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Cuba and the United States Return to the Trenches

Cuba and the United States Return to the Trenches / Iván García Iván García, 19 June 2017 — For both countries it amounts to a remake of the Cold War, this time in version 2.0. It will take time to determine the scope of the contest or if the new diplomatic battle will involve only […] Continue reading

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

Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains

Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading

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

Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike”

Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez/Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 3 September 2016 — If you are considering sending a text message to a friend to wish him a “happy coexistence” with his family or to suggest that he not give in to “the […] 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

The IAPA Does Not See Progress In Press Freedom In Cuba

The IAPA Does Not See Progress In Press Freedom In Cuba / 14ymedio Posted on October 3, 2015 14ymedio, 2 October 2015 — Within a few hours of the opening of the 71st General Assembly of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), scheduled between 2 and 6 October in Charleston (South Carolina), regional reports from […] Continue reading

3,522 Pardoned in order to Cover Up Cuba’s Sad Reality

3,522 Pardoned in order to Cover Up Cuba’s Sad Reality / 14ymedio, Marlene Azor Hernandez Posted on September 20, 2015 14ymedio, Marlene Azor Hernandez, Mexico City, 18 September 2015 – The pardon of 3,522 ordinary prisoners in Cuba is excellent news, above all for their relatives. At the beginning of July something similar occurred when […] Continue reading

LETTER TO JOHN KERRY – “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD”

LETTER TO JOHN KERRY: “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD” PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 13 AUGUST 2015. On August 14, Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Cuba in order to celebrate the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It is the first time since 1959 that the head of […] Continue reading

I Would Not Accept Trading My Freedom For That of the Spies

I Would Not Accept Trading My Freedom For That of the Spies / Angel Santiesteban Posted on July 8, 2014 I hope that President Obama does not have the card up his sleeve to exchange Alan Gross for the three spies who are fulfilling their sentences in the United States. The dictatorship is aiming for […] Continue reading

Community Network Journalists Arrested and Beaten

Community Network Journalists Arrested and Beaten / Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello Posted on February 18, 2014 Juliet Michelena Díaz, José Antonio Sieres Ramallo and Billy Joe Landa Linares, were stopped on San José between Belascoaín and Manrique, talking with me, on the balcony, which they’ve dubbed “The Ferns,” an allusion to the Cuban telenovela, when […] Continue reading

Cuban dissidents still show hunger for freedoms

Cuban dissidents still show hunger for freedoms Guillermo Martinez, El Sentinel Columnist September 26, 2013 Cuba’s Black Spring began in March of 2003. For three days, government security agents went around the country arresting peaceful dissidents, who Fidel Castro believed would endanger the stability of the longest dictatorship in the history of Latin America. Seventy-five […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Black Spring remembered

Posted on Thursday, 03.21.13 Cuba's Black Spring remembered By The Miami Herald Editorial HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com Ten years ago this week, Cuba cracked down on independent journalists, librarians and other opposition leaders. Many of the 75 Cubans locked up during Cuba's Black Spring belonged to the Christian Liberation Movement, a group formed by Oswaldo Payá to collect [...] Continue reading

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez recalls Black Spring detentions

Posted on Monday, 03.18.13 Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez recalls Black Spring detentions BY JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ jcchavez@ElNuevoHerald.com NEW YORK — Renowned Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez ended her three-day participation in a technology and information seminar in New York remembering the impact of the Black Spring, a wave of massive detentions that took place in Cuba [...] Continue reading
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