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  • asombra: About a month before the forcible seizure, Gabriel García Márquez wrote a substantial piece from Havana on the Elián situation,...

  • 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.

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Cuba: Dr. Oscar Biscet brutally beaten, arrested – Updated

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 […]

Cuban opposition leader Jorge Luis Garcia “Antunez” arrested, whereabouts unknown

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 […]

Tourist response to info about human rights in Cuba: “Please don’t talk to me anymore.”

I received this question from Klout, asking me to respond to an inquiry from a reader whom I assumed was planning a visit to Cuba. What are some things to do in Cuba? My response: I don’t know why you’re visiting Cuba, an island suffering from 54 years of rule by a ruthless dictatorship that […]

Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez” is coming to Los Angeles

It is perfect that the southern California Cuban community welcomes to Los Angeles a hero dedicated to Cuba's freedom, Jorge Luis Garcia "Antunez", and his wife, Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera, founder of the Rosa Parks Feminist Movement for Civil Rights, as we commemorate the revered hero of Cuba's wars for independence, the great patriot and […]

Marc Masferrer and Cuba getting a seat in the UN Human Rights Council

As you may know, Cuba will now have a seat in the UN Human Rights Council: "China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats Tuesday on the U.N. Human Rights Council, riling independent human rights groups who said their election undermined the rights watchdog’s credibility. The General Assembly elected 14 new members to […]

Meet agent Camilo-political police kidnapper

Add this man to your list of those deserving justice when Cuba is free. From Translating Cuba, and in Spanish at Cubanet: Political Police Kidnappers Identified / Leon Padrone Posted on September 12, 2013 agente-camilo-300x209 The political police agent known as Camilo followed the route of the P1 bus, on which the Ladies in White […]

Twitter Campaign: #FreeTheCuban11Million

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: The Castro regime remains intent on coercing the U.S. with its "Free the Cuban 5" (spies) campaign. But the real focus should be on having the Castro regime free the 11 million Cubans captive under its totalitarian dictatorship. If you have agree, join the #FreeTheCuban11Million Twitter campaign.

Cuba: Dr. Biscet denied right to travel

It's wonderful that Cubans, or at least some Cubans, are now allowed to travel. Unfortunately, who gets to enjoy that benefit is not based on human rights, but by the arbitrary criteria of what best preserves the power of a dictator. According to Dr. Oscar Biscet's Twitter account, the Castro regime has decided that Dr. […]

More evidence of Raul Castro’s “reform”

Here is a video depicting some of Raul Castro's reform: violent repression against those who dare expose the truth about Cuba. From UNPACU, no translation necessary. More here.

“The Cuban nation has died, it was murdered”

Far too little attention is given to the true story of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the men who risked and sacrificed their lives in the hope of liberating their homeland, and the international repercussions of that failure. I urge you to watch this interview with Bay of Pig veterans Javier Souto and Jose Regalado. […]

Hollywood premier of ¨Soy La Otra Cuba¨ at Macha Theatre

CUBAN CULTURAL NIGHT Macha Theatre part of Macha Theatre/Films, presents Cuban Cultural Night, celebrating Cuba's independence from Spain, with the premier of the documentary “I Am The Other Cuba" (Soy La Otra Cuba) which sheds light on the current state of Cuba, its revolutionary past, and its uncertain path toward an unknown future. Featuring interviews […]

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart press release on Alan Gross “Abandon unilateral concessions to the Castro dictatorship”

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2012 December 3, 2012 Marks the Three Year Anniversary of American Aid Worker’s Imprisonment Washington, D.C. –Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement on the 3rd anniversary of American humanitarian aid worker Alan Gross’ imprisonment by the Cuban regime: “Today marks three years since Alan Gross, a humanitarian […]

Remembering Laura Pollan and the Ladies in White

Laura, in her own words on why the Ladies in White are out on the street, "We cannot allow our men, our families to be destroyed. We cannot allow them to die in prison." I will always remember Laura Pollan. This inspiring lady, wife, mother, and teacher, never imagined that she would become a political […]

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 […]