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    In Castroism, Those Who Deviate From the Script Are Adversaries

    In Castroism, Those Who Deviate From the Script Are Adversaries / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 1 September 2016 — While certain groups and people on the island try to distance themselves from the openly anti-Castro dissidence, however they can, they will always be marked with a scarlet letter by the Department of State Security and […] Continue reading

    55 years of dogma

    55 years of dogma HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 9 Dic 2015 – 5:34 pm. Cuba is one of the countries holding the most celebrations every year. As part of its mission to create another history, in our country even debacles are celebrated as if they were victories, and the founding of different […] 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

    Obama’s new policy toward Cuba could mark the end of the olive-green autocracy

    Obama’s new policy toward Cuba could mark the end of the olive-green autocracy / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 7, 2015 I understand the discontent of an important sector of Cubans in exile and within the internal dissidence. On 17 November, just one month before the momentous diplomatic turn of events between Cuba and the […] 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

    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

    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

    Strange “Estrangement” of the Foreign Press in Cuba / Miriam Celaya

    Strange "Estrangement" of the Foreign Press in Cuba / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting An article by a foreign news agency recently reported on the Internet, "Cuban Dissidents at a Crossroads"by Paul Haven and Andrea Rodríguez of the Associated Press, suffers from, at least, two of the most common and serious limitations of accredited […] 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

    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

    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

    What Cuba’s dissidents want

    What Cuba's dissidents want27/07 20:16 CETHuman Rights On July 13, seven freed Cuban dissidents arrived at Madrid airport in Spain. They were part of a group of 75 people who were given long prison sentences in a crackdown in early 2003. Their release followed negotiations between the Cuban Catholic church and Raúl Castro. The Cuban […] 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

    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 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

    Gas costs US$4.16 a gallon in Cuba

    Posted on Wednesday, 05.06.09Gas costs US$4.16 a gallon in CubaCUBANET The price of gasoline in Cuba remains at the equivalent of US$4.16 agallon, a little less than half the monthly salary of the average Cuban. The government had decreed a price increase following Hurricane Ike lastyear on grounds that prices were going up worldwide. Dissident […] 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

    Provincial journalist detained and expelled from Havana

    CUBA: Provincial journalist detained and expelled from Havana New York, April 11, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists isconcerned by the detention and deportation from Havana of Camagüey-basedindependent journalist Ernesto Corría Cabrera this week. Corría Cabrera, a reporter for the Miami-based press agency Nueva PrensaCubana, told CPJ that he traveled from his home in the eastern […] Continue reading