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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

UA: 76/17 Index: AMR 25/6001/2017 Cuba Date: 31 March 2017 URGENT ACTION


Two days after Fidel Castro’s death, a family of four human rights defenders were arrested in Holguín, south-east Cuba. They received a… Continue reading

Health Of Three Siblings On Hunger Strike In Cuba Worsens

14ymedio Havana, 27 March 2017 — The health of the siblings Fidel Batista Leyva, and Anairis and Adairis Miranda Leyva is worsening, as Monday marked their 21 days on a… Continue reading

Cuban dissident leader to Trump: ‘Treat Cuba like a dictatorship’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Frustrated by what they see as “indolence” from the previous administration, some Cuban government opponents are urging President Donald Trump to backtrack current Cuba policy… Continue reading

Cuba’s New Minister of the Interior Inaugurates His Tenure With a Repressive Wave Across the Country / 14ymedio, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 11 January 2017 — While in the United States Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary… Continue reading

State Security Tactics in Cuba / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 11 May 2016 — Daniel Llorente Miranda, 52, is a spontaneous dissident. He doesn’t belong to any opposition party, nor is he an un-gagged journalist. He is on his own.… Continue reading

Vladimir Morera Bacallao Ends Hunger Strike / 14ymedio Posted on January 4, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 4 January 2016 – Government opponent Vladimir Bacallao Morera has ended his hunger strike, having begun to eat on 30 December, according to information received… Continue reading

UNPACU Reports More Than A Hundred Activists Arrested / 14ymedio Posted on August 16, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 16 August 2015 — From the early hours of Sunday the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) denounced the arrest of more than 130… Continue reading

Fabiola Santiago: Some new immigrants from Cuba need a second look BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com

Cuban immigration is stirring up a hornet’s nest of concern, with good reason.

Are some of the Cuban newcomers victims fleeing oppression and economic hardship… Continue reading

More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The Ladies In White / 14ymedio Posted on August 2, 2015

The writer Angel Santiesteban with the Ladies in White at the Gandhi Park at the exit of the church… Continue reading

Is Cuba ready to come in from the cold? 14 April 2015, 17:44 UTC By Robin Guittard, Caribbean Campaigner at Amnesty International

The Cuban government marked a historic first in Panama over the weekend, as the Caribbean island’s President, Raúl… Continue reading

The Ladies in White Should Change Their Political Profile / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 20, 2015

Ivan Garcia, 11 March 2015 — During the hot summer of 2013 I remember Blanca Reyes, wife of the poet and journalist Raul… Continue reading

Exiled Ladies in White members demand leader’s resignation after YouTube video NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 02/18/2015 7:38 PM 02/18/2015 11:07 PM

After appearing before two recent U.S. congressional hearings seeking freedom for political prisoners and respect for human rights in… Continue reading

Fabiola Santiago: In Havana, a wicked, unexpected act BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO FSANTIAGO@MIAMIHERALD.COM 02/17/2015 7:08 PM 02/17/2015 7:27 PM

In Cuban Miami, the past is never too far away.

One of the most poignant stories my mother tells about our lives… Continue reading

El Crítico: Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba 02/06/2015 2:38 PM 02/06/2015 10:08 PM

HAVANA During his years behind bars, Angel Yunier Remón Arzuaga staged a 27-day hunger strike and refused to wear the prison uniform. Now, as the… Continue reading

Activists Denounce Act of Repudiation Held During Child’s Birthday Party / 14ymedio

Posted on November 30, 2014 This morning several activists reported an act of repudiation against members of the Network of Community Journalists and Communicators in the eastern city… Continue reading

Activists denounce acts of repudiation during a child’s birthday party / 14ymedio Posted on November 25, 2014

14ymedio, Manzanillo, 22 November 2014 – This morning several activists reported an act of repudiation against the members of the Community Network of… Continue reading

Crisis Among Cuban Dissidents? / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 19, 2014

The egos and grandstanding are projecting an uncertain outlook within the peaceful opposition in Cuba. It’s like a symphony orchestra without a conductor, where musicians play their own… Continue reading


Further information on UA: 201/13 Index: AMR 25/003/2014 Cuba Date: 15 July 2014 URGENT ACTION sentencing of three brothers postponed

The sentencing of three prisoners of conscience originally scheduled for… Continue reading