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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 […]

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 […]

The war on women (Communist Cuba version)

(My new American Thinker post) The ladies in white, or “Las Damas en Blanco”, are women who march every Sunday after mass or other services.  They’ve drawn international attention because they are peaceful and simply want freedom in Cuba, or the release of their husbands, sons or brothers from political prisons. Over the years, they’ve […]

Cuba: Castro State Security arrests over 45 Ladies in White

What is considered a "crime" on the island of Cuba under the jackboot of the apartheid Castro dictatorship. Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Over 45 Ladies in White Arrested to Impede Meeting Over 45 Ladies in White were arrested as they tried to meet at their headquarters on Neptuno Street in Havana. Dozens of others were intercepted and turned […]

Castro dictatorship rounding up dissidents in Cuba before CELAC Summit in Havana

Cuba's violently repressive Castro dictatorship is furiously rounding up dissidents to ensure there are no embarrassing disruptions to the CELAC summit they are hosting this week. The last thing the apartheid Cuban dictatorship wants is human rights and democracy activists meeting with foreign dignitaries or publicly protesting while international press cameras are recording. On Twitter, […]

Cuba: Castro State Security violently raids homes of dissidents and confiscates toys destined for underprivileged children

For the Castro dictatorship in Cuba, even the collection of toys for donation to underprivileged children by the island's dissidents is a counterrevolutionary act worthy of a police raid and arrest. Yesterday, homes of dissidents in Cuba were violently raided by Cuban State Security where they confiscated toys and several opposition leaders were arrested. All because […]

Reports from Cuba: The Human Rights Party in Cuba

By Angel Santiesteban in Translating Cuba: The Human Rights Party in Cuba The great specialty of Cuban journalists is to inflate balloons, darken with dust clouds the reality of what happens in the archipelago, and, in passing, to lick the feet of the dictators. The most outstanding in this work are those who write for […]

President Obama should extend a hand to brave Cubans

The Editorial Board of the Washington Post: President Obama should extend a hand to brave Cubans PRESIDENT OBAMA’S homage to Nelson Mandela on Tuesday was moving and heartfelt. He celebrated a “great liberator” who demonstrated the power of words, ideals and actions to change history. But the president added an awkward footnote to his tribute […]