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    Obama arrives in Cuba; hopes visit will usher in change

    Obama arrives in Cuba; hopes visit will usher in change By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer Updated 1139 GMT (1939 HKT) March 21, 2016 Story highlights The presidential trip to Havana is the culmination of a three-year effort to restore ties to the island The regime in Havana has shown little movement toward improving […] Continue reading

    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

    Obama’s trip to Cuba provokes strong emotions

    Obama’s trip to Cuba provokes strong emotions Obama will make the first visit by a sitting president in nearly 90 years Major issues still separate the two countries But progress has been made since rapprochement announced Dec. 17, 2014 BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Symbolic, an effort to burnish his legacy and prevent his Cuba policies […] Continue reading

    The Castros’ New Friend

    The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector uponentering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately […] Continue reading

    Rosa Maria Paya For the Future of All Cubans Without Castro

    Rosa Maria Paya For the Future of All Cubans Without Castro Posted on March 7, 2015 In recent years my country has been engaged in a deception. The Cuban government is changing the Law, but ignoring the rights of the people, which were sequestered over half a century ago. More people are allowed to enter […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissidents, divided on U.S. outreach, call for more consultation

    Cuban dissidents, divided on U.S. outreach, call for more consultation By Karen DeYoung February 3 Visiting Cuban dissidents told Congress on Tuesday that while they might disagree on the wisdom of President Obama’s new policy toward Cuba, they were united in believing that further U.S. engagement with Havana should be based on consultation with political […] Continue reading

    Rubio clashes with State Dept. at Cuba hearing

    Rubio clashes with State Dept. at Cuba hearing BY CHRIS ADAMS MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU 02/03/2015 1:40 PM 02/03/2015 9:41 PM WASHINGTON Sen. Marco Rubio began an assault on the White House plan to relax trade, travel and diplomatic restrictions with Cuba, telling top administration officials Tuesday that he didn’t think it would be effective and […] Continue reading

    Radio and TV Martí have roles to play as Cuba enters a new era

    Radio and TV Martí have roles to play as Cuba enters a new era By A. Ross Johnson and S. Enders Wimbush January 9 at 8:08 PM A. Ross Johnson, a fellow at the Wilson Center and the Hoover Institution, was director of Radio Free Europe from 1988 to 1991. S. Enders Wimbush was director […] Continue reading

    Human rights activists search for signs of Cuban prisoner release

    Human rights activists search for signs of Cuban prisoner release BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/06/2015 7:00 AM 01/06/2015 8:04 PM Staffers at the Miami-based Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba have been calling the relatives of dozens of long-term Cuban political prisoners non-stop in recent days to see if anyone has been freed as part […] 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

    Sudden U.S. Thaw Worries Cuban Dissidents

    Sudden U.S. Thaw Worries Cuban Dissidents By VICTORIA BURNETT and WILLIAM NEUMANDEC. 26, 2014 HAVANA — Sitting in her brother’s spare apartment, near a blinking plastic Christmas tree, Sonia Garro was relishing her newfound freedom, happily trading her prison garb for a purple dress and flip-flops with bright pink plastic bows over the toes. Ms. […] Continue reading