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Cuban delegation disrupts UN meeting on … and shouting in Spanish "Cuba Yes, US Blockade No!… Continue reading
… Obama, as Washington and Havana forged a closer relationship. … Cold War characterisation of Cuba and tightening trade and … resolution, including calling on Cuba to "fully grant … the plight of Cuban political prisoners. Protesting Cuban and Bolivian … Continue reading
… Obama, as Washington and Havana forged a closer relationship. … Cold War characterisation of Cuba and tightening trade and … resolution, including calling on Cuba to "fully grant … the plight of Cuban political prisoners. Protesting Cuban and Bolivian … Continue reading
… Obama, as Washington and Havana forged a closer relationship. … Cold War characterizations of Cuba and tightening trade and … resolution, including calling on Cuba to "fully grant … the plight of Cuban political prisoners. Protesting Cuban and Bolivian … Continue reading
Cuban diplomats and supporters disrupted a UN meeting spotlighting country's political prisoners, banging on tables and shouting in Spanish "Cuba Yes, US Blockade No!" It was impossible to hear US Deputy Ambassador Kelley Currie and other officials. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
… Amb. Currie stated forcefully, “Cuba’s political prisoners are an … and disturbing.” Chants of “Cuba Yes, Blockade No” echoed … diplomatic relations with Havana in 2015. While the Cubans certainly have … what has happened in Cuba since Castro’s communist … Continue reading
… action against the Bolivian and Cuban delegations after they disrupted a … plight of political prisoners in Cuba -- damaging U.N. property … unprofessional conduct and require the Cuban and Bolivian delegations to pay … property damage they caused.” The Cuban Mission has already demanded an … Continue reading
… action against the Bolivian and Cuban delegations after they disrupted a … unprofessional conduct and require the Cuban and Bolivian delegations to pay … to be sent directly to Cuba.” The Cuban Mission has already demanded … physical threat. Haley welcomed the Cuban call for an investigation and … Continue reading

"In our country there have been no political prisoners since the triumph of the Revolution in 1959," states the most recent statement put out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba (MINREX), in response to the session backed by the U.S. government at the UN seeking the release of Cuban political prisoners.

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… . REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Protesting Cuban diplomats shouted, chanted and banged … the meeting, Cuban diplomats chanted “Cuba si, bloqueo no (Cuba yes, blockade no … President Donald Trump has tightened. Cuban U.N. Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez … Continue reading
Cuba’s political prisoners was drowned out by the noise of Cuban diplomats banging on tables and voices screaming, “Cuba yes … embargo against the island nation. Cuban diplomats were using both hands … Cuban regime responsible for its human rights violations and supporting the CubanContinue reading
… Trump administration is “holding the Cuban government responsible for human rights … ’s like in Cuba if the government of Cuba behaves like this … doesn’t reflect the Cuban people or the Cuban nation as a whole, just the regime.” The Cuban Mission … Continue reading
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Protesting Cuban diplomats shouted, chanted and banged … on the plight of Cuban political prisoners. Cuban diplomats protest the launch … the meeting, Cuban diplomats chanted “Cuba si, bloqueo no (Cuba yes, blockade no … President Donald Trump has tightened. Cuban U.N. Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez … Continue reading
… , Oct 16 (Reuters) - Protesting Cuban diplomats shouted, chanted and banged … the meeting, Cuban diplomats chanted "Cuba si, bloqueo no (Cuba yes, blockade … President Donald Trump has tightened. Cuban U.N. Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez … political prisoners held by the Cuban government. The campaign it launched … Continue reading
… States on the plight of Cuban political prisoners. The diplomats managed … ;Lift the blockade of Cuba!" and "Cuba yes, blockade no … ; manner TIMOTHY A. CLARY, AFP Cuban Ambassador Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo slammed … end decades of enmity with Havana. This year, the vote will … Continue reading
… meeting on the plight of Cuban political prisoners at the United … "Lift the blockade of Cuba!" and noisily pounded tables … 130 political prisoners held in Cuba. Cuba had formally protested the meeting … end decades of enmity with Havana. This year, the vote will … Continue reading
… release. (Unión Patriótica de Cuba) HAVANA – A Cuban dissident group said Tuesday the … of the Patriotic Union of Cuba, Ovidio Martin Castellanos, told The … for the release of Cuban political prisoners. Cuba says the Trump administration … rights reforms from other countries. Cuba says the island's … Continue reading
A Cuban dissident group said Tuesday the … of the Patriotic Union of Cuba, Ovidio Martin Castellanos, told The … for the release of Cuban political prisoners. Cuba says the Trump administration … rights reforms from other countries. Cuba says the island's … Continue reading
… UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Cuba's permanent representative to … Charter. She also warned that Cuban authorities will hold the UN … political prisoners and accuses the Cuban government of being responsible for … detentions. The ambassador said that Cuba rejects these allegations in the … Continue reading
… fundamental democratic freedoms, but the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations … any moral authority to judge Cuba, when its current administration drives … moderate a discussion on the Cuban detainees. Luis Almagro, secretary general … Race and Equality; and former Cuban political prisoner Alejandro Gonzalez Raga … Continue reading
… :57 EDT, 15 October 2018 Cuba has asked UN Secretary-General Antonio … on the plight of Cuban political prisoners. Cuban Ambassador Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo … release. UN officials will meet Cuban diplomats to discuss their concerns … end decades of enmity with Havana. Advertisement Sorry we are not … Continue reading
… ;friendly" gathering with Communist Cuban diplomats to the United Nations … of Cuban heritage who advocate for a democratic Cuba Libre (Free Cuba). Also … the Union City-based Association of Cuban Former Political Prisoners' headquarters … Continue reading
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
This legislation highlights Iranian regime’s ominous record of hostage-taking and human rights abuses, including the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners WASHINGTON, DC, USA, April 27, 2018 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- Organization of Iranian … Continue reading
This legislation highlights Iranian regime’s ominous record of hostage-taking and human rights abuses, including the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners WASHINGTON, DC, USA, April 27, 2018 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- Organization of Iranian … Continue reading
Tegucigalpa, March 30 (RHC)-- Four months after Juan Orlando Hernandez was re-elected as president of Honduras in a dubious election filled with irregularities, the people of Choluteca took to the streets to demand his resignation, protest the rising cost … 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
14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 16 March 2018 — When, in December 2014, the US President at the time, Barack Obama, and Cuba’s General-President Raúl Castro unexpectedly announced the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the reactions on both sides of the Straits of Florida were immediate. As is often the case with Cuban … Continue reading "Reasons and Lack of Reasons Surrounding Political Dialogue" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia and Leonardo Santos, 15 March 2018 — It is difficult, for the macho mentality that prevails among Cubans, to relate to a woman with bold attitudes that require determination and bravery. Regarding Rosa María Payá Acevedo, freelance journalist José Hugo Fernández said that “she has a graceful, elegant appearance, a candid look.” This is the leader … Continue reading "Interview with Rosa Maria, Oswaldo Paya’s Daughter / Iván García" Continue reading
Cubanet, Enrique Díaz Rodríguez, Havana, 19 February 2018 – Nearly eight years after the physical disappearance of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, nineteen human rights activists staged a march in Havana streets in remembrance of the Cuban opposition martyr. The group of activists, made up of women dressed in white and members of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo … Continue reading "Opposition March in Havana in Remembrance of Orlando Zapata Tamayo" 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
Diario de Cuba, 30 January 2018 — Forced into exile by the Cuban regime, the Legal Information Center (Cubalex) has undergone a “radical and painful change”. However, reorganized in the USA, it aims to continue along the project’s same line: “to internationally denounce the Cuban State for its human rights violations, and spotlight the situation in the country. ” … Continue reading "‘Cuban civil society fails to utilize the mechanisms to report human rights violations’" Continue reading
Diario de Cuba, 30 January 2018 — Forced into exile by the Cuban regime, the Legal Information Center (Cubalex) has undergone a “radical and painful change”. However, reorganized in the USA, it aims to continue along the project’s same line: “to internationally denounce the Cuban State for its human rights violations, and spotlight the situation in the country. ” … Continue reading "‘Cuban civil society fails to utilize the mechanisms to report human rights violations’" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 1 January 2018 — In a letter published on Sunday, the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) criticized the European Union for maintaining a “dialogue without demands” with the Cuban government. That complaint was published on the eve of the trip to Cuba of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security of the EU, … Continue reading "Cuban Observatory For Human Rights Criticizes EU for Dialogue With Cuba “Without Demands”" Continue reading
Santiago de Chile, December 15 (RHC)-- Chile’s Supreme Court has jailed three Augusto Pinochet-era agents for their role in murdering a trio of political prisoners during the country's 17-year military dictatorship.  Army Lieutenant Colonel Sergio … Continue reading
Cubanet, María Matienzo, Havana, 23 November 2017 — According to Claudio Fuentes, photographer and human rights activist, he’s started doing something like ten interviews and they haven’t published any of them. Maybe it has to do with that mania he has to be always behind the camera, pointing the lens at the Ladies in White, other activists … Continue reading "Claudio Fuentes: "I Do Not Want to be an Opponent One More Day"" Continue reading
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 20 November 2017 — Several impounded trucks and numerous drivers demanding respect for the law have been the results of the stiffening of police controls, in recent weeks, on the transport of agricultural products in the municipality of Alquízar, located in Artemisa province. Around a dozen truck owners complained to 14ymedio … Continue reading "Alquízar’s Truckers Challenge the Police, Showing Them the Wording of the Law" 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
Barcelona, November 9 (RHC)-- Strikes and protests are taking place throughout Catalonia to demand the region’s independence and the release of several former Catalan authorities and independence activists who protesters describe as political prisoners.   … Continue reading
Pedro Campos, Miami, 2 November 2017 – Once again, as expected, the United Nations condemns the United States embargo on Cuba. This annual exercise is part of the diversionary masquerade of the Castro regime to try to make the naïve believe that it is the United States that is the main culprit in Cuba’s economic and … Continue reading "The US Embargo and Cuba’s Internal Blockade in Times of Halloween" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 30 October 2017 — The leaden sky presaging rain did not stop Hector, 79, from roasting chicken breasts and a snapper over charcoal. In his house in Víbora Park in the Arroyo Naranjo neighborhood in the south of Havana, the atmosphere was festive. His brother Humberto, who has lived in Canada for 20 years, was visiting … Continue reading "How Cubans Remember the Missile Crisis / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 30 October 2017 – On Monday, Concepción González was waiting another day at the immigration office at 3rd and 22nd Streets, in Havana’s Playa municipality. The travel and immigration measures announced this Saturday brings to reality her old dream of reuniting with her rafter son. On Saturday, during the IV Meeting of … Continue reading "Coming Changes Emphasize the Contradictions of Cuban Migration Policy" Continue reading