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Amidst imminent Cuba policy announcement, dissidents express support for some change

Amidst imminent Cuba policy announcement, dissidents express support for some change BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com President Donald Trump’s anticipated announcement on Cuba policy changes has unleashed an unexpected unity on the island: Cuban dissidents of various political stripes agree that the United States must make changes to apply pressure to the Raúl Castro regime. […] Continue reading

The regime paroles the three siblings from Holguín who went on a hunger strike

The regime paroles the three siblings from Holguín who went on a hunger strike DDC | Madrid | 4 de Abril de 2017 – 11:01 CEST. On Sunday the regime released on parole the three siblings from Holguín who had been on a hunger strike since March 7, when they were sentenced to a year […] 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

The EU lies and bites its tongue

The EU lies and bites its tongue ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 17 de Diciembre de 2016 – 22:23 CET. The Council of the Union European (EU) is lying when it says that the agreement signed with the dictatorship of Raúl Castro in Brussels on 12 December, which put an end to the […] Continue reading

Agreement between Cuba and EU criticized as soft on human rights

Agreement between Cuba and EU criticized as soft on human rights BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com A new agreement of cooperation and political dialogue between the Cuban government and the European Union has come under intense attack by European parliament members, Cuban dissidents and human rights organizations. “The EU should have asked for an end […] Continue reading

U.S. businesses to pressure Trump to keep ties to Cuba

U.S. businesses to pressure Trump to keep ties to Cuba Alan Gomez , USA TODAY 4:12 p.m. EST November 20, 2016 MIAMI — A powerful coalition of U.S. companies is preparing to appeal to President-elect Donald Trump’s business instincts and drop his vow to reverse one of President Obama’s signature achievements: renewed relations with Cuba. […] Continue reading

Dissidents accuse the EU’s representative in Cuba of “collusion” withthe regime

Dissidents accuse the EU’s representative in Cuba of “collusion” with the regime DDC | La Habana | 6 de Noviembre de 2016 – 12:37 CET. On Thursday Guillermo Fariñas and the Ladies in White, winners of the Sakharov Prize, lamented the announcement by the EU’s representative on the island, Herman Portocarero, of the signing of […] Continue reading

Cuba dissident – Fake site duped me into ending hunger strike

Cuba dissident: Fake site duped me into ending hunger strike Published September 14, 2016 Associated Press HAVANA – Guillermo “Coco” Farinas became one of Cuba’s best-known dissidents by starving himself — launching two dozen hunger strikes demanding government concessions on human rights. He started his 25th strike in late July with the demand that President […] Continue reading

Cuba dissident – Fake site duped me into ending hunger strike

Cuba dissident: Fake site duped me into ending hunger strike
Published September 14, 2016 Associated Press

HAVANA – Guillermo “Coco” Farinas became one of Cuba’s best-known
dissidents by starving himself — launching two dozen hunger strikes
demanding government concessions on… Continue reading

Guillermo Fariñas abandons his hunger strike

Guillermo Fariñas abandons his hunger strike DDC | La Habana | 14 de Septiembre de 2016 – 06:49 CEST. On Monday dissenter Guillermo Fariñas decided to abandon a hunger strike he had been on for 54 days to demand that Raúl Castro desist from his persecution of protestors on the Island. His spokesman, Jorge Luis […] 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

Opponents Accuse Castro Of Letting Guillermo Farinas Die On Hunger Strike

Opponents Accuse Castro Of Letting Guillermo Farinas Die On Hunger
Strike / 14ymedio

EFE (via 14ymedio) – The Cuban National Congress (ENC), which consists
of 65 opposition organizations inside and outside the island, said today
of the dissident Guillermo Fariñas,… 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 associated with political repression in Cuba continue to be unacceptably high for a country with […] 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

Biden – U.S. can talk human rights in Cuba ‘without pushback’

Biden: U.S. can talk human rights in Cuba ‘without pushback’
By SUSAN CRABTREE (@SUSANCRABTREE) • 9/7/16 7:14 PM

Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration’s ability to
talk to Cuba and other Latin-American countries about human rights
“without pushback,”… Continue reading

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