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Cuba: 50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ Kyodo via AP Images by FRANCES MARTEL 6 Mar 2017
The Cuban anti-Communist group Ladies in White reports at least 50 of its members were arrested this weekend following… Continue reading
The Archbishop of Havana Receives the Ladies in White DDC | La Habana | 17 de Febrero de 2017 – 10:54 CET.
The leader of the Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco), Berta Soler, and María Cristina Labrada Varona, representing… Continue reading
Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say
Cuban opposition activists have said the number of arbitrary arrests of dissidents rocketed to nearly 10,000 last year. The government on the one-party communist island denies holding any political prisoners.
In a… Continue reading
Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez/Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 3 September 2016 — If you are considering sending a text message to a friend to wish him a… Continue reading
‘People are complaining openly in Cuba and this has never happened before’ Leading dissident Antonio Rodiles has been arrested more than 50 times this year, but he says he has moments of optimism about political change in Cuba @naomilars Wednesday… Continue reading
New Cuban journalism emerges on the internet, beyond official and opposition media
Digital journalism has arrived in Cuba, in the Cuban way. BY DANIEL WIZENBERG Knight Center
Rodolfo Romero is 27 years-old. He received money from the government to finance… Continue reading
Former Cuban Prisoner: Human-Rights Violations Remain Armando Valladares 9:25 AM ET
Armando Valladares is the author of Against All Hope, about the 22 years he spent as a prisoner in Castro’s gulags. Despite renewed ties with the U.S.
Many of… Continue reading
“The Cuban justice system is seriously corrupt” DDC | Oslo | 26 Mayo 2016 – 9:03 pm.
For more than 15 years the Cubalex Legal Information Center has been providing free guidance to Cubans, who, lacking resources and information, must… Continue reading
The regime again prevents the Ladies in White from attending mass at Santa Rita DDC | La Habana | 17 Mayo 2016 – 10:47 am.
This Sunday the regime again prevented the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) from making… Continue reading
The Repression Obama Did Not See in Havana / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 22 March 2016 — Just when Air Force One landed at 2 pm at the Andrew military base on the way to Havana, forty-six Damas de Blanco… Continue reading
Cuba: Remembering founder of Ladies in White movement Tim MacGabhann Al Jazeera 9 April 2016
La Havana, Cuba – The ashes of Laura Pollan, the talismanic leader of Cuba’s Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) human rights movement, were recently… Continue reading
Despite Obama visit, global spotlight, Havana cracks down on dissidents
Dozens of protestors were detained in Cuba Critics accuse Obama of ignoring the island’s human-rights record Short-term arrests and detentions are common tactics
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As they have… Continue reading
In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip by SANDRA LILLEY , JOHN BRECHER and CARMEN SESIN
The 90 miles separating the island of Cuba from the United States seem just a little closer as Havana prepares… Continue reading
Cuba: CSW marks ongoing struggle of Ladies in White on International Women’s Day Monday, March 7, 2016 8:29 pm.
Ladies in White, Havana 2012 Wiki image CC BY-SA 3.0 Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is marking the ongoing struggle and enduring… Continue reading
White House: Cuba has no say on Obama-dissidents meeting
Washington (AFP) – The White House on Friday said Cuba’s communist government will have no say in which dissidents President Barack Obama meets during his visit to the island later this… Continue reading
Cuban protest artist El Sexto: ‘You have to keep at it until you change their minds’ By Louise Tillotson, Researcher on the Caribbean at Amnesty International, 21 December 2015, 00:01 UTC
Danilo Maldonado Machado, known as “El Sexto”, is a… Continue reading
Cuba: Human Rights Day crackdown on dissidents likely after month of mass arrests 10 December 2015, 13:34 UTC
Cuban human rights activists are at increased risk of detention or harassment from the authorities amid demonstrations on International Human Rights Day,… Continue reading