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Cuba and the United States Return to the Trenches / Iván García Iván García, 19 June 2017 — For both countries it amounts to a remake of the Cold War, this time in version 2.0. It will take time to determine the scope of the contest or if the new diplomatic battle will involve only […] Continue reading
Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom / Iván García Iván García, 3 May 2017 — Let’s step back in time. One morning in 1985, Yndamiro Restano Díaz, a thirty-seven-year-old journalist with Radio Rebelde, took out an old Underwood and wrote a clandestine broadsheet entitled “Nueva Cuba.” After distributing the single-page, handmade newspaper up and […] Continue reading
Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading
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
CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS David Soler 8 February 2016 Years after their release, two Cuban journalists look back at lost years. In March 2003 the world’s attention was transfixed on Iraq as the United States prepared to launch a divisive military assault on Saddam Hussein’s government. Meanwhile just 90 miles from U.S. shores, […] 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
3,522 Pardoned in order to Cover Up Cuba’s Sad Reality / 14ymedio, Marlene Azor Hernandez Posted on September 20, 2015 14ymedio, Marlene Azor Hernandez, Mexico City, 18 September 2015 – The pardon of 3,522 ordinary prisoners in Cuba is excellent news, above all for their relatives. At the beginning of July something similar occurred when […] Continue reading
LETTER TO JOHN KERRY: “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD” PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 13 AUGUST 2015. On August 14, Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Cuba in order to celebrate the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It is the first time since 1959 that the head of […] Continue reading
WHEN WILL CUBA IMPROVE RELATIONS WITH ITS OWN JOURNALISTS? PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 18 DECEMBER 2014. In the wake of the US and Cuban announcements of a resumption in the diplomatic relations severed more than half a century ago, Reporters Without Borders would like to draw attention to the lack of freedom of information in Cuba […] Continue reading
14ymedio, Our Independent Newspaper, Is Here To Stay; State Security Better Get Used to It Posted: 10/07/2014 11:44 pm EDT Updated: 10/07/2014 11:59 pm EDT Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 7 October 2014 – Monday afternoon was like any other for Juan Carlos Fernandez. The water stubbornly persisted in not coming out of the pipes, so cup […] Continue reading
I Would Not Accept Trading My Freedom For That of the Spies / Angel Santiesteban Posted on July 8, 2014 I hope that President Obama does not have the card up his sleeve to exchange Alan Gross for the three spies who are fulfilling their sentences in the United States. The dictatorship is aiming for […] Continue reading
IS CUBA HEADING TOWARDS A REPEAT OF THE 2003 BLACK SPRING? PUBLISHED ON MONDAY 16 JUNE 2014. Reporters Without Borders is worried about the situation of journalists in Cuba, where there have been cases of physical attacks, arbitrary detention, death threats and blocking of access to information in recent days. Hablemos Press, an independent news […] Continue reading
Cuban dissidents still show hunger for freedoms Guillermo Martinez, El Sentinel Columnist September 26, 2013 Cuba’s Black Spring began in March of 2003. For three days, government security agents went around the country arresting peaceful dissidents, who Fidel Castro believed would endanger the stability of the longest dictatorship in the history of Latin America. Seventy-five […] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 03.21.13 Cuba's Black Spring remembered By The Miami Herald Editorial HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com Ten years ago this week, Cuba cracked down on independent journalists, librarians and other opposition leaders. Many of the 75 Cubans locked up during Cuba's Black Spring belonged to the Christian Liberation Movement, a group formed by Oswaldo Payá to collect […] Continue reading