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2016 was a truly historic year for Cuba

2016 was a truly historic year for Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The death of Fidel Castro marked the end of a truly historic year for Cuba. After years of false rumors that he had died, the former Cuban ruler finally passed away at 10:29 p.m. Nov. 25, according to a statement read by […] Continue reading

The EU lies and bites its tongue

The EU lies and bites its tongue ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 17 de Diciembre de 2016 – 22:23 CET. The Council of the Union European (EU) is lying when it says that the agreement signed with the dictatorship of Raúl Castro in Brussels on 12 December, which put an end to the […] 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

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

Cuban dissidents push for democracy

Cuban dissidents push for democracy
Agence France-Presse October 5, 2011 3:02 AM

Leading dissidents in Cuba on Tuesday launched a plan seeking a
transition to democracy after more than five decades of one-party rule.

Ratcheting up potential for a clash… Continue reading

Cuba refuses dissident exit visa

Cuba refuses dissident exit visa

Farinas: Government “is behaving in an arrogant manner”
The Cuban authorities have refused an exit visa for a leading Cuban dissident to travel to France to receive the EU’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.… Continue reading

Cuban dissident calls on EU not to soften stance on Castro regime

Cuban dissident calls on EU not to soften stance on Castro regime Posted : Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:20:23 GMT

Strasbourg, France – A Cuban dissident honoured Wednesday with a prestigious human rights award called on the European Union not… Continue reading

Dissident: Cuba won’t let me accept rights prize

Dissident: Cuba won’t let me accept rights prize

‘I’m going to continue in my battle for democracy,’ winner of EU award says

HAVANA — A Cuban dissident said he would not attend a ceremony in France to accept the European… Continue reading

EU human rights laureate calls for change in Cuba

Posted on Wednesday, 12.15.10
EU human rights laureate calls for change in Cuba
By RAF CASERT
Associated Press

BRUSSELS — A Cuban dissident used a video address at Wednesday’s award of the EU’s main human rights prize to call for… Continue reading

LIKE NOBEL CEREMONY, SAKHAROV PRIZE CEREMONY TO HAVE EMPTY CHAIR

LIKE NOBEL CEREMONY, SAKHAROV PRIZE CEREMONY TO HAVE EMPTY CHAIR 15-12-2010.
Reporters without borders

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Five days after the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony was held in Oslo in laureate Liu Xiaobo’s absence (http://en.rsf.org/china-nobel-peace-prize-universal-10-12-2010,39012.html), the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize… Continue reading

Empty chair to represent Cuban dissident at EU parliament ceremony

Empty chair to represent Cuban dissident at EU parliament ceremony Posted : Tue, 14 Dec 2010 13:04:18 GMT
Europe World News | Home

Strasbourg, France – A Cuban dissident prevented from collecting a European Parliament prize in person will be… Continue reading

EU decries no-show of Farinas for rights prize

EU decries no-show of Farinas for rights prize
The Associated Press

BRUSSELS — The European Union parliament has criticized Cuba for not allowing a dissident protester to travel to collect its biggest human rights award.

EU Parliament President Jerzy Buzek… Continue reading

Cuba must let dissident pick up EU prize: parliament chief

Cuba must let dissident pick up EU prize: parliament chief
(AFP) Posted Monday December 13, 2010 –9:49am

European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek made a last-minute plea Monday for Cuban authorities to let dissident Guillermo Farinas leave the island to pick… Continue reading

Europe should keep heat on Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 10.26.10
Europe should keep heat on Cuba
OUR OPINION: Island dictatorship still holds prisoners of conscience

Europe’s ambivalence toward Cuba was on display again this week when foreign ministers from a few countries tried and failed to… Continue reading

EU rights prize for Cuban dissident Farinas

Posted on Thursday, 10.21.10
EU rights prize for Cuban dissident Farinas
The Associated Press

STRASBOURG, France — The European Parliament awarded its annual human rights prize on Thursday to Guillermo Farinas, the Cuban dissident whose 134-day hunger strike helped draw… Continue reading