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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

Cuban dissident becomes weak from hunger strike; church may step in

Cuban dissident becomes weak from hunger strike; church may step in BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Internationally-known Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is growing gravely weak from a two-week-old hunger strike to protest human rights abuses while the Catholic Church has emerged as a possible mediator between the opposition leader and the government of Raúl Castro. […] Continue reading

Guillermo “Coco” Farinas – Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues

Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues / Lilianne Ruíz

Lilianne Ruiz, 29 July 2016 — Guillermo ‘Coco’ Fariñas lost
consciousness on Thursday, 28 July at noon, the eighth day of his hunger
and thirst strike. He had to… Continue reading

Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues

Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues / Lilianne Ruíz

Lilianne Ruiz, 29 July 2016 — Guillermo ‘Coco’ Fariñas lost
consciousness on Thursday, 28 July at noon, the eighth day of his hunger
and thirst strike. He had to… Continue reading

Fariñas Begins Hunger And Thirst Strike To Demand Dialogue With The Government /

Fariñas Begins Hunger And Thirst Strike To Demand Dialogue With The
Government / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 20 July 2016 — Guillermo Fariñas, winner of the
European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2010, has
declared a hunger and… 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

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

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

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

EUROPE SHOULDN’T NORMALIZE RELATIONS WITH THE CASTRO REGIMEN UNTIL IT TRANSITIONS TOWARDS REAL DEMOCRACY

EUROPE SHOULDN’T NORMALIZE RELATIONS WITH THE CASTRO REGIMEN UNTIL IT TRANSITIONS TOWARDS REAL DEMOCRACY 28-10-2010.
Juan Adolfo Fernández Saínz

Journalist and translator who, in the spring of 2003 was sentenced to 15 years in prison for exercising freedom of expression.… Continue reading

Free Cuba

OCTOBER 25, 2010

Free Cuba
Europe shouldn’t normalize relations with the Castro regime until it transitions toward real democracy. By JUAN ADOLFO FERNáNDEZ SAíNZ

The Spanish government believes that by releasing a few political prisoners, Cuba has now made enough… 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

Safe in Spain, Cuban dissidents vow to continue struggle

Posted on Wednesday, 07.14.10
Safe in Spain, Cuban dissidents vow to continue struggle
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Cuba’s best-known political prisoner and nine others will refuse to leave for Spain if freed, relatives said, while the seven former prisoners… Continue reading

Church: Castro to free prisoners

Posted on Thursday, 07.08.10
CUBA

Church: Castro to free prisoners

A dialogue between the Cuban government and the Roman Catholic church has borne fruit: 52 political prisoners are to be freed. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Cuba will free 52… Continue reading