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Amnesty International Concerned for Safety of Cuba’s “Ladies in White”

Relieved that their oil supply is safe, at least for now, the Castro's are busy at what they do best: Complaining about the non-existent embargo, promoting failure as accomplishment, and repressing peaceful unarmed women wearing white. From Capitol Hill Cubans: AI Concerned For Safety of Ladies in White Amnesty International Calls on Cuba to Allow […]

Cuba reports drastic decline in medical services

If Cuban officials admit a decline in Cuba's Healthcare, how bad is it really? Cafe Fuerte reports a drastic fall in medical services in Cuba. 18.5% decrease in patient beds 33% decrease in the number of hospitals and clinics 9.6%  decrease in the number of public health employees (there are no private health employees in Cuba) […]

More proof that there is no rule of law in Cuba

In normal countries, the family of murder victims have the right to attend the trial of accused perpetrator.  They have a right to witness the judicial process, to know that justice has been fairly served.   We've all seen televised high-profile murder trials over the years, and empathized with the grief and anger displayed by members of […]

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.