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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

Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation – August 2016 Report

Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation: August
2016 Report

In August of 2016, our Commission registered at least 517 arbitrary
detentions, for political reasons, of peaceful Cuban opponents, which
represents an increase from the previous month.

The figures… Continue reading

Coco Farinas Lost Consciousness Again

Coco Farinas Lost Consciousness Again / Lilianne Ruíz

Lilianne Ruiz, 19 August 2106 — Guillermo “Coco” Fariñas had to be taken
to the hospital again yesterday, at 4:40 in the afternoon The photo at
the top of this post was… Continue reading

Opinion – U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny

Opinion: U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny
BY TED CRUZ

I had the honor recently to meet with Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet, who
was visiting the United States to receive the Presidential Medal of
Freedom that President… 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

Obama Betrayed Cuba’s Dissidents

Obama Betrayed Cuba’s Dissidents Civil liberties have deteriorated since the U.S. said that it would normalize ties. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Aug. 14, 2016 5:43 p.m. ET Fidel Castro turned 90 years old on Saturday, adding plausibility to the popular Cuban theory that even hell doesn’t want him. Meanwhile Cuba’s military dictatorship, now headed by […] Continue reading

Ivan Hernandez And Felix Navarro Prevented From Leaving Cuba “A Second Time”

Ivan Hernandez And Felix Navarro Prevented From Leaving Cuba “A Second
Time” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 11 August 2016 – Cuba’s immigration
authorities prevented activists Ivan Hernandez and Felix Navarro from
traveling outside Cuba this Thursday.… Continue reading

Hunger strikes against State terrorism

Hunger strikes against State terrorism JOSÉ HUGO FERNÁNDEZ | Miami | 2 de Agosto de 2016 – 22:36 CEST. It is disturbing that 20 Cubans on hunger strikes do not even constitute an event capable of affecting the course of daily life on the island. And it is outrageous that it does not produce headlines […] 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

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

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

Being in prison should not deprive one of his human rights

‘Being in prison should not deprive one of his human rights’
BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 Dic 2015 – 3:09 pm.

Rolando Ferrer Espinosa is the coordinator of the Frente Antitotalitario
Unido (FANTU), the organization of which… Continue reading

Friends of ‘El Sexto’ Ask the Pope to Intercede for His Release

Friends of ‘El Sexto’ Ask the Pope to Intercede for His Release /
14ymedio, Luz Escobar
Posted on September 14, 2015

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Mexico, 13 September 2015 — Fifty friends of
Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto (the Sixth), signed a… Continue reading

Obama rewarding oppression in Cuba

Obama rewarding oppression in Cuba By Marion Smith Updated 1315 GMT (2015 HKT) July 20, 2015 Story highlights Cuba to open an embassy in the U.S. for first time in five decades Marion Smith: America is captive to the idea that values are relative Marion Smith is executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial […] 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
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