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Cuba braces as dissidents remember a martyr

Posted on Sunday, 02.20.11Cuba braces as dissidents remember a martyrCastro critics will commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who was a political prisoner.BY JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@ElNuevoHereald.comOrlando Zapata Ta... Continue reading

Families, church press Cuba on dissidents’ release

Families, church press Cuba on dissidents’ release
By Isabel Sanchez (AFP)

HAVANA — Dozens of human rights activists marched and shouted “Freedom” here to press the Cuban government to meet its own deadline for freeing a large group of political… Continue reading

EUROPE SHOULDN’T NORMALIZE RELATIONS WITH THE CASTRO REGIMEN UNTIL IT TRANSITIONS TOWARDS REAL DEMOCRACY

EUROPE SHOULDN’T NORMALIZE RELATIONS WITH THE CASTRO REGIMEN UNTIL IT TRANSITIONS TOWARDS REAL DEMOCRACY 28-10-2010.
Juan Adolfo Fernández Saínz

Journalist and translator who, in the spring of 2003 was sentenced to 15 years in prison for exercising freedom of expression.… Continue reading

Free Cuba

OCTOBER 25, 2010

Free Cuba
Europe shouldn’t normalize relations with the Castro regime until it transitions toward real democracy. By JUAN ADOLFO FERNáNDEZ SAíNZ

The Spanish government believes that by releasing a few political prisoners, Cuba has now made enough… Continue reading

Freed Cuban dissidents can resettle in US: official

Freed Cuban dissidents can resettle in US: official
(AFP)

WASHINGTON — Washington will allow most of the 38 dissidents recently released from prison in Cuba to resettle in the United States, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday.

Spokesman Charles Luoma-Overstreet… Continue reading

Resistance to the regime is here to stay

Posted on Sunday, 09.05.10
Resistance to the regime is here to stay
BY ORLANDO GUTIERREZ-BORONAT
info@directorio.org

So Fidel Castro went back to college. Or, more precisely, to the iconic front steps of the University of Havana, where the hemisphere’s longest… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents offered political asylum

Cuban dissidents offered political asylum
Schwarzenberg calls for democracy activists to be released
Posted: September 1, 2010
By Cat Contiguglia – Staff Writer

The Czech Republic has offered asylum to 10 Cuban dissidents and their families.

In early July, the… Continue reading

Cuba arrests eight more dissidents

Cuba arrests eight more dissidents
August 30, 2010 – 8:59AM
AFP

Cuban dissidents have accused the government of rounding up more political prisoners — even as Havana continued freeing dozens of detained activists in a deal reached last month with… Continue reading

LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA
22-08-2010.
Joaquin F. Otero

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- August 17, 2010

The President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. President,

I am writing to request your personal attention and assistance, and that of the… Continue reading

Cuban ex-hunger striker Farinas home from hospital

Posted on Thursday, 07.29.10
Cuban ex-hunger striker Farinas home from hospital
By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — Cuban opposition activist Guillermo Farinas returned home from the hospital Thursday three weeks after ending a 134-day hunger strike that left… Continue reading

Are the brothers Castro at it again?

Are the brothers Castro at it again?

Raul Castro’s insistence that the 52 political prisoners leave Cuba means he wants to get rid of the independent journalists and the Ladies in White

Alvaro Vargas Llosa

You have to hand it… Continue reading

Safe in Spain, Cuban dissidents vow to continue struggle

Posted on Wednesday, 07.14.10
Safe in Spain, Cuban dissidents vow to continue struggle
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Cuba’s best-known political prisoner and nine others will refuse to leave for Spain if freed, relatives said, while the seven former prisoners… Continue reading

Cuban church identifies 12 more dissidents for release

Cuban church identifies 12 more dissidents for release
By David Ariosto, CNN
July 10, 2010 5:24 p.m. EDT

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

* The 12 dissidents would be part of largest prisoner release in a decade * They were detained in a… Continue reading

Change in the Air? Cuba Vows to Free 52 Activists

Change in the Air? Cuba Vows to Free 52 Activists
Terence Neilan Contributor
AOL News

(July 8) — Cuba has agreed to release 52 political prisoners, prompting Spain’s foreign minister to call on the European Union to ease its refusal… Continue reading

Cuban dissident ends hunger strike after prisoner release deal

Posted on Thursday, 07.08.10
Cuban dissident ends hunger strike after prisoner release deal BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas Thursday ended a 135-day hunger strike that had put him close to death, and the island’s Catholic church… Continue reading