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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.

Surprising Sentence for Angel Carromero for the Deaths of Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero in a Car Crash

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Angel Carromero has been sentenced to four years in prison for the traffic accident that killed two opponents of the regime, Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero.

They Tried to Strip Me, I Resisted, and Paid the Price

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.06.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

By the time they told me I was "being transferred to Havana," I could barely raise my eyelids and my tongue was practically hanging out of my mouth from the effects of prolonged thirst. However, I felt that I had won.

Dictatorships Are Like Rumplestiltskin: Call Them By Their Name and They Start to Crumble

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.06.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The sweat of the three women who put me into a police car still sticks to my skin and in my nostrils. Huge, hulking, ruthless, they took me into a windowless room where the broken fan only blew air towards them.

Secrecy Shrouds Upcoming Trial in the Case of Oswaldo Paya's Death

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.01.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Given the political background of the Carromero case, there is a visible anticipation in the international community and among island's dissident activists as to what may happen in this case.

Ángel Carromero, Driver of the Car in Which Payá and Cepero Died, Charged With Murder

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A lengthy editorial in Granma on Tuesday marked the beginning of legal proceedings for murder against Angel Carromero.

The Death of Oswaldo Payá and the Opposition in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.30.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In less than a year the Cuban opposition has lost two of its most important leaders.

Raúl Castro: "The Table Is Set for the United States"

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.25.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This is not the first time the current Cuban president has spoken of a possible dialog with his neighbor to the north. In reality, however, the official discourse continues to feed off confrontation with the White House.

At Oswaldo Payá's Funeral, His Daughter Honors Him: "We Do Not Seek Revenge, But We Thirst for the Truth"

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Today, in a humble family vault, lie the remains of a man who was the most promising leader of the Cuban dissidence. This is a hard blow to the country's democratic forces, and opens many questions about the future of the opposition movement.

Cuban Opposition Leader Oswaldo Payá Dies in Car Crash

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Gone, physically, is a politician of great importance for the political transition in the island, a prominent layman in the Catholic Church, and a man who was a bridge between the Cuban diaspora and the nation.

What Jimmy Carter Can't Change in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Carter recently met with Fidel Castro casually and at length in his living room. As before, Carter found points on which to praise the government, but it sounded more like diplomatic formalities than real points of consensus.

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...

The Embargo-Industrial Complex Finds a New Argument for Helping Cuba's Castros

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Paul Appell

After all these years of the stale same-old, same-old, the ideologues who've hijacked Washington's Cuba policy for the last couple of generations have managed to come up with a new and updated twist.