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    What do Cubans Hope For in the New Year?

    What do Cubans Hope For in the New Year? / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 22, 2013 December is a month of epilogues. 2013 brought new things for Cubans. After the 14th of January, those born on the island could travel abroad without so much government oversight. Even the dissidents. Although with exceptions. Opponents, hostages […] Continue reading

    Cuando Fidel Castro quiso desmantelar la disidencia

    Cuando Fidel Castro quiso desmantelar la disidencia El 2003 fue un año tremendo. El acoso, detenciones arbitrarias, actos de repudio y linchamientos verbales a la oposición por los medios del gobierno subían de tono. marzo 18, 2013 Había una escalada por parte de los servicios especiales en contra de la disidencia pacífica y periodistas libres. […] Continue reading

    Independent Journalists Live on the Razor’s Edge in Cuba

    Independent Journalists Live on the Razor's Edge in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, Translator: mlk Every day when they go out to report or write some story about daily reality, invisible to official media, the murky Gag Law that can land them in jail for 20 years or more floats over their heads. It's […] Continue reading

    The Need for Light

    The Need for Light / Lilianne Ruiz Lilianne Ruiz, Translator: Unstated "Declaration of the Minister of Foreign Affairs." The article accuses the U.S. Interests Section in Havana of fabricating an opposition movement against Cuba's legitimate government, creating dissidents, and trying to provoke "regime change." For the first time I feel like a target of attack […] Continue reading

    First Anniversary of the Death of Laura Pollan

    First Anniversary of the Death of Laura Pollan Translating Cuba Of short stature, with blue eyes and a firm voice, Laura Pollan was for years one of the most visible faces in Cuba of the Ladies in White. A teacher by profession and a civic activist by choice, she participated in the creation and strengthening […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Petitions and Apprehensions

    Cuba: Petitions and Apprehensions August 20, 2012 Dariela Aquique HAVANA TIMES — For more than a half a century, we Cubans have suffered from apprehension, as we have gone through an adverse social juncture in which our civil rights have been constantly vetoed by the government. Beyond the prohibitions themselves, the cardinal problem lies in […] Continue reading

    Meñique Went out to Travel / Luis Felipe Rojas

    Meñique Went out to Travel / Luis Felipe Rojas Translating Cuba "Meñique Went out to Travel" — that's the name of a famous children's song. Those same travels were awarded to me by the combined forces of State Security (G-2) and the National Revolutionary Police (PNR) on April 28th. At 7:39 AM, Lieutenant Yasmani Suarez […] Continue reading

    Lista parcial de presos políticos en Cuba 04-2012

    ALCALÁ ARAMBURO Harold 2-04-2003 Terrorismo. Cadena perpetua Aguila # 836 entre Gloria y Corrales, Habana Vieja La Habana Madre: Estrella Aramburo Teléfono: 863 8866 Trató de desviar una lancha de pasajeros para llegar a EE.UU. No hubo heridos. Otros tres autores fueron fusilados de forma sumaria. ALONSO HERNÁNDEZ Claro Fernando 20-02-1996 Revelación de secretos concernientes […] Continue reading

    Not Twelve, Seventeen / Miguel Iturria Savón

    Not Twelve, Seventeen / Miguel Iturria SavónMiguel Iturria Savón, Translator: Unstated Since the release of latest political prisoners from the repressive crackdown known as the Black Spring of 2003, foreign correspondents in Cuba cling to a mythical number twelve, referring to those who refused exile and stayed on the island, which is a half truth. […] Continue reading

    After the Black Spring, Cuba’s new repression

    After the Black Spring, Cuba's new repression When the last of 29 journalists jailed in a notorious 2003 crackdown was finally freed this year, it signaled to many the end of a dark era. But Cuban authorities are still persecuting independent journalists through arbitrary arrests, beatings, and intimidation. A CPJ special report by Karen PhillipsPublished […] Continue reading

    Authorities Step Up Harassment Of Independent News Centre – RSF

    Cuba: Authorities Step Up Harassment Of Independent News CentreWritten by: Reporters Without BordersJuly 2, 2011Bookmark and Share The Cuban authorities are waging a campaign to intimidate Hablemos Press, a Havana-based independent news centre, presumably because of its criticism of the government. In the past three months, 14 of its correspondents have been threatened and 10 […] Continue reading

    Does last Black Spring journalist’s release mark turning point for free expression?

    Does last Black Spring journalist's release mark turning point for free expression?Published on Monday 7 March 2011. The last journalist detained since the March 2003 "Black Spring" crackdown, Pedro Argüelles Morán, was released from a prison in Ciego de Ávila, his home town, on the evening of 4 March and was reunited with his family, […] Continue reading

    Régimen cubano libera a Oscar Elías Biscet

    Publicado el viernes, 03.11.11 Régimen cubano libera a Oscar Elías BiscetPor JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@miamiherald.com El gobierno de Cuba liberó el viernes a Oscar Elías Biscet, uno de los principales disidentes que ha cumplido 11 años en prisión y a quien se le confirió la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad de Estados Unidos por su categórico […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet is released after 8 years in prison

    Posted on Friday, 03.11.11 Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet is released after 8 years in prison Cuba's best-known dissident says he'll continue to fight the government after eight years in prison.BY JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Cuba's government Friday freed Oscar Elias Biscet, a leading dissident who served more than 11 years in prison and was awarded the […] Continue reading

    Last Black Spring reporter freed; one still jailed in Cuba

    Last Black Spring reporter freed; one still jailed in CubaNew York, March 7, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of Cuban independent journalist Pedro Argüelles Morán on Friday, and calls on Cuban authorities to el... Continue reading

    The hardest life: surviving Cuban jail

    Posted on Friday, 07.30.10RELEASE OF THE POLITICAL PRISONERS | STORIES OF ABUSE The hardest life: surviving Cuban jail During their seven years in Cuban prisons, former prisoners say they were confined to tiny windowless cells, fed inedible food and abused psychologically.BY FABIOLA SANTIAGOfsantiago@MiamiHerald.com MADRID — Boiled plantain-flavored water as soup. A greasy scoop of bland, […] Continue reading

    EL CASTRISMO HA MUERTO

    EL CASTRISMO HA MUERTO
    31-07-2010.
    Oswaldo Yañez
    Periodista Independiente

    (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Ciudad de La Habana. A veintinueve de
    julio del año de la inminente libertad para todos los cubanos.- Con los
    destierros consumados hasta la fecha, cursados con nocturnidad alevosía
    y secretismo, algunos parecen dar por buena la senda iniciada.

    Otros se han relajado pensando que la libertad de los Presos Políticos y
    de… Continue reading

    Cuba aún no ha cambiado

    Cuba aún no ha cambiado JORGE MORAGAS 21/07/2010Las recientes excarcelaciones de presos políticos cubanos pertenecientes al grupo de los 75 condenados en los juicios sumarísimos que siguieron a la primavera negra de 2003 son una gran noticia, pero no debiera confundirnos a los demócratas y debiera ser analizada con algunas cautelas.No son admisibles los argumentos […] Continue reading

    Cuban Government Continues to Stifle Dissent, Despite Assertions that Freedom of Expression is Respected, Says New Amnesty International Report

    Cuban Government Continues to Stifle Dissent, Despite Assertions that Freedom of Expression is Respected, Says New Amnesty International Report June 30, 2010 Cuba's government continues to stifle dissent through arbitrary arrests, surveillance, intimidation and harassment of journalists, dissidents and activists, despite recent assertions that freedom of expression is respected inside Cuba, Amnesty International said in […] Continue reading

    Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba

    Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba30 June 2010 Full report:http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR25/005/2010/en/62b9caf8-8407-4a08-90bb-b5e8339634fe/amr250052010en.pdf Cuba's repressive legal system has created a climate of fear among journalists, dissidents and activists, putting them at risk of arbitrary arrest and harassment by the authorities, Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday. The report Restrictions on […] Continue reading

    Freedom on the Net – Cuba

    CubaFreedom on the Net Status: Not FreeObstacles to Access: 25 (0–25)Limits on Content: 32 (0–35)Violations of User Rights: 33 (0–40)Total Score: 90 (0–100)Population: 11.2 millionInternet Users/Penetration 2006: 190 thousand / 2 percentInternet Users/Penetration 2008: 1.3 million / 11 percent (Note: includes users with access only to intranet)Mobile Phone Users/Penetration 2006: 152 thousandMobile Phone Users/Penetration 2008: […] Continue reading