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Redefining the Cuban Opposition After 17 December

Redefining the Cuban Opposition After 17 December / Cubanet, Alexis Jardines Chacon Posted on August 12, 2015 Cubanet, Alexis Jardines Chacon, Miami, 7 August 2015 – The First National Cuban Conference will be held August 13-15 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is an event that Cubans United of Puerto Rico have been preparing for […] Continue reading

Rise and Fall of a Diocese

Rise and Fall of a Diocese / 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernandez Posted on March 29, 2015 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernandez, Pinar del Rio, 26 March 2015 – “How much everything has changed! How gorgeous the Cathedral is with those add-ons!” exclaimed a Catholic layman on returning to visit his native Pinar del Rio after three […] Continue reading

IS CUBA HEADING TOWARDS A REPEAT OF THE 2003 BLACK SPRING?

IS CUBA HEADING TOWARDS A REPEAT OF THE 2003 BLACK SPRING? PUBLISHED ON MONDAY 16 JUNE 2014. Reporters Without Borders is worried about the situation of journalists in Cuba, where there have been cases of physical attacks, arbitrary detention, death threats and blocking of access to information in recent days. Hablemos Press, an independent news […] Continue reading

Cat-and-mouse secrecy game plays out daily in Cuba

Posted on Saturday, 04.12.14 Cat-and-mouse secrecy game plays out daily in Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban dissident Berta Soler says she and other members of the Ladies in White were handing out toys to children at Trillo Park in Havana when a State Security officer detained them and seized the 60 to 70 […] Continue reading

Mariel – A Port For If And When They Eliminate the Embargo

Mariel: A Port For If And When They Eliminate the Embargo / Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique and Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello Posted on October 24, 2013 Havana, Cuba, October, www.cubanet.org – This coming November 1st the legislation published in the Official Gazette regarding the Mariel Special Development Zone will go into effect. As usual with the […] Continue reading

Yoani Sánchez: An effective voice against the Castro dictatorship

Posted on Sunday, 03.31.13 Yoani Sánchez: An effective voice against the Castro dictatorship BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER Elblogdemontaner.com Yoani Sánchez visits Miami. It is the most difficult stop in her long tour. Everywhere, like a bullfighter hailed after a good afternoon, she has been carried on the shoulders of the crowd. She will also triumph [...] Continue reading

HRW’s Credibility Seen from Cuba

HRW's Credibility Seen from CubaAugust 19, 2011Erasmo Calzadilla At the end of July, Human Rights Watch (HRW) was news in Cuba again. The non-governmental organization questioned the Obama administration for not legally prosecuting George W. Bush and other high officials associated with him. The crime? War crimes and torture carried out under his command in [...] Continue reading

After the Black Spring, Cuba’s new repression

After the Black Spring, Cuba's new repression When the last of 29 journalists jailed in a notorious 2003 crackdown was finally freed this year, it signaled to many the end of a dark era. But Cuban authorities are still persecuting independent journalists through arbitrary arrests, beatings, and intimidation. A CPJ special report by Karen PhillipsPublished [...] Continue reading

Soul Searching: The Catholic Church and Human Rights in Cuba

Soul Searching: The Catholic Church and Human Rights in Cuba
by COHA Research Associate Bethan Rafferty

Last month's visit of the Holy See's foreign minister, Monsignor
Dominique Mamberti, to Cuba highlighted the historically uneasy
relationship between the Cuban government and the nation's Catholic
Church. However, it should be recognised that overall, relations between
Havana and the… 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

Agricultural workers wanted

Cuba: Agricultural workers wanted
de Jorge Olivera Castillo Sindical Press
Mar?i, 2 iunie 2009, 15:29

They prefer designer trainers and firm steps on paved roads. The
countryside is a distant phenomenon, a frozen image which has lost all
its splendour and is stored somewhere on the back shelves of their memory.

A mattock, a rake, a… Continue reading

Why women now lead the dissident fight in Cuba

The Christian Science Monitor

Why women now lead the dissident fight in Cuba

Only a handful of political activists are willing to risk fighting for
basic freedoms. But more ordinary Cubans, they say, are asking how to
get involved.
By Matthew Clark and Sara miller Llana | Staff writers of The Christian
Science Monitor

from the… Continue reading

Harking back to Havana

Harking back to Havana
13 April 2008 By Gillian Ivory

It's 10pm on a Sunday night in a Dublin pub. Just like any other night
on the town – except this is salsa night, and where there's salsa,
there's invariably a gathering of Cubans.

Talking about the Caribbean island is always contentious, and many
Cubans –… Continue reading

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