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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    DECLARATION OF SANTIAGO

    DECLARATION OF SANTIAGO03-03-2011.Concilio Cubano(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- The Cuban people live in very difficult times. However, this is not news. For more than fifty years we have witnessed increasing poverty and the ongoing violation of our hum... 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

    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

    WHEN SHOULD THE U.S. CHANGE POLICY TOWARD CUBA

    WHEN SHOULD THE U.S. CHANGE POLICY TOWARD CUBA2007-08-13. ICCASJason Poblete* and Jaime Suchlicki** August 13, 2007. Ever since Fidel Castro transferred leadership powers to his brother General Raul Castro, there has been a great deal of speculation in academia, the media, and the U.S. Government ("USG") about what could happen politically in Cuba if one […] Continue reading

    WHAT CUBANS CAN NOT DO

    WHAT CUBANS CAN NOT DO2007-04-16. CUBA FACTS, Issue 31 – April 2007Cubans can not:• Travel abroad without government permission.• Change jobs without government permission.• Change residence without government permission.• Access the Internet without government permission (the Internet is closely monitored and controlled by the government. Only 1.67% of the population has access to the Internet). […] 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

    IAPA 2006 Report on Cuba

    62nd General AssemblyMexico City, MexicoSeptember 29 to October 3, 2006Camino Real Hotel Reports and Resolutions CUBA Journalism is at an unprecedented crossroads in contemporary history. Forthe first time after 47 years of absolute control, Fidel Castro is not thenominal leader of Cuba. The temporary transfer of power from Fidel Castro to his brother, Gen. RaulCastro, […] Continue reading

    International Pen: Resolution on Cuba

    International Pen: Resolution on Cuba 2006-06-13 www.internationalpen.org.uk The Assembly of Delegates of International PEN, meeting at its 72nd International Congress in Berlin, Germany from 22nd to 28th MayDeeply concerned that the Cuban government continues to carry out an appalling policy of repression against writers, independent journalists and librarians – repression that has increased recently with […] 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