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    Press Workshop with Raul Rivero

    Press Workshop with Raul Rivero / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 23, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 23 November 2015 — On these hot nights in Havana, when nostalgia, that silent thief that robs you of strength, strikes without warning, Raúl Rivero, the poet, sneaks through my window and offers me a workshop specifically on the latest […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Human Rights at a glance

    Cuba: Human Rights at a glance 17 September 2015, 07:33 UTC Short-term arbitrary detention Peaceful demonstrators and human rights activists are routinely detained for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly and movement. Activists are often detained to stop them from attending public demonstrations or private meetings. Independent journalists reporting on these detentions […] Continue reading

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 15, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 30 May 2015 — One hot and boring night, drinking a tear-inducing moonshine, Yosvany and a group of friends in a remote sugar-workers’ town in Yateras, Guantanamo province, more than a 600 miles east […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño

    Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño Posted: 12/06/2014 4:24 am EST 14ymedio, 1 December 2014 — Ernesto Londoño, who authored six editorials on Cuba published recently by The New York Times engaged in a friendly conversation on Saturday with a part of the 14ymedio team, in the hotel […] 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

    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

    CUBAN POLITICAL PRISIONERS

    CUBAN POLITICAL PRISIONERS(38TH Annual Conference of the International Organization of Human Rights)2010-04-01.Rolf Beller, International Organization of Human Rights(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- ISHR Annual General Meeting – Year 2010 Since the seizure of power of the Castro brothers in the year 1959, the press was at first controlled and then censored so that work for journalists has always been […] Continue reading

    Rage Against the Marxist Machine

    Tuesday, February 02, 2010Rage Against the Marxist Machineby Humberto Fontova Hugo Chavez' inspirational debt to Ernesto "Che" Guevara is such that he titled his regime's socio-economic model, "Mision Che Guevara." Don't look for much of this in the MSM–but as I write Venezuela's youth are hitting the streets in the tens of thousands and with […] Continue reading

    Freedom Prize winner suffering in jail

    Freedom Prize winner suffering in jailCUBANET HAVANA, Cuba, August 20 (Víctor Manuel Domínguez, Sindical Press /www.cubanet.org) – Prisoner of conscience Iván Hernández, serving a25-year sentence, is suffering from several ailments contracted inprison, says Carmelo Díaz, president of the Confederation of IndependentWorkers of Cuba (CTIC). Hernández is currently incarcerated in theGuajamal jail in Villa Clara after […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009 Amnsety International

    Document – Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourthsession of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009 8 September 2008 Publicamnesty internationalCuba Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council February 2009 Executive summary In this submission, Amnesty […] Continue reading

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE IACHR 2007

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE IACHR 2007CHAPTER IVCUBA I. COMPETENCE FOR OBSERVING AND EVALUATING THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN CUBA 84. The authority of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to observe the human rights situation in Cuba derives from the provisions of the OAS Charter, from the Commission's own Statute, and from its Rules of […] Continue reading

    Dr. José Luis García Paneque

    Dr. José Luis García Paneque Journalists' Association and independent journalist, local coordinator of the Varela Project, 24 year sentence Dr. José Luis García Paneque is a 42 year-old surgeon and independent journalist from Las Tunas, Cuba. He is married to Yamilé Llanes Labrada, a lawyer, and they have four children ranging in age from 9 […] Continue reading

    Journalists in prison in Cuba: 24

    Cuba (24) Alejandro Gonzáles Raga, freelanceImprisoned: March 18, 2003 González Raga, an independent freelance journalist based in central Camagüey province, was tried and convicted under Article 91 of the penal code, which imposes lengthy prison sentences or death for those who act against “the independence or the territorial integrity of the state.” In April 2003, […] Continue reading

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

    Cuba Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 8, 2006 Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations, the […] Continue reading

    CUBA 2005 IAPA Report

    CUBA Cuban journalism is going through a painfully precarious time, worn down after 46 years of state control of the media, a violent escalation of repression against independent opinions and imprisoned journalists, and the authorities’ complete indifference to the people’s demands for information. The situation of two years ago of repression unleashed with a broad […] Continue reading