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Quito, December 14 (RHC-Agencies)--Ecuador's suspended Vice President Jorge Glas has been sentenced to six years in prison for illicit association and receiving bribes in the corruption scandal involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, a … Continue reading
NORTH DIGHTON, MA, USA, December 12, 2017 / -- Freebird Publishers knows how important it is to stay in touch with your loved ones, helping them stay both informed and entertained while they’re behind bars. This holiday season you … Continue reading
NORTH DIGHTON, MA, USA, December 12, 2017 / -- Freebird Publishers knows how important it is to stay in touch with your loved ones, helping them stay both informed and entertained while they’re behind bars. This holiday season you … Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 8 December 2017 — While the group of young people from a high school in La Víbora, south of Havana, were in a physical education class on a dirt track adjacent to the school, Andrés, 40, with a cardboard box on his legs, masturbated frantically sitting on the cement floor of the basketball court. … Continue reading "Women in Cuba Can’t Take it Any More / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 4 December 2017 — In November, the Cuban authorities carried out 302 temporary arbitrary detentions, a figure that according to the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) is the second lowest since the beginning of 2017. The organization attributes this decrease to the fact that, during the past municipal elections, the … Continue reading "Cuban Government Focused Repression Against Independent Candidates / 14yMedio" 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
Juan Juan Almeida, 25 October 2017 — Pressured by the influential and under the protection of a superior command, a Cuban court imposed a prison sentence on a young self-employed worker who, acting in legitimate self-defense, caused minor injuries to the son of a well-known Cuban sports figure, Ariel Osvaldo Pestano. On July 1, Renny … Continue reading "Where the Influential Are Above the Law / Juan Juan Almeida" Continue reading
… officer Tommy Rigmaiden about the Cuban prison riot. Rigmaiden says a … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 26 November 2017 — Cuban politician Armando Hart Dávalos died on Sunday afternoon in Havana at 87 years of age due to respiratory failure, according to the official press. The news was announced in the midst of the commemoration of the first anniversary of the death of Fidel Castro. Born on 13 June 1930, … Continue reading "Armando Hart Dávalos Dies, Most Loyal of All Fidelistas" Continue reading
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 24 November 2017 — Throughout my adolescence I had a recurring dream related to Mr. Fidel Castro. It used to repeat itself on the nights he delivered those endless speeches in front of hundreds of thousands of people. My fingers would perceive with amazing clarity the texture of the upper edge of … Continue reading "I No Longer Dream Of Fidel Castro" 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
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
… syndicate also known as the Cuban Mafia. It made more than … elder Battle was born in Havana and worked as a cop … after the Cuban Revolution. He spent two years in Cuban prisons after … . could have passed for any Cuban abuelo. "We didn… Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 10 November 2017 — The Provincial Court of Pinar del Río ratified the sentence of three years of deprivation of liberty against Karina Galvez issued last September. The economist was informed on Wednesday of the sentence on appeal and must spend the time of imprisonment under “limitation of freedom” at the home of her … Continue reading "Cuban Court Ratifies Three-Year Sentence Against Karina Gálvez" Continue reading
Mark Cuban is taking exception to Draymond … inmates running the prison.” Now, Cuban wants an apology. “For him … gives one the wrong mindset.” Cuban, one of the more outspoken … employees — that’s just wrong,” Cuban said. “We own equity. We … Continue reading
… to dramatize that dozens of Cuban ballplayers smuggled into this country … other documents to two dozen Cuban ballplayers – including former Miami Marlins … behind “The Plan,” in which Cuban ballplayers moved through an underground … Cuba and immigration laws had to be circumvented to convert the CubansContinue reading
Two men who helped smuggle Cuban baseball stars into the U … grant visas to two dozen Cuban ballplayers, allowing them to sign … the U.S. embargo of Cuba and immigration laws meant the … 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
Madrid, October 30 (RHC-Agencies) --The Spanish Attorney General is expected to deliver a complaint charging the dismissed Catalan government with “rebellion,” a serious crime punishable by up to 30 years of prison. Carles Puigdemont, the dismissed … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 23 October 2017 — A brief communiqué issued Sunday by the Dignity Movement demands for its activists “the citizen’s right to exercise freedom of movement and communication,” following several arrests during this weekend in Palmarito del Cauto, in the province of Santiago de Cuba. The activist Belkis Cantillo, leader of the Dignity Movement, … Continue reading "Dignity Movement Activists Denounce “Repression And Arbitrary Arrests”" Continue reading
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Camagüey, 19 October 2017 — The historical center of the city of Camagüey is once again recovering one of its emblematic attractions, although it is not an old church, a park, or one of the many museums in the city. Paladar 1800 reopened after having been closed for ten months due to a … Continue reading "Paladar 1800 Resurges After Owner Released from Prison" Continue reading
… “attacks” on the island – former Cuban political prisoner and lifetime anti-communist … deployed against American diplomats: that Cuba was merely continuing a longstanding … in Havana out of concerns for their safety and expelled 15 Cuban … size of both offices. The Cuban government, which had previously accepted … Continue reading
Juan Juan Almeida, 10 October 2017 — A US citizen and her husband, a former Cuban diplomat, were sentenced to long prison terms by a military court in Havana on espionage charges. Alina López Miyares and her spouse, Félix Martín Milanés Fajardo, were sentenced to 13 and 17 years in prison, respectively, in a summary proceeding that took place … Continue reading "US Citizen Sentenced to 13 Years for Espionage in Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida" Continue reading
14ymedio, Maria Werlau, Miami, 9 October 2017 — ‘Che’ Guevara’s face adorns T-shirts worn by many opponents of capital punishment, but the flesh-and-blood man displayed a deep contempt for the sanctity of human life. Behind the carefully constructed myth of Che, there is a dark and irreconcilable truth. A cursory look at the extensive bibliography on … Continue reading "The Forgotten Victims of ‘Che’ Guevara" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia,25 September 2017 — If you want to go to the house of the 58-year-old dissident lawyer, Julio Ferrer Tamayo, the busy Esquina de Tejas, which is ten minutes by car from central Havana, can do as a reference point. Four important city streets meet at the famous corner; Monte, Infanta, Calzadas de Cerro, … Continue reading "Interview with Julio Ferrer Tamayo, Independent Cuban Lawyer / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 7 October 2017 — Cuban dissident Darsi Ferret, who has lived in the United States since 2012, was found dead Saturday in West Palm Beach, as confirmed to 14ymedio by his colleagues and family. Ferret, 47, a doctor, was at a local television station planning to launch in that Florida city when he died in … Continue reading "Darsi Ferret Dies in Miami" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 3 October 2017 — Carl-Michel Cloutier, a Quebecois married to a Cuban and a frequent traveler to the island, plans never to return after his last experience. The Canadian was arrested, interrogated, had his belongings confiscated and was threatened with prison and never leaving the country, after coming to the island with humanitarian … Continue reading "Quebecois Arrested in Cuba for Bringing Hurricane Aid Without Going Through the Government" Continue reading
14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 22 September 2017 — Carlos Iván González arrived in Florida in 1980, during the Mariel Boatlift exodus, barely 14 years old. Now, at age 50 and after establishing a family in the United States, deportation is hanging over his head. In 2012, he was sentenced by a state judge to five years in … Continue reading "A ‘Marielito’ Will Be Deported After His Release From Prison After 37 Years In The US" Continue reading
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 25 September 2017 — When leaving the Argos Theater after the performance of Love Letters to Stalin, a good part of the audience needs to shake their heads. Like someone waking from a nightmare, there will be those who, for long minutes, fear that the monsters from the dream might appear around … Continue reading "The Intellectual and Power, More Than an Epistolary Relationship" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 21 September 2017 — Economist Karina Gálvez was sentenced Thursday by the Municipal Court of the city of Pinar del Rio to three years of deprivation of liberty and the confiscation of her home for the crime of tax evasion, a member of the Center for Coexistence Studies CEC) confirmed 14ymedio. A court decision … Continue reading "Cuban Economist Karina Gálvez Sentenced To Three Years In Prison" Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 13 September 2017 — Hundreds of people demonstrated in Havana’s Diez de Octubre neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, protesting the lack of electricity and water after Hurricane Irma. The protest began spontaneously, according to witnesses who spoke with 14ymedio. “We want light! we want water!” and “The people, united, will never be … Continue reading "Hundreds of Havanans Protest in Neighborhood Five Days Without Electricity or Water" Continue reading
… of sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba, has begun on charges of … years in prison.  Menendez, of Cuban descent, is the top Democrat … moves toward normalizing relations with Cuba and asked that the island … Continue reading
Somos+, Karla Pérez González, 28 August 2017 — Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for the Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH), shares his vision on what is happening in Cuba regarding the violation of a series of elementary rights, already surpassed by the majority of systems that govern the continent. The … Continue reading "Edison Lanza and the Lack of Press Freedom in Cuba / Somos+, Karla Pérez González" Continue reading
HAVANA - Yulier Rodriguez Perez was … at least 200 walls in Havana since he moved there about … of his 200 paintings in Havana by Friday as a condition … called Cuba," Rodriguez said during the 14 y Medio interview. CubanContinue reading
Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez, 24 August 2017 — In his hardline speech to Cuban Communist Party (PCC) cadres, Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel killed any illusions some may have harbored that a future government headed by him, following Raúl Castro’s retirement,* would tend towards reforms and be less authoritarian and repressive. Assuming the stance of a … Continue reading "Díaz-Canel: Killer of Illusions / Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez" Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 2 August 2017 — The Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU) is celebrating its six years in the midst of the complicated situation faced by the island’s opposition, assaulted by repression and limited by laws that penalize any form of organized dissidence. Under the leadership of José Daniel Ferrer, UNPACU was born in … Continue reading "Opposition Organization UNPACU Turns Six In Very Difficult Circumstances" Continue reading
London, August 21 (RHC)-- A group of five pro-Palestinian activists in the UK face possible prison sentences after being arrested during protests outside an Israeli-owned weapons manufacturing company. Charged with a breach of the Trade Union and Labor … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 15 August 2017 — The Aguadores prison authorities authorized on Monday the first family visit to the three activists arrested during the protest at the cathedral of Santiago de Cuba on July 26, 14ymedio was told by Reina Silvia González, wife of Alberto Antonio Ramírez Odio, one of the detainees. During the meeting, which … Continue reading "Three Activists Arrested At Santiago Cathedral Receive Their First Prison Visit" Continue reading
Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 May 2017 —  Yes, General, on this point I entirely agree with you: “The enemy uses ever more sophisticated information weapons”. He clearly is the enemy; the one who stubbornly opposes all my people’s progress; the one who brazenly deprives them of their rights; who obliges them to live in misery; … Continue reading "Talking With The Enemy / Jeovany Jimenez Vega" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 5 August 2017 — Economist Karina Gálvez received the prosecution’s petition on Saturday for the alleged crime of “tax evasion.” According to this petition, the member of the Center for Coexistence Studies (CEC) could be sentenced to three years of house arrest and confiscation of her home, she informed 14ymedio. “A messenger from the Tribunal, … Continue reading "Prosecutors Demand Three Years in Prison for Karina Gálvez and the Confiscation of Her Home" Continue reading
… in the abdomen in the Havana area of Katutura on 29 … Continue reading
… prison complex in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the perceived vulnerability of … Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 30 July 2017 — Songwriters are often confused with prophets or leaders. The output of numerous troubadours has ended up molding consciences, erecting political slogans and becoming unquestionable mantras. Every social movement needs its musical soundtrack and in Latin America these loners of the guitar have sonorously accompanied more than one. Chroniclers equipped … Continue reading "The Betrayal Of The Minstrel" Continue reading
…   Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba by the United States. The … Continue reading
… congratulations from the governments of Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua, among others … Continue reading