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“Ladies in White” say Cuba prisoner plight goes on

“Ladies in White” say Cuba prisoner plight goes on
Reuters
By Jeff Franks Jeff Franks – Sun May 30, 6:20 pm ET

HAVANA (Reuters) – The Cuban government has not yet improved conditions for political prisoners or released any as… Continue reading

Cuba dissidents still waiting for promised changes

Posted on Monday, 05.31.10
Cuba dissidents still waiting for promised changes
By PAUL HAVEN
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — Dissidents and relatives of Cuban political prisoners said Monday that they’ve seen no improvement in conditions for inmates despite an apparent… Continue reading

Cuban Protestors Thank Church for Mediation

Cuban Protestors Thank Church for Mediation
Wives Hoping for Release of Political Prisoners

HAVANA, Cuba, MAY 27, 2010 (Zenit.org).- “We still have a lot of hope,” says Laura Pollán when she speaks of the possible release of political prisoners in… Continue reading

Cuban Bishops Meet With President Castro

Cuban Bishops Meet With President Castro

HAVANA, Cuba, MAY 25, 2010 (Zenit.org).- In a historic meeting, representatives of the Catholic Church in Cuba spoke with President Raul Castro about the release of political prisoners, among other items.

The archbishop of… Continue reading

Fariñas seguirá su huelga si el gobierno no libera 'a todos' los presos políticos enfermos

Fariñas seguirá su huelga si el gobierno no libera 'a todos' los presos
políticos enfermos
Miércoles 26 de Mayo de 2010 10:58 Agencias

El periodista independiente Guillermo Fariñas aclaró este martes que
continuará la huelga de hambre y sed que… Continue reading

Fariñas seguirá su huelga si el gobierno no libera ‘a todos’ los presos políticos enfermos

Fariñas seguirá su huelga si el gobierno no libera 'a todos' los presos
políticos enfermos
Miércoles 26 de Mayo de 2010 10:58 Agencias

El periodista independiente Guillermo Fariñas aclaró este martes que
continuará la huelga de hambre y sed que… Continue reading

Cuban embargo turns 50 but must live a little longer

Cuban embargo turns 50 but must live a little longer
Last Updated: May 23. 2010 7:29PM UAE / May 23. 2010 3:29PM GMT

The world’s longest running and least successful trade embargo will this year “celebrate” its 50th anniversary.

Washington’s… Continue reading

Leadership, at last, for Cuba’s people

Posted on Monday, 05.24.10
Leadership, at last, for Cuba’s people
OUR OPINION: Catholic Church can be a catalyst for change

Finally, after a long silence, Cuba’s Catholic Church is taking a stand, calling on the Castro regime to free 26… Continue reading

Cuban prisoners ‘win concessions’ after Church talks

Cuban prisoners ‘win concessions’ after Church talks
Page last updated at 16:28 GMT, Sunday, 23 May 2010 17:28 UK

Cuba has relaxed the prison regime for political detainees after talks with Roman Catholic leaders, a prominent dissident has said.

Prisoners… Continue reading

Cuba to move prisoners, treat the sick: hunger striker

Cuba to move prisoners, treat the sick: hunger striker
AFP
Sun May 23, 3:51 am ET

HAVANA (AFP) – Cuba’s government will begin moving political prisoners to jails in their home provinces and provide the sickest inmates with hospital treatment,… Continue reading

Cuba to transfer political prisoners close to home

Posted on Sunday, 05.23.10
Cuba to transfer political prisoners close to home
By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — The Cuban government has agreed to move many of the country’s 200 political prisoners to jails closer to their homes,… Continue reading

Fariñas: Iglesia le informó de "pasos previos'' sobre presos enfermos

Publicado el sábado, 05.22.10
Fariñas: Iglesia le informó de "pasos previos'' sobre presos enfermos
Por EFE
LA HABANA

El disidente cubano Guillermo Fariñas dijo hoy a EFE que la Iglesia
católica le comunicó que el Gobierno de Raúl Castro comenzará… Continue reading

Fariñas: Iglesia le informó de “pasos previos” sobre presos enfermos

Publicado el sábado, 05.22.10
Fariñas: Iglesia le informó de "pasos previos'' sobre presos enfermos
Por EFE
LA HABANA

El disidente cubano Guillermo Fariñas dijo hoy a EFE que la Iglesia
católica le comunicó que el Gobierno de Raúl Castro comenzará… Continue reading

Presos políticos: El régimen moverá ficha a partir del lunes, según Fariñas

Presos políticos: El régimen moverá ficha a partir del lunes, según Fariñas
Domingo 23 de Mayo de 2010 00:50 Agencias

El disidente Guillermo Fariñas dijo el sábado a EFE que representantes
de la Iglesia Católica le ha comunicado que el… Continue reading

Cuban dissident to end hunger strike if others freed

Cuban dissident to end hunger strike if others freed
AFP/File Adalberto Roque

A Cuban opposition journalist said Saturday he was ready to end his nearly three-month hunger strike if the Cuban regime releases 10 political prisoners and agrees to a… Continue reading