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    LETTER TO OBAMA – MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA – RSF

    LETTER TO OBAMA: MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016. Next week, President Barack Obama will visit Cuba, the first sitting President of the United States to do so since 1928. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written an open letter to President Obama asking […] Continue reading

    Where Are Cuba’s Political Prisoners?

    Where Are Cuba’s Political Prisoners? Fifty-three of those jailed by the Castros were supposed to have been freed in the Obama deal. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Jan. 4, 2015 5:47 p.m. ET Who and where are the 53 Cuban political prisoners that President Obama promised would be freed by Havana as part of a deal […] Continue reading

    Castro foes not ready to quit

    Castro foes not ready to quit By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: January 4, 2015 TAMPA — Day after day for four months, Roberto Pizano was marched from inside a prison to a pond holding human waste from a tuberculosis hospital nearby. As punishment for his crimes against the revolution of Fidel Castro, Pizano […] Continue reading

    U.S. condemns Cuba’s ‘practice of repressing’ after activists detained

    U.S. condemns Cuba’s ‘practice of repressing’ after activists detained BY DANIEL TROTTA HAVANA Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:43am EST (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday condemned what it called Cuba’s practice of repression following the detention of several activists, in the first major test of President Barack Obama’s policy shift toward normalizing relations with […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissidents say Yoani Sanchez’s husband, others detained in Havana

    Cuban dissidents say Yoani Sanchez’s husband, others detained in Havana BY DANIEL TROTTA HAVANA Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:58pm EST (Reuters) – Cuban police detained at least four political opponents on Tuesday, including the husband of prominent blogger Yoani Sanchez, hours before a performance artist planned to stage an unauthorized open microphone event, dissidents said. […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissidents shaken by U.S. rapprochement, seek new tactics

    Cuban dissidents shaken by U.S. rapprochement, seek new tactics BY DANIEL TROTTA HAVANA Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:21pm EST (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s decision to end five decades of enmity with Cuba has shaken the island’s political dissidents, dividing their ranks and forcing them to rethink tactics. Throughout the Cold War and beyond, the […] Continue reading

    Castros the beneficiaries of perilous policy shift

    Castros the beneficiaries of perilous policy shift BY HELEN AGUIRRE FERRÉ HAGUIRREFERRE@GMAIL.COM 12/20/2014 2:00 PM 12/20/2014 7:00 PM President Obama just blew oxygen into the moribund Cuban economy — and its governing elite — by announcing the reestablishment of full diplomatic relations and economic concessions, a dramatic shift in diplomatic relations between the two countries. […] Continue reading

    Obama’s decision, pro and con

    Obama’s decision, pro and con 12/18/2014 7:10 PM 12/18/2014 7:10 PM President Obama’s historic opening to Cuba is long overdue — and has a chance of hastening the Castro dictatorship’s demise. Critics of the accord should explain why they believe a policy that has failed miserably for half a century could ever work. What is […] Continue reading

    Obama gives the Castro regime in Cuba an undeserved bailout

    Obama gives the Castro regime in Cuba an undeserved bailout By Editorial Board December 17 at 5:37 PM IN RECENT months, the outlook for the Castro regime in Cuba was growing steadily darker. The modest reforms it adopted in recent years to improve abysmal economic conditions had stalled, due to the regime’s refusal to allow […] Continue reading

    Obama’s Cuba Opportunity

    Obama’s Cuba Opportunity After 50 years of perfect policy failure, the U.S. has a political opening to help a reforming Cuba prosper. By PHILIP PETERS • December 16, 2014 George Washington’s farewell address did more than warn against permanent alliances that could “entangle” our young Republic in the “ambition” and “rivalship” of others in ways […] Continue reading

    U.S. Engagement With Cuba Is Worth the Risk

    U.S. Engagement With Cuba Is Worth the Risk Ted Henken, an associate professor of sociology and Latin American studies at Baruch College, is a co-editor of “Cuba in Focus” and a co-author of “Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape.” He is on Twitter. OCTOBER 12, 2014 In March 2013, the Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez told […] Continue reading