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Cubas Black Spring

12 Ex-Political Prisoners Submit Their Demands to Castro

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Hopefully life will surprise me and something will be done, and Perico will cease to be a village with a delightful name and become the place where words, civic conscience, and unity won over a stubborn and long-standing authoritarianism.

Alan Gross and the Cuban Five

John McAuliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John McAuliff

While Cuba had legal grounds for Alan Gross' arrest, its continued silence about actual charges is politically damaging to its larger interests.

Choices for Cuban Dissenters: Stigma, Prison or Exile

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

There are at least two hundred Cuban prisoners of conscience serving prison sentences for acts defined as common crimes, acts that would not be considered criminal in a country with a different political system, one more tolerant and more plural.

Cuban Regime Is the True Prisoner of Its Own Terror

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Black Spring 75, civic fighter Orlando Zapata, political prisoners and those who are disobedient are free. The Cuban regime is today the real prisoner, locked up in the very repression it generates.

A Cuban Political Prisoner Nears Death, Is the World Watching?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Zapata Tamayo is a black Cuban and a front-line opponent of the Castro dictatorship -- clear enough reasons for him to be punished. He's currently serving a 47-year sentence.

The Bricklayer's Art And The Contours of Freedom

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In Cuba, it is so easy to end up in prison, so short the road leading to a cell, we are all -- potentially -- convicts who pace the penitentiaries

An Imprisoned Journalist Blogs From Inside Castro's Gulag

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Today's guest blogger is Pablo Pacheco who was arrested during what has come to be called the Black Spring in 2003.