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Persecution Grows Against Independent Journalism In Cuba

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 June 2017 — Independent communicators in Cuba are victims of an escalating repression, according to a complaint filed Monday by the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights (OCDH), based… 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

Independent journalist detained in eastern Cuba June 23, 2017 5:12 PM ET

New York, June 23, 2017–Cuban authorities should immediately release independent journalist Manuel Alejandro León Velázquez and return his equipment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. State security… 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

Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The Panamanian government has a proposal for a group of Cubans stranded in that country: return voluntarily to the… 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

LGBTQ Americans meet in Havana with fellow Cuban activists BY STEVE ROTHAUS srothaus@miamiherald.com

A delegation of American LGBTQ advocates met Saturday in Havana with “leaders of Cuban civil society” who are demanding that the government there recognize marriage for same-sex… Continue reading

Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND ABEL FERNÁNDEZ ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

An elderly Cuban couple detained upon arrival at Miami International airport following an end to the “wet foot, dry foot”… 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

Independent Journalist Arrested For Investigating The Case Of Karla Pérez González

14ymedio, Havana, 25 Havana, 25 April 2017 — The independent magazine El Estornudo (The Sneeze) has denounced Monday’s detention of its collaborator Maykel González Vivero. The young journalist was… Continue reading

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