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Martha Beatriz Roque Believes That The US Should “Straighten Out” The Normalization With Cuba

Martha Beatriz Roque Believes That The US Should “Straighten Out” The Normalization With Cuba / EFE, 14ymedio Posted on March 4, 2016 EFE/14ymedio, Miami, 4 March 2016 — The Cuban dissident Martha Beatriz Roque told EFE on Friday in Miami that she would like to be received by the US President, Barack Obama, to ask […] Continue reading

Jose Daniel Ferrer Barred from Havana and Warned He Could Return to Prison

Jose Daniel Ferrer Barred from Havana and Warned He Could Return to Prison / 14ymedio Posted on December 18, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 18 December 2015 — The leader of the National Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Jose Daniel Ferrer, was deported to Santiago de Cuba by order of a Havana judge who warned him that […] Continue reading

On Cuban Political Prisoners

On Cuban Political Prisoners / 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque Posted on July 14, 2015 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque, Havana, 11 July 2015 — What classifies as a political prisoner is a cause for disagreement among the Cuban opposition. There are varying opinions about who has been jailed for political reasons or not, despite the criteria […] Continue reading

Cuban dissidents out of prison but not entirely free

Cuban dissidents out of prison but not entirely free By Daniel Trotta and Rosa Tania Valdés HAVANA (Reuters) – Most of the 53 Cuban prisoners released from jail under a historic U.S.-Cuba accord remain bound to the justice system under conditions that could easily return them to prison, dissident leaders say. While they doubt Cuba’s […] Continue reading

Money Bristles, Yesterday and Today

Money Bristles, Yesterday and Today / Miriam Celaya Posted on July 6, 2014 About the previous post, which -as expected- elicited many well and ill-intentioned comments, I noticed one in particular, a reader commenting about what used to be our digital magazine Consenso, which the commentator himself referred to as having opened a Cuban window […] Continue reading

The Solitude of the Desert

The Solitude of the Desert / Angel Santiesteban Angel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated Translator's note: This blog post does NOT relate to Angel's most recent arrest this week. It relates to a series of criminal charges the regime fabricated against him in order to be able to imprison him as a "criminal" rather than as a [...] Continue reading

When a Friend Leaves / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

When a Friend Leaves / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany J. Vega, Translator: Unstated It leaves an empty space … my friend Alfredo goes into exile. In March 2003, that Black Spring, chaos erupted in his life. The son of Alfredo Felipe Fuentes, an opponent of the regime, and Loyda Valdes Gonzalez, Lady in White. His [...] Continue reading

Glass House / Rebeca Monzo

Glass House / Rebeca MonzoRebeca Monzo, Translator: Espirituana On Wednesday, September 28th, the newspaper Granma published on its front page an editorial titled: New Injustice of the United States against the Five Heroes. René González, one of the five Cuban spies jailed in the US, will be released this coming October 7th after having served [...] Continue reading

Cuba frees 17th journalist jailed in Black Spring

Cuba frees 17th journalist jailed in Black Spring
New York, October 12, 2010

Cuban journalist Alfredo Felipe Fuentes, left, was freed from prison on
Friday and exiled to Spain as part of a July agreement between the
Havana government and the Catholic Church. Seventeen journalists jailed
in the 2003 Black Spring crackdown have now been freed… Continue reading

Blogger contest reflects `vibrant' blogosphere in Cuba

Posted on Thursday, 09.10.09
Blogger contest reflects `vibrant' blogosphere in Cuba
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Cuban bloggers sent Twitter messages to announce the winners of their
first-ever contest — two milestones in a country where a report
Thursday said a “vibrant'' blogosphere is emerging despite “vast legal
and technical obstacles.''

“We're pretty happy to have… Continue reading

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