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Martha Frayde Barraqué, a founder and leading figure of Cuba's human rights movement and a sharp critic of the Fidel and Raúl Castro governments for decades, died Wednesday in Madrid, Spain.
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Former UN Ambassador Bill Richardson has admitted to Newsmax that he "screwed up" in his 2011 to free U.S. prisoner Alan Gross, who has now been held in a Cuba for four years.
But as more and more islanders go into business for themselves under President Raul Castro's economic reforms, the ethos of capitalism is increasingly seeping into Cuban daily life, often in stark conflict with fundamental tenets of the Cuban Revolution.
The Cuban American community has been very effective in advocating for freedom in Cuba and the end of the apartheid Castro dictatorship and its crimes against humanity.
The chants of "Free Alan Gross!" were unlikely to reach the ears of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
If you like heavy metal and if you are an anti-Castro freedom loving individual, then you should tune in tonight to Cubanarama and Marta's online "live" interview with Nicholas Brennan.
LIDIA Sanchez Fujishiro has published a great little book about her grandfather, Kenichi Fujishiro, the only Japanese man to have settled in Santiago de Cuba, a century ago.
An image reviewed by the U.S. military shows a U.S. flag flying above a razorwire-topped fence at the Camp Six detention facility December 10, 2008 on U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
It has been impossible for the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C. to find a domestic or international bank with branches in the United States to operate the bank accounts of the Cuban diplomatic missions.
I got to know Fidel Castro back in 1997. You know the guy, that larger than life, Third World comic book hero, with the Michelangelo, Zeusian beard, the burnished, acacian savannah face, with his Groucho Marx cheroot, as big as a Coney Island footlong, protruding from his charismatic and wise-beyond-his-experiences smile.
Judy Gross, wife of Alan Gross, walks as she is interviewed before an event to mark his fourth year in prison in Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington.
Most Cubans were born under the punishments and conditions of the blockade exercised for more than half a century by the United States against the residents of the neighbouring little island.
On November 12th, the three of us traveled twelve hours by bus from Havana to reach HolguA n, site of the 9th International Colloquium for the Freedom of the Five.
As we have mentioned here every month when independent organizations on the island release the numbers of politically motivated arrests in Cuba, this is the true measure of the Castro dictatorship's "reforms."
In Castro's Cuba there is no greater crime than the belief that you have the right to think and express yourself freely.