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Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit

Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com If President Donald Trump outlines his new Cuba policy in Miami on Friday, it could upstage a Central American conference that is bringing regional presidents and Mexican and U.S. Cabinet members to town this week. Sources have told the Miami Herald […] Continue reading

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

Prominent Cuban opposition leader abandons long hunger strike

Prominent Cuban opposition leader abandons long hunger strike Cuban opposition leader Guillermo Fariñas abandons 54-day hunger strike. BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban opposition leader Guillermo Fariñas ended his 54-day-old hunger strike Monday, following unconfirmed reports that the European Parliament approved a measure that links aid to the island to Cuban government compliance with his […] 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

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

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

FANTU Activists Ask Obama to “Save the Life” of Guillermo Farinas

FANTU Activists Ask Obama to “Save the Life” of Guillermo Farinas / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 21 August 2016 — A group of activists from the
Anti-Totalitarian Forum (FANTU) have sent an open letter to President
Barack Obama, asking him to… 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

Activists Ask Pope Francis to Take an Interest in Health of Guillermo Fariñas

Activists Ask Pope Francis to Take an Interest in Health of Guillermo
Fariñas / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 17 August 2016 — In a letter to Pope Francis, eight
activists from the Anti-Totalitarian Forum (FANTU) have asked “his
Holiness to take… 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 George W. Bush had awarded him in 2007. Then serving a 25-year prison sentence for […] 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

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

Cuba Post-‘Normalization’ – Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest

Cuba Post-‘Normalization’: Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest by FRANCES MARTEL21 Jul 20167 Guillermo Fariñas, a Cuban human rights activist who has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s concessions to dictator Raúl Castro, has declared himself on a hunger strike following a severe beating in which communist agents tortured him for […] Continue reading

Cuba Post-‘Normalization’ – Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest

Cuba Post-‘Normalization’: Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike
to Protest
by FRANCES MARTEL21 Jul 20167

Guillermo Fariñas, a Cuban human rights activist who has been a vocal
critic of President Barack Obama’s concessions to dictator Raúl Castro,
has declared himself… Continue reading