Another so-called "reform" under Raul Castro, religious persecution. From Christian Solidarity Worldwide: Cuba: Baptist pastor threatened with criminal charges: Cuban Baptist pastor and religious freedom activist Reverend Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso has received official notice that he may face criminal charges if he does not break ties with “counter-revolutionary elements” in and outside of Cuba, […]
Today's must read from Capitol Hill Cubans: A Grueling (and Tragic) Journey to Freedom at 10:08 AM Tuesday, October 7, 2014 From Reuters: Cuban migrants drank own blood, urine, adrift at sea for 23 days A group of Cuban migrants drank their own urine and blood after the engine of their homemade boat failed, leaving […]
A Miami publication creates a new Cuba economic index, using ahem... "an independent measurement." The Cuba Standard Economic Trend Index, compiled by a team of Cuba-born economists, will offer a monthly outlook on Cuba’s economy by using an “independent measurement,” according to a statement released last week. Organizers say the index will fill the “information […]
It was always others who shed their blood for the dream of a democratic revolution, never the power mad psychopath bent on destroying the island of his birth. From Translating Cuba, by Angel Santiesteban, Cuban dissident writer, blogger, and political prisoner. The “Hero” Who Couldn’t Find the Entrance by Angel Santiesteban A great truth was […]
There are options for internet connectivity in Cuba; it is the dictator's blockade on information that denies Cubans access to the web. Capitol Hill Cubans: More Options for Cubans to Have Internet Connectivity Earlier in the week, we posted "How Cubans Can Have Internet Access Overnight." It's about the O3b Network -- a next generation […]
"No one who speaks or writes about the magnificent Cuban health system has had to have their illnesses or those of their loved ones treated here. Furthermore, many Cuban bigwigs prefer to seek treatment in other countries, even that of the enemy. There must be some reason for this." Translating Cuba: Solidarity or Propaganda? Fernando […]
That's the question of the day for the MSM and all those praising a dictator with a dismal human rights record for using a tragic health crisis for propaganda purposes. Capitol Hill Cubans: Cuba's "Doctor's Without Freedom" Perennially searching for a headline, the Castro regime mounted a press conference last week at the World Health […]
From a nursing home in Cuba, images of malnutrition and inhumane living conditions, all free, unless of course human suffering has value. From Cubanet: View more photos here.
From Translating Cuba, photo of the day by Luzbely Escobar:
Just as it has for decades, Cuba continues to engage in slimy gangster style anti-American, anti-democracy diplomacy. Sadly there are plenty of latrine leaders thrilled to support the thugs in Havana. Obama's Cuba Problem JOSÉ R. CÁRDENAS The last time President Obama met with his Latin American and Caribbean counterparts was not a particularly memorable […]
In memoriam. Gordon McCannel Aamoth. Edelmiro (Ed) Abad. Maria Rose Abad. Andrew Anthony Abate. Vincent Abate. Laurence Christopher Abel. William F. Abrahamson. Richard Anthony Aceto. Erica Van Acker. Heinrich B. Ackermann. Paul Andrew Acquaviva. Christian Adams. Donald L. Adams. Patrick Adams. Shannon Lewis Adams. Stephen Adams. Ignatius Adanga. Christy A. Addamo. Terence E. Adderley. Sophia […]
According to this article in the Nuevo Herald, Ortelio Abrahantes Bacallao, an official of the Ministerio del Interior (MININT) was picked up by the US Coast Guard from a MININT sailboat. He is currently detained in the Carmichael Road Detention Center in the Bahamas.
Thor Halvorssen Hellum, Latin American democracy and freedom fighter, died on July 20, 2014 at age 71 due to a head injury received from a fall in his North Miami home. We join our friend Thor Halvorssen Mendoza, Founder of Human Rights Foundation, in mourning the passing of his father. Our sincere condolences to all […]
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 […]
More on the arrest of Jorge Luis Garica Perez "Antunuez", his wife Yris Perez Aguilera, and other dissidents targeted today's police repression in Cuba. Capitol Hill Cubans: Cuban Dissidents Suffer Violent Crackdown at 3:36 PM Wednesday, June 11, 2014 The Castro regime has unleashed a violent crackdown against Cuba's democracy leaders. Here's a summary: At […]