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Number of Political Prisoners Doubles In Last Year, According To Human Rights Group

Number of Political Prisoners Doubles In Last Year, According To Human Rights Group 14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2017 – The number of political prisoners has doubled this year, according to the most recent report from the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), which counts 140 people charged for these reasons in April, […] Continue reading

Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile

Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami/Havana, 4 May 2017 — The team at the Cubalex Legal Information Center and its director, attorney Laritza Diversent, have obtained political refuge in the United States following the intensification of repression against the nonprofit organization dedicated to legally advising Cubans. Diversent, […] Continue reading

Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba

Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails people for […] Continue reading

Cuban Diaspora Organizes To Send Aid To Areas Affected By Hurricane Matthew

Cuban Diaspora Organizes To Send Aid To Areas Affected By Hurricane Matthew / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 7 October 2016 — The devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa and in the east end of the island has sparked a movement of solidarity from the Cubans who live in different parts of […] Continue reading

Cuba’s opposition movement has grown stronger since U.S.-Cuba deal, dissident says

Cuba’s opposition movement has grown stronger since U.S.-Cuba deal, dissident says By Elizabeth Llorente Published June 03, 2016 Fox News Latino The thawing of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States is having a little-spoken-about side effect – people on the island are feeling bolder about challenging the government, says one of Cuba’s leading […] 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

Cuban dissident leader takes his message to the United States – ‘We’re not afraid’

Cuban dissident leader takes his message to the United States: ‘We’re not afraid’ By Karen DeYoung May 31 at 6:01 PM For most of his career as a Cuban dissident leader, through his 2003 arrest and seven years as a political prisoner, José Daniel Ferrer was repeatedly pressed by the Cuban government to leave the […] Continue reading

“Otro18” Elections Project Presented in Madrid

“Otro18” Elections Project Presented in Madrid / 14ymedio
Posted on April 2, 2016

14ymedio, Madrid, 31 Mach 2016 – Like “a small crack in the Cuban
political system” from which an opening coming. Thus did the attorney
and activist Rolando… Continue reading

Vargas Llosa “Cuba will become a capitalist dictatorship and then a democracy”

Vargas Llosa: “Cuba will become a capitalist dictatorship and then a
democracy” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez
Posted on March 29, 2016

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Madrid, 29 March 2016 — Literature, politics
and love were the three main protagonists on Monday… 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

Obama Advisor Ben Rhodes Meets With Cuban Activists In Miami, During A “Historic” Meeting

Obama Advisor Ben Rhodes Meets With Cuban Activists In Miami, During A
“Historic” Meeting / 14ymedio, Marion Penton
Posted on March 11, 2016

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 11 March 2016 – President Obama’s top
advisor on US policy toward Cuba,… Continue reading

Seven of Eleven Former Black Spring Prisoners Allowed to Travel for “Good Behavior”

Seven of Eleven Former Black Spring Prisoners Allowed to Travel for
“Good Behavior” / 14ymedio
Posted on February 22, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2016 — Former prisoners of the Black
Spring Martha Beatriz Roque and Arnaldo Lauzurique received from… 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

Abandoned by the Pope, Will Cuba’s Political Prisoners Abandon All Hope?

Abandoned by the Pope, Will Cuba’s Political Prisoners Abandon All Hope?
By Nat Hentoff
This article appeared on Cato.org on October 14, 2015.

In my last column, I reported on the suffering of Cuba’s dissidents and
political prisoners, which has… Continue reading

Twelve Ladies in White Arrested Outside Combinado del Este prison

Twelve Ladies in White Arrested Outside Combinado del Este prison / 14ymedio
Posted on October 2, 2015

14ymedio, 1 October 2015 – The regime opponent Martha Beatriz Roque
denounced the arrest Thursday of 12 Ladies in White protesting outside
the… Continue reading

Spain wants to aid Cuba-U.S. relations, Spanish parliament speaker says

Spain wants to aid Cuba-U.S. relations, Spanish parliament speaker says
Published September 05, 2015 EFE

Spain wants to “facilitate to the maximum” relations between Cuba and
the United States, the speaker of the lower house of Spain’s parliament,
Jesus Posada,… Continue reading

Recognizing changes does not mean we go along

“Recognizing changes does not mean we go along”
REINALDO ESCOBAR, La Habana | Marzo 19, 2015

Twelve years after the Black Spring, 14ymedio chats with some of the
former political prisoners currently living on the Island. Two questions
have been… Continue reading

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