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President Obama: In Search of a Creative Policy Towards Cuba

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

With the emergence of autonomous civil society and a significant market-oriented sector in Cuba, the U.S. insistence that the embargo is against the Castro government, not the people, becomes contradictory.

Raul Castro Avoids the Ibero-American Summit in Cadiz

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.17.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Raul Castro travels little and when he does he prefers politically like-minded countries. His absence in Cadiz was expected, as he has never gone to any Ibero-American summits. Perhaps he prefers to avoid possible critiques of the state of human rights on the island.

Hunger Strikes: Do They Work or Not?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Cuban opposition won this round, one to zero.

30 Cuban Hunger Strikers Win Release of an Opponent

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Although the neighborhood was calm, cars parked on both sides of the street sheltered men who closely inspected everyone who approached. Inside the house the feeling was one of relief, of victory.

25 Cuban Dissidents Launch a Hunger Strike

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

As of Wednesday afternoon a total of 21 men and four women were among those refusing to ingest food. Nine of them are in prison.

2011 in Cuba, a Year Already Remote

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

On Saint Sylvester night few homes displayed parties or music, at least in Havana. But I felt relief that the year was ending. Of 2011, with its advances overstated by propaganda and its setbacks silenced, once was enough.

Orlando Zapata Tamayo: On The First Anniversary of His Death for Human Rights in Cuba [VIDEO]

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Luis Felipe Rojas My guest blogger today is Luis Felipe Rojas, from Holguin in eastern Cuba. Luis's blog, Crossing the Barbed Wire, has been shining ...

Cuban Dissident Detained, Freed, For Second Time

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — A well-known Cuban dissident was in and out of police custody repeatedly Friday in a cat-and-mouse game with authorities, who told him ...

A Political Prize, Unjustly Awarded

Salim Lamrani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salim Lamrani

It is worth reviewing the personal journey of Guillermo Fariñas and his entrance into the world of dissidence in Cuba, before evoking the politicization of the Sakharov Prize.

Cuban Guillermo Farinas Awarded European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Photo: Guillermo Farinas with a few of the Ladies in White, taken during his successful hunger strike to free Cuba's political prisoners. It's diff...

Guillermo Farinas, Cuban Dissident, Awarded EU Human Rights Prize

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

STRASBOURG, France — The European Parliament awarded its annual human rights prize on Thursday to Guillermo Farinas, the Cuban dissident whose 1...

Just Following Orders

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

An acquaintance of my mother, who lives very near to a Lady in White, told her that they are under orders not to assault these women in light clothing with gladioli in their hands.

Cuban Hunger Striker Suspends Fast for Prisoner Release, Waits for Regime to Act (PHOTOS)

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Minutes before taking his first drink of water, Farinas wrote out a statement announcing the suspension of his strike, a suspension that will become final if the government fulfills its promise of freeing the prisoners.

Sign for Freedom

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Special to Huffington Post. Never before has a document managed to collect so many signatures calling for improvements in human rights in Cuba. Wha...

Cuba's Dissidents Are Speaking Up: Is Congress Listening?

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Stephens

Seventy-four of Cuba's most politically prominent dissidents have signed a letter to Members of the U.S. Congress asking them to support legislation to legalize travel to Cuba for all Americans and to increase sales of U.S. food to the island.

World Opinion Joins to Mourn, and Save, the Lives of Cuba's Hunger Strikers

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Seven years ago this week, as the world was distracted by the start of the war of in Iraq, the Cuban regime rounded up 75 journalists and other democr...

Farinas Continues Hunger Strike for Release of Ill Political Prisoners in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Guillermo "Coco" Farinas is on a hunger and thirst strike in Cuba for the release of political prisoners who are ill.