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Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom

Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom / Iván García Iván García, 3 May 2017 — Let’s step back in time. One morning in 1985, Yndamiro Restano Díaz, a thirty-seven-year-old journalist with Radio Rebelde, took out an old Underwood and wrote a clandestine broadsheet entitled “Nueva Cuba.” After distributing the single-page, handmade newspaper up and […] 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

Manifestantes se plantan frente a Unidad Judicial en Quito en apoyo a cubanos

Manifestantes se plantan frente a Unidad Judicial en Quito en apoyo a cubanos julio 12, 2016 Martinoticias.com “¡Justicia, justicia y libertad!”. “Vivan los derechos humanos”. “Ningún ser humano es ilegal”. Son algunas de las consignas que gritaban los manifestantes frente al lugar donde se realizan las audiencias de deportaciones. Un grupo de cubanos residentes en […] Continue reading

He is Obama, Not God

He is Obama, Not God / Iván García Posted on February 28, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 24 February 2016 — Neither American economic power nor Barack Obama’s oratorical skills seem to be enough to satisfy exaggerated, unreasonable or personal demands from the diverse group of Obama fans who make up Cuban society. The national psyche is […] Continue reading

Ladies in White Headquarters Surrounded by State Security

Ladies in White Headquarters Surrounded by State Security / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma Posted on December 18, 2015 14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Havana, 18 December 2015 — On Friday morning, the political police surrounded the headquarters of the Ladies in White in the Havana’s Lawton district, blocking entrance to several activists who arrived for the traditional literary […] Continue reading

Dozens Of Activists Detained To Prevent Them From Attending Pope’s Mass

Dozens Of Activists Detained To Prevent Them From Attending Pope’s Mass / 14ymedio Posted on September 20, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 20 September 2015 — Opposition groups have reported dozens of arrests during the late night and morning hours of Sunday, to prevent many activists from attending Pope Francis’s Mass at the Plaza of the Revolution. […] Continue reading

Chilean Congressman Among Those Arrested In The March Of The Ladies In White

Chilean Congressman Among Those Arrested In The March Of The Ladies In White / 14ymedio Posted on September 6, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 6 September 2015 – This Sunday 49 Ladies in White and 15 activists marched along Fifth Avenue in Havana’s Miramar neighborhood, surrounded by a strong police operation. At the end of the pilgrimage […] Continue reading

I am a meddlesome peasant

“I am a meddlesome peasant” / 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernandez Posted on February 2, 2015 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernandez, Entronque de Herradura, 31 January 2015 – Entronque de Herradura is a little village in the Pinar municipality of Consolacion del Sur. I go there in search of Eduardo Diaz Fleitas, a Cuban with rapid speech, […] Continue reading

Última hora – cientos de detenidos

Última hora: cientos de detenidos ¡La represión al minuto! Bertha Soler fue detenida. Acosado Guillermo Fariñas. La represión cubrió toda la Isla. Cuba es signataria de la DDH, pero no ha ratificado el Pacto de Derechos Civiles y Políticos miércoles, diciembre 10, 2014 | CubaNet Hoy, 10 de diciembre, se conmemora el Día de los […] Continue reading

Group says jailed Cuban journalist should be freed

Posted on Thursday, 04.17.14 Group says jailed Cuban journalist should be freed Report says the reporter was jailed because she wrote about alleged police abuse. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban authorities should immediately free a journalist jailed for reporting on a case of alleged police abuse involving a man bitten by a police dog, […] Continue reading

Damas de Blanco are true heroes

Posted on Tuesday, 05.21.13 Damas de Blanco are true heroes By Fabiola Santiago fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com Whether in the streets of Cuba, at international forums — or now in Miami before they return to the island — these brave women are a peaceful but powerful force to behold. Las Damas de Blanco. Ten long years ago they [...] 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

Church’s good works, Cuban cardinal’s bad calls

Posted on Saturday, 03.24.12 In My Opinion Church’s good works, Cuban cardinal’s bad callsBy Myriam Marquezmmarquez@MiamiHerald.com It will take “patience and decisiveness.” So says the pope about changing Cuba’s 53-year-old Marxist dictatorship. No problem, responds Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez from Havana. Cuba, he maintains, “is a democratic social project . . . which is constantly perfecting [...] Continue reading
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