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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

El Sexto – He Who Laughs First, Laughs Twice

El Sexto: He Who Laughs First, Laughs Twice / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on October 3, 2015 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 3 October 2015 — There was no mistaking it. It was the same face that smiles defiantly from some paintings in which it resembles an unrepentant Christ. I had seen the signature of El […] Continue reading

Letter from Cuban Pro-Democracy Leaders to the U.S. Congress

Letter from Cuban Pro-Democracy Leaders to the U.S. Congress
at 8:58 PM Thursday, September 24, 2015

It is with profound concern that we implore the Congress of the United
States of America to read this letter directed against the strong… 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

Spain Betrays Cuba’s Dissidents

Spain Betrays Cuba's Dissidents
12. June 2011 21:25

June 13 – President José Zapatero helped Castro get rid of the best
leaders of the island's nascent democracy movement.

Despite 21% unemployment and a looming debt crisis, Spain is still
considered… Continue reading

Jimmy Carter’s “Ignominious Report”

Jimmy Carter's "Ignominious Report"
By Alberto de la Cruz on 04/07/2011 – 8:59 am PDT

Pedazos de la Isla has the thoughts of former Cuban prisoner of
conscience Normando Hernandez regarding Jimmy Carter's trip to Cuba.
by Normando Hernandez, ex-prisoner… Continue reading

Cuba braces as dissidents remember a martyr

Posted on Sunday, 02.20.11Cuba braces as dissidents remember a martyrCastro critics will commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who was a political prisoner.BY JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@ElNuevoHereald.comOrlando Zapata Ta... Continue reading

Resistance to the regime is here to stay

Posted on Sunday, 09.05.10
Resistance to the regime is here to stay
BY ORLANDO GUTIERREZ-BORONAT
info@directorio.org

So Fidel Castro went back to college. Or, more precisely, to the iconic front steps of the University of Havana, where the hemisphere’s longest… Continue reading

Dressing Cuban Political Prisoners

Dressing Cuban Political Prisoners

Anthony DePalma
Author of City of Dust (FT Press), Reporter, Writer-in-Residence at Seton Hall University Posted: July 22, 2010 01:17 PM

Before they were flown from Havana to Madrid last week, seven Cuban prisoners of conscience… Continue reading

Progress, though not enough, in Cuba

Progress, though not enough, in Cuba

As Guillermo Farinas’ hunger strike ends with the release of 52 dissidents, questions remain on why President Raul Castro isn’t doing more to advance human rights. July 10, 2010

At least one life saved.… Continue reading

In U.S., battle brews over Cuba travel ban

In U.S., battle brews over Cuba travel ban
By Mary Murray, NBC News Producer

HAVANA – Don’t start packing those suitcases to Cuba just yet.

Although a congressional committee voted Wednesday to repeal the law that prohibits American tourists from… Continue reading

Amnesty blasts Cuba’s rights record

Amnesty blasts Cuba’s rights record

A report from human rights group Amnesty International has accused Cuba of instituting “a climate of fear that stifles and criminalises dissent” against the island’s communist government.

According to the report, which was released on… Continue reading

Amnesty report slams Cuba

Amnesty report slams Cuba
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3:06 PM Wednesday Jun 30, 2010

Cuba uses repressive laws, a well-oiled state security apparatus and complicit courts to stifle political dissent as it harasses, spies on and imprisons those who openly… Continue reading

Amnesty: Cuba courts complicit in stifling dissent

Posted on Wednesday, 06.30.10

Amnesty: Cuba courts complicit in stifling dissent
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — Cuba uses repressive laws, a well-oiled state security apparatus and complicit courts to stifle political dissent as it harasses, spies on… Continue reading

Castro Confronts US, EU

POLITICS-CUBA:
Castro Confronts US, EU
By Patricia Grogg

HAVANA, Apr 5, 2010 (IPS) – Cuban President Raúl Castro has confirmed the worst economic forecasts for his country, in an international context that could become even more complicated following his refusal… Continue reading