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The Other Mariel

The Other Mariel / Iván García Iván García, 28 July 2016 — A woman with outlandish eye-glasses, reading a book in the back seat, and a sinewy mulatto who is chain-smoking and chatting up the driver on the approaching economic austerity are two of the six passengers in an old collective taxi that the chauffeur […] Continue reading

Cuban teen in the military returned to a certain death

Cuban teen in the military returned to a certain death BY HELEN AGUIRRE FERRÉHAGUIRREFERRE@GMAIL.COM 11/29/2014 2:00 PM 11/29/2014 7:00 PM Like most other 18-year-olds, Dayro Andino Leon was determined to find his own way in the world. For Dayro, that meant leaving his home and country. Living in Cuba’s police state was not what he […] Continue reading

13 Cuban migrants detained in Bahamas

Posted on Wednesday, 12.18.13 13 Cuban migrants detained in Bahamas BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Thirteen Cubans who left the island aboard a stolen fishing vessel were intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard and turned over to Bahamas authorities for likely deportation to Cuba, according to Coast Guard and other reports. Coast Guard spokesperson Marilyn […] Continue reading

Raicel Iglesias Detained Trying To Defect From Cuba

Raicel Iglesias Detained Trying To Defect From Cuba By Edward Creech [September 29, 2013 at 1:30pm CST] Right-hander Raicel Iglesias has been detained by Cuban authorities for attempting to defect, three sources have told Diario De Cuba (h/t Ben Badler of Baseball America). An employee of the Dirección de Deportes en Nueva Gerona confirmed Iglesias […] Continue reading

Granma journalist takes refuge in Miami

Posted on Friday, 09.21.12 Journalism in Cuba Granma journalist takes refuge in Miami By Juan Carlos Chavez jcchavez@elnuevoherald.com The news editor of the official Cuban daily newspaper Granma defected a week ago during a business trip to Mexico and is now living in Miami. Mairelys Cuevas Gómez, 27, traveled to Mexico authorized by the paper's […] Continue reading

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

Cuba Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 8, 2006 Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations, the [...] Continue reading