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Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba

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

The Lives Of Opposition Leaders Have Their Names On The Government’s Blacklist

The Lives Of Opposition Leaders Have Their Names On The Government’s
Blacklist / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on July 1, 2015

Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, 3 June 2015If the Cuban dictatorship has an
enemy, it is themselves, as an institution of evil. After… Continue reading

Different Methods, Same Objective: To Annihilate the Opposition

Different Methods, Same Objective: To Annihilate the Opposition / Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 25, 2015 Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, June 3, 2015 — No “disinterested” person would say that the encounter by José Alberto Botell, the aggressor, with Guillermo Fariñas and his companions was casual, of a personal nature, or even an ordinary attempted mugging. On […] Continue reading

The Political Legacy of Oswaldo Paya

The Political Legacy of Oswaldo Paya / 14ymedio
Posted on July 22, 2014

14YMEDIO, 22 July 2014 – On 22 July 2014, the opposition leader Oswaldo
Payá and the activist Harld Cepero died. Payá led the Christian
Liberation Movement and… Continue reading

Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents

Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents
Reuters: Jorge Silva

Cuban authorities arrested an unusually large group of about 100
dissident marchers Sunday, breaking up a march by the Ladies in White
opposition activists.

Shouting “Freedom! Freedom!,” the women offered… Continue reading

Cuba prepares for Venezuela disruptions

Posted on Sunday, 03.16.14

Cuba prepares for Venezuela disruptions
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM

As political violence in Venezuela rolls on, Cubans say they are hearing
reports that Havana is making energy or military preparations for a
possible disruption of… Continue reading

Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize

Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize

Saying “Cuba will be free”, dissident Guillermo Farinas on Wednesday
finally picked up the European Union’s prestigious Sakharov human rights
prize — three years after winning the award.
“This fist held… Continue reading

Late Cuban dissident’s family blames government for death

Late Cuban dissident's family blames government for death AFP October 7, 2012, 11:50 am BAYAMO, Cuba (AFP) - The Cuban government is to blame for the death of human rights activist Oswaldo Paya, family members said Saturday as they called for th... Continue reading

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained Agence France-Presse 10:12 am | Saturday, August 25th, 2012 HAVANA – Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was arrested by police after an argument with agents guarding his home, his mother and activists ... Continue reading

What happened to Cuba’s Oswaldo Payá?

What happened to Cuba's Oswaldo Payá? July 27, 2012 By: Achy Obejas Did Oswaldo Payá die in a straightforward auto accident, or was he killed by Cuban government forces? According to official reports, Payá and another Cuban died when the driver of... Continue reading

Arrests show Cuba not yet ready for reform

Arrests show Cuba not yet ready for reform by Staff Writers Havana (UPI) Jul 25, 2012 Cuba's wide-scale crackdown on dissent that led to arrests at a funeral shows the Central American country isn't ready for credible political reform despite its amb... Continue reading

Cuba: Dozens arrested at funeral of prominent rights activist

5 July 2012 Cuba: Dozens arrested at funeral of prominent rights activist “Tuesday’s events follow the pattern of short-term detentions and imprisonments we’ve seen the Cuban authorities carry out time and again as a form of intimidation agains... Continue reading

US, Amnesty critical of Cuban dissident detentions

Posted on Wednesday, 07.25.12 US, Amnesty critical of Cuban dissident detentions By PETER ORSI Associated Press HAVANA -- Cuba was criticized by the U.S. government and Amnesty International on Wednesday over the brief detention of dozens of dissiden... Continue reading