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Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communistCuba

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

The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear

The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 7 September 2016 — In the autumn of 2002 at an event in a Havana theater, the dictator Fidel Castro sent a clear message to independent journalists and regime opponents in an effort to downplay their importance. Referring to dissidents, he […] Continue reading

Against Raúl Castro’s visit to France

Against Raúl Castro’s visit to France J. MACHOVER / L. MULLER / J. ZÚÑIGA | París | 21 Ene 2016 – 9:11 am. Cuban dictator Raúl Castro, invited by François Hollande, is scheduled to arrive in Paris on February 1, 2016. The President of the Council of State and of Ministers and the First Secretary […] Continue reading

Old dissidents in Cuba – Between homelessness and forgetting

Old dissidents in Cuba: Between homelessness and forgetting / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 13, 2014 The elderly are the big losers in the timid economic reforms of Cuba’s General-President. Thousands who once applauded Fidel Castro’s long speeches in the Plaza of the Revolution, or fought in the civil wars in Africa, today survive however […] Continue reading

I Defend My Lawyer

I Defend My Lawyer / Rene Gomez Manzano Posted on February 28, 2014 Havana, Cuba, February 2014 – Last week disturbing news circulated throughout the Cuban dissident community: The top permanent body of the National Organization of Collective Law Firms (ONBC) suspended Amelia Rodríguez Cala—the great defender of accused opponents of the regime—from practicing law […] Continue reading

Cuban government supporters ‘repudiate’ the Ladies in White

Posted on Monday, 10.14.13 Cuban government supporters ‘repudiate’ the Ladies in White BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban police and a pro-government mob Monday shut off the area around the Havana home where the dissident Ladies in White were marking the anniversary of the death of their founder, and police reportedly detained 22 group members […] Continue reading

The Cuban Spring

Vanessa Garcia – Multimedia Writer The Cuban Spring Posted: 04/23/2013 4:14 pm As someone who writes about ABCs (American Born Cubans), Cuba, and Cuban-Americans, people often ask me the following question: “If it’s so bad in Cuba, why don’t Cubans revolt?” Why don’t the people inside the island pour out into the street and lift [...] Continue reading

Human-rights group asks Cuba for details of dissident’s death

Human-rights group asks Cuba for details of dissident's death Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 4:52 pm Associated Press The human rights arm of the Organization of American States has formally asked Cuba for details of the disputed car crash that killed noted dissident Oswaldo Paya, his daughter, Rosa Maria Paya Acevedo, revealed Monday. Paya Acevedo [...] Continue reading

Three Cuban women speak out

Posted on Friday, 03.29.13 Three Cuban women speak out AP For the first time in more than 50 years, Cubans in exile have been able to see firsthand the work of three of the bravest women opposing the Castro regime: • Yoani Sánchez, who arrived in Miami on Thursday, has won numerous awards for her [...] Continue reading

Cuban Dissidents Have Demands Met, End Hunger Strike

Cuban Dissidents Have Demands Met, End Hunger Strike Published September 19, 2012 Fox News Latino A longtime Cuban dissident and her followers have abandoned a hunger strike on its eighth day after receiving word the government will meet their main demand. Martha Beatriz Roque called off the strike when told the government would free little [...] Continue reading

Cuban dissident passes 1 week on hunger strike

Posted on Monday, 09.17.12 Cuban dissident passes 1 week on hunger strike By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press HAVANA — A prominent Cuban dissident completed her first week on a hunger strike with supporters saying her condition is worsening each day and they fear she might die. Pro-government bloggers, meanwhile, denounced the strike as a sham. [...] Continue reading

Cuba: Petitions and Apprehensions

Cuba: Petitions and Apprehensions August 20, 2012 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES — For more than a half a century, we Cubans have suffered from apprehension, as we have gone through an adverse social juncture in which our civil rights have been constantly vetoed by the government. Beyond the prohibitions themselves, the cardinal problem lies in [...] Continue reading

What happened to Cuba’s Oswaldo Payá?

What happened to Cuba’s Oswaldo Payá? July 27, 2012 By: Achy Obejas Did Oswaldo Payá die in a straightforward auto accident, or was he killed by Cuban government forces? According to official reports, Payá and another Cuban died when the driver of the rented car he was in lost control and violently crashed against a [...] Continue reading

Payá was beacon of hope for Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 07.24.12 Payá was beacon of hope for Cuba By Fabiola Santiago fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com When Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas left the bayfront conference room at The Miami Herald on that clear winter day in January of 2003, many of the journalists gathered to meet him felt we had been in the presence of someone special [...] Continue reading
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