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    3,522 Pardoned in order to Cover Up Cuba’s Sad Reality

    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

    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

    American Tourists Won’t Bring Democracy to Cuba

    American Tourists Won’t Bring Democracy to Cuba [02-02-2015 14:24:56] Jaime Suchlicki Director del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Over the past decades hundred of thousands of Canadian, European and Latin American tourists have visited the island. Cuba is not more democratic today. If anything, Cuba is more totalitarian, […] Continue reading

    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

    Journalism in the Cross-Current

    Cuba: Journalism in the Cross-Current / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 21, 2013 An autocracy’s efficiency can be measured by, among other things, its immutable capacity for controlling information. Everything passes through an ideological filter. Some guys sitting in an air-conditioned office minutely evaluating it to determine what people can see, hear or read. Books, […] 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

    Cuba: The Gag Law / Laritza Diversent

    Cuba: The Gag Law / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated In the first of the two annual sessions of the National Assembly, held in the final days of last July, the International Relations committee agreed to instruct its counterpart on Constitutional and Legal Matters, an aggravation of the measures contained in the No. 88. The […] Continue reading

    Cuba, the Same Ration of Hate / Luis Felipe Rojas

    Cuba, the Same Ration of Hate / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. This article was written by Luis Felipe Rojas and published on the digital newspaper, Cubaencuentro. Little time has passed since the conclusion of the VI Cuban Communist Party Congress, and now very few have faith in those promises. In the […] 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

    Cuba: Freedom on the Net 2011 – Freedom House

    FREEDOM HOUSE Freedom on the Net 2011 CUBA 2009 2011INTERNET FREEDOM STATUS Not Free Not FreeObstacles to Access 25 24Limits on Content 30 30Violations of User Rights 33 33Total 88 87 POPULATION: 11.3 millionINTERNET PENETRATION: 1 percentWEB 2.0 APPLICATIONS BLOCKED: YesSUBSTANTIAL POLITICAL CENSORSHIP: YesBLOGGERS/ONLINE USERS ARRESTED: YesPRESS FREEDOM STATUS: Not Free INTRODUCTION Despite a slight […] Continue reading

    Jailed U.S. contractor, sour U.S.-Cuba relations

    Jailed U.S. contractor, sour U.S.-Cuba relationsSun Oct 24, 2010 8:21am EDT (Reuters) – American Alan Gross has been held in Cuba since December on suspicions of espionage, although he has not been officially charged with a crime. The U.S. government has said he was not a spy but was in Cuba setting up Internet systems […] Continue reading


    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

    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

    René Gómez Manzano Prize Winner 12th Ludovic Trarieux Prize for 2007

    PRESS RELEASE May 12, 2007 René Gómez ManzanoCUBALauréat du/ Prize WinnerPrix International des droits de l'homme Ludovic-Trarieux 2007Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize 2007Premio Internacional de Derechos Humanos Ludovic Trarieux 2007Internationalen Ludovic-Trarieux-Menschenrechtspreis 2007Prêmio Internacional de Direitos Humanos Ludovic Trarieux 2007Premio Internazionale per i Diritti Umani Ludovic Trarieux 2007Ludovic Trarieux Internationale Mensenrechtenprijs 2007 Premian en Francia a […] Continue reading

    Don’t Lift the Cuba Travel Ban

    Don't Lift the Cuba Travel Ban By Jaime SuchlickiFrontPageMagazine.com | April 11, 2007 There are a number of reasons the Cuba travel ban should not be lifted at this time: * American tourists will not bring democracy to Cuba. Over the past decades hundreds of thousands of Canadian, European and Latin American tourists have visited […] 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