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I hear the echos of the experts, Raul the reformer, Raul the reformer, Raul the reformer, . . . and nothing to show for it, other than more repression. Capitol Hill Cubans: Last month, a tragic anniversary passed (perhaps purposefully) unnoticed by the media. On July 31st, 2006, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro fell ill and [...]
Miami Herald-Cuban artist and dissident Danilo Maldonado Machado, known as El Sexto, has had an image of the late opposition leader Oswaldo Paya Sardiñas tattooed on his back as a tribute to “a man who changed our way of thinking … and was assassinated.” In Spanish at Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo's blog.
Urgent plea from Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, from Placetas, where she advises that Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez is semi-unconscious in the seventh day of a hunger strike for the freedom of Jorge Vázquez Chaviano and cessation of repression against internal resistance. In Spanish, from @AntunezCuba on Twitter YouTube:
Watching the Republican National Convention this evening; listening to the speeches, I at times found myself wiping away tears caused by a gut wrenching response to words affirming our great America experiment in a government of the people, and by the people. I cry easily, I know some might think it corny, but I'm the daughter of [...]
From Pantalla Cubana: The new opponents, with the internet as their main weapon. In Spanish. And this photo, from Por El Levantamiento Popular en Cuba ripped from the video:
Wonderful editorial by Leon Weinstein, an émigré from the Soviet Union, on the dynamics of the election. He clearly explains what choice U.S. voters must make in the upcoming election. [...] For about 6500 years of recorded history humans created a variety of societies ranging from tribal and pastoral to agricultural societies with nobility providing protection in [...]
As we've heard so many times since Raul Castro took the helm in Cuba, the younger of two Communist dictators is a pragmatist. A reformer. He's brought changed to the island's dated, no-longer-sufficient economic system that everyone has known were long overdue. There are signs that the changes Raul has made are paying off. With [...]
Capitol Hill Cubans: Cuban pro-democracy activists Gertrudis Ojeda Suárez and Yoandris Ricardo Mir are each facing two-year prison sentences. Their crime? "Defecating on Fidel Castro's mother." No joke. That's what the official documents stated at a judicial proceeding against them in the eastern town of Banes. The truth is that the couple hung anti-Castro signs [...]
From Capitol Hill Cubans: 200 Political Arrests in Just Two Weeks Thursday, August 16, 2012 According to the independent news agency Hablemos Press, the Castro regime has conducted over 200 political arrests between August 1st-14th alone. Among these were 38 members of the Ladies in White. Additionally, the agency is calling on Amnesty International to [...]
Once again, we are reminded that there is no real freedom in Cuba. When you hear about political prisoners freed in Cuba, it doesn't really mean they are free. It means they are no longer behind prison bars, only behind the bars of the island prison that is Castro's Cuba. If they dare to exercise their God [...]
Many of you will remember the One Cuba campaign petitioning Pope Benedict XVI to meet with human rights leaders in Cuba. In terms of making the struggle for liberty in Cuba a part of the narrative in places where it might otherwise not have been, the campaign was a resounding success. I'd like to invite [...]
Rafael Meneses Pupo, a human rights activist from the Eastern Democratic Alliance, from Los Negritos neighborhood in Banes, Holguin province, affirmed that the regime forces of the political police and State Security have refused him his right to travel to the municipality of Antilla, in the same province of Holguin. The authorities admitted that this [...]
Diario de Cuba: As noted by Capitol Hill Cubans, the participants all remain detained. They are: They are: Lázaro Mendoza García, Jorge González Echendia, Luis Enrique López Torres, José Antonio Pompa López, Ernesto Márquez Herrera and Wilfredo Piloto.
Capitol Hill Cubans: Imagine Teddy Bears Over Havana Does Sweden only support dissidents in Cuba? Of course not. Sweden is a leader in the promotion of human rights and democratic movements in repressed societies throughout the world -- from Cuba to Burma. However, when Swedish youth leader Aron Modig was asked this question at the [...]