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In Havana, Rosa María Payá, President of the Latin American Youth Network for Democracy, was going to bestow the Oswaldo Payá Freedom and Life Award on Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS, and to honor late Chilean President Patricio Aylwin, represented by his daughter, former minister and ex-representative leer más

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Rosa María Payá, presidenta de la Red Latinoamericana de Jóvenes por la Democracia, iba a entregar en La Habana el premio Oswaldo Payá Libertad y Vida a Luis Almagro, secretario general de la OEA, y una mención de honor al fallecido presidente chileno Patricio Aylwin, que recogería su hija, la exministra y exdiputada leer más

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Ever since the trip to Cuba taken by Pope John Paul II, the Cuban Catholic Church's dedication to the defense of human rights has clearly been insufficient. Understandably, some have come to describe this failure as constituting collusion with the dictatorship, especially during the years and years under Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino, who decided to advance the Church’s position on the Island at the expense of not denouncing the social, political and economic crisis induced by the dictatorship.

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Desde el viaje a Cuba del papa Juan Pablo II, la implicación de la Iglesia Católica cubana en la defensa de los derechos humanos ha sido claramente insuficiente. No sin razón, algunos han llegado a calificar esa insuficiencia de complicidad con la dictadura, sobre todo bajo los largos años de arzobispado del cardenal Jaime Ortega Alamino, quien apostó por recuperar espacios para su Iglesia a costa de no denunciar la crisis social, política y económica inducida por la dictadura.

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Fidel Castro Ruz, dictator emeritus, died in Havana at age 90.

As a young, recent Law graduate he took up arms to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Determined to rise to power, he promised democratic elections and the reimplementation of the Constitution of 1940.

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En las últimas semanas, el diario Granma ha publicado varios artículos sobre lo “tramposos” que suelen ser algunos cubanos Continue reading
En respuesta a la nota de Cubadebate: "Revelan proyectos financiados por la NED en el 2015 para la subversión en Cuba" Continue reading

Things are so bad in Cuba that any news about a shakeup in the country's elite - even if it's just a quasi-retirement, like that announced for Jaime Ortega- is good news. 

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