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Cuban Dissidents

'Cuba Outside Cuba'

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.23.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- When Cuban hunger striker Guillermo Farinas arrived in Miami, he said he was prepared to face rejection from radical members of the Cuban-Ame...

Leader Of Cuban Protest Group Receives Passport To Travel

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Cuban authorities granted a passport Friday to the leader of a protest group that received the European Union's top human rights prize in 2005, even a...

Cuban Dissidents Freed

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.19.2012 | World

HAVANA — One of Cuba's leading dissidents said Monday that she was released hours after being detained ahead of a weekly protest, but her husban...

Wilman Villar Mendoza: The Death of a Dissident

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

From the hole in the floor that serves as a toilet, a rat emerges and looks curiously at the curled up man lying there. Outside shouts are heard, metal banging, and the general noise of the Aguadores prison, one of the most feared in eastern Cuba.

The Country of Long Shadows

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

There are two men on the corner. One is wearing an earphone while the other peers into the door of a building. All the neighbors know perfectly well w...

The Threat of a Label: "Dissident"

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This article comes from the second issue of Voices, a new digital magazine from Cuba. A sugar-coated image shows Cuba as a country where social justi...

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margarita Alarcon

In the past few weeks a new letter-writing controversy has arisen between Cubans on either side of the straights.

Now Is the Time to Change U.S. Cuba Policy

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The restriction on American travel to Cuba not only limits our freedom, it actually prevents the presumed goal of our policy to open up Cuba. That's just plain dumb. And the same goes for our economic "boycott".

Second Cuban Hunger Striker, Guillermo Farinas, On the Verge of Death

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Like many dissidents, Guillermo 'Coco' Farinas used to believe in Fidel Castro's revolution. He risked his hide fighting in the isolated villages of Angola during the 1980s.

Raul Castro Regrets Death Of Dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro issued an unprecedented statement of regret Wednesday over the death of a jailed dissident after a lengthy ...

21st Century Slaves: Cuba and Obama's Hope

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luis Carlos Montalván

Today, the interests of international business, the U.S. government, and the Cuban populace coalesce around a single ideal: labor reform in Cuba.

Belinda Salas: Cuban Activist Beaten By Police

Christian Science Monitor | Sara Miller Llana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mexico City - On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Wednesday -- a day when Cuban dissidents traditionally g...