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UM names interim director for the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

The University of Miami has appointed founder and former senior fellow Andy Gómez as interim director of the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-… Continue reading

Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass by FRANCES MARTEL26 Jun 2017

Over thirty members of the Ladies in White, a peaceful Catholic dissident group in Cuba, were violently arrested over the weekend… Continue reading

Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 19 June 2017 – Over the weekend the official media have repeated ad nauseam the declaration of the government in response to Donald Trump’s speech about… Continue reading

Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 6 June 2017 — The leader speaks for hours on the platform, his index finger pointing to an invisible enemy. A human tide applauds when the intonation of a phrase… Continue reading

Amidst imminent Cuba policy announcement, dissidents express support for some change BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

President Donald Trump’s anticipated announcement on Cuba policy changes has unleashed an unexpected unity on the island: Cuban dissidents of various political stripes agree… Continue reading

Center for a Free Cuba petitions Trump to dismantle Obama Cuba policies BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

The Center for a Free Cuba sent a letter of gratitude to President Donald Trump Wednesday for his decision to come to Miami and… Continue reading

Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

If President Donald Trump outlines his new Cuba policy in Miami on Friday, it could upstage a Central American conference that is bringing regional presidents and… Continue reading

Cuba: From Worse to Impossible (and We Haven’t Hit Bottom Yet) / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 3 June 2017 — In coming days when the administration of the unpredictable Donald Trump, following four months of review, announces its Cuba policy,… Continue reading

Trump’s new Cuba policy: What’s at stake for the island? By Will Grant Cuba correspondent, BBC News From the section Latin America & Caribbean

Warmer ties with Cuba after almost 60 years of hostility was one of President Barack Obama’s… Continue reading

The Ministry Ratifies the Expulsion of Professor Dalila Rodriguez from the University of Las Villas

14ymedio, Havana, 3 June 2017 – The Ministry of Higher Education (MES) ratified the expulsion of Professor Dalila Rodriguez from the Marta Abreu Central University… Continue reading

Autonomy of Cuban Dissidents Will Always Be Beneficial / Iván García

Iván García, 1 June 2017– The majority of the openly anti-Castro opponents I know do not live in lavish mansions nor do they possess items fashioned with the latest… Continue reading

Martha Beatriz Roque: “The Cuban Opposition Has Not Found The Right Path”

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miamia, 25 May 2017 — On the verge of being operated on in Miami for a traumatic cataract caused by a punch from a Cuban… Continue reading

Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom / Iván García

Iván García, 3 May 2017 — Let’s step back in time. One morning in 1985, Yndamiro Restano Díaz, a thirty-seven-year-old journalist with Radio Rebelde, took out an old Underwood and… Continue reading

Cuban activists denounce new methods of repression BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

While the new U.S. president’s policies on Cuba remain uncertain, the government in Havana appears to be more nervous about its domestic opposition than usual, as the island… Continue reading

Karla Pérez Arrives In Costa Rica To Continue Her Studies In Journalism

14ymedio, Havana, 11 May 2017 — Karla Pérez González, the student expelled from the University of Las Villas for her membership in the dissident organization Somos+, arrived in… Continue reading

The Cuban Regime is an Enemy to theFreedom of Expression / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 10 May 2017 — When he is particularly bored, after flicking through the eight channels that there are on the island, 56 year old civil… Continue reading

Dozens Of Ladies In White Arrested On The 100th Day Of TodosMarchamos

14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2017 – At least 38 Ladies in White were arrested this Sunday in Havana, Matanzas, Guantanamo, Ciego de Avila and Santa Clara, during the… Continue reading

Cuban man carrying U.S. flag rewrote monotonous script of Havana’s annual celebration BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

The rehearsals for Havana’s annual May Day celebration went on for weeks. The Plaza of the Revolution was to host hundreds of thousands… Continue reading

Cuban activists fighting racism weigh their fragile relationship with the government BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Almost apologizing because he “doesn’t want to make things worse,” Afro-Cuban activist Norberto Mesa Carbonell recalled how Cuban police arrested him for trying to… Continue reading

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