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Daily Archives: August 1, 2016

El Gobierno de Colombia anunció el lunes que planea deportar a más de mil cubanos que ingresaron ilegalmente al país, reporta AP.

La canciller María Ángela Holguín señaló que "la idea es la deportación. No podemos tener ciudadanos de ninguna nacionalidad de manera ilegal en el país y estamos trabajando en ese sentido".

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El espectáculo de los cubanos atrapados en Turbo y que el gobierno de Colón deja marchar sin inmutarse hacia la muerte en la selva, parte el corazón. Si uno se … Click to Continue » Continue reading

Un grupo de 22 intelectuales pidió este lunes en una carta abierta al presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, que el Gobierno colombiano facilite la salida hacia México de los 1.270 cubanos que están varados en la población de Turbo, cerca de la frontera de Panamá.

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El viceministro de Asuntos Exteriores cubano, Abelardo Moreno, ha destacado este lunes que las compensaciones mutuas entre Cuba y Estados Unidos están en sus "etapas iniciales" y que este es uno de los temas más complejos en el proceso de normalización de las relaciones bilaterales. Continue reading

Dos huelguistas de la Unión Patriótica de Cuba (UNPACU), Lázaro Curbelo Mejías y Laudelino Rodríguez Mendoza, permanecen ingresados este lunes en el Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" de Santiago de Cuba, según informó a DIARIO DE CUBA Ovidio Martín, miembro del Consejo Coordinador de la organización.

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El grupo de migrantes cubanos varados en Turbo, en el noroeste de Colombia, solicitaron el fin de semana al presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, que interceda para facilitar su ingreso de "manera segura a su país". Continue reading
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El presidente Juan Manuel Santos reiteró el lunes en entrevista con la radio local que los cubanos serán deportados, pero no explicó cuándo. Decenas de cubanos han comenzado a huir por la selva en los últimos días. Continue reading
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La Dama de Blanco Asunción Carrillo, madre del opositor Iván Hernández Carrillo, denunció este lunes que las autoridades no aceptan los medicamentos que su hijo —detenido desde domingo— necesita.

En declaraciones a DIARIO DE CUBA, Carillo afirmó que solo pudo ver a su hijo el domingo y que hasta este momento "nadie ha dado la cara para explicar" las razones de la detención.

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El primer secretario de la Nunciatura Apostólica en Cuba, el sacerdote José Manuel Alcaide Borreguero, explicó este lunes a DIARIO DE CUBA que de momento la institución "no ejerce de mediadora" entre el opositor en huelga de hambre y sed Guillermo Fariñas y el Gobierno de la Isla.

"Por ahora no somos mediadores, debo tener comunicación con superiores porque no puedo hacer nada de motu proprio", dijo Alcaide respecto a la información del Frente Antitotalitario Unido (FANTU) en cuanto a que Fariñas había dado el domingo la potestad a la Iglesia Católica para ejercer de mediadora.

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Guillermo "Coco" Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues / Lilianne Ruíz

Lilianne Ruiz, 29 July 2016 — Guillermo 'Coco' Fariñas lost
consciousness on Thursday, 28 July at noon, the eighth day of his hunger
and thirst strike. He had to be taken to the main hospital of Santa
Clara by the group of activists who are with him in the strike. He had
spent the morning with much discomfort and his temperature had risen
because of dehydration.

He arrived at the hospital unconscious and with the corners of his mouth
and tongue parched, and covered of bloody scabs. He is suffering from
"dizziness and all the hassles of severe dehydration," according to Dr.
Rodriguez Rangel, a FANTU (Anti-Totalitarian Front) activist and
follower of Coco's. It was the activists who took him, unconscious, to
receive intravenous hydration. Coco had indicated, as he told me by
phone, that the strike is "not about committing suicide," but about
resisting hunger and thirst until his demands are met. This is his 25th
hunger strike.

Reflecting on the deteriorating health of Coco makes very sad reading.
Jorge Luis "Bebo" Artiles Montiel has been designated by FANTU as
spokesperson for the strike and sends out information via text messages.
Most impressive to me is updated information on blood pressure, heart
rate, the quantity of the urine in the day, being taken by his mother,
Alicia, a licensed nurse.

I think about her, in the immense love and respect that she must feel
for her son's decision, dealing with the pain of seeing his physical
deterioration.

The image of Christ and the Virgin at the foot of the cross comes to
mind. Suffering for a cause that transcends his own person and doing it
practically alone, flooded by a faith that has been lost in others from
the bitter experience of knowing what in its time was named "the world"
and that, thinking clearly, was nothing other, before or now, than
"politics."

And I say "alone" because although they have the support of many people
inside and outside of Cuba, we mustn't forget that they are in Santa
Clara and that if they were in Havana they would have already received
more visits from representatives from the diplomatic corps who, at the
end of the day, are the only ones who can help us right now with their
solidarity. And there would also be more of a presence of the foreign
media to shape public opinion about the strike; and a little more access
to the internet so that the activists can keep the issue visible on the
social networks.

Being in the provinces, Coco's strike now needs all our strength, of
memory, of our good actions, a visit, a call, effective management by
those who can apply political pressure, a campaign on the social
networks, an escalation of visibility which demonstrates the commitment
to the defense of freedom and democracy in Cuba, which is above all a
moral imperative.

Not only has Coco been hurt by a beating at the hands of State Security
agents while handcuffed, but also by that which was aptly defined by
Pope John Paul II, as the experience of "humiliation at the hands of
evil." So the hunger strike is Coco's moral response, committed to
nonviolence.

Coco told me by phone that he appreciated his brothers from FANTU and
other organizations for having helped him when he lost
consciousness. And the doctors and nurses of the hospital of Santa Clara
because they did not let themselves be coerced.

The members of the repressive forces were also guarding the hospital, as
the activists with whom I spoke on the phone reported to me. The
presence of of the political police in our lives as Cubans is one of the
things we want to erase and part of that chapter of violence which
Coco's hunger strike is protesting against.

To give just one example, in Havana for the last 62 Sundays the Ladies
in White have confronted a brutal repression. They are beaten, thrown to
the pavement, and arrested to prevent them from marching for the freedom
of the political prisoners.

To conceal the fact of the violence of its institutions the government
uses violence.

It reminds me of the little I've read of John Stuart Mill, because it
seems so desirable to build coexistence. Limiting the powers of
government is what they understood, and understand, as freedom. First
"obtaining recognition of certain immunities, called political liberties
or rights." Because it is essential to the rule of law to prevent all
sorts of wrongdoers from coming to power.

A hunger and thirst strike creates an unspeakable discomfort in the
body. Although his body has been hydrated intravenously, it continues to
suffer and deteriorate through the effects of starvation and the oral
withdrawal of water. It is enough to feel thirsty or hungry during a few
hours in the day to imagine the severity of a strike like this.

Coco still suffers the physical effects of previous strikes, the longest
lasting 18 months. He suffers from a polyneuropathy in peripheral limbs,
muscular hypotonia, and gastric disorders. Because of his sacrifice, 52
of the 75 prisoners of the Black Spring were released, but the
circumstances surrounding that sacrifice was one of large-scale
international solidarity. Now we need that solidarity again.

We all want Coco to be well, with the same force with which we wish to
the violent repression inherent in the political and economic system of
Cuba to cease, along with the punishment for dissent, for seeking
justice, for freedom from a government hatefully ensconced in every
corner of this island where the light is trapped, and contributing to
the destruction: civic, political, economic, social and cultural.

Source: Guillermo "Coco" Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues /
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Watch Out! Cattle On The Road / 14ymedio, Jorge Guillen

14ymedio, Jorge Guillen, Candelaria, 29 July 2016 — He still shudders
when he remembers that morning, when the broken glass from the
windshield exploded everywhere and he had a taste of metal in his mouth.
Ulises Ramirez crashed into two cows loose on the national highway as he
was returning from the airport to his native Candelaria. The encounter
with these animals ended up with serious damag his vehicle and head
injuries for himself, but at least his life was spared. Others haven't
enjoyed the same fate.

Between 2010 and 2015 at least 1,054 accidents, resulting in 12 deaths
and 279 people injured, were caused by loose cattle on the road,
according to data from the official newspaper Granma.

Ramirez notes that, a few minutes before he would have arrived home, he
made out in the darkness a herd walking or sleeping on the asphalt. He
braked, swerved to avoid the crash and desperately sounded the horn.
When he thought he would get out of unharmed, he felt a strong impact on
the right side of the car. The next thing he saw was two cows lying on
the road and the blood running from his head.

Although the law strictly prohibits "leading animals to graze or to
water and allowing them to remain on the paved road or the surrounding
areas and in conditions that allow them to access it," the problem does
not seem to have gotten better.

As a general rule, the official press blames the rancher who doesn't
keep his animals safely off the road, but the farmers say "they don't
sell us barbed wire to put up a fence to keep the cattle from escaping
and causing problems on the nearby roads." "It is very easy to impose
fines and confiscate cows," complains Hermes Amador, who calls himself
"the best milk producer in Candelaria." For this Artemisan, who has 66
acres of land leased in usufruct to support his cows, the law is not
applied equally to cattle belonging to state enterprises.

"The State's cows live on the road and nothing happens," he complains.
"At Kilometer 52, Commander Guillermo Garcia has a farm and the cattle
get out every day, and what happens? Nothing happens and there have been
several accidents," he explains. Garcia's farm belongs to the Flora and
Fauna company, a state enterprise that functions as a tourist villa and
allows its visitors to go horseback riding, hiking, walking and bird
watching. In Cuba more than 50% of the cattle are the property of the state.

The problems faced by these cattle ranchers don't end with difficulties
in buying supplies for their farms. Gregorio Garcia, another producer in
the area, has problems selling his livestock. "I've a spent a year going
after the buyers of a livestock company trying to sell three bulls who
aren't quiet in the paddock," he explained to this newspaper. But,
still, "every month they talk about the topic at the cooperative
meeting, nothing happens." The producer says he feels sorry for "some of
the neighbors whose animals have been injured" and he says they had to
pay "a 500 peso a day fine for when they were out on the road."

Cuban farmers cannot slaughter their own cattle and must deliver them
"on the hoof" to the state, which deals with the slaughter and
distribution of the meat. Thus, Gregorio Cabezas' restless bulls will
continue making mischief until the state slaughterer intervenes.

Santiago Alfian has had to confront the problem in his work as an
inspector. He has spent 15 years trying to enforce the decree, which
imposes a 500 peso fine and damages against those who graze their
animals on the roads or verges of the railways. "In the case of repeat
offenders the animals should be confiscated."

"We have confiscated [cattle] from some farmers who are repeat
offenders, but the problems remain," explains Alfian, who attributes the
problem to lack of wire fencing. "When the government sold a little,
there was not enough for everyone and it was sold at the very high price
of 600 Cuban pesos for a roll of wire," he adds.

The inspector avoids the question of whether a state company had ever
been fined for letting cattle loose on the road. "Well, everyone knows
how that goes," he responds with an eloquent smile.

Source: Watch Out! Cattle On The Road / 14ymedio, Jorge Guillen –
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Habaguanex y otras instituciones empresariales de la Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana han pasado a manos de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias



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Colombia ha deportado en los últimos dos meses a 5.800 migrantes irregulares, en su mayoría de nacionalidad haitiana y cubana, según cifras de Migración Colombia



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El Gobierno colombiano informó que detuvo y deportó a unos 400 haitianos y 40 cubanos, en el municipio de Turbo en Antioquia, quienes viajaban con intención de llegar a Estados Unidos, reporta NTN24. Varios cubanos fueron deportados a Ecuador, país de donde llegaron. 

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