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Interview with Mary Jo Porter

Interview with Mary Jo Porter If paradise ends where choice begins, as Arthur Miller observed, then our digital age fantasy of paradise as a tropical island with no Internet collapses with our choice to travel to one. The permanent inhabitants of such an island, who live without Internet access or the luxury of travel, would […] Continue reading

Opening for Business

Opening for Business A former Marielito positions himself as an entrepreneur in the new Cuba. BY JON LEE ANDERSON One night not long ago, in a new restaurant in Havana called VIPs, the owner, a white-haired Catalan named Jordi, was speculating about what life might be like in Cuba after a reconciliation with the United […] Continue reading

Studying in Cuba – What Is the Lesson for Canadian Students?

Studying in Cuba: What Is the Lesson for Canadian Students? Dissident Views Marginalized in Popular Study Abroad Program By Victoria L. Henderson on Monday, September 9, 2013 In a few weeks time, students from one of Canada’s oldest, elite universities will be invited to sign-up for a study trip to Cuba. Queen’s University has offered […] 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

Canada’s Dilemma With Cuba

Canada's Dilemma With CubaBy Nelson Taylor Sol Created: Mar 31, 2011 Last Updated: Mar 31, 2011 This month Dr. Oscar Biscet was released from a Cuban jail, a move that could mark a turning point in the country. Detained during the "Black Spring" of March 2003, Dr. Biscet and 74 other members of the opposition [...] Continue reading

Release of 11 draws parallels to Mariel

Posted on Monday, 11.08.10
Release of 11 draws parallels to Mariel
The 11 prisoners that Cuba has freed beyond the 52 dissidents has
aroused concerns that Raúl Castro may be trying to tarnish the image of
`true political prisoners.'
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

They are an odd bunch, the 11 prisoners that Cuba has freed… Continue reading

Dressing Cuban Political Prisoners

Dressing Cuban Political Prisoners

Anthony DePalma
Author of City of Dust (FT Press), Reporter, Writer-in-Residence at
Seton Hall University
Posted: July 22, 2010 01:17 PM

Before they were flown from Havana to Madrid last week, seven Cuban
prisoners of conscience were taken from their stinking cells to a
hospital where for three days they were screened,… Continue reading

Cuba's embargo must go

Cuba's embargo must go

It's time to end the counterproductive sanctions against Cuba, which
have only served to strengthen its brutal regime

John Keenan
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 November 2009 14.00 GMT

This month Europe celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the collapse
of the iron curtain. Tribute was paid the role the US played in helping… Continue reading

Freedom on the Net – Cuba

Cuba
Freedom on the Net

Status: Not Free
Obstacles to Access: 25 (0–25)
Limits on Content: 32 (0–35)
Violations of User Rights: 33 (0–40)
Total Score: 90 (0–100)
Population: 11.2 million
Internet Users/Penetration 2006: 190 thousand / 2 percent
Internet Users/Penetration 2008: 1.3 million / 11 percent (Note:
includes users with access only to intranet)
Mobile… Continue reading

OAS' Cuba move touches off outcry

Posted on Wednesday, 06.03.09
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
OAS' Cuba move touches off outcry
A decision to retract the Organization of American States' 1962
suspension of Cuba was met with swift calls by some U.S. lawmakers to
cut off funding.
BY LESLEY CLARK AND FRANCES ROBLES
frobles@MiamiHerald.com

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Furious members of Congress… Continue reading

Ladies march for freedom in Cuba far from over

HUMAN RIGHTS
Ladies march for freedom in Cuba far from over
As long as there are political prisoners in Cuba, Las Damas De Blanco
human rights group will continue.
Posted on Fri, Feb. 01, 2008
BY LUISA YANEZ
lyanez@MiamiHerald.com

Born the same year as Fidel Castro's revolution, Yolanda Huerga, a
one-time librarian now living in Miami,… Continue reading

Castro says he'll stay behind scenes in Cuba

Castro says he'll stay behind scenes in Cuba
New communists to get the spotlight
Isabel Sanchez, Agence France-Presse
Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2007

HAVANA – Cuba's ailing leader Fidel Castro, 81, has made it abundantly
clear for the first time that he may never return to public life even if
he remains a powerful force behind… Continue reading

Castro says he’ll stay behind scenes in Cuba

Castro says he'll stay behind scenes in Cuba
New communists to get the spotlight
Isabel Sanchez, Agence France-Presse
Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2007

HAVANA – Cuba's ailing leader Fidel Castro, 81, has made it abundantly
clear for the first time that he may never return to public life even if
he remains a powerful force behind… Continue reading

Lawmakers push a united, hard-line front on Cuba

Lawmakers push a united, hard-line front on Cuba
Cuban-American lawmakers are beginning an offensive to persuade foreign
governments to take a hard line on Cuba.
Posted on Fri, Aug. 31, 2007
By PABLO BACHELET
pbachelet@MiamiHerald.com

WASHINGTON —
After beating back efforts to ease U.S. sanctions on Cuba in Congress,
Cuban-American lawmakers are embarking on a major… Continue reading

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