Ileana Ros Lehtinen: Massive Crackdown in Cuba With The Unjust Arrests of Antunez, Yris Perez Aguilera, Berta Soler, Angel Moya, and Dozens More

From the offices of U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL): Jun 11, 2014 Massive Crackdown in Cuba With The Unjust Arrests of Antunez, Yris Perez Aguilera, Berta Soler, Angel Moya, and Dozens More, Says Ros-Lehtinen “The only thing that totalitarian thugs in Havana are interested in is prolonging their stay in power and continuing to deny … Read more

Hope and Change in Obama’s Cuba: More than 50 dissidents arrested in another Sunday of violent repression

Cuba’s apartheid dictatorship served up another heaping helping of Obama’s Hope and Change yesterday arresting more than 50 peaceful dissidents on what is now the 24th consecutive Sunday of violent repression on the island. Martí Noticias has the report (my translation): Arrests during the #TodosMarchamos [#WeAllMarch] campaign More than 50 activists were arrested for the … Read more

Leaders of Cuba’s pro-democracy movement write letter to U.S. congress, denounce Obama’s Cuba policy

Letter from Cuban Pro-Democracy Activists To the Congress of the United States It is with profound concern that we implore the Congress of the United States of America to read this letter directed against the strong campaign being waged to unconditionally lift the economic sanctions that weigh upon the Cuban dictatorship. This campaign seeks to … Read more

Reports from Cuba: The Mass and repression in Revolution Square

By Ivan Garcia: The Mass and Repression in Revolution Square Almost everyone in Cuba remembers what they were doing on January 21, 1998. Stephen, who works in a steel factory southeast of the capital, recalls that he walked more than nine miles to attend the Mass of Pope Wojtyla in Revolution Square, the sacred precinct … Read more

Dozens of human rights activists in Cuba arrested to prevent them from attending papal mass

Of course, you cannot blame Pope Francis for the violent repression being carried out by the Castro dictatorship while he is in Cuba. The Cuban regime is doing what it has done for more than a half century. However, by the same token, neither can you give Pope Francis credit for doing anything about it. … Read more

Castro State Security arrests dissidents on their way to greet Pope Francis on his arrival in Cuba

Cuba’s Castro regime did what everyone (including the Pope and Obama) expected them to do yesterday and arrested several prominent dissidents on their way to Havana to greet the Pope on his arrival to the island. These dissidents make up only a portion of the dozens of dissidents who have been arrested by Cuban State … Read more

Reports from Cuba: Cuba awaits the Pope in record heat and repression

By Ivan Garcia: Cuba Awaits the Pope in Record Heat and Repression For Nicolás Sarmientos, 73, making his usual rounds between the farm market, the bodega and the carters who sell fruits and vegetables in Havana is almost an extreme sport. Although in theory we are knocking on the door of autumn, in Cuba the thermometers are … Read more

Reports from Cuba: Ladies in White denounce arrests that began early Sunday morning

14yMedio via Translating Cuba: Ladies in White Denounce Arrests That Began Early Sunday Morning 14ymedio, 30 August 2015 — The leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler, reported several arrests of opponents and independent journalists beginning early today. Those detained were prevented from attending Mass at Santa Rita Church and from participating in the … Read more