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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

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

Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike”

Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike” /
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez/Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 3 September 2016 — If
you are considering sending a text message to a friend to wish him a… Continue reading

One Year Later – Assessing President Obama’s Failed Cuba Strategy

One Year Later: Assessing President Obama’s Failed Cuba Strategy by JEB BUSH & ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN August 18, 2016 4:00 AM The president’s diplomatic rapprochement has not helped the struggling Cuban people. One year ago this month, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Havana to celebrate the reopening of the U.S. embassy, 54 years after […] Continue reading

One Year Later – Assessing President Obama’s Failed Cuba Strategy

One Year Later: Assessing President Obama’s Failed Cuba Strategy
by JEB BUSH & ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN August 18, 2016 4:00 AM

The president’s diplomatic rapprochement has not helped the struggling
Cuban people.

One year ago this month, Secretary of State John… Continue reading

In Puerto Rico, Cubans Call for a Commission Against Impunity

In Puerto Rico, Cubans Call for a Commission Against Impunity /
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, San Juan, 15 August 2016 — The emergence of
a new opposition partnership called the Conference of the Cuban National
Congress is the… Continue reading

Cuban dissident briefly hospitalized, hunger strike in third week

Cuban dissident briefly hospitalized, hunger strike in third week
Posted 06 Aug 2016 07:00

HAVANA: Veteran Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was briefly
hospitalized in Santa Clara on Friday after losing consciousness in his
home on the 16th day of a… 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

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

Not even the Chinese model can save Castroism

Not even the Chinese model can save Castroism FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 19 Abr 2016 – 7:02 pm. Clinging to the most retrograde Soviet tradition, the Communist Party of Cuba decided to hold its VII Congress without even having allowed any debate on the documents distributed for approval at the event. This secrecy […] Continue reading

“I Am Optimistic About Obama’s Policy Towards Cuba” – Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes: “I Am Optimistic About Obama’s Policy Towards Cuba” / Iván
García
Posted on March 26, 2016

Ivan Garcia, Havana, 24 March 2016 — On any given day, getting to the
residence of the press attaché for the United… Continue reading

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip by SANDRA LILLEY , JOHN BRECHER and CARMEN SESIN The 90 miles separating the island of Cuba from the United States seem just a little closer as Havana prepares to host an American president for the first time in almost ninety years. “No American […] Continue reading

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip
by SANDRA LILLEY , JOHN BRECHER and CARMEN SESIN

The 90 miles separating the island of Cuba from the United States seem
just a little closer as Havana prepares… Continue reading

A Year After Rapprochement, Cubans Still Waiting for Change

A Year After Rapprochement, Cubans Still Waiting for Change Alberto Pimienta Last updated on: December 17, 2015 11:30 AM WASHINGTON— A year ago, after months of secret negotiations, the leaders of Cuba and the U.S. announced in almost simultaneous speeches the two nations were restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years. Around noon on national television, […] Continue reading