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Las Damas de Blanco realizaron misas y vigilias bajo asedio Continue reading

Unas 30 Damas de Blanco fueron detenidas el domingo en La Habana, Matanzas y Granma, según reportes preliminares de la situación ofrecidos por fuentes de la disidencia interna.

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La ejecución extrajudicial del activista Hamell Santiago Maz Hernández es la señal escandalosa y brutal de que Raúl Castro activa la "diplomacia de rehenes" que pone la vida de un sector de la población en la mesa de negociación para que Occidente se olvide de la liberación de Cuba.

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Fidel Castro fue un tirano que tuvo éxito en convencer a mucha gente en el mundo democrático de que en realidad él era lo opuesto. El primer ministro de Canadá lo llamó un "revolucionario legendario", mientras que el presidente de Irlanda lo consideró "un gigante entre los líderes globales, cuya visión no era solo la de la libertad para su pueblo sino para todos los pueblos oprimidos y excluidos del planeta".

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Conversamos con Héctor Maseda, ex preso político cubano y viudo de la fundadora de las Damas de Blanco, Laura Pollán Continue reading
Si están o no están las cenizas de Laura Pollán en la bóveda en Manzanillo, el hecho de que en algún momento estuvieran, exige que el lugar sea considerado sacrosanto para la oposición y el exilio Continue reading
Laura Labrada desautorizó a la líder de las Damas de Blanco a usar de nombre de su madre y anunció la creación de la fundación "Laura Pollán", para ayudar a los más desfavorecidos Continue reading
Una mujer que tanto luchó por la libertad de los presos políticos, que sufrió represión y que lideró a las Damas de Blanco, merece un sepulcro a la altura del respeto y admiración que se le tiene Continue reading

Un monumento dedicado a Damas de Blanco y a su fallecida líder, Laura Pollán, quedó inaugurado el sábado en Hialeah, Miami, y acompaña a otros dos erigidos en tributo a los presos políticos cubanos, informa Martí Noticias.

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En las últimas semanas, el movimiento Damas de Blanco se ha visto estremecido por un aparente cisma interno. La principal figura del grupo, Berta Soler, está enfrentando un reto que por momentos parece desbordarla.

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This new graphic design by digital artist Rolando Pulido says a lot in just one picture after the UN voted – once again – the Cuban dictatorship to form part of the Human Rights Council of this organization which defines itself as a promoter of rights and freedoms for all people.  It shows dictator Raul […] Continue reading
This 20th of May 2013, Cuban Independence Day, Cuban exiles and other members of the community of Miami went to the historic Freedom Tower, where hundreds of Cubans passed through in the 1960′s when they arrived to the United States as refugees, to participate in a chat with 3 Ladies in White: Berta Soler (national […] Continue reading
As was recently reported, Ladies in White marched throughout the island this past 12th of May- Mother’s Day.  In Havana, they dedicated their march to Laura Pollan Toledo, leader of the group who died in 2011 in extremely strange and mysterious circumstances.  Her daughter, Laura Labrada Pollan, read some emotional words in her memory.  The […] Continue reading
The Ladies in White marched through the streets of Cuba this Sunday, May 12th, in honor of Mother’s Day, sending out greetings to Cuban women around the world, as well as a special tribute to Laura Pollan Toledo, deceased founder of the group.  It was confirmed that some women suffered reprisals at the hands of […] Continue reading
This Wednesday, May 8th 2013, marks 2 years since human rights activist Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia died after a beating at the hands of the political police in the city of Santa Clara, Villa Clara province, in Cuba. Soto was beat by agents on May 5th 2011 in the mentioned city for the simple fact [...] Continue reading
After Berta Soler’s emotional trip to Miami- the heart of the Cuban exile- she has continued to take the Cuban reality to other places with many exiles, such as New Jersey and now, Puerto Rico.  The following is my translation of a piece by Mario Alegre Barrios, published in one of Puerto Rico’s most famous [...] Continue reading
Here is a video-report with images of some of the events in which Berta Soler, representative of the Ladies in White, took part in the city of Miami, “the capital of the Cuban exile”. The events in this video include the press conference Soler held at the University of Miami, an emotional encounter with ex [...] Continue reading
A number of Ladies in White were violently attacked and arrested by agents of the Cuban dictatorship this Sunday, April 28th, as they tried to assist Mass to pray for the freedom of Cuba. One of the women who suffered the worst beatings was Belkis Cantillo Ramírez, representative of the group for the province of [...] Continue reading
Miami is getting ready to welcome Berta Soler. Soler, representative of the Ladies in White, will participate in a heartfelt tribute to Laura Pollan (fallen leader of the Ladies) and all the victims of the Cuban dictatorship this Saturday, 27th of April, in Coral Gables (Miami) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Merrick Park, in [...] Continue reading
Dozens of members of the Ladies in White assisted Mass this Sunday, April 21st, despite numerous cordons set up by the political police.  The women prayed for the freedom of all political prisoners as they habitually do, and also in solidarity with victims of violence in Cuba, like the 40 hunger strikers of the Patriotic [...] Continue reading
The image of Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero lit up the New York night on Saturday April 6th, thanks to the creativity of exiled Cuban artist Geandy Pavon, as part of a heartfelt tribute to the deceased dissidents, members of the Christian Liberation Movement left dead last July after a mysterious ‘car accident’ which fellow [...] Continue reading
Each Sunday various arrests of Ladies in White in different parts of Cuba are reported, but this 7th of April, the first Sunday of the month, a group of 60 women were detained by the political police in the province of Santiago de Cuba, simply for trying to make it to Mass. Regardless, members of [...] Continue reading
Numerous Ladies in White defied police operations and marched throughout Cuba this Easter Sunday, March 31st, to mark the religious date and also to celebrate the 10th anniversary in which they were founded as a movement composed by the mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, aunts and other relatives of the political prisoners rounded up and jailed [...] Continue reading
“I am here in the name of Laura Pollan“, exclaimed Berta Soler in an emotional video filmed the moment she landed in Spain this Monday 11th of March, “But I am not only here in representation of Laura Pollan, not only of the Ladies in White, but in representation of the Cuban people.  I have [...] Continue reading
0Régimen golpea y aprisiona a mujeres cubanas, mientras sus medios oficiales critican maltrato a mujeres en otros países Continue reading
The pro-freedom groups Independent and Democratic Cuba (CID), Claridad, the Pedro Luis Boitel Movement, the Eastern Democratic Alliance (ADO), the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) and the LGBTA Observatory (an organization which champions rights for Cuban homosexuals) joined forces this Friday, 15th of February, and marched in the Eastern city of Holguin to protest the [...] Continue reading
Closed streets, diverted traffic, countless police vehicles, agents dressed in civilian clothing, and a wave of arrests.  That was how the operation of the Cuban regime against the Ladies in White looked like this Wednesday, February 13th, when women from throughout all the provinces of the country set out towards their national headquarters in Havana [...] Continue reading
Numerous delegates of the local government of Artemisa province, State Security agents and various guards from the ‘Taco Taco’ Prison assaulted, beat and threatened a dissident family with death, including their underage children, this past 14 of October in the town of Manuel Lopez Pena in Artemisa (previously part of Pinar del Rio province). The [...] Continue reading
This Sunday 14th of October, the year anniversary of the death of Laura Pollan, leader of the Ladies in White, operations unleashed by the police forces of the Cuban regime produced numerous arrests throughout the island, but such actions were not able to impede the activities carried out in honor of Pollan. A wide range [...] Continue reading
Un llamado a la tolerancia dentro de la oposición, en esta semana de homenaje a Laura Pollán Continue reading
Berta Soler announced from Havana this past Sunday, October 7th that the Ladies in White, the movement which she represents, have launched a Tribute Campaign in Honor of Laura Pollan’s Memory.  This Sunday, October 14th, will be 1 year since Pollan passed away under mysterious circumstances. The tributes, which will consist of public and peaceful [...] Continue reading
A year ago, on September 24th 2011, mobs organized by the Cuban dictatorship attacked the Ladies in White to keep them from assisting mass on the Day of the Virgin of Mercy. It was at that moment in which one of the last photos of Laura Pollan, former leader of the group, was taken, when [...] Continue reading
The dissident leader suffered strong chest and head pains during his arrest but was denied medical assistance in police unit and local Placetas Hospital.  Meanwhile, activist Atruro Conde Zamora was threatened by police agents that they would fabricate him a crime in order to disappear him. At around 9 AM on the morning of Friday, [...] Continue reading
Agencias - DDC Washington Obama: 'Su compromiso con la democracia y los derechos humanos ofrece un... Continue reading
DDC Washington El acto será este miércoles en el Congreso de Estados Unidos.L... Continue reading
DDC Madrid La fallecida líder de las Damas de Blanco será homenajeada en Washington el próximo 1... Continue reading
Nuevamente la muerte llega de modo extraño al movimiento pacifista cubano; como fabricada en algún laboratorio castrista Continue reading
Agencias Madrid Catherine Ashton: Su muerte es 'una gran pérdida para Cuba'.La... Continue reading
Laura Pollán ya está de regreso como un símbolo de luz en la noche del castrismo. Continue reading
Agencias La HabanaUna vigilia de tres días en memoria de la fallecida líder de las Damas de Blanco, Laura Pollán, concluirá este lune... Continue reading
DDC MadridEl padre José Conrado Rodríguez, párroco de la Iglesia Santa Teresita del Niño Jesús, en Santiago de Cuba, exhortó a las ... Continue reading
DDC Madrid Estará destinada a estudiantes mujeres que muestren 'vocación por defender los derecho... Continue reading
Agencias La Habana Más de 60 mujeres acompañadas por disidentes realizan su primera caminata por ... Continue reading
DDC Madrid Varias Damas de Blanco de la zona oriental de la Isla han sido detenidas. ... Continue reading
Agencias - DDC La Habana A partir de este sábado por la mañana se abrirá un libro de condolencia... Continue reading