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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
Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura Chinchilla The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances, professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere, address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba, to express the following: We celebrate […] Continue reading
Vargas Llosa: “Cuba will become a capitalist dictatorship and then a democracy” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on March 29, 2016 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Madrid, 29 March 2016 — Literature, politics and love were the three main protagonists on Monday evening for the 80th birthday of Mario Vargas Llosa. The winner of the Nobel Prize […] Continue reading
Cuba Dissident Says He Gave Obama Political Prisoner List Alberto Pimienta March 22, 2016 6:00 PM In a small, white room of the newly opened United States embassy in Havana, the simple exchange of a document summed up the significance of a meeting between President Barack Obama and 13 Cuban dissidents. “Do you have a […] Continue reading
Six facts about censorship in Cuba By Josefina Salomon, 11 March 2016, 00:00 UTC To mark the World Day against Cyber Censorship on 12 March, here are six things you should know about free speech, the internet and online censorship in Cuba. The re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba in December 2014 […] Continue reading
Cuban journalist arrested for second time in a month Published on October 4, 2014 HAVANA, Cuba (RSF) — The National Revolutionary Police in Cuba have arrested and threatened independent journalist Bernardo Arévalo for the second time in a less than month. This time they arrested both him and his wife as they were travelling to […] Continue reading
Martin Guevara: Leftist, Rightist or Centrist? May 27, 2014 Yusumi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES – I love reading things when I find ideas that I can identify with, or reflections that could have come from me. I enjoy even more reading pieces whose contents force me to pause and consider arguments that I hadn’t thought about […] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 05.08.14 The plight of Alan Gross BY BASILIO GUZMAN CUBACENTER.ORG I sympathize with the plight of Alan Gross, a USAID contractor unjustly sentenced to 15 years in a Cuban prison. Some reports have said he is, or was, waging a hunger strike to protest his confinement; other reports say he is “fasting.” […] Continue reading
Serious Denunciations Before the IACHR: Human Rights Situation of Journalists in Cuba. The Santiesteban Case Posted on April 1, 2014 The lawyer, Veizant Boloy, and the journalists Roberto de Jesús Guerra and Julio Aliaga have presented before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights denunciations about the permanent violations of human rights of the independent journalists, […] Continue reading
Cubans Are Losing Their Fear / Antonio Rodiles, Estado de Sats Posted on September 27, 2013 By Carmen Muñoz for ABC.es To Antonio G. Rodiles (born Havana, 1972) it seemed “unthinkable” that a Cuban musician would dare to ask for free elections during an official concert, until the jazz musician Roberto Carcassés did it last […] Continue reading
April 05, 2013 A week after his promised release, Cuban political prisoner Calixto Martinez still in jail A week after Cuban prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramon Martinez ended his hunger strike when his jailers promised his release was imminent, he remains in jail. Not a surprise in the least — a promise from the Castro […] Continue reading
Cuban editor starts hunger strike to demand release of his reporter from Castro gulag (UPDATED) UPDATED, 8 p.m. EDT — Via Twitter, Roberto Guerra reports that Calixto Martinez has resumed his hunger strike. Cuban independent journalist Roberto de Jesus Guerra on Monday started a hunger strike to force the release of his imprisoned colleague, Calixto […] Continue reading
Citizen Insomnia / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. As I write this post, the "#FestivalCLIC" (or 'Click Festival') is underway in Havana–a citizen undertaking to try and channel information between Cubans in the island. May Cuba connect to the world, and the world connect to Cuba, or as the graffiti-artist El […] Continue reading
06-04-2012 Human Rights Still Suffer In Cuba Citizens are harassed and intimidated to keep them from speaking out on the island nation's political conditions. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sent Congress the Department's assessment of human rights around the world during 2011. The reports, required by law, evaluate the human rights performance of […] Continue reading