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The Cuban Exodus – Causes and Effects

The Cuban Exodus: Causes and Effects DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 30 Nov 2015 – 11:51 pm. The inexorable exodus of Cubans has become a crisis once again. While thousands of countrymen are stuck at the Costa Rica/Nicaragua border, the Government of Cuba chooses to deny the main cause. In recent months thousands of […] Continue reading

A Good Place for Killing Children and Living Peacefully

A Good Place for Killing Children and Living Peacefully / Dora Leonor Mesa Posted on July 23, 2015 In Cuba there are two ship sinkings that captured public opinion. One of them (1994), the ferryboat 13 de Marzo, was presented in 1996 to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (1,2,3). The other occurred years earlier […] Continue reading

A revisit to the Cuban Balsero crisis and the people who found freedom in America

Posted on Saturday, 08.16.14 A revisit to the Cuban Balsero crisis and the people who found freedom in America Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago recalls the stories of Cuban refugees she met two decades ago in the Guantánamo camps and how they carved out new lives in America. BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO FSANTIAGO@MIAMIHERALD.COM When the tiny […] Continue reading

Remembering the Tugboat Massacre of 1994

Remembering the Tugboat Massacre of 1994 / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on July 27, 2014 During the summer of 1994, death ruled with impunity in my country. During that period, Cuba, which had been a civilian graveyard for decades, more closely resembled the gallows. In the early hours of July 13, the whirlwind of […] Continue reading

The Massacre in Canimar River – 34th Anniversary

The Massacre in Canimar River: 34th Anniversary / By Enrisco in the Blog of Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on July 12, 2014 By Enrisco Today, July 6th, is the 34th anniversary of what is regarded as (only by a few certainly) as “The Massacre in Canimar River” because 14 years before the sinking of the […] Continue reading

Join HRF and DDC for “20 minutes of silence for 20 years of impunity”

Cuba: Join HRF and DDC for “20 minutes of silence for 20 years of impunity” [09-07-2014 00:01:00] Human Rights Foundation (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- NEW YORK (July 8, 2014)—Directorio Democrático Cubano (DDC) and the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) invite you to join in a symbolic act of peaceful protest in honor of the 20-year anniversary of the “13 […] Continue reading

On the 20th aniversary of the tugboat massacre

Cuba: On the 20th aniversary of the tugboat massacre [02-07-2014 09:55:43] Maria C. Werlau Directora Ejecutiva de la organización de derechos humanos sin fines de lucro Cuba Archive (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Summit, New Jersey. Among the most flagrant atrocities committed by the Castro regime in its long history of human rights’ abuses, two incidents stand out that […] Continue reading

Children Screaming

Children Screaming / Armando Anel, Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on June 30, 2014 By Armando Añel What happened can be briefly summarised: on July 13th 1994 – 17 years ago today – at the crack of dawn, 72 people tried to escape from the island in a tug. When they were some 12 km from […] Continue reading

Cuban exiles to commemorate tugboat drownings

Posted on Monday, 05.19.14 Cuban exiles to commemorate tugboat drownings THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — The 20th anniversary of the deaths of 41 Cubans trying to cross the Florida Straits is being remembered with a flotilla. The Miami Democracy Movement plans to announce details Wednesday for a July event commemorating the tragedy. The drownings occurred […] Continue reading

Rafters: A Neverending Story? / Jeovany J. Vega

Rafters: A Neverending Story? / Jeovany J. VegaJeovany J. Vega, Translator: Unstated The neverending story brings back bad omens. An official note from the Ministry of Interior – issued through the newspaper Granma on Friday – brings up again the perpetual drama of the rafters. This time 18 people were rescued off the coast of [...] Continue reading