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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
Against Raúl Castro’s visit to France J. MACHOVER / L. MULLER / J. ZÚÑIGA | París | 21 Ene 2016 – 9:11 am. Cuban dictator Raúl Castro, invited by François Hollande, is scheduled to arrive in Paris on February 1, 2016. The President of the Council of State and of Ministers and the First Secretary […] Continue reading
NO EMBARGO, NO CRY ORLANDO LUIS PARDO LAZO MARCH 18, 2015 This article is part of The Mantle’s series Against Censorship. The U.S. embargo against the Cuban government is like those recurrent childhood nightmares, for both Cubans living on the Island and abroad. Oh, the Embargo Embargo: limit of our life, fire of our leaders… […] Continue reading
Tight Controls Over Cuban Web Access By Nico Cervantes – Latin America 16 Aug 13 Internet users in Cuba say the first few months of an initiative to increase access to the web have been marred by tight government controls and censorship. Access has also been restricted by high costs and the uneven distribution of […] Continue reading
Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize Saying “Cuba will be free”, dissident Guillermo Farinas on Wednesday finally picked up the European Union’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize — three years after winning the award. “This fist held high means there will one day be democracy in Cuba,” Farinas told the packed European […] Continue reading
Prison Diary XXI: I Accuse: If something happens to me it is NOT an accident Posted on May 27, 2013 Last Friday, May 17, I was led to the punishment cell. In the morning I was visited by the prison director, Lieutenant Colonel Villarrueta Reinaldo Vargas, Chief Interior, Major Erasmus, and First Lieutenant, serving as […] Continue reading
Playing mind games in Cuba and China By Fred Hiatt, Thursday, April 11, 1:19 AM Why would Cuban security agents choose to kill the island's leading dissident while he was in the company of two Europeans who might bear witness to the crime? To outside observers, it's an intriguing mystery. For those directly affected, even […] Continue reading
Cuba’s Ladies in White An undercover reporter finds out what it is like to live in a culture of fear and surveillance. People and Power Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 10:28 Video: http://aje.me/ScqDPo After 53 years of revolution, Cubans are increasingly exasperated by the restrictions imposed on them by the country’s change-averse communist regime. In […] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 11.08.12 Cuban dissidents detained; Yoani Sánchez released A group of political dissidents were detained near a Havana police station. Among them: blogger Yoani Sánchez, who was later released. By Juan Carlos Chavez jchavez@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban authorities ordered the temporary detention of several dissidents who had gathered in front of a Havana police station […] Continue reading
Calves of the Revolution / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Torrado Rosa Maria Rodriguez Torrado, Translator: Unstated The newspaper Granma provokes, slapping its readers' faces with a fistful of falsehoods. I am not saying they use fallacy on a regular basis, but sometimes they publish opinions with a manipulative slant. These must be refuted because, if we […] Continue reading
Beset by online surveillance and content filtering, netizens fight onPublished on Monday 12 March 2012. This report, which presents the 2012 list of countries that are "Enemies of the Internet" and "under surveillance," updates the report published on 12 March 2011. The last report, released in March 2011 at the climax of the Arab Spring, [...] Continue reading
The Manipulative Dossier / Rosa María Rodríguez TorradoRosa María Rodríguez Torrado, Translator: Adam Cooper In Cuba we have six television channels, but at 8 p.m. our options narrow, because the national news (the primetime program) is broadcast repeatedly on three of them (channels 4, 6, and 27), we are treated to sports news on channel [...] Continue reading