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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

Artists Supply is Short of Materials for Camaguey Salon

Artists Supply is Short of Materials for Camaguey Salon / 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto, Camaguey, 17 February 2017 – With a predominance of mixed techniques and recycled materials, Camaguey artists hide the shortage of raw materials in the City Salon show. The art show opened on 2 February and will run […] 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

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

Castro, speech, dissidents, baseball and business to highlight Obama’s Cuba trip

Castro, speech, dissidents, baseball and business to highlight Obama’s Cuba trip MARCH 16, 2016 9:28 PM President Obama will visit Cuba Sunday through Tuesday He will meet with Raúl Castro and also dissidents His speech will be addressed to Cubans on the island and Cuban-Americans AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Some 1,000 people are expected […] 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

Turbulent voyage – the Cuban baseball pipeline

Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline
BY LINDA ROBERTSON LROBERTSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM
12/27/2014 7:57 PM 12/27/2014 10:10 PM

The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums
can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players
who risk their lives… Continue reading

Man accuses Cuban agents of insidious, ‘psychological’ intimidation

Posted on Sunday, 07.13.14

Man accuses Cuban agents of insidious, ‘psychological’ intimidation
A man who threw a party for a friend in a punk-rock band that has been
critical of Fidel Castro says that he has been the target of… Continue reading

Cuba Studies ‘Putinismo’ for Survival Tips

Cuba Studies ‘Putinismo’ for Survival Tips
If Havana uses a Russian recipe for clinging to power, investors beware.
By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY –

Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times wasn’t a big hit with
Americans. But the Russian… Continue reading

Ladies in White resign over alleged State Security infiltrator

Posted on Saturday, 07.06.13

Ladies in White resign over alleged State Security infiltrator
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM

At least 18 members have quit Cuba’s dissident Ladies in White in the
eastern province of Santiago de Cuba. Top opposition leader… Continue reading

Cuban dissident says security forces are studying Vladimir Putin’s rule

Posted on Wednesday, 05.29.13

Cuban dissident says security forces are studying Vladimir Putin’s rule
By Juan O. Tamayo
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Cuban security officers are studying post-communist changes in Russia —
and being nicer to dissidents — in preparation for a possible… Continue reading

Cuba: Dozens arrested at funeral of prominent rights activist

5 July 2012 Cuba: Dozens arrested at funeral of prominent rights activist “Tuesday’s events follow the pattern of short-term detentions and imprisonments we’ve seen the Cuban authorities carry out time and again as a form of intimidation agains... Continue reading

Divine Providence and the Assassination of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia / Ricardo Medina

Divine Providence and the Assassination of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia /
Ricardo Medina
Ricardo Medina, Translator: Raul G.

"Life is worth nothing
if I ignore that the assassin
took a different path
and is preparing another ambush."
– Pablo Milanes… 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