Reports from Cuba: Opposition march in Havana in remembrance of Orlando Zapata Tamayo

Enrique Diaz Rodriguez reports in Cubanet from Havana via Translating Cuba: Opposition March in Havana in Remembrance of Orlando Zapata Tamayo Nearly eight years after the physical disappearance of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, nineteen human rights activists staged a march in Havana streets in remembrance of the Cuban opposition martyr. The group of activists, made up … Read more

On the 8th anniversary of the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, murdered by Cuba’s apartheid dictatorship

Eight years ago today, on February 23rd, 2010, Orlando Zapata Tamayo took his last breath here on earth. After the countless beatings he suffered from the fists, boots, and clubs of Cuban State Security thugs, his irreparably broken body could no longer hold on to life. Nevertheless, despite the horrific violence and brutality subjected on … Read more

Where were you the day Orlando Zapata Tamayo died?

Born on May 15, 1967, Orlando Zapata Tamayo died on February 23, 2010 following seven years of unjust imprisonment combined with physical and psychological torture at the hands of the Castro dictatorship in Cuba. He was a human rights activist who was recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience. About the song “Orlando … Read more

Reports from Cuba: Judge, then lawyer, now imprisoned Julio Ferrer Tamayo talks about corruption in Cuban judicial system

Waldo Fernandez Cuenca in Diario de Cuba: A judge, then an independent lawyer, and currently in prison, Julio Ferrer Tamayo talks about the corruption of the Cuban judicial system Before becoming an independent lawyer, Julio Ferrer Tamayo had a long career as a judge and attorney within the Cuban judicial system. During those years (1988-2004) … Read more

Reports from Cuba: Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Resistance Front holds congress in Havana

By Arturo Rojas Rodriguez in Translating Cuba: Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Resistance Front Holds Congress in Havana Cubanet, Arturo Rojas Rodriguez, 3 December 2015 – This morning, in the Havana municipality of Boyeros, 53 members of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Resistance Front, representing several regions of the country, held their first congress and launched … Read more

Question of the Day – Is this what Orlando Zapata Tamayo died for?

After so many brave and courageous Cubans have selflessly given their lives in the struggle for freedom and respect for human rights in Cuba, President Obama’s new policy of embracing and supporting the  apartheid Castro regime prompts Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo to raise an important question on his Facebook wall (my translation): “What did Orlando … Read more