), the organization of which… Continue reading