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Cuba Still Detaining Civil Rights Activists Praised By Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

HAVANA -- Shortly before President Barack Obama became the first U.S. head of state to set foot on Cuban soil in nearly nine decades, police here deta...

Cuba-USA: A New Hope for Human Rights

Robin Guittard | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Robin Guittard

The positive steps taken in the past weeks must absolutely translate into the full implementation of a new human-rights agenda. That is the only hope for real change.

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 them overn...

5 Human Rights Disasters Beyoncé And Jay-Z Could've Visited Instead Of Cuba

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Opponents of the Castro government were quick to pounce on musical power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z for visiting Cuba for an anniversary trip recently....

Cuba's Future Transition to Democracy Can Be a Success

András Simonyi | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
András Simonyi

2013-02-04-CTRlogo.jpgIt is too early to say how Hugo Chavez's passing will effect developments elsewhere in the region. One wonders first and foremost about the consequences on and in Cuba. It is a reminder to the Castro brothers that power is ephemeral.

We Cubans Are Allowed to Say "Christmas" Again, But "Human Rights" Remains a Dirty Word

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.10.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In the long list of the words forbidden in my childhood, there were two in particular that were censored: "Christmas" and "Human Rights."

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.