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Cuba Dissidents

A Necessary and Useful Change

Eliécer Ávila | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Eliécer Ávila

I share the idea of a new approach that focuses on the people and not on their rulers, who are definitively not going to change now that they are in their nineties and covered with money.

Conquering Democracy Is Our Task

Miriam Celaya | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Miriam Celaya

The independent civil society in Cuba can now choose between two attitudes: clinging to the anachronism of belligerency and the entrenchment that we have criticized the regime so much for, or assuming the challenges offered by the new era.

A View From Havana on Cuban-U.S. Relations

Miriam Leiva | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Miriam Leiva

Inside Cuba, many dissidents and opponents support the new American approach in the relations with the Cuban government, but many others do not.

Some Cuba Dissidents Freed After New Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

By Daniel Wallis and Daniel Trotta HAVANA, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Cuba freed some leading dissidents on Wednesday after holding the...

'Hackathon For Cuba' Begins In Miami

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.31.2014 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Technology experts are gathering to brainstorm ways to improve access to the Internet and information in Cuba, considered the one of th...

Leading Cuban Dissident Arrives In Brazil After Decade-Long Travel Ban

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 04.20.2013 | World

FEIRA DE SANTANA, Brazil — Boisterous protesters backing the Cuban government blocked the Monday screening of a documentary featuring Cuba's bes...

Leading Cuban Dissident Hospitalized

AP | Posted 09.03.2012 | World

HAVANA -- A leading Cuban dissident who was once a state-economist has been hospitalized for 10 days with serious liver problems, but his wife said Mo...

Cuban Vice President's Daughter Crosses Border and Requests Asylum in the United States

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This post is for Marino Murillo, Cuban Vice President and father who, a few days ago, saw his daughter Glenda leave into exile.

Cuban Dissidents Detained Ahead Of Papal Visit

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities detained a prominent dissident and dozens of her colleagues early Sunday, then rounded up more activists while they ...

Crowd Blocks Cuban Dissident Group From Leaving Home

AP | By PETER ORSI | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

HAVANA -- A raucous pro-government crowd shouting insults and slogans blocked a group of Cuban dissidents from launching a protest march in Havana on ...

When My Sister Can't Protect Me

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

It's been a year since my sister and I were victims of arbitrary arrest. Here is the audio recording I managed to make that day with my mobile phone.

Cuba's Longest-Held Political Prisoner To Be RELEASED

Yahoo! News || Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cuba will free its longest-held political prisoner, jailed since 1985, and send him to Spain as the government continues to ship opponents out of the ...

The Country of Long Shadows

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

There are two men on the corner. One of them wears a headset attached to one ear while the other looks toward the door of the building. In Cuba, every non-conformist has a group of political police pursuing him.

Catholic Church Brokers Deal To Free 52 Cuban Dissidents

Religion News Service | By Richard Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Allen Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Roman Catholic Church has brokered a historic deal to release 52 political prisoners in...