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Orlando Zapata Tamayo

Hugo Chavez's Medical Privacy Is Sacred, Mine Doesn't Exist

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Now, the same media officials who have used intrusion into medical records as an ideological tool, defend the secrecy over Hugo Chavez's state of health.

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.

Letting Cuban Prisoners Die During Hunger Strikes Doesn't Make Sense...

Matt Brady | Posted 03.31.2012 | World
Matt Brady

Letting prisoners die is a complete disregard for humanity but could also possibly be a tactic to remove "undesirables" from Cuban society. But why would the Cuban government choose to let them die? The answer rests in present-day Cuba.

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.

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.

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 ...

The Uncomfortable Anniversary of a Martyr's Death

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The village graveyards are picturesque and sad: whitewashed tombs with the sun beating down all day on their stones, and the dirt roads packed hard b...

Cuba's Joint Venture Phone Company, In Bed With the Censors

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Cubacel comports itself as if it is an accomplice to the ideologically motivated censorship; supporting a reprimand from the political police, it puts an error message on our screens.

Cuba, the Corporate Media and the Suicide of Orlando Zapata Tamayo

Salim Lamrani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salim Lamrani

The suicide of Orlando Zapata Tamayo is a tragedy. But to the corporate media, it is only useful in the media war against the Cuban government.

Scourge of the Castros: Cuba's Ladies Courageous

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

The peaceful protests of the Ladies in White has garnered worldwide attention and exposed the cruelty behind Cuba's carefully crafted international facade.

Che and the "Original Sin" of the Intellectuals

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Art for tourists in Cuba: Che is always prominently displayed Exclusive to Huffington Post. It's been said a thousand and one times: intellectuals ...

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.

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.

Zapata Lives!

Reina Luisa Tamayo Danger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reina Luisa Tamayo Danger

Much has been said in the Cuban regime's official media about my son Orlando Zapata Tamayo. The truth is that my son was allowed to die on a hunger strike he held to demand respect for his rights.

U.S. Media Misrepresents Cuba's Human Rights Record

Heidi Boghosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Heidi Boghosian

Infractions of human rights anywhere are unacceptable, but Cuban prison officials acted properly when Orlando Zapata Tamayo decided to go on a hunger strike.

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...

Leaked Photos Prevent Cuban Cover-Up

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The deaths of at least 26 psychiatric patients, from hunger and cold, at Havana's Mazorra psychiatric hospital, the death of the hunger striker Orland...

News of a Kidnapping... Mine [AUDIO]

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

We will reduce them to obedience to the law. Julio, lawyer More than 60 days ago I sent several Cuban institutions a complaint for illegal detention,...

Cuba's Revolutionary Heroes With Suitcases of Cash in Their Water Tanks?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The "historic" generation not only showed us how to live a complete masquerade, they have also sown the idea that the nation's coffers are managed like a personal wallet.

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...

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.

Does Zapata's Death Mark a Turning Point for Cuba?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Last week's death in prison of the human rights activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo continues to reverberate throughout Cuba and the world.

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.

Zapata's Death, Now There is Only Before and After

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Life never returns to normal, it does not go back to that time before the tragedy that now - illusorily - we evoke as a period of calm. I open my dat...

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 ...