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    Miami archbishop says pope’s visit will help bring Cubans together

    Miami archbishop says pope’s visit will help bring Cubans together BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who will be leading his third pilgrimage to Cuba for a papal visit this month, says it’s no accident that Pope Francis chose to go to Cuba before a three-city visit to the United States. With the […] Continue reading

    Cremata Expresses an Artist’s Bellyful Against Cultural Repression

    Cremata Expresses an Artist’s Bellyful Against Cultural Repression / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya Posted on July 15, 2015 “What right does anyone have to rule over everyone’s thoughts?” The question, deeply subversive towards the Cuban reality, is at the heart of the open letter that artist Juan Carlos Cremata recently sent to an unknown Culture officer […] Continue reading

    In ‘historic step,’ Obama announces full diplomatic relations with Cuba

    In ‘historic step,’ Obama announces full diplomatic relations with Cuba BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Casting aside more than a half century of hostilities, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and open respective embassies on July 20. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, he called […] Continue reading

    The Cuba Deal – How Raúl Castro Duped Obama

    The Cuba Deal: How Raúl Castro Duped Obama 2/27/2015 @ 2:14PM GUEST POST WRITTEN BY Néstor T. Carbonell Mr. Carbonell is an international affairs consultant and author of “And The Russians Stayed: The Sovietization of Cuba.” On December 17, following a year and a half of secret negotiations with the Castro regime, President Obama trumpeted […] Continue reading

    Musings of a Blind Man (2)

    Musings of a Blind Man (2) / Angel Santiesteban Posted on February 23, 2015 Angel Santiesteban, 7 January 2015 — To know that there is a Cuban who knew how to work against the dictatorship makes it easier to bear that the regime’s five spies are now back on Cuban soil. I rejoiced when it […] Continue reading

    Cuba detains fewer dissidents following detente with U.S.

    Cuba detains fewer dissidents following detente with U.S. BY DANIEL TROTTA HAVANA Mon Feb 2, 2015 2:51pm EST (Reuters) – Cuban police detained 178 opposition activists in January, the lowest monthly total in more than four years as Cuba entered talks with the United States to restore diplomatic relations, a dissident human rights organization said […] Continue reading

    Talk to Cuba’s democracy advocates

    Talk to Cuba’s democracy advocates BY FRANK CALZON FRANK.CALZON@CUBACENTER.ORG 01/19/2015 5:06 PM 01/19/2015 5:06 PM This week, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson will travel to Havana to continue negotiations with the Cuban authorities. We wish her Godspeed, and hope that besides talking with her Cuban counterparts, Ms. Jacobson will meet […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Nightmare and Obama’s Deal

    Cuba’s Nightmare and Obama’s Deal Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 12:13 PM By Christopher Ruddy Newsmax I totally disagree with President Obama regarding his overture to Cuba and believe it will prove a giant mistake. Still, I don’t believe the GOP should stop the President’s initial steps should go “normalize” relations, such as setting up embassies […] 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

    The situation of religious liberty in Cuba

    The situation of religious liberty in Cuba / Mario Lleonart Posted on January 9, 2015 The delegation from Instituto Patmos, invited by United for Human Rights to the celebration of the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. During all of 2014 this blog, Cubano Confesante, I examined the best part of the […] 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