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In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area July 2, 20178:26 AM ET CARRIE KAHN

In recent years, a growing number of news and political websites have popped up in Cuba. Some are taking… Continue reading

Cuba, resistencia y activismo. Tres rostros en el límite Difundir los rostros de la oposición cubana es un deber Sábado, junio 3, 2017 | Miguel Iturria Savón

VALENCIA, España.- Cuba, aquella isla que transitó de la libertad a la dictadura,… Continue reading

Cuban Counterintelligence Plays Hardball with Journalists / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 17 April 2017 — Money is no object. When it comes to thwarting, harassing and repressing intellectuals or journalists, there are always enough funds in military’s coffers to write… Continue reading

The Countdown Begins For Raul Castro’s Departure From Power / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 24 February 2017 — On February 24 of next year Raul Castro must leave the presidency of Cuba if he is to fulfill the promise he has… Continue reading

Column: What’s Next for Cuba? Alvaro Vargas Llosa 12:06 a.m. EST December 21, 2016

One would think there is no doubt in anybody’s mind about Fidel Castro’s horrific legacy. And yet we have heard important leaders say some outrageous things.… Continue reading

What’s next for Cuba? Updated December 19, 2016 11:34 AM By Alvaro Vargas Llosa, InsideSources.com

One would think there is no doubt in anybody’s mind about Fidel Castro’s horrific legacy. And yet we have heard important leaders say some outrageous… Continue reading

HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba Two offerings coincide with strongman’s death. Glenn Garvin | December 3, 2016

HBO should get a little trophy from the television industry for giving executives something to talk about at holiday parties besides falling… Continue reading

A subdued Cuba comes to grips with news of Fidel Castro’s death BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

He was a master of stagecraft until the end.

Fidel Castro’s death, announced Friday night, came on the same day in 1956 — Nov.… Continue reading

Tania Bruguera: Cuban artist fights for free expression How the internationally renowned dissident artist turned a performance piece into a fight for freedom of expression. by Carlos Manuel Alvarez Carlos Manuel Alvarez is a Cuban journalist.

Havana, Cuba – It… Continue reading

Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four… Continue reading

What’s next for Fidel Castro’s large immediate family in Cuba? BY JUAN O. TAMAYO El Nuevo Herald

The death of Fidel Castro has raised uncomfortable questions about the future of his immediate family, a group remarkable both for its size… Continue reading

In Cuba, online media pry open state grip on news October 27, 2016

Havana (AFP) – Abraham, Elaine and Jose are under 30, and they’ve pulled off the unthinkable in Cuba — they are producing online news, prying open the… Continue reading

Whether covering an ice cream company or a hurricane, Government and independent journalists encounter the same obstruction of their work OSMAR LAFFITA ROJAS | La Habana | 27 de Octubre de 2016 – 10:59 CEST.

The arbitrary arrest of a… Continue reading

Cuba dissident: Fake site duped me into ending hunger strike Published September 14, 2016 Associated Press

HAVANA – Guillermo “Coco” Farinas became one of Cuba’s best-known dissidents by starving himself — launching two dozen hunger strikes demanding government concessions on… Continue reading

Millennials lead private media opening in Communist-run Cuba By Sarah Marsh

HAVANA (Reuters) – A handful of independent, web-based news outlets in Cuba are chipping away at the Communist-run island’s half-century state media monopoly, challenging the official version of reality.… Continue reading

Biden: U.S. can talk human rights in Cuba ‘without pushback’ By SUSAN CRABTREE (@SUSANCRABTREE) • 9/7/16 7:14 PM

Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration’s ability to talk to Cuba and other Latin-American countries about human rights “without pushback,”… Continue reading

Cuba government filtering mobile text messages, dissidents say September 5, 2016 By Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s Communist government is filtering mobile phone text messages for key words such as “democracy” and “human rights” and then blocking them, dissidents… Continue reading

A Conversation with Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo / Regina Anavy

Regina Anavy, Reykjavic, June 27, 2016 — Crossing paths with Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo in Reykjavic, Iceland, on June 27, 2016, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with… Continue reading

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