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Despite Obama visit, global spotlight, Havana cracks down on dissidents

Despite Obama visit, global spotlight, Havana cracks down on dissidents Dozens of protestors were detained in Cuba Critics accuse Obama of ignoring the island’s human-rights record Short-term arrests and detentions are common tactics BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com As they have for 46 straight Sundays, the dissident Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) marched quietly along […] Continue reading

El Sexto – He Who Laughs First, Laughs Twice

El Sexto: He Who Laughs First, Laughs Twice / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on October 3, 2015 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 3 October 2015 — There was no mistaking it. It was the same face that smiles defiantly from some paintings in which it resembles an unrepentant Christ. I had seen the signature of El […] Continue reading

Obama rewarding oppression in Cuba

Obama rewarding oppression in Cuba By Marion Smith Updated 1315 GMT (2015 HKT) July 20, 2015 Story highlights Cuba to open an embassy in the U.S. for first time in five decades Marion Smith: America is captive to the idea that values are relative Marion Smith is executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial […] Continue reading

Cuban dissident says security forces are studying Vladimir Putin’s rule

Posted on Wednesday, 05.29.13

Cuban dissident says security forces are studying Vladimir Putin’s rule
By Juan O. Tamayo
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Cuban security officers are studying post-communist changes in Russia —
and being nicer to dissidents — in preparation for a possible… 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

Cuba releases ex-hunger striker Farinas

Cuba releases ex-hunger striker FarinasAFP/HavanaPolice released dissident and former hunger striker Guillermo Farinas on Thursday after a 27-hour detention for shouting anti-government slogans from his rooftop.Farinas, the 2010 Sakharov rights prize w... Continue reading

37 arrested in Cuba crackdown

Posted on Saturday, 06.05.10
37 arrested in Cuba crackdown
Two major Cuban dissident groups have been raided in Havana in the past two days and 37 members were arrested, group leaders said. BY JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ
jcchavez@ElNuevoHerald.com

The Cuban government… Continue reading

Cuba moves 7 political prisoners nearer homes, part of deal to better conditions behind bars

Cuba moves 7 political prisoners nearer homes, part of deal to better conditions behind bars Published June 01, 2010
HAVANA

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has begun transferring some of the country’s 200 political prisoners to jails closer to home, the… Continue reading

Police bar Cuba’s ‘Ladies in White’ from marching

Posted on Sunday, 04.11.10
Police bar Cuba’s ‘Ladies in White’ from marching
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — Police broke up a weekly march by wives and mothers of imprisoned Cuban opposition leaders Sunday, forcing them onto a… Continue reading

A welcome word among Cuban exiles: `Unity’

Posted on Tuesday, 03.30.10
A welcome word among Cuban exiles: `Unity’
By Daniel Shoer Roth
dshoer@ElNuevoHerald.com

He had neither bathed nor eaten since Saturday, March 20.

That day, angry and frustrated, Sergio Rodríguez Lorenzo dressed in white, climbed into the… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents praise Obama, government silent

Cuban dissidents praise Obama, government silent
Jeff Franks
HAVANA
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:09pm EDT

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban dissidents applauded U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday for denouncing their ill treatment by the Cuban government and said it had… Continue reading

Cubans starting to see leaders as suspended in time

Posted on Sunday, 03.21.10
Cubans starting to see leaders as suspended in time
By MYRIAM MARQUEZ
mmarquez@MiamiHerald.com

For commie spin in six languages, check out www.granma.cu. Prepare to be sucked up in a time warp of such dimensions that you’ll… Continue reading

Cuban Female Dissidents Defy State Detention

Cuban Female Dissidents Defy State Detention
Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:30 PM

HAVANA – With tourists looking on, hundreds of pro-government protesters shouted down 40 members of the Cuban opposition group “Ladies in White” in Old Havana on the anniversary… Continue reading

Cuba’s Ladies In White Hauled Away During Protest

Mar 18, 2010 3:46 pm US/Eastern
Cuba’s Ladies In White Hauled Away During Protest
Reporting
Eliott Rodriguez
HAVANA (CBS4)

A protest in Cuba Wednesday turned violent when a group of mothers and wives came face to face with a pro-government… Continue reading