Dr. Oscar Biscet, physician, winner of numerous human rights awards, including the 2008 Presidential Medal of Freedom, was arrested and brutally beaten earlier today. Just in on Twitter, from Dr. Biscet's wife Elsa Morejon: #Cuba @OscarBiscet fue brutalmente golpeado por policia politica cuando lo arrestaron, desconozco donde esta. @AnaJure_Oficial @CSW_UK — Elsa Morejon (@ElsaMorejon) February […]
While Alfy and other morally compromised individuals are busy making deals with the murderous Castro regime, in Cuba, those who disagree and dare to stand up for their human rights suffer violent repression and arrest. Jorge Luis Garcia "Antunez" along with family members were arrested Wednesday. His whereabouts is unknown at this time. Various posts […]
Four years ago this week, we learned of multiple deaths at the Mazorra Psychiatric Hospital in Havana, followed by shocking, graphic photos documenting the deaths. Officially, there were 26 victims; however, opposition sources raised the number of fatalities to 40. The official response initially tried to blame the deaths on cold weather, but the photos […]
Countering the myth that revolutionary Cuba was a thriving utopia before the so-called special period, and the idea that there was a culture of poverty in pre-Castro Cuba, is this excellent article, Antes del 'Período Especial', ¿utopía o distopía?,in Spanish, at Diario de Cuba, by the New Jersey based social sciences professor Rolando Alum (admittedly, […]
Appreciate your freedom folks, as this could be our future. If you think it can't happen here, just consider this: a man just lost his job for stating his religious beliefs, and recently a women who says that old white people need to die received the Medal of Freedom from a president who supports terrorists […]
Beautiful prose born of nightmare totalitarianism ... "It's a gift" Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, via Translating Cuba: (bring tissue) Images of the Day Before The image of the island has been abused in our national imagination. The island as isolation, as continental abandonment, as lyrical gentleness, as the least firm of the earth, as origin […]
Translating Cuba: Girl Forced to Paint a Boat With the Five Cuban Spies / Rosa Maria Naranjo HOLGUIN , Cuba , December 16, 2013 , Rosa Maria Naranjo Nieves / Cuban Community Spokespeople Network / www.cuabanet.org.- On Tuesday 10 December, Human Rights Day, at Pedro Rogena Camay elementary school, in Holguín, Tahimí Miranda Rodríguez, age […]
From ABC.es via Fausta's Blog: Information published by ABC regarding negotiations between Nicolás Maduro’s staff—when he was foreign minister—in an FMLN drug trafficking operation in El Salvador, has corroborated suspicions that existed in Venezuelan political and diplomatic circles. “This news confirms what many already knew about the significant and growing presence of drug trafficking in […]
Why is it that every time there's a news story that is upsetting to the Cuban exile community, readers of liberal websites around the net write the most vile hateful things; ugly hate filled comments they wouldn't dare say about any other ethnic group, and they do so with glee. Not only are they disgusting […]
John Suarez via Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: The price of a "free" education in Cuba Cuba has suffered under a totalitarian dictatorship for the past 54 years and the consequences to children have been incalculable. Below is a report from Iván Hernandez Carrillo about how children are penalized for not going along with […]
Via Rare with Rick Robinson and our very own Alberto de la Cruz: Shaking hands with libertad in Cuba In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama told a crowd in South Florida that his policy towards Cuba would be governed by one word: “Libertad,” Spanish for liberty. “The road to freedom for all Cubans must begin with […]
Via The Washington Times: ROS-LEHTINEN: When a handshake is more than a polite gesture The dangers of rapprochement with the Castro regime by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Sometimes a handshake is just a handshake. Sometimes it symbolizes much more. Let us not forget how the world watched and waited intently to see if there would be a […]
Via Twitter @pepegonzalez00: Translation: These Castro-Chavistas talk like Marx, rule like Stalin, and live like Rockefeller while the people suffer!
Our fearless Managing Editor, Alberto is off vacationing with his family, and today is his birthday. I know he'll check in on us, so Happy Birthday Al, and enjoy being a little older!
This is the 23rd consecutive Sunday of escalating violent repression against peaceful dissidents in Cuba. Here's a sampling of reports from the island via Twitter this morning: @ivanlibre: #Cuba Este es el domingo #23 de arrestos, golpizas, vandalismo y terrorismo d estado contra oposici?n y @DamasdBlanco d Col? ... Leticia Ramos Cuba ?@LeticiaRHCuba2h #Cuba La […]