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The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola

The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 de Marzo de 2017 – 09:21 CET. This interview is important in many ways. But, if I had to choose one, it would be how it illustrates the existence of Cuba’s civil society. Castroism has endured by enfeebling the individual, […] Continue reading

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

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

Prominent Cuban opposition leader abandons long hunger strike

Prominent Cuban opposition leader abandons long hunger strike Cuban opposition leader Guillermo Fariñas abandons 54-day hunger strike. BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban opposition leader Guillermo Fariñas ended his 54-day-old hunger strike Monday, following unconfirmed reports that the European Parliament approved a measure that links aid to the island to Cuban government compliance with his […] 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

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

Activists Ask Pope Francis to Take an Interest in Health of Guillermo Fariñas

Activists Ask Pope Francis to Take an Interest in Health of Guillermo
Fariñas / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 17 August 2016 — In a letter to Pope Francis, eight
activists from the Anti-Totalitarian Forum (FANTU) have asked “his
Holiness to take… Continue reading

Deteriorating health of Cuban dissident on hunger strike worries international observers

Deteriorating health of Cuban dissident on hunger strike worries international observers By Elizabeth Llorente Published August 16, 2016Fox News Latino Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is on the fourth week of a hunger strike, and his health continues to deteriorate, his mother told Fox News Latino in a telephone interview from Cuba. Fariñas started his hunger […] Continue reading

Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government?

Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government? / 14ymedio Guillermo Fariñas, UNPACU Activist: “With this [hunger strike] I am giving the Castro regime leaders to decide if they want to assassinate me publicly.” Eliécer Ávila, President of Somos+ (We Are More): “I don’t see how the death of leaders who […] Continue reading

US Embassy Official Visits Guillermo Fariñas

US Embassy Official Visits Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 9 August 2016 – A note published on the digital site
of the Anti-totalitarian Forum (FANTU) reports that Dana Brown,
Political and Economic Section Chief of the United States Embassy… Continue reading

Cuban dissident becomes weak from hunger strike; church may step in

Cuban dissident becomes weak from hunger strike; church may step in BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Internationally-known Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is growing gravely weak from a two-week-old hunger strike to protest human rights abuses while the Catholic Church has emerged as a possible mediator between the opposition leader and the government of Raúl Castro. […] Continue reading

Guillermo “Coco” Farinas – Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues

Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues / Lilianne Ruíz

Lilianne Ruiz, 29 July 2016 — Guillermo ‘Coco’ Fariñas lost
consciousness on Thursday, 28 July at noon, the eighth day of his hunger
and thirst strike. He had to… Continue reading

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