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Antonio Rodiles: Los 'sistemas autoritarios' como el cubano 'han ido retrocediendo' Continue reading

El líder del movimiento opositor Somos+, Eliécer Ávila, escribió en su cuenta de Facebook este fin de semana que le gustaría ver más de "la saga" de vídeos sobre una conferencia que diera el vicepresidente cubano Miguel Díaz-Canel a cuadros del Partido Comunista y de la que se han ido filtrando fragmentos.

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Siguen filtrándose fragmentos de la conferencia de Miguel Díaz-Canel a miembros del Partido Comunista Continue reading
Un vídeo muestra el lado más "talibán" del vicepresidente cubano, posible sucesor de Raúl Castro en el poder Continue reading
En respuesta a palabras del vicepresidente sobre el grado de escolaridad del opositor Continue reading

El periódico oficial Juventud Rebelde (JR) pidió este lunes "esclarecer" las circunstancias de la muerte del opositor Adrián Sosa, fallecido "en condiciones sin aclarar" el pasado mes de marzo.

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Activistas y miembros de la sociedad civil cubana sostuvieron este viernes un primer encuentro con los sacerdotes católicos José Conrado Rodríguez y Castor Álvarez, según informó el Foro por los Derechos y Libertades (ForoDyL).

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Entrevista a los opositores cubanos Antonio Rodiles y Ailer González Continue reading
"Ha sido un gran día para los cubanos y para la libertad" Continue reading
Antonio Rodiles y Ailer González opinan sobre el inminente cambio en la política de EEUU hacia Cuba Continue reading
"Se debe exigir al régimen que cese la represión" Continue reading

El opositor Antonio Rodiles calificó este miércoles de "paso positivo" los cambios respecto a la política de EEUU hacia Cuba que se espera anuncie el propio presidente Donald Trump este viernes en Miami.

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"La Seguridad del Estado está tremendamente preocupada y muy agresiva en la cuestión de todas las fotos que yo he estado subiendo de esbirros y repudiantes de la Seguridad del Estado que han estado presentes en los actos de repudio de la campaña #TodosMarchamos, como en otros momentos. En muchos casos yo he sido el fotógrafo, en otros Ángel Moya u otros activistas", señaló el activista y fotógrafo Claudio Fuentes.

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Los opositores Antonio Rodiles, líder del Foro por los Derechos y Libertades (ForoDyL), y su esposa y activista Ayler María González, fueron detenidos este jueves después de haberse dirigido a una unidad policial de La Habana para indagar sobre el paradero del fotógrafo Claudio Fuentes, informó a DIARIO DE CUBA el exprisionero político Ángel Moya.

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"Un triunfo en Venezuela es un triunfo contra el totalitarismo castrista, contra el castrochavismo", dijo la activista Ailer González Mena en un vídeo difundido este sábado por el Foro por los Derechos y Libertades (ForoDyL).

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"Todo lo que esté dando beneficio al régimen y no al pueblo debe ser revertido", consideraron los opositores Antonio G.

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El opositor hizo un llamado a reorientar el deshielo entre EEUU y Cuba Continue reading

"Tarde o temprano en Cuba la situación se tornará violenta" y por eso es necesaria la ayuda de Estados Unidos para que esta transición "se haga de una manera pacífica", dijo el opositor Antonio Rodiles este miércoles en la tarde durante el panel "Cuba en una encrucijada: Cómo el presidente Trump puede apoyar la libertad en la Isla" que tuvo lugar en Lehrman Auditorium de la

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Entrevista a Ailer González Mena, directora artística del proyecto Estado de Sats y miembro de #TodosMarchamos Continue reading
Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana, 9 November 2016 – The elections in the United States, with the victory of the Republican Donald Trump and the defeat of the Democrat Hillary Clinton, contrary to the predictions of most polls, has captured the attention of the world’s public opinion in recent hours due to the decisive nature … Continue reading "Opponents of the Cuban Regime React to the Election of Trump / Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 6 November 2016 – On Sunday morning, the police arrested for the third time this week the researcher and marine biologist Ariel Urquiola, who has been holding a peaceful protest in front the National Oncology and Radiology Institute (INOR) since Thursday. He is demanding medical treatment for his sister, Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola, … Continue reading "Biologist Ruiz Urquiola Arrested for Demanding Medicine for His Sister / 14ymedio" Continue reading
EFE (via 14ymedio), 29 September 2016 — The dissident and leader of the Cuban punk-rock band Porno para Ricardo, Gorki Águila, said in Miami on Thursday that the “plan” of the Cuban regime is “to mutate into a perfect tyranny” with an “image much more whitewashed before the world. ” The government of “the Castros … Continue reading "Gorki Águila: “The Castro Regime Wants To Mutate Into A Perfect Tyranny” / EFE – 14ymedio" Continue reading

There are trying times up ahead for the opposition, as the regime continues to act with impunity, reported members of civil society consulted by DIARIO DE CUBA after a week of intense repression and violent surgical strikes against the independent Legal Information Centre (Cubalex).

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El activista del Foro por los Derechos y Libertades (Foro DyL), Rolando Reyes Rabanal, fue detenido por fuerzas del régimen a su llegada el sábado a La Habana, procedente de Colombia, informó a DIARIO DE CUBA el líder de la organización Antonio Rodiles.

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Los medios de comunicación de Cuba no son cronistas de su época, como ocurre en todo país normal. Cuando el castrismo sea ya solo el recuerdo de una  larga pesadilla, muy poco de lo escrito en la prensa plana, o difundido en la TV, la radio, el cine, internet  o los ensayos publicados en la Isla, tendrá realmente valor histórico o sociológico.

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El American Enterprise Institute (AEI) de Washington organiza un conservatorio este 18 de mayo con el opositor Antonio G. Rodiles, quien analizará la situación de los derechos humanos en Cuba y el papel de la política de EEUU hacia la Isla, indica la institución en nota de prensa.

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Varios activistas fueron detenidos por agentes de la Seguridad del Estado y la PNR Continue reading

Fuerzas del régimen desplegaron un operativo el jueves en La Habana para impedir a numerosos activistas asistir a un taller sobre derechos humanos y otros temas, organizado por el Foro por los Derechos y Libertades (Foro DyL), denunció uno de sus líderes, Antonio Rodiles.

"Íbamos a hacer un taller sobre derechos humanos y discutir otros temas de actualidad, pero organizaron (la Seguridad del Estado) un operativo en los alrededores de mi casa y arrestaron a todas las personas que venían".

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La policía política cubana volvió a reprimir y arrestar a las Damas de Blanco y Antonio Rodiles, entre otros disidentes Continue reading
Cubanet, Rafael Alcides, Havana, 13 May 2015 – Extremely worried, doctoral candidate in physics Antonio Rodiles and his wife the actress and political activist Ailer Gonzalez, in their home, related to me two events that I have prayed over, that … Continue reading Continue reading
Cubanet, Ignacio Gonzalez and Osmel Almaguer, Havana, 13 May 2015 – A Mass for the deceased Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, opposition leader, and Harold Cepero, activist, was held this afternoon at the Church of Los Pasionistas in Havana, with Rosa María … Continue reading Continue reading
The repression against the Ladies in White, opposition activists and human rights defenders in Cuba, that we have seen during the last couple of weeks is alarming. The increase of violence from the authorities has come as a result from … Continue reading Continue reading
Cerca de 56 Damas de Blanco y 38 miembros de diferentes movimientos opositores del país, fueron detenidos por la Seguridad del Estado Continue reading
Unfortunately we do not have the resources to translate and subtitle all the wonderful videos coming out of Estado de Sats and the Forum for Rights and Freedom, but for our many readers who do understand spoken Spanish, we just … Continue reading Continue reading
Tercer domingo consecutivo en que la Seguridad del Estado interviene de forma violenta en la manifestación pacífica de las Damas de Blanco Continue reading
[1]14ymedio, 17 April 2105 – This Friday morning, the Forum for Rights and Freedoms convened a group of activists to a meeting under the title After the Summit in Panama, what next?  The event took place at the home of Antonio González Rodiles, director of the opposition group Estado de Sats.About 70 attendees heard testimony from Berta Soler, Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez, Gorki Águila, Roberto de Jesús Guerra and other activists who participated in the Civil Society Forum during the recently concluded Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama.The discussions addressed issues related to the restoration of relations between Cuba and the United States and on the actions taken by the representatives of civil society sent to Panama by the Cuban government.[1] http://translatingcuba.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/468.thumbnail.png Continue reading
[1]Violently arrested at Carlos III and Infanta, a large group of Ladies in White and activists, among them Angel Juan Moya [2].12April 2015, 2:40 PM Havana time [1] http://translatingcuba.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Screen-Shot-2015-04-12-at-11.40.45-AM.png [2] https://twitter.com/jangelmoya Continue reading
[1] [2]Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana, 9 April 2015 – The discussion parallel to the Panama Summit (Summit of the Americas) lacks the presence of Antonio G. Rodiles, because the Cuban government, very "opportunistically," has retained his passport.A recognized opposition activist and director of the Estado de Sats (State of Sats) civic project, this talkative, jovial, controversial man who was young athlete, doctor of science and professor at prestigious universities in the United States, one day decided to leave the comfort of academic life to return to Cuba and challenge the regime, building, in his own home, a space for public debate as an alternative to the stagnation that affects Cuban society.The announcement of the conversations between the governments of the Cuba and the United States has generated different positions among the Cuban dissidence. The opinions of Antonio G. Rodiles in a certain way deviate from those of the rest of the opponents, calling attention to those things that should be paramount at the dialog table where many do not feel represented.“From my point of view,” warns Rodiles, “is very illogical to accept a path where there is no clear request to the regime in Havana. We all know that the principal objective of the regime is to maintain itself in power. They cannot maintain it much longer because this elite is going to die of natural causes and clearly they are working for the transfer of power to their family. (…)"If the international community (…) allows them to make this transition without asking anything in return it is going to be happiness for them, and anguish for us Cubans (…). Our position has been made clear against a political process, we are peaceful fighters and we believe the solution for Cuba has to be a peaceful and a political one but this must be through a clearly defined process, there must be transparency, which was not what happened (…)."It is clear that in a negotiation process not everything is going to be said, not all points are going to be put on the table, but at least the line and the logic of what you want to accomplish should be, and so far we have not seen that Cubans’ civil and political rights are the end point of this conversation, and this is what overwhelmingly concerns us.”Although the constant dedication of the Estado de Sats project consumes a great part of his social and family life, Antonio G. Rodiles – who affirms that he grew up “hearing the Voice of America and Radio Marti,” and without hearing “that Fidel and Raul Castro were heroes,” despite being the nephew of one of Raul Castro’s trusted confidants – agreed to meet with us, for hours, to talk about what we wanted to know about his past, his obsessions, his personal perspectives on a democratic future, and even his daily life, shaped by a sense of commitment to his ideas and with respect for dialogue, qualities that have made him a true leader for a good part of the opposition within and outside Cuba.Video below is in Spanish[embed]https://youtu.be/z9O4mPLu-fA[/embed][1] http://translatingcuba.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Screen-Shot-2015-04-09-at-12.26.11-PM.png [2] http://www.cubanet.org Continue reading
"La disidencia no crece más por la represión del gobierno cubano". Vea vídeo con entrevista a Antonio G. Rodiles Continue reading
[1] Forum for Rights and Freedoms: Declaration VII Summit of the Americas April 2015 Violations of fundamental rights in Cuba are enshrined in the current legal system. The full exercise of these fundamental rights is considered directly opposed to the interests “of the Cuban people in building socialism and communism.” The so-called constitution establishes the ownership and control of the State and the Communist Party over the communication media and mass distribution. The Law of Protection of National Independence and the Economy of Cuba, known as the Gag Law, sets sentences of up to 20 years for those who attempt to violate this provision. Trade unions, civic, professional and human rights associations that do not profess the official ideology are not recognized. Those who attempt to organize meetings or found independent associations can suffer imprisonment, dismissal, harassment or intimidation. Thousands of Cubans have paid, even with their lives, for trying to exercise their freedoms. The Penal Code defines “pre-criminal dangerousness” and applies it according to the standards of a supposed “socialist morality.” Arrests, imprisonments and beatings of human rights activists, political opponents and independent journalists are recurring. The use of violence on the part of paralegal groups as a form of social control has been one of the most abhorrent practices of the Castro regime. This deplorable experience has been exported to other Latin American nations, as was the case of the Dignity Brigades 25 years ago in Panama, and the so-called Collectives in Venezuela today. Economic rights are also violated and the entrepreneurial capacity and character of Cubans struggling against a regime obsessed with control. Corruption, taxes that smother micro-businesses, total State control over imports and exports, the absence of property rights, make up a part of our scenario. The economic situation is dire. The regime has ratified dozens of international treaties on the issue of Human Rights, although it refuses to ratify the Human Rights Covenants of the United Nations. However, the majority of these standards have not been applied to the legal system, becoming a dead letter. The Castro regime continues to hide fugitives from justice for common crimes and terrorism. It violates international norms as in in the case of the recent arms trafficking and maintains a “complicit silence” about the trafficking of Cubans to the United States through third countries. We do not accept the mutation of a neo-Castro authoritarianism, where the old elite transfers power to its political and family heirs. The sovereignty of our country does not rest on a despotic and corrupt regime. It rests in the people and, in particular, in those of us who fight for a true democracy: with political pluralism, an independent judiciary, freedom and human rights. Where we Cubans can define our destinies through consultations and free and transparent electoral processes, as set out in important opposition documents such as: The Agreement for Democracy, or the Forum for Rights and Freedoms Roadmap. No society can be viable if it oppresses the human being. To accept that there are different interpretations of our freedoms constitutes a tactic that validates authoritarianism as an alternate form to democracy on our continent. We appeal to the solidarity and the just support of the entire regional and international community to initiate the urgent path to the democratization of our nation.[1] http://translatingcuba.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Screen-Shot-2015-04-08-at-12.21.54-AM.png Continue reading
Your speech at the extraordinary ALBA summit reconfirms that you and your group are going to try to hold onto power at all costs. It doesn’t matter if the Cuban people are sunk in misery and desperation, it doesn’t matter if your children continue to escape this disaster, you people intend to remain and to demolish everything.Your speech said that Cuban “civil society” will unmask the mercenaries and their bosses, I again remind you, your brother and your group are the greatest traitors and anti-Cubans and your spokespeople and repressors are the real mercenaries.You have imprisoned, executed, expelled, punished, harassed and humiliated great Cubans, you and your brother will go down in history as the worst sons of this land.If you are so sure of your pathetic spokespeople, why do you block an important group of Cubans who want to travel to Panama? Why impose limits on our freedom of movement? Why have you cancelled passports? If you and your band weren’t so sinister, your false discourse would be laughable.You won’t allow ex-prisoners from the Group of 75 to travel, people like: Ángel Juan Moya, Arnaldo Ramos Lauzarique, Eduardo Díaz Fleitas, Félix Navarro, Héctor Fernando Maseda, Iván Hernández Carrillo, Jorge Olivera, Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello, José Daniel Ferrer, Oscar Elías Bicet. And artists like: Ailer González Mena and Tania Bruguera. And activists like: Egberto Escobedo, Hugo Damián Prieto Blanco and Antonio G. Rodiles, among others.You fear being face to face with worthy Cubans, you tremble at the mere thought that you will hear sharp and direct truths face-to-face. You and your brother, you are nothing more than dark dictators whom we will manage to throw out so that our people, once and for all, can live in freedom, peace and prosperity.Antonio G. Rodiles, 17 March 2015 Continue reading
Se informó que los días 19 y 20, la Red de Bibliotecas Cívicas Comunitarias celebrará el Primer taller de Derechos Humanos, en los predios de la sede de Estado de Sats Continue reading
El líder opositor y coordinador del proyecto Estado de Sats ha cuestionado al gobernante cubano y sus declaraciones el día de ayer, en la Cumbre del ALBA Continue reading
Entrevistada por Antonio G. Rodiles, la líder de las Damas de Blanco habló sobre la actualidad de la organización, y sobre la polémica generada alrededor de la misma en los últimos días Continue reading
En la sede del proyecto Estado del Sats se realizó ayer “El Café Satso”, con la artista Tania Burguera como invitada Continue reading