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Surprise! Obama’s Cuba kumbaya hasn’t stopped the beating and arresting of dissidents

It's Sunday, which in Cuba is also harass, beat and arrest members of the Las Damas de Blanco and dissidents day. Apparently the tyrant in Havana understands that Obama's "We will continue to try to lift up concerns around democracy and human rights" statement is just BS. Reports from Cuba via Twitter: #Cuba Régimen lanza […]

Hope and Change in Obama’s Cuba: Castro regime arrests 20 Ladies in White after Palm Sunday services

Obama's Hope and Change policy of supporting and empowering Cuba's apartheid dictatorship continues to roll along and over the island's peaceful democracy and freedom activists. Via Uncommon Sense: 20 Cuban Ladies In White arrested in Havana Cuban Ladies In White march Sunday in Havana. (Photo by Angel Juan Moya via ICLEP.org) Twenty members of the […]

Reports from Cuba: Two types of dissidence, two policies

By Angel Santiesteban in Translating Cuba: Two Types of Dissidence, Two Policies For the first time in the history of the violations against the Cuban dissidence by the political police of the totalitarian Regime, there are two lines of thought: one subdued and the other more severe. Those in the opposition who have publicly supported […]

Pro-democracy in leader Cuba pens an open letter to the island’s apartheid dictator

By Antonio Rodiles via Capitol Hill Cubans: Raul Castro, You Fear Being Unmasked Open Letter to Raul Castro by Cuban democracy leader, Antonio Rodiles: Your speech at the extraordinary ALBA summit reconfirms that you and your group are going to try to hold onto power at all costs. It doesn’t matter if the Cuban people […]

Reports from Cuba: Activists present proposals for the next phase of US/Cuba relations

14yMedio in Translating Cuba: Activists present proposals for the next phase of US/Cuba relations This Friday, almost 300 activists, artists, journalists, academics and trade unionists representing diverse groups within the Cuban opposition presented a roadmap of proposals for what the civil society movement hopes to see beyond the reestablishment of US/Cuba diplomatic relations. The statement […]

More first fruits from Obama’s appeasement of Cuba’s apartheid dictatorship: Dissidents arrested, free-speech activist disappeared

The basket of Obama's first fruits after throwing a lifeline to Cuba's notoriously repressive Castro dictatorship is filling up fast. Less than two weeks after the U.S. president decided to unilaterally give concessions to Cuba's apartheid regime, Cuban State Security is beating and arresting dissidents and one prominent Cuban artist/activist, Tania Bruguera, has been disappeared. […]

Cuban dissidents blast Obama’s betrayal

Mark Thiessen in The Washington Post: Cuban dissidents blast Obama’s betrayal President Obama is basking in global adulation for his decision to normalize relations with Cuba. But one group is not impressed with Obama’s rapprochement with the totalitarian regime in Havana: the dissidents on the island who are risking their lives for democracy and human […]

Leaders of Cuba’s dissident movement react to Obama’s unilateral concessions to the apartheid Castro dictatorship

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Cuban Dissident Leaders React to Obama's Announcement Cuban dissident leaders react to President Obama's announcement to normalize relations with Castro's dictatorship: "Sadly, President Obama made the wrong decision. The freedom and democracy of the Cuban people will not be achieved through these benefits that he's giving -- not to the Cuban […]

Arrests and harassment once again define International Human Rights Day in Cuba

At the 1968 Democratic Party Convention in Chicago, protesters chanted "The whole world is watching!  The whole world is watching!" as they battled with police. The whole world did indeed watch, over and over, and that event turned out to be a defining moment in American politics. Today in Castrogonia many brave men and women […]

Letter to the Minister of Justice of Cuba

Who are Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello, Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique, Jorge Olivera Castello, Hector Fernando Maseda Gutierrez, Angel Juan Moya Acosta, Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzalez, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, Eduardo Diaz Fleitas, Ivan Hernandez Carrillo, Felix Navarro Rodriguez, Diosdado Gonzalez Marrero, and Librado Ricardo Linares Garcia? They are all members of the group known as the […]

Cuba’s ‘reformed’ Castro dictatorship records 652 political arrests in July, raises yearly total to over 6,500

While a slick propaganda campaign rages on in the U.S. portraying Cuba's repressive apartheid dictatorship as a "reformed" regime the U.S. government and American businesses should be engaging, violent oppression on the island continues at a fevered pitch. Just past the halfway mark of 2014, the totalitarian Castro regime has already recorded 6,550 political arrests […]

Talk of lifting Cuba embargo brings memories of brutality

Guillermo Martinez in the Sun-Sentinel: Talk of lifting Cuba embargo brings memories of brutality "Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it." (George Santayana) A good friend includes the quote from George Santayana at the end of all his e-mails. It is worthwhile remembering it as those seeking rapprochement with Cuba push […]

Sen. Marco Rubio: Castro regime’s repression cannot go ignored

From the offices of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL): RUBIO: CASTRO REGIME’S REPRESSION CANNOT GO IGNORED Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding the latest wave of repression by the Castro regime: “This administration has kept trying to loosen sanctions against the Castro dictatorship, even though all the regime […]

Over 800 dissidents in Cuba sign on to letter rejecting pro-Castro regime campaign in the U.S.

If you were to listen to Fidel Castro's Three Little Cuban-American Pigs (see above), you would think that all but an insignificant handful of dissidents in Cuba stand behind their campaign to unilaterally lift sanctions against the apartheid Cuban dictatorship and pour billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars into the Swiss bank accounts of the Castro […]

Opposition leaders arrested during latest crackdown in Cuba remain imprisoned

Juan Tamayo in The Miami Herald: Two top dissidents still held day after crackdown Jorge Luis García Pérez and his wife Yris Pérez Aguilera were rousted from their beds during an early morning raid Cuban police and State Security agents were still holding dissidents Jorge Luis García Pérez and his wife Thursday, one day after […]