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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

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

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

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

Opposition wants Cuba’s socialist model dumped, not updated

Politics

Opposition wants Cuba’s socialist model dumped, not updated
Published December 07, 2010 EFE

Havana – Prominent dissident Guillermo Fariñas and two other members of the opposition presented here Tuesday a document rejecting the Raul Castro administration’s plan of adjustments,… Continue reading

Cuba deadline to free political prisoners passes

Cuba deadline to free political prisoners passes
AP
By PAUL HAVEN, Associated Press Paul Haven, Associated Press – Mon Nov 8, 12:06 am ET

HAVANA – The wives and mothers of Cuba’s most prominent political prisoners marched through the leafy… Continue reading

Cuba urged to free more prisoners

8 November 2010 Last updated at 08:21 GMT

Cuba urged to free more prisoners

Opposition activists in Cuba have accused the government of failing to keep its promise to free another 13 jailed dissidents.

President Raul Castro agreed in July… Continue reading

Deadline gone, Cuban dissident vows hunger strike

Posted on Sunday, 11.07.10
Deadline gone, Cuban dissident vows hunger strike
By PAUL HAVEN
Associated Press

HAVANA — A prominent Cuban dissident is vowing to begin a hunger strike Monday to pressure the government to free the last 13 political… Continue reading

Cuba to send 3 more prisoners to exile in Spain

Posted on Monday, 11.01.10
Cuba to send 3 more prisoners to exile in Spain
By PAUL HAVEN
Associated Press

HAVANA — Roman Catholic officials on Monday announced the names of three more Cuban prisoners who have accepted exile in Spain… Continue reading

Cuba faces looming deadline for prisoner release

Posted on Sunday, 10.31.10
Cuba faces looming deadline for prisoner release
By PAUL HAVEN
Associated Press

HAVANA — Angel Moya has told relatives he will never stop fighting for political change in Cuba, and hopes to be a thorn in… Continue reading

Goal of liberty crosses lines of partisanship

Posted on Sunday, 10.24.10
Goal of liberty crosses lines of partisanship
By MYRIAM MARQUEZ
mmarquez@MiamiHerald.com

They’ve been called intransigent. Hard-line. Even dinosaurs. No matter. They proudly accept the characterization — a mucha honra, as we say in Cuban, with much… Continue reading

Analysts see award to Fariñas as fourth setback in a week to the Castro regime

Analysts see award to Fariñas as fourth setback in a week to the Castro regime

A prestigious human rights prize awarded to dissident Guillermo Fariñas on Thursday was the fourth admonition to the Cuban government this week that its reforms… Continue reading

Church announces release of 5 more Cuba prisoners

Posted on Thursday, 10.21.10
Church announces release of 5 more Cuba prisoners
By PAUL HAVEN
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — The Roman Catholic Church on Thursday announced the names of five more Cuban inmates who have accepted exile in Spain… Continue reading

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