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Cuba's Ladies in White, a dissident group whose goal is freedom for all Cuban political prisoners, will receive the Cato Institute's $250,000 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty Thursday at … Click to Continue » Continue reading
… Díaz-Canel is by design. The Cuban regime, he said, has carefully … was named Cuba's minister of education. Cuban media fawned over … Caribbean States. In recent years, Cuban reporters have chronicled his trips … and posted on YouTube by Cuban dissident Antonio Rodiles last year … Continue reading
… Paya, daughter of the late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, after a … The Latest: Pence meets with Cuban opposition leader in Peru LIMA … Trump administration stands with the Cuban people. President Donald Trump has … that U.S. diplomats in Havana say have left them with … Continue reading
… Paya, daughter of the late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, after a … The Latest: Pence meets with Cuban opposition leader in Peru LIMA … Trump administration stands with the Cuban people. President Donald Trump has … that U.S. diplomats in Havana say have left them with … Continue reading
Havana Times, Lynn Cruz, 31 March 2018 — The first Independent Cuban Film Festival organized outside of Cuba coincided with my ban from entering the International Film School of San Antonio del Los Banos. With Cubans from the country of “Miami” taking the lead, the event had as its forerunner another that had been organized … Continue reading "Chronicle of a Journey After Being Expelled / Lynn Cruz" Continue reading
… . Cuba was banned from the OAS between the time of the Cuban … about receiving an invitation, the Cuban government made legitimizing the Venezuelan … occurred at Cuba’s “Thinking Americas Forum,” attended by government-approved Cuban organizations … the event—Cuban government agents publicly assaulted members of Cuba’s dissident … Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 19 March 2018 — On a mid-February day in 2003, a month before the repressive wave against the Cuban dissidence, sometime after 9:00 in the morning it took me almost an hour to board Route 100 bus, which at that time started its route at the corner of Diez de October and O’Farrill, in … Continue reading "How I Remember Cuba’s 2003 Black Spring / Iván García" Continue reading
EFE/14ymedio, Havana, 8 March 2017 — The Oswaldo Payá prize was presented this Thursday, in a symbolic way, to the IDEA initiative, after Cuba refused entrance on Wednesday to the presidents of Colombia, Andres Pastrana, and of Bolivia, Jorge Quiroga, who came to receive the award in an act seen by the Government of the Island … Continue reading "Paya Prize Awarded Without Honorees, In An Event Cuban Government Calls a "Provocation"" Continue reading
… the 1959 revolution. Eight million Cubans were expected to turn out … direct elections. Cuban dissident Rosa Maria Paya, of the Cuba Decide movement … Marco Rubio, who is of Cuban descent, have written to President … , fair and multiparty elections." Cubans who want to demonstrate opposition … Continue reading
… the 1959 revolution. Eight million Cubans were expected to turn out … direct elections. Cuban dissident Rosa Maria Paya, of the Cuba Decide movement … Marco Rubio, who is of Cuban descent, have written to President … , fair and multiparty elections." Cubans who want to demonstrate opposition … Continue reading
14ymedio (with information from agencies), Havana/Miami, 7 March 2018 — The Cuban government blocked the entry to the island of the former presidents of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana, and of Bolivia, Jorge Quiroga, who were sent back to Bogata on Wednesday, after they traveled to Havana to accept the prize that bears the name of the late … Continue reading "Cuba Denies Entry to Two Former Presidents Arriving to Attend the Paya Prize Ceremony" Continue reading
… Clara, Cuba March 11, 2018. — Reuters pic HAVANA, March 12 — Cubans voted yesterday … the 1959 revolution. Eight million Cubans are expected to turn out … direct elections. Cuban dissident Rosa Maria Paya, of the Cuba Decide movement … reality we cannot elect” anyone. Cubans who want to demonstrate opposition … Continue reading
EFE, via 14ymedio, Miami, 1 March 2018 — The Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA), a forum in defense of democracy made up of former presidents and heads of state created in 2015 by two Venezuelans, won the Oswaldo Payá Freedom and Life Prize this Friday. The second annual award of this prize, instituted by the … Continue reading "Paya Award Winners: Former Presidents in Support of Democracy" Continue reading
… choosing a successor to 86-year-old Cuban President Raul Castro when he … top in Cuba. Candidates may be either members of the Cuban Communist … all-powerful Communist Party until 2021. Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel … direct elections. Cuban dissident Rosa Maria Paya, of the Cuba Decide movement … Continue reading
HAVANA: Cuba votes for a new National … top in Cuba. Candidates may be either members of the Cuban Communist … direct elections. Cuban dissident Rosa Maria Paya, of the Cuba Decide movement … we cannot elect" anyone. Cubans who want to demonstrate opposition … Continue reading
HavanaCuba on Sunday designates the 605 … are the leaders of the Cuban Communist Party including Raul Castro … , Guanche said. Cuban dissident Rosa Maria Paya, of the Cuba Decide movement … we cannot elect" anyone. Cubans who want to demonstrate opposition … Continue reading
… be either members of the Cuban Communist Party or not, and … are the leaders of the Cuban Communist Party including Raul Castro … in November. Cuban dissident Rosa Maria Paya, of the Cuba Decide movement … reality we cannot elect†anyone. Cubans who want to demonstrate opposition … Continue reading
HAVANA - Cuba on Sunday designates the 605 … connoisseurs light up at prestigious Cuban festival The legitimacy of the … , Guanche said. Cuban dissident Rosa Maria Paya, of the Cuba Decide movement … we cannot elect" anyone. Cubans who want to demonstrate opposition … Continue reading
HAVANA: Cuba on Sunday (Mar 11) designates … are the leaders of the Cuban Communist Party including Raul Castro … , Guanche said. Cuban dissident Rosa Maria Paya, of the Cuba Decide movement … we cannot elect" anyone. Cubans who want to demonstrate opposition … Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 8 March 2018 — The grandmother was beaten by her spouse, the mother lost the sight of an eye from the fist of a drunken husband and she sometimes goes out in the street with sunglasses to hide the bruises. She is one more, among millions of Cuban women, of the many … Continue reading "24 Hours Are Not The Life Of A Woman" Continue reading
HAVANA – Dissident Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado, known … denounced the Cuban authorities for “confiscating” their passports. Maldonado left Cuba after … buildings in downtown Havana on the night iconic Cuban leader Fidel Castro … Continue reading
EFE, via 14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2018 – “Unwarranted restrictions” on access to and freedom of expression on the internet have been added to the traditional forms of censorship in Cuba, where the government continues to arbitrarily detain and “harass” people critical of it, according to Amnesty International’s 2017-2018 report. The document, released on Wednesday, … Continue reading "Cuba Extends Internet Censorship and Continues to Harass and Arrest Opponents" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 15 February 2018 — He’s like a character out of a dark novel by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez. He turned 30 on December 2, 2017, and the life of Luis Manuel Otero has been marked by survival. He still remembers the 12-hour blackouts when he was a kid, in the middle of the Special … Continue reading "Luis Manuel Otero: From Athlete to Dissident Artist / Iván García" Continue reading
… is a dissident activist in Cuba who, along with painter Luis … art gallery, The Circle of Havana. In December, Ms. Villares was … Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 13 February 2018 — A book of testimonies and interviews, Rapping a Utopian Cuba by writer Alejandro Zamora Montes from the Spanish publisher Guantanamera, was withdrawn by the authorities from the recently concluded Havana International Book Fair, an act that activist Juan Antonio Madrazo Luna labelled as censorship in statements to 14ymedio. Madrazo visited the … Continue reading "Cuban Authorities Confiscate All Copies of a Book About Rap at the Havana Book Fair" Continue reading
"Una incansable campeona” en la lucha por la libertad Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 8 February 2018 — The young woman walks among the booths selling Chinese literature at the Havana Book Fair in search of works by this year’s star attraction, the writer Yu Hua, who finds a passionate readership on the island. With his criticisms of the censorship imposed on his work by the … Continue reading ""Censorship Has Been A Constant In My Work," Laments Chinese Writer Yu Hua In Havana" Continue reading
EFE via 14ymedio, Miami, 7 February 2018 — On Tuesday, February 6, the Miami-Dade County Commission requested that the United States Government, the Organization of American States and the United Nations not recognize a possible transfer of power in Cuba if it is not the result of free elections. The petition was contained in a … Continue reading "Trump, UN and OAS Asked To Not Recognize Transfer of Power In Cuba Without Free Elections" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 1 February 2018 — “What concerns me most right now is to finish building the room for my eldest daughter who plans to give birth to a girl at the end of February,” confesses Eduardo, the warehouse manager of a bakery west of Havana, as drives along in his uncomfortable and tiny Fiat made … Continue reading "Elections and the Future Cuban Government / Iván García" Continue reading
Lia Villares, 5 February 2018 — The low blow of a sudden search of a dissident’s home, orchestrated by members of Cuba’s counterintelligence “with the objective of seizing objects of illicit origin” and using this to accuse us, to charge us with a common crime (“illicit economic activity”), even if only for political motives, is … Continue reading "Defending Freedom is Not a Profession / Lia Villares" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 1 February 2018 — Spain’s People’s Party (PP) demanded the “immediate release” of Eduardo Cardet, leader of Cuba’s Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), claiming in a statement that the Cuban dissident was imprisoned in November 2016, “arbitrarily and under terrible conditions.” The request of the political party, currently at the head of Spain’s government, … Continue reading "Spanish People’s Party Calls for Immediate Release of Cuban Dissident Eduardo Cardet" Continue reading
… White attempted to march in Havana on Sunday to honor José … prisoner, reported the arrests to Cuban-American news outlet Martí Noticias, Soler …  Havana and two in the east, in Guantánamo and Santiago de Cuba … arrests in Matanzas, east of Havana. Moya also noted that an … Continue reading
… to the Spanish Cuban affairs publication Diario de Cuba, Vecino also noted … for sure,” Vecino said. The Cuban regime committed over 10,000 … to the monitor group the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and … Continue reading
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 8 January 2018 — In this century it is impossible to fit into the mold of the politically correct if one exhibits racist, homophobic, sexist or xenophobic attitudes, or when one boasts of wanting to achieve political power through violence. These criteria have been extended in recent years to a large number … Continue reading "Political Correctness and Moral Relativity" Continue reading
EFE (via 14ymedio), Miami, 3 January 2018 — Representatives of the Cuban exile community in Miami, on Wednesday, called Cuba’s new immigration rules “abusive and aberrant”; the rules would allow children born abroad to Cuban parents to qualify for Cuban citizenship, but would deny it to such children of parents opposed to the ideology of the … Continue reading "Denying Citizenship to Children of Cuban Opponents is An "Aberration"" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 12 december 2017 — On 28 January 1976 in Havana, Ricardo Bofull founded the Cuban Committee For Human Rights, along with Edmigio López and Marta Frayde. Forty-one years later, the independent journalist Tania Díaz Castro, in her house in Havana’s Jaimanitas neighborhood, west of the capital, surrounded by dogs and books, recalls that era. “I … Continue reading "Cuba: ’The Human Rights People’ / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Adonis Milán, Havana, 6 December 2017 — For the past two years I have been directing an independent group called Persephone Theater. We recently premiered the play Hamlet Machine, by the German author Heiner Müller, with a staging that shows the overwhelming parallelism between the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) and present-day Cuba. I traveled with this … Continue reading "My First Encounter with State Security" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 17 December 2017 — The Mexican illustrator Joan X. Vázquez has created a series of comics produced by the human rights organization Amnesty International entitled Cuban Lives. These pages illustrate the lives of Cubans and the continuous restrictions to which they are subjected in their day to day existence. The second issue is dedicated to Nadia, … Continue reading "The Consequences of Having "Dissident" Friends" Continue reading
… a short-term resolution for the Cuban “dissident” group currently camping out … Waters and police divisions. The Cubans, who are seeking resettlement in … . UN officials later said the Cubans left the yard Monday night … officials claimed some of the Cubans want to stay in T … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 5 December 2017 — Dissident Eduardo Cardet received a visit from his wife Yaimaris Vecino on Monday, in the Holguin prison where has already served a year, after a trial that his family believes was manipulated by Cuban State Security. Cardet, a doctor by profession and national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement … Continue reading "Eduardo Cardet, a Year in Prison for "Political Reasons"" Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 19 November 2017 – She came to Trinidad and Tobago more than a year ago with “one pair of pants and two blouses.” Kenya Montes de Oca traveled from Placetas, in Villa Clara, with the idea of ​​becoming a mule and living off the import business, but life pushed her towards seeking … Continue reading "Cubans in Trinidad And Tobago, Caught Between Illegality and Hope" Continue reading
… be occurring in Cuba each and every day,” declared Cuban-American Rep. Ileana … ” within the Cuban regime of depriving anti-Castro people in Cuba of the … who has been sent to Havana’s notorious mental institution Mazorra … yelling, “freedom for Cuba!” Zúñiga described Llorente “a Cuban dissident” who was … Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 17 November 2017 — While several business owners from the island connected to the internet in the lobby of the EB Miami hotel a stone’s throw from the international airport, and others drank beer at nine dollars at the bar, a Cuban dissident lawyer who spent more than a decade in Puerto Rico and … Continue reading "The Private Sector, the Most Powerful in Cuba / Iván García" Continue reading
EFE / Via 14ymedio, Havana, 30 October 2017 — The process of nominating candidates for the municipal elections to be held in Cuba on November 26 ended on Thursday without any of the independent applicants associated with the citizen platform #Otro18 (Another 2018) having been nominated, according to Manuel Cuesta Morúa, the platform’s spokesperson. More … Continue reading "No Independent Candidate Made It Through The Filters For Municipal Elections In Cuba" Continue reading
Our apologies for the lack of subtitles on this video. 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 28 October 2017 – On Thursday, after four years of exile, Ofelia Acevedo, widow of Oswaldo Payá, the deceased opponent of the Cuban regime, was not allowed to enter her own country. Acevedo, an activist in her own right, had decided … Continue reading "Oswaldo Payá’s Widow: “The Cuban State did not want to tell me why I can’t enter my own country.”" Continue reading