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Cuba Orders North Korea-Style ‘Fighting People’s March’ Following Military Exercises

Cuba Orders North Korea-Style ‘Fighting People’s March’ Following Military Exercises by FRANCES MARTEL23 Nov 201628 The communist government of Cuba has announced a “Fighting People’s March” in Havana on December 2 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Castro brothers landing in Cuba after fleeing a confrontation with Fulgencio Batista’s forces. The march follows the […] Continue reading

Chronology – Ten Years Without Fidel Castro

Chronology: Ten Years Without Fidel Castro / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 31 July 2016 – Since the proclamation in which Fidel
Castro temporarily delegated power on 31 July 2006, the former president
has met with two popes, has received visits several… Continue reading

Guillermo Fariñas Letter to Raul Castro

Guillermo Fariñas Letter to Raul Castro

Fariñas’ Letter to Raul Castro

Santa Clara, Cuba, 20 July 2016

General of the Army Raul Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State
and of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba

Sir:

Yesterday,… Continue reading

On Cuban Political Prisoners

On Cuban Political Prisoners / 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque Posted on July 14, 2015 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque, Havana, 11 July 2015 — What classifies as a political prisoner is a cause for disagreement among the Cuban opposition. There are varying opinions about who has been jailed for political reasons or not, despite the criteria […] Continue reading

Without dialogue and reconciliation, Cuba will go from bad to worse

Without dialogue and reconciliation, Cuba will go from bad to worse / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on April 15, 2015 Does the fact that Raul Castro has met and shaken hands with Obama and that both of their governments have engaged in a year and a half of secret conversations commit the general-president to the […] Continue reading

Turbulent voyage – the Cuban baseball pipeline

Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline
BY LINDA ROBERTSON LROBERTSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM
12/27/2014 7:57 PM 12/27/2014 10:10 PM

The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums
can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players
who risk their lives… 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

Divine Providence and the Assassination of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia / Ricardo Medina

Divine Providence and the Assassination of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia /
Ricardo Medina
Ricardo Medina, Translator: Raul G.

"Life is worth nothing
if I ignore that the assassin
took a different path
and is preparing another ambush."
– Pablo Milanes… Continue reading

Cuban hunger striker rushed to hospital

Posted on Friday, 09.03.10
Cuban hunger striker rushed to hospital
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas underwent emergency surgery Friday to remove his gall bladder, inflamed as a result of his 135-day hunger strike earlier this year… Continue reading

Cuba braced for death of dissident hunger striker

Cuba braced for death of dissident hunger striker
05/07 19:07 CET

Hunger striking Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas is said to be close to death.

The 48-year-old has been refusing food since February while demanding the release of 26 political prisoners… Continue reading

Cuban political prisoners list dips to 167

Cuban political prisoners list dips to 167
By WILL WEISSERT (AP)

HAVANA — The number of political prisoners in Cuba continued a notable decline in the first half of 2010, the island’s top human rights monitor said Monday, meaning their… Continue reading