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From Today Your Life Will Be “Very Difficult,” State Security Tells Dagoberto Valdes / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 28 October 2016 — The director of the Center for Coexistence Studies (CEC), Dagoberto Valdes, summoned to a meeting with State Security on Thursday, received “an official warning” which anticipates “the possibility of committing crimes against State Security […] Continue reading
Seven signs Cuban media is moving toward openness By Jon Elliston AUGUST 9, 2016 THE MASS MEDIA IN CUBA for decades was exclusively run by a rigid state monopoly, and even now, the government controls most of the news that makes its way to citizens. But significant cracks may be opening. As I’ve learned during […] Continue reading
Ricardo Fernandez: “Freedom is Respect” / 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernandez Posted on March 27, 2016 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernandez, Pinar del Rio, 27 March 2016 – He moves his fingers at full speed over the screen of his phone without ceasing to talk. The modern gadget keeps him in touch with the most important part […] Continue reading
Cuba dissident and wife detained on way to CNN interview By Jim Acosta and Tiffany Ap, CNN Updated 1040 GMT (1840 HKT) March 22, 2016 Story highlights Around 20 dissidents were rounded up that day, according to another activist President Barack Obama is in Cuba for a historic three-day trip Arrests made the same day […] Continue reading
Fabiola Santiago: For a true Art Basel VIP, look to Cuba’s El Sexto He spent 10 months in prison without trial for his artwork Visiting Miami to accept human rights prize To leave, escape Cuba, not the solution, he says BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com After spending 10 months in prison without a trial for making […] Continue reading
Chronicle of a ‘Rafter’ on Foot / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Martinez Posted on November 14, 2015 Today we publish the first part of the testimony of a Cuban who has made the dangerous trip to Guatemala US 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton Martinez, Guatamalan/Mexican Border, 13 November 2015 – I live proud of being Cuban. I […] Continue reading
Pope Francis will have unusual clout in Cuba BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER AOPPENHEIMER@MIAMIHERALD.COM When Pope Francis goes to Cuba in September, he will have a larger-than-usual influence over the Cuban government: he has been a champion of dialogue with the island’s regime and strong critic of the U.S. trade embargo since he authored a little-known book […] Continue reading
No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on March 29, 2015 No blogger, no cry. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo 1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3 Repression was all over the blogosphere. 4 And the citizens saw the blogs were good. 5 So that […] Continue reading
The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States* [25-02-2015 06:23:26] Jaime Suchlicki Director del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- President Barack Obama’s announcement on December 17, 2014, about an improvement in U.S.-Cuban relations will have little, if any, impact on General Raúl Castro’s alliance with Iran, Russia and […] Continue reading
“It is up to Cubans decide their future” YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Havana | Enero 24, 2015 In October of 2013 I had a conversation with Roberta Jacobson, via a Google hangout (videodebate), on democracy, technology and the role of women in activism. On that occasion, we interacted through a screen in the company of internauts interested […] 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
“We journalists are the witnesses to history” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on November 8, 2014 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 7 November 2014 – Of all the faces that circulate on the illegal information networks, there is a very serene and well-known one that has been with us for decades. This well-spoken man who never seems […] Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 07.28.14 U.S. report says religious freedom in Cuba is bad but getting better BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban government restrictions on religion remain severe although they have been eased on several fronts over the past year, according to the U.S. State Department’s annual report on freedom of religion around the world. […] Continue reading