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  • asombra: She’s just a fascist, so who cares? Move along.

  • asombra: “It is difficult but it is not oppressive. It is not to minimize the human rights challenges, but there have been changes...

  • asombra: A couple of excellent pieces (in Spanish) on García Márquez: http://www.libreonline.com/hom e/index.php?option=com_cont...

  • asombra: Don’t blame Castro, Inc. for trying what’s previously worked. Blame those who’ve let it get away with it.

  • asombra: Another suspiciously pro-Castro American politician without a plausible explanation–legitimate explanation, that is....

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Famous Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez Released

I'm happy to report that Yoani was released.  Here, in here own words via Twitter: #Cuba We have just been freed!! 30 hours under arrest and many anecdotes to share — Yoani Sanchez (@yoanifromcuba) October 6, 2012 #Cuba We have been freed! Thanks to all those who raised their voices & their tweets do that […]

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez Arrested – Updated

I just woke up out here on the left coast, checked Twitter, to see this: Cubanet @CubanetNoticias HablemosPress: Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar y Agustin Diaz presos en Dpto Instruccion de #BayamoCuba desde ayer 6pm. Capitol Hill Cubans: Yoani Sanchez Has Been Arrested Prominent Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez has been arrested by the Castro regime, along […]

How many Cubans have to suffer before people see?

Yes, how many years can some people exist Before they're allowed to be free ? Yes, how many times can a man turn his head Pretending he just doesn't see ? Dylan was wrong, the answer is not "Blowin' In The Wind", but hidden by complicit propagandists to a murderous regime, who clearly see and […]

Cuban healthcare provider sends letter to Raul Castro

A Cuba healthcare reality check for those who confuse propaganda with fact. Translating Cuba: Open letter from the General Surgery Department of the “Calixto Garcia” Hospital to the First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raul Castro Ruz The “Calixto Garcia” hospital in Havana […]

Six Years Later: Same Old Raul

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 […]

Cuba: Death threats, beatings, arrests, just another day in paradise

The repression of peaceful dissent in Cuba is relentless and violent.  God help those Cubans who dare to exercise their God given rights, and freely speak out against the regime's atrocities.  This is a sampling of the brutality of the Castro regime's daily method of silencing dissent excerpted from  Varios Arrestos en el Dia del Opositor .   (my […]

Las Damas De Blanco letter to Raúl Castro

In a letter to Raúl Castro dated September 15, 2012 the Las Damas de Blanco demand an end to the unconstitutional violent repressive acts against Las Damas members and their families, including children, committed by the rapid response brigades,  sponsored by the Cuban State Asamblea Naciónal de Poder Polular of the Communist Party of Cuba […]

El Sextos new tatoo

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 for Cuban activist Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez”

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:

Cuban Hunger Strikers Need Our Solidarity and Our Support

For immediate release: Diaz-Balart: Cuban Hunger Strikers Need Our Solidarity and Our Support Washington, D.C. Sept. 13, 2012 Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart spoke on the House Floor regarding the hunger strike underway in Cuba by brave human rights and pro-democracy activists to protest the regime's brutal oppression and the unjust imprisonment of political prisoners. The growing […]

Yoani Sánchez walks us through her “peculiar” passport (English subtitles)

A few days ago I came across this recent video of Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez giving a camera a tour of her passport. It's about the best illustration you could possibly ask for of the regime's deliberate measures to keep the Cuban people from being exposed to life outside the communist bubble. Her passport is […]

Procession of la Virgen de La Caridad del Cobre in Havana

Tissue warning, watch for the Ladies in White.  From Iván.

Remember Cuba’s American Hostage: Alan Gross

From our good friend,  Mauricio Claver-Carone in today's Wall Street Journal: Cuba's American Hostage The White House calls for the release of Alan Gross but puts scant pressure on Havana to let him go. Since December 2009, American development worker Alan Gross has been imprisoned by the Castro regime for trying to help Cuba's Jewish […]

Una pregunta

From one not on board with the alternate reality plan for planet earth; you know the one where Cuba is a member of the U. N. Human Rights Council, has the best healthcare, and it's free!, and all our country's problems could be solved if only we just followed the Cuba model. Am I the only one thinking […]

A young Cuban on liberty and confronting Ricardo Alarcón

"Lamento tener que decirlo así, de este modo. La libertad, para mí, es un sueño. Un sueño que espero que pronto deje de ser sueño. Porque no puedo hablar de libertad si no la he tenido. No puedo hablar de libertad si lo que he conocido de ella es lo poco que he luchado y […]