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Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait?

Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait? / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 23, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 19 September 2015 — Right at noon on Thursday, September 17, two enormous Soviet-era KP3 trucks filled with trash were rumbling along Tenth of October Avenue towards the garbage dump on 100th Street in eastern Havana, escorted by […] Continue reading

Cuba dissidents say 38 activists freed as part of deal with U.S.

Cuba dissidents say 38 activists freed as part of deal with U.S. BY DANIEL WALLIS AND NELSON ACOSTA HAVANA Fri Jan 9, 2015 5:00pm EST (Reuters) – Cuba has freed 38 opposition activists from prison over the past two days, including a popular hip-hop artist, as part of a deal to improve relations with the […] Continue reading

HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES

HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES Exclusive: Marisa Martin blasts celebs for ignoring Cuba’s persecuted artists MARISA MARTIN Fidel Castro, Hollywood’s favorite living dictator, and his li’l bro Raul arrested more than 360 political prisoners in the first 13 days of May alone. Perhaps Kings Castro I and II are just trying to balance out […] Continue reading

OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins

OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on May 17, 2014 Speech by OLPL in Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, 16 May 2014. Dear friends: As a Cuban from the Island —and all Cubans are, no matter how far and how much time has […] Continue reading

The Gorki Aguila Case

The Gorki Aguila Case / Lia Villares Posted on February 23, 2014 The trial schedules for this Tuesday against Gorki Águila, leader of the punk rock band Porno para Ricardo, was postponed because of the health problems of his defense attorney, according to the musician himself on his Facebook page. Gorki spoke about the background […] Continue reading

Cuban dissident rejects offer, continues hunger strike

Posted on Saturday, 11.09.13 Cuban dissident rejects offer, continues hunger strike BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The wife of a Cuban dissident and rapper hospitalized amid a lengthy hunger strike said Friday that he rejected an offer by a top State Security official to fully investigate his complaint that he was unfairly jailed if he […] Continue reading

Justice and Prayers for Angel Yunier Remon Arzuga

Justice and Prayers for Angel Yunier Remon Arzuga #FreeElCritico / Angel Santiesteban Posted on November 6, 2013 Ángel Yunier Remon Arzuaga ’El Critico.’ Jailed since March 2013 for being a non-conformist rapper and an opponent of the Cuban dictatorship. In July he contracted cholera in prison. Jailed since March 2013 for being a non-conformist rapper […] Continue reading

They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana

They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana / Orlando Freire Santana Posted on September 28, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – At almost the same moment that Mariela Castro declared that Cuba only penalizes pandering, but not prostitution, police officers in uniform and in plainclothes conducted an operation […] Continue reading

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See September 16th, 2013 – 10:39 am Reading Charles Lane’s important column in The Washington Post about a new indie film, Una Noche (One Night), I promptly rented it “On Demand” on my cable system. It is also available as an iTunes download. Filmmaker Lucy Mulloy […] Continue reading

Cuba’s hard truths exposed

Cuba’s hard truths exposed Lane, Friday, September 13, 1:48 AM Cholera is a potentially fatal, water-borne, gastrointestinal disease usually associated with poverty and inadequate sanitation. Some 600,000 people contracted the disease in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, 8,000 of whom died. It is not the sort of illness that you would expect to find in […] Continue reading

Calixto, the Resolute

Calixto, the Resolute* / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 15, 2013 This past Tuesday, the Cuban authorities finally acknowledged Calixto R. Martinez Arias's right to go free, after he had served more than six months in prison, initially for the crime of "insulting the leadership figures of the Revolution." He had no trial. Martinez Arias […] Continue reading

Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias

Document – Cuba: Further information: Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias Further information on UA: 25/13 Index: AMR 25/002/2013 Cuba Date: 14 March 2013 URGENT ACTION PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE image1.png Independent journalist and prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is on hunger strike to protest against his […] Continue reading

Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking […] Continue reading

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists After a year away, Cuba returns to the list of countries imprisoning journalists. Alex Pearlman December 11, 2012 13:56 Human rights defenders, political dissidents and journalists have been threatened, beaten and arbitrarily imprisoned in Cuba recently, and the widespread government crackdown continued on International Human Rights Day yesterday. On […] Continue reading

Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak

Posted on Saturday, 12.08.12 Life on the island Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak It's the disease that the government doesn't acknowledge, because it might deter tourists from coming to the island. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban dissident Walter Clavel says that when he took his 2-year-old son to a hospital Wednesday with […] Continue reading

Sandy leaves disease, destruction in Cuba

Sandy leaves disease, destruction in Cuba By ROBERTO DE JESUS GUERRA PEREZ The Institute for War & Peace Reporting SANTIAGO, Cuba — While sections of the East Coast of the United States are still totaling up the damage from Superstorm Sandy, much of Cuba is overwhelmed by destruction and disease cause by what one U.N. […] Continue reading

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012. Updated on Friday 16 November 2012. Reporters Without Borders condemns a worrying increase in harassment of dissidents in recent months, which has yet again contradicted the intentions manifested by the Cuban government when signing two […] Continue reading

Cuban government stays mum on new cholera reports

Cuban government stays mum on new cholera reports Juan O. Tamayo | The Miami Herald MIAMI — Four weeks after the Cuban government announced that an outbreak of cholera in the eastern part of the island was over, there are unconfirmed reports of new cases popping up in two small towns. Twenty-seven cases were reported […] Continue reading

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained Agence France-Presse 10:12 am | Saturday, August 25th, 2012 HAVANA – Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was arrested by police after an argument with agents guarding his home, his mother and activists said Friday. Farinas, who has gone on hunger strike about two dozen times against the regime, was arrested late […] Continue reading

Cuban official reports 85 confirmed cholera cases in eastern Granma province alone

Posted on Tuesday, 07.10.12 Cuban official reports 85 confirmed cholera cases in eastern Granma province alone Cholera cases appear to be spreading as new cases were unofficially reported in Havana. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The number of cholera cases confirmed in eastern Cuba jumped from 30 to 85 over the weekend but the death […] Continue reading

Cholera reportedly kills 15, sickens hundreds in eastern Cuba

Posted on Friday, 07.06.12 Cholera reportedly kills 15, sickens hundreds in eastern Cuba People in Cuba say hospitals are chaotic and being controlled by security agents who don't want alarming reports to get out. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The first cholera outbreak in Cuba in a century has left at least 15 dead and […] Continue reading