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Agreement between Cuba and EU criticized as soft on human rights

Agreement between Cuba and EU criticized as soft on human rights BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com A new agreement of cooperation and political dialogue between the Cuban government and the European Union has come under intense attack by European parliament members, Cuban dissidents and human rights organizations. “The EU should have asked for an end […] Continue reading

Opposition Alliance Calls To Open An Inclusive National Dialog

Opposition Alliance Calls To Open An Inclusive National Dialog / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 1 December 2016 – The Democratic Action Unity Roundtable (MUAD) has made a call to open a national dialog a few days after the death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro. The opposition alliance believes that the country is entering a new […] Continue reading

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

Cuban human rights activist urges U.S. to suspend trade andinvestment in Cuba until regime stops oppression

Cuban human rights activist urges U.S. to suspend trade and investment in Cuba until regime stops oppression By Elizabeth Llorente Published November 18, 2016 One of Cuba’s most prominent human rights activists is in the U.S. to push for a halt or suspension of U.S.-Cuba trade and investment changes that he and other leaders say […] Continue reading

Rubio, others want Trump to ditch Obama efforts to improve U.S.-Cubarelations

Rubio, others want Trump to ditch Obama efforts to improve U.S.-Cuba relations By Doug G. Ware | Updated Nov. 17, 2016 at 7:42 AM WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) — As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to move into the White House, Republicans have rattled off a list of Obama administration projects they want overturned, including scaling […] Continue reading

Cuban-American leaders, dissidents urge Trump to get tough with Castro regime

Cuban-American leaders, dissidents urge Trump to get tough with Castro regime By Elizabeth Llorente Published November 16, 2016 Cuban-American leaders and human rights activists within the island nation are hoping that the incoming Trump administration will scale back President Obama’s efforts to restore relations between the two countries, measures they say emboldened the communist regime […] Continue reading

Guillermo Fariñas – ‘I am hopeful as I bid Europe farewell’

Guillermo Fariñas: ‘I am hopeful as I bid Europe farewell’ DDC | Madrid | 24 de Octubre de 2016 – 11:20 CEST. Guillermo Fariñas, a winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, has just completed a tour visiting various European institutions, accompanied by a delegation that included members of the Cuban Human Rights […] Continue reading

Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights

Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights By Javier Albisu | euroefe.es | Translated By Samuel Morgan 11:46 (updated: 14:59) While the EU wraps up a new framework for relations with Havana, Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas warns that his country could descend into civil war if this deal is not made dependent […] Continue reading

President Of The European Parliament Asks Fariñas Not To Endanger His Life

President Of The European Parliament Asks Fariñas Not To Endanger His
Life / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Madrid, 9 September 2016 – The President of the European
Parliament, Martin Schulz, has shown his support of peaceful protests by
the Cuban opposition to… Continue reading

Guillermo Farinas’ Daughter Calls For A Social Campaign In Support Of Her Father

Guillermo Farinas’ Daughter Calls For A Social Campaign In Support Of
Her Father / EFE, 14ymedio

EFE (via 14ymedio), 8 September 2016 – From Puerto Rico, the daughter of
Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas called today on the international
community to… Continue reading

On day 49 of hunger strike Cuban dissident says he’ll becomes martyr if demands aren’t met

On day 49 of hunger strike Cuban dissident says he’ll becomes martyr if
demands aren’t met
Guillermo Franias wants growth of private sector
By Hatzel Vela – Reporter
Posted: 6:24 PM, September 07, 2016

SANTA CLARA, CUBA – The Cuban… Continue reading

Biden – U.S. can talk human rights in Cuba ‘without pushback’

Biden: U.S. can talk human rights in Cuba ‘without pushback’
By SUSAN CRABTREE (@SUSANCRABTREE) • 9/7/16 7:14 PM

Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration’s ability to
talk to Cuba and other Latin-American countries about human rights
“without pushback,”… Continue reading

Guillermo Fariñas Returns Home After Hospital Visit For Fainting

Guillermo Fariñas Returns Home After Hospital Visit For Fainting / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 6 September 2016 — Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas,
after 47 days on a hunger and thirst strike, was transferred on Monday
afternoon to Arnaldo Milian Castro Provincial… Continue reading

Doctors Give Medical Clearance To Guillermo Fariñas /

Doctors Give Medical Clearance To Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 28 August 2016 — Regime opponent Guillermo Fariñas
received medical clearance on Saturday, after staying for several hours
at the Arnaldo Milian Castro Hospital where he was taken because… Continue reading

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